Broken All On 4 Dental Implant Bridges

 
I have been seeing a rise in complications on patients who have had the ALL ON 4 dental implant procedure.  Many patients end up in my office for redo treatment after things have gone very wrong.  I'm seeing a lot of broken bridges and bone loss recall peri-implantitis.  In this video I will discuss what to do to prevent and deal with this complication. Below are some pictures of broken bridges. Your comments and questions are welcome.
Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S. Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

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2 thoughts on “Broken All On 4 Dental Implant Bridges

  1. Cathy Piscitello

    I had the last 11 teeth taken out 1/14/16, had a DMD make me the first set of dentures which NEVER fit even after several re linings. After 8 months he told me the next set would fit about the same. I had a reaction to the lining; soft lining and was NEVER ABLE TO ADUST. I could not afford implants. So I learned to use a soft lining and still was never able to chew with them so they became cosmetic in nature. Dealing with a back injury and going from dentist to dentist I finally agreed to have two implants put in the bottom front. I have almost no ridge of the bottom and received the dentures; very hard and they immediately put pressure on the nerve in lower inside ridge on right side. So here I am again!! I have two implants sitting under the gum and they are anxious to complete the bottom with bar an screws but I don’t see the logic in doing this until I am able to wear these without pain!! They insist that they don’t do soft linings; although there are many permanent soft linings now available.. In your opinion do you know of one that would work with the two implants? I am facing reconstructive surgery on back and need to figure this out. I would so appreciate any help here..
    thanks!

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    1. RamseyAminDDS Post author

      If your bone is truly very thin then two implants are not going to help that much. A minimum of four implants would be much better to distribute the load and spread out the pressure more evenly.

      What counts the most is how the lower overdenture fits well the implants are attached not just by itself. Most of the time, when done correctly these are bulletproof for many years. I hope everything works out for you. I hear your frustration.

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