Dental Implantation All on 4
All-on-4 implantation is a relatively new implantation technique that has quickly gained popularity. This is an ideal option for those who have lost all their teeth in the jaw: you can restore them all in just one day, and the cost of surgery is lower than if you restore your teeth using the classic method.
What is All On 4 and how does it work?
All-On-4 is a procedure to restore the entire dentition using a single prosthesis, which relies on 4 implants. The number in the name of the implantation method indicates the number of implants (supports). We also perform All-On-6 implantation – in this case, the prosthesis will be supported by 6 rods.
The prosthesis in this case is a single non-removable structure with a solid dentition of the upper or lower jaw. The prosthesis does not cover the palate, is securely attached, and perfectly copes with its direct duty – chewing food. It is easy to care for and looks aesthetically pleasing-like natural teeth.
Usually, All-On-4 is used for implantation in the lower jaw. For the upper one, the prosthesis is also fixed on four supports, but if the jaw is massive, they can resort to the All-on-6 method.
The All-On-4 implant is able to restore a beautiful smile and chewing function even with severe bone defects. Classical prosthetics would not help in such cases.
Everything is modeled on a computer: the doctor individually selects the optimal method of implantation for each patient, the number and location of implants, their type and length. Patients do not experience painful sensations during implantation, and within a few hours after the procedure, they boldly smile with their newfound beautiful teeth.
How the implants are located
Two rods are placed in front parallel to the growth of the patient's natural teeth. And the posterior implants are placed at an angle from 30 to 45°. Due to the inclined position of the implants, there is no need to build up bone tissue, which is often required in classical two-stage implantation.
This arrangement ensures reliable attachment of the prosthesis – both permanent and temporary, which is immediately installed on the implants.
Preparing for All-On-4
First, the patient is examined by an implantologist. Based on the results of an oral examination, X-ray images and medical history, the doctor will determine which type of implantation is suitable for you, indicate the cost and time frame.
The patient then undergoes a 3D CT scan of the lower or upper jaw (or both). Based on the three-dimensional model of your jaws, the doctor will select the optimal location of implants, their type and size, and develop a treatment plan. It will select the color of future teeth and think through the design of the prosthesis, and will transmit all the data to the dental laboratory. There, a technician will make a prosthetic device modeled specifically for your jaw.
How does the implantation itself work?
The operation itself lasts from 1.5 to 4 hours. The patient will not feel pain – the doctor uses local anesthesia. If necessary, the dentist will remove the remaining teeth and install 4 implants. The doctor will install abutments on them – they will hold the denture. After that, the specialist will take a cast, which will make a prosthesis.
Immediately on the day of surgery or a week after the stitches are removed, the dentist will fix your non-removable prosthesis. It is made from milled CAD / CAM plastic. And immediately you can eat soft food, talk, smile. There is no need to follow a special diet for a long time – after 12 hours you can try solid food and gradually increase the load on the prosthesis and implants.
Advantages of "All for 4" implantation»
The All-On-4 implant is in high demand both in Belarus and in other countries. All because it compares favorably with classical prosthetics:
- there is no need for additional procedures. For example, sinus lifting, after which you still need to wait 3-4 months;
- fewer implants. With the classic method, you would need 8-10 pieces;
- you do not need to wait for prosthetics for six months – the prosthesis is put on immediately or in a week;
- much cheaper, and you pay once for the restoration of the entire dentition;
- getting used to the prosthesis quickly;
- the procedure is not lengthy. All-On-4 allows you to find a beautiful smile and return to your usual diet in a week, while classic prosthetics last for six months or even longer.
Implantation on four implants is not performed if the patient has:
- diabetes mellitus,
- the work of the cardiovascular system is disrupted,
- blood clotting disorder,
- reduced immunity,
- periodontal disease or periodontitis.
Where is the best place to get an All-On-4 implant in Minsk?
Our Doctor PROFI center employs excellent specialists: implantology surgeons and orthopedic dentists, who have hundreds of successful implantations on four supports. Our clinic is equipped with everything necessary for a high-quality restoration of the dentition. This includes our own dental laboratory, a 3D computed tomograph, and a large selection Online booking