What are the factors that cause All on 4 dental implant failure?

Choosing to receive All on 4 dental implant treatments could be among the most critical. You'll want to know whether any All on 4 problems might arise and what you can do to prevent any potential All on 4 issues.


What is All on 4 dental implants?


A cosmetic dentistry treatment can replace an entire set of upper or lower teeth with an all-on-four dental implant. Only 4 dental implants are used in an all-on-four procedure. Furthermore, your orthodontist places four dental implants that can securely hold a complete set of 14 teeth. The screw-like peg orthodontists insert into the jawbone is called a dental implant. It will serve as a support to keep the covering crown in position.


What symptoms indicate a failed dental implant?


There may be complications if you have early or late-stage dental implant failure. Signs include:


  • Having trouble chewing
  • Gum inflammation
  • Gum recession
  • Increased swelling
  • Replacement tooth or implant becoming loose
  • Excruciating pain or discomfort


What are the most common factors that cause dental implant failure?




Risk factors include the materials that dentists frequently use to build complete implant bridges. They are made of pink-tinted acrylic that simulates the gum tissue around the teeth and a metal substructure to retain the plastic teeth. The materials are absorbent, so if the patient cannot remove them for cleaning, they may discolor readily and gather plaque buildup.


Medical conditions


If you have diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or any condition that slows the body's ability to recover, you risk having dental implant failure. Osteointegration, in which the implant merges or integrates with your jaw bone, can be prevented by slow healing.


Furthermore, a dental implant failure might also result from using specific drugs. Therefore, addressing any prescription and over-the-counter medications with your oral surgeon is crucial.


According to a study from McGill University published in 2016:


"An implant's ability to merge with the jaw bone may be affected by heartburn drugs,"


Moreover, it's crucial to keep blood sugar levels constant. It is a critical step in the osseointegration process that ensures the implant adheres to the affected bone. Moreover, blood sugar levels can cause the mending process to take longer. However, you can overcome this possible issue by managing blood sugar levels with insulin or other diabetic treatments.


Implant site


Patients who already have or have ongoing periodontal issues may be more susceptible to implant failure. Large-scale bone loss at the implant site is one of these issues. Infections and poor tooth hygiene are two more dental problems to consider. Before an all-on-four implant can be successful, your orthodontist must treat them. Before performing an all-on-4 implant treatment, any implant site complications that could prevent the attachment of natural bone tissue to the placed implant should be examined and discussed with the patient.




Dental implants have a low risk of infection. Peri-implantitis, a form of gum disease, is an infection that develops surrounding an implant. You might observe indications of the following:


  • slack or shaky implant
  • gums that are red or swollen around the implant
  • bad breath or taste
  • discomfort near the implant
  • pus
  • you might be able to view the implant's top.
  • fever
  • bleeding while touching the implant with the brush


If your orthodontists discover this in time, it usually wouldn't be an issue; your orthodontist will recommend an oral hygiene routine and perhaps a specific mouthwash to speed up the healing process. However, it can become extremely violent and possibly destroy the implants if left unchecked.


Lifestyle factors


Additionally, some lifestyle choices can raise the possibility of dental implant failure. These include using tobacco or alcohol and maintaining poor hygiene. Although they won't stop you from having the surgery, these factors may impact its short- and long-term success. You should ensure you give the All on 4 treatment the best chance of success because it is a significant investment.


You can reduce this risk by discussing methods to help you reduce or perhaps stop these habits with a healthcare expert and making sure you follow your dentist's recommendations on aftercare for your new teeth.




Despite their high success rate, dental implants can fail for several reasons.


Knowing the possible risks will help you take precautions to increase your success. This includes getting any gum or bone issues treated before surgery, picking a qualified surgeon, and maintaining proper dental hygiene before and after surgery.


Contact your Lafayette dentist, Dr. Massood Darvishzadeh, DDS at Lafayette Dental Group, to know more about the causes of All on 4 Dental implant failure.




All-on-four Dental Implants Explained


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