Explore the Medical Criteria of the All-On-4 Dental Implant Treatment
When you want to take advantage of dental implants, there are some medical criteria you will need to meet. The medical criteria for normal dental implants are stricter than the medical criteria for All-On-4 dental implants, considering the fact that the treatment is performed differently and is less invasive in general. To find out more about the medical criteria of All-On-4, please read our information below.
What Is the Minimum Age for All-On-4 Dental Implants?
All-On-4 dental implants can be implemented in patients of all ages, although children cannot get dental implants. The jawbone of a child is still developing and the implementation of dental implants could hinder the growth of the jawbone. In addition to that, the insertion of dental implants could also affect the positioning of the adult teeth. This is why dental implant treatments cannot be executed in children.
Still, there is no age restriction on All-On-4 dental implant treatments, given the fact that the Malo Clinic has even executed a dental implant treatment for a ninety-three- year-old patient. As long as the patient is in good health, there is no reason why the patient cannot benefit from our dental implant treatments.
Do I Need Bone Grafting for All-On-4 Dental Implant Treatments?
One of the biggest benefits of the All-On-4 dental implant treatment is the fact that there is no need for bone grafting, even if the patient in question has lost a considerable amount of jawbone due to the loss of teeth.
Bone grafting is a complex procedure where missing bone is replaced. The treatment can be applied to replace missing jawbone, but also to repair bone fractures. With the help of bone grafting, patients could benefit from normal dental implants.
Even though bone grafting could give patients access to dental implant treatments, the procedure itself is quite lengthy and expensive. Because of this, patients had to wait a long time before they could get their replacement teeth. Having to get bone grafting would also increase the cost of the overall treatment, causing the patient to spend a lot more money than they first intended.
All-On-4 dental implants will restore the function of the jawbone once they have been implemented. If the patient in question is suffering from deteriorating jawbone, an All-On- 4 dental implant treatment will be able to tackle the problem.
Are Dental Implant Treatments More Available Now?
Over the past twenty years, dental implant treatments have evolved quite a bit. Twenty years ago, there were only a limited amount of patients who could benefit from the treatment and the success of the treatment was not always guaranteed. However, with the invention of new techniques, new dental implants and advanced technologies, dentists can provide good dental implant treatments to the majority of patients.
One of the dental implant treatments that had a big impact in the world of dentistry, and made dental implant treatments more available to patients, is the All-On-4 dental implant treatment. All-On-4 is executed by inserting four titanium implants in the jawbone. Given the fact that only four implants are needed, patients can count on a less invasive and more affordable treatment.
The All-On-4 dental implant treatment was created by Dr Paulo Malo and dental specialist Nobel BioCare. Both parties were looking for an alternative to normal dental implant procedures and a way to make dental implant treatments more available to patients with deteriorating jawbone. The affordability of the treatment was a positive side-effect.
How Do I Know If I Am Eligible for a Dental Implant Treatment?
Your eligibility for a dental implant treatment is best determined by an experienced dentist or oral surgeon. Patients can come to the Malo Clinic for an evaluation and receive a full treatment plan, which also includes a cost estimate of the dental implant treatment in question.
Patients who want to obtain more information regarding the medical criteria of a dental implant treatment, before they make an appointment with the Malo Clinic, will find many valuable sources of information on our website.
Firstly, patients can benefit from our online information pages. On these pages, patients can find information about the All-On-4 dental implant treatment, All-On-4 Zygoma dental implant treatment and All-On-4 Quad dental implant treatment. The patient will also be able to get more familiar with our facilities and our implant team.
Secondly, patients can order a free booklet on the Malo Clinic website, which contains valuable information about the All-On-4 dental implant treatment. Patient can receive this information booklet via post, but can also download the PDF and get their information right away. The Malo Clinic also organises free information evenings about the All-On-4 dental implant treatments.
The information evenings are hosted by Dr Larry Benge, one of the dentists at the Malo Clinic and an expert in the field of All-On-4. Dr Benge was one of the pioneers who brought All-On-4 to Australia, this in cooperation with the inventor of the treatment – Dr Paulo Malo.
During an information evening, organised by the Malo Clinic, patients can learn more about denture alternatives, dental implants, treatment time, full oral rehabilitation, treatment cost and the medical criteria accompanying the treatment. If you have been turned down for dental implant treatment in the past, and want to discuss your options with Dr Larry Benge without visiting the Malo Clinic, be sure to reserve your seat.
Due to the popularity of our information evenings, the Malo Clinic requests that interested patients reserve their seats in advance. Simply select the date of the information evening you would like to attend and fill in your personal information. You can also reserve additional seats if you want to take somebody with you.
Can I Get the All-On-4 Treatment at the Malo Clinic?
The Malo Clinic specialises in All-On-4 and complex dental implant cases, so patients can definitely find a solution to their problem at our clinic. Our clinic employs some of the best dental implant experts in Australia and provides the patient access to the best facilities and most advanced treatments. To book an appointment, please send a quick enquiry to the Malo Clinic or contact us via telephone.