Prosthodontic Perspective to All-On-4® Concept for Dental Implants ZE16-ZE19
Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Sreepuram, Narketpally-508254, India.
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The clinical success and longevity of endosteal dental implants as load bearing abutments are controlled largely by the mechanical setting in which they function. The treatment plan is responsible for the design, number and position of the implants. In biomechanically compromised environment such as poor quality bone, strain to the crestal bone can be reduced by increasing the anterioposterior spread of implants, placement of longer implants and maximizing the number of implants. The All-on-4® concept is one such treatment procedure which enlightens us for its use in the completely edentulous patients and which also leaves behind the routine treatment alternative of conventional dentures with successful outcome in the short term, long term and the retrospective studies that have been done in the past. The area of concern for any treatment alternative lies in the success of the prosthesis and its prosthodontic perspective involving the principles of occlusion. This article reviews the All-on-4® concept and its prosthodontic aspects.