R+R Dental is proud to offer the All-on-4 procedure for patients who are in need of replacing damaged or missing teeth. As a family-owned practice, Dr. Richer and Dr. Rivera are looking forward to providing this treatment to all of Hicksville, NY and it’s surrounding areas. Please book a consultation today if you’re interested in a full-arch fixed implant bridge.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
All-on-four is a minimally invasive treatment in which fabricated teeth are set permanently on top of surgically-fixed dental implants in your jaw.
Your oral surgeon implants four to six separate titanium screws into your jawbone where your real teeth used to be. These screws are the anchors used to permanently attach an upper or lower full arch fixed-bridge prosthesis (aka replacement teeth).
The All on 4 procedure is less expensive than other treatments and requires fewer implants. The process is typically completed in one appointment. In some cases, patients may be able to obtain their new set of teeth on the same day!
What Are The Benefits?
There are numerous benefits to having implant supported dentures compared to other outdated treatments.
Better Quality of Life
The All-on-4 treatment provides patients with an overall better quality of life compared to other procedures. The prosthesis looks and works just like real teeth!
Reduced Treatment Time
Because the procedure doesn’t require time-consuming and painful bone grafting, the overall timeline for completion is speedy. Many patients receive a fixed temporary bridge that provides immediate function on the same day as their surgery.
Better Aesthetics & Increase In Self-Confidence
Because of the realistic look of All on Four dental implants, the overall appearance of the patient is nearly identical to when they had their original, natural teeth. This results in better speech, sensitivity, and self-esteem.
Lower Lifetime Cost
Since your new prosthesis will only require 4 to 6 implants (instead of one for each tooth), the overall cost is greatly reduced.
All-On-Four Vs. Dentures
While traditional dentures may seem like the easier, less painful, and less costly solution at first; the reality is the exact opposite. All on 4 is a permanent solution that is secured into the jaw so it will function very similarly to real teeth.
A full arch fixed hybrid prosthesis only requires a minimally invasive minor surgery that can be done using local anesthetics. The recovery time is minimal and getting used to your new permanent teeth is easy.
Patients who opt for All on 4 Dental Implants can eat normally, just as if they had their natural teeth. They no longer need to let their prosthesis dictate their diet!
Traditional dentures sit on top of the gum and are prone to slipping, which can become painful over time. Dentures do not stimulate the jawbone, which may lead to bone weakness and a loss of density. A dental implant, comparatively, will stimulate the jaw and promote bone growth naturally.
All on four implants require no adhesives for them to work. That means you can say goodbye to constant adhesive applications. There is also the benefit of no longer ingesting adhesive accidentally, which may lead to health issues due to the zinc found in most products.
Implant supported dentures allow you to smile and speak naturally! Patients will love to know that they will no longer have to worry about speech issues that are common when using traditional dentures.
What Do All On 4 Dental Implants Cost?
At R+R Dental, All-on-4 Dental Implants cost around $28,000. Pricing is determined on a case-by-case basis by the needs of the individual patient.
The treatment uses fewer implants than traditional techniques which is an instant saving for patients.
People are often “put off” by the seemingly high upfront cost for this procedure. What they fail to recognize are the lifelong health benefits that are gained almost immediately. They will no longer be held hostage to the ongoing costs and maintenance associated with traditional dentures. They will be able to enjoy all of the benefits of a prosthesis that functions almost exactly like their real teeth.