May 21, 2018

If you’ve lost many teeth, or even all of them, dental implants are one option you have to replace your missing molars. Let’s look at All-on-4 dental implants and compare them to dentures. All-on-4 is a method that uses just four titanium posts to attach a full arch of teeth for a natural look.

Who Is a Good Candidate For All-on-4 Dental Implants?

Although your periodontist will have to look at your case, you will most likely be a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants if:

  • You’ve lost a good number of teeth and will likely lose even more. One of the best things about the All-on-4 method is that you can have extraction surgery and implant surgery together. One recovery time instead of two or three.
  • You’re in good overall health. Having a surgery takes a toll on your body. When you’re in good health, it lowers the risk of an unexpected event and helps you to recover quicker. You will also be less susceptible to infection after the surgery.
  • You should be in good oral health, except for your tooth loss. If you have advanced gum disease or other issues, you may have to deal with those problems before you can get implants.

Age is typically not a factor in determining whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Schedule Your Appointment For More Information

All on 4 dental implants offer many benefits over traditional dentures. Implants do not shift around in the mouth when you’re talking or eating. You take care of your implants much like you do your natural teeth. Brush and floss regularly. Visit your dentist for annual cleanings. There’s no messy adhesive. You can eat what you want. The dental prothesis attached to the implants resembles your natural teeth. People may not realize your teeth have been replaced.

The only way you’ll know if you are a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants is to talk to your periodontist about your oral health, your needs and your overall health. Schedule an appointment in Longview, TX with Dr. Kovacs for a consultation to explore treatment options and find what works for you!



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