All-on-four is an excellent type of implant prosthesis that can replace the entire set of upper or lower teeth in patients who are entirely edentulous or have few teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, the All on four dental implant uses four conditionally placed dental implants to fuse them to your jawbone. During the procedure, areas with high bone density are preferred. Although there are only four implants, it can support up to ten or fourteen teeth. Implants are surgically placed after a good examination and analysis, and the prosthesis is attached and affixed to the implants on the same day. The implants you get at the end of this process as your natural teeth and provide a natural appearance. If the dental implant is not applicable to you due to low jawbone density, All-on-four may still be an alternative
Thanks to all-on-four implant treatment, many people gain self-confidence with the change in their appearance and enjoy a lifetime of smiles.
All of your missing teeth can be completed in as fast as one day.
Since the implants are permanently fixed in your mouth, it eliminates the problems of loosening and dislocating in the prosthesis.
All-on-4 dental treatment reconstructs your mouth with four implants placed at specific angles, front and back.
All-on-4 implant treatment costs are more convenient than having a separate implant for each missing tooth.Usually, a bone graft procedure is not necessary.
All-on-4 implants are an ideal option for patients of all ages who have missing teeth or have lost all of their teeth. Most patients are delighted with the results of the all-on-four procedure. However, you and your dentist can evaluate all the pros and cons of the procedure to decide if all-on-four dental implants are suitable for you.
All-on-4 is a great technique to replace all missing teeth. This application is suitable mainly for patients looking for a long-term solution to tooth loss and not afraid of undergoing a surgical operation. The criteria necessary in patients who will undergo the All-on-4 procedure are as follows
In some cases, pre-procedure treatment may be required before starting the All-on-4 procedure, especially if you have gum disease or need periodontal treatment. In this case, a detailed examination should be done by your dentist.
All-on-4 dental implant application provides a safer, more natural and aesthetic appearance than removable dentures. Using implants to place a prosthesis helps patients feel good while eating, drinking or speaking. Moreover, with reduced gingival recession, they can be easily eaten on harder foods. All on four procedure can be beneficial for the oral health of the patient as well as making our daily life easier. Removable dentures can provide a full smile, but they cannot stimulate the bone tissue in your mouth like natural tooth roots. Unlike dental implant treatments, dentures alone cannot prevent bone erosion caused by missing teeth.
If dental implants are to be used to correct dental problems in a dental arch, there are usually two alternatives: either a full mouth restoration with dental implants or an all-on-four or all-six dental implant treatment. Usally, patients with low bone volume are better suited for All-on-4, as the jawbone does not need to be as strong as multiple implants placed in a row. However, full mouth restoration with single implants can also have benefits such as eliminating the need for dentures and improved bone stimulation. Your dentist will prepare a treatment plan according to your needs and share with you the best treatment method for you.
All-on-four dental implant treatment can be applied to the lower jaw and upper jaw or both. However, you can make your final decision by discussing all the options with your dentist at your first meeting. Our priority is always to determine the suitable method based on our patient's personal needs and expectations. With All-on-4, you can have the following:
Generally, the all-on-four method is preferred to replace all the teeth in the upper part of the mouth. First, before starting the All on four treatment, the teeth that need to be extracted, if any, are nicely and carefully removed.
The lower jaw replacement is done just like the upper jaw: four dental implants are placed to fix the prosthetic devices, which usually replace all the teeth under the mouth. Again, if there are teeth that need to be extracted before the treatment, they should be removed first.
If all your teeth in the upper and lower jaws are replaced, full mouth restoration can be done. This process is entirely personalized and gives you a great smile with the best possible result while increasing your self-confidence. Digital images should be taken to help dentists carefully design your treatment for optimal results. Whether All-On-4 or All-On-6 will give the targeted result will be determined by this process. The implant posts will be placed in the jawbone along the gum line, where they will gradually fuse with the bone, and the permanent prosthetic appliance will be fitted after healing. Temporary dentures will be made for you during the recovery phase so that you will never lose a smile on your face.
The deficiency in teeth causes many negativities that affect our daily life, our diction and aesthetic appearance and while eating food not being able to taste. Lack of teeth also causes weakening of the jawbone. It is relatively more challenging to apply individual implant treatment for the missing teeth of patients who do not have all teeth or have a few teeth, both financially and because the treatment process is long and painful. All on four implant procedure is a more suitable method for patients who do not have all teeth or have a few teeth.
