In a perfect world, your natural teeth would last a lifetime with proper oral care habits- but this isn’t the case. Millions of adults in America are missing most or all of their teeth, which means they struggle with everyday tasks such as eating, speaking, and smiling. This often causes them to withdraw, which can cause mental health concerns.
The good news is that Wolf-Schwartz Dentistry in Boca Raton offers a variety of tooth replacement solutions. The most natural option is dental implants. Unfortunately, it can be costly to replace each tooth with a single implant- up to $90,000. However, the other end of the spectrum- conventional dentures- doesn’t offer much stability or bite force support.
The All-on-4 dental implants system is a hybrid solution that combines the stability of dental implants with the affordability of conventional dentures. Here’s what you need to know about the cost of All-on-4 dental implants in Boca Raton.
How much are All-on-4 dental implants?
On average, All-on-4 dental implants costs around $12,000 to $25,000 per arch, which means the average cost for full mouth restoration is $24,000 to $50,000. There are several things that can impact the cost of your All-on-4 treatment:
What Is The ALL-ON-4 Cost Variation Based On?
There are several reasons why All-on-4 varies so widely. First of all, it depends on whether or not you need tooth extractions- and how many you need. Plus, if you need bone grafting or gum disease treatment, those both add to the cost of the procedure.
The implants are typically made of titanium, but if you need or want something different, zirconia is available. However, it is more expensive than titanium, which will add to the cost.
You can save some money by choosing a composite resin overdenture- but it will not last as long as porcelain or zirconia- but these are more expensive.
The experience and expertise of the dentist, as well as the location of the clinic, can also have an impact on the cost of your All-on-4 implants.
What Can I expect on the day of All-On-4 surgery?
All-on-4 dental implants are often referred to as “teeth in a day”, which means that everything will be done at the same time. The visit will start with the dentist providing you with local anesthesia or a sedative, depending on what you discussed during your initial consultation.
Once you are relaxed, if you have any remaining teeth that must be extracted, the dentist will start on that. In most cases, the implants can be placed on the same day- depending on the condition of your mouth.
After extractions, the dentist will clean and disinfect your mouth, as well as remove any damaged tissue or bacteria. Then, the dentist will make two incisions in the gum and drill two holes in the jawbone near the front of the jaw and do the same near the rear of the jaw. This is where the implants will be placed. Once the implants are in place, the dentist will clean/disinfect the implant sites and stitch the incisions closed. Then, a temporary prosthesis will be placed.
You will wear the temporary prosthesis while you heal. In a few months, after the jawbone has fused with the implants, you will return to have your permanent prosthesis placed.
Is ALL-ON-4 Cost Worth The Potential Risks and Problems
There are a few potential risks and complications associated with All-on-4 dental implants- but we will work with you to mitigate these risks and improve your chances of a successful tooth replacement. These risks include:
- Infection at the surgical site
- Temporary or permanent injury to nerves, which can cause tingling/numbness, or blood vessels, which can cause excessive bleeding
- Perforation of the maxillary sinus, which can result in sinus infection
- Poor implant stability due to inadequate jawbone or other issues, which can lead to failure
How many teeth?
Up to an entire arch
Up to an entire arch when multiple implants are used
Several teeth in a row
Ranges from around $300 for economy dentures to $4,000+ for higher-end options
Average of $5,000 per tooth
Ranges from $1,500 to $5,000+, depending on several factors including the type of bridge, the materials, and more
How Long for Results?
Depending on additional treatments required, typically takes a few weeks for the dental lab to fabricate custom dentures
Can take a minimum of several months to a year or more for the results
Depending on additional treatments, usually takes several weeks for the dental lab to fabricate the bridge
Sit on gums, causing pressure and friction sores
Inserted into the jawbone- looks, feels, and functions naturally
Attached to neighboring teeth or implants on either side of gap, should not move but may not be as comfortable as dental implants
Complete/Full dentures last about 10 to 15 years, while partials last about 20 years- depending on care and maintenance practices
Designed to last a lifetime, crown may need replacing in about 20 years
Lasts an average of 5 to 15 years, depending on care and maintenance practices
Most dental insurance companies will cover dentures
Some will cover, some will not- depends on how it is classified
Most insurance providers cover a portion of dental bridge treatment
Are the benefits of All-On-4 worth the cost when compared to conventional dentures?
All-on-4 offers several benefits over conventional dentures, including:
- Can be done in one day- traditional dental implants and conventional dentures can take several weeks to several months to complete.
- Offers stronger bite force- since All-on-4 relies on strategically placed dental implants, this solution offers a stronger bite force than conventional dentures.
- Offers improved stability- the All-on-4 prosthesis is secured to 4 dental implants, which means it won’t slip around like conventional dentures.
Schedule Your All-on-4 Consultation with Dr. Schwartz Today
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, consider All-on-4 dental implants as your tooth replacement solution. There are only two certified implantologists in Boca Raton- Dr. Schwartz is one of them. He has taken the time to perfect his method for placing dental implants to give his patients the best experience possible.
We are located on 5th Street in Boca Raton. Our office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. In addition to dental implants, Dr. Schwartz offers other general, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures for patients of all ages.
All-on-4 Dental Implants FAQs
Do you have questions or concerns about All-on-4 dental implants? Dr. Schwartz and the team will be happy to address them. We believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge they need to make the best decisions about their oral and overall health. Here are a few of the most common questions that we’ve gotten about full-mouth dental implants.
You don’t realize how much impact your teeth have on your overall quality of life- until you’re missing them. However, research has shown that full-mouth restorations such as All-on-4 can restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile. While expensive, the benefits of full-mouth implants make it well worth the expense- especially when it’s not one that will need to be repeated every few years.
The All-on-4 implants is a fairly new technology compared to other tooth replacement options, but studies have been promising. Research indicates that 99.2% of prostheses last 10 years or more. Most other studies have the same or similar results. Therefore, it is believed that All-on-4 can last 20 years or more, with proper care and maintenance.
The most natural-looking tooth replacement option is traditional dental implants. However, you will pay up to $90,000 to replace each tooth with a single implant. All-on-4 implants look more natural than conventional dentures, and cost a lot less than traditional implants.
Our friendly office staff will work with your dental insurance provider to determine your benefits. In some cases, a provider will cover a portion of the entire procedure. In other cases, they may only cover a portion of the prep procedures and the prosthesis, but not implant placement. If you need help paying for your treatment, we will be happy to discuss financing options with you!