This two-part article series provides an overview of what makes a patient the ideal candidate for the “All-On-4” dental implant protocol and what factors might compromise candidacy.
Welcome back! This is the second half of a two-part article series on the “All-On-4” dental implant protocol and what makes a patient the ideal candidate to receive new teeth in New Jersey. In Part 1, we discussed the challenges facing traditional dental implant techniques and why it is that some New Jersey residents believe they are not candidates for fixed oral rehabilitation (a non removable bridge). In this article, we shall discuss the virtues that make a patient the ideal candidate for the “All-On-4” and what health factors might compromise this candidacy.
First and Foremost...
“The great thing about the All-On-4 is that nearly every patient that walks in the doors of a dental implant center is a candidate for this procedure,” explains a dental implant professional in New Jersey. “Even if he or she has been wearing dentures for five or ten years and has been previously told by his or her dentist that they are not a candidate for dental implants. The ‘All-On-4™’ is specifically designed to provide great solutions for a group of people who formerly were not considered ideal candidates for implants.”
Ideally, of course, you should be in good general and oral health. The “All-On-4” can provide nearly everyone with new teeth, but just like any other surgery, it is important that the patient is strong and healthy. The healing success of the implants also hinges on the jawbone being in good health, so if you present with advanced periodontal (gum) disease, you will need to have the condition treated and infection eliminated first.
Having said that, few people who need new teeth are truly in good oral health, so this is by no means an insurmountable obstacle.
Potentially Complicating Factors
There are only a handful of rare medical conditions that might compel a dental implant professional in New Jersey to reconsider surgery. The safety of every patient is a primary concern of any surgeon, so if you have a blood clotting disorder, severe respiratory disease or a serious heart condition, it may not be in your best interest to proceed with treatment. Additionally, certain bone disorders and conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, might increase your risk of implant failure. Should this risk be too high, it may not be wise to undergo such a procedure.
This is why it’s so important for you to discuss your full medical history with your dental professional before considering getting new teeth in New Jersey. You should also give him or her comprehensive list of any medications you may be taking. If necessary, the dentist will consult with your treating physician to make sure you’re in good enough health to proceed with dental implant surgery.
A Final Note on “All-On-4” Candidacy
At the end of the day, nearly 100% of the patients who want to get new teeth are candidates for the "All-On-4" technique. Few problems and challenges cannot be surmounted by an experienced and skilled dental implant professionals in New Jersey. What you shouldn’t do is allow any concerns to get in the way of consulting with a professional. They are more than happy to review your case and provide you with a treatment plan that will enable you to eat, speak and smile with the confidence you thought you had lost many years ago along with your natural teeth.