The All-on-4® treatment concept can be applied when someone is edentulous (missing all their teeth). A minimum of 4 dental implants are placed into the jaw supporting a fully fixed set of teeth. Because it is a minimum of 4 implants, in some circumstances where the jaw is wider, 5 or 6 implants may be placed. Hence the term All-on-X as well.
The advantage to this concept is the ability to acquire a fixed set of teeth onto the implants within 24-48 hours after the implants are placed. Traditionally more than three months is required to wait for healing of the dental implants before the teeth can be placed. However, because there are a minimum of 4 implants in this scenario, there is more support and hence teeth are able to be acquired sooner.
The advantage of having a full set of fixed teeth on dental implants as opposed to a full denture can be read about in our section for missing teeth.
All-on-X/All-on-4 Implants in the mouth. No palatal extension and no flange. Ensuring maximum comfort for chewing and tasting foods.