Whether you’ve already gotten All-On-Four implants in Mandeville, or you’re interested in All-On-Four from Dr. Charles Schof, you may be wondering how long your new smile will last. Will you ever have to replace your All-On-Four implants? Let’s find out.
At a minimum, All-On-Four lasts 20 to 25 years, and with proper oral care, patients will likely enjoy a much longer lifespan, and be able to keep their implants for the rest of their lives.
All-On-Four implants bond tightly with your gums and jaw bone, and they essentially become a natural part of your mouth. So as long as you maintain your oral health and see the dentist regularly, they will never wear out, become damaged, or fail.
The most important thing to do is to maintain your oral health by brushing and flossing properly, and cleaning your gums thoroughly. If you do not keep your gums healthy, this can result in an infection near the implants (peri-implantitis) that could result in implant failure.
In addition, seeing a dentist like Dr. Charles Schof every six months helps reduce the risk of gum disease, and also gives you peace of mind, since he can check your All-On-Four implants and make sure they’re looking healthy and strong.
It’s important to note that All-On-Four is composed of two separate parts. These are the All-On-Four implants that are surgically placed into your jaw, and the All-On-Four prosthesis that attaches to them and restores your smile.
The All-On-Four implants, as mentioned, will last for the rest of your life with proper care. But unfortunately, this isn’t true with the prosthesis. And this makes sense. Your teeth are exposed to a lot of wear & tear from chewing and biting, and they won’t last forever.
There is good news, though. Typically, your All-On-Four prosthesis will last up to 10-15 years before it begins to wear out and requires replacement. This is one of the reasons why you need to continue to see a dentist like Dr. Charles Schof every six months, even if you’ve replaced all of your teeth with All-On-Four.
With routine oral exams at the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Schof will be able to assess the condition of your All-On-Four prosthesis and see if it requires replacement. This ensures your teeth will always look their best.
If you’re interested in the benefits of All-In-Four and would like a lifelong method of replacing your missing teeth, The Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence is here to help. As an expert in All-On-Four, Dr. Charles Schof can discuss the details of the procedure with you, determine if you’re a candidate, and start planning your surgery and treatment right away. Contact us online or call now at (985) 626-4401 to schedule your appointment in Mandeville right away.