Bone thinning may occur in the upper and lower jaw of patients with long-term tooth deficiency. Implant treatments require a certain size of jawbone sufficiency for a healthy operation. Otherwise, advanced surgical techniques are needed for implant placement. This increases the duration of treatment for the patient and increases the cost.
The All on 4 implant technique is the most proper way for the toothless patients with bone loss in the jaw. In this technique, temporary dental prosthesis is fixed on four implants placed at certain angles. After 3-4 months of healing, permanent prosthesis is placed.
Advantages of All On 4
- Implants and prostheses can be placed on the same day with a single surgical procedure.
- Duration of the operation is shorter.
- It provides aesthetic and natural appearance since it can be designed individually.
- Easy to clean, maintain and use.
- It is more economical than traditional implant treatments.
Who can be treated with All on Four?
Anyone who does not have a disease that can interfere with treatment, has sufficient bone structure, wants to use a fixed prosthesis and have no tooth is the right candidate for All On 4 treatment.
All On 4 treatment process
Before All On 4 treatment, temporary prostheses of the patient are prepared by measuring with computer aided measuring devices. If there are teeth that need to be extracted, they are extracted under local anesthesia. The implants are fixed in the designated areas and temporary prostheses are placed onto the implant. The procedure is terminated with the placement of the temporary prosthesis. After 3-4 months of healing, permanent prostheses are placed.
Things to consider after All On 4 treatment
After the temporary prosthesis is fitted, the medicines prescribed by the dentist should be used regularly. Excessive hot and extreme cold food and drink should not be consumed. During the period of temporary prosthesis, hard foods should not be consumed and light and medium hard foods should be eaten. During permanent prosthesis, normal feeding routine can be continued.