This technique was developed to immediately replace a full arch of teeth without needing bone grafting. It is an alternative to removable dentures. As the name suggests, only four implant posts are necessary to support the entire set of fixed teeth. For the sake of comparison of dental implants, other more conventional methods typically take six to ten implants for fixed implant bridges. Not only is placing fewer implants more cost effective, it also doesn’t require bone grafting.
The Implant Procedure
The procedure consists of two phases. The first phase is the surgery of removing teeth, placing implants and installing an acrylic implant bridge. It constitutes about two thirds of the cost. The second phase happens 4-6 months later once the implant and gums are fully healed. In the second phase, a permanent implant bridge is fabricated to reflect changes in bone and gums. It can also incorporate desired changes in the appearance of the bridge done at surgery.
This final bridge can be fabricated from two types of material. The first type has acrylic teeth and titanium milled reinforcement for strength. Approximately 70% of our patients select this prosthesis. The second choice for the bridge is made with a zirconia frame with porcelain over it. This type of prosthesis is more expensive.
To give you an estimate, we recommend patients schedule a consultation, and we can provide a detailed treatment plan listing all the costs and steps. Please keep in mind that many offices will quote you a fee for the first part (tooth removal, implant placement, and the temporary bridge placed at surgery) and leave out the need for the permanent bridge once the bone and gums heal. For this reason, their price might look different in the beginning, but always insist on a full treatment plan for the full course of the treatment.
Our prices are very competitive, not just for Atlanta but nationwide. This is true especially considering the quality of our implants, materials and top-notch dental lab.
Benefits of All-on-Four®
- More cost-effective than a full-set of implants, with fewer implants and only a single procedure
- More comfortable and convenient than dentures
- Minimally invasive
- It is a fast procedure since the teeth extraction, implant placing and crown are done in a single visit
- Greatly reduces the need for bone grafting
- Natural looking
- Long lasting (if cared for properly)
Contact AIDA today, and schedule your consultation appointment. Find out if you are a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants. Your perfect smile awaits!