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A Firm Bite for Edentulous Patients: The All On 6 & All On 8 Concept

by Tijana

Do you put your teeth in a glass overnight? Thanks to modern dentistry, this will soon no longer be necessary. With the help of the All on 6 / All on 8 concepts, permanently fixed dentures are made possible without having to remove the prosthesis every day.

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A completely toothless jaw quickly leads to active bone loss. Changes in the face and facial features are the results. The quality of life also decreases as we often associate removable dentures with wobbling prostheses. Food intake also appears more difficult, as removable prostheses often tilt when chewing because of bone loss.

All on 6 / All on 8 put an end to these problems: The concepts enable you to have a permanent, firm bite and painful pressure points and problems with laughing and speaking are a thing of the past. With the All on 6 or All on 8 concepts, it makes fixed dentures possible in edentulous jaws with 6 or 8 inserted implants.

All on 6 in the lower jaw – what is behind it?

6 implants nowadays form the basis for new and permanently fixed dentures in the lower jaw. These implants placed by the implantologist guarantee you sufficient stability and offer promising aesthetic success with your new dentures. For removable dentures, however, 4 implants in the lower jaw are sufficient.

All on 8 in the upper jaw – why two more implants?

The upper jaw and lower jaw differ in the bone’s structure. While the layers of the upper jaw appear looser under the microscope, the lower jaw is more compact. Since the more compact lower jaw provides better support for the dental prosthesis, fewer implants are usually required there to support a restoration.

It has been shown that 8 implants in the upper jaw promise good stability for your fixed dentures and good aesthetics. For removable dentures in the upper jaw, however, 6 implants are sufficient.

What are the conditions for treatment with All on 6 / All on 8?

Implants are related to many basic conditions. Toothless jaws lead to less stress on the jawbone because of insufficient tensile and chewing forces. Since the bones are nourished and supplied with blood through these forces, they regress if there is no stress: the result is bone loss. Bone loss with low bone height and narrow bone width is an unfavorable basic requirement for planned implantation. Therefore bone augmentation, also called augmentation, is necessary before implantation.

If there is enough bone for an implant, implantation can begin.

All on 6 / All on 8: How does the treatment work?

Treatment step 1: The laboratory plans your dentures

With All-on-6 and All-on-8, backward planning, has proven to be beneficial. Here the laboratory plans the cheapest and best set-up of the new fixed dentures for your toothless jaw. The idealized dentures made of plastic can be optimally adapted to your mouth and your situation. Fit, aesthetics, phonetics, and functionality can be checked optimally.

Treatment step 2: You try on the dentures

The optimal position of the implants to be placed can be precisely determined and planned based on the dentures that have been tried on.

Treatment step 3: The drilling of the implants is planned

Transfer of the drilling planning of the implants into so-called drilling templates for the implantation operation.

Treatment step 4: taking x-rays

An overview recording in 2D, also referred to as OP (T) G, and in special cases a 3D recording, also referred to as DVT, is made. These serve as surgical planning to check the position of the nerves, bone quality, and the exclusion of bone defects. In this way, you reduce unwanted surgical complications during implant surgery by the implantologist.

Treatment step 5: The implants are anchored in the jaw

With the aid of the previously created drilling template, the implants are anchored precisely in your jawbone during your surgery appointment. The drill template enables a high level of precision in ensuring the positioning of your new implants.

Treatment step 6: The dentures are anchored on the implants

Once the implants that have been placed have healed successfully, the dentures made at the beginning can be tried on the implants. If the shape, color, and fit are correct, your dentist will anchor your new dentures. Toothless jaws are a thing of the past.

Treatment step 7: Exemplary oral hygiene is required

To guarantee a firm bite for as long as possible, your oral hygiene and regular checkups at the dentist form the basis, as in all other areas.

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