All on 4 or other kind of hybrid prosthesis is a prosthodontic procedure (i.e replacement of missing teeth) that provides a permanent screw-retained bridge replacement for the entire upper and / or lower set of teeth. The All on 4 treatment is a surgical and prosthodontic procedure that is intended to totally restore an edentulous patient’s teeth, badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth or compromised teeth due to gum disease. The result prosthesis may look like a “U” shape long spam bridge with 10 to 14 teeth supported by at least 4 dental implants.
The benefits of All-on-4 implants may include:
- Full-arch restoration
- Shorter installation times than other implants
- Prevents further bone loss
- Decreases the need for a bone graft
Different materials can be used in order to achieve the best and long term prognosis for each case, as well for the best aesthetic outcome.