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Who is an All-on-4 Implants candidate?

If you are considering to getting all-on-4 dental implants you must have some characteristics to be a candidate, because your bone is important and the dental implants will have to be placed on your gum as the bar with teeth doesn’t have a palate roof and it doesn’t have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.

A dental implant is a titanium post, like a tooth root, that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line and allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth into that area.

If you are interested in replacing missing teeth, all-on-4 Implants may be an option for you because the all-on-4 protocol for addressing tooth loss consists of placing four dental implants in strategic locations in the upper or lower jawbone to anchor prosthetic teeth in place permanently.

A good candidate for all-on 4 implants should have certain factors:

  • Healthy gums
  • Enough bone to anchor the implants in the jaw (if your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, you may require a bone graft, or if there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, you may require a sinus lift)
  • Excellent care of the implanted teeth and surrounding gums

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Your dentist or prosthodontist can evaluate you to see if you would be a good candidate for implants.

Your first step is to make an appointment with one of these professionals for an evaluation. This evaluation will include an examination of your mouth and a thorough review of your medical and dental histories.

Also it is very necessary to have information on the amount of bone in your jaw and its shape and where and sinuses are with an x-ray.

Finally, you and your dentist will discuss the options available to you, as maybe there are other alternatives you could have. You will talk about the procedure, and its cost and possible complications. Your dentist will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your needs and preferences.