61 year old female with dentures, sensitive to adhesives. Would I be a good candidate for All-on-4 Implants?

I am a 61 year old female. I am 16 months post full extraction of all upper and lower teeth. I had immediate dentures put in. I wanted implants but the surgeon said they would not stay for more than a year because I smoke. I am not at all happy with dentures. I am sensitive to most adhesives and it doesn't hold the bottom anyway. I can only bite very soft food. Chewing is like between 2 boards, so choking is an issue. I want All on 4's. Willing to travel if necessary.

Doctor Answers 4


yes , you have a solution and can be with any of this 2 options, or either snapindentures or All on 4 , by Nobel biocare. The difference is that with SNAPINDENTURES are removable but you do not have roof of the palate, strong and also very aesthetical. 

ALL ON 4 by NOBEL BIOCARE is a great solution that is screwretained , you do not take them out, and you will also have shape, size and color to be changed.

Of course you have a solution, you just need to have a smile analysis , a good diagnose , and you will love your smile.

Candidiate for All on 4

You would certainly be a candidate for the all on 4 but your risks would be much higher because of the smoking.

Although i totally understand that quitting smoking is hard, you have a tough decision to make. Continue to smoke and have a increased risk of failure or start to enjoy life again with fixed permanent teeth and increased confidence

Wish you the best of luck in your journey

Saj Jivraj, DDS
Oxnard Dentist

All on 4 and hybrid dentures

Thanks for your question. A hybrid restoration, including all on 4 require healthy bone that would allow proper healing and maintenance of bones and gum around the implants. Smoking would put you at serious risk of implant failure. I would suggest that you stop smoking before doing a hybrid restoration. On the other hand, an implant supported denture, even with mini implants, will give you a more solid attachment of the denture and proper chewing.

Yasser A. Elseweifi, DDS
Chicago Dentist
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All on 4's

Are you unhappy enough to give up smoking? Without X-rays and more diagnostic information we can't give you a complete diagnosis but smoking is a very big negative. It's up to you to decide which is more important to your quality of life, eating or smoking.

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