All on 4/6 Dental Implant Treatment
When you search the Internet about how and where to get dental implants for your missing teeth, you may have come across “All on 4” or “All on 6” implant treatment options.
In the past, dental professionals used to have 8-10 dental implants per arch to give a sturdy enough foundation for the replacement of the lost teeth. Each replacement teeth would be placed on top of a single implant. But this now changed thanks to the All on Dental Procedure.
What is the All on Dental Procedure?
All on 4 - All on 6 Dental Implants are treatment of fixed dentures that are applied by placing 4 or 6 dental implants at certain angles in the lower jaw and upper jaw regions. It simply refers to having all dental replacement teeth being supported on of 4 or 6 dental implants.
This is an extremely comfortable application preferred by those who have lost all their teeth or who cannot use removable dentures.
What Is the Difference Between All on 4 and All on 6?
You might be wondering about the differences between All on 4 and All on 6 dental implants. The numbers here actually represent the number of implants to be placed inside your mouth.
You may think the more the merrier and this may be true as higher numbers do provide greater stability and reinforcement for the jawbone. But depending on the health and functionality of the patient’s jawbone and gum tissue, our expert team of dentists and surgeons will be there to determine exactly how many implants to apply and what kind of treatment process to follow.
Get Your New Teeth in 1 Day
With All on 4 and All on 6 dental implants, you can get your new temporary teeth in just 1 day and return to your daily life in no time.
All on 4 - All on 6 Procedure in General
In your first visit to the clinic, we will perform a detailed clinical examination, as well as a three-dimensional tomography of your jaw in order to plan your treatment. This procedure involves the use of special systems with the highest technology available in our clinic. Following this, a surgical appointment is will be scheduled.
Placing Implants and Temporary Dentures
At this surgical visit, the operational phases of All on 4 - All on 6 dental implant surgery is performed, and this is followed by the application of temporary acrylic bridges. Any teeth that need to be extracted simultaneously with the placement of the implants are extracted at this visit. Measurements are taken for the temporary fixed dentures after implant surgery and the laboratory phase is initiated for the production of temporary bridges.
In approximately 1-1.5 days, the composite/PMMA (acrylic) temporary bridge with a screw retention is produced ready to be delivered to the patient after the laboratory phase. This is the final stage after which the patient can have his or her teeth and wait for the permanent bridges to be built.
The first surgical visit concludes with the steps of Assessment - Surgery - Temporary Denture - Control and Follow-up of the surgical field. The patient then returns to his/her country to come for a second surgical appointment.
The healing process is usually completed in a period of 3 to 6 months. This is called osseointegration where new bone formation takes place in the areas where implants are placed. During this period, you may experience gum bleeding and swelling for a couple of days which is very normal. Use the medication prescribed by your surgeon and stick to a soft diet during the recovery phase. After you are fully healed, we will expect you to Turkey for a second time to start working on your permanent dentures.
All of these surgical interventions can be performed under local anesthesia, or under general anesthesia, taking into account the psychological and physiological state of the patient.
Am I Supposed to Spend This Time with No Teeth at All?
You will need nearly 3-4 months for your All on 4 - All on 6 dental implants to fully fuse with your jawbone. During this time, you will have teeth of course; you will be using your temporary dentures provided at your first visit to Turkey.
The patient can have his or her final bridges and dentures fitted at the second visit. During this appointment, we first evaluate the implant health of our patient. If the patient appears ready for the final dentures, the prosthetic steps are initiated. Permanent fixed screw-retained bridges, i.e. permanent teeth, are delivered to the patient in about 1 week.
The phases and length of this process depend entirely on the patient. For instance, in some patients, bone loss may be so severe that additional treatment or even an extra visit to the clinic may be required. In some cases, it may even require a third visit to complete all treatment phases.
Our expert team of dentists will inform you about the best options at every stage.
Am I a Good Candidate for All on 4 - All on 6 Dental Implants?
All on 4 - All on 6 dental implants might be the right treatment for patients who have lost all their teeth and cannot use classical dentures as a result of volume loss in the jawbone.
Keep in mind that this implant treatment is a surgical process and your general health condition is the key point to be considered here. You can get implants if you do not have systemic diseases or are not undergoing immunosuppressive treatment like chemotherapy.
Benefits of Getting All on 4 - All on 6 Implant Treatment
- Patients who have lost all their teeth and therefore have aesthetic concerns can receive both implants and temporary fixed dentures in a single day.
- This actually requires relatively less bone grafting compared to other classical implant treatments.
- Dentures, as opposed to conventional restorations, are attached to the implants by screwing, not by cementing (bonding).
- The shape, length, and aesthetic appearance of the dentures are planned individually.
- You can also combine this treatment with a Smile Makeover.
- Post-procedure pain or edema is much less than conventional methods as it does not require further grafting.
- Attaching the denture to the implant using screws provides the benefit of easier repair and easy removal when necessary in comparison to conventional cemented implant dentures.
How Long Do My Dental Implants Last?
All on 4 - All on 6 dental implants are applications that have a very high rate of success. Statistics indicate that denture applications have a life expectancy of 10 years while implants can be used for longer periods and under favorable conditions.
As long as you comply with your dentist's recommendations, have regular check-ups and maintain good oral hygiene, you can use your All on 4 - All on 6 dentures and implants for many years.
How to Choose the Right Surgeon for All on Implants?
The initial and long-term success of all dental implants, including All on 4 implants, depends on selecting the right surgeon and hence right dental clinic. Research thoroughly and read the patient reviews before you decide on going forward with a clinic.
Please read about SDC Dental Smile Clinic Turkey’s dental team from here.
What is the average cost of All on 4 Dental Implants Turkey?
Patients should conduct thorough research on dental practices and their pricing rather than opting for the least expensive treatment. As we just mentioned finding a trustworthy dental professional and a clinic using the materials of the highest quality must be the priority.
Remember that dental treatment in Turkey has relatively lower prices in comparison to equivalent treatment in other European countries or the USA and with the highest quality possible.
You can have permanent teeth and a beautiful smile with the All on 4 and All on 6 dental implant treatment from SDC Dental Smile Clinic Turkey.
All on 4 Dental Implants Turkey
Many of the patients who come to us for All on 4 or All on 6 dental implants have several missing teeth due to accidents or deteriorating oral health. And they feel particularly insecure about their smiles. With the All on dental implant treatment our expert team delivers at SDC Antalya Smile Studio, we wish to help you restore your self-confidence and smile. At our dental clinic, we do provide the greatest care for the most reasonable costs.
Get in touch with our team to learn more about the All on dental treatment, or give us a call us for an online consultation to see whether the treatment is the right one for you!