All on 4 & 6
All-on-four and all-on six is an implant treatment applied to patients who have completely lost their teeth. In routine implant applications, after the implants are placed in the mouth, it is necessary to wait 3 months for the placement of the prostheses. At the same time, a certain bone density should be achieved with techniques such as sinus lift or artificial bone grafting in patients with jaw bone loss. This whole process requires a serious effort and time, especially for patients who have no teeth. Patients who have no teeth or are about to lose their existing teeth; have serious problems while eating and talking. In this way, in patients with urgency, all-on-four and all-on-six implant treatment is started if the dentist deems it appropriate.
How Are All-on-Four, All-on-Six Treatments Done?
In patients with the above conditions, detailed examinations are made using computerized 3D tomography. During these examinations, the lengths, widths and angles of the jawbone are calculated; The angles at which the implants will be placed are determined as a result of meticulous calculations. In the All-on-Four implant operation, four implants are placed in the upper and lower jaw bones at the most appropriate angles. In the An-on-six technique, the number of implants to be placed is six. These additional implants; It ensures that the prosthesis to be made receives more support from the jawbone during biting.
The application is performed under local anesthesia. Thus, the patient does not feel pain or pain until the operation is terminated. Temporary prostheses prepared by taking pre-measurements are placed on the implants. These prostheses are replaced with permanent prostheses after about three months.
Is There Any Pain After All-on-Four, All-on Six Treatments?
Some pain may occur after all on 4, all on 6 treatment. The pain disappears within a few days. Your doctor can give you painkillers to make the process more comfortable for you. At the same time, he starts antibiotic and mouthwash treatment to prevent infection. If you use your medicines without interruption, symptoms such as pain and swelling will pass in a short time.
Permanent Prosthesis After All-on-Four, All-on Six Treatments
The reason for wearing temporary prostheses during All on four implant treatment is that the patient can easily perform functions such as chewing and speaking during the fusion process of the implant. During this osseointegration process, the patient should avoid the consumption of hard foods. Thus, the implants are not overloaded and the fusion process is completed without any problems. There is no need for such a diet for permanent prostheses. The patient can use their permanent dentures as well as their real teeth.
Advantages of All-on-Four, All-on-Six Implant
In this technique, which is applied with six or four implants, there are many advantages of placing both the implant and the prosthesis at the same time. One of these advantages is the preservation of the jawbone structure. In those who use removable prostheses for a long time, an inward collapsed image occurs in the chin due to bone resorption. There is no such problem in all on 4 and all on 6 implants. With prostheses made on implants, these collapsed images are removed. These methods are also ideal for those who do not want to use removable prostheses or have problems such as nausea.
The number of implants used in the all-on-four and all-on six method is less compared to the fixed (porcelain) dental treatments on the implant. However, the stage of prosthesis over the implant requires much more precision and is more costly than porcelain tooth production. There is no difference in cost in the total treatment plan. Which treatment method will be applied is not determined according to the cost, but according to the patient’s mouth, teeth and jaw structure. The biggest advantage of this technique over routine implant treatments is that you have teeth that you can use on the same day.
What Should Be Considered After All-on-Four, All-on Six Treatments?
Consumption of extremely hot and cold foods should be avoided in the first 24 hours after treatment. After the treatment, you should follow your doctor’s advice on how to maintain your oral hygiene. Your doctor will also inform you about how often you should come for check-ups. It is important that you do not disrupt these controls so that you can switch to the permanent prosthesis at the right time.
If you can’t use your removable dentures comfortably and want permanent teeth, you can make an appointment right away and start All-on-four or all-on six treatment with DentaVina’s experienced physicians.