There simply is no doubt about it: dental implants offer edentulous (not having a single original adult tooth left) and near-edentulous patients the most comprehensive, sophisticated and long-lasting tooth replacement solution modern dentistry is capable of.
Having said this, there has been one obstacle that has stood in the way of thousands of patients receiving new, non-removable teeth. And that has been a concern over the cost of tooth implants. Thankfully, the innovation of the All-on-4 dental implant technique has enabled qualified and experienced implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen, to offer edentulous and near-edentulous patients a comprehensive tooth replacement solution at much lower costs.
In fact, patients are looking at saving an average of $25,000 and, for more complex cases, as much as $45,000 on the cost of teeth implants thanks to the ingenuity of the All-on-4 protocol!
How the All-on-4 Saves on the Cost of Dental Implants
So, how do the All-on-4 costs undercut the traditional cost of dental implants? In this two-part article series, we shall be looking at the various benefits and advantages of the All-on-4 protocol as a means for total oral rehabilitation and how this breakthrough procedure enables Dr. Wayne Brueggen to offer patients new, immediately functional, aesthetic and non-removable teeth at a much lower cost of the implants. We begin with the number of dental implants traditionally required for older implant techniques…
1. The Number of Dental Implants Required:
Traditional Cost of Dental Implants: Traditional implant procedures frequently require as many as six, eight and ten teeth implants to be placed per jaw in order to provide patients with a new set of upper or lower teeth. If a patient required a full set of teeth, they were looking at having as many as 20 implants placed! When you consider that the cost of tooth implants is approximately $3,000 to $4,000 per tooth, complete oral rehabilitation using traditional methods can become prohibitively expensive!
The All-on-4 Costs: The All-on-4 only requires the implant dentist to place four dental implants in order to provide patients with a new set of upper or lower teeth. This equates to a total of eight implants for complete oral rehabilitation of both the upper and lower dental arch. So, with the All-on-4 protocol only requiring four implants per jaw, patients can benefit from immense savings on the cost of the implants and oral rehabilitation.
2. The Number of Surgeries Required
The second way the All-on-4 saves patients on the cost of dental implants feeds directly on from the former point:
Traditional Cost of Dental Implants: With traditional surgical protocol necessitating the placement of as many as 20 implants, patients requiring oral rehabilitation of both the upper and lower jaws had to undergo multiple surgeries. Quite simply, there is no safe and predictable way the implant dentist can insert such a large number of tooth implants without totally compromising patient comfort and the success of the procedure. As such, oral rehabilitation would frequently take place over the course of a year, or a year-and-a-half with multiple surgeries. This of course adds up to the already intimidating cost of dental implants.
The All-on-4 Costs: The All-on-4 protocol is designed to be completed – from the surgical placement of the dental implants to the affixing of the fully customized prosthetic dental bridge – in a single location, in a single day, with a single surgery. This not only saves patients months and even years of surgeries and recovery periods, but also the incredible associated expenses, both direct and indirect. All-on-4 costs save patients money, time, comfort and convenience.
Cost of Dental Implants: Stay Tuned…
For more information on how the All-on-4 cost dramatically undercuts the traditional cost of dental implants, stay tuned for the final installment of this two-part article series, courtesy of qualified and experienced implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen.