Patient-related and financial outcomes analysis of conventional full-arch rehabilitation versus the all-on-4 concept: A cohort study

Charles A. Babbush, Ali Kanawati, Georgios A. Kotsakis, James E. Hinrichs

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patient-related variables such as cost of treatment, length of the treatment period, and comfort provided by the interim prosthesis when treatment planning for full-arch rehabilitation are often neglected in dental publications. METHODS: Two patient cohorts were followed up longitudinally in this study: the "All-on-4 treatment concept group" and the "historical group." The number of implants, total treatment time, number of surgical procedures, number of sinus grafts, necessity for immediate provisional implants, adjusted cost associated for treatment in each group, and the quality of interim prosthesis were compared. RESULTS: The total adjusted cost for patients receiving All-on-4 treatment concept averaged at $42,422 ± 3860 (&OV0556;31,392 ± 2856), whereas the mean total adjusted cost for the historical group was $57,944 ± 20,198 (&OV0556;42,879 ± 2113) (P = 0.01). The difference in cost had a mean value of $7307 (&OV0556;5407) per jaw. Factors associated with complexity of treatment and patient comfort, such as the quality of interim prosthesis, number of surgeries, and duration of treatment time, all significantly favored the All-on-4 treatment concept group in comparison with conventional treatment modalities. CONCLUSIONS: When implant rehabilitation of the total jaw is sought, the All-on-4 treatment concept should be considered the least costly and least time consuming treatment option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-224
Number of pages7
JournalImplant Dentistry
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • all-on-4 treatment concept
  • dental implants
  • finances
  • patient related

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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