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Who is a Candidate for All On 4 Dental Implant Treatment?
The following is before and after pictures and video of an actual patient of Dr. James Khazian who had All On 4 Dental Implant treatment.
All on 4 Dental Implant is an excellent full mouth reconstruction treatment for people who lose all or most of their teeth. This treatment is currently known worldwide as the best approach for full arch (upper or lower jaw) teeth replacement. This procedure can also be referred to as All On 6, All On X, or sometimes All On 5. It basically means all teeth in an arch (upper or lower jaw) are replaced using 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 implants.
The following group of patients are candidates for All On 4 Dental Implant treatment:
- People with teeth that have advanced decay and are not restorable. Such conditions require removal of all teeth. Poor oral hygiene and lack of good and consistent dental care may result in advanced tooth decay and tooth loss.
- People are losing all or most of their teeth due to injury. Any kind of injury that results in loss of all or most teeth will make the person a good candidate for All On 4 Dental Implant treatment.
- People with advanced periodontal disease (gum disease). Untreated periodontal disease causes jawbone deterioration and in advanced stage results in tooth mobility and loss. These patients greatly benefit from All On 4 Dental Implant treatment and can get highly esthetic teeth which are permanently attached to their jawbone and become permanent part of their mouth.
- People who have already lost all their teeth and use dentures. Conventionally dentures were the only solution for replacing missing teeth but because of so many disadvantages, dentures are now considered an obsolete treatment option. Nowadays, dental implants are considered the best solution to restore missing teeth to functionally and esthetically natural condition.
There is no age limit for All On 4 Dental Implant treatments, but due to their higher percentage of tooth loss, older people are more in need of this treatment. Even people in their nineties can easily tolerate the All ON 4 Dental Implant treatment and greatly benefit from it. To maintain their health and wellbeing, it is important for older people to have adequate, balanced, and healthy nutrition. Such balanced nutrition consists of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and meat. It is important to note that most digestive disorders in older people are the result of missing teeth and use of dentures which limit their ability to chew well and enjoy a balanced diet. Strong and stable teeth not only allow older people to enjoy a balanced diet, but it also gives them a sense of confidence in their interactions with others. The emotional, psychological, and physical benefits of All On 4 Dental Implant treatment in older people are numerous.
Younger people equally benefit from All On 4 Dental Implant treatment. Unfortunately, there are quite a lot of younger individuals who, for different reasons, lose their teeth. Obviously, wearing dentures is not a good option for these individuals. Not only dentures are bulky and not effective for chewing, but they also negatively affect the person’s self-image and have negative emotional and psychological effects.
Medical contraindication for All On 4 dental implant treatment may include uncontrolled Diabetes. All On 4 Dental Implant treatment should be performed with caution in people with tobacco addiction, and those who receive head and neck radiation therapy. Patients who have osteoporosis and receive bisphosphonate therapy show an increased risk of developing bone necrosis after dental implant surgery, especially if the drug is administered intravenously.
Like any other dental implant treatment, it’s important for patients to be carefully evaluated by an experienced dental implantologist to assure they are the right candidate for All On 4 Dental Implant treatment. It is important that the dental implantologist does a thorough clinical and radiological evaluation of the patient before any treatment is started. The dental implantologist reviews x-rays and does an oral examination to assess jawbone condition, gum health, presence or absence of infection, condition of maxillary sinuses, condition of remaining teeth, and the health of TMJ.
Planning and delivering successful All On 4 Dental Implant treatment requires a dental implantologist with advanced education, training, and extensive experience. If planned and performed properly, and maintained, All On 4 Dental Implant teeth work comfortably and effectively for decades and provide superb esthetics.
Dr. James Khazian has over 30 years of experience as a dental implantologist. He has had advanced education and training in dental implantology from different universities. He is a Fellow of ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantology), and an Associate Fellow of AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry). Dr James Khazian has performed thousands of dental implant surgeries.
To find out if you are a candidate for All On 4 Dental Implant treatment, or how you can benefit from dental implants, you may make an appointment for free consultation with Dr. James Khazian by calling 866-469-7645 or click here.