All on 4
ALL-on-4 is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure that takes about an hour. This technology was developed by Nobel Biocare and utilizes collaboration between both the restorative dentist and the oral surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling, and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.
The process begins when an iCAT scan is taken of the patient’s jaw bone in our office. This iCAT scan allows for the generation of a three-dimensional model of the jaw bone that can then be used with virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are a more accurate implant placement and less chair time for the patient.
"All-on-Four" is a cost-effective treatment solution based on four implants secured in the jawbone to obtain optimal positioning and support of a complete denture. This innovative solution by Nobel Biocare provides the patients with a fixed bridge (denture) in a couple of hours in just one visit.
The All-on-four clinical solution has been developed to maximize the use of available bone and to allow for Immediate Function™. Using only four implants in edentulous jaws, the solution takes advantage of the benefits of tilting the posterior implants to provide a secure and optimal prosthetic support for a prosthetic bridge, even with minimum bone volume.