Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
If you have heard about All-On-4® Total Smile replacement teeth, you may be very interested in knowing if this solution is right for you. While it is true that many more people can take advantage of dental implants today than ever before, there are still some patients who are better candidates than others. If you have lost a number of teeth, dental implants may be a good option for you, but the only way to know this is to come and visit us for a consultation! Every person’s dental history is different, so we really do approach every patient on a case-by-case basis.
This being said, there are a number of factors that can indicate whether you are likely to be a good candidate for All-On-4® implants. Here are some of these different factors. You may still be able to have dental implants even if your situation does not involve most of these factors, so it is always wise to come in for a consultation.
You Have Lost Most of Your Teeth
If you have lost a good number of teeth and are likely to lose more, All-On-4® may be the best way of getting replacement teeth. The extraction surgery and implant surgery can both be done at the same time, so you will have one recovery period instead of several.
You Are in Good Health
As with any surgery, being in good health is important. There is always some small risk of complications when a person goes under sedation. The better your health is, the lower the risk of something unexpected happening. Furthermore, your recovery will be quicker with less concern about infection.
Being in good oral health is also important. If you have gum disease, especially advanced gum disease, you may have lost some of the bone in your jaw. This can make the All-On-4® procedure more difficult since the implants may need to be placed in different locations. The titanium posts act as roots for your new teeth requiring a good amount of support from the bone to hold the teeth in place.
However, even if you have lost a good amount of bone volume, this does not mean you are not a good candidate. Many people who have lost bone in their jaws are still able to get All-On-4® replacement teeth, and many do not even need bone grafts. This is because All-On-4® implants do not have to be placed in the same place in every patient. With careful study of your mouth, it is likely we will be able to find suitable implant sites.
What About Age?
Age rarely plays a part in determining if All-On-4® is right for you. Of course, older individuals are more likely to be dealing with certain health issues than younger patients, but that does not mean implants are not an option. Anyone from teens to seniors can take advantage of All-On-4® replacement teeth.
Ready to Discuss All-On-4®?
If you would like to know if you are a good candidate for All-On-4® replacement teeth, there is no time like the present to call us. The only way to tell if this solution is right for you is to visit us for a consultation. Call us today!