All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 dental implants, also known as implant-supported dentures, are an effective way to restore missing teeth on both your upper and lower arches.
All-on-4 Dental Implants at Moorehead Dentistry
The all-on-4 dental implants offer an alternative to traditional full mouth dental implants and dentures. This technique involves only four implants per arch, which is fewer than the eight to ten implants required by traditional methods. With the all-on-4 technique, there is less need for bone grafting, and the implants offer function incredibly close to natural teeth. This makes the procedure more convenient, efficient, and comfortable for patients and better looking, better feeling long term results.
We offer all-on-4 dental implants at our Batavia, OH location. Call today to schedule your consultation.
All-on-4 Dental Implants Cost
All-on-4 dental implants typically cost about $26,000 per arch. Insurance typically other offers coverage only up to a maximum, if they offer coverage. The cost of dental implants, including all-on-4, can vary based on a number of factors like current bone density levels, preexisting gum disease and the materials used for your implants.
We work with our patients so that they can understand their full insurance coverage and final costs for all procedures. We also offer a dental savers plan that can help with the cost of procedures for those without insurance coverage and we partner with external payment plan providers to spread out the upfront cost.
Meet Your Dental Implant Expert in Batavia, OH
Dr. Doug Moorehead
Dr. Moorehead is our dental implant expert for both single and all-on-4 dental implants. He has years of experience hands-on with patients, honing his skills in implant dentistry. Dr. Moorehead also undergoes regular continuing education on implant dentistry and has had advanced IV sedation training to ensure patients experience as little discomfort as possible during their procedure.
Common Questions About All-on-4 Dental Implants
What are all-on-4 dental implants?
The all-on-4 implant system is a new and innovative approach to dental implants that allows a full set of upper or lower dentures to be supported by only four implants. The placement of each implant is carefully planned to provide stability and natural function for the replacement teeth. The main benefit of using this method is that it can speed up the patient's recovery process and decrease the risk of complications that could arise from implant failure.
What is an implant supported bridge?
A dental bridge that is screwed in place is a complete set of upper or lower teeth that is fixed to dental implants. It closely resembles the look and performance of the patient's own teeth and cannot be taken out. It is meant to be taken out only once a year by a dentist. This type of bridge provides the most natural sensation among all the available options, allowing for efficient biting and chewing.
What are the benefits of all-on-4 dental implants over dentures?
With dentures, there are a number of downsides from reduced taste due to the roof of your mouth being covered to difficulty eating. The most prominent downside, however, is experiencing bone loss since dentures do not really replace your natural teeth. This can cause the face to look sunken and is part of why dentures regularly need refittings and repairs, your mouth is changing shape and they no longer fit. Dental implants don't cover the roof of your mouth and offer as close to natural function, feel, and fit as modern dentistry allows. Significantly, they also prevent bone loss by being embedded into the jaw bone ensuring you retain your natural face shape as well as your natural dietary function.
How long will I be without teeth and what is aftercare like?
We deliver temporary teeth the next day so there is very little time our patients have to go without teeth. Aftercare is similar to what you would expect after a normal tooth extraction. A soft diet with your temporary teeth is necessary for about 3 months after your first appointment before your final teeth can be implanted.