In the All-on-four procedure, instead of applying individual implants to all teeth, implants are placed in four different jawbone parts. Thus, the prosthetic teeth to be placed on the implant roots are fixed. All-on-4 implant roots, four implant roots, two on the front and two on the back, are used. The reason for being successful in all-on-four treatment in a short time is that it is extremely fast. The following stages are applied during the All-on-four implant procedures:
The first stage is no different from traditional implant treatment. An experienced dentist makes a detailed examination, and the mouth and jaw shape of the patient is revealed by radiological imaging. If the patient has a few teeth in his mouth, these teeth are removed with local anesthesia before starting the treatment. If the extracted teeth are the same as the locations of the roots where the all on four procedure will be applied, the implants can be placed without losing time. If the patient's measurements are taken and suitable prostheses are prepared, the prostheses can be placed after the implant procedure, but if the implants cannot be placed as soon as the teeth are extracted, it is useful to wait 3 months for the prosthesis to be placed. A temporary prosthesis can be applied during this period. To understand that the all on four process has been successful, it would be appropriate to see your dentist in your 3rd and 6th months after the application. All on four implant technique does not require a long process as in other implant procedures, it is less painful and the healing process is shorter than other procedures.
Although implant treatment is considered as a minor operation, it requires sterile and good care after the operation. Since the effect of anesthesia will last for a while after the All on four procedure, your family or a relative should pick you up from our clinic. After returning home, you should rest well and not be busy with things that will tire you. If you are busy with a tiring job, we recommend that you do not go to work for a few days and rest. Avoid contact with the procedure area and rinse vigorously until the gums heal. If you have pain, using over-the-counter pain relievers will relieve you. Mostly, patients recover within a week. By considering your dentist's recommendations, the healing process will be much easier.
Unexpected situations are not usually seen after the All-on-four procedure, but there are some risks. In particular, the qualified dentists who perform your treatment will eliminate these risks. Some problems that may occur after the All-on-4 procedure are complications that may occur during the osseointegration (fusing the implant with the bone), infection, adverse reactions to sedation or anesthesia, and implant failure caused by gum diseases. The vast majority of these risks can be avoided by an experienced dentist who can accurately analyze whether you are a suitable patient for this procedure.
The cost of the all on four procedure is an important factor in the decision of the treatment by the patients. However, the cost is determined according to the treatment plan applied after the examination. Although the cost varies from patient to patient, a net price can be determined only after a detailed examination. In determining all on four treatment prices, It varies depending on factors such as the patient's needs, the experience of the dentist, and the cost of the implant to be used. If you have decided on all on four treatment, we recommend that you contact Seçil Dental Clinic with its staff of experienced and expert dentists.
As long as you take good oral and dental care, you can use your dental implants for life. The application usually gives good results for 15 to 20 years, but habits such as not paying attention to oral hygiene and smoking like your natural teeth; Decay and infection in the mouth and teeth, may cause periodontal diseases as well as other oral and dental health problems that will shorten the life of your implants. For this reason, to protect our oral and dental health, you should do regular daily cleaning and have it checked by a specialist dentist every six months. If you have a problem, such as clenching or grinding your teeth, it will be beneficial to use a mouthpiece or night plate to reduce the pressure on the implants.
The success rate of All-on-4 implant application is over 95%, but over time, some factors may cause the implant process to fail. These factors are: poor oral and dental care, gingival diseases, insufficient bone volume, failure of the implant to fuse with the jawbone after the procedure, and smoking during the post-treatment period. With good oral care and your doctor's support, the probability of failure after the All on four implant procedure is high. Will be largely eliminated.
One of the most important advantages of All-on-four is that it keeps your implants at a good level together with the care you apply to your natural teeth (brushing and flossing, etc.). Hygiene of the implants can be ensured by daily oral and dental care and detailed cleaning by a dentist every six months. These implants are open to dental diseases like your natural teeth, so hygiene should be provided to the same extent. In this regard, you should get help from your dentist, ask how to clean your mouth and teeth, and use special equipment to care.
The points to be considered about eating and drinking after the implant procedure are as follows;
All-on-4 usually does not require bone grafting, as it requires less of a strong bone structure as in other implant procedures. In addition, whether this procedure is needed or not varies from patient to patient. For this reason, your dentist will determine whether you need bone grafting after a detailed examination.