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All on 4 Implants

All on 4 Implants

More than 35 million Americans are missing either all of their upper teeth or all of their lower teeth, and to restore full functionality and a great smile, many of those individuals have opted to undergo all-on-4 dental implants. If you haven’t heard of this relatively new technology, it involves replacing all uppers or lowers with just four dental implants, and it’s a much more stable replacement than dentures. Dentures can slip and cause inconvenience and embarrassment, while implants are strongly anchored, because they actually are joined with the bone in your mouth.

Procedure

Dental implants are titanium screws which are surgically emplaced into the jawbone, and titanium is used because it bonds quite well with the jawbone over a period of several months. After this bonding has taken place, it becomes possible to add crowns to these anchors and give you fully functional and natural-looking teeth. Anyone who doesn’t know you had the surgical implants will be unaware that you have prosthetic teeth installed. Normally, it’s necessary to install one dental implant per missing tooth, but using this procedure, just four implants are necessary to replace all of the upper or lower teeth.

Cost of All-on-4 Implants

There is a fairly wide range of potential cost associated with having all-on-4 dental implants installed. On the lower side, if everything goes smoothly and no jaw restoration is necessary, it might cost as little as $12,000. On the other end of the spectrum, if there are complications which require additional processes, it could cost as much as $50,000 per arch (meaning the full upper or lower set of teeth). So you can expect that on average, it might cost you somewhere around $25,000 to have all-on-4 implants installed.

Durability and Longevity

The good news is that the dental implants themselves should never require replacement, because they will actually have become part of your jawbone. However, it is possible that eventually the crowns may need to be replaced, since they will be subject to daily wear and tear. If your crowns are properly cared for, there will be a 99% chance that they last at least 10 years, and most crowns last considerably longer, remaining in place for 20 or more years. Crowns are made of sturdy material, and if they aren’t abused, you can expect them to last for a very long time.

Comfort Level

All-on-4 dental implants and crowns are designed by nature to be very comfortable in the patient’s mouth. They do not exert any kind of pressure on the gums like dentures do, so they feel very much like your normal teeth used to. After they’ve been in place a while, you’ll find that you can bite down on foods with increasing force, and that you’ll experience the same kind of enjoyment as when all your original teeth were in place. These implants are probably the very most comfortable solution you could choose when replacing all the upper or lower teeth in your mouth..

Contact us

If you’re considering all-on-4 implants, please contact us at Mount Zion Dental in North Miami Beach, FL. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have, or to arrange for an initial consultation with you. To get the process started, either call us at 786-305-8713, or fill out the contact form on our website. Once you’ve taken the first step toward better oral health, we’ll make the rest of the process easy for you.

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