When Should You Get All-On-4 Dental Implants?

When Should You Get All-On-4 Dental Implants?

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What Ages Do Patients Get All-On-4 Dental Implants?

All-On-4 Dental Implants have become a much more popular alternative to traditional removable dentures. Unlike traditional dentures, All-On-4 Dental implants are non-removable and better support your ability to talk, chew, and enjoy your life. Because the teeth cannot be removed, they look and function just like natural teeth without slipping or falling out. On top of that they help support the shape of your face as well. For those reasons more and more patients are interested in All-On-4 dental implants. 

When Is It Normal For Adults To Loose Their Adult Teeth?

When we talk about the process of gaining and losing teeth it is common to easily provide an eruption chart for kids and teens. For most children and teens the ranges are very consistent and small. For example, most teenagers have their full set of adult teeth and the only dental change they have left is the eruption of wisdom teeth (or removal if those teeth are impacted). When it comes to adult tooth loss it is less clear cut. Adult teeth can fall out at almost any age for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, a singular injury can knock out a permanent tooth. Moreover, dental decay and dental habits can cause teeth to fall out over time. In America, a large portion of citizens lose a tooth by age 45. But this is often dependent on how often they go to the dentist, oral care, as well as some uncontrollable factors like diseases and genetics. 

When a single tooth is lost a bridge or an implant is often recommended especially if there is no concern that other teeth will fall out anytime soon. But when you start to loose teeth consecutively, it becomes important to consider whether you should replace each tooth individually or all of them at once. Most people lose the majority of their teeth in their 60s or 70s. This is usually the time that patients will consider dentures or All-On-4 dental implants. 

How Many Teeth Do You Need To Lose Before Getting Dentures or All-On-4 Implants

There is no requirement for how many teeth you need to lose before getting implants or dentures. Instead, your dentist will make recommendations based on how/why you are losing teeth, your age, and other core factors. Generally speaking most patients consider getting All-On-4 dental implants when they are missing a majority of their teeth. The rest of the teeth are extracted as part of the process to make room for the implants. 

All-On-4 Dental Implant Specialists Of Massachusetts

Dr. Emma Wu is one of the leading implant specialists in Massachusetts. Her office has helped dozens of patients get the dental treatments they need from full smile makeovers to All-on-4 Dental implants. If you are interested in setting up a consultation with our office, please click below to get in touch with us.

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