(Hanna) Dr. Richards, what is all on six? (Dr. Richards) Well, on six is a technique that Dr. Kirkpatrick and I use here at Florida dental
implants and it is primarily the upper jaw technique but we quite frequently
place six implants in the lower jaw when the person has enough bone.
So rather than the quote all-on-four technique the all on six technique just
involves placement of two more implants. (Hanna) What are the advantages of the on six? (Dr. Richards) All on six gives you more support, okay? So if you think about it forget about
doctors and oral surgeons and think about common sense. Down here in Florida, we got a lot of phosphate mined property we do. People have to have pilings under
their house. So would you rather have your house on four or six? It’s the same
in the mouth. You’re gonna bite and you’re gonna bite down hard and the
forces of biting the forces are transmitted to the jaw bone through the
implants. If you have four then there are more forces at each Implant and if you
have six there is less force at each implant and the forces are more evenly
distributed to the bone because the implants are around a larger arc so when
a person has enough bone to accommodate six implants without jamming them too
close together. If you place them too close together that in and of itself is
detrimental but if a person has enough a linear room around the arch to place six
implants evenly spaced then you have better force distribution which
theoretically would lead to a longer life for that restoration. And that works
well at Florida dental implants because we don’t charge by the implant, we charge
by the job and so whether we place four implants or six the cost is all the same
and we don’t have to get you know wrapped up
in the finances of it and we feel that having six implants is better than four.
(Hanna) There we go. (Dr. Richards) It give us full support it’s called all on six technique. (Hanna) All on six.