Cost of All-on-4 Dental Implants

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All-on-4 implants are an extremely popular tool in the arsenal of modern dentistry, allowing for long-term, reliable, and affordable dental implants to which dentures and crowns can be fixed. One of the main concerns most everyone will have when looking into implants, or any other dental treatment is cost, and in this article we look at how much an all-on-4 implant can cost.

The cost of all-on-4 implants

As with virtually any treatment, the cost of all-on-4 can vary hugely. It is technically possible to get these implants on the NHS, but only if there is a compelling medical reason for you to have implants and if the Primary Care Trust in question includes all-on-4 as one of the implants it provides.

In other cases you will, unfortunately, have to fund your implants yourself. The implants can vary in cost from about £8000 to £14000 for a full arch of teeth, but as they are hard wearing and long lasting, you are unlikely to need to pay for replacements or any substitutes in the long run. With many other types of prosthetic teeth wear is an issue, and you may need to pay for replacements or repairs over time.

A number of different factors affect the cost of all-on-4 implants, and these include:

  • The procedure and testing equipment used by the clinic you are using for your implants. Different diagnostic tests vary in their cost for example, and this will be reflected by the total amount you have to pay.
  • The quality and type of the prosthetic teeth fitted to the implants will affect the total cost. With all-on-4 implants you won’t just be paying for the implants themselves, but the dentures or crowns to go on them. Dentures can be cheaper then crowns and bridges and the materials used affect costs as well.
  • The dentist you are using will also influence how much you end up paying. Dentists with more experience and qualifications will probably charge more for the treatment.
  • The location of the clinic influences the price of the treatment, as some areas will be more costly in terms of rent and overheads your dentist needs to pay. This will be reflected by the bill you get for your treatment.

All-on-4s can cost less than other implants because once the implants have been fitted and the surrounding gum and jawbone heals, permanent dentures or bridges can be mounted straight away. Other types of dentures can be more expensive as temporary prosthetics need to be fixed first, and you will need to pay for both these temporary prosthetics and an appointment a few weeks later to have the permanent versions fitted.

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