One of the primary goals of our practice is to help patients who suffer from the many functional and aesthetic problems that accompany the loss of teeth. Implant dentures offer an advanced way to address missing teeth and to fix some of the most common issues associated with traditional dentures. All-On-4 is a groundbreaking implant denture technique designed to provide strength and stability to a custom denture appliance, ultimately helping you achieve full teeth replacement with results that enable you to eat your favorite foods, speak with greater ease, and show your smile without hesitation or self-consciousness.
All-On-4 implant denture procedures are often very complex, and it’s important to ensure you are being treated by skilled implant dentists and oral surgeons who have the experience and technology necessary to provide the best possible results. At Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona, our doctors have been performing implant denture procedures for many years and are committed to providing the highest level of care along with results that meet – and perhaps even exceed – your expectations.
- What Are Implant Dentures?
- What Is All-On-4 Teeth In a Day?
- Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
- All-On-4 Dental Implants Procedure
- All-On-4 Dental Implants Cost
What Are Implant Dentures?
Implant dentures involve a combination of dental implants and a denture appliance to replace multiple missing teeth. Also referred to as implant-supported dentures or implant-anchored dentures, these restorations eliminate many of the problems associated with traditional dentures by using dental implants to create a solid basis of support for the denture appliance. A select number of implants will be anchored to the jawbone and the denture will be securely placed on top of the implant posts to prevent movement and slippage along the gums. Implant dentures can often be ideal for patients who are missing entire rows of teeth. This solution does not require the use of an implant for each missing tooth, and can often serve as an alternative for patients who may not be candidates for full sets of dental implants.
What Is All-On-4® Teeth In a Day?
All-On-4 is an implant denture technique that can help patients replace the upper and/or lower dental arches with secure and stable customized dentures. The All-On-4 procedure utilizes just four dental implants for each arch. Strategically and meticulously placed in areas of the mouth that offer the best level of jawbone density, the four dental implants should ultimately fuse to the bone and continue providing a durable foundation for the denture appliance for many years to come. This can dramatically reduce the potential for slippage while eliminating the need for messy denture putties and pastes. All-On-4 is also known as the “Teeth In a Day” procedure since it can often provide patients with fully functional dental implants in just one day, without the need for bone grafting and numerous oral surgeries.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures procedures like All-On-4 offer a remarkable variety of benefits to patients with full rows of missing teeth. Some of the major advantages of All-On-4 can include:
- Replacement of missing teeth with results that feel and function more like natural teeth
- The procedure can often be performed in a single day
- Eliminates the need for denture adhesives to prevent slippage along the gums
- Bone grafting is typically not necessary
- Patients are not as limited in terms of the types of food they can eat when compared to standard dentures
- The dental implants are designed to provide lifetime results
- Chewing, speaking, and the overall appearance of the smile can be significantly improved
- Further bone loss in the jaw can be prevented
When you meet with one of our doctors for your initial consultation, he will perform a full evaluation of your oral structures and talk with you about your needs and goals. If All-On-4 implant dentures are an ideal option, a customized treatment plan will be created to provide you with results that yield a precise and comfortable fit while beautifully enhancing your smile.
What Does the All-On-4® Dental Implants Procedure Involve?
Once you have been evaluated and a customized All-On-4 dental implants treatment plan has been developed, the procedure can be scheduled. Our doctor will utilize advanced computer imaging software to create a detailed map of your oral structures, which will help him choose the best area to place the implants. The implants will be inserted into the gums and anchored to the jawbone in an extraordinarily precise way in order to give the denture appliance the strongest base of support possible, and to ensure a comfortable, natural fit. A temporary denture appliance can often be placed on top of the implants at this time, making this truly a “Teeth In a Day” procedure. Over the next several months, the implants should fuse to the jawbone, essentially becoming a permanent part of your mouth. Once this process is complete, the final customized denture appliance can be affixed to the implants and the treatment is complete.
All-On-4 implant dentures can be utilized for replacement of full rows of missing teeth on the upper arch, the lower arch, or for both arches to create a full mouth restoration. If patients still have a few teeth left on either arch, our doctor can perform a tooth extraction procedure to prepare the areas for All-On-4 dental implant placement.
All-On-6 Implant Dentures
In some cases, typically in patients who have low jawbone density, four dental implants may not be quite enough to ensure full and complete support for the denture prosthesis. The All-On-6 technique may be more ideal for these circumstances. This treatment simply adds two more dental implants for each arch (upper and/or lower) in order to provide an even stronger foundation for the denture.
How Much Do All-On-4® Dental Implants Cost?
The final cost of an All-On-4 dental implants procedure is ultimately dependent on each patient’s unique treatment plan. Some of the factors that are taken into account for the overall cost include the total number of implants that will be placed, whether any tooth extractions or other preliminary procedures are necessary, laboratory fees, the cost of the custom denture appliance, the geographic location of the practice, and other components. Realself.com recently estimated the national price range of All-On-4 dental implants to be between $8,900 and $50,000, with the average amounting to $29,325. It’s important to note that this is just a national average and may not be reflective of the cost here at our practice. Once we have created your personalized treatment plan at the initial consultation, we will provide you with an estimate of the total cost of your procedure, including all associated expenses. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the many convenient payment methods we accept here at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona.
All-On-4 implant dentures offer a revolutionary method of replacing missing teeth with results that can genuinely improve your livelihood. If you have questions about this procedure, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our practice today.
Jason Lee Testimonial
“I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am to Dr. Golding and his entire staff for the miracle they performed on me!! Dr. Golding is leading the field in the newest, most innovative and ground-breaking technologies and treatments available. The implant-based All-On-4 technique will make Grandpa’s old dentures a thing of history. The team at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona aren’t just performing operations, they are performing TRANSFORMATIONS!! Thank you all for the amazing work that you’ve done. – Romans 12:2”
– Jason Lee