All on 4 from planning to final restoration
Restoration of a full arch using the All-on-4 protocol presents itself with numerous challenges. This presentation will show the laboratory procedures we have adopted to simplify the All-on-4 procedure. The patient’s occlusal vertical dimension, centric relation, aesthetics and phonetics need to be determined and maintained throughout the restorative process. There are various materials available today to address the patient’s aesthetic and functional needs. The advantages and disadvantages of the materials will be discussed. Without a systematic approach with good communication the end result is sometimes a huge disappointment for the technician, clinician and the patient.
After gaining his advanced City and Guilds in crown and bridgework John joined the RAF dental branch in 1980. Leaving the RAF in 1982, John gained valuable commercial experience in several different commercial laboratories and hospitals until eventually opening his own laboratory, Portland Ceramics, specialising in implantology and high quality restorations. In March 2001 Portland Ceramics was acquired by Boots Dental Care.
In June 2005 John was awarded a Fellowship of the British Institute of Dental and Surgical Technologists. He is currently at the University of Central Lancashire studying Clinical Dental Technology.
Qualification: FBIDST RDT