Longevity of All-On-4® Treatment concept
Anyone who seeks dental treatment is concerned with how long it will last. How long does All-on-4® Treatment concept last?
Prosthesis Survival and Implant Survival
Before discussing how long All-on-4 implant dentures last, we must first make a distinction between the two parts that compose them. Dental implants are titanium poles placed inside the bone, while the visible dentures connect to the implants. When we talk about the longevity of All-on-4, we must take account of both.
Studies show Long-Term Success for Dental Implants
About 60% of implant failures take place within the first year, but after that failures are considerably less frequent. Studies have shown that over 10 years, All-on-4 implants do just as well or better than other dental replacement procedures, with only 6% of patients experienced an implant failure. Another study that ran for 5 years showed a slightly higher failure rate of 7%. Another 5-year study involved 242 dentures. Not a single one failed.
All-on-4 is specifically crafted to withstand the conditions of replacing an entire bridge of teeth, so they experience few failures. The study that took 10 years observed 245 dentures, and only 2 failed during that time. Therefore, we can say with confidence that All-on-4 implants are 99% likely to last for up to 10 years.
How to Preserve Your All-On-4 Dentures
We must make it clear that the statistics cited above did not happen by chance. Patients who receive All-on-4 must act proactively in preserving them if they want the implants to last. To ensure that your All-on-4 dentures last as long as possible, we strongly recommend that you practice good oral hygiene and stay in good overall health.
Proper Oral Hygiene
It’s essential to care for your dental implants, just as you care for your other teeth. Brush and floss twice a day, and take special care to clean carefully around the implants as we instruct you to. Remember also to schedule regular dental check-ups with us. At these check-ups, we will examine your teeth and dental implants to pinpoint potential problems.
Eat a Balanced Diet
Your oral health and your overall health are, in a manner, inextricably linked. The success of your All-on-4 dentures depends on the health of your bones, which in turn depend on good nutrition. Your bones also need regular stimulation to maintain their density and grow. Steer away from a diet of soft, processed foods. Instead, eat a balanced diet of fresh, nutritious foods.
Vitamin D and Exercise
We also recommend going outside and exercising frequently. Your bones need vitamin D, which the body produces in response to sunlight. Exercise boosts circulation to keep your bones in good health.
Schedule a Consultation to See if You're a Candidate for All-On-4
Our team at Rai Oral Surgery & Dental Implants has seen the success of All-on-4 time and time again, and we know you can depend on it if it's the right choice for you. If you're considering All-on-4 dental implants, call us today at (757) 777-9883 and schedule a free consultation. Shaun B. Rai DMD will work with you to see if you're a candidate.