All-on-4 Vs All-on-6 dental implant: what, similarities, differences, and which one to choose
What is the All-on dental implant?
The All-on dental technique was invented in the 1990s, as a viable alternative to other traditional dental implant procedures, by a Portuguese dentist, Paulo Malo, and supported by the Swedish business Nobel BioCare AB, which specializes in the fabrication of dental implants. The all-on technique in dental implant systems involves surgically implanting four or six titanium implants in accurately calculated locations into the jawbones to serve as stable anchors to fix on top of them a full arch of the dental prosthesis or dental bridge.
All-on-4 Vs All-on-6 dental implant similarities
All-on dental implants contain the same procedure. Both are done in two sessions 4 months apart, and both implant titanium screws in the jawbone, then attach a permanent denture arch to those screws. In addition, both are strong and treat teeth loss.
All-on-4 Vs All-on-6 dental implant Differences
All-on-4 Dental Implant
- No need for Bone grafting: most of the time All on-4 is performed for the strong jawbone condition, and that is why it’s recommended to implant it in the lower jaw (if it’s in a good condition and no jawbone deterioration) as it has the thicker jawbone
- All-on-4 implant is cheaper as it only contains four screws and normally does not require bone grafting.
All-on-6 Dental Implant
- more stable and much stronger than the All-on-4 implants as it has 6 screws of titanium distributed all over the jawbone.
- It’s also recommended for the weaker jawbone as it will distribute the chewing pressure all over the denture, not like the All-on-4 that focuses the pressure over 4 screws implanted in the front area of the jawbone.
The All-on-4 vs All-on-6 Dental Implants – Which one to choose?
There are many factors to determine what is best for you.
- The teeth number in your mouth.
- chronic diseases: some chronic diseases may prevent the All-on dental implants
- Jawbone condition: each person has a different jawbone and different faces bone. For instance, some conditions may have a weak jawbone that will require bone grafting first then implantation. Or some patients may have their, near the upper jaw and behind the cheekbone, sinus cavity below its normal position which will require a sinus lifting surgery that takes approximately from 3 to 4 months for recovery before any implants.
there are conditions and factors to determine the best dental treatment for you. So, it’s better to go to a dentist and take his consultation.
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