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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology


All on four - an alternative to ridge augmentation procedure in atrophied maxillary ridge


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Author Details: Akshay Gurha, Varun Verma, AS Rana, Deepak Gupta

Volume : 1

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2457-0087

Print ISSN : 2581-9836

Article First Page : 69

Article End Page : 71


Abstract

Edentulism is a common physiologic problem which result from many factors such as poor oral hygiene, dental caries and periodontal disease. There are also those patients who face edentulism due to a terminal non restorable dentition that has a negative impact on oral health–related quality of life. Clinicians are faced with the growing need to offer solutions to this population due to an increase in their life expectancy and to fabricate prostheses that provide a replacement for the loss of natural teeth, allowing optimum satisfaction and improved quality of life. The All-on-Four treatment concept provides edentulous arches and immediate/ post-extraction subjects with an immediately loaded, fixed prosthesis using 4 implants: 2 axially oriented implants in the anterior region and 2 tilted posterior implants. This treatment has been developed to maximize the use of available bone and allows immediate function.

Keywords:
Edentulous arches, Dental implants, Abutment, All-on-Four implant