Am I a Candidate for the All on 4 Treatment Concept?
The application of permanent dental restorations needs a surgical procedure to hold the bridge firmly against the jawbone. The designs vary depending on your preference and medical advice. For instance, which permanent solution can you choose to supplement every tooth? The All-on-4 Treatment Concept are dentures supported by fewer dental implants along the jawline.
This aspect means that All-on-4 is a permanent bridge. This design is preferable in cases where most teeth need to be replaced. We strive to ensure that our patients receive the right solution for their dental needs and, depending on your case, we may conduct an assessment to verify whether All-on-4 is the best dental restoration option to use. At Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery we are happy to help ensure that you receive the best dental solution for your tooth loss.
Numerous Teeth Loss
People who have lost numerous teeth through tooth decay and injury may be good candidates for All-on-4 implants. The implant is a better option due to the number of dental implant posts used for every tooth replacement. All-on-4 dentures can have only four dental fixtures for a complete set of teeth in a particular jaw. In cases where teeth are too damaged to be repaired, extraction of the teeth can be required. However, the All-on-4 treatment solution can be used to replace the natural set of teeth.
Good General Health
A proper health assessment needs to be done before any surgery is done. There are medical conditions that may limit oral surgery. Diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can delay having the All-on-4 surgical procedure. However, you are a candidate for the treatment if you are in good health.
If you are in doubt about your health status, we will help you attain a health assessment to ensure that you are ready for the procedure. This assessment will help us find any allergies you may have from certain medicines. Alternative medicine options can be adapted and used to support the treatment.
Dental fixtures need good bone structure to hold the teeth in place. Older people may experience bone deficiency as a result of aging. Other age groups can experience bone deficiency from injury or gum disease. All-on-4 is also a dental solution for people with insufficient jaw depth for an implant. However, grafting can rectify a patient’s inadequate bone structure.
Grafting is the process where the bone is transplanted from other areas to repair damaged bones. For this process, patients will need to wait longer to receive the All-on-4 restoration. Since bones are still developing in children, it is recommended that they undergo the procedure in their late teens. Conducting the treatment when they are older will provide the dental fixture with a strong jawbone.
Many variables need to be considered when choosing a dental solution for a patient. Here at Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our team of qualified dental practitioners will help provide you with proper guidance and recommendation depending on your case. We will help you determine whether you are ready for All-on-4 or if you will need specific oral treatment to be done for the dental implants. Please book an appointment with us today to restore your smile and confidence by calling us at 657-384-2787.