What is the All On Four Implant technique?

The All On Four implant technique is a procedure that fixes the dental prosthesis on four dental implants placed at certain angles in completely edentulous patients. In edentulous patients, implants may not be placed in these areas as a result of the loss of the jawbone, the decrease in the distance between the nerve canal in the lower jaw, and the sagging of the sinus cavities in the upper jaw. In this case, fixed prosthesis can be made thanks to the implants placed only in the anterior region with the all on four technique. Fixed prostheses, which can be made thanks to the All-on-four procedure, allow the patient to chew without any problems. Since the stability of the prosthesis is provided by the implants, the patients do not have to use larger prostheses.

What are the advantages of all on four prostheses?
  • It is the technique which requires a single surgical procedure, in edentulous patients.
  • It does not include any advanced surgical procedures such as sinus lifting or bone grafting.
  • Angled implants placed at the back of the jawbone do not damage the anatomical formations.
  • It is planned according to the person.
  • It is easier to clean and maintain.
  • It is suitable for patients who cannot use removable dentures and have nausea reflex.
  • Its design is different compared to full dental prostheses (palate).
  • Few appointments are required.
Who is suitable for the All On 4 implant technique?

All On Four treatment can be applied to all edentulous (no teeth) patients who do not have any disease that may prevent dental implant surgery and have sufficient bone volume.

What is the procedure of All On 4 treatment?

The patient who wants to have All On 4 treatment undergoes a detailed clinical and radiological examination at the first stage. The treatment is planned by measuring on the x-ray. All On 4 consists of two phases, surgical and prosthetic. 4 implants are placed on the patient in accordance with the planning. On the same day, the temporary dental prosthesis is fixed on the implant. After 3 months, the patient is fitted with a permanent dental prosthesis. After All On 4 treatment, the treatment and recovery process is short and painless. Chewing and speaking functions are also achieved on the same day.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does the implant placement process take?

Depending on the region to be placed and the number of implant teeth, it is a process that takes between 30-60 minutes on average.

How long is the total treatment time?

It can vary between 3-9 months depending on the treatment plan.

What can I eat after implant surgery?

You should consume soft and liquid foods for a few days following the surgery.

What is the patient’s role in dental implant care?

Brushing and flossing include home treatments, but you should visit the dentist regularly.

How long does implant supported teeth last?

Properly used and maintained teeth can be used for a lifetime, but regular checkups are required.

What happens if the tooth does not integrate with the bone?

The implant is removed and that area is left to heal. After sufficient time, if the existing bone is suitable, another implant is placed in that area.

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