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.
Since its conception in the early 1990’s, the “All-on-4” dental implant protocol has changed the lives of thousands of New Jersey residents: people who previously had to cope with the challenges and crippling loss of self-esteem that comes with a life without most or all of one’s natural teeth. Conventional removable dentures have, for hundreds of years, provided edentulous and near-edentulous people with a solution, but one that is incredibly limited and with more than its fair share of problems.
With the introduction of dental implants to the market in the 20th Century, dentists were able to provide patients with new fixed teeth, but only after an expensive and painful journey of 12 to 18 months. That all changed in 1993 when the “All-On-4” was introduced to the market, which now makes it possible for people to get new teeth in New Jersey, in as little as one day.
So... are you a candidate? In this two-part article series, we shall be exploring the problems facing traditional dental implant techniques, which is why many New Jersey residents believe they are not candidates for fixed oral rehabilitation. Then, in Part 2, an experienced “All-On-4” Stamford dental implants specialist will describe the perfect candidate for this procedure and what health issues might potentially get in the way.
The Challenges Facing Traditional Dental Implant Techniques
The “All-On-4™” is a unique dental implant protocol specifically designed to cater to New Jersey residents who have lost most or all of their natural teeth to periodontal (gum) disease. If this applies to you and if you currently wear partial or full removable dentures, then the “All-On-4” is most definitely a teeth replacement solution you should consider. The problem is, many New Jersey residents in need of new teeth have been told by their dentists that they are not candidates for dental implants because they have gone without natural teeth for so long. As a result, their jawbones have atrophied to such an extent that they don’t have the volume to accommodate implants.
The great news is that the “All-On-4” was innovated for these people. The technique’s designer, Dr. Paulo Malo, discovered that through the strategic placement of only four dental implants in regions of the mouth that naturally contain a greater volume of more atrophy-resistant bone tissue, enough support could indeed be provided for a fixed and non-removable dental bridge. The locations of these implants are typically in the front of the mouth and at the back, in the region of the second and third molars (see image below).
Using sophisticated diagnostic equipment and computer imaging software, “All-On-4” specialists in New Jersey are able to determine the perfect and most stable configuration of implants so that patients can receive a brand new set of teeth in as little as a single dental appointment. What this means is that no matter how long you have been wearing dentures for, you should be able to get new teeth in New Jersey in as little as one day! And even if you have lost a substantial amount of bone volume to gum disease, there are creative solutions to be found. Bone grafting is typically avoided by the “All-On-4”, which saves patients money and time in recovery, but if necessary, it can make it possible for patients to get new fixed teeth.
Stay Tuned for Part 2
To find out from an experienced “All-On-4” Stamford dental implants specialist what makes a patient the ideal candidate for this revolutionary dental implant procedure, stay tuned for the second half of this two-part series.