As we discussed earlier all on 4 dental implants is a technique of implant placement which holds the full denture (complete set of teeth). In this technique, four implants are placed in each arch which has no teeth. These four implants are placed in a slanting position to increase the anchorage.
How slanting implants produce more anchorage?
Usually implants have its anchorage by two methods, one is mechanical and the next is bio mechanical.
When an implant is placed in a crossed position the implant holds the bone like a anchor to the soil, this is mechanical and tight contact to the bone forms the primary stability, the bone starts fusing to the implant in the later period, the bone grows and penetrates in to the micro-pores of the implant which is called as osseo –integration, this cause secondary stability.
What is the duration of teeth fixing In all on 4?
Usually the duration of teeth fixing in all on 4 technique will be just 74 hours, but the duration may increase depending on the bone quality of individuals.
Is all on 4 technique is suitable for all?
Yes, but the more the implant more the stability of the denture. All on four technique was discovered for patients with severe bone loss on the back region of the jaw. If your doctor finds the quality of bone is good in back region of the jaw then he can place six implants(all on 6) for fixing a denture. If there is sever bone loss in front and back region then the doctor advice you for Zygoma implants.
Is bone grafting and additional procedures are required for this technique?
No, these techniques do not require any special procedures as they are simple procedure which can be done on local anesthesia, if needed the patient can go for conscious sedation.
What type of teeth is used in all on 4 implant?
Usually hybrid denture is placed initially (acrylic teeth), this is advisable because the denture is rigid and very low in weight.
Can I upgrade my teeth in future and what is the type of teeth can I place?
Yes you can upgrade your teeth in future and you can place ceramic or zirconia teeth of your convenience and this is not a must.
What is the average cost of all on 4?
Again the cost of dental implants depends on the dental implant brands and cost of implant is little higher than normal implant placed for single teeth, this is because of additional components used for to withhold the entire denture in this procedure.
||Cost (in USD) including acrylic teeth
||$2400/ per jaw
||$2000/ per jaw
||$2100/ per jaw