How Much Do All-On-Four Dental Implants Cost

How much do all-on-four dental implants cost?


All-on-four dental implants are a stable, natural-looking dental prosthetic used to replace all of the teeth on one or both arches. This type of implant-supported denture is on the higher end where cost is concerned but results are much more comfortable than traditional dentures and much more sturdy.


You may expect to pay between $20,000 and $50,000 per arch for an all-on-4 implant-supported denture. There are a few variables that affect the overall cost of treatment.


What affects the cost of an all-on-four implant denture?

One major factor is the number of doctors that are usually involved. Some providers are able to complete any necessary extractions, bone and gum grafts, implant placement, temporary denture, and final denture placement under one roof. Using a provider that can do everything in-house also lessens the chances of miscommunication between offices.


Since all offices have their own fee schedule, using multiple doctors can cause you to accrue a higher overall treatment price. There are also “upgrades” that can add to the cost of your prosthesis. A standard all on four denture is fabricated using acrylic and composite that is built on a titanium frame. The frame is what attaches to your dental implants. An upgrade to the fabrication of your denture is to have it constructed using porcelain for the teeth. Porcelain can tack on at least another $5000 per arch but is significantly more durable and aesthetically pleasing.


Porcelain is also easier to repair. If a tooth should break or chip, the process to fix it simply involves replacing the individual tooth and will cost about $2000, possibly less. If anything ever does break, you will most likely have to use your original, temporary denture while your all on four is sent back to the dental lab for repairs.


Are financing options available?


Dental insurance will only cover a maximum, usually around $1500-$2000, per year so get the most out of your insurance, you may benefit from stretching your treatment over the course of two calendar years. If you have your implants placed towards the end of one year, you will need about 6 months of healing time. You can then have your denture made and set in the next benefit year!


You may also want to ask if your dental providers offer in-house financing options that will allow you to spread out your payments. A lot of providers do work with third-party financing companies such as CareCredit or Lending Club that you will need to apply for on your own.


All-on-four dental implants are expensive but as the better option, will last much longer than their less costly counterparts. A traditional denture will not last nearly as long as an all-on-four so with replacements, you could end up spending just as much in the long run. Your dentist will help determine if an all-on-four is the best treatment option for your individual case.


What is an All-On-Four Dental Implant