It’s time to take a serious look at those self-improvement goals you jotted down as New Year’s resolutions. Did you make a mental note that you’d like to improve your smile or overall oral health? Did you commit to ditch that awkward or uncomfortable denture once and for all? If so, you may be reading up on one of the latest advances in dental implant technology called All-on-4 dental implants. The procedure is generating a lot of buzz these days because of the possibilities. It makes it possible for an oral surgeon to remove teeth and place fully functional implants – all in one office visit.
Granted, All-on-4 dental implants are not right for everyone. For example, they’re not a good solution for growing children. But you may be surprised to learn you may still be a candidate for All-on-4 dental implants even if you:
• Suffer from diabetes or high blood pressure
• Have periodontal disease or problem teeth
• Wear partials or dentures, and have done so over the years
• Suffer from bone loss due to lost teeth or periodontal disease
• Smoke (keep in mind this habit lowers the procedure’s success rate)
Certain conditions require extra precautions, but if you can have routine dental treatment, you generally can have dental implants. Of course, the best way to know whether All-on-4 dental implants are right for you—and can help you fulfill a New Year’s resolution to improve your smile or overall oral health—is to schedule a consultation with an oral surgeon who routinely performs the procedure. Our office specializes in All-on-4 dental implants, and we encourage you to call our Arcadia or Tempe office today to schedule a consultation.