Cost of Full Mouth Dental Implants
Are you finally ready to throw away the denture glue? And replace all your rotten teeth with implants once and for all? How much is replacing all teeth with implants going to set you back? And how are you going to afford such an expensive undertaking? Of course, you are comparing the fees and prices of different full mouth implant options? Clear Choice implant costs are high, but it is important to know what you are getting for your money. It is also important to be informed about the different ways to replace all teeth with implants (watch the video below). And if your blood pressure is rising, we offer full sedation for dental anxiety.
Long story, short, this page will provide all the information you need to decide if you should replace all your teeth with implants.
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We are a One-Stop Dental Implant Center
Just like Clear Choice except we are not a national chain and we use proven dental science combined with the newest holistic dentistry techniques such as PRF bone grafting. We also file dental insurance and have financing options as low as $200 per month. Our implant center is located in Burtonsville near Silver Spring and Columbia Maryland. Dr. Gary Adams personally evaluates and does all the full implants cases from beginning to end. You will not need to see another dentist. He will look at your situation and explain the different ways to replace all your teeth. And finally, Adams helps his clients compare the costs and pros and cons of the different solutions.
Dr. Adams does full arch implant cases every day. He will do your entire case including the oral surgery and fitting the teeth. It is important to have an experienced implant surgeon because problems with implants can occur. We also offer sedation if you who would rather be put to sleep for implants.
Most Common Complete Implant Solutions:
- All on 4 Full Arch Implant Bridge – permanent set of teeth that are not removable
- Snap on Implant Dentures – implant teeth that you can remove
- Implants to replace all teeth with individual crowns and bridges
Clear Choice implants typically offers only option #1
Full Arch Dental Implant Options Video by Dr Adams:
Full Implant Replacements are either Permanent or Removable
Generally, implant teeth solutions are removable (you can take them out like dentures) or stay in the mouth permanently. Some teeth that connect to implants are high quality, smooth, natural feeling zirconia. On the other hand, other teeth are acrylic and feel like plastic. As you might guess, the better teeth that stay in your mouth are more expensive. But it is not that simple. Make sure you fully understand what you are getting for your money before replacing all your teeth with a pricey new set of pearly whites. Unlike a car, you cannot take implants for a test drive before you buy them. Do your due diligence.
Do Not Use Generic Implants
All the focus is usually on the teeth, but do not forget about the foundation of full mouth teeth. That is the implants or new roots installed into the jaw bone. Implants are usually made of titanium, but there are metal-free zirconia options. It is very important to select a non-generic implant option manufactured by a financially stable implant manufacturing company. Companies go bankrupt or they can be sold. If your manufacturer goes off the grid, you may not be able to get implant parts for repairs and maintenance. If needed parts cannot be purchased, the implant is useless and will need to be removed and replaced.
One of the most common reasons for tooth loss is periodontal disease. If you have gum disease are implants possible. And in fact, it is better to get implants before gum disease causes irreversible bone loss.
There are 3 Different Ways to Replace a Full Set of Teeth With Implants:
- All on 4 Dental Implants – custom made full upper or lower set of zirconia (or Acrylic) teeth that are permanently implanted into the mouth. The one-piece full bridge is supported by 4 – 6 implants. Be sure to get zirconia teeth. They look better, last longer, but cost more.
- Snap on Dentures – removable implant supported dentures that snap into the mouth. Sometimes called locator over dentures. Very stable but are removable and can be easily un-snapped by the patient. The teeth are acrylic not porcelain or zirconia. Snap on dentures are the most affordable and practical way to replace all your teeth with implants. The teeth feel like plastic, but they chew well, look great and cost far less than other full implant replacements.
- Individual Implants for All Teeth – individual teeth on individual implants fixed permanently into the mouth. Just as natural teeth once were. Teeth are individually made out of porcelain and zirconia. These teeth are flossed and brushed as natural teeth and most of the time are not connected to one another. If you are looking for the Roles Royce of full mouth implants, this is it. It is amazing, but very expensive due to all the implants and custom zirconia teeth.
There are pros and cons to each complete implant option. We discuss options to replace all teeth. Read carefully because there are many more things to consider. Which implant alternative is best comes down to a personal decision once you understand all your options. The decision will come down to how much money you are willing to spend and your expectation of the end result.
All on 4 Implants vs Snap On Denture Costs
All on 4 is usually a preferred option to snap on dentures because all on 4 teeth made of zirconia (not acrylic) feels more natural. Additionally teeth that stay fixed in the mouth are more acceptable. Many people will opt for snap on implant dentures because they cost less and are more affordable.
Why not Replace All Missing Teeth with Individual Implants?
All on four can replace a full upper or lower arch of teeth with 4-6 implants. The implants are used to support a one-piece implant bridge. The All on 4 bridge is far less expensive than a complete set of individually implanted teeth. All on four is more popular than snap on teeth because it is not removable. The All on 4 is larger and bulkier than natural teeth but is still a lot thinner and more comfortable than a denture that snaps on and off implant locator attachments. The All on 4 bridge can replace teeth and gum tissue and does not require as much bone grafting as a full mouth individual implants. Because all All on 4 only needs four implants, less implant surgery and bone grafting is needed than replacing all teeth with implants and individual crowns. All on four cases are still expensive because all teeth need to be removed and several dental implants need to be placed.
What Full Implant Option is the Most Popular?
