All-on-4 treatment is a fast and effective treatment technique in order to eliminate the need for advanced surgery due to sinus lift, bone grafting and bone insufficiency for patients who do not have any teeth. It is the solution for patients who want constant restoration of their teeth in a day. The revolutionary All-on-4 technique allows patients to have a fully fixed (non-removable) tooth on 4 dental implants on the same day.
The All-on-4 treatment uses the titanium screw mechanism as it is in traditional implants, while the abutment system is different. The major difference between traditional implants and All-on-4 implants is how they are positioned in the mouth. In a completely toothless jaw, 6 or 8 implants are used to replace the missing teeth, while only 4 implants are sufficient with this new technique. 2 implants are placed in the anterior part of jawbone where the bone is thickest and 2 angled implants are placed in the posterior part of the jawbone. Two straight anterior implants are placed at a 90 degree angle, while the posterior implants are tilted up to 45 degree angle to ensure maximum rigidity. After these 4 implants are placed, the next step is to place bridges or crowns on the implants.
In all-on-4 treatment, temporary prostheses are prepared according to the measurements taken from the patients before treatment. If the patient has teeth to be extracted under local anesthesia, they are removed and implants are placed. Temporary prostheses prepared by measuring are attached to these implants. After 3 months, permanent prostheses are inserted.
- With All-on-4, the treatment is completed in a short time and you can get a healthy appearance quickly.
- It is more economical than the traditional implant method for the patients who are completely toothless or who are likely to become completely toothless.
- Angled placed implants support the bone quality and prevent damage of anatomical structures.
- Chewing force distribution is better because of the use of longer implants and a special angle system.