A growing number of people are experiencing issues with their teeth, gums, or overall dental health due to tooth decay, failing teeth, missing teeth, severe gum disease, or other major dental disorders. Dental problems can substantially impact an individual’s ability to eat, smile, or even talk comfortably, which in turn can lower self-esteem. Fortunately, many options are now available to replace missing or failing teeth and restore your natural smile.
Dental implants are becoming more popular in the United States and worldwide as an alternative to traditional dentures because they are easier to maintain and longer lasting than dentures. While regular dentures can help restore your smile, they don’t look or operate like natural teeth, and they tend to move around, making eating and speaking difficult. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), about three million people in the U.S. have dental implants, a number that is increasing by 500,000 annually.
This cost-effective solution to missing teeth boasts a success rate of up to 98% and looks and functions just like natural teeth while also supporting your facial features.
Full mouth dental implant restoration or complete arch restoration helps restore multiple failing or missing teeth in either the upper or lower jaw bone in one complete bridge. This technique utilizes a series of dental implants embedded in the jaw bone with a set of outer teeth supported by dental implants.
The first step in a full-mouth implant involves extracting any remaining problematic teeth. Then four dental implants are placed in the proper position and angle. Before a bridge or overdenture is placed, the four implant screws are strategically placed into the jawbone. The dental bridge is also attached to the implants using four abutments. There are three different dental materials to pick from acrylic, porcelain, and zirconia. Since there is no one-size-fits-all solution for all patients, it’s best to consult an implant specialist or an oral surgeon about your treatment options.
There are many types of full-mouth dental implants currently available. Although these dental implants help restore lost or damaged teeth, they do so differently.
Some of the common types of full mouth implants include:
The right treatment option depends on various factors, including your specific condition, treatment expectations, and oral health. Talk to an oral surgeon to determine the right procedure for you.
Full mouth dental implants can be very costly, however, here at Precision Oral Surgery we pride ourselves in being able to offer world class care at a price that beats any other office. We are able to offer these discounts to our patients because we have our own in house laboratory and we work very closely with the implant manufacturers. The average price for a surgery for the teeth in a day procedure (aka All on 4 or All on 6) is $12,500. However, many factors can influence the overall cost of a full-mouth dental implant procedure.
The average cost of a full mouth dental implant generally includes the cost of the following services:
The overall cost of a full mouth dental implant treatment depends on various factors, including:
Dental implants are considered a cosmetic procedure, and thus, only a small portion of the procedure may be covered by insurance plans. However, some dental insurance plans cover up to 50% of major restoration procedures, including dental implants. Talk to your benefits coordinator to see what is covered and how you can reduce your cost.
You can also reduce the overall dental implant cost by using other payment methods. Many dental clinics offer payment plans to help patients split up the cost over time. Ask your dentist if they provide interest-free, in-house financing options to help you cover the cost. In addition to these alternative payment methods, you can also use a dental savings plan to save money.
The ideal candidates for full-mouth dental implants are those with sufficient jaw bone structure and gum tissue to support the implants. Candidates must also be in good health and free of significant medical conditions that could affect recovery. To ensure the success of dental implants, patients must undergo a full medical evaluation by an oral surgeon before being cleared for a full mouth implant option.
Patients should have realistic expectations from the procedure and commit to proper care and oral hygiene during the treatment plan to enhance recovery. This includes daily brushing and flossing. Although full mouth implants are an expensive option, they are one of the most convenient, effective, and long-lasting tooth replacement options for achieving a beautiful smile and permanent teeth.