Everyone loves a bargain, but as most of us have discovered when we’ve chosen the cheapest option first, you often get what you paid for. And while you can compromise on quality when it comes to many areas in life, medical and dental procedures shouldn’t be among them.
If you’ve been looking into the All-on-4® treatment, there are good reasons you shouldn’t immediately select the practitioner offering the cheapest All-on-4® dental implants.
All-on-4® is an advanced method of restorative dentistry that offers a long-term solution for missing teeth or as a denture alternative. Created by Dr Paulo Malo in 1998, it rests an entire arch of teeth on the upper or lower jaw on just four dental implants: two at the front and two at the back on one jawbone.
All-on-4® has some distinctive benefits compared to more traditional forms of dental restoration. Compared to the dental restoration method of replacing all your teeth with individual traditional implants, All-on-4® requires fewer implants which means fewer appointments, a shorter recovery time, and generally lower cost. This is also helped by the All-on-4® procedure being designed to avoid the need for dental bone grafting. All-on-4® has a 98% success rate and the power to provide you with a new smile in just one day.
While it’s understandable to want to save money by seeking out the most affordable All-on-4® dental implants on the market, there are risks involved with compromising too much on cost. Cheap dental implants from less skilled dentists using lower-quality materials can cause a whole host of problems: nerve damage, implant failure and sinus perforation, just to name a few.
Tempting as it may be to get All-on-4® for the cheapest price, there are dangers in making that the main criterion. There are several things to consider before choosing a dental practice, including its reputation, level of experience, services and payment options.
This blog post explores the reasons why choosing the cheapest All-on-4® dental implants isn’t the best idea and what you should focus on instead.
Risks Associated with Cheap All-on-4®
There’s always a cheaper option, but if a price seems too good to be true, there’s probably a good reason that’s the case. The dental practitioners offering the cheapest All-on-4® dental implants may not have the experience that Next Smile Australia has or a treatment process that’s as effective. They may even be hiding further costs down the line, such as the second or final bridge.
Some of the potential problems of choosing All-on-4® at the cheapest price include the following:
Your implants may need to be re-done
All-on-4® is an effective procedure, but it doesn’t work without proper planning and the correct placement of implants. While implant failure is rare, a lack of adequate preparation or poorly placed implants will increase the odds that you’ll be one of the unlucky cases.
Your prosthetic teeth may not look like real teeth
Next Smile Australia focuses on making prosthetics that look authentic and are made from high-quality materials. Low-grade materials and hastily made prosthetics can make for new teeth that do not look natural.
Your prosthetic teeth may wear down or stain easily
Another potential drawback of settling for the cheapest All-on-4® that your prosthetic teeth may wear down a lot faster or hold onto stains more than better-quality prosthetics.
You may only receive one bridge
When you get the Cheapest All-on-4® dental implants, you may only receive one bridge of teeth in the price or at all. The temporary/first bridge acts as a prototype, allowing the mouth to heal and gum bone tissue changes. The dental team can then fine-tune the design, shape, and shade of the final bridge based on patient feedback and preferences. This customisation ensures a final bridge that meets the patient's expectations and provides optimal function, aesthetics and long-term success.
You may suffer post-surgery complications
Cheap All-on-4® dental implants poorly placed can increase the likelihood of complications like post-surgical infection.
Your dentist may not have state-of-the-art technology
A practitioner who cuts corners when it comes to dental implants may take shortcuts when it comes to other parts of the business, too, like equipment and facilities.
Benefits of Choosing Next Smile Australia
The reasons to choose Next Smile Australia for your All-on-4® treatment instead of settling for whoever has the cheapest All-on-4® dental implants include
The Malo Protocol
Next Smile Australia partnered with Dr Paulo Malo to bring the All-on-4® treatment to Australia, and he’s trained some of our most experienced surgeons personally. An important part of Next Smile Australia’s commitment to treating patients the Malo way is to use his own ‘Malo protocol’, a two-bridge process that’s been researched and clinically proven to be effective time and again.
Next Smile Australia may not offer the cheapest All-on-4® dental implants on the market, but we certainly offer relatively affordable All-on-4® dental implants at a cost that’s fully disclosed upfront. We’re transparent about how much you’ll pay, and there are no surprises further along in the process.
Other providers may offer All-on-4® at the cheapest price but use lower-quality materials. Next Smile Australia uses nothing but the highest-quality materials from our research partners Nobel Biocare.
Next Smile Australia takes your dental and medical history into account as well as taking X-rays, digital impressions and scans of your jawbone. Our technicians will design teeth that are right for you and your situation, not the one-size-fits-all kind that is more susceptible to a poor or inferior outcome.
Natural-looking, long-lasting teeth
Next Smile Australia’s teeth are made to look authentic and to last a long time, unlike cheaper options which may stain more easily or wear down faster.
Payment Plans & Financing Options
Next Smile Australia may not provide the cheapest All-on-4® dental implants, but we do have flexible payment plans and financing options to make our relatively affordable All-on-4® dental implants easier to buy.
We understand that committing to any restorative dental procedure is a major decision, which is why we’re upfront with our pricing and finance. You won’t find any hidden surprises down the line.
For a single All-on-4® arch, our cost is $27,000, excluding general anesthesia if you require it. This price includes our personal consultation, your All-on-4® surgery at the hands of a skilled dental surgeon, treatment at a world-class dental surgery, prosthetic teeth within 24 hours, both provisional and final prosthetics (bridges), compassionate aftercare and a warranty on the dental implants and bridges.
While other dental clinics may offer All-on-4® at the cheapest price you can find, it’s important to remember they may not have the experience or skills of Next Smile Australia or be carrying out treatments following the Malo protocol.
In order to make it easier to pay, we offer dental payment plans through third-party providers, subject to availability. Over 50% of our patients use these plans. We have payment options starting from as little as $140 per week plus a five per cent discount on upfront payments.
Book a Consultation at Next Smile Australia
Next Smile Australia doesn’t claim to offer the cheapest All-on-4® dental implants available. Instead, we offer affordable All-on-4® dental implants made from high-quality materials from Nobel Biocare and can last a lifetime with proper care.
All of our All-on-4® treatments are carried out at our Super Clinics at various locations around the country. These Super Clinics come staffed with highly trained and experienced dental surgeons and anaesthetists, providing the finest standard of care in medically regulated environments. These environments include excellent standards of technology and facilities like in-house dental labs and surgical rooms.
Every step of your All-on-4® treatment can be carried out in the comfort of your closest available Super Clinic. If you live a long way from a Super Clinic, our accredited partners bring the same standard of care closer to home for you. These accredited partners take care of the bulk of your journey under their own roofs. The only time you have to travel is for a pre-surgery consultation and on the day of your surgery.
To see what the All-on-4® treatment is capable of, take a look at Next Smile Australia’s All-on-4® before and after testimonials.
To find out more about the All-on-4® treatment and to book a personal consultation, contact Next Smile Australia.