Updated: Feb 3
ALL ON 4 IS NONE ON 3
All on 4 is heavily advertised as an ideal solution mainly because it’s cheaper to provide only 4 implants. Unfortunately, if one of the 4 implants fails, that bridge is rendered useless. That means that after going through the investment and the process of having implants placed and a non-removable implant bridge made, a patient would have to be down-graded to a removable denture because 3 implants can’t support the original design. We utilise “All on X” which means typically 6 or more. Our goal is to have the most predictable, long-term success as possible, so we prefer to over-engineer rather than do the bare minimum. In a scenario where an implant has problems, a prosthesis supported by more than four implants can still be maintained and supported predictably and the patient does not have to wear a removable denture.