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What is All on 4 Implant or All on 6 Implant?

For people who have lost or are on the verge of losing all their teeth, it is important to be able to find remedies quickly. No one wants to waste time with long-term treatment methods because time is a precious gift. The starting point of time in the field of dentistry is all on four or all on six treatment methods. In this treatment technique, fixed teeth can be placed immediately after the teeth are extracted, or if the teeth are extracted, the bone preparation is completed. Clinical studies have shown that this method, which has been used for over 30 years, is effective.

When jaws that have been neglected for a long time for various reasons are evaluated, gingival infections, tooth root inflammation, osteoporosis or morphological changes may be discovered. In such cases, it is extremely difficult to treat patients with traditional methods.

In jaws where all teeth have been lost, the number of implants required varies depending on bone density and individual anatomical considerations.
When comparing the upper and lower jaws, the upper jaw is: 

  1. It has larger surfaces; And
  2. The anterior region is important and is called the aesthetic region because it is the first prominent region in the smile.
  3. Because the bone is more porous and has a lower bone density than the jaw, it takes longer for the implants to integrate into the bone.
  4. The posterior portions of the upper jaw have sinus cavities that aid in breathing, and the bone in these areas is typically shorter. Therefore, short implants, angled implants or bone augmentation procedures may be preferred in this area.
  5. Because of all these anatomical factors, an all-on-six prosthesis is typically used to create a solid support framework in the upper jaw.

Examining the lower jaw reveals: 

  1. The bone has narrower, pointed surfaces compared to the upper jaw.
  2. Since the lower jaw has denser bone than the upper jaw, the implants adhere to the bone more tightly and the union rates are higher.
  3. Due to the strong support provided by the bone tissue, it is preferred to place one implant in the posterior region and two implants in the anterior region, or to use the all-on-four technique with a total of four implants.

In what situations is the use of all on four or all on six allowed?

Anyone who wants to have a tooth immediately, who has lost or will lose all their teeth, and who does not have a health problem that prevents basic implant interventions can use it.

What Benefits Do All-on-Four or All-on-Six Methods Provide?

  1. There is no obligation to treat bone defects with advanced surgical techniques for a long time.
  2. A solution that does not prevent work and social life is offered by minimizing the time spent without teeth.
  3. It responds without being affected by the anatomical components of the jaw.
  4. Eating and drinking is not restricted as the teeth can be inserted immediately.
  5. Since the teeth are attached immediately, it does not prevent speech.

How are all-on-four or all-on-six implant techniques used?

  1. The treating dentist evaluates the patient's health and carefully examines the bone where the implants will be placed.
  2. During surgery, the implants are positioned on the jaw in four specific positions and at an unusual angle.
  3. Implants are expected to fuse with the bone during the healing phase.
  4. Finally, removable or fixed dental veneers are created on the implants.

Implants can be placed in place within a few hours. Depending on the patient, the healing process may be different. With applications such as teeth or implants, if the oral environment is suitable, fixed teeth can be formed that allow soft food to be consumed in a short time.

What are the Benefits of All-on-Four Implant Surgery?

  1. All teeth can be treated in one appointment. 
  2. It is more economical as fewer implants are required to treat the entire chin than individual implant procedures.
  3. Fixed teeth are comfortable to use and securely attached to implants.
  4. There will be less discomfort as fewer implants will be placed.

What are the Advantages of All on Six Implant Technique?

  1. The use of six implants for a single jaw provides more tooth support.
  2. Dental treatment of the entire jaw can be completed with a single session.
  3. Provides better support for over-implant dentures
  4. It is a more comfortable application similar to the All on four technique.

Frequently Asked Questions About the All on Four or All on Six Technique

It can be completed in a few days by screwing the implants and installing fixed dental prostheses with all-on-four or all-on-six implant solutions. In this way, it is possible for patients to enjoy their new teeth in a short time.

Applied implants are long-lasting like other implant treatments. The success rate depends on regular care by the patient.

All on four implant technique is different from normal implant techniques because using only four implants, the treatment of a full set of teeth is completed. In normal implant methods, more implants are used and it is aimed to treat the teeth one by one.

During all on four and all on six implant treatment, local anesthesia is applied and therefore patients do not feel any pain or pain. There may be mild pain or tenderness after the operation, but these symptoms usually go away within a few days.

The points to be considered in all implant dental treatments are similar. Patients should brush regularly, use dental floss, an interface brush, and avoid hard foods.

In all on 4 or all on 6 six implant methods, the cost is lower because fewer implants are used compared to the individual implant techniques. It offers a fast and reliable treatment alternative for patients who have lost all their teeth or need to be extracted. However, the situation of each patient may be different, you should discuss with your doctor in detail for the total cost of the treatment.

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