Like all procedures, dental implant surgery has evolved. The truth is, there is no “best” option when it comes to dental implants. Each person is different and should discuss the pros and cons with a highly qualified a dental implant specialist. Investigate all options – medical and financial. We would be remiss not to mention the new choices available, particularly implant technology that offers multi-tooth replacement.
New Implant Options
Although multi-tooth implants are growing in popularity, other options for full-mouth restoration, such as implant-supported bridgework, removable implant denture, and traditional dentures are also available. Because the All-on-4 implant device is just one of several options for tooth replacement and full-mouth smile restoration; they may not be the best choice for your needs, current oral health, and finances. A qualified dental implant specialist can fully explain your options.
All-on-4 dental implants are a full set of implants designed to replace your entire upper or lower set of teeth. They act as a permanent, natural-looking alternative to dentures. Traditionally, each dental implant has one titanium screw that a surgeon inserts into the gums. With an All-on-4 implant, you don’t need to replace each lost tooth individually. Instead, a dental professional will surgically insert four titanium posts into your jawbone as the main anchors. They can then attach a permanent multi-tooth denture for a seamless natural replacement for missing teeth.
This is implant-supported fixed bridgework – an upper and/or lower arch of false teeth. They are indistinguishable from the real thing and permanent. The device is securely anchored to the bone by several titanium implants.
Removable Implant Denture
The dentures are modern technology in that they don’t require messy adhesives. They snapped onto implants, are removable, feel like traditional dentures, and need to be removed each night for cleaning.
When it comes down to it, affordability is always a factor. Your choices may largely depend on your budget. There is a price differential, but most, if not all dental offices offer low- or no-interest long-term payment plans.
- Individual Implants – $1200 – $2500 per tooth
- All-on-4 – $12,000 – $15,000. Cost is significantly less out of country.
- Implant-Supported Bridgework – $5000 – $15,000 depending upon the size of a bridge
- Removable Implant Denture – $9,500 to $20,000 for full dentures. Cost varies on mini dentures of 2 to 4 teeth implants.
There’s a lot to consider when selecting an implant. A specialist versed in all modern implant techniques can help you choose which one is right for you and offer no-interest payment options.
Our experts at Think Oral Implants and Periodontics can explain all of your options. Get rid of the embarrassment of missing teeth. Live in the Paoli, PA area? Call us today for a free consultation. Think Oral Implants and Periodontics, office located at 250 W. Lancaster Ave., Suite 215, Paoli, PA 19301 (610) 550-3333.