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All on 4 Dental Implant Bridge in Prescott AZ

Missing several teeth can cause a lot of problems in the mouth. It can make eating difficult, lead to bone loss, gum disease and a number of other problems. However, there are several ways to replace those missing teeth and one is by doing an All-on-4 implant denture. An All-on-4 implant denture is a very successful way to replace missing teeth. However, no dental procedure is completely without problems. In this page, we will provide information on some of the potential complications for All-on-4 implant dentures. 

Potential Problems of All-on-4 implant dentures:

  • Surgical complications
  • Dental implants fail to integrate 
  • Restorations break 
  • Difficulty adapting to restorations

Surgical Complications

Whenever a surgical procedure is performed, there are potential risks. These include the potential for infection, the possibility of poor healing, discomfort, and more than expected bleeding. At Prescott Dental Arts, we take steps to prevent these surgical complications. Its important for our patients to keep our dental staff aware of any warning signs that may arise. Most surgical complications can be corrected and will not affect your long-term results.

Dental Implants Fail to Integrate

The success of an All-in-4 implant denture depends on the implants ability to integrate to the bone. However, there are those cases where implants do not integrate properly. Some factors that can affect the success of dental implants are smoking, poor bone density, nutrition, and others. 

Another common cause of dental implant failure is peri-implantitis. This is a form of gum disease that affects the implant. Peri-implantitis can be prevented by taking proper care of the implants by brushing, flossing, and making regular dental checkups. If for some reason the implant fails to integrate this does not mean the end of the procedure. Failing dental implants can be removed. Once the area has healed, the dentist can evaluate the area and place the implants once again.

Restorations Break

One benefit to All-on-4 implant dentures is their strength and resilience. All-on-4 implant dentures are highly resilient. In one five year-study of 242 cases, not a single denture failed. In a ten-year study with 245 dentures, only two had failed. Although failure of the implant denture is rare, there are a few cases where a denture has broken. In the rare event a denture breaks, the dentist will evaluate the break and see if repairing the denture is possible. If the break cannot  be repaired properly it may be necessary to replace the denture. 

Difficulty Adapting to Restorations

Having a traditional denture requires some getting used to. Traditional dentures have a tendency to make clicking sounds and pop up when chewing or talking. They also, in many cases require dental adhesive to keep them in place. However, All-on-4 implant dentures help eliminate the common annoyances of traditional dentures. Even though All-on-4 implant dentures are easier to get used to they can cause possible issues and may take time to adjust to. Sometimes, people may have difficulty adapting from dentures, back to having anchored teeth again. With practice, most people find that adaptation to All-on-4 implants dentures comes naturally over time.

Avoiding Problems

If you are concerned about potential complications with All-on-4 implant dentures, there are things that you can do to relieve those concerns and help you make the right choice of treatment for you. The first and most important thing to do is to choose the right dentist. Researching each dentist and having confidence in their ability is extremely important. Picking the right dentist for a procedure can dramatically lower potential problems. Carefully evaluate the education and experience for any dentist before committing to a procedure. 

Having an initial consultation with a dentist is the best way to get to know a dentist and feel comfortable with a choice. Once a choice is made make sure to discuss openly all questions and concerns with the dentist before and after the treatment.  Following all instructions after a procedure is started is extremely important to the success of the restoration. After the procedure, you will be instructed on what to do to reduce the risk of potential complications with your All-on-4 implant dentures. Following the instructions after a procedure is crucial to the success of your new All-on-4 denture. 

Missing teeth can cause many problems and replacing those teeth is extremely important to a person’s confidence and health. Choosing the right treatment is also important and one of the best choices for patients is the All-on-4 implant denture. If you are in need of treatment to replace missing or damaged teeth, the staff at Prescott Dental Arts is ready to help.

For our friends in Prescott, AZ, we offer quality care in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere. We invite you to contact our office to schedule an initial evaluation.

Call us at (928) 445-8980

Prescott Dental Arts
1787 Willow Creek Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86301

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