September 15, 2022

All on 4 Problems: Potential Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

All on Four is one of the most successful treatments offered in dentistry today with a 96% success rate for implants. Deciding to get All on 4 treatment might be one of the most important decisions you’ll make.

You will want to know if there are any potential issues that can arise from undergoing this procedure and how you can avert them so you don’t have to worry about it afterwards.

There can be problems both long-term and short-term. These complications can be minimized by having treatment with a very experienced team that cares about the long-term outcome.

What are the most commonly encountered issues while undergoing an All on Four procedure?

All on four is a complex oral surgical procedure and as with all surgeries, there are risks. Below I will list the most common problems associated with this surgery and provide suggestions for reducing these risks if possible.

Implant Failure

All-on-4 dental implants come with no guarantees, but chances are pretty slim you’ll experience one. Roughly 5% of all patients will experience what we call implant failure. Although it’s not much, the consequences can be quite taxing for both dentist and patient alike when trying to figure out why. The good news is that most often than not a new implant can be placed if needed – providing a very high success rate overall.

How can we minimize the chances of this happening?

An implant can fail at any time, but by following our dentist’s instructions after All on 4 surgery more closely will decrease the chance of failure. This means no smoking, eating soft foods, brushing regularly and other things…
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Implant Infection

Dental Implants carry a low risk of infection. The most common causes are contamination during the surgery and also patient factors, which we will explain below.
The most common symptom of implant-related gum disease is peri-implantitis – inflammation around the area where the implant was placed under your gums.

Loose dental implant
Appearance of Pus
Red or puffy gums around the implant
Bleeding when brushing around the implant
Pain around the implant
You may be able to see the top of the implant

How can you stay on top of your oral hygiene after getting implants?

Follow the doctor’s instructions, and make sure to brush regularly (and gently!) with an electric toothbrush. You should also rinse daily using a water flosser; if it seems really hard to reach certain areas of your mouth, ask for a specially designed floss specifically made for dental implants from your dentist at your next check-up. Finally, follow up with routine 6-month visits so we can assess any changes in bone levels or gum health!

Choosing an Inexperienced Implant Dentist.

Here’s a critical decision to make for yourself. You are not looking for a dentist that just offers All-on-4 dental implants. You are looking for a dentist that specializes in these dental implants and has a significant level of experience with them; the kind who can provide you with the best quality care. There will always be some dentists who work only under the All-on-4 brand, but remember: these dentists likely do not have as much experience as other dentists might have. These practitioners use the company name itself to bring in business to their practice; which is great if they’re new, but if you’re going for quality? Experience matters most when getting All-on-4 dental implants.

Mexico Dental Implants is the most experienced clinic in Mexico performing All on 4 and All on 6 procedures on a daily basis with patients from all over the world. Contact us for a Free Consultation Today!