What You Need to Know About All On Four
The All on four technique provides the completion of missing teeth in the presence of meltdowns in the jaw area and other reasons that prevent implant construction and has been used for 20 years. It is a scientifically proven technique.
What is the All On Four Technique?
The all on four technique, which is used to complete the missing teeth with obstacles for implant treatment, is to place two implants in the posterior region of the jaw at an angle of 30 – 45 degrees, and two implants perpendicular to the anterior region. The reason for placing the implants in this way is to achieve maximum robustness.
It is a safe form of treatment for multiple tooth loss. 4 implants are mostly used in this technique, which provides the removal of tooth loss even in a completely edentulous jaw. In rare cases, this number can be used 6 times.
It is a treatment that is completed with an extremely comfortable process for the patients. It is performed using local anesthesia. In this way, no pain or pain sensation occurs during the treatment. Mild pains felt after the treatment are relieved with the medications prescribed by the dentist.
How Is All On Four Treatment Performed?
It is being progressed gradually, as in implant treatment. The treatment steps are as follows:
- Before the treatment, a clinical examination must be performed. After this examination, the patient is informed in detail about the treatment process. In this examination, factors such as whether the patient is suitable for treatment and whether there are any teeth that need to be extracted are checked.
- If there are teeth that need to be extracted, the teeth are extracted by applying local anesthesia. Afterwards, implants are placed in the patient.
- Temporary prostheses are prepared by measuring over the implants. In this way, the patient does not need to be toothless during the treatment. This stage is one of the advantageous aspects of treatment.
- After waiting for a certain period of time, permanent prostheses are placed on the implant that will be used permanently by the patient. The implants used in the all on four treatment are the same as the implants used in the classical implant treatment.
- After the implant application, temporary prostheses are placed and fixed. In this way, the patient starts to use the prosthetic teeth on the same day.
- After this stage, a certain period of time is required for the implants placed to fuse with the jawbone. This period usually varies between 3 and 6 months.
What are the advantages?
The advantages of the all on four technique are as follows:
- The healing process is quite comfortable. Therefore, it is not a technique that forces patients.
- It prevents bone loss caused by missing teeth.
- The treatment period is very short.
- It is a technique that supports the self-confidence of patients who are aesthetically disturbed by missing teeth.
- A serious improvement is achieved in speech and chewing functions. Therefore, the life comfort of people increases.
- The success rate is quite high.
- Since the implants are permanent, it eliminates the worry of the prosthesis coming out during speech or feeding.
- Since temporary prostheses are applied on the day of the implant, patients do not experience any problems in their feeding and speech functions.
- It is an ideal treatment especially for patients who have problems with the use of removable prostheses.
- The number of implants used in all on four treatment is low. Therefore, the cost is much lower.
What Should Be Considered After All On Four Implant Treatment?
The factors to be considered after treatment are as follows:
- Medicines should be used regularly.
- Avoid hot foods for a few days.
- Hard foods should not be consumed, patients should be fed a diet that includes soft foods.
- Your dentist will give you detailed information about what you should pay attention to after the treatment.