By Dr. Mahmoud Abu Zaina
The All on Four Treatment is a technique that is applied to patients who are not able to use prosthesis due to excessive bone loss and, that enables these patients to have and use temporary dentures within one day. Osteoporosis is in general less severe in the front area.
This is a treatment approach that rehabilitate the total toothless patients by means of only 4 implants on each jaw within a procedure that is quickly applied. This technique keeps the jaw bones health and prevents further osteoporosis. This All on Four Technique is a fast and reliable alternative also for those who wish to have implants but have not sufficient amount of bone density, resulting in a natural appearance.
What Are The Advantages Of The All On Four Treatment?
It is a short treatment approach tolerable by the patient by means of eliminating the bone grafting that is an invasive and expensive treatment that takes longer to be completed. Full oral rehabilitation takes about 2 hours.
It is an ideal treatment choice for the patients with diabetes, osteoporosis or other health problems, for which bone grafting is a contraindication.
It provides great convenience to the patient since it takes one day to place a temporary fixed denture. Conventional techniques, on the other hand, include more than one operations and, it may take more than one year.
Since the number of implants is less, the cost is less than the classic implant treatment.
It is applied with a plan that is specially designed for the respective patient. Thus, it provide a more aesthetic smile design.
It is easier to be cleaned compared to the classic implant treatment.
What Should Be Done After The All On Four Treatment?
The patients should regularly take their medicines and avoid hot meals for a few days. During the temporary denture periods after the placement of implants with the All on Four Treatment, the patients must avoid solid food. The patients must have a regime containing only soft food. This is because it is intended to minimize the load on the tooth implants. With the fixed prosthesis that will be placed 3 months after the commencement of the operation, they may start their routine food regime.
Is The All On Four Procedure A Successful One?
Research shows that the All on Four procedure is a treatment method with a high success rate as proven in the long-term follow-ups