Medical Conditions That Prevent Patients from Having All-On-4 Dental Implants

The All-on-4 is a go-to procedure when a patient has missing teeth, bone atrophy, periodontal disease, or related issues.

It is one of the most innovative teeth replacement options available and one of the most effective ones.

Unfortunately, not everyone who needs these implants are good candidates to get them. There are a few medical conditions that prevent patients from getting implants. Read more about it below:

Patients with Gum Disease:

If the patient suffers from any form of gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontist, will not be able to get All-On-4 dental implants.
Gum disease destroys the gums and bone beneath, therefore there’s not sufficient bone for the implant to attach. Patients must treat gum disease first.


People who smoke may not be able to receive this treatment as smoking compromises the bone’s healing ability.
The same happens with people who lack sufficient bone density in their jaw.

Patients with Bruxism:

Bruxism is an unconscious clenching and grinding of the teeth and it’s a serious danger to implants.
Whereas natural teeth absorb the shock created by the grinding, implants do not have the same structure as natural teeth and the pressure may lead to damage.

Patients with Diabetes or a Weak Immune System

One of the most common effects of diabetes is slow wound recovery.
This is similar to having a weak immune system, the wound may take longer to heal and if a patient has an open wound in the mouth for too long, it may cause infection.

Dental implant treatment is highly effective but it is not for everyone. It is essential to have good overall well-being, adequate bone structure, and good oral health.

For further information, we recommend reading our blog on When to Choose the All-on-4 Dental Implants.


If you would like to find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, make sure to contact  Northern Colorado Dental Specialty and Dental Implant Center in Fort Collins, CO. 

Call +1 970-825-0000, or visit us at 1221 E Elizabeth St Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO 80524.