We value your comfort & safety. Learn About Our COVID Protocols
Dental Arts of Florida
7645 Gate Parkway, #103, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Request Appointment
Emergencies

All-On-4 Dental Implants in Jacksonville, FL

All-On-4 Dental Implants

Restorative Dentistry

Dental Implants in Jacksonville, FL

Missing teeth can significantly impact your confidence, smile aesthetics, and even your ability to eat comfortably. If you're looking for a permanent solution to replace all your missing teeth in an upper or lower arch, All-on-4 dental implants might be the answer you've been searching for. At Dental Arts of Florida, we're proud to offer All-on-4 dental implants in Jacksonville, FL.  Our experienced and compassionate dental professionals will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring a comfortable and successful experience.

What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?

Made from zirconia, all-on-4 dental implants provide a permanent, fixed solution for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth (upper or lower) with just four strategically placed implants. Unlike traditional dentures that often rely on adhesives for stability, Zirconia all-on-4 implants offer exceptional durability and function.

Why Zirconia Implants are Better

These implants are designed to last longer due to their resilient materials, minimizing wear and tear. Because of their increased longevity, we confidently offer a 5-year warranty on the teeth (teeth only, not the implants). Additionally, Zirconia all-on-4 implants require less maintenance as food particles and bacteria have difficulty adhering to their smooth surfaces.

This innovative dental solution restores your smile and enhances comfort and convenience, providing a reliable alternative to traditional dentures.

All-On-4 Dental Implants
Suitable Candidate For All-On-4 Dental Implants

Am I a Suitable Candidate for All-on-4 Dental Implants?

Consulting with Dr. Tepedino at Dental Arts of Florida can help determine your candidacy. Here are some key factors we consider:

  • Overall Health: Placing implants often requires anesthesia. So, being in good health and able to undergo surgery is crucial. Patients with diabetes or those on antidepressants may have a higher risk of implant failure.
  • Oral Health: Gum disease or other oral health issues need treatment before implant surgery. While a history of gum disease doesn't automatically disqualify you, it can increase the risk of failure.
  • Bone Density: During your consultation, we'll assess your jawbone density. Most patients won't have issues, but a bone graft might be necessary if bone density is low.
  • Lifestyle Habits: Smoking can significantly increase the risk of implant failure. If you smoke, quitting (at least during the procedure and healing) is highly recommended.

What are the Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants?

  • All-on-4 implants are designed to seamlessly integrate with your facial structure, providing a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
  • With a secure and stable smile, you can eat, speak, and laugh confidently, knowing your teeth won't slip or shift.
  • All-on-4 implants prevent bone loss in the jaw, a common issue with missing teeth. They also promote better oral hygiene by eliminating the need for bulky dentures that can trap food particles.
  • All-on-4 implants are made of high-quality titanium, which is incredibly strong and durable. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.
  • Traditional dentures can sometimes affect speech clarity. All-on-4 implants function like natural teeth, allowing you to speak clearly and confidently.
  • Unlike dentures, which can be uncomfortable and require frequent adjustments, all-on-4 implants are permanent and feel natural in the mouth.
  • In many cases, All-on-4 implants can be placed without the need for bone grafting procedures, thanks to the strategic placement of the implants.

All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure

At Dental Arts of Florida, we take a patient-centered approach to All-on-4® treatment. Here's a general overview of the process:

Step 1: Consultation

The first step is your consultation appointment. At this time, Dr. Fred Tepedino will examine your mouth and take images. He will address any questions and concerns you may have. If you have dental anxiety, you will want to let us know at this time so that we can explain our sedation options. We will create a customized treatment plan based on your condition and treatment goals. If you require additional procedures, such as periodontal treatment or extractions, we will schedule those. During your exam, the office staff will work with your insurance provider to determine your coverage and provide you with a quote. We will explain our financing options if you do not have insurance or have inadequate coverage.

Step 2: Mouth Prep

Some patients require additional procedures, such as extractions and/or periodontal treatment, before implant placement. If you have active periodontitis and do not treat it, you could end up with infected implants- which could result in implant failure. Once these procedures are completed, we will take an impression of your mouth and send it to the lab to fabricate your overdenture.

Step 3: Implant Surgery

We provide local anesthesia for the surgery. However, if you have dental anxiety, we can offer sedation. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the implants will be placed. Two will be placed in the back of the jaw at a 45° angle, and two in the front straight up and down. The angled implants in the back provide the stability required to mount the overdenture.

Step 4: Prosthesis Fitting

In some situations, the prosthesis can be fitted on the same day the implants are installed. If, for some reason, this is not possible, we will place a temporary prosthesis to wear for 3 to 6 months while healing and osseointegration occur. Then, your permanent prosthetic will be placed.

Why Choose Dental Arts of Florida for All-on-4 Dental Implants in Jacksonville, FL?

Choosing the right dental clinic for your All-On-4 dental implants in Jacksonville, FL, is crucial for ensuring the success of your treatment. At Dental Arts of Florida, we pride ourselves on offering:

Expertise and Experience

Our team of dental professionals has extensive experience and training in performing All-On-4 implant procedures. We stay updated with the latest advancements in dental technology to provide you with the best possible care.

State-of-the-Art Facility

Our clinic has advanced dental technology and modern facilities to ensure precise diagnostics and effective treatment. We use 3D imaging and computer-guided implant placement to achieve optimal results.

Personalized Care

We understand that every patient is unique, and we take the time to understand your specific needs and goals. Our personalized approach ensures your treatment plan is tailored to provide the best outcome.

