Full-arch reconstruction is a complex task, requiring considerable skills, but it is of great importance for the patients’ comfort. The use of dental implants to create a solid base for the prosthesis allows for the reduction of the invasiveness of the method. All-on-4 concept, where the entire arch is held on only 4 implants, is the most developed example of this occurrence.
The All-on-4 treatment is an implantological solution that allows to minimize the number of implants used and to perform full mouth reconstruction even in patients with complete edentulism with the use of only 4 implants in one day. While the concept itself seems quite obvious, the development of procedures and technologies that allow for the precise distribution of forces acting on the teeth over only 4 points of support required long and in-depth analyses. Today, the All-on-4 solution is available in several implant systems provided by companies with a particularly high reputation and extensive experience.
This method gives such good results that in individual systems it has also been developed into All-on-5 (rarely used) and All-on-6.
The All-on-4 method seems simple because it is usually described quite briefly. Patients can go home with a new smile already on the day of implantation. However, in practice, it is certainly a more complicated procedure. It requires a lot of work and accuracy.
On the day of the procedure, a temporary bridge is fixed. It is crucial for people with severe tooth loss because they gain a fully functional set of teeth within just one visit. Of course, this description is purposely simplified, but the permanent bridge is created in the All-on-4 method much faster than in classic procedures.
All-on-4 is the basic variant, which gives the name to the whole concept. In this case, the entire reconstruction is based on four implants in the patient’s oral cavity: two in the front and two in the back. Posterior implants are placed at an appropriate angle to better pass the chewing loads. The All-for-4 procedure is the basic variant and can be used in the case of most patients. For obvious reasons, this variant is associated with lower treatment costs than variants using more implants.
A more extensive variant is supporting the dental prosthesis with 6 implants. This solution is used in patients whose bone is too little or too weak to support permanent teeth. In patients with significant bone atrophy, a bone graft procedure can also be performed. However, it is always for the dentist to decide what solutions are possible in specific cases. Additional differences between the option with 4 and 6 implants are rather technical in nature and relate to the implantation angles or implant diameter.
The All-on-4 treatment process allows you to enjoy a new smile on the day of surgery, so it is an instant treatment. Of course, it may require undergoing additional procedures before implantation, but in principle, we recommend this method for patients with toothlessness. Due to its durability, implant treatment is suggested primarily to patients at a younger age. The all-on-4 treatment allows for a truly durable reconstruction.
Thanks to the All-on-4 method, you can enjoy a full set of teeth on the day of implant placement.
All-on-4 is a combination of a relatively simple and well-known implant procedure with state-of-the-art tooth restoration techniques. The possibility of carrying out the entire procedure in one day allows patients of our clinic to regain full comfort and a beautiful smile as quickly as possible.
The All-on-4 treatment is used in two cases:
The list of contraindications in the All-on-4 method is relatively short:
In most cases, only relative contraindications are found in patients, i.e. those that can be removed or “waited out”.
The treatment does not require any major preparations. It should be treated like any surgical procedure performed in the oral cavity. During the consultation and the procedure itself, the doctor will need a clean surgical field, so it is worth skipping the makeup that day. A light meal should be eaten a few hours before the procedure under local anesthesia.
Titanium implants are biocompatible, so if inserted correctly, they will not cause any complications. Moreover, transient swelling, bruising, or irritation may occur, which may cause severe discomfort to some patients.
Appropriate oral hygiene is essential. The pain can be relieved with standard painkillers. Contact your doctor, if any alarming symptoms occur during healing.
The prices of the all-on-4 treatment start from approximately PLN 25,000. Higher prices apply to more complex procedures or cases requiring additional preparation. The exact treatment plan and costs are given during the initial visit.
Although the All-on-4 technique is becoming more and more popular, not everywhere you can receive the highest quality of service. With us, it is certain.
If you are interested in the All-on-4 treatment and you are wondering whether this is the right solution for you, book an appointment. We will be happy to talk it through or propose alternative solutions.
HCentrum Stomatologiczne Jasińscy is a member of the prestigious organization, Leading Implants Centers, which brings together the best implant offices in Europe.