Let’s see if All on Four dental implants might be right for you…
One of the major advantages of All on Four over regular implant placement is the ability to place implants into the jawbone of individuals with minimal jawbone tissue. However, patients must still meet certain criteria to ensure that All on Four is the correct treatment for them. Here are a few considerations.
If you’re thinking about the All on Four dental implant system, here are three health all considerations to keep in mind:
General health – Good general health and a healthy immune system are imperative for successful implant treatment. Some health conditions may also affect implant treatment, such as uncontrolled diabetes.
Lifestyle choices – Unsurprisingly, choosing to smoke will not go in your favour! Smokers have a higher chance of implant failure, so we encourage all patients to quit smoking well ahead of their surgery time.
Sufficient bone – Your dentist will take a series of x-rays to determine whether you have adequate bone structure to support dental implants. He or she will also check to see that you have the correct bite alignment.
Health issues aside, the price of the All On Four procedure may be a determining factor for some. Although cheaper than the alternative, traditional fixed tooth replacement solutions, the cost is still considerable which may deter some patients. If this is the case, there are similar procedures available at a lesser expense, such as our Denture Connect Plus system.
For many though, the cost of this procedure is thoroughly worthwhile, once they consider the colossal benefits. Many people would purchase a new car without much thought, deeming it a necessity. Restoring your health for a similar amount of money seems a small price to pay.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.