For most people who want fixed implant teeth that stay in the mouth permanently, the biggest decision is a full mouth of individual implants or All on 4 implants. Most people will choose All on 4 due to the very high costs of individual implants. All on 4 typically takes less time because it involves less implant and bone grafting surgery than replacing all lost teeth with implants. Most people will turn down the implant denture case because they do not want teeth that come in and out of their mouth. Many people will complain about acrylic denture teeth because they feel thick, bulky and fake like plastic.
Acrylic Plastic vs Zirconia All on 4 Teeth:
- What is an acrylic denture made of plastic that is permanently connected to a group of 4 or more implants. This solution is called hybrid dentures because they are literally dentures that have been altered to connect to implants instead of being fitted to the gums. Many implant centers still offer hybrid dentures because they cost less and are easier to do than newer all zirconia implant teeth. Nothing wrong with them if you know what your are getting. Hybrid dentures feel like plastic and are not as durable as zirconia bridges.
- Zirconia one piece implant bridges look beautiful, feel natural, have a thinner profile and are far more durable.
Get the Zironia Teeth Upgrade
Be sure you know what kind of All on four bridge you are getting. Zirconia bridges also called “Prettau” and “Bruxzir” are made by high quality expensive labs. The machines that make the zirconia bridges cost millions of dollars and implant centers with in-house labs do not make zirconia Prettau or Bruxzir teeth in the office (including Clear Choice). If you did not ask, assume you are getting plastic teeth because the zirconia ones are a lot more expensive. Clear Choice sells the plastic full implant teeth and the zirconia teeth are an upgrade.
How Much Do Full Mouth Implant Options Cost ?
Most implant centers such as our office and Clear Choice will charge one flat fee to remove all the teeth (top and bottom) and replace them with full implant options . The fee for All on 4 permanent implants for the entire mouth is between $35,000 and $55,000. Snap on implant dentures are much less expensive at 25K – 35K for the entire mouth. An entire set of individual implants and crowns for the entire mouth is $65K – $75K. The fees for the cases includes:
- sedation and anesthesia
- removing any remaining teeth
- same-day temporary teeth to be inserted the day of surgery
- bone and gum graft surgery
- implant surgery
- final set of teeth
Thin, comfortable, made of beautiful zirconia and porcelain crowns. Feels like natural teeth. The hygiene is even like natural teeth with normal brushing and flossing. This option requires plenty of high quality bone and gum tissue. This implant alternative is usually reserved for people who have teeth or have recently lost teeth. Platelet rich fibrin or PRF dental bone grafting techniques have made managing bone loss much more predictable. But more implants requires more bone.
Replacing All Teeth with Individual Implants is the Most Expensive Full Replacement Option
Implants for all the teeth obviously requires a lot of implants. 20-25 to be exact. Often a lot more bone and gum grafting is needed. That is why this solution cost more than All on 4 implants and snap in implant dentures. Needless to say, one of the biggest downsides to this solution is the very high cost. Solutions like this usually last a lifetime.
Implant Dentures is least expensive full mouth implant option
Snap on dentures is the least expensive option to replace a full mouth of teeth with implants. Basically implants are used to secure a removable implant denture. Typically 4 implants are used to retain the denture by way of locator attachments. This allow the dentures to be “snapped-onto” the 4 implants. Often, only 2 implants is needed to secure a lower denture.
Should You Replace All your teeth with Mouth Full Implant Options?
How much do you value your natural teeth. Can they be saved? How much does saving the teeth cost? How long are natural teeth repairs going to last? Cost? Compare alternatives to replace all teeth with full implant alternatives. Some teeth might be saved and some replaced with teeth implants. For example, maybe your front 6 teeth can be replaced with an implant bridge and your back teeth repaired with fillings and crowns. The costs of saving and replacing teeth with implants must be considered.
Longevity and Maintenance Costs
Also consider how long each solution will last. And maintenance fees over time too. Clearly some full implant options perform and look differently too. Most often, your result is nicer when all you get a new full set of replacement teeth. Replacing all your teeth with implants wipes the slate clean and the implant specialist creates a new beautiful smile. But only you can decide what implant option is best. Make sure you understand the differences in the various permanent implant alternatives.
You Cannot “Test Drive” Implant Teeth
Remember, you cannot try it before you buy it. Once all your teeth are gone, they cannot be put back. And once you have selected an implant solution and made the implant teeth, you have paid for them. Educate yourself and set a reasonable expectation prior to embarking on getting a new set of permanent implant teeth.
All on four implants is the most popular full mouth implant option because the teeth stay permanently in the mouth and they are not as expensive as a replacing all your teeth with individual implants. All on four is not as expensive as replacing all your teeth with individual implants.
Removable Implant Supported Dentures are Very Affordable but have higher Maintenance Costs
For those who do not mind removable teeth, Snap-in denture implants are very affordable and stable. Implant dentures have the highest maintenance costs since the material can break and it inherently absorbs stains and smells over time. Zirconia from Prettau or Bruxzir on top of all on 4 is more durable than acrylic plastic.
Traditional Dentures Without Implants
If you still haven’t made up your mind and you really need to get those painful rotten teeth out? You can always remove your teeth and get regular dentures. Compared to snap on dentures, conventional dentures are quite a down grade. The biggest complaint with dentures is they are not stable and fall out of the mouth during talking and eating. Most people prefer implants to secure dentures or permanent bridges. Many people will suffer through dentures because of the expense of implants.
If you ever want to get implants, do not wait too long. People will lose bone after removing all teeth. And later, it can be impossible to get implants without bone to put them into. Sometimes delaying treatment till later can lead to more expensive bone grafting and an end result that is not as good.