How Long Does All-on-4 Last?

How Long Does All-on-4 Last?

One of the concerns people have about any dental treatment is how long it will last. With All-on-4, the data suggests that it is very long-lasting, although we don’t know precisely how long it is a newer system.

Prosthesis Survival vs. Implant Survival

It’s important to remember that All-on-4 implant dentures are made up of two different parts: the dental implants placed inside the bone and the visible denture that connects to those implants. We have to take both into account when we are talking about the long-term survival of All-on-4 implant dentures. Fortunately, the data shows that both these aspects of survival are excellent.

Great Long-Term Success for Dental Implants

The most extended studies we have seen about All-on-4 implant dentures look at their survival over ten years.

Prosthesis Survival Rates Are Amazing

The All-on-4 implant denture is designed to stand up to the demanding conditions of replacing an entire arch of teeth. As a result, these implant dentures experience a few failures. Over one five-year study involving 242 dentures, not a single denture had failed.

In the ten-year study, 245 dentures were used, with only two failing over the entire ten-year period. Thus, we can confidently say that All-on-4 implant dentures are 99% likely to last ten years.

Forecasting Beyond 10 Years: the Future Looks Bright

So what can we say about how long All-on-4 implant dentures will last beyond this initial ten year period? First, we can look at other studies on dental implants. These studies show that about 60% of dental implant failures occur during the first year. After that period, failures are less frequent. When a person experiences one dental implant failure, they are more likely to experience another because of implant failure are systemic to the mouth. So it’s expected that most, if not all, of the patients with surviving implants at ten years will still have them at 15 or even 20 years. Overall, studies seem to indicate that about 93% of implants are still in place after 17 years. When it comes to All-on-4 implants, it seems that the conditions are right for implants to continue surviving. Dental implants will usually show warning signs of possible failures, such as loss of bone and receding gums around dental implants. With All-on-4 implant dentures, are more likely to last 20 years or more if the bones remain healthy and robust, so the implants.

Ensuring Long-Term Success of Your All-on-4 Implant Dentures

Of course, success with your implant dentures isn’t a matter of chance or statistics. You have a great deal of power to determine the success of your implants. Here’s what you can do:

Choose the Right Dentist

Your choice of a dentist will make a big difference in your implant denture procedure. Ensure your dentist is a certified All-on-4 provider and have a good deal of experience performing these restorations.

Perform Proper Maintenance

Just as with natural teeth, it’s essential to take care of your dental implants and dentures. Brush twice a day and carefully clean as instructed. And don’t forget to make your regular dental checkups. It will help your dentist to identify potential problems before they become critical.

Stay Healthy

Oral health and systemic health are integrated. Your dental implants depend on your bones, and your bones depend on proper nutrition to remain healthy. Your bones also depend on regular stimulation to grow and maintain their density. Avoid a diet of soft, processed foods and eat a wide range of fresh, nutritious foods. Don’t forget to get sun– your bones depend on vitamin D, which your body produces in response to the sun–and exercise improves circulation that keeps your bones healthy.


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