THE ALL-ON-4 DENTAL IMPLANT SOLUTION
All-on-4™ dental implants solution is a very efficient technique developed by Nobel Biocare allowing a fixed bridge on only 4 implants in both upper and lower jaw. All-on-4™ grants a long-lasting aesthetic solution through a safe fixed anchoring. This allows even patients with less bone a wonderful smile.
As only four implants are needed, the treatment time will be shorter. All-on-4™ provides a higher stability in the bone and avoids additional operations such us bone augmentation and sinus lift. After the placement of the implants your dentist makes a removable temporary bridge in 5 days to avoid being toothless during the healing time. The teeth of the All-on-4™ bridge are very much like real teeth both in function and aesthetics. Therefore one can eat and speak normally with them. After three months of healing time the dentist can fix the permanent bridge which is usually screwed instead of being cemented. The meals can be enjoyed again it’s possible to chew normally and to feel the tastes properly. It allows a life just like having the original teeth.
THE ADVANTAGES OF ALL-ON-4 ™ AT ONE GLANCE
- fixed teeth on only 4 implants (other fixed solutions require at least six teeth) with a natural look and feeling
- uncovered gum allowing the sense of tastes
- stable bite power allowing the consumption of every type of food
- reduces the hollowness of the cheeks ensuring a younger appearance
- no need to daily remove a denture or to use contact adhesive
- allows a fixed solution even if the bone situation is worse
- easiest fixed solution for toothless patients
HOW LONG DOES THE ALL-ON-4 TREATMENT TAKE? WHAT IS THE TIMING?
The All-on-4 treatment, like any implant treatment, requires two arrivals. On the first arrival, the implants are placed and, if necessary, the provisional teeth are created. Patients who have a full denture may continue to wear it after the implant insertion during the healing period. The prosthesis only needs to be relined. The healing time is normally 3 months. The first visit usually takes 5 days, the second visit 10 working days. On the first visit, the implants are placed, impression is taken, the temporary prosthesis or bridge is fitted, finalized and checked. In the second treatment, a total of 3-4 samples are taken.
HOW LONG DOES THE HEALING TIME OF THE IMPLANTS TAKE?
Since no bone graft is necessary with the All-on-4 treatment, the complete healing of the implants usually takes place within 3 months.