Comfort and Convenience

We prioritize your comfort and strive to make your experience pleasant. From our friendly staff to our relaxing office environment, we are committed to providing a positive experience for every patient.

Comprehensive Services

In addition to All-On-4 dental implants, we offer a wide range of dental services to address all your oral health needs. From routine checkups to complex restorative procedures, we are your one-stop solution for comprehensive dental care.

How Much Does All-on-4 Dental Implants Cost?

On average, the all-on-4 dental implant cost is approximately $20,599 per arch. However, prices can range from as low as $12,000 to as high as $50,000. The higher end of the spectrum often includes additional procedures such as bone grafting to reinforce the jawbone. Costs can vary depending on several factors, including the region of the country, the level of competition in the local market, and the quality of materials used in the implants.

What to Eat After All-on-4 Dental Implant Surgery?

Ensuring proper nutrition is crucial for healing after a surgical procedure, even though eating might seem challenging initially.

  1. Stick to a soft, non-chew diet to promote recovery during the initial healing period.
  2. Recommended foods include:
    • Eggs
    • Fish
    • Oatmeal
    • Pudding
    • Well-cooked pasta
    • Applesauce
    • Protein shakes
    • Mashed potatoes
  3. Choose foods that can be cut with the side of a plastic fork, which is safe to eat with your new bridge.
  4. Avoid hard or chewy foods to ensure proper implant healing.
  5. Drink plenty of water, tea, or Gatorade to support healing.

 

Important: Do not use straws for drinking after your procedure.

All-On-4 Dental Implant Surgery

Restore Your Smile with All-on-4 Dental Implants in Jacksonville, FL

If you're ready to transform your smile with All-On-4 dental implants in Jacksonville, FL, contact Dental Arts of Florida today. Our team is here to answer any questions and guide you through every step of the process. Don't let missing teeth hold you back any longer – schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a beautiful, confident smile.

FAQs

Maintaining your All-on-4 dental implants is similar to caring for natural teeth, but with a few extra steps:

  • Clean with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste twice daily, reaching all surfaces of the implants and bridge.
  • Since flossing under the bridge can be tricky, consider using a floss threader or a Waterpik with a low-pressure setting. These tools help remove plaque and debris between the implants and under the bridge.
  • Rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash after brushing to freshen your breath and kill bacteria.
  • Don't forget to clean your tongue! Brushing or scraping your tongue helps reduce bacteria contributing to bad breath and gum problems.
  • Schedule checkups and professional cleanings with your dentist every six months. This allows them to monitor your implant health, address early concerns, and ensure your All-on-4s function optimally.

The implants act like anchors in your jawbone, firmly holding your overdenture. This means your dentist can altogether remove it for cleanings, but you won't have to take it out yourself, and it won't budge during daily activities.

While dental implants boast a high success rate of around 98% and can last over 25 years, the attached denture (overdenture) typically needs replacement after ten years.

All-on-4 implants require a different flossing technique than natural teeth. Here's how to do it effectively:

  • This tool helps guide the floss under the bridge and between the implants. It is available at most drugstores.
  • Slide the floss carefully between the implant and gum tissue, avoiding forceful movements.
  • Once in place, move the floss up and down along the implant surface on both sides, removing any trapped food particles.
  • Floss each implant thoroughly, following the same steps.

Before and After

TOP-RATED Florida DENTIST

Love the customer service and professionalism of the staff. Great location, convenient and typically able to get appointments in a matter of days.

Tanya Philyaw
Image

Great office staff and exemplary care. Same day appointments for urgent issues and state of the art office. Also handles most dental concerns. Highly recommended.

Laurel Groff
Image

I Thought Dr Trepidino was first class professional and knew what he was doing... Very polite. And kind. And his staff were gregarious folks as well..

Troy Wilson
Image

Fantastic Staff, great job taking care of the patient to make sure they are comfortable at all times. Doctor is amazing. Can't say enough about this Dentist.

Dan Simon
Image
View More Testimonials

Get To Know Your Doctor

Fred Tepedino, DMD

Specializes in General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Dr. Fred Tepedino comes from a long line of dentists spanning four generations. He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University and graduated with Honors in Periodontology. Always furthering his education and abilities, Dr. Tepedino continued his surgical training to achieve a Fellowship with The International Dental Implant Association and training in Advanced Alveolar Reconstruction. Taking the time to listen to his patients and hear their perspective on their oral health and dental needs, Dr. Tepedino establishes trust and rapport with them. Ever a perfectionist, Dr. Tepedino provides a high level of care and skill that truly set his practice apart.

Meet Dr. Fred Tepedino
You Can Count on Us for Your Dental Needs

Why Dental Arts of Florida?

Open All Week (except Wednesdays)

Weekend Surgeries

Specialists in Same Location

Free Consultations

Emergencies

Expert Care

How To Find us

Our Location

7645 Gate Parkway, Suite 103 Jacksonville, FL 32256
Fax: (904) 998-6650
Email: info@dentalartsfl.com
Dental Arts of Florida

Dental Arts of Florida

Office Hours
Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
By Appointment Only
Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm
New Patient Only: (904) 822-9786
All Other Callers: (904) 998-9820

Any Questions?
Send us a Message!

  • Hidden
    MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hidden
    MM slash DD slash YYYY

Privacy Policy: We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe.
Please call us at (904) 822-9786‬  if you have any problems with the form.
Subscribe To Our Newsletter!

Hidden
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Hidden
MM slash DD slash YYYY

© 2024 Dental Arts of Florida. General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, Jacksonville, FL. | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy
crossmenu Skip to content