All-on-4 is a great solution for missing teeth, as it replaces the entire arch of teeth with just four dental implants. This is a very popular and effective solution when it comes to dental implants. When looking into this option, however, you should do some research and speak with your dentist beforehand.

Here are some common mistakes people make when dealing with All-on-4 dental implants:

Choosing an Inexperienced All-on-4 Implant Dentist

All-on-4 is one of the most complex dental procedures around. There’s a big difference between executing the treatment and doing it correctly.

This procedure is becoming very marketable and has grown in popularity. Almost every dental office across the country is starting to list it as one of their procedures, and it results in dentists with prior experience with oral surgery attempting to enter this field to make a profit, with little experience in the All-on-4 procedure. That’s why patients should do a thorough background check on a surgeon’s credentials and training.

Ignoring the All-on-4 Dental Implant Eligibility

Considering your eligibility is crucial before obtaining these implants.

Although the All-on-4 saves money and time as it gives a complete set of teeth restoration using only four implants, it may not work for everyone. Perhaps replacing a whole arch with only four implants may not be the best option for your case. Research has shown that only a little percentage of people can actually benefit from this surgery. So, speak to your dentist first, as you may only need a fixed zirconia bridge, which uses 6-8 conventional implants to support a bridge on which the dental prosthesis is put.

Assuming Everyone is Suitable for All-on-4 Dental Implant

There are a few circumstances that could make you a suitable candidate for All-on-4 implants, such as not having enough bone in the molar region, having enough bone in your front jaw, and wanting to get implants as soon as possible, but the most important item to consider is bone volume.

These implants require a healthy bone to fuse into, otherwise, the implants may fail.

Not Verifying and Researching the Brand of the Implants

Buying generic products can save us money. This is a great option when buying groceries or other products, but when it comes to dental implants, this may be dangerous.

Sometimes you’re not just paying for a brand name, you’re paying for the history, reliability, longevity, and quality assurance that brand brings. Generic brand implants can be dangerous for many reasons: the uncertainty about the implant’s quality and the company’s long-term viability. Dental implants can last decades, or even forever. If you need a replacement, a name brand will be able to give you answers and solutions whereas a generic brand may not still exist.

Thinking that it’s Best to Extract all your Teeth and Start over

Having your teeth pulled to place implants is not a wise decision. Implants are the most acceptable alternative for natural teeth, but they are still just a substitute.

If you decide to keep as many good teeth as possible it will be less expensive, more cost-effective, and more pleasant.
In conclusion, you must keep your natural teeth and prevent extractions as much as possible.

Not Waiting to Use your Teeth After the Surgery

Implants require adequate healing time. There’s a term, ‘’osseointegration’’ that refers to the process of the bones around the implant growing and settling into place.

After the implant procedure, this process will take several months to complete. You should avoid putting too much pressure on the implants, especially in the first six weeks, which are critical.

For more information, contact The All on 4 experts in Parker Dental Implant and Specialty Center, call 720-522-2000, or visit us at 11005 S Parker Rd. Parker, Colorado. 80134