For people with a full set of missing teeth, dentures aren’t always the best option. In addition to being uncomfortable, inconvenient, and prone to embarrassing slippage, they also fail to preserve the health of the jawbone. Dental implants, on the other hand, do help protect from bone loss, but most people would find it prohibitively expensive to replace every single tooth with an implant. The good news is that All-On-4® dental implants provide an excellent solution for restoring a full set of stable, functional teeth without the financial burden or extensive surgery required for a full mouth of single-tooth implants. Instead, All-On-4® uses just 4 implants to secure a custom denture prosthesis that looks, feels, and functions just like natural teeth.
The cost of All-On-4(R) dental implants will vary depending on a number of factors, including: the scope of your particular treatment; whether or not you need additional procedures performed (bone graft, tooth extraction, etc); the expertise of the dental surgeon; and the location of the dental practice. In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000. At Smile Designers in San Diego, we’re offering All-On-4® dental implants for $13,999 per arch. Financing is available.
The first step in the All-On-4® dental implants procedure is a consultation with Dr. Hage, who will go over your medical and dental history, conduct a full examination, and gather detailed imaging of your oral structures to ensure that you have sufficient jawbone density and are in optimum oral health. Once it’s been determined that you are a good candidate for All-On-4® dental implants, your surgery date can be scheduled and you can move forward to the next steps.
In some cases, depending on your particular treatment plan, you may need to have teeth removed or a bone graft performed before your implant surgery. But if you require no additional procedures, your next visit will involve the surgical insertion of the four titanium implants into your jawbone. The implants are placed with two near the front of the mouth and two near the back to ensure even distribution of the pressure and force from biting and chewing.
When you leave this appointment, you will be given a set of temporary prosthetics to use while you wait for the implants to fuse with your jawbone (in a process called osseointegration) and your permanent set of teeth to be custom fabricated by the lab.
It can take four to six months for the osseointegration process to be completed, but once it does, and you’ve fully healed, you’ll return for a third visit, during which time your new customized set of prosthetics will be placed and any necessary adjustments made. Then all that’s left to do is to show off your full, radiant smile without the embarrassment of denture slippage or missing teeth.
All-On-4® dental implants are a wonderful smile restoration solution, particularly for those who are missing a full arch of teeth or who find dentures uncomfortable and inconvenient. There are numerous benefits of All-On-4® dental implants, including:
All-On-4® dental implants aren’t just a smile restoration solution – they’re also a confidence restoration solution. When you can smile and laugh freely, you’ll spread your joy and make the world a more beautiful place
At Smile Designers, you’re in the hands of a highly skilled and experienced dental implant specialist. Dr. Hage is a master of the prestigious International Academy of Dental Implantology, and he has been recognized as the best dental implant specialist in San Diego. If you’re ready to restore your smile and your confidence, give Smile Designers a call at (619) 222-6000 to schedule your All-On-4® dental implant consultation today.