If you are missing most or all of your teeth, an implant-supported denture offers an unrivaled level of stability and strength. However, some patients do not have enough tissue in their jaw to support traditional implants or cannot afford the cost of six or eight implant posts. All-on-4® dental implants can restore an entire arch of missing teeth on only four precisely placed dental implants. Dr. Steve Ollason offers this advanced treatment concept at our Albuquerque, NM, dental practice. New Mexico Smile Center accepts most dental insurance plans and we can file insurance claims on patients’ behalf.
All-on-4 is a unique method of implant placement which uses two vertical and two tilted implants to support a full upper or lower denture. With conventional placement methods, a denture needs six or eight implants. By placing posts at an angle, All-on-4 utilizes the densest bone in the jaw to improve the stability of the denture without using additional implants. This minimally invasive treatment method has a 10-year success rate of 94.8 percent.
The All-on-4 method offers unique advantages compared to other treatment methods. All-on-4 implants are:
Candidates for the All-on-4 treatment method often experience shorter treatment times, lower costs, and a rapid improvement in their quality of life.
All-on-4 dental implants are an excellent option for those who lack sufficient bone density for traditional placement techniques. Typically, Dr. Ollason recommends All-on-4 for patients who have extensive or complete tooth loss and oral health conditions which require their remaining teeth to be extracted.
All-on-4 dental implants are an excellent option for those who lack sufficient bone density for traditional placement techniques.
In general, candidates should be in good overall health and should have no medical conditions that could make oral surgery a risk. Before recommending All-on-4, we will conduct a full oral health examination to ensure your gums and any remaining teeth are healthy. We do not typically recommend dental implants for patients who smoke, as tobacco use can increase your chances of implant failure.
In general, treatment with the All-on-4 method is more affordable than conventional implant placement. With fewer implants and less need for bone grafting, this treatment is a cost-efficient solution for patients who require full-arch replacement.
There are several factors that can affect the final cost of All-on-4 treatment. Some of these include:
We firmly believe that cost should never prevent individuals from receiving the treatment they deserve. That is why New Mexico Smile Center accepts CareCredit® and Capital One Healthcare Financing to help our patients cover out-of-pocket expenses.
If you are looking for a cost-effective solution for extensive tooth loss, All-on-4 may be right for you. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ollason or learn more about our treatment options, contact us online or call us at (505) 275-1663.
10151 Montgomery NE
Bldg 3, Ste B
Albuquerque, NM 87111
This is a great dental practice--you won't find better in Albuquerque. Dr. Ollason is an excellent dentist and a very personable fellow.