All on 4 Dental Implants – Hybrid Implant Dentures
Losing all one’s natural teeth can be traumatic for patients, regardless of the reason for the loss. The prospect of having to wear dentures is also unattractive for many, especially young, active people with their whole lives ahead of them or those in the prime of their adulthood.
Fortunately, dental technology offers a solution that has served many patients well, in the form of All on 4 dental restorations and hybrid implant dentures; these enable patients to avoid wearing uncomfortable, loose-fitting devices, while still having the benefit of a mouth full of natural looking teeth and a beautiful smile.
How All on 4 Dental Implants Work
This type of restoration is engineered for patients who need all the teeth replaced on either their upper or lower jaw. The All on 4 comprises four titanium implants surgically implanted into the jaw. These act as a foundation for a fixed or removable set of teeth that resemble the patient’s natural teeth. For patients who have experienced bone loss, All on 4 can help support the remaining bone structure without the need for separate implants for every missing tooth.
The Hybrid Denture Alternative
A hybrid implant denture prosthesis is the best way to replace a full arch of missing teeth with a functional option. It offers a lasting solution that is practical, efficient and functional. This option makes use of a fixed prosthetic denture that can only be removed by the dental practitioner. With a hybrid prosthetic, four or more implants are surgically inserted in the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The denture is attached to the implants and is fixed tightly into place with a screw-retained framework.
Preparing the Patient
Preparation for All on 4 dental implants requires removal of the patient’s natural teeth by a dental surgeon, followed by inseration of the four implants that serve as the foundation. The implants help patients avoid the need for future bone grafting, and can provide the basis for a restoration practically identical to the patient’s natural dentition. The All on 4 process takes advantage of the dense bone that is frequently present in various sections of the jaw. Posterior implants can be tilted at a 45-degree angle to avoid both the nerve canal in the patient’s lower jaw, and the sinus cavity in the upper.
The Baluke Difference
No two patients are the same, and at Baluke Dental Studios we allow this knowledge to guide our selection of fabrication methods for All on 4 dental implants and hybrid implant dentures. We use various methods to achieve lifelike dentition, and ensure all removable prosthetics we manufacture provide the patient with a functional bite.
Whether you need a single, basic implant crown for your patient or a complex restoration on implant supported bars or custom, implant retained dentures, our qualified team is available to help. We work closely with your dental office to plan the ideal treatment for your patient, and can tailor a solution for optimal fit and function based on our access to all major implant brands and custom manufacturing techniques.
Description: Hybrid restoration (Fixed-Detachable) or ALL-ON- 4 , 5 or 6
Material Composition: Titanium CoCr CAD/CAM designed frame and Ivocap® Process Denture; Composite teeth
Advantages: Biocompatible, affordable option for the patient. Gives patients the esthetics and comfort of their own dentition. Frames can be manufactured to any implant system on the market today.
Limitations: Is only removable by the clinician
Careful case planning for dental implants helps to create a positive experience for patients requiring All on 4-6 dental implants or hybrid Implant dentures and is therefore a vital part of the process.
To discover how we can benefit your practice contact our Implant Specialist , for treatment plan options.
Send us your fixture level impression, along with a photocopy of your surgeon’s reporting letter and let us take care of the rest.