All on 4
All On 4 : Discover the Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants Say goodbye to ill-fitting dentures and hello to a brighter, healthier smile with All-on-4 dental implants. This innovative solution uses just four implants to securely hold an entire arch of replacement teeth. Enjoy greater stability, improved chewing and speaking abilities, and a natural look and feel. The All-on-4 treatment concept offers a cost-effective, long-term solution for missing teeth.
Experience the Magic of All-on-4 Dental Implants
Are you tired of living with missing teeth or unstable dentures? All-on-4 dental implants can change your life! With just four strategically placed implants, this cutting-edge solution can support a full arch of replacement teeth. Say goodbye to the embarrassment of slipping dentures and hello to a beautiful, confident smile. All-on-4 is the perfect solution for those looking for a cost-effective, long-lasting alternative to traditional dentures. Get ready to experience the magic of All-on-4 dental implants!
What Is All On 4?
The History of the All on 4 Technique
Conventional Dental Implants Vs All on 4
Oral Bone Health Issues
Sleep Dentistry and All On 4™
Can Anything Go Wrong With All On 4™?
All On 4™ Factor #1:
All On 4™ Factor #2:
Pre-Procedure & Patient Prep for All on 4
The All-on-4 Procedure
Recovery & Final Prosthesis – All on 4
Achieve a Higher Quality of Life with All-on-4 Dental Implants
What’s My Investment?
What Is All On 4? And How Is It Different From Conventional Dental Implants?
Oftentimes patients will ask us what is All On 4 and how is it different from the conventional implant procedure?
All On 4 is a dental implant technique where the upper or lower set of teeth are replaced with just four implants. These four Implants act as a support mechanism for the placement of a new set of fixed teeth.
With the All On 4 dental implant procedure, the posterior implants are tilted 45° towards the rear of the mouth and placed into the anterior maxilla, a region of the jaw with higher bone density. Compared to other implant methods, the All On 4 technique doesn’t require the same density of bone in order to secure the implant.
All-on-4 is a revolutionary approach to solving the problem of multiple missing teeth and reconstructing the mouth of a patient to restore full function. In this guide, we explain the entire process of All-on-4 dental implants, and what a patient can expect from the procedure.
Losing teeth is an unfortunate situation that can arise due to a wide range of factors. Sometimes it’s due to an accidental impact, sometimes it’s due to advanced stages of tooth decay, and sometimes it’s due to other oral health problems.
Regardless of the underlying cause of lost teeth, it is a problem that must be dealt with appropriately in order to get the patient’s mouth back to full function. One of the most exciting and modern methods of achieving this goal is a procedure known as All-on-4.
While traditional styles of dentures that simply sit on top of the gums are still very common, there are several aspects to them that many patients find to be shortcomings. For instance, it’s not unusual for denture adhesives to loosen prematurely, which can result in potentially embarrassing situations where the dentures separate from the gums unexpectedly.
Furthermore, the strength of the bond of denture adhesive limits what the wearer can eat, sometimes preventing the person from enjoying many of their favorite foods.
In addition, there is one major drawback to traditional dentures that isn’t always apparent, and that is the gradual loss of bone density that results from the absence of teeth from the jaw.
When a tooth is in place in the jaw, it exerts pressure on the bone by the natural movements of the mouth, such as when eating. This pressure stimulates growth and strengthens the area by increasing the density of the jaw bones. When the teeth are lost, either by accident or by necessity related to other dental health issues, this pressure is reduced and the bones begin to gradually lose density and strength over time.
The All-on-4 dental implant solution offers a superior outcome in all of these respects, thanks to the secure adhesion created by directly embedding the anchoring dental implants into the jawbone. This approach works to provide the same stimulation as natural teeth in order to prevent the loss of bone density and maintain the strength of the jawbone. The stability provided by the implants also offers a much more solid connection for the replacement teeth.
This means the patient can enjoy virtually any type of food without ever needing to worry about looseness or accidental separation of their teeth at any time.
With all these advantages over other methods of replacement teeth, many patients are eager to learn more about what’s involved in the procedure and what their experience will be like.
The History of the All on 4 Technique:
While the idea of having a full set of teeth, supported by just a few implant fixtures was not a new one, the concept of adopting a 45° angle for the posterior implants was what led to the evolution of All On 4™.
