What is All on Four?
This is a technique that uses 4 implants in each of the jaws for replacement of the complete set of teeth. It uses 2 straight implants in the front region and two tilted ones in the back region. The best part of the procedure is that the implants can be fitted with fixed teeth on the same day (unlike conventional implants where a waiting period of 3-6 months is indicated). A huge advantage of this procedure is that the titled implants help eliminating a surgical step of bone grafting.
When does one need this?
When all the teeth in either or both of the jaws are missing, if the bone height is insufficient to place a dental implant, this technique can be used, thereby eliminating the bone grafting surgical step. Complete denture wearers can go for all on four implants. medical condition of the patient should be sound. A thorough medical and dental evaluation needs to be done before commencement of the treatment. The use of dental diagnostic tools like standard x-rays or 3D Xrays is required.
How long does it take?
This is determined by factors like medical condition of the patient, quality of the bone and based on such factors, the treatment time can vary from patient to patient. For some cases, immediate fixed fixation can be done while for a few, a waiting period of a few months might be needed.
Are there any alternatives?
We recognize and appreciate the fact that every patient is unique and their concerns are different, their clinical findings are different. hence, based on the clinical examination we here at Aesthetica Dental Implant Clinics, Kolkata can accordingly suggest you the other alternatives, best suited for your case.
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