Signs That All-on-4® Is Right for You

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For those who have experienced partial or complete tooth loss, the closest option to the natural teeth is an implant-supported restoration like All-on-4®. Dental implants integrate with the jawbone, mimicking the role of the natural tooth root. This provides the optimal level of stability and durability and the stimulation required to keep the jaw healthy.

Candidacy for All-on-4

Unfortunately, when tooth loss is significant and a suitable replacement is not provided in time, patients may have suffer from substantial deterioration of the jawbone, which could make them ineligible for traditional dental implants. All-on-4s system secures a full arch of teeth with only four dental implants, so this is often a good substitute for patients who cannot get regular implants. The following are signs that All-on-4 is a suitable tooth replacement option.

Partial or complete loss of the teeth in the lower or upper arch

All-on-4 dental implants are designed specifically to support a full arch of dental prosthesis. Through the strategic placement of the dental implants, the dental professional can create adequate support for the incoming dentures, as opposed to the six to eight implants that are usually inserted for conventional implant procedures. If the patient has lost all their natural teeth or only has a few teeth left, the All-on-4 system may be the best option to restore the smile.

Good oral health

Those who want to get All-on-4 dental implants must be in good oral health to ensure complete healing and that the implant fuses with the jawbone properly. Conditions like gum diseases and infections can interfere with healing and cause implant failure.

Moderate bone atrophy

The roots of natural teeth stimulate the jawbone tissues when a person bites or chews in order to keep the bone tissues healthy and in form. When the teeth are lost, the stimulation is lost, and the patient will begin to experience bone atrophy. Patients who have moderate bone atrophy are not good candidates for conventional dental implants because there is inadequate jawbone structure to support the placement of several implants.

In contrast, the implants used for the All-on-4 system are placed strategically to maximize the existing bone tissue. The implants will be spaced accordingly, and the back implants are angled to provide maximum support for the dental prosthesis.

A desire for quick results

The regular dental implant procedure is highly effective, but it demands plenty of patience. The procedure occurs in multiple stages that could run into months. It may take around six months to restore the smile completely. With All-on-4 implants, the dentist can place a temporary restoration on the same day after placing the dental implants. This means that patients can return home with a new smile in only one day.

The bottom line

If you think that the All-on-4 system sounds like an ideal option, you should contact the dental office as soon as possible to learn about this dental restoration procedure. This implant system is highly durable. The dental professional will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Request an appointment here: https://www.sthelenadentist.com or call St. Helena Dental Office at (707) 345-1083 for an appointment in our St Helena office.

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