Who Is The Ideal Candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
The All-on-4® treatment concept was designed as a superior alternative to dentures and partials, as well as for people who cannot receive other kinds of implants due to bone loss in the jaw. The procedure involves implants placed directly in the jaw, to which temporary teeth are attached later the same day. Those teeth work for you while the implants strengthen then are replaced with a set of permanent replacement teeth 4-5 months later.
The procedure is fast and effective, resulting in chewing power like that of natural teeth and restored beauty of your original smile. For those interested in All-on-4®, Pasadena’s Lytle, Tate & Stamper has qualified surgeons to perform the procedure. But who is the ideal candidate for the All-on-4® treatment concept?
Denture Wearers and Bone Loss
Ideally the All-on-4® treatment concept works for patients who can’t get dental implants through any other procedure. This includes patients who have lost the majority of their teeth, whose existing teeth have suffered irreversible decay, or whose jaws have suffered significant loss of bone tissue. Bone loss often occurs when patients have lost a number of teeth: a process known as bone resorption. The roots of each tooth help strengthen and preserve the surrounding, but dentures lack those roots, exposing their wearers to greater risk of jawbone deterioration the longer they wear them.
Consult the Experts at Lytle, Tate & Stamper
Every patient is unique. A good surgeon will take your individual circumstances into consideration when planning treatment with All-on-4®. Pasadena residents trust Lytle, Tate & Stamper for our experience to perform this procedure safely and effectively. Call us today to schedule your consultation.