Implant supported dentures, an easy and inexpensive alternative
|The All-on-4 approach to using implant fixtures to support a full arch fixed partial denture involves the uniting of 2 anterior straight implants and 2 tilted posterior implants with a solid [rigid] metal framework.
All of the current options for providing such a rigid cross-arch stability necessary for long term success are very expensive and beyond the reach of most patients.
A passive metal framework veneered with acrylic for the reproduction of the teeth and soft tissues has become a commonly used option:
it is believed that the elasticity of the frame and the acrylic contribute to absorbing part of the stresses that otherwise would be located at the implant's interfaces. Read more