What are full mouth implants?
Full mouth implants describes the process of replacing a full set of teeth with dental implants. At a certain point it is best to stop spending money on rotten teeth. Replacing teeth with implants is a much more permanent solution. Implants do not rot, need root canals or get cavities. Implants have very minimal maintenance and future repair costs. There are many different ways to replace a set of natural teeth with implants. Some full mouth implants cost more and stay in the mouth permanently. Other implant teeth are removable and require fewer fancy parts. Obviously some full mouth implant options are more expensive than others. What is the process to get full mouth implants and how long will it take?
Maryland Sedation Dentistry is a full service implant center
We are located in Burtonsville Maryland in the DC metro area and within a 20 minute drive of Washington DC.
How much does getting teeth replaced with implants cost?
What you will get for your money? The price of dental implants is confusing and is not straight forward. There are many different ways to replace teeth with implants. Full mouth dental implants costs between $25,000 – $75,000. The price depends on the kind of teeth. Some implants get permanently installed. Other teeth have to be taken out for cleaning. Some teeth are made of plastic and others are made of a special porcelain called zirconia.
So what teeth are best for you? Read this article and you cannot make the wrong choice. Just make sure you understand all the different teeth options, how they work and you cannot go wrong. We list the cost for all the various full implant options below.
Full Mouth Dental Implants Costs?
Implant centers such as Clear Choice(*) charge one fixed cost to replace all the teeth (top and bottom) with full mouth implants. The cost for All on 4-6 implants for the entire mouth is $45,000 and $55,000. snap on implant dentures are at 25K – 35K for the entire mouth. An entire set of individual implants and teeth is $65K – $75K. In most cases the later option is not practical. We discuss the options in further detail below.
Fixed fees for the cases includes:
- sedation and anesthesia
- removing teeth
- temporary teeth to be installed the day of surgery
- bone grafting
- final teeth
Who is Maryland Sedation Dentist?
Maryland Sedation Dentist is a certified full mouth implant center. Our modern facility is also certified for full IV sedation dentistry. You will sleep comfortably while your teeth get replaced with implants. We use a holistic approach to full mouth implants. Our experts are fully trained in modern oral and implant surgery techniques. All our cases are digitally planned from start to finish. And take advantage of the best materials including non-metal zirconia teeth.
All on 4 Permanent Implants
This option is a one-piece set of teeth permanently installed onto 4-6 implants. The option is also called All on 4 dental implants. This is the most popular full mouth implant option. The implant teeth are permanently installed and can not be removed by anyone but an implant dentist. The bridges are made by 3d printers out of zirconia. They are very cosmetic, strong and functional. This option generally costs $45,000 – $55,000 all in. Cheaper plastic bridges are made, but should not be considered. They costs $10,000 less, but they only last a few years before needing to be replaced. Zirconia can last forever and looks a lot nicer.
Snap on Implant Dentures
Basically a set of teeth that is fitted to the gums and snaps on and off implants. This option is less expensive and requires fewer implants. This option makes the most sense for people who have lost lots of gum tissue, bone and teeth. Most people are very satisfied with snap on teeth. This option generally costs $25,000 – $35,000 for an entire mouth of new implant teeth.
Replace All Teeth with Individual Implants
Replacing a set of teeth with individual implants is possible but quite expensive. This option feels the most natural and can be flossed and cleaned like natural teeth. This is the most expensive way to replace a full mouth of teeth with implants. This solution usually only makes sense for people who have recently lost their natural teeth. This option generally costs $65,000 – $75,000 total.
What is the Best Full Mouth Implant Option:
There are advantages and disadvantages to each option. There are many more things to consider. The best option comes down to a personal decision once you have all the facts. Part of the decision depends on how much money you are willing to spend. And your expectation of the the final result.
Clear Choice(*) Compared to Maryland Sedation Dentist
One of our main competitors is Clear Choice. Clear Choice(*) implant costs are expensive since they only offer All on 4 permanent implants. We offer many different options and advantages over Clear Choice(*):
- We offer several more full mouth options compared to Clear Choice(*)
- We use proven dental science combined with the newest holistic dentistry techniques such as platelet rich fibrin, bone grafting and oxygen and ozone therapy.
- We use biocompatible pure non-metal zirconia implant teeth.
- No generic implants
- We file dental insurance and collect your benefits from the insurance company. Clear Choice(*) does not take insurance at all.
- We offer flexible payment options and several financing options.
- We have helpful and friendly staff that will answer all your questions locally any time you call us. Clear Choice(*) has a national call center.
- We will continue to maintain your case for regular cleanings and checkups.
- Our cases are completed by one doctor from beginning to end. Clear Choice(*) has a team of doctors.
