All-on-4 treatment is an extremely popular and growing in demand dental treatment in Warriewood. It is a life changing treatment for people with missing teeth and compromised teeth due to gum disease. In All-on-4 treatment refers to a solution where “all” teeth are being supported “on four” dental implants.
We have a lot of patient enquiries at our Warriewood dental clinic about the suitability of All-on-4 treatment for them. Below are listed four key factors one needs to consider before looking at All-on-4 treatment for themselves.
The first factor that you need to consider is speech issues. Even the best All-on-4 dental implants treatment by the best dentist might not prevent speech issues. When you go for All-on-4 treatment, you need to understand that you might face some speaking difficulties for some time, especially on speech sounds such as D, T and N. it is a serious thing to consider if you are a lecturer or public speaker. You need to understand this limitation of the treatment before offering your consent for it.
Difficulty adapting to bridge bulk
Another psychological factor that patients have to face is to adapt to the All-on-4 bridge which is different than pre-surgery. Earlier, patients used to feel the transition from the soft tissue to teeth, which will be missing now. With All-on-4 bridge, patients will feel the real soft tissue and then fake soft tissue before transitioning to the teeth. It might be a problem worth considering. Once the surgery is over, you cannot change anything. So, it is better to consider this factor before you go for All-on-4 treatment in Warriewood. It would be good if you discuss this issue with your dentist in detail to understand the consequences.
This factor is often overlooked by patients and even by dentists. However, you need to understand it in detail before you go for All-on-4 treatment. PMRs (Periodontal mechanoreceptors) are responsible for teeth sensitivity to low forces. These PMRs are present in the periodontal ligament. However, there is no periodontal ligament in a dental implant, and you will end up biting excessively as you will not be able to recognize premature or excessive occlusal food. If you go for dual-arch All-on-4 restorations, you will end up biting excessively compared to patients with remaining teeth.
Teeth are great at detecting forces compared to implants and this is the basic difference that you need to keep in mind. Your parafunctional habits such as bruxism, clenching, and chewing cycles will affect once you go for All-on-4 dental treatment.
We undoubtedly thank the All-on-4 technology to offer us options to live a normal healthy life. However, before you proceed with surgeries such as All-on-4 treatment, you need to learn a bit about the possible consequences of the surgery to decide better. Before you go for the treatment, think about these 4 factors mentioned here and decide by yourself whether to go for the treatment or think of alternative treatments.