Are you looking for a comfortable, secure, and attractive way to replace all of your missing teeth? Arizona Biltmore Dentistry provides innovative full mouth dental implant therapy known as “All-on-4” in Phoenix.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 treatment utilizes the integrity of four strategically-placed dental implants to support a hybrid, full-arch restoration. This streamlined device merges the efficiency of dentures with the comfort and functionality of dental implants. Only in this case, there are no bulky “plates” across the roof of your mouth or devices to take out at night; everything is naturally designed and permanently affixed into place.
With All-on-4 implants, a “U” shaped appliance is permanently attached to the four implants underneath. All of the teeth in your upper or lower arch are replaced at the same time.
What Are the Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants?
Compared to popular tooth replacement options like dentures or partials, Phoenix All-on-4 treatment offers:
- Improved speech patterns
- Long-term functionality of dental implants
- Better comfort and stability
- No dietary restrictions
- Enhanced bone health
Once placed, dental implants integrate with your bone and become a permanent part of your new smile. Their ability to support your facial tissues helps you maintain natural fullness in your lips, cheeks, and overall profile (essentially preventing premature aging caused by tooth loss.)
Today’s dental implants have the highest success rate of any restorative treatment in modern dentistry. Their integrity allows our Phoenix dentists to use as few as 4-6 implants total to support a full-arch restoration spanning from one side of your mouth to the other. Although All-on-4 is not a dental bridge, it is similar to bridges in the way they only follow the contour of your bite, rather than rest in the roof of your mouth. Additionally, implants are stronger than anatomical teeth, meaning you can enjoy various textures of foods without having to worry whether each bite is soft or small enough to chew.
Plus, dental implants are designed to last an entire lifetime. Once they’re placed, it’s possible to care for and maintain implants for decades to come.
Living with All-on-4 dental implants means you can go about your daily activities almost as if you had natural teeth all over again. You won’t have to think twice. Not to mention you can completely avoid the embarrassment of a denture accidentally slipping when you speak, or having to take it out each night.
What Should I Expect During the All-On-4 Procedure?
Getting All-on-4 implants always starts with a consultation to determine if you qualify for this innovative procedure. From there, we’ll plan an exam and detailed treatment planning process that outlines the steps and costs involved. Once it’s time to have your implants placed, we’ll fit you with an interim prosthesis as your implants integrate, then install a permanent new restoration once everything has fully healed. The actual placement is more comfortable than you might expect!
How Much Do All-On-4 Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of All-on-4 dental implants will slightly vary from one person to the next. Why? Because other factors such as the need for bone grafting, gum augmentation, extractions, or even sedation will all play a role in the total cost of your treatment. Even the level of restoration you select (based on the materials used) will impact the total implant cost. On top of that, whether or not you have dental insurance also comes into play.
To ensure full disclosure of your dental implant costs, our treatment coordinators will compile your care plan—including details such as insurance coverage and specific steps necessary—then present a printed plan that outlines the entire process. Even the number of visits will be discussed. At this time, you’ll know the total estimated price of your All-on-4 implants. We can also discuss financing options if you would like to break the process up into modest monthly payments. You’ll have all of the information you need before committing to treatment.