When you are missing all of your teeth

All-on-4

All-on-4 is the perfect solution for patients who do not have enough bone in their jaw for the traditional implant-supported bridge.

This modern technique involves the precise placement of 4 titanium implants anchored into the front part of the patient’s jawbone tilted up to a certain angle, utilizing the available bone. The implants serve as anchors for a dental bridge.  

Once the implants have been placed, a customized temporary prosthetic dental bridge will be attached to the implants. After six months, when bone tissue in the jaw will have bonded to the surface of the implants and will be fully integrated with the jawbone, the patient will then receive the final dental bridge.  One of All-on-4’s greatest advantages is that it helps correct an irregular alveolar ridge, as well as the fact that it is made of a lightweight material, making it more comfortable than the implant-supported bridge and a lot more secure and compact than dentures. All-on-4 can be cleaned just like natural teeth ensuring good oral hygiene.

All-on-4 is a relatively new, simple and almost painless procedure, offering an implant-supported solution to patients missing all of their teeth and giving them a new smile in only 24 hours.

Implant-supported bridge

Depending on the condition of the jaw, 6 to 8 implants are strategically installed into the jaw. More implants offer better stability because the implants replace tooth roots which give our teeth strength and stability. Since adults have 32 teeth, the more implants that are installed, the greater the strength and stability, and bone deterioration will be prevented as well.

An implant-supported bridge is a fixed restoration comprising of:

Implants – titanium posts which are installed into the patient’s jawbone.       

Abutments – cylinders made of titanium or zirconium that are screwed onto the dental implant to connect it to the replacement bridge.

Bridge – the visible restoration that looks like the natural teeth and comprises of a series of crowns connected to form a bridge.

Once the implant is in place, the patient receives a temporary removable bridge that will be inserted and worn until the implants have become fused with the bone (osseointegration), taking about 3 to 4 months.

The next phase is opening the implants and taking an impression to provide an exact mold for the bridge. Then the dentist will test and adjust the metal or zirconium framework that will support the bridge to fit perfectly into the patient’s mouth. The ceramic bridge is then attached to the metal/zirconium framework, and the patient can choose the shape and color of the bridge. (You can read more about materials used for dental crowns and bridges by clicking on this LINK)

The bridge can either be cemented to the implants, or screws can be used.

All-on-6

All-on-6 is a great dental implant treatment that uses 6 implants to support the dental bridge.

The technique is the same as with the All-on-4 treatment, utilizing mainly the upper jaw where two extra implants are inserted due to the softer jaw bone in the upper jaw.

Just as with All-on-4, the advantages of the All-on-6 bridge is that it also helps correct an irregular alveolar ridge, as well as the fact that it is made of a lightweight material, making it more comfortable than the implant-supported bridge and a lot more secure and compact than dentures. All-on-6 can be cleaned just like natural teeth ensuring good oral hygiene.

It is the perfect solution if you are missing all of your teeth, if you wear dentures, if you have problems with gum irritation, difficulty chewing food, problems with your diet or speech, and if you are looking for a long-lasting, high-quality solution for a completely new smile.

Implant-supported Dentures

 

Implant-supported dentures are a solution offering patients esthetically pleasing teeth, giving outstanding stability and allowing for good oral hygiene. Depending on the condition of the jawbone, 2-4 implants are strategically placed in the bone. After the implant procedure, the patient wears temporary dentures until the final replacement is made.

Once the implants have healed, bars or studs are attached to the implants serving as a base for the denture which will hold clips or other attachments, and the dentures will be securely clipped into place by the attachments. Implant-supported dentures can be removed, allowing for easier oral hygiene.

It is recommended that 4 implants are placed in the upper jaw, while 2 are enough for the lower jaw, but they need to be strategically placed to stabilize the dentures.

Advantages of fixed dental replacements vs. removable replacements:

  • No need to remove the dentures every evening for cleaning
  • No gum irritation
  • Bone deterioration is prevented
  • Oral hygiene is the same as with natural teeth
  • Chewing ability is restored
  • Natural-looking and complete tooth functionality

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