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All-on-4 and  All-on-6/8

One dental implant system that has revolutionized the treatment of missing teeth and removable dentures replacement is the "All on 4 dental implants", which consists in a palate-less hybrid acrylic denture. New Smile Dental Group in Costa Rica now offers not only the "All-On-4" but also, the "All-On-6" or "All-On-8" dental implant treatment, which offers optimum support for teeth function and health, giving patients a secure fit and reducing bone re-absorption also, they are ADA Accredited and completely safe for the patient’s health.

What to choose?

There is no unique answer as to which option is better, it will depend on the patient's conditions and your doctor will evaluate you and offer you the best options.  Please check below some general characteristics about these dental implant systems.

All on 4

As known, the All-On-4 dental implants procedure consists in the placement of 4 dental implants per each dental arch (if the bone allows, 5 or 6 implants will offer a better stabilization). The implants will be integrating into the bone for about 4 to 6 months. During the healing process, it is necessary to wear a temporary removable denture (sometimes it can be temporarily screwed) in order to eat and speak as regularly. Once the healing period is finished, a hybrid acrylic denture with a titanium bar will be screwed into the four to six dental implants that you have.

Key Features:

  • Involves 4 (sometimes 5 or 6) dental implants per each dental arch.
  • All natural teeth (if remaining) have to be removed.
  • The prosthesis is a hybrid acrylic denture.
  • The prosthesis is screwed.
  • Bone grafting and/or sinus lift augmentation are not usually necessary.

All-on-6 or All-on-8

The All-On-6 or All-On-8 in one dental arch is the solution provided for those patients who have lost more tan 80% of their teeth, either in the upper or lower jaw.

This procedure consists in the placement of 6 to 8 dental implants, either at the top or bottom dental arch. These implants will work as anchors for a permanent and fixed bridge of 12 to 14 teeth, which can be built in either porcelain noble metal or porcelain zirconium*.

In any case, it is necessary to evaluate a 3D dental tomography (commonly called Dental Cone Beam CT Scan) in order to determine whether or not, bone grafting and/or sinus lift augmentation will be require prior the implants placement.

This dental procedure requires 2 or 3 stages with about 4 to 6 months apart from each other.

If you have lost any of your teeth then, you will undoubtedly want healthy and natural-looking teeth replacements, which can give you a beautiful face shape and smile. Treatment with the All-On-6/All-On-8 dental implants system is able to provide you with the strong, beautiful and stable smile you have been searching for, since your teeth become lost or seriously damaged.

Key Features:

  • Involves 6 to 8 dental implants per each dental arch.
  • If there are remaining teeth that can be saved then, they will not be removed only restored.
  • The prosthesis is a fix bridge built in either porcelain noble metal or porcelain zirconium, which feels, look and act like natural teeth.
  • The prosthesis is permanently cemented.
  • If the jawbone is not in an adequate level then, bone grafting/sinus lift will be necessary.