October 11, 2022
When Is All-on-4 The Best Option?
Prior to providing treatment plans, it is important for clinicians to take into consideration their patient’s wants and needs.
Full-arch fixed implant bridges – also known as All-on-4 are quickly becoming a popular option among dentists and patients. These prostheses offer 4 to 6 implants, each made of custom materials such as an acrylic/titanium combo, monolithic zirconia or porcelain stacked on top of a cobalt/chromium frame. Some practices even endorse this technique as the best way to treat toothless patients because it simplifies procedure times while delivering quality results time and time again. Is it always the best option?
Most patients five or ten years ago would never have known that All-on-4 bridges were an option for them. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for people to request this treatment if they know about it; however, we need to wonder whether or not it will always be in the patient’s best interest given its limitations. Yes, All-on-4 bridges are a miracle of modern dentistry and can give you back your smile -but what do patients need to consider before moving forward.
Let’s take a closer look at some aspects to consider when researching All on 4 for you.