Patients rarely learn about alternatives to the All-on-4 procedure (a non-removable denture linked to four or more implants that replaces all of the teeth in one jaw). To the All-on-4 principle, there are two implant options:
Fixed Implant Bridges and Removable Implant Dentures
With the addition of the All-on-4 option, patients have a total of four alternatives for replacing all of their teeth in one jaw. Even if there are numerous perfectly good teeth left in an arch, many dental implant procedures recommend extraction of all teeth to create way for implants. At All on 4 Perth Dental Implant Center, we believe that all patients should be given every choice available. We also believe that teeth are frequently still valuable. The four methods listed below can be considered by people who have no teeth or have bad teeth.
This is the best choice that any dentist can provide. As a result, two, three, or four fixed/non-removable bridges are linked to the implants immediately. Benefits over All-on-Four:
- It necessitates a lot less bone removal (often no bone removal)
- Natural-looking, natural-feeling, and natural-functioning teeth
- There are few, if any, alterations in speech.
- No area of the palate is covered.
- Can be cleaned in the same way that bridges on teeth can.
- There should be no abnormal shapes or regions that are difficult to clean.
- There are no specific abutments required (All-on-4 protocol requires angle correction abutments which are not bone or gum tissue friendly)
- Pink porcelain near the gumline is usually unnecessary (because aggressive bone removal is not necessary).
“Hybrid” or “fixed-detachable” are the technical terms for this prosthesis. When and if necessary, it can be removed by an implant dentist, but not by the patient. The terms “All-On-4” and “Teeth-in-a-Day” are commonly used. These are sometimes done with five or six implants, depending on the anatomy of the patient. This is extremely popular all across the world. Many unqualified dentists are attempting it because of its popularity and possible profit margin. These procedures produce a denture-like prosthesis that is screwed onto several implants. Titanium/acrylic or zirconium can be used. Tooth breakage is common if the material used is incorrect or if the patient bites, clenches, or grinds their teeth. When done correctly and with the right materials, it’s a fantastic solution. The end result is aesthetically pleasing, useful, and comfy.
Removable Implant Denture
This procedure results in a denture that snaps onto the implants and may be removed for cleaning on a daily basis. In this case, four implants are recommended, but two can also be used. Each implant and attachment has seven levels of retention, allowing you to customize the amount of stability and retention. The dentist and the patient decide on the appropriate quantity of retention. It’s still a great alternative that gives denture wearers a lot more stability and retention. It is the cheapest implant option available. The disadvantage is that it is bulky and requires follow-up visits to change the attachment inserts (every 3-18 months). This service is inexpensive ($100-200).
Many individuals recall their grandparents or parents wearing dentures that were held in a cup. Dentures are difficult to use because they move when the patient eats or speaks. There’s nothing to hold it in place or maintain it in place. People are always attempting to balance their dentures when chewing, speaking, or laughing. This is a method of tooth replacement that has been around for a long time. Dentures are a choice for most people who know they don’t want them, but owing to budgetary restrictions or a lack of bone, they are still a choice. Dentures can help you regain a gorgeous smile, but they’re not very pleasant or functional. As a result, we refer to this as the least desirable choice for those who are missing all of their teeth.