This two-part article series provides detailed insight into how the “All-on-4” dental implant technique saves patients tens of thousands of dollars on the cost of getting new and non-removable teeth placed.
When it comes to investigating your teeth replacement options, new teeth cost is typically a primary concern. You know it’s not going to be cheap, but you’d still rather shop around for the best possible deal. There are two options available for patients who have lost or are on the verge of losing all of their original adult teeth. You can either have removable dentures fitted, or you can have all your old and failing teeth removed and a fixed (non-removable) set of implant-supported teeth placed.
In the past, many patients opted for removable dentures simply because traditional implant techniques were so incredibly expensive. Today, however, the innovation of a new and revolutionary teeth replacement technique - the “All-on-4TM” - has completely changed the choice patients have. In this two-part article series, we shall be taking an in-depth look at the many direct and indirect ways the “All-on-4TM” can save patients tens of thousands of dollars on the cost of new teeth.
Direct Savings on the Cost of New Teeth Implants
- Fewer Dental Implants Needed
Dental implants can often cost a few thousand dollars each, so the fewer you need to have placed the better! Traditional dental implant techniques for the treatment of edentulous (toothless) and near-edentulous patients would require six, eight or even ten implants per jaw to provide them with a complete set of new and non-removable teeth. If you were to undergo complete oral rehabilitation of both jaws, therefore, you could be facing the need to cover the cost of as many as 20 dental implants. That’s already a shocking expense and you haven’t even received your surgical bills yet!
As the name suggests, the “All-on-4TM” only requires four strategically placed dental implants per jaw and eight in total for those having both their upper and lower dental arches replaced. This is as opposed to 20! This saves patients tens of thousands of dollars on the implant materials necessary to give them new teeth.
- Fewer Placement Surgeries
With so many dental implants being placed, specialists were often forced to break down a patient’s journey to oral rehabilitation into smaller, more manageable surgeries. Placing 20 implants in a single sitting would not only be incredibly traumatic to the patient, but the risk of post-operative infection and implant failure would be much greater. Additionally, there is rarely ever enough bone volume to place that many implants, and so bone grafting became a necessary part of the treatment. Traditional techniques would therefore require multiple surgeries that would be spread out over the course of 12 to 18 months. And surgery, as we all know, is never inexpensive, so the bills add would up tremendously!
The “All-on-4TM”, on the other hand, only requires four highly specialized dental implants to be placed and this can quite easily be done in a single surgery! By offering patients results in a single procedure, patients are saved all the money they would otherwise have had to spend on surgery, anesthesia, consultations and their specialists’ time. Again, this is a sum of money that lies in the tens of thousands of dollars bracket.
Stay Tuned for Part 2
To read more about how the “All-on-4TM” directly and indirectly saves patients on the new teeth implants cost, stay tuned for Part 2 of this article series.