All-on-4Dental Implants

Millions of Americans in the United States are missing all of their teeth. This number is expected to increase dramatically within the next decade. However, you do not have to live with missing teeth- you do have options. We offer several at Luminescence Dentistry in Dallas. One of our popular tooth replacement solutions is All-on-4 dental implants.
All-on-4 dental implants is a tooth replacement solution that utilizes 4 dental implants (two placed in the front and 2 placed in the back at a 45° angle). The implants provide a stable base for the prosthetic, restoring natural aesthetics and function while also preserving oral health.

Who Should Consider All-on-4?

If you’re interested in finding out if you should consider All-on-4, schedule your consultation with the team at Luminescence Dentistry today. We will evaluate your condition and determine if this is the best option or if perhaps one of our other tooth replacement solutions might be better. Typically, we offer this tooth replacement for patients who are missing all of their teeth on one or both arches. If you have a few remaining teeth that are damaged, we may recommend extraction of those teeth to allow for All-on-4.

This option is appropriate for patients with bone loss because the implants don’t require a lot of bone. In fact, a lot of our patients need jawbone reduction surgery to accommodate the prosthesis.
Patients who have struggled with traditional dentures may find All-on-4 a much better option. The best thing to do is schedule your consultation and let the team evaluate your condition and make their recommendations.

Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4 dental implants offer several benefits over other tooth replacement options, including:

Looks natural

Since the prosthesis is custom-created to fit your mouth, it will look natural. Instead of sitting on top of the gums like traditional dentures, it is attached to dental implants inserted into the jawbone. The implants act as tooth roots, creating a stable base.

Preserves oral health

Since this tooth replacement solution utilizes dental implants, you do not have to worry about jaw deterioration. This will also keep your natural facial shape.

Improve functioning

Dental implants provide a stable, supportive base for your prosthesis, improving overall jawfunctioning. This allows you to return to a normal diet without having to deal with pain from missing/damaged teeth.

Fewer surgeries/shorter recovery

If you replaced each tooth with a single dental implant, you would need to have several surgeries and a very long recovery period. All-on-4 can be completed with one surgery.

All-on-4 Dental Implants Procedure

The process of All-on-4 is similar to that of traditional dental implants. The surgery itself is the only major difference. Most of the work is done in the very beginning. Here is what the All-on-4 dental implants procedure looks like:


Just like all of our other dental procedures, All-on-4 starts with a consultation. We are conveniently located at 5015 Tracy St., Suite 101 in Dallas, TX. During your consultation, the team will evaluate your condition with a comprehensive exam and x-rays. At this time, we will also determine if you require additional treatment, such as a bone graft or sinus lift.
If you have questions or concerns, we welcome you to bring them up. We will also discuss your personal goals for treatment. We strongly believe that you should be involved in your treatment, so we will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.

Mouth Prep

Every patient is different and will have different needs, so this step will not look the same for everyone. Dental implants have a 95% success rate. However, if you have issues that are left untreated, you may end up in that 5% that fail.
The most common procedures required are extractions and periodontal treatment. If you have active periodontitis that is not addressed, you could end up with an infection which could lead to implant failure. Periodontal treatment involves scaling and root planing. You can avoid periodontal treatment by having the teeth extracted .
Once these procedures are complete, we will make an impression of your mouth so that the lab can fabricate your denture. You will be given a few weeks to heal from these procedures before the implants are placed.

Implant Placement

Most patients only require local anesthesia for implant placement. However, if you have dental anxiety, we do offer sedation dentistry. You will want to discuss this during your consultation so that we can include it in your treatment plan. We will be placing 4 implants in your jaw. Two will be placed in the front, straight up and down, and the other two will be placed in the back at a 45° angle. This will provide enough support for the entire arch.

Fitting of the Prosthesis

Most of the time, we can fit your prosthesis on the same day that we do your implants, depending on the condition of your mouth. If necessary, you will be given a temporary prosthesis to wear while your implants heal, which typically takes about 6 months. Once you have completely healed, your permanent prosthesis will be placed.

Cost of All-on-4 Dental Implants

Research shows that the average cost of All-on-4 dental implants is $29,500, based on a low of $8,000 and a high of $50,000. The cost depends on several factors:
●     Whether you get one or both arches
●     Use of anesthesia
●     Additional procedures required
●     Dental insurance coverage

Since All-on-4 dental implants are more than a cosmetic procedure, dental insurance should cover a portion of treatment. Our office staff will contact your provider and find out about your coverage during your consultation visit. We will provide you with a cost breakdown before proceeding with treatment.
We never want your finances to dictate whether or not you can pursue treatment, so we will work with you to create a plan that fits with your budget.

Why Choose Luminescence Dentistry

Dr. Tyagi received his dental degree in 2012 from the University of California San Francisco. He moved to Dallas, where he practiced general dentistry in private practice for 7 years. He recently completed a 3-year residency in prosthodontics at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey. He is highly experienced in full-mouth rehabilitation, dental implants, and smile makeovers. He will work with you to build a treatment plan to create your perfect smile.

Schedule Your All-on-4 Consultation Today

If you are missing all of your teeth in one or both arches, or you only have a few remaining teeth that are beyond repair, consider All-on-4 dental implants. This tooth replacement solution looks the most natural, improves oral function, preserves oral health, and requires fewer surgeries and a shorter recovery time.
Schedule your consultation with the team at Luminescence Dentistry in Dallas today to find out if you qualify for this tooth replacement solution.

All-on-4 Dental Implants FAQs

If you’re like most of our patients at Luminescence Dentistry, you have many questions about All-on-4. Some of the most common questions we get are:

What makes All-on-4 different than traditional dentures?

All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution that looks, feels, and functions more like natural teeth. Since the prosthesis is held in place with implants, you can bite with normal force, meaning you can enjoy your favorite foods. Also, since they are not resting directly on your gums like dentures, you do not have to worry about pain and discomfort. Also, they won’t move around in your mouth, so you don’t have to be concerned that they will fall out when you are eating or socializing with your loved ones.

How do I care for All-on-4 dental implants?

You will care for your All-on-4 dental implants just like your natural teeth. They are secured in place with the implants, so they are a permanent part of your mouth. When you visit the dentist every 6 months for your exam and cleaning, they will remove the prosthesis and check for any issues. If everything is in good condition, the prosthesis will be reattached. This doesn’t take any longer than a standard appointment.

How long does All-on-4 last?

All-on-4 is designed to last for 25+ years with proper care and maintenance. This means practicing proper oral hygiene, including brushing twice daily and flossing once. You should also use an alcohol-free mouthwash. In addition, visit the clinic every 6 months for an exam and cleaning.

Can my prosthetic be repaired?

Yes, if your prosthetic is damaged due to trauma, the prosthesis can be repaired. The type of repair will depend on the nature of the damage.