Millions of people are missing at least one tooth, with many of those missing most or all of their natural teeth. While it may not seem like a big deal, this can lead to many oral and overall health issues.
According to the American Dental Association, dental implants are the best option because they are the most like natural teeth. However, due to this, they are also the most expensive. Conventional dentures are the most affordable but have many disadvantages.
Smoke Rise Dental offers a hybrid solution: All-on-4 dental implants. In this article, we’ll explain All-on-4 dental implants and how they can put you on the path to a beautiful smile.
What is All-on-4 Dental Implants?
The All-on-4 dental implant system combines the affordability of conventional dentures with the stability of dental implants. This tooth replacement solution supports a full arch of teeth with 4 strategically placed dental implants. This system is often referred to as “teeth in a day” because most patients are able to leave with a temporary prosthesis on the same day as implant placement.
Two of the implants are placed near the front of the jaw, while two are placed in the rear at an angle. The angled placement provides a stronger bite force. Once the prosthesis is secured, only the dentist will be able to remove it. This offers a much more natural look and feel than conventional dentures.
How much do All-on-4 dental implants cost?
The average cost of All-on-4 dental implants is around $12,000 to $24,000 per arch or $24,000 to $50,000 for both. Your dental insurance may cover a portion of treatment. our office staff will work with your provider to determine your coverage.
Factors Affecting All-on-4 Dental Implant Costs
There are several factors that can have an impact on the cost of All-on-4 dental implants, including:
Experience/expertise of the provider
A newer dentist will typically have lower fees than one who has been practicing for some time. However, it’s important to note that due to their lack of experience, there is a higher risk of complications. A dentist who is trained in implantology will cost more than one who is not trained in this area, but the risk of complications is lower.
If you have remaining natural teeth that are damaged/decayed, we will need to extract those before implants can be placed. Additionally, if you have jawbone deterioration, you may need a bone graft (lower jaw) or sinus lift (upper jaw) to create a stable base for your implants and to avoid damaging the sinus cavity.
Location of Provider
The geographical location of the provider has an impact on the cost of any procedure. A clinic in a rural area often has lower fees than one in a larger metropolitan area.
Implant placement is typically done under local anesthesia. However, Smoke Rise Dental offers sedation options for patients who need it.
Number of Implants
The standard number of implants for All-on-4 is four, which is included in the fee. However, some patients require more due to the size or density of their jawbone.
Typically, titanium implants are used because they have been proven safe. However, there are some trace metals used in titanium that may trigger an allergic reaction in some patients. In these cases, zirconia will be used, which is a type of ceramic.
Dental Insurance Coverage
Some dental insurance providers will cover a portion of dental implant treatment, while others will not. This is typically determined on a case-by-case basis. Our office staff will work with your provider to determine your coverage.
Financing Options to Support All-on-4 Dental Implants Cost
We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, HSA/FSA benefits, and dental financing to cover the fee. We work with LendingClub and CareCredit financing, which allow you to spread out your payments for up to 60 months. Both offer no and low-interest plans for patients who qualify and there are no penalties if you pay it off before your term is over.
Schedule Your All-on-4 Dental Implants Consultation at Smoke Rise Dental Today
If you are among the millions of American adults missing most or all of your natural teeth, consider scheduling a no-obligation consultation with Smoke Rise Dental.
While we highly recommend dental implants, we understand that cost can be a barrier. This is why many of our patients choose All-on-4 dental implants. This option provides the stability of dental implants with the affordability of conventional dentures. In addition to tooth replacement, we offer a variety of other dental services for your whole family including preventive, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency.