I’ve researched a lot before deciding on All-on-4 dental implants and seeing if I qualify. If I qualify, how do I know which brands of implants to ask for? I know implant mistakes can happen, and I don’t want it to be because of cheap implants that might rust in my mouth or fall out. Thanks. Stephen from Albuquerque
A reputable implant dentist will use quality implant fixtures if you receive All-on-4 dental implants in the U.S. and not abroad. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates implant fixtures in the United States. Those fixtures are of the highest quality. If you risk going out of the country for cheaper dental implants, the risks are higher because the regulations differ in other countries.
The FDA works with the American Dental Association to ensure dentists observe implant standards and follow regulations closely. The implant screw, the surgical procedure, and the dental crowns attached to the fixture must meet safety regulations.
What Factors Affect Dental Implant Success?
Much of dental implant success depends on the implant dentist’s skill. A highly trained and skilled dentist will ensure proper planning with three-dimensional diagnostic studies. These CT scans help determine whether you are a candidate for dental implants and where to place the implants.
Even the highest-quality implant fixtures can loosen and fail if a dentist skips proper planning or uses improper surgical techniques.
An experienced implant dentist will select a top implant brand and size specific to your All-on-4 dental implants case. Requesting a particular brand of dental implants is not to your benefit if the dentist can’t match the fixtures with your needs.
Below are a few things to look for before choosing an implant dentist:
- Training, experience, and credentials
- The number of implant cases the dentist has completed from start to finish
- Before-and-after pictures of the dentist’s dental implant patients
After finding a skilled implant dentist, you can ask which brands they use. Depending on the dentist’s preference for each patient’s case, they may use one or more of the following U.S. dental implant brands or other brands they prefer:
- Nobel Biocare
- Dentsply Sirona
You can schedule two or three consultations with All-on-4 implant dentists. Compare the dentists’ experience, treatment options, and fees.