The All-on-6 is a fixed prosthetic solution for individuals with completely toothless jaws, where traditional implant placement is not possible due to bone loss. This system involves supporting all teeth in the dental arch on 6 specially designed and implanted implants.
Are You a Candidate for All-on-6?
The All-on-6 implant placement method is a special technique used for replacing all teeth in one jaw (usually upper or lower) using just six dental implants. After a period of 3 to 6 months, necessary for the implants to osseointegrate, final bridge constructions are made. This way, bone augmentation is avoided, making the procedure shorter and more financially favorable.
This method is often used in situations where a patient lacks a large number of teeth in one jaw or when there are serious problems with existing teeth that require extraction and replacement of all teeth.
Here are a few situations where the All-on-6 method can be used:
- Are you experiencing problems related to a toothless jaw?
- Do you have difficulty speaking and chewing food properly?
- Are you struggling with acrylic dentures that fall out in your mouth?
It’s important to know that this concept is not suitable for all patients. It is essential to have your reconstruction plan made by an experienced oral surgeon who performs such operations daily. At MB Dent Clinic, such procedures are performed by Mr. sc. Matko Božić, dr. dent. med., a specialist in oral surgery, implantology, and aesthetic dentistry with three Master’s degrees in prosthetics from renowned foreign universities.
The patient must have enough bone in height and width to place implants for a long-term excellent result. The patient cannot remove this construction themselves; only an experienced doctor can do that. After implantation and completion of therapy, it is necessary for the patient to come for an annual check-up.
The patient must maintain good oral hygiene daily, using a toothbrush and toothpaste, and rinse their mouth with mouthwash twice a day. It is recommended in the morning and before bedtime.
11 Advantages of Installing the All-on-6 Concept
- After implantation and placement of the temporary fixed bridge, the patient can eat without fear of the bridge falling out.
- The problem of toothlessness and denture fallout is resolved in two days.
- After tooth extraction, if there is enough healthy bone, implants can be immediately inserted and loaded with a fixed construction.
- All teeth are replaced with a fixed bridge, fixed on four or six implants.
- There are no additional surgical procedures such as bone reconstruction or major sinus lifting using the crestal or lateral technique.
- The natural appearance of the face is restored.
- In just one operation, within two days, the ability to chew and self-confidence lost due to tooth loss are restored.
- Minimal recovery time after the procedure.
- Improves quality of life that was lost.
- Hygiene is maintained normally as if the patient has their teeth.
- The final constructions are fixed with screws and, if needed for reconstruction, are easily removed and reconstructed.
The difference between the All-on-4 and All-on-6 dental implant methods can be summarized as follows:
All-on-4 Dental Implant Method:
- Number of Implants: As the name suggests, the All-on-4 method involves the use of four dental implants.
- Placement: The implants are typically angled in the front part of the jaw where bone density is higher. This often eliminates the need for bone grafting.
- Suitability: This method is often suitable for patients with lower bone density or volume who may not be candidates for traditional implants without bone grafting.
- Recovery Time: The angling of the implants can allow for the immediate loading of the dental prosthesis in some cases, meaning shorter recovery time and immediate functionality.
- Cost: Generally, due to the fewer number of implants, All-on-4 can be more cost-effective than All-on-6.
All-on-6 Dental Implant Method:
- Number of Implants: The All-on-6 method uses six dental implants to anchor the dental prosthesis.
- Placement: The implants are usually placed straight and distributed more evenly across the jaw, providing a broad base for the tooth prostheses.
- Suitability: This method is often recommended for patients with good bone density and volume, as it requires sufficient bone to secure six implants.
- Stability and Support: The two additional implants (compared to All-on-4) offer greater stability and support, which can be beneficial, especially for back teeth that endure more stress and chewing forces.
- Longevity and Load Distribution: With more implants distributing the force of biting and chewing, there may be less long-term wear, potentially leading to greater longevity for the implants and bone structure.
In both cases, the entire crown of the prosthesis is attached to the implants, providing a long-term solution that is aesthetically pleasing and functional. The best method depends on the individual bone structure, dental needs, and overall health condition of the patient. A thorough examination by a dental specialist is necessary to determine the most suitable option for each patient.
- Lifetime warranty on all implants and superstructures from breakage.
- Five-year warranty on all metal-ceramic and zircon-ceramic crowns.
- Five-year warranty on all wironit dentures.
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