It’s often said that you never truly realize how valuable something is until you’ve lost it. That’s certainly true when it comes to your smile. While you may not give it a second thought right now, your smile is one of the most important components to day-to-day living. If and when tooth loss robs you of it, not only is your confidence affected, but your overall mood and emotional well-being, as well.
Fortunately, the All-on-4® dental implants that we offer at Oral and Facial Surgeons of Arizona can help restore the smile that you have lost. Yet when considering these implants, patients often ask if the financial and emotional investment in pursuing them is worth it. So know that you’re not alone in your concerns. Yet when considering the benefits that All-on-4 implants can offer, you may start to wonder whether or not you can afford not to inquire about them.
Examining the Financial Benefits
In comparison to other treatment alternatives such as dentures, All-on-4 dental implants offer a number of distinct financial advantages. Some of these benefits include:
• Minimal clinical intervention: The entire process of placing your All-on-4 implants consists of a few simple appointments to determine your candidacy, prepare for the procedure, place the implants themselves, and then follow-up to receive your permanent set of teeth. Follow-up care consists of routine visits to your dentist, the same as it should be even if you didn’t have implants.
• Less intensive care: You care for your All-on-4 implants just as you would normal teeth. The need to have to buy the specialty products associated with dentures is completely eliminated.
• Increased durability: If you’re willing to do your part in caring for your implants, you can reasonably expect them to last for years. Contrast that to dentures, which would likely have to be repaired and/or replaced on multiple occasions over the same time period.
Putting a Price on Confidence
The benefits that All-on-4 implants offer, however, are not merely financial. Have you ever considered how much confidence is worth? The confidence that All-on-4 implants offer isn’t simply limited to being able to flash your smile to the world again; it also comes from knowing that your implants are permanently affixed to your dental bridge. That means you don’t have to worry about any of the potential embarrassment that problems with your dentures present, including slipping out during a meal or a conversation. It’s this confidence which ultimately makes All-on-4 implants so valuable.
Regaining the confidence to go back out and present yourself to the world is a benefit that you can’t put a price on. You may just find that it makes the financial obligation that comes with All-on-4 dental implants well worth it. While the decision to seek implants is a personal one, we here at the Oral and Facial Surgeons of Arizona can help assuage any concerns that you may have. For questions on the cost of the All-on-4 procedure, give us a call.