It was Prof Paulo Malo, from Portugal, along with implant manufacturer Nobel Biocare who were among the first to recognize the potential treatment benefits and cost-effectiveness of the All On 4™ technique.
In the 1990’s Prof Paulo Malo, and backed financially by Nobel Biocare, carried out a series of studies to determine the efficacy of this new and innovative approach. In 1998, Prof Paulo Malo treated the first ever patient with the All on 4™ technique.
Today, the All On Four technique is widely acknowledged as the superior treatment option for a full-arch teeth replacement.
Meanwhile, Prof Paulo Malo has become a world-renowned expert in advanced oral rehabilitation. He invented several other techniques to help patients with complex restorative cases.
In addition, Prof Paulo Malo authored a number of leading books in the field of restorative dentistry, released several scientific publications and lectured across the world on oral rehabilitation.
Off of the back of these achievements, Prof Paulo Malo created the ‘Malo Clinic Education’ in Lisbon, Portugal. Here he trained other restorative dental professionals, who were eager to develop their expertise in All On 4™ dentistry.
Master Of Dent Clinic is one of the places our very own dental implant, has attended to further his knowledge, concepts and case experience with the All On 4™ technique.
Conventional Dental Implants Vs. All on 4:
The dental implant itself is a small titanium screw that is positioned into the jawbone, and then support either a single tooth or a bridge of teeth. The titanium implant forms the foundation by which the replacement teeth are attached.
For the conventional dental implant procedure, a full arch rehabilitation required 6-8 implants to support a full fixed bridge.
Conversely, with just two implants positioned at the front of the mouth and two angled implants positioned at the back, only four implants are needed to provide support for the full arch.
The main limitation of the conventional full arch teeth replacement method arises when screwing the posterior implants into areas of reduced bone density. The introduction of the 45° angulated implant meant that bone-deficient areas of the jaw could be avoided.
The less invasive nature of the All On 4™ also means the healing and rehabilitation process is considerably shorter, and since fewer implant fixtures are used, there is more flexibility to design and fit the optimum replacement teeth.
Oral Bone Health Issues:
The All On 4™ technique has given patients with oral bone health issues, a better choice. In the past, a lack of upper jaw bone (frequently caused by sinus issues or bone loss) was a big problem for implant candidates, and often required bone grafting to build the jaw up enough to support the 6-8 implants the old methods required.
But the All On 4™ technique has made a huge difference. And this is great news for patients with Osteoporosis or a lack of jaw bone.
For patients suffering with Osteoporosis, they often think that they’re not candidates for dental implants due to their poor quality bone. And in the past, that was definitely true. But because All On 4™ eliminates the need for bone grafting, patients suffering from osteoporosis are usually able to have the All on 4 procedure.
The same is true for patients who have severely resorbed upper jaws. The Zygomatic implants are a great option. These longer implants anchor to the underside of the cheekbones through the sinus space, bypassing the need to rely on the jaw bone as the sole source of support.
These innovative options can typically circumvent the need for invasive bone grafting procedures all together.
Sleep Dentistry and All On 4:
Sleep dentistry is ideal for patients who are anxious about having a surgical dental procedure.
Sleep Dentistry is the use of IV sedation administered and monitored by a qualified and experienced medical doctor. A unique combination of drugs are used intravenously to create a calming, relaxed dream-like state for the entire procedure.
Say Goodbye to Dental Anxiety with All-on-4 and Optional Sedation. At Master of Dents, we understand that some patients may experience anxiety when undergoing dental procedures.
That’s why we offer the All-on-4 treatment, but with the added comfort of optional sedation. You can receive a full-arch replacement with complete peace of mind, knowing that you have the option to be fully relaxed and comfortable during your treatment.
Book your free consultation today and experience the difference with the best dental care in Turkey.
Can Anything Go Wrong With All On 4?
Without a doubt, one of the biggest concerns from patients who are considering any kind of implant procedure, is to do with what could go wrong.
While the success rates of the All On 4 procedure are very high, as with any surgical procedure, there are some factors to consider when making a decision about dental implant surgery.