- We are not a national chain. We are not trying to take over the world. We are here to provide complete, personal and individual attention to your case and new smile.
Full Mouth Implants Video
Permanent vs Removable Implant Teeth
Implant teeth can be removable like dentures. Or permanent meaning you cannot take them out of your mouth. If you are shopping for whole mouth implants, make sure you know which ones you are getting.
Acrylic Plastic vs Zirconia Implant Teeth
Most new implant teeth are made by modern high-end 3D printers. Zirconia is a specialized ceramic. It is very strong, smooth and totally stain resistant. The material is very durable, smooth and cosmetic. It lasts longer, looks better and feels more comfortable and natural than Acrylic plastic.
Implant teeth are still made of plastic by many implant centers with in-house labs such as Clear Choice. Plastic implant bridges are also called “hybrid dentures.” They are literally denture teeth that are permanently connected to implants. Clear Choice(*) does offer zirconia as an “upgrade” for a much higher price. But make sure you know what teeth you are getting when getting consultations for full mouth dental implants.
Titanium vs Zirconia Implants
Do not forget about the implants. Implants are like new roots installed into the mouth. Most implants are made of titanium, but there are metal-free zirconia ones too. It is important to get non-generic implants manufactured by a financially stable implant manufacturing company. Companies get sold or go out of business. If the manufacturer goes out of business, you may not be able to obtain parts in the future.
Permanent Implant Bridges vs Snap On Denture Costs
Most people prefer implant teeth that stay in the mouth. Obviously natural teeth are not removable like dentures. Permanent teeth are most often zirconia rather than plastic acrylic. Zirconia lasts longer, feels smoother and looks better. Snap on dentures cost on average $30,000. All on 4 dental implants cost $50,000 on the average. For cost reasons sometimes people will opt for snap on dentures. Snap-in teeth are quite popular. They look nice, are very stable and do not come loose while eating or talking. Dentures are also easier to clean, because they can be easily taken in and out.
Snap-on Dentures require Maintenance
The attachments need to be replaced every 3-6 months. And every 1-3 years the dentures need to be re-lined to maintain the fit between the teeth and the gums. Permanent teeth do not require this kind of maintenance. The life expectancy of snap-in teeth is 5-10 years. New teeth can be easily made to snap-on to the existing implants. Permanent teeth can last for 10s of years.
Full Mouth Bridges vs Individual Implants
Full implant bridges can replace a full upper or lower set of teeth with 4-6 implants. The implants are used for a full upper or lower set of replacement implant teeth. “All on 4-6” bridges are less expensive than a complete set of individual implant teeth. All on 4 bridges can replace teeth and gum tissue and does not require as much bone 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. Due to fewer implants and less surgery, full implant bridges takes less time and are less expensive than individual implants.
Most people choose All on 4 due to higher costs of individual implants. All on 4 takes less time, involves fewer implants and less bone grafting surgery. Most people don’t want implant dentures because they do not want teeth that are removable. People also do not like plastic teeth that can feel thick, bulky and cheap.
Full Individual Implants and Crowns
This full mouth implant option is for people who have recently lost teeth. This option requires lots of bone and needs 10-12 implants per jaw. This option is expensive due to needing 20-25 implants and more oral surgery. Often more bone and gum grafting is required. That is why this procedure costs more than All on 4 implants and implant dentures. Obviously, the biggest downsides to this solution is the high cost.
Snap-in Dentures Costs
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 Implants?
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 Future 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.
Learn about all dental implant options before making a decision
You cannot try implant teeth before you buy them. Learn as much as you can about the different options and how they differ. Once all your teeth are removed they cannot be replanted. Educate yourself about the different full dental implant choices and have a reasonable expectation prior to getting implants and a set of new implant teeth.
All on 4-6 is the most popular option because the teeth are not removable. The solution is also not as expensive as as getting full individual implants.
Snap-In dentures are affordable but have maintenance costs
For those who do not mind removable teeth, Snap-in dentures with 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. Dentures also need re-lining over time to maintain a good fit to the gums. Also implant denture attachments need to be replaced every 3-6 months.
False Teeth or Implants
If you are still not sure what to do. And your rotten, infected teeth really need to come out or else?, you can always remove your teeth and get traditional dentures. Do not wait too long because once teeth are removed, you will lose bone. And implants need bone or they do not work. Relative to implant dentures, regular dentures are quite a step down. Dentures are not stable and become dislodged during talking and eating. Implants are used to secure dentures or bridges. Many people will suffer through dentures because of the high costs of implants. Over time, dentures fit worse and worse due to bone loss. Often people will come back too late wanting implants. Without adequate bone, extensive and expensive bone grafting may be necessary to get implants.
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