An all-on-4 implant is a device that can replace a full arch of teeth with just four implants.
Developed in the early 90s, the all-on-4 concept gives patients the opportunity to have a full set of teeth replaced without the need for removable dentures. The treatment does not require any bone grafting and the entire process can be completed in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Read on to find out more about the innovative treatment and if it’s right for you.
When can all-on-4 implants be used?
All-on-4 dental implants are often a great choice in cases where patients have lost most of their teeth, or where teeth have broken or crumbled. The treatment is also sometimes recommended when teeth have been severely damaged by periodontal disease or infection, in the case of very weak and brittle teeth, and in situations where patients are dissatisfied with poor-fitting and uncomfortable dentures.
It is important to note that there are some cases in which all-on-4 implants are not recommended. We typically don’t recommend the treatment to patients who suffer from diabetes or high blood pressure, or to those who have had a heart attack or cardiac surgery within the last six months.
What are the benefits of all-on-4 implants?
There are a number of benefits to choosing all-on-4 implants. One of the main advantages is that the treatment can be completed in a much shorter time when compared to traditional implants. It is also possible to replace a full arch of teeth with just four implants, offering a permanent and minimally invasive solution to missing teeth.
All-on-4 implants are often a great option for patients who are struggling with ill-fitting dentures and would prefer a long-term treatment. The implants are very comfortable — in fact, they feel just like natural teeth because they are fixed in place and won’t shift out of position.
What does the process involve?
If you choose to have all-on-4 dental implants, you will have four titanium implants placed directly into your jaw bone. The implants are designed to fuse with your bone and act as a strong and durable foundation for your prosthetic teeth. Once the implants have been placed, a full arch prosthesis will be attached. This prosthesis will look and feel just like your natural teeth, and you will be able to enjoy full oral function following the procedure.
How much do all-on-4 implants cost?
The cost of your all-on-4 implants will depend on your particular case as each treatment plan is personalised. Generally, you can expect to pay around $25 000 for an upper or lower full arch, and around $48 000 for both the upper and lower full arch. Both of these options include a final titanium bridge. We understand that this type of dental treatment can be costly, which is why we offer a number of payment options. In fact, we have partnered with a third-party provider called Smile Right to provide our patients with support payment plans from $100 to $ 10 000 over a repayment period of four to 104 weeks, depending on your needs. Smile Right also offers personal loans, which can be tailored to suit your dental needs. To find out more about the payment options that we offer, please take a look here.
If you are interested in finding out more about all-on-4 implants, we encourage you to come in and see us for a consultation. To make a booking, please get in touch with us here. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to our practice in Robina, and providing you with top quality care and all the information you need.
To read more about the treatment, please download our comprehensive guide to all-on-4 dental implants.