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How long do all on 4 implants last?

How long do all on 4 implants last

Key Takeaways:

  • All-on-4 implants are an implant-retained dental prosthesis that are a more recent development in dental implants.
  • The expected lifespan of All-on-4 implants is around 20 to 25 years, with the possibility of lasting the rest of a patient’s life.
  • A best All-on-4 dental implant practitioner can help prevent common causes of implant rejection.
  • Good oral hygiene and overall health can improve the likelihood of successful All-on-4 implant surgery.
  • Durable denture materials such as zirconia and porcelain are recommended to ensure the longevity of All-on-4 implants.
  • Smoking and regular alcohol consumption can cause dry mouth and lead to implant rejection.
  • A soft food diet for the first few months after surgery can help the implants fuse with jaw bone tissue.
  • Teeth grinding can cause damage to denture materials, so it is recommended to treat it before getting All-on-4 implants.

How Long Does All-on-4 Last?

All-on-4 dental implants, with proper care and maintenance, can last for 20 years or more. The titanium implant posts, which are embedded into the jawbone, are designed to be permanent. However, the prosthetic teeth attached to these posts may require adjustments over time due to daily wear and tear. Even so, with appropriate care, the majority of these prostheses can last for 10 years or longer without any significant issues. It’s important to note that individual health factors and oral hygiene practices can influence the longevity of All-on-4 implants.

How to Make Your All-on-4 Last Longer

The same strategies that extend the life of implant-supported crowns and conventional dentures will work to keep your All-on-4 implants from failing. If the dentures split, replacing the prosthesis is relatively easy. Dental implant defects are more difficult to recover from, so follow these instructions to prevent an anchor break or jaw bone rejection.

  • Choose the one of the top implant dentist: A dentist specialising in dental implants, especially the latest All-on-4 procedure, will help you avoid almost all of the common causes of implant rejection.
  • Maintaining your teeth: The more you care about your dentures and oral health, the less likely you are to experience injury or rejection. Dentures or implants still need regular brushing and rinsing. Maintaining healthy jaw bone tissue when contemplating an All-on-4 operation helps improve the likelihood of successful implant surgery.
  • Improve your overall health: Issues with your circulation, immune system, or healing rate can affect your implants. Most patients seeking All-on-4 implants have severe dental problems that make feeding difficult. Soft and refined foods can alleviate oral pain, but they can also cause a loss of bone density in the jaw, making implant surgery more difficult. Taking the time to change your diet, address blood sugar or circulation problems, and improve your overall health will pay off by lowering your risk of dental implant failure.
  • Choose a durable denture material: If you want all on 4 dentures to last as long as possible, stay away from plastic and acrylic. Zirconia and porcelain are much more robust, particularly if you hold your natural teeth on the upper or lower jaw. Natural teeth are extremely rough on denture and bridge materials made of plastic or acrylic, but porcelain and zirconia can withstand their abrasive forces without damaging the enamel.
  • Stop smoking and regular alcoholic drinks: Smoking and consuming alcoholic beverages trigger dry mouth. Solid gums and fast healing after implant surgery need a good supply of saliva. Many years after you’ve healed, taking up a smoking or alcohol habit will stain your dentures and can cause implant rejection.
  • Adjust your diet: For the first two to three months after surgery, you’ll need to eat only soft foods so the implants can better bind with the bone tissue in your jaw. Eating hard or sticky foods could pull on the implants, causing them to split. However, don’t restrict yourself to soft foods because chewing strengthens the bone tissue in the jaws, which helps to prevent it from shrinking around the implant posts.
  • Treat teeth grinding first: Because grinding your teeth will wear away natural tooth material, it’s no surprise that it can also damage denture materials. When you grind, the pressures exerted on the implants raise the probability of a break or failure. If you can’t stop grinding your teeth at night, have your dentist fit you for a custom night guard that matches your dentures’ size and shape.

Your All-on-4 implants and dentures will last at least a decade, if not much longer if you take good care of them. My Implant Dentist offers top-notch All-on-4 treatments at our clinics in both Perth and Brisbane, ensuring patients receive exceptional dental care regardless of their location.

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Written By: Dr Kent Tan
Edited By: Dr Zaheer Kadwa
Reviewed By: Dr Ealin Lee


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Dr. Kent Tan - Author Bio

Dr Kent Tan is the top dental implant and cosmetic treatment expert. On average, he performs 500 to 1000 dental implants yearly, making him one of the most experienced dental implant surgeons in Perth, Western Australia.

Dr Kent is a certified Invisalign provider and has helped many patients achieve straighter teeth with a transparent braces system. In addition, he is skilled in performing a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening, dental veneers and bonding.

Dr Kent graduated from the University of Queensland and then went on to lecture in dental implants. He furthered his qualifications by graduating from the Master Clinician Programme in Implant Dentistry in Los Angeles, USA. This additional education allows him to provide his patients with the best possible care.

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Mark TaylorMark Taylor
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Rob SmithRob Smith
12:33 24 Feb 24
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So grateful to have found this place. I needed a wisdom tooth out. They were able to x-ray and fit me in promptly. Extremely high quality and professional service at an affordable price! I feel lucky to have found an honest and helpful Dentist especially in today's economy. Lovely staff all round. I will be coming here from now on.Thanks again :)
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12:02 21 Nov 23
From the moment I walked in the door My Implant dentist were very caring and professional. As a dental nurse myself I knew I would be a very hard case as other specialists said they could not help me. After my first consultation with Dr Kent he was confident that he could help me and I was provided with a clear plan for my top and bottom all on four procedure. My new teeth are perfect and so natural looking. He has made the impossible possible for me. I can smile and eat the foods I love again and this has changed my life. Thank you so much to all staff and especially Dr Kent Tan who I can say is the best implant dentist in Perth.
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11:30 14 Aug 23
I can’t thank the team and dentists at My Implant dentist enough! From the girls working the front desk to the dental nurses assisting the dentist’s, Dr Kent Tan and Dr Ealin. I had the All on four implants and I can’t explain how much this has transformed my life in such a great way.I will always be thankful to be able to have this treatment!Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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23:09 12 Feb 24
My implant Dentist Mooorooka is an amazing team. The receptionist staff are very welcoming and super lovely to talk to. The dentists are very experienced and knowledgeable. The assistants are very lovely. The service 10/10. Highly recommend!
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03:55 25 Nov 23
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00:27 18 Nov 23
The receptionist team have been very helpful, helped me organise early super release for my implant treatment. Dr Zaheer is an amazing implant dentist, discussed with me on what type of surgery I needed and have also treated the surgery on me. Dr Reza is very kind. The dental assistants are very friendly. Highly recommend My Implant Dentist Brisbane
Tan Binh NgoTan Binh Ngo
02:59 31 Oct 23
I picked up”Moorooka Dental Care” contact details from the web. I rang for a few questions and the happy voice of Frances had calmed my anxiety down quickly!Dr Kadwa greeted me from the front bench, took me in for the X-ray, dental assessment, carefully explaining the procedure, answered my questions and quoted for the works. He offered to breakdown work items to suit with my needs. The quote was surprisingly very compatible with my previous quote from overseas. (I know I am going to have my dental treatment in the safe zone, most medical advances in Australia).The implant work went smoothly, so smooth that the team had to remind me “Done!”, well beyond my imagination.When he saw me off with the aftercare instructions, I could feel his professional manners with caring characters. I know he has done a few thousand implants but I still received the care of his first. Thanks Zaheer!I requested X-ray images, Fatimatu responded promptly with friendly chatting.I also would like to thank Dr Linh Trần who was in the operation team at the treatment and follow up cares.
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