All-on-4 Dental Implants give you the look and feel of natural teeth with the stability of fixed implants. Ordinary dentures sit on top of your gums, without stimulating bone growth. They can slip and cause sores and discomfort. All-on-4 dental implants are not only securely fixed, but there’s no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating is more comfortable and food tastes better.
The ‘sunken look’, that happens when teeth are lost, is due to the loss of bone in the jaw. When dental implants are put into place, to anchor your dentures, bone begins to grow around the implant. This process is called osseointegration. Osseointegration not only keeps your implants secure, but it also fills out the part of the jaw that would have ‘sunken’ without support of the bone. All-on-4s combine the security of Dental Implants with the cost effectiveness of Dentures.
What Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of a single dental implant, in the the U.S., averages between $1000-$3000 per implant, according to the Dental Implant Cost Guide.
All-on-4 Dental Implants require four implants to secure the bottom arch and four implants for the top arch. The total cost includes the cost of the implants, the dentures, plus any additional procedures that may need to be done, such as x-rays or tooth extraction. Costs also vary according to where the implant is done (they’re usually more expensive in large cities).
Replacing a complete set of teeth with Dental Implants may be an option for some patients, but not for all patients, and are not as cost effective as All-on-4s.
The All-on-4s Procedure
All-on-4s can be placed on the top arch, the bottom arch or both.
Four implants are placed in the arch and the dentures secured to the implants.
When the implant is put into place, the body begins the process of osseointegration. This process takes a few weeks, but you will not be without teeth. A temporary set of dentures will be made for you to wear until the implants are fully integrated.
When the dental implants are secure, your permanent dentures will be put into place.
Dr. Stone and his team will be with you during every phase of the procedure.
The Advantage of All-on-4s vs Dentures:
|Anchored in place by Dental Implants||Slip and slide; can cause sores on gums|
|Feel like natural teeth||Can feel awkward, especially upper denture plate that covers palate|
|No adhesive needed||Adhesive needed|
|Implants stimulate bone growth||Bone loss, leading to sunken facial features|
|Able to eat and drink, as with natural teeth||Can interfere with proper chewing, taste and speech, especially if not fitted properly|
|Care is the same as for natural teeth||Must be removed for care|
|Can last a lifetime, with proper care||May need to be redone because of change in jaw structure|
|No special cleaners needed||Cost of cleaners and adhesives add to cost of dentures, especially over time|
The Perfect Fit, The Right Price
Dr. Stone is expert at making and fitting perfect All-on-4 dentures. Our Onsite Laboratory helps lower the cost of All-on-4s and ensures that you get the most beautiful and comfortable teeth possible.
Getting All-on-4s is an investment in you appearance and your overall health. It’s important to work with a Prosthodontist, like Dr. Stone, who has the aesthetic sensibility, experience and skill to create your perfect smile.
Dental plans vary in their payment toward dentures and dental implants. We work with CareCredit to help patients who need financial assistance. Dr. Stone and his staff will work with you from your first visit through the completion of your treatment.
Contact Us for a free consultation to see if All-in-4s are right for you.