All-on-4 Frequently Asked Questions
How are All-on-4 Dental Implants different from dentures?
All-on-4 implants are a permanent set of teeth that look and feel like natural teeth. All-on-4 dental implants:
- Are permanent teeth that are brushed and cleaned like natural teeth
- Do not have to be taken out
- Do not need adhesives
- Are comfortable because they do not press down on your gums
- Allow you to experience the hot and cold of your food, as well as the taste
- Allow you to bite with increased force (up to 70% more), so you can eat all of your favorite foods again
- Prevent bone deterioration
- Restore your facial features
How do All-on-4 dental implants compare to traditional implants?
The All-on-4 dental implant technique utilizes only four implants per arch, whereas traditional implants utilize anywhere from six to eight implants, or more, in each arch. The implants of the All-on-4 procedure are also placed at an angle, which allows for increased contact by using the natural support of your bone. In addition, the All-on-4 procedure requires no bone grafting for most patients, which is common in traditional implant procedures. Therefore, All-on-4 dental implants save time, money, and discomfort.
What is the cost of All on Four fixed dental implant treatment?
The cost for Fixed All on Four Implants are between $18,000 and $24,000 depending upon the number of implants and placement of bone grafting that you will need and the number of appointments for IV Sedation. Some Patients do not have teeth and need bone placed, while others have areas of infection that need to heal prior to having implants places. All fees will be discussed prior to surgery during the consultation appointment.
How long is the All-on-4 dental implant surgery?
The surgery takes approximately 4 hours per arch.
What is the success rate with All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Published studies show a 98% success rate using All-on-4 dental implants. It is very important to keep up with regular visits to your Dental Hygienist to keep the area around the implants clean and disease free. Also, smoking is a major factor in the failure of all dental implants.
Who is the ideal candidate for All-on-4 Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for the All-on-4 dental implant procedure at Arlington Dental is someone who is currently wearing dentures or who will need dentures in the future. Age doesn’t matter but dental implant candidates should be in good health. Non-Smokers and people in good health are the best candidates.
Where will my replacement teeth be made?
Your new teeth will be crafted by certified professional lab technicians. We will make sure that you are pleased with the results by giving you the time to look over the teeth and make changes as needed.
Will my results look natural?
Absolutely. The All-on-4 dental implant technique gives you permanent teeth that look, feel and function just like real teeth. No one will know you have implants unless you tell them.
Why don't I get my permanent set of teeth the day my implants are placed?
As with any surgery, you need time to heal. However, you will not leave our office without teeth! A temporary set of teeth will be placed on your implants. Once the healing process is complete, your permanent teeth will be placed at a follow up visit approximately six to eight months after surgery.
What if I just need implants on my bottom arch? What if I someday need All-on-4 dental implants on both arches?
All-on-4 implants can be placed on just the upper or lower arch. Your dentist will evaluate your circumstance and if he or she feels you might eventually need replacement teeth on both the upper and lower arches, he or she might suggest performing the procedure on both arches at the same time. This provides better results while also saving time and money. Your doctor will work with you to determine what best meets your needs both health wise and cost wise.
What type of cleaning is required after an implant is placed?
Dental implants should be treated like your natural teeth, daily brushing and flossing is recommended. Our dental hygienists will review oral hygiene instructions with you and will recommend the most appropriate oral hygiene treatment plan to fit your needs.
re there any additional costs/fees to expect?
All fees will be discussed prior to surgery during the consultation appointment. The cost for Fixed All on Four Implants are between $18,000 and $24,000 depending upon the number of implants and placement of bone grafting that you will need
All-on-4 Dental Implants: Attractive & Cost Effective
Traditional dental implant treatments require the placement of 8 or more implants per arch. And for those who choose not to do anything about their missing teeth, failing teeth or loose dentures, the cost is much higher; in pain, embarrassment, cleaning and adhesive products, and overall health. When you calculate the costs, in dollars and cents, healing time, and personal and emotional well being, the All-on-4 (AO4) dental implant procedure ranks superior. It saves money. It saves time. It reduces anxiety. It reduces healing time. And it alleviates the emotional stress brought upon by not liking how you look or feel. In most cases, with the All-on-4 procedure you can be eating and drinking things you never could before. And you’ll look good doing it!
The All-on-4 dental implant procedure is recommended for people with failing teeth, no teeth, those currently wearing dentures, and those in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. The procedure utilizes as few as four implants (remember, traditional procedures require 6-8 or more) and a full set of new implant-supported replacement teeth per arch, which you usually get in just one clinical appointment. This saves time and money, reduces healing time, and gives you a whole lot to smile about.
Unlike other dental implant approaches, the All-on-4 dental implant procedure from Arlington Dental can eliminate the need for removable dentures. By offering fewer implants, the procedure is quicker, costs are lower, and the healing time is greatly reduced. All-on-4 is a less invasive procedure that will give you fully functional, real-looking replacement teeth.
With the All-on-4 dental implant procedure from Arlington Dental you will have permanent teeth and a permanent smile.
Please call Arlington Dental Today (817) 303-5700 to schedule a FREE consultation to answer any of your questions.