A dental implant can fail, which you can read more about here. But when thinking about the All On 4™ procedure, there are two additional factors to consider:
All On 4 Factor #1: Poor Positioning of Implants
The single biggest mistake with the All On 4™ treatment occurs when implants are positioned poorly. Poorly positioned implants can compromise the cosmetic outcomes of the treatment.
When implants are positioned too far to the front of the mouth they cause the gums to recede and the dark grey metal of the implant can become visible around the gums.
When implants are positioned too far back they cause the shape of the replacement teeth to appear thick and bulky, and it can make it more difficult to speak.
When implants are positioned too close to the biting surface, it will mean the replacement teeth can look short, stumpy and this can feel unnatural.
Rectifying implants that have been inaccurately positioned can be a tricky process. This is why ideally, the dentist performing your All On ™4, will be equally skilled in both the surgical and cosmetic aspects of the procedure.
The second factor to consider with the All On 4 procedure, is…
All On 4 Factor #2: Cosmetically Trained vs Surgically Trained Dentists
There are generally two types of dentist that perform the All On 4 treatment. One is surgically trained, while the other is trained in cosmetic dentistry.
Dentists who focus more on the cosmetic results, may be less experienced in the surgical aspects of the procedure. If complications arise and the dentist is not competent enough to deal with this, the implants can eventually become exposed and cause infection to the gums.
The other type of dentist who performs All On 4 is a surgically trained dentist. A surgically trained dentists will do a great job placing the implant to the closest available bone, but is not always considering the aesthetic implications of the implant.
The best All on 4 dentists are experienced and knowledgeable in both surgical and aesthetic dentistry, enabling them to accurately position the implants and utilizing their experience in cosmetic dentistry to achieve a beautiful result for the patient.
Locating a dentist who combines these skills will be harder to find, but when doing so, you will minimize the risk of anything going wrong.
You can Check the list of our experienced dentists, and choose one of them to achieve your goal.
With All-on-4 dental implants, we can restore a full set of functional and beautiful teeth in just one appointment. It's a game-changer for patients who have struggled with traditional dentures or missing teeth. At Master of Dents, we believe in providing the highest standard of care and comfort for our patients. That's why we offer conscious sedation for those who desire it during their All-on-4 procedure. - Professor Elnaz, Master of Dents.
Pre-Procedure & Patient Prep for All on 4 :
Once the patient has been fully informed about the process, the dentist has confirmed that the patient is an eligible candidate, and the commitment has been made to moving ahead with the treatment, the next stage of the procedure will begin.
To prepare for the start of the surgery, many different measurements must be taken in order to precisely plan out the placement of the dental implants and design the shape and orientation of the replacement teeth prosthesis. This is done to ensure a perfect fit and optimum comfort for the patient, and provide the greatest stability between the implants and the prosthesis.
Some of the measurements include the height of the natural gum lines, the extent of any overbite or under-bite, and how much ridge reduction will be necessary to achieve the desired final outcome.
Ridge reduction, also known as an alveolectomy, refers to the process of removing a certain portion of bone material from the top and bottom jaw in order to accommodate the replacement tooth prosthesis and create enough space for a natural look and feel for the patient.
Bite impressions will also be obtained of both the top and bottom jaws. These impressions will be used to create molds that will help test the fit and sizing of the various components used in the All-on-4 procedure.
Wax testing dentures are created from these molds to verify the correct placement and fit, from which temporary implant-supported dentures will be crafted. Once all the various components are prepared, the patient will have their All-on-4 surgery scheduled and things will move ahead.
The All-on-4 Procedure :
At the time of the surgical portion of the treatment, the dental surgeon will measure and mark the correct natural distance between the top and bottom jaws of the patient in order to ensure that this distance is preserved at the conclusion of the procedure. Basically, this is done to keep your facial structure and jaw in the same position after the procedure as it was before.
After the patient is sedated, the surgery will begin. Existing teeth and any remnants of previously lost teeth will be extracted, and excess or damaged gum tissue will be removed.
An incision will be made along the length of the ridge on both the top and bottom jaws to expose the jawbone for ridge reduction. The ridge will be reduced by removing the predetermined measurements of bone from each of the top and bottom arches, and the remaining bone will be smoothed and prepared for the insertion of the dental implants.
The placement of the dental implants will begin with marking each insertion point on the surface of the bone. Pilot holes for the implants will be drilled at precise angles to obtain the greatest possible strength and stability, while avoiding contact with any other parts of the facial anatomy, such as nerves or sinus cavities.
