Millions of adults are missing most or all of their teeth. One of the most popular tooth restoration options is All-on-4 dental implants because they look, feel, and function more like natural teeth. In this article, we'll explain more about what All-on-4 dental implants are, as well as the All-on-4 Dental Implants cost and its factors that impact the cost.
inserted into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root
connects the implant to the crown
sits on top of the gum, replacing the visible portion of the missing tooth
Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or as a support for a dental bridge or full arch of missing teeth. For patients who are missing most or all of their teeth at Dental Arts of Florida, we often recommend All-on-4 dental implants. This is a more cost-effective solution for replacing a full arch of missing teeth over replacing each tooth with a single implant.
According to the American Dental Association, dental implants are one of the major investments in dental technology. They are much stronger and more effective than traditional removable dentures.
All-on-4 dental implants, also referred to as full-mouth dental implants, is a hybrid tooth restoration system that uses 4 dental implants to support an entire arch of missing teeth. This is often recommended for patients who are missing most or all of their natural teeth in lieu of replacing each tooth with a single dental implant.
Two of the implants are inserted in the front of the jaw and two in the back. The two back implants are placed at a 45° angle, which provides the stability to support the full arch of teeth as well as the natural bite force.
Dr. Fred Tepedino typically recommends All-on-4 treatment for patients that are missing most or all of their teeth due to:
All-on-4 is a permanent, more comfortable alternative to conventional dentures. This solution is ideal for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth. If there are remaining natural teeth, those can be extracted- especially if they are unhealthy.
On the other hand, if a patient only has a few missing or unhealthy teeth, we may recommend removing the unhealthy ones and replacing them with single implants or an implant-supported bridge.
There are some things that disqualify a patient from All-on-4 dental implants, including:
The cost to replace a single tooth with an implant is around $5,000. Most people need 6 to 8 implants to replace a full arch. Therefore, it can get expensive to replace each tooth with a single implant. Therefore, All-on-4 dental implants is a cost-effective solution.
The cost of All-on-4 dental implants varies. However, you can expect a price tag of between $12,000 to $25,000 per arch. Many dental insurance providers classify dental implants as a cosmetic procedure, which means they will not cover them. However, some companies will cover a portion of the treatment. Our office staff will work with your provider to determine coverage.
Be sure to discuss the final cost and your payment options before proceeding with treatment. We do offer financing options for patients who qualify.
There are several factors that impact the cost, including:
cost of living varies from one area to another, which means that the cost may be higher in a larger city than in a smaller, rural town.
a newer, less experienced dentist may charge less than one that has been in the industry longer.
implants may be made of titanium or zirconia
the artificial teeth may be made of composite resin, porcelain, or zirconia
gum disease treatment, extractions, etc add to the cost of your treatment
Our office hours are Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Wednesdays are by appointment only. You can schedule your appointment on our website or by calling the office at (904) 822-9786. We look forward to working with you to restore your smile and confidence.
If you have any questions or concerns about your treatments at any time, Dr. Tepedino and the team will be happy to discuss those. Below are some of the most common questions that we get when it comes to All-on-4 dental implants.
Ideally, the prosthesis should fit in such a way that food is not able to pass through and get trapped. There are two possible reasons that this is happening:
If this is happening, let us know and we can schedule an appointment for you to come in and have it resolved.