Will The All-on-4® Procedure be Less Effective Depending on Your Age?

When it comes to the All-on-4® procedure, age is not a critical factor in determining the procedure's suitability or effectiveness. However, the procedure has a lower age limit. Children and toddlers cannot have the procedure done because they have not yet developed their permanent teeth. The procedure is not also recommended to adolescents and teenagers under 18 years old. It is because their bone structure, including their jaw structure, is still growing. Therefore, it makes the procedure less effective. The procedure has no upper age limit. That means people in their 70s, 80s, and 90s can have the procedure done on them.


Age doesn’t make the All-on-4® procedure less effective. Other factors do. 


When you decide to have an All-on-4® procedure, the dentist will examine if you are suitable for it. They determine this by checking your oral health, taking impressions and x-ray of your bone structure and examining your general health as well as medical history.


What Are The Factors That Can Make The All-on-4® Procedure Less Effective?

  • Smoking

Smokers are sometimes not suitable for the procedure due to the rate of implant failure. In addition, there are high chances that the procedure will fail if you keep smoking after getting the implants. However, if you quit smoking, you can undergo the All-on-4® procedure.


  • Poor hygiene

After the procedure, you need to take good care of your dental implants. Just like natural teeth, brush them after every meal to remove food particles. Use an electric brush as it's more effective. Also, floss them before going to bed. Flossing will remove food debris that the toothbrush couldn't reach. Failure to take care of your teeth will result in a failed procedure.


  • Poor post-surgery care

Days after the surgery are very crucial. If you are not keen on your care, you will interfere with the healing process. Follow your dentist instructions, and in case of discomfort or too much pain, consult your dentist.


If you are thinking about getting All-on-4® with dental implants in Sydney, Next Smile™ Sydney is the best All-on-4® centre. Our dental professionals will assist you every step of the way. Visit our website for more information or contact us to book an appointment.