This article describes the key differences between the cost of the ‘All-on-4’ protocol and traditional dental implant techniques. In a world where new and improved models of cell phones, lap tops and cars, etc. are emerging at an unprecedented rate, we have come to accept the relationship between technology and cost. This relationship being that the newer, more functional and sophisticated a technology is, the bigger the dent it puts in your bank account. But turn your attention to the world of implant dentistry and it comes as a very pleasant surprise to learn that this relationship doesn’t necessarily apply to the All-on-4 cost of dental implants! In 1990, a revolutionary dental implant protocol called the ‘Allon-4’ was innovated by European implantologist, Dr. Paulo Malo. This protocol is essentially a surgical placement plan that enables low cost dentists, such as Dr. Wayne Brueggen of the Brueggen Dental Implant Center in Houston, to achieve incredible results in patients presenting with rampant tooth loss and edentulism (not having a single original adult tooth left). And it enables them to do this in an unprecedented amount of time, while saving patients a staggering $25,000 (on average) on oral rehabilitation. So, quite counter-intuitively, the newer, more sophisticated solution to edentulism works out to be less expensive than the older surgical placement protocols, says the low cost dentist. In fact, the All-on-4 cost dramatically undercuts that of traditional dental implant techniques. Low Cost Dentist: How the ‘All-on-4’ Saves Patients Money In order to truly appreciate just how patients save with the All-on-4 costs, one needs to understand what was previously required for oral rehabilitation. Patients that were in desperate need of a new set of teeth were looking at having up to 20 dental implants
placed; a feat that could only be achieved with multiple surgeries, consultations and recovery periods, says this low cost dentist. If you consider that a single dental implant cost a few thousand dollars (excluding the cost of surgery), you can imagine that replacing an entire mouth of missing and/or failing teeth can get incredibly expensive! Furthermore, getting a full and confident smile back constituted a journey that could take a year and up to a year and a half with traditional implant techniques! But itâ€™s the cost of all those surgeries and dental implants, as well as the need for bone grafting that would really deliver a blow to patients, says low cost dentist Dr. Wayne Brueggen. With the All-on-4, however, patients are able to get a full set of immediately functional, aesthetic and non-removable teeth in as little as a single day, in a single surgery. As the name of the protocol suggests, the low cost dentist is able to do this using only four dental implants per jaw and almost always without the need for bone grafting surgery first! Without all of those surgeries, patients are able to save tens of thousands of dollars, says this low cost dentist. And theyâ€™re able to get a beautiful and confident smile back in an unprecedented time of a single day. As it stands, the All-on-4 cost undercuts traditional dental implant protocols by $25,000 for straight-forward cases and as much as $45,000 for patients presenting with more complex problems. A Final Note from the Low Cost Dentist Thanks to the ingenuity of the All-on-4 protocol, patients are able to save a substantial amount of money on oral rehabilitation, thus making dental implants a financially viable option for far more people. If you would like to receive an individualized quote, contact low cost dentist Dr. Wayne Brueggen today.