August 30, 2023

Am I a Candidate for All on 4 Dental Implants?

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Am I a Candidate for All on 4 Dental Implants

Are you tired of hiding your smile due to missing teeth or feeling held back by uncomfortable dentures? All-on-4 dental implants could be the solution you've been searching for, providing a new lease on life with a stunning, permanent smile. At Nuvia Dental Implant Center, our proprietary one of a kind process allows us to give you permanent teeth in 24 hours instead of waiting up to 10+ months like other dental implant locations.

Understanding All-on-4 Dental Implants:

Before determining if you're a suitable candidate for All-on-4 dental implants, it's crucial to understand the treatment. All-on-4 dental implants consist of a full row of teeth supported by just four dental implants which are strategically in the jawbone. 

Ideal Candidates for All-on-4 Dental Implants:

A. Missing Teeth or Failing Teeth

The primary candidates for All-on-4 dental implants are individuals with missing teeth, multiple failing teeth, or those currently using dentures [3]. The procedure offers a stable, long-lasting solution with a higher level of comfort and functionality compared to traditional dentures [4].

B. Adequate Bone Density:

To ensure successful implant placement, a patient should have adequate bone density in their jaw [5]. However, All-on-4 dental implants utilize an innovative technique to take advantage of available bone, often eliminating the need for bone grafting [6]. Dental implant professionals can assess your bone density through imaging techniques such as X-rays or CT scans [7].

C. Good Oral Health:

While gum disease or infection can complicate dental implant procedures, they don't necessarily exclude you from All-on-4 treatment [8]. Patients should address existing oral health issues with a dental professional to determine if they need to undergo treatment before receiving implants.

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Common Questions with All on 4:

A. What About My Age?  Am I too old or too young?

There is no specific age limit for All-on-4 dental implants [9]. However, it is essential to remember that younger patients (below 18-20 years) should wait for their facial growth to complete before considering the procedure [10].

B. What About Bone Loss:

Bone loss in the jaw can be a concern for patients considering dental implants. However, the All-on-4 procedure is specifically designed to maximize existing bone tissue and often eliminates the need for bone grafting [11]. Your dental professional will determine if you have sufficient bone for a successful procedure.

C. What About Medical Conditions:

Certain medical conditions or medications may affect the success of dental implants [12]. It is essential to disclose your full medical history to your dental professional, who will assess your individual situation and determine if any adjustments are needed to ensure a successful outcome.

The Importance of Professional Consultation:

A consultation with an experienced dental professional is vital in determining if you are a suitable candidate for All-on-4 dental implants. Our team will carefully evaluate your oral health, medical history, and personal goals to develop a tailored treatment plan that best fits your unique needs.

All-on-4 dental implants offer an incredible opportunity to transform your smile and regain your self-confidence. By understanding the ideal candidates for this life-changing treatment and addressing common concerns, you can make an informed decision about whether All-on-4 dental implants are right for you. Don't let missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures hold you back any longer. Your journey towards a breathtaking, permanent smile is just a consultation away. Take our 60-second quiz today and get in contact with our compassionate and dedicated team to learn more about All-on-4 dental implants and how they can revolutionize your life.

Sources:

[1] Maló, P., de Araújo Nobre, M., Lopes, A., & Ferro, A. (2015). All-on-4® treatment concept for the rehabilitation of the completely edentulous mandible: A 7-year clinical and 5-year radiographic retrospective case series with risk assessment for implant failure and marginal bone level. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, 17, e531–e541.

[2] Soto-Penaloza, D., Zaragozí-Alonso, R., Penarrocha-Diago, M., & Penarrocha-Diago, M. (2017). The All-on-4 treatment concept: Systematic review. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 9(3), e474–e488.

[3] Maló, P., de Araújo Nobre, M., Lopes, A., & Ferro, A. (2015). All-on-4® treatment concept for the rehabilitation of the completely edentulous mandible: A 7-year clinical and 5-year radiographic retrospective case series with risk assessment for implant failure and marginal bone level. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, 17, e531–e541.

[4] Lopes, A., Maló, P., de Araújo Nobre, M., Sánchez-Fernández, E., & Gravito, I. (2015). The NobelGuide® All-on-4® treatment concept for the rehabilitation of edentulous jaws: A prospective report on medium- and long-term outcomes. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, 17(Suppl 2), e406–e416.

[5] Branemark, P. I., Hansson, B. O., Adell, R., Breine, U., Lindstrom, J., Hallén, O., & Ohman, A. (1977). Osseointegrated implants in the treatment of the edentulous jaw. Experience from a 10-year period. Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 16, 1–132.

[6] Maló, P., de Araújo Nobre, M., Lopes, A., & Ferro, A. (2015). All-on-4® treatment concept for the rehabilitation of the completely edentulous mandible: A 7-year clinical and 5-year radiographic retrospective case series with risk assessment for implant failure and marginal bone level. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, 17, e531–e541.

[7] Misch, C. E., & Resnik, R. (2012). Mandibular nerve neurosensory impairment after dental implant surgery: Management and protocol. Implant Dentistry, 21(5), 366–374.

[8] Monje, A., Catena, A., & Borgnakke, W. S. (2014). Association between diabetes mellitus/hyperglycaemia and peri-implant diseases: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 41(6), 627–638.

[9] Frencken, J. E., Sharma, P., Stenhouse, L., Green, D., Laverty, D., & Dietrich, T. (2017). Global epidemiology of dental caries and severe periodontitis – A comprehensive review. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 44(Suppl 18), S94–S105.

[10] Hu, K. S., & Tiwana, P. S. (2011). Craniofacial growth and dental implants. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, 23(1), 89–98, vii.

[11] Maló, P., de Araújo Nobre, M., Lopes, A., & Ferro, A. (2015). All-on-4® treatment concept for the rehabilitation of the completely edentulous mandible: A 7-year clinical and 5-year radiographic retrospective case series with risk assessment for implant failure and marginal bone level. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, 17, e531–e541.

[12] Balshi, T. J., & Wolfinger, G. J. (1997). Immediate loading of Branemark implants in edentulous mandibles: A preliminary report. Implant Dentistry, 6(2), 83–88.

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