All-on-4® Treatment Cost in Temecula Valley & Beyond
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After watching our video below, you will learn who is a candidate for ‘Teeth in a Day’ / ‘All-on-4’ Treatment and what type of procedure it is. Dr. Tsvetov explains how much you are getting for your money if you proceed with ‘All on 4’ treatment in our clinic here at Temecula Facial Oral Surgery.
What’s the cost of the All-on-4 procedure?
The All-on-4® Treatment procedure, short as All-on-4®, also known as “teeth-in-a-day” is becoming a frequent and popular treatment option for patients. The procedure allows one to replace all decayed/failing teeth in the upper or lower jaw with dental implants and a permanent dental bridge all in one day.
The subject of cost frequently comes up and becomes an issue for the patients trying to decide where to have the procedure done and whether to have it done at all. Should you go through the procedure at a place that charges more or at a place that charges less? The answer is not as straightforward as you think, and this article will explore this question in detail.
Why does the All-on-4® procedure cost more in some offices and less in others?
Here are a few reasons why the cost of All-on-4 treatment varies from one dental office to another:
The use of implants of inferior quality
There are many implant companies that make implants. Some implants are branded, and others are cheap knock-offs of brand-name implants. Using cheaper low-quality implants allows the doctor to decrease their cost during the procedure, often to the detriment of the patient if substandard knock-off implants are used.
The use of cheap dental labs and materials
Dental labs are an integral part of the process. There are only a handful of reputable dental labs around the country that have a wealth of experience making bridges for this procedure and utilize precision-crafted processes and equipment to provide optimal outcomes for the patients.
Just like all implants are not created equal, all dental labs are not created equal either. In order to save costs, a dentist may choose to use a cheaper dental lab, but again, at what cost to the patient?
The absence of pre-surgical computer planning & surgical guide creation
For a complex procedure such as All-on-4®, why not take advantage of the use of technology, especially if it is readily available? Yes, it costs more for the doctor to pre-plan the case on the computer and have the surgical guides made that allow for precise surgery on the bone and implant placement. If a doctor is trying to cut corners and save money, they may not be willing to spend extra to make use of that technology.
But, it is without a doubt (and many medical studies prove it) that even the most experienced surgeons greatly benefit from having surgical computer-generated drill guides. The surgical outcomes are better and the overall benefit to the patient is better.
No concern for possible complications/follow-up
Ever heard a saying “You get what you pay for”? Well, it is especially true in this case. I’ve had a number of patients who had the procedure done at other offices come back to our office for the treatment of complications. The office that placed implants in the first place is either no longer in business (these places usually exist for 2-3 years and then close shop) or the doctor keeps telling them that everything is fine and there is nothing to worry about.
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At the end of the day, ask yourself a question: Do you want things done cheap, or do you want things done right? A vast majority of patients on a budget want to have things done right the first time.
Here at Temecula Facial Oral Surgery, we use brand-name dental implants, partner with nation-leading dental labs for both pre-surgical computer planning of the case and for the subsequent making of the bridge restoration. Additionally, we stand by our work. We hope you consider us if and when you need our help with your All-on-4® procedure.
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Additional considerations regarding All-on-4 treatment
I wanted to share two quick stories with you regarding the All-on-4® procedure. Just to recap, the All-on-4® procedure involves replacing the failed or missing teeth in one jaw with implants and a permanent dental bridge. It’s a procedure that has been done for the past 20 or so years and has made a tremendous positive impact on the lives of many patients. For more information about the All-on-4® procedure, feel free to explore our blog posts, as well as our Temecula Facial Oral Surgery YouTube Videos.
I wanted to present two quick situations that recently occurred in my office to underscore the importance of two things:
- The importance of not delaying the procedure
- Making sure you don’t let the cheapest price or “best deal” guide your decision on where to get the procedure done.
Timing is everything
The first example is a patient that came into our office two years ago. She had failing upper teeth due to gum disease and multiple dental infections. At the time, she was definitely a candidate for All-on-4® procedure. We discussed the treatment options at length, but since she did not want a denture, we decided that All-on-4® was the way to go.
However, the patient decided to wait to get the procedure done. When I saw her again recently, the dental infection has spread deeply into the jawbone, destroying the jawbone in the process. Now, there is no way to do the All-on-4® procedure using traditional implant placement. She needs to have special zygomatic or cheekbone implants which are a lot more challenging to do and needless to say a lot more expensive.
You get what you paid for
The second example is a patient that had a consultation for the All-on-4® procedure in my office a few months ago. She also had a few other consultations at different offices for the same issue. She finally settled on getting the All-on-4® procedure done south of the border. She was promised she will get permanent teeth done in one day and that it will only take two visits.
Well, she got the procedure done, but only half of the implants were placed and she was told that she now has to wear dentures for a full year before they can continue with the treatment. Needless to say, she is not very happy with the outcome. Yes, she paid less, way less south of the border, but she didn’t get what she was promised or what she wanted.
Get the treatment you need with trusted professionals on time
When it comes to the All-on-4® procedure, many things are important, including timing and price. Firstly, timing is important because if you have the jawbone to place the implants now, it does not mean that you will have the jawbone or still be a candidate some time later. In fact, if the bone disintegrates, you may end up getting a more complex procedure and end up paying more.
Secondly, you really do get what you pay for, so please do not let the price be the ultimate deciding factor in where you get the procedure done. As we know, cheaper is not necessarily better, and you may not be satisfied with the outcome if you let the treatment price influence your decision.
Here at Temecula Facial Oral Surgery, you can count on receiving the treatment you need using proven placement techniques and top-quality implants. Dr. Tsvetov relies on advanced technology to deliver the desired clinical outcome and restore your health. Whether it comes to undergoing the professional teeth-in-a-day procedure in the Temecula area, or some other type of dental procedure, we will provide you with the required care and aftercare guidance. Schedule a free consultation with us!