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The Longevity of All on 4
We here at David Crumpton, DDS want to give some assurance about the longevity of the All on 4 procedure and how best to care for your teeth to ensure the long-term care success of that procedure. The All on 4 denture implants are constructed of different parts; there are the actual implants that get placed in the bone, and then there is the denture that is visible that will connect to those implants. So, the longevity of both those parts must be considered. Current studies and research indicate that All on 4 denture implants have been a tremendous success. Studies find that this denture implant procedure lasts for an excess of ten years and is comparably better than other dental implant systems that are being used.
The All on 4 procedure was initially created to withstand the demanding conditions of what it takes to replace an entire arch of teeth on an individual. In one 5-year study conducted on over 242 All on 4 denture procedures, there was not a single failure. They continued that study with the same 242 patients who underwent the procedure and found there were only two dentures through the entire 10-year period that failed. It can be said with confidence that it is certainly a 99% success rate.
How to Help Ensure Long Term Success of Your ALL on 4 Procedure
How you care for your teeth, of course, will help determine how long your All on 4 will last. It is extremely important that you listen to our professionals at the office about proper care. It is crucial that you perform proper maintenance.
Your implant dentures need the same care as did your natural teeth; brushing twice a day and taking extra special care to clean carefully in and around the dental implants themselves as our office professionals instruct. It will also be vital that you make and keep your regular office checkups. This will help our office notice or check for any problems that may be happening before they become an emergency.
It is also important that you keep not just your mouth healthy, but your body as well. Your oral health and your bodily health are very much connected. The implants that have gone in your mouth will depend on your bones to sustain them. In turn, your bones depend on you to maintain your body with the nutrition you need to maintain your health.
The bones in your body need regular stimulation and depend on that stimulation to grow and maintain density. The bones in your mouth are no different. Try your best to avoid processed foods and of course eat as much fresh and nutritious food as you can. Strengthen your body with plenty of natural vitamin D, your bones depend on that and exercise. Regular exercise always improves your health in every way. It maintains your circulation, which provides the nutrition your bones need, which keeps your teeth and mouth healthy.
We at David Crumpton, DDS are here to help or explain anything to you that you may have questions about on the ALL on 4 procedure. Feel free to give us a call for us to set up a time for you to come in or just talk on the phone to answer all of your questions or concerns. Our office number is 817-678-7395