25 Mar Who is the ideal candidate for All-on-4 implants?
Patients who need to restore an entire smile after experiencing tooth loss may opt for All-on-4 dental implants as a treatment option. One of the many advantages of this approach is that it is available to such a wide variety of patients. Almost everyone can access All-on-4.
When you choose dental implants after tooth loss, you’ll enjoy many benefits that conventional dentures lack. To learn more about them and the All-on-4 treatment process, schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon.
All-on-4: An Accessible Treatment Option
All-on-4 relies on just four dental implants that are inserted into the jaw to secure a denture. The dental implants are angled underneath the gumline, which allows them to support the entire weight of the denture’s rear section. Good candidates for this treatment option will have:
- Sufficient bone tissue to support osseointegration
- No active, uncontrolled oral disease
- Adequate overall health to tolerate the surgical dental implant placement procedure
The four dental implants are placed at the front of the jaw, where the bone is thickest and wears away more gradually than in other areas of the jaw. This allows the oral surgeon to maximize available bone tissue.
The surgical approach makes All-on-4 a possibility for the vast majority of patients who want it, even those who may have experienced bone loss after tooth loss. The surgeon can confirm that you can take advantage of All-on-4 after evaluating your case.
Benefits Gained from All-on-4
Because the dental implants serve as artificial tooth roots, All-on-4 gives patients a structurally complete prosthetic smile. Therefore, patients who choose All-on-4 get an appliance that vastly outperforms a conventional denture in many aspects, including improved:
If you want a new smile that looks, feels and works just like your biological one, you would be well-served by looking into All-on-4 as an alternative to conventional dentures.
Are you interested in seeing if All-on-4 might be a good fit for your case? Call Central Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates today to schedule your initial evaluation.