What is All-on-4 Implant Treatment? Why Should It Be Preferred?
All-on-4 implant treatment is a fixed prosthesis technique that is applied to patients with tooth loss by placing 4 implants at certain angles. Thanks to this method of treatment, even patients who do not have any teeth get healthy teeth in a day. All-on implants, which are one of the most preferred treatments by dentists in recent years, include 4 implant applications. This method can give successful results even in patients with advanced bone loss.
For the all-on-4 implant technique, first of all, the lower and upper jaws of the patient are displayed in detail. As a result of these evaluations, the treatment process begins to be planned. The main advantage of all-on 4 implant techniques compared to the standard implant method is that they last much longer. In addition, another disadvantage of classical implants is that the treatment process is much longer. In the classical method, at least 8 implants are usually needed. After these screws are placed, it is necessary to wait at least 3 months for the prosthetic teeth to be placed on them. In contrast, the All-on-4 method offers patients the chance to have healthy teeth with a single operation.
All-on-4 implants are placed in the upper and lower jaw in such a way that the implants in the front part are at a 90-degree angle and those in the back are at a 45-degree angle. On the same day, temporary prosthetic teeth are installed on top of the implants. It is expected that the screws will fuse with these temporary prostheses within an average period of 3 months. After that, the treatment is completed by installing permanent teeth that the patients will use. In addition to creating an aesthetic result, All-on-4 treatment also eliminates serious problems caused by advanced tooth loss. The best advantage of this method is that it can be applied even in patients who are completely toothless and have advanced bone insufficiency. All-on-4 implant treatments used by dentists for many years have a fairly high success rate.
There is no risk of this operation. The probability of developing complications after an operation performed under local anesthesia is extremely low and almost never occurs. Since All-on-4 has been a method that has existed in the world of dentistry for many years, it is now a very reliable operation with the use of modern technology. However, All-on-4 dental implants are not a treatment that suits everyone. The primary condition sought for this treatment is that the general health status of the patients is appropriate. Chronic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure are an obstacle to treatment. In addition, there is no upper age limit for treatment. Successful results are achieved even in 80-year-old patients with all-on-4 dental implant treatment.
One of the issues that patients are most interested in is the diet after treatment. After the All-on-4 implant procedure, patients can start eating immediately. But it will be useful to avoid too hard food for 3 months, when temporary dentures will be used. In case of damage to these prostheses by hard nutrients, immediate intervention is necessary to ensure that there is no loss of implants. After permanent teeth are placed, patients can easily consume every nutrient.
A slight pain may be felt on the first day after the application, the painkillers that our doctors will give will easily control this problem. It is normal to see swelling and mild pain in the first days, but if these symptoms last for a long time or get out of control, it is necessary to contact our dentist in no time. Patients should take care of their oral and dental care.