Are all on four dental implants sufficient to prevent bone loss and the associated excessive aging of the face?
Doctor Answers 2
Nothing compares to keeping teeth
Bone remains when under tension, whether from a root of a tooth or from an implant. All on Four will help, but where there are no implants/roots, bone will shrink over time. If bone preservation is a goal, then more implants is better. Is it clinically significant? Probably not.
The next question is the restoration, as most all on four treatments use a hybrid denture that can taste/smell funny over time. A Deutsch Removable Bridge should be considered (using the same implants/design).
All on 4 concept
all on 4 is indicated in case where proper bone is not present due to bone loss. it is last option . so in ideal cases all 4 is not indicated. if proper bone is present in that case maximum numbers of implants are indicated [7 in upper jaw + 7 in lower 7].
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