Once the implants are inserted and tightened to the optimum torque requirements, the dental surgeon will replace the gum tissue around the implants and close all incisions.
At this point, the abutments that will serve as the mounting posts for the replacement tooth prosthesis will be attached to the ends of the implants.
The contact points where the abutments meet the temporary prosthesis will be marked and drilled, and then tested to ensure secure fit. Now that the temporary prosthesis has been prepared, it will then be secured in place using mechanical fasteners.
The holes in the temporary prosthesis will be filled and sealed, and the bite pattern will be checked and verified. This is now when any high spots or irregular contact points will be corrected to ensure the proper occlusion of the top and bottom jaws. The healing process can now begin.
Recovery & Final Prosthesis – All on 4:
After the procedure has finished, the patient will be required to follow the standard guidelines for post-surgery oral care. Pain relievers will be prescribed as needed, and you will be provided with information on how to keep the mouth properly clean to accelerate healing and tips for a swift recovery.
As deemed necessary, the dentist will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor progress.
The patient is recommended to follow a soft-food diet for the first few months after the procedure in order to allow the implants to fully integrate and bond with the surrounding bone in the jaw.
Dental implants are made from an advanced composite that is extremely strong and highly effective at forming a strong and secure bond with the organic material that makes up bone. This bonding process is usually complete after about 3-4 months, at which time the patient can once again broaden their diet to include firmer foods, for example raw vegetables and nuts.
Once the healing process has completed, the patient can then return to the dentist office for another set of impressions which will be used to craft the final prosthesis. To do this, the dentist will remove the temporary prosthesis and take molds of the gums and implants so that the fit of the new prosthesis will be customized to match the contours of the fully healed gums and implants.
After the impressions have been obtained, the temporary prosthesis will be put back in place until the final version has been crafted.
After the final prosthesis has been attached, the procedure is officially complete and the patient is now ready to enjoy their life with their brand new set of permanent replacement teeth.
Achieve a Higher Quality of Life with All-on-4 Dental Implants:
Imagine the difference this procedure can make in the life of someone who has been dealing with the challenges of lost and missing teeth. Suddenly, their smile looks brand new. A wider world of amazing food options reopens for them. Their self-confidence is rejuvenated, and they are able to finally get back the full mouth function they had lost. It’s a profound change, and one that we are proud to have provided to so many patients.
If you or someone you love might be a candidate for this life-changing procedure, contact Master Of Dent today to arrange for your initial All-on-4 consultation. We will be glad to provide all the information you need, and help you determine if the All-on-4 dental implant solution is right for you. We look forward to helping restore your smile with this amazing treatment!
What’s My Investment?
How much is feeling embarrassed about your teeth costing you? How much is low self-esteem impacting your life? How many positive experiences are lost, because of the way you feel about smiling? Feeling shy, uncomfortable and frustrated about your teeth may be something you have to live with but having the smile you always wanted is now easier to get. At Master Of Dent, we have created several easy payment solutions for our All on 4 treatment. (Ask for your free quote here)
A Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. They are surgically placed into your jawbone, where they fuse with your bone and provide a stable foundation for a custom-made crown. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants don’t rely on adjacent teeth for support and are designed to last a lifetime with proper care.
A Smile Makeover with Lasting Results Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can give you a brighter, straighter, and more uniform smile. They are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the front of your teeth, covering up imperfections and improving the appearance of your smile.
The Strong and Natural-Looking Option Zirconia crowns are a type of dental crown that are made from a strong, durable ceramic material. Unlike traditional metal crowns, zirconia crowns are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for restoring damaged or discolored teeth. They are also biocompatible, meaning they won’t cause any adverse reactions in your mouth.
Composite bonding is a dental treatment that involves the use of a tooth-colored composite resin to restore and improve the appearance of damaged, decayed, or discolored teeth. This material is applied directly to the tooth surface, where it is sculpted and molded to achieve a natural-looking result. Composite bonding is a minimally invasive procedure that can be completed in one visit to the dentist and is an affordable alternative to more extensive cosmetic dental treatments like veneers or crowns. It is a popular choice for those looking to enhance their smile without the need for extensive dental work.