All-on-4 and All-on-6 Dental Implants
All-on-4 and all-on-6 dental implants/prostheses are kinds of fixed prosthesis types developed for people who are devoid of all their teeth and cannot use removable prostheses due to a lack of bone that is supporting.
They include a small number of implants and provide comfort for the person as they are fixed. Besides, temporary prostheses can be applied to the person on the same day within the procedures.
Candidates for All-on-4 and All-on-6 Dental Implants
The main factor in all-on-4 and all-on-6 treatments is that the patient has lost all his teeth. At the same time, the person should not have a disease that may prevent the implant process. In patients whose all teeth are damaged in some way, their bone structure is weakened and also cannot be treated, this application can be performed on the same day by removing all of the teeth. All-on-4 and all-on-6 techniques can be preferred because people in this situation should need a large number of implants and bone support is not enough.
Benefits of All-on-4 and All-on-6 Prostheses
It can be said that the most important advantage of these prostheses is to make temporary dentures on the same day in patients who have lost all their teeth, thus protecting the oral structure both visually and functionally. When it comes to aesthetics, these prostheses are adjusted specifically for the patient. In all-on-4 and all-on-6 procedures, there is usually no need to intervene on the jawbone. After the process, the patient can only be felt pain slightly and edema is not usually observed. Their care is also simple compared to other dental procedures. They stand out with their stability and easiness too, compared to other prostheses.
Procedures for All-on-4 and All-on-6 Dental Implants
Detailed radiographic examinations are performed during the planning phase of all-on-4 and all-on-6 treatments. Gum tissue and the amount of bone are checked. If the amount of bone is not sufficient, the bone ash can be added, or obtained from the patient. In order for the prosthesis to be applied, this step must be passed and the bone is expected to reach the ideal level. This may take about 6 months. Then the implant stage is completed.
If the patient meets all the conditions, a measurement is made to apply the temporary denture. Then a detailed examination is made in order not to damage the surrounding tissues in the mouth. The place where the implants should be applied is clearly revealed with this. Tooth extraction is done if necessary, if not, all-on-4 or all-on-6 dentures are placed. Temporary teeth are placed on the same day. All procedures are performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia due to the patient's preference. After passing the adaptation stage, permanent prostheses become ready to take within an average of 3 months.
Care and Healing of All-on-4 and All-on-6 Prostheses
Following the practice of all-on-4 or all-on-6 dentures, the patient can return the daily life by paying attention to oral care. Temporary dentures need to be well protected during the period of use, so, hard foods should be avoided for a while. When permanent prostheses are fitted, the patient can return to eating habits.