All-on-4 vs. Snap-in dentures
Many practices incorrectly proclaim snap-in dentures, implant-supported dentures, or even mini-implants, the All-on-4 dental implant procedure. But beware—these procedures are not the same as the All-on-4 dental implant procedure.
Some providers may charge a separate fee for different phases of the procedure. For instance, you may be charged a separate fee for the consultative and diagnostic phase, a separate fee for the surgical phase, and yet another fee for the restorative phase. You may also be charged “hidden” incidental fees based on your particular situation. Be sure the price you’re quoted is for the COMPLETE procedure.
Treatment in foreign countries
In foreign countries, the costs for the All-on-4 implant procedure itself averages $25,000, but there are added expenses and risks involved. When you travel outside of the United States you are subject to that country’s laws, standards and regulations or lack of any. Receiving any refund or corrective treatment will be nearly impossible.
The materials used in your implant procedure also vary. 99.9% of facilities in the world will make an acrylic denture that you will wear for months or even years. What makes a restoration “permanent” is that it must contain a metal substructure, usually made of titanium, or a monolithic material such as zirconia.
If you are in a facility without this milling technology, you will be receiving acrylic/denture teeth restorations and possibly one of the “final” restorations months or years later. This is why costs vary; it has to do with the capabilities of the facility, the costs for outside lab work, multiple visits and experience.
*A majority of patients qualify for same-day implants and can have their initial workup and procedure in one day without additional procedures such as sinus lifts and bone grafting, then have their final prostheses delivered within 24 hours after surgery. In rare cases deemed to be complex, involving severe bone loss, sinus lifts and bone grafting, the initial workup and all procedures are still performed in one day, but patients may leave with a provisional prostheses and the final prostheses to be placed later.
Prospective patients are evaluated by Golpa Dental Enterprises with a patient history and physical exam prior to any services performed. Not all prospective patients are good candidates for this procedure. When a patient is found not to be a good candidate for the procedure, no treatment is offered or rendered. Results of individual treatments may vary.