The "All-on-4" method is a technique that, as the name suggests, uses only four implants to support a complete set of prosthetics. In this method:
- Generally, two implants are placed vertically in the front area, and the other two implants are placed inclined in the back area of the jaw.
- Curved implants provide maximum stability by using areas where the jawbone is denser.
- Temporary teeth can usually be placed on the same day, which allows patients to immediately gain better aesthetics and functionality.
The "All-on-6" method is a technique in which six implants are used to support a complete set of dentures. In this method:
- Four implants are placed vertically in the anterior region and two implants are placed obliquely in the posterior region.
- These additional implants provide greater stability and durability of the prosthesis.
- Just like the "All-on-4" method, the "All-on-6" method allows temporary teeth to be placed, usually on the same day.
Advantages of Both Methods
- Fast Results: Generally, patients can get temporary teeth on the same day after surgery.
- Fewer Implants: Compared to traditional methods, these methods offer the opportunity to rehabilitate the entire jaw with fewer implants.
- Bone Graft Free: These techniques eliminate the need for bone grafting in most cases.
“All-on-4” and “All-on-6” techniques are effective ways to restore aesthetics and functionality for patients with missing teeth. However, choosing the most appropriate treatment method depends on the individual needs of the patient, the anatomy of his mouth and his general health condition. Therefore, a thorough evaluation and consultation with a dentist is essential before deciding on this type of treatment.