Are you suffering with failing teeth, crowns or bridgework? Have you lost most or all of your natural teeth to advanced periodontal (gum) disease, recurrent decay or failed root canals? Do you wear dentures and are frustrated by their lack of stability and comfort or your limited diet? Maybe you’ve been told you’re not a good candidate to replace all your teeth with dental implants and a fixed (non-removable) bridge because you’ve lost too much bone volume in your jaw? Or that you would need bone grafting before you can even have dental implants placed! If so… then the revolutionary All-on-4® dental implant procedure may be the right treatment for you!
What is All-on-4®
The acronym All-on-4® stands for “All teeth on only 4 dental implants”. This ingenious dental implant protocol was specifically innovated over twenty years ago by world-renowned European implantologist Dr. Paulo Malo (founder and CEO of the now global MALO CLINICS) to provide almost any patient with failing or missing teeth a new, NON-REMOVABLE bridge which is supported by only four strategically placed dental implants. Prior to Dr. Malo’s research, it was widely believed by dental professionals that patients needed six, eight, or even more dental implants in order to support a whole set of teeth. But the reasons the All-on-4® is considered by many around the world to be the most significant breakthrough in the field of dental implantology are two-fold:
- Nearly everyone is a candidate… regardless of how much bone volume you may have lost, WITHOUT having to undergo bone grafting procedures.
- Receive teeth the same day! Almost everyone gets a fixed (NON-REMOVABLE) bridge on the same day their remaining teeth are removed (if any) and their dental implants are placed!
Dr. Malo and his clinical team have continued to innovate and develop new products related to All-on-4® ever since it’s inception. In 2010, the specialists at MALO SMILES teamed up with Dr. Malo, along with his research & development and educational teams at MALO CLINICS headquarters in Lisbon, to bring their life changing techniques, protocols and specialized laboratory products (MALO CLINIC Bridges) to the greater New York metro area and beyond. Today, MