If you think that replacing several teeth means living with mouth full of dental implants, you will be pleased to learn that there is a less invasive alternative. Thanks to advances in implant dentistry, restorative techniques have become even more patient-friendly and fuss-free than before.
Known as the All-on-4 technique, this new and innovative approach secures a full arch of artificial teeth in the jaw without the need for individual screws. Usually it involves the placement of four strategically placed implants, hence the name 'All-on-4'. The implants are placed in such a way that they form a stable and sturdy base for the arch of teeth to be attached to. This procedure uses state-of-the-art technology such as 3D x-rays and surgical planning software to ensure absolute precision and accuracy. The surgery is quick, too, so you don't have to spend hours in the dental chair. In fact, you can walk out with your new smile right after the appointment!
By tilting the two posterior implants, longer implants can be used in minimum bone volume, increasing bone-to-implant contact and reducing the need for vertical bone augmentation. The tilted posterior implants can be anchored in better quality anterior bone, reducing cantilevers and thus improving support of the prosthesis.
Biomechanical measurements show that tilted implants, when part of prosthetic support, do not have a negative effect on the load distribution. The tilting of implants has been used in clinical clinic for over a decade and has shown good results.
All-on-4 treatments can be planned and performed using the NobelGuide treatment concept, ensuring accurate diagnostics, planning and implant placement. The NobelGuide Software allows for detailed diagnostics such as identification of available bone, virtual implant placement according to the anatomical situation and prosthetic needs, and ordering of an individualized surgical template. NobelGuide supports minimally invasive flapless techniques as well as surgical access through mini-flaps and full flaps, while the surgical template ensures guided and therefore exact implant placement
With an All-on-4 treatment, patients benefit from an immediate implant-supported restoration, as a provisional prosthesis is screwed onto the implants right after surgery. Final solutions for All-on-4 treatments include both fixed prostheses, such as NobelProcera Implant Bridge Titanium with acrylic veneering, or individual NobelProcera crowns cemented to the bridge framework, and removable solutions, such as acrylic overdentures on a NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture.
Efficient treatment flow results in shorter treatment times and improved patient satisfaction.
Not only will you have an attractive smile that looks as natural as the real thing, you will be able to eat, chew and speak with confidence. Our clinic team is highly skilled in implant placement and we look forward to answering your questions about it.