The All-on-6 treatment was designed for immediate use. This procedure is used to replace the entire upper or lower set of teeth.
In fact, hundreds of thousands of patients have benefited from restored teeth since its inception and is a stronger, healthier replacement for dentures.
How does it work?
The procedure creates a permanent prosthesis by using 6 dental implants which act as an anchor for a bridge or over-denture. Six implants are placed in the lower or upper jawbone to permanently anchor prosthetic teeth in place.
Both All on four and all on 6 procedures provide the option of replacing an entire arch of teeth. Dr. Moritz prefers to use 6 implants in each arch but, sometimes the patients’ anatomy does not allow for them. In such cases four implants may be used. Either way is a proven and reliable solution for people who do not want to suffer with traditional dentures.
A thorough examination of hard and soft tissues as well as an assessment of the patients medical health are made prior to commencing treatment. A 3d xray (CT scan) is performed and impressions of the patients mouth are taken. Through the use of new digital technology the 3d x-ray is virtually aligned with scans of the patients mouth and imported into the implant planning software. Here, the doctor will place the implants into the 3d image and create a surgical guide which will guide him during the surgical procedure. Not only does this make it quicker and easier for precise placement of the implants, it increases the safety of the procedure by helping the doctor avoid critical anatomy like nerves, sinus, etc.
Once the titanium implants are placed an impression is taken and a bridge is fabricated via a five axis milling machine that we have in our office. This will be screwed down to the implants as early as the next day and will function as a temporary during the healing phase. 4 to 6 months later a final bridge can be made. This is often out of solid zirconia but other materials approved for permanent use in the mouth are also available.
The fees for the procedure are all inclusive from the initial appointment to the final delivery of the permanent zirconia bridge. However, regular maintenance of the implants is required to maintain their health and is not included in that price.
The fee for treatment of the lower arch is $16,000 and the upper arch is $17500. This is the same whether 4 or 6 implants are used. Some of that may be covered by your dental insurance up to the limit of their stated maximums. It is unlikely that your dental insurance will cover a significant amount of a procedure like this which is why we offer financing through Valley Federal Credit Union.
Staging and in house financing options
For those who choose not to finance through a bank we offer a paid in full discount of 7.5% or we can stage the treatment so that it can be made more affordable. The initial bridge that we make is extremely high quality for something that is approved for temporary use only.
The material (pmma) is approved for up to two years in the mouth. For those who need to stretch the time of treatment out we allow for 50% up front and the remaining 50% can be made over the course of the next 2 years. Once the treatment is paid for the final zirconia bridge is made.
The final result carried a warranty for five providing that the patient has kept up with regular checkups and routine maintenance of the implants. It is expected that each patient have regular cleanings every 6 months and that once every two years the prosthesis needs to be removed so that the implants can be thoroughly cleaned and examined.