This article describes how the All-on-Four dental implant protocol can save patients an average of $25,000 on oral rehabilitation. Saving with All-on-4 Costs: Introduction Our teeth, as resilient as they may seem, are not invulnerable to decay, bacterial infection and accidental trauma. Over the years, neglect, bad habits and poor oral hygiene can cause one or more of our natural pearly whites to become irreparably damaged or displaced altogether. Thankfully, All-on-4 costs offer a comprehensive and sophisticated solution to tooth loss, although many patients are under the false impression that this technology is prohibitively expensive. With the advent of newer technology and more sophisticated placement techniques, the cost of dental implants has not increased as one might expect, but decreased! In fact, thanks to the All-on-4 dental implant protocol, patients presenting with straight-forward cases of tooth loss - as a result of periodontal (gum) disease - are looking at saving approximately $25,000 on oral rehabilitation, while those presenting with more complex cases; a staggering $45,000! All-on-4 Cost: Where it Saves Patients on Oral Rehabilitation and the Cost of Dental Implants In order to understand how All-on-4 costs undercut the traditional expenses associated with total oral rehabilitation and the cost of dental implants, one needs to understand what used to be required in order for patients to get a brand new set of teeth:
As Many as 20 Dental Implants: Traditional placement protocol requires 6, 8 and even more dental implants to be placed per arch in order to provide patients with a complete set of teeth. When you consider that the cost of dental implants lies in the range of $4,000 to $6,000, you can appreciate just how expensive oral rehabilitation can get! All-on-4 costs, as the name of the protocol suggests, only require four dental implants to be placed per jaw. This already allows patients to save a substantial amount of money on the cost of dental implants. Multiple Placement Surgeries: With such a great number of implants required by traditional protocol, comes the need for multiple placement surgeries. These are spread out over the course of one or more years. Surgery is never inexpensive and the need for so many can take a substantial toll on a patient’s pocket. All-on-4 costs only require a single placement surgery. In other words, patients can go from edentulous (not having a single original adult tooth left) to having a full and beautiful smile in a single day, with a single surgery. This not only saves immensely on the All-on-4 costs, but it also saves patients a lot of time that would otherwise be spent in recovery. The Need for Bone Grafting Surgery: A major expense avoided by All-on-4 costs is the need for bone grafting surgery, which also requires months of healing before dental implants can be placed. In patients presenting with advanced bone loss in the jaw – an inevitable result of tooth loss left untreated – bone grafting is frequently required before dental implants can be placed. With traditional placement techniques, this is an unavoidable problem. However, with All-on-4 costs, the carefully placement and angulation of implants enables Dr. Wayne Brueggen to almost always provide oral rehabilitation without this expensive procedure. A Final Note on All-on-4 Costs and the Cost of Dental Implants Your smile speaks volumes about what’s going on beneath your surface as an emotional being. It also plays a vital role in attraction, not only between the sexes, but on a social and professional level. When periodontal (gum) disease compromises the quality of your smile, know that oral rehabilitation, thanks to the much lower All-on-4 costs, is an accessible option to patients from all walks of life.