Guide to All On 4 Dental ImplantsAll On 4 dental implants is a life-changing procedure that has greatly increased in popularity over the last 15 years.As a periodontist in the Burbank and Los Angeles area, as well as being in a family of dental professionals my whole life who have been on the cutting edge of dental implant technology and smile restorations, it has been my experience that most people do not understand All On 4 dental implants.My objective with this guide is to bring clarity and insight to this revolutionary concept of All On 4 dental implants.So let's get started. What Is All On 4 Dental Implants?If you lack or are missing teeth, you are not alone.More than 36 million Americans have missing teeth.Edentulism or missing teeth is no reason to panic. Thanks to rapid innovation in cosmetic dentistry, the dreaded image of traditional dentures in a glass of water or false teeth falling out doesn't have to be your future.All-On-4 dental implants provide patients with missing teeth an ideal solution by addressing both functionality and esthetics concerns. In other words, you can have the smile of your dreams and eat your cake too! "All On 4" DefinedThe term "All On 4" is simple. It refers to "all" of the bottom or top teeth supported "on 4" dental implants.In other words, the All On 4 is a solution to replace a full set of top or bottom teeth with the use of only four dental implants per arch. With the All On 4 treatment procedure, a patient can receive a full arch replacement of new teeth in one day using only four strategically placed dental implants.Patients with missing teeth can go from being embarrassed about their smile to restoring their smile in just one day! This is why All On 4 dental implants are life-changing! No more embarrassment with faulty dentures. No more hiding your mouth when talking. No more pain when eating. No more fear of teeth falling out. No more declining invitations to dine with friends.All On 4 dental implants provide you with the smile of your dreams.All On 4 Dental Implants Before And After The All On 4 Dental Implant ProcedureThe All On 4 procedure consists of the following key components:Two (2) of the implants are angled and embedded in the rear of the jaw. These angled implants are purposefully tilted to maximize the use of available bone; The remaining two (2) implants are embedded in the front of the jaw where there is typically more bone tissue; and, A temporary prosthetic denture is attached to the implants on the same day. Once the healing process is complete, a final and permanent prosthetic denture is attached. Established Clinical SuccessThe All On 4® implant solution is the most state-of-the-art cosmetic dental treatment for people with missing teeth.The All On 4® treatment procedure has many years of documented clinical success. In 1998, a dentist named Paulo Malo treated his first patient with the All On 4 technique following extensive research and development funded by implant manufacturer Nobel Biocare. His objective was to invent a cost-effective alternative to conventional implant techniques. He succeeded.Over the past 20 years, the All On 4® process has refined and perfected. Today, dental clinics such as Cutting Edge Periodontist offer the latest in All On 4® technology.Many scientific studies involve hundreds of patients who have documented the success of All On 4® dental implants. These studies evaluated the success of treatments based on the immediate results after the procedure. They evaluated the outcomes on the long-term success of the All On 4® by following up on patients 5-18 years after treatments.Here is what they learned: For the lower jaw (e.g., mandible), the outcomes after 10-18 years are as follows:93% implant cumulative success rate98.8% prosthetic success rate For the lower jaw (e.g., mandible), the outcomes after 5-13 years of follow-up are as follows:93.9% implant cumulative success rate99.2% prosthetic success rateThese studies prove All On Four dental implants have a long track record of successful results in the short, medium, and long terms. How Much Do All On 4 Dental Implants Cost?If you search Google for "How much do dental implants cost?" you will find that it is the most asked question regarding dental implants.The question is asked over 11,000 times a month on Google!People, maybe like yourself, searching "How much do dental implants cost?" clicked 8,600 times on articles like the one you are reading now to get an answer.I believe what I'm about to share with you is the answer that 8,600 people are searching for each month.Before I give you my answer, let me share the eight most prevalent influences on the price for All On 4 dental implants. 8 Influences That Impact Cost for All On 4 Dental Implants 1. Teeth extractionAlthough this is a minimal impact on the overall price, I share it because it is an influence. 2. CT scanIt is a small fee, but I cannot stress how important it is to get a CT scan. 3. Bone graftIf you do not have sufficient bone in your jaw for dental implants, it will be necessary to build up and reinforce the bone with a bone graft. We will be able to determine if a bone graft is necessary following a CT scan. 4. SedationThe least expensive form of sedation is oral sedation. It is also the most commonly quoted fee upfront when shopping for dental implants.If you choose intravenous (IV) sedation, it will significantly impact your cost.If you choose, general anesthesia expects a hefty jump in price. 5. Number of implantsThe number of implants impacts the final price greatly. Will you need upper jaw, lower jaw, or both? 6. Implant surgeryI like to break this down into three levels:Level 1: If you have sufficient bone in your jaw, you are part of 80 to 85% of patients who will need minimal implant surgery, thus less cost.Level 2: if you have sufficient bone but substantially-sized upper sinuses, then you are part of the 5 to 10% of patients who will require advanced implant surgery, which will impact the cost.Level 3: If you do not have sufficient bone for dental implants, then you are part of about 3 to 5% of patients who need extensive implant surgery, which will impact the cost. 7. Teeth the same day --- often referred to as Teeth In A DayTeeth In A Day are custom dental implants utilizing the All On 4 dental implant technology that restores the full set of upper and/or lower teeth.They are replacement teeth using four dental implants.Teeth In A Day are a beautiful set of new permanent teeth that become your smile in a one-day procedure, attaching them to just four implants. 8. Quality of final teethThere are several options for your final restorations that impact the price.You can choose from less expensive titanium and acrylic resin teeth to the premium but costly titanium and zirconia restorations.The right periodontist or implant specialist will show you the pros and cons of each option to help you make an informed decision. Now, my answer --- How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?Suppose for a moment we were meeting for an introductory consultation. I would ask you questions that would provide me insight into what's important to you about your new smile.I would take the time to review the eight items I mentioned above that influence price and walk through those with you to help you make an informed decision that you will like. Custom Built To Serve YouIt may be that you compromise on the quality of the final teeth to achieve a great new smile but for a lower price than the highest quality of materials.Regardless, you will see all the factors that make up the price of dental implants, whether you use Cutting Edge Periodontist or any other dental implant provider.I avoid the bait and switch like some dental implant chains to get patients in the front door. I want my patients to be informed and provide total transparency.