Patients often ask, whether there is any way technique to fix the entire set of teeth in the upper or lower jaw or both of them. The answer is yes. The all on four implant technique and evolution of the art of cosmetic dentistry have made it possible. One can get the entire set of teeth fixed through implants and that too without any hassles.
Though we tend to ignore our oral problems for long it is not easy to live easily with missing teeth or dental pains. At least every time we eat food, we look for a permanent solution for our oral problem. Thanks to the advancements in the field of dental surgery, no oral problem is permanent. Science has been able to resolve most of the issues easily.
Fixing the set of teeth
All on four is a surgical and technique prosthodontics procedure. Prosthodontics or dental prosthetics is also sometimes termed prosthetic dentistry. It is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prostheses or managing intraoral defects such as missing teeth.
We often hear the term, dental implant. People usually think that a dentist can fix one two or three or some more missing teeth by putting a metal screw into their jawbone. Very few of them know that an entire set of teeth can be fixed on these screws and that too very easily by an expert dental surgeon. Through, the procedure is costly, but it is far better than removable teeth sets, both in utility and in aesthetics.
All-on-4 or the all on four procedure
Dentures are also known as false teeth are one of the procedures to replace missing teeth. Traditional dentures are removable. The removable denture may be partial or a complete denture. However, the denture designs, which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants make it possible to get the non-removable or fixed dentures (Fixed prosthodontics). All on four is one of them.
The term refers to ‘all’ teeth being supported ‘on four’ dental implants. It is like a boon for the total rehabilitation of edentulous (toothless) patients. Those with badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth, or compromised teeth due to gum diseases may find a good solution in this procedure. Implant manufacturer Nobel Biocare AB of Gothenburg, Sweden were the first to come up with the idea of fixing all the teeth on four screws.
All on four provides a permanent, screw-retained, same-day replacement for the entire upper and/or lower set of teeth with a bridge or denture. It is best for patients with significant tooth loss or full decay. It may sometimes need bone grafting also, but the all-on-4 technique takes advantage of the dense bone in the front part of the jaws that usually remains undamaged or partially damaged. After assessing the bone condition, the surgeon puts an implant in front of the maxillary sinus in the upper jaw (maxilla), and in front of the mental nerve in the lower jaw (mandible), wherever required.
Costs of All-on-Four procedure in Delhi
Costs may differ from country to country or place to place. In the USA is maybe around $3000 for a set of the upper or lower jaw. In India, it is quite cheaper and an arc may cost around 250,000 INR to 300,000 INR. At Mera Dental Clinic in Jasola, New Delhi, one may get it somewhere between 200,000 INR and 250,000 INR depending on severity and material used for the implant.