Question about Allon-Four dental implants.
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For the All-on-4 procedure, sometimes we have to rebuild the bone prior to implant placement. I'd find out if that is an option for you. With the All-on-4 procedure, the implant for the back teeth are angled to accommodate areas with less bone.
If you end up getting an overdenture with 2 implant anchors, it can be a good option. However the All-on-4 procedure would be the most stable and the most ideal.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
Thank you for your question regarding All-on-4. All-on-4 has been designed as a procedure to use the existing bone structure and as few implants as possible to retain a set of teeth. If you do not have enough bone, then it would have to be regenerated. With today's technology, we can regenerate bone structure so that two more implants can be added and you can be an All-on-4 candidate. I would suggest you seek a periodontist that is trained in bone tissue regeneration and dental implants, and explore these options. Good luck!
Bone and Stability Are Important Considerations
We can also add bone tissue to the pre-molar or molar areas using a technique called a sinus lift to create enough bone tissue for implants and to give better stability and better retention, as well as better force distribution.
Sometimes implants can be placed at the same time as the sinus lift and you can be fitted with a non-removable healing denture, but this is not always the case.
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Implant Solution for Patients with Severe Bone Loss
One great option that we are able to provide to our patients at our clinic is the option of placing Zygomatic Implants. We have one of two certified Maxiliofacial surgeons in Mexico that are qualified to do this type of surgery. (Not just any oral surgeon is qualified to do this procedure.)
These implants are much longer in length and are anchored in the Zygoma bone, or Cheekbone. Noble Biocare makes Zygomatic implants which we use for this procedure.
This procedure is more invasive than normal implant placement and requires that you be operated on in a hospital as this is a inpatient procedure. The great thing about Zygomatic implants is that is the last solution for patients with severe bone loss due to trauma, or years of being endentulous.
If you were told you are not a candidate for the All On 4 procedure you can get a second opinion from a Maxiliofacial surgeon who is qualified to do this procedure.
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All on 4 on compromised areas
ALL ON 4
and can be done in just a couple of days,
if your doctor, does not perform ALL ON4, and did not a CT SCAN, of the upper maxilla, then he cannot tell you you cannot place implants,
you can also try, snapindentures, they work amazing when you have not enough bone, also.
there are several techniques that you should consider before you make a decision.
No bone for all on 4
You can still have cemented teeth. You will need sinus bone augmentation on both sides. Then you may have the implants placed 6 months later.
1. Grow more bone: Bilateral sinus augmentation (sinus lifts).
2. Zygomatic implants. Extra long implants that traverse the maxillary sinuses, and are placed in the zygomatic bone (Cheek bone).
Prior to treatment, your dentist may recommend a CBCT (CAT-scan), to evaluate your bone three-dimensionally.
As with any information on the internet, be sure to get an individualized consultation prior to deciding on any medical treatments.
Hope that helps!
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