This two-part article series explains just how the “All-On-4” dental implant protocol can save patients tens of thousands of dollars on the cost of fixed oral rehabilitation.
There are tens of millions of people living in the United States who have either lost all of their teeth to the ravages of gum disease, or who are on the verge of doing so. For many decades, removable dentures provided the conventional approach to teeth replacement… that was, until the advent of dental implants.
However, while this newer technology offered a far more sophisticated solution to edentulism, the journey to oral rehabilitation was long, painful and extremely expensive. This is why so many people opted for removable dentures, even though they would have been happier and more comfortable with dental implants.
Then, in the early 1990’s, a dental implant protocol was innovated by world-renown European implantologist, Dr. Paulo Malo, who called it the “All-On-4.” This special procedure not only bypassed the need for painful bone grafting surgery, as was frequently needed with traditional implant protocols, but it also offered patients the ability to get new teeth in one day, with one surgery, saving them tens of thousands of dollars on the cost of fixed oral rehabilitation.
In this two-part article series, we shall take a closer look at all the ways All On 4 dental implants cost in Chicago undercut the cost of traditional dental implant techniques.
Lower All On 4 Dental Implants Cost in Chicago: Fewer Implants
“It’s all in the name, really,” explains an experienced Chicago implant dentist. “The All-On-4 only requires four dental implants to be placed in the lower and/or upper jaw. That’s eight in total if a patient requires both dental arches. These implants are then used to provide a rigid, fixed foundation for a customized prosthetic set of teeth. Just one of the reasons the All-On-4 is regarded as being light years ahead of its predecessors because older implant techniques would require six, eight or even 10 implants per jaw in order to provide patients with a complete set of new teeth. That’s 20 in total!”
Explains the Chicago implant dentist, “Especially if a patient required rehabilitation of both the upper and lower dental arch! The All-On-4 only requires four implants, which, as a result of their strategic placement and angulation, are sufficient to provide fantastic support for replacement teeth.”
In fact, only needing four implants leads on to the next major benefit of “All-On-4” dental implants and its lower cost to Chicago residents in need of new teeth. The fact that it can be completed, from beginning to end, in a single dental appointment, as opposed to multiple ones spread out over the course of a year or more. We shall take a closer look at that benefit in Part 2 of this series.
Stay Tuned for Part 2
Next week, we shall be looking at how the need for only one surgery and the avoided need for bone grafting further reduce the cost of fixed oral rehabilitation using “All-On-4” dental implants.