Bexley Dental, a dental office based in Bexley, NSW, Australia, has recently published a blog post that examines the factors affecting the price of All on 4 dental implants. The All on 4 is a modern method for dental implants that only requires four implants to support a whole arch of teeth, compared to the traditional method that requires eight or more implants to support the bridges. The three factors that can influence the price and the outcome of the All on 4 procedure are: the proper education of the dentist to maximise the patient’s comfort and the longevity of the implant; the suitable materials for a durable, natural-looking implant; and the dentist’s range of experience regarding implant procedures.
The article points out that post-graduate education for dentists on performing advanced procedures can vary significantly, even for procedures involving surgery, such as performing dental implants. Basically, there are two ways to get trained for performing dental implants. Either dentists can a take a short course for a number of days or they can undergo an intensive post-graduate course that includes courses of theoretical, practical, and clinical, education, and a broad range of first-hand case experience. It is recommended that patients ensure the dentist they are consulting with has taken the full course of study.
What is frequently skipped in the short course of study is treatment planning, which is the process of examining all of the factors that can affect the implant procedure to manage or minimise any complications, based on the specific patient’s history. Factors to consider include: the spacing of the teeth; gum health; how the teeth position may affect or interfere with the implant; bone structure and quality; location and depth of sinus cavities in relation to the required implant; critical structures and nerves in relation to the ideal placement of the implant; jaw conformation and space for the implants; and the type of implant to ensure secure and comfortable outcomes. Treatment planning is a critical step for all patients because it can help avoid complications, such as: nerve damage; receding gums; chronic sinus issues from misplaced implants; complications affecting blood supply to the natural teeth and gums; and loss of feeling in the tongue and lips.
Meanwhile, there are various options for financing the All on 4 treatment and these can be discussed with Bexley Dental. They have also partnered with a company who can help prepare the patient’s application for accessing their superannuation to finance the procedure. The Early Release Super (ERS) allows patients to use their superannuation on compassionate grounds. If the patient’s dental condition is serious and causing a lot of pain, they may be allowed to use their superannuation to cover the costs.
Started in 1990 by Dr. Theo Spyrakis, Bexley Dental has grown into a dental practice made up of four dentists and three hygiene therapists who have the knowledge and experience to assist patients recover their beautiful smile. Whether the teeth are stained, chipped, or damaged, patients will be able to get back their smile after undergoing the procedures that the dental professionals will suggest and provide. Meanwhile, it was in 2002 that Dr. Spyrakis learned about the All on 4 technique for dental implants. It was the ideal method he had been looking for because it will only require four implants to support a full arch of teeth. The process also eliminates the need for bone grafting, which provides the opportunity for patients to get a full mouth dental implant when they were previously considered to be unsuitable for the conventional method for dental implants.
Those who are interested in learning more about the cost of All on 4 in Sydney and surrounding areas can check out the Bexley Dental website or contact them through the phone or by email. They are open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, on Mondays and Thursdays; from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fridays; and from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, on Saturdays.
For more information about Bexley Dental, contact the company here:
(02) 9567 4151
400 Forest Rd, Bexley NSW 2207