Hybrids eliminate the negative aspects of dentures, including slippage, clacking, loss of taste and other bothersome aspects. They also require only a few dental implants to secure the new teeth in place, thus allowing for faster recovery time, more comfort, and affix the dentures to the jaw permanently. Since hybrids allow for a small space between the gum line and the dentures to help daily oral hygiene, Dr. Zin recommends that his patients return after their procedure for regular cleanings.
It is important to note that our patients save anywhere $6,000 to $10,000+ per arch when treatment is completed in our office, treatment fees is much lower when compared to two locations or multiple doctors approach, where both doctors would charge separate fees, significantly increasing the total cost of the treatment.
Types of All-On-4™ Permanent implant-supported fixed bridge
- Implant-supported all-acrylic teeth over a pink all-acrylic base.
- Implant-supported zirconia teeth over a pink solid zirconia base.
- Implant-supported acrylic teeth over a titanium framework. (hybrid bridge)
The All-On-4™ Cost Effective Option for Denture Patients
Most clinicians place 6 to 8 implants per arch in patients who have failing teeth, missing teeth, or wear dentures. When you factor in the cost of each implant surgery, related materials, follow-up visits and healing time, it’s easy to see that the All-on-4™ concept save time and effort relative to traditional implant treatment. All-on-four dental implant reduces total healing time. In some cases, you may be eating and drinking as soon as you leave the dental chair.
All-on-4™ is specifically designed for people with teeth in poor condition, those wearing dentures and those in need of full upper and/or lower teeth replacement. Qualified patients receive as few as four implants and a set of new fixed implant-supported replacement teeth per arch, usually in one day. The major benefit to the All-on-4™ procedure is how quickly dentures can be replaced with permanent implants and a fixed bridge. This efficiency treatment concept saves time and cost.
Those who have lost all of their teeth — or are soon to have their last, failing teeth removed — have several options for tooth replacement. One of the most advanced and reliable techniques is to permanently attach lifelike prosthetic (new replacement) teeth to dental implants that are anchored in the jawbone. Implant-supported teeth look and function just like real teeth, and are maintained with the same oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing. They provide important health benefits (described is this article).
And while dental implants are relatively expensive, a newer procedure that also provides functional teeth on the same day implant surgery is performed has brought the cost down and put this beneficial technology within the reach of many. Implant-supported teeth allow normal function of the whole stomatognathic system (“stomato” – mouth; “gnathic” – jaws) including the nerves, muscles and jaw joints. By permanently replacing missing teeth — and lost gum tissues — implant-supported teeth restore the support of the facial structures (cheeks and lips), thereby creating a more youthful appearance as well as the ability to function normally. This includes chewing tough foods, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, laughing, kissing, speaking confidently, and smiling with joy.
Keep in mind that there may also be some additional procedures required prior to the placement of All-on-4 implants to ensure their long-term success rate. Additional procedures may be require including removing the remaining of your teeth and any gum infection(s) prior to surgery.
In general, All-on-4™ procedure concept often result in lower costs because it allows for fewer implants being placed versus traditional implant oral rehabilitation procedures. The All-on-4™ treatment option is a cost-effective procedure for those people suffering with loose dentures, failing teeth or no teeth at all.