How to choose the Right Houston Specialist for your All-On-4 Dental Implant Procedure


All-On-4: The Truth About Cost

The cost of an All-On-4 dental implant treatment iin Houston varies significantly from $12,500 to over $20,000 which can be confusing to many patients who visit our office for consultation.


The financial aspects of treatment are important and as a patient, it’s understandable to expect that All-On-4 pricing should be the same wherever you go because the treatment is the same since it’s just 4 implants holding a full set of teeth


So why the huge differences in price?  Given the disparity of the advertised costs how does one make a fair price comparison?


The first thing a prospective patient needs to understand is that the treatment has two parts.  first, there is the surgical placement of the dental implants, where 4 implants are placed in the jaw.


The second and equally important part is the prosthetic teeth that are secured to the implants.  As a patient this is arguably the most important part as this is what give you your smile back as well as restores your chewing ability.  It is the second part that impacts the price of All-On-4 Dental Implants in Houston.


There are several methods to make the teeth that are secured to the dental implants as well as many different materials.


The lower price point, $12,500 and under typically includes a temporary tooth bridge that will need replacing to a more permanent version after the implants have healed and attached to the bone.  Permanent teeth in this price range are typically made of plastic and are prone to fracture and wear. 


In contrast, the more expensive options, $18K and over, include a state-of-the-art permanent set of teeth milled in one piece from high strength ceramic which studies have shown to be the strongest type of material for esthetic tooth replacement available.  




Prosthodontists are often considered the best choice for complex dental treatment including the All-On-4 Dental Implant and
Full-Mouth Dental Implant
procedures for a number of reasons:

1.Specialized expertise:  Prosthodontists are dental specialists who have had advanced post graduate training beyond dental school in the areas of diagnosis and treatment planning of complex dental cases such as the All-On-4 and full-mouth dental implant procedures. They are considered the most qualified experts in the replacement of missing teeth with crowns, bridges and dentures supported by dental implants.

2.Leadership in the interdisciplinary approach:  Complex dental cases such as the All-On-4 procedures require an interdisciplinary approach involving oral surgeons or periodontists, and often anesthesiologists.  Prosthodontists, with their specialized training are chosen to coordinate team treatment to achieve optimal outcomes.  They provide leadership to teams to insure that each member’s contribution is optimized.

3.Treatment planning: Prosthodontists excel in treatment planning complex dental cases such as the All-On-4 and full-mouth dental implant procedures.  The complex treatments not the best solution for every patient with missing teeth and only a sound and thorough diagnosis based on advanced training can determine the most optimal individualized solution.  Prosthodontist are able to visualized the final outcome of proposed treatment and the expected functional and esthetic aspects and  are able to develop complex treatment plans based on a  patient’s oral health.  Through the use of advanced diagnostic procedures , prosthodontists provide the most efficient sequence of treatment.

4.Restorative solutions:  Prosthodontist are skilled in providing the best state of the art restorative solutions to replace missing or damaged teeth with crowns, bridges, dentures, and implant-supported restorations.  Prosthodontist have a deep understanding of dental materials used in creating lifelike restorations that look and function like natural teeth.

5.Complex prosthodontic treatment: Prosthodontist have advanced training to treat complex procedures such as full-mouth-dental implants and  All-On-4 dental implants.  These cases typically involve multiple disciplines such as oral surgeons, periodontists, and anesthesiologists.  Treatment by individual experts in each respective specialty insures the most competent and efficient care for an optimum result.  Prosthodontists are the only dental specialist trained to coordinate complex treatment among multiple dental specialties.

Patients benefit for the specialized expertise, advanced treatment planning, and the deep knowledge of restorative solutions of prosthodontists.  Prosthodontists’ contribution to treatment is vital to the successful and long lasting outcomes of complex dental treatment such as the All-On-4 and full mouth dental implant procedures.