All-On-4 Dental Implants In Clearwater, FL

All-On-4 Dental Implants Clearwater

Tooth loss is common among adults in the United States. Millions of adults are missing all or most of their natural teeth. There are many reasons for this including:

However, regardless of the reason, it’s important to replace missing teeth to avoid any future oral or overall health issues. Baker Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Clearwater offers several options including All-on-4 dental implants.

Why Choose Baker Cosmetic & Family Dentistry In Clearwater, FL for All-on-4 Implants?

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Dr. Baker and the team at Baker Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Clearwater, FL provide excellent dental care in a comfortable environment. We believe that you should work with a team that can support all aspects of your oral health. We also work with patients of all ages, which means we can be your one-stop shop for your entire family’s dental needs.

Dr. Baker has undergone extensive training in dental implants, endodontics, aesthetic dentistry, and more. He is always learning more about the latest in dental technology and implementing it into his practice. He also strives to ensure optimal comfort for all patients in all procedures.

What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?

All-on-4 dental implants is a system for replacing a full arch of missing teeth with 4 dental implants. The implants are strategically placed in the jaw to provide the most natural appearance and functionality.

Who Is The Right Candidate For All-On-4 Implants?

The All-on-4 dental implant system is the best option for patients who are missing all or most of their teeth in one or both arches. If you have remaining teeth that are healthy and strong, other tooth replacement options may be recommended. On the other hand, if your remaining teeth are unhealthy or decayed/damaged, extraction will be recommended.

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Average Cost of All-on-4 Implants

All-on-4 dental implants are more affordable than replacing each tooth with a single dental implant. On average, All-on-4 costs about $12,000 per arch or $24,000 for both. However, this may be higher depending on several factors including additional procedures required, the type of implant and prosthesis chosen, the location of the clinic, the experience/expertise of the dentist, as well as others. In some cases, the cost may rise to $25,000 per arch or $50,000 for both.

Advantages of All-on-4 Dental Implants

There are several advantages of All-on-4 dental implants over other options, including:

Shorter treatment time

All-on-4 dental implants offer a shorter treatment time because the rear implants are placed at an angle. This avoids the need for bone grafts and encourages healing. In addition, this allows the implants to be immediately loaded instead of having to wait for healing to take place.

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All-on-4 dental implants offer a more natural appearance than conventional dentures or dental bridges.

Improved, immediate function

In most cases, the prosthetic is placed at the same time as the implants. This allows immediate functionality with very little dietary changes. You should stick to soft foods for a few weeks as you get used to your new teeth.
Additionally, since All-on-4 dental implants are fixed in place, they look, feel, and function like natural teeth. You will be able to brush and floss your teeth as normal instead of having to remove them every night for cleaning.


Once you are fully healed, this tooth replacement is stronger than conventional dentures or bridges. They allow you to eat your favorite foods and you won’t have to worry about them slipping and sliding or falling out when eating or speaking.
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Procedure for All-on-4 Dental Implants

Research has shown that the All-on-4 system is a safe, effective method for replacing missing teeth for most patients. Here’s what you can expect from this procedure:

The first step is the initial consultation. During this visit, the dentist will perform a comprehensive exam including imaging. In addition, your oral and overall health conditions and habits will be discussed. This will determine if you are eligible for the procedure.

If you qualify for this treatment, we will start with prep procedures including extractions, gum disease treatment, and bone grafting if necessary. If you do not require prep procedures, the implants will be placed.
All-on-4 requires the placement of 4 dental implants. Two of these are placed near the front of the jaw and two are placed in the back. The two back implants are placed at an angle, which provides a stronger bite force than traditional implants.
In most cases, once the implants are in place, a temporary prosthesis will be placed. This is the primary reason that this procedure is also known as “teeth in a day”.
While you will leave the clinic with a full set of teeth, it’s important to stick to a soft food diet. This will help you avoid causing implant failure by damaging the implants or causing them to shift as the jawbone heals around and fuses with them.
Once the jawbone is fully healed, you can return to the office to have the permanent prosthesis placed.
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All-on-4 vs. Other Dental Implant Options

While the All-on-4 system is a great option for most patients in Clearwater, it may not always be the best option. Some other options include:

Endosteal/Subperiosteal Implants

In some cases, single dental implants are the best option. There are two types of implants: endosteal and subperiosteal.

Endosteal implants are placed in the jawbone, while subperiosteal implants are placed in the gum, but not into the jawbone. Single implants can be used to replace a single tooth or for full mouth restoration. In most cases, the implants will need to heal before the crowns can be placed.

Immediate Load Implants

Immediate load implants are an appropriate option for patients who have adequate jawbone density. In this case, the implant and crown will be placed at the same time.


Dentures are designed to sit on top of the gums, secured with denture adhesive. For many years, this was the primary option for tooth replacement. While effective for many patients, dentures are a good option. However, they are known to slip and slide around in the mouth- and may fall out.

Dentures must be removed daily for cleaning and must be replaced or relined every few years due to continued jawbone deterioration.

Dental Bridges

This is a common option for patients who are missing several missing teeth in a row. In most cases, the adjacent teeth are used to anchor the bridge in place. Dental bridges are a fixed replacement option.

Aftercare Maintenance

One of the major advantages of the All-on-4 system is that you leave the clinic with a full set of teeth instead of having to wait for the jawbone to fuse with the implants. However, it is still advisable to stick with a soft food diet for a few weeks until healing does occur.

Once you return to the clinic for your permanent prosthesis, there are no special care considerations for your new teeth.
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Interested in Learning More? Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Baker Today

All-on-4 is an affordable option for permanently replacing a full arch of missing teeth with 4 dental implants. There are several advantages of this solution including shorter treatment time, enhanced appearance, increased bite force, and more.
If you are missing all or most of your teeth and considering your tooth replacement options, schedule your consultation with Dr. Baker today. He has extensive training in tooth replacement solutions including dental implants.

We are located on Icot Boulevard in Clearwater. Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Friday by appointment only.

FAQs on All-on-4 Implants

Dr. Baker and the team at Baker Cosmetic and Family Dentistry will work with you to ensure that you understand your condition and the recommended treatments. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to bring them up so that we can address them. Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions.
All-on-4 dental implants do not require any special cleaning considerations. Simply brush and floss as usual.
All-on-4 dental implants is also known as “teeth in a day”, because the implants and prosthesis will be placed on the same day. Typically, it takes about 30 minutes to place an implant.
If the prosthesis is properly seated on the implants, food will not get stuck under the implants. If you do have problems with food getting stuck under the prosthesis, contact the dentist right away to have it resolved.
The All-on-4 implant system supports a full arch of teeth, which is usually 8 to 10 teeth, with 4 dental implants
The failure rate of All-on-4 dental implants is 5% to 10%. Typically, failure is due to either working with an inexperienced surgeon, improper aftercare, or underlying oral or overall health conditions.
All-on-4 supports a full arch of teeth with 4 dental implants, while All-on-6 requires 6 dental implants to support a full arch. The best one for you depends on the size and condition of your jaw. If you have a larger-than-average jaw or if you have some jawbone deterioration, you may need 6 implants.
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