We get a lot of patients asking how can they know if they are candidates for All-on-4 dental implants, so we are compelled to make a helpful explanation for you. The process to define if you are a good candidate for a full mouth restoration with Nobel Biocare All on 4 starts by sending us pictures of your smile and any mouth x-ray you may have. Our doctors need to analyze the x-ray to tell if there is enough bone in the area under your nose, which is the place where the All-on-4 dental implants are set.
Most people have enough bone present to go ahead with the procedure. It’s important that you remember our Doctors are doing a pre-evaluation with these photos to give you a good idea if you are a candidate, but the final clinical evaluation (face-to-face) is essential to confirm this. CT-scans can also help a lot to come up with a good diagnosis.
In the case of photos of your mouth, we will need at least 5 photos. First, we need a photo of your smile from the front; smile naturally so we can see how your teeth look everyday. We also need profile photos from each side. Finally we also require an inner upper and inner lower view of your teeth. You might want to ask for someone’s help on taking these pictures to make sure they look good and clear.
This will also help us see if you might be candidate for some other dental procedure, like snap in dentures. We will get in touch with you as soon as our doctors have an answer and suggestions for you. If you want to know more about how to take photos for your All-on-4 Dental Implants pre-evaluation call toll free at 1-800-701-6039 to speak with one of our dental planners who will give you further instructions.