The team at Bell Dental has established itself as a leader in advanced dental care needs. Patients in and around West Columbia who are dealing with complicated or involved dental health problems can rely on our team to help them have the healthiest smile possible.
One great solution for tooth major loss in recent years is All-on-4®, a type of implant-supported denture. Let's go over the basics of All-on-4® right now and then consider what options are available for treatment.
What Is All-on-4®?
All-on-4® is an option for supporting a full denture with just four dental implants along a dental arch. These kinds of implant-supported dentures are very secure and require less invasive procedures in order to achieve optimal results with a dental appliance.
What Is the Average Cost of All-on-4®?
The average cost of All-on-4® can vary to some degree since each patient has different needs to be addressed. For instance, some patients may require bone grafting or gum augmentation surgery in order to increase the amount of hard and soft tissue in place. This allows the dental implant to be properly supported in the bone and gum tissue.
With this in mind, we will be able to discuss All-on-4® treatment with you in full detail, including a discussion of the risks and benefits and a full breakdown of the costs involved.
Factors Affecting the Cost of All-on-4®
Some of the factors that may affect the cost of All-on-4® treatment include:
- The location of the dental practice
- The dentists/oral surgeons at the practice
- The need for additional surgery (bone grafting, gum augmentation)
- The nature of the dental appliance
- The need for upper and lower dental appliances
- The complexity of the case
Is All-on-4® Covered by My Insurance?
In general, dental implants of all kinds are not covered by dental insurance or medical insurance. In only very rare cases will this occur, such as cases of reconstructive surgery or if there is a health matter that only implant dentistry can address.
Since insurance policies vary, it's of the utmost importance that you contact your insurance provider directly in order to find out if your All-on-4® treatment will be covered.
Monthly Financing Options for All-on-4®
If the cost of All-on-4® treatment proves prohibitive for any reason, there are monthly financing options to consider that can place All-on-4® dentures within reach. These payment plans function much like a traditional loan or credit card, with a trusted lending institution covering the total cost of care and the patient paying back the lender on a monthly basis. A reasonable interest rate will apply.
Discussing All Your Treatment Needs in Full Detail
Undergoing a major dental procedure is not something to consider lightly. It's important that you're aware of all of your treatment options and payment options so you can make an informed and confident decision about your treatment needs. With that in mind, we will be more than happy to go over all of your treatment and payment options so you can make the best choices when it comes to replacing your missing teeth.
Contact Our Practice About All-on-4®
For more information about All-on-4® and how it can help you have a healthy and fully functional smile again, we encourage you to contact our advanced dental care center today. The team at Bell Dental looks forward to discussing your dental health and wellness in more detail.