All on 4 vs All on 6 vs All on 8

                   The difference between All on 4, All on 6, All on 8

 

The names All on 4, All on 6, All on 8 are title of 3 full arch teeth replacement available currently. Each one of the options, completely rehabilitate a patients dental condition and give healthy smile.

You may be wondering, what is the difference between these three options. So we help make that clear.

The “4, 6 and 8” represent the number of implants that will be placed into your jaw bone. How to determine, which option is right for you? We in our center use cutting edge technology to collect the most accurate and precise detailed information about your jaw bone structure. The volume quality and quantity of your jawbone is determined through our 3-D(CBCT) scan imaging, and thoroughly studied by our implant system.

Patient’s often wonder the All on 4 is better procedure than the All on 6 or All on 8. The answer is no. There is no better procedure than another. We are just caution in advising you the current procedure according to your 3D image details. To further explain, we are more apt to suggest an All on 8 for a patient’s upper jaw, with a narrower, poor quality jaw bone. Why?

Because as you may have gathered an increases number and implant means an increases amount of stability. When a healthy sustained, good quality jaw bone is present, An All on 4 or 6 is most often prescribed procedure

Under which situation the bone quality become poor?

  1. When you lost your teeth due to gum disease (periodontitis). Periodontitis infection of teeth are known to cause severe bone loss around teeth, before they fall from mouth or pulled by your dentist.
  2. When you delay getting fixed teeth with implants, after you lost your teeth. When teeth is missing in your jaw bone, the bone lose stimulation due to lack of function slowly the bone gets resorbed and it becomes soft in nature with poor quality this is called disuse atrophy.
  3. When you are wearing removable dentures for long years. They constantly put pressure to the underlying bone, through the gum. the chronic and constant pressure, resorbs the bone
  4. Ectodermal dysplasia – It is a congenital situation, in which permanent tooth buds are absent for an individuals. This leads to very thin and week jaw bone.
  5. Osteoporosis- Dietary, nutrional deficiency, vitamin-D, calcium deficiency, poor life style ( e.g. Lack of exercise, junk food etc) lack of exposure to sunlight leads to generalized weakening of bones all over the body. Leading to multiple problems (e.g. knee pain, tiredness etc. this generalized osteoporosis affects jaw bone also in long term. The jaw bones becomes soft inside, the density similar to a thermacoal sheet.( A normal healthy jaw bone quality should be similar to a word)

The above situation All on 6 or 8 will be safer, better in long term, than All on 4.