The “All-on-4” Concept for Implant Rehabilitation of an Edentulous Jaw
When a patient loses all of their teeth, they are essentially relegated
to living the life of a “dental cripple” and are compelled to see
Dr.Sachdeva's Dental Institute, India to find resolution. The teeth are
very essential to any human being and when a tooth or all teeth are
lost, chewing efficiency is lost, their level of comfort declines and
often they appear to age prematurely. The teeth provide more than a
bright smile on someone’s face. A complete set of dentition maintains
the bite and keeps all the structures in harmony. When changes occur
after teeth are lost, patients begin to seek the dentist.
Edentulism can be a result of poor oral hygiene and dental disease.
Sometimes patients who have received previous restorations meet a
failure in their cases and their teeth are deemed restorable and
hopeless. A growing number of the population possess a terminal
dentition and the ability to retreat is restricted due to the poor
remaining tooth structure and support, combined with limitations from
the financial burden of full mouth reconstruction. How and why a person
is edentulous varies. When patients come into the clinic, their oral
condition is assessed and the appropriate solution is planned and
presented—all encompassing the health and financial capacity of the
It is well recognized that an edentulous condition has a negative impact on your life:
You need your teeth to eat because otherwise you will be limited to a soft, unappealing diet.
You need your teeth to smile, to flash a confident set of pearly whites to people.
need your teeth to maintain the integrity of your facial structure,
otherwise your bite will collapse and along with it, the face will sag
and make you look much older.
need your teeth to maintain the health of the jaw. The
temporomandibular joints (TMJ) rely on the teeth. When the bite
collapses, the changes that occur can be very damaging to the joints.
“All-on-4” implants have become a leading choice in many teeth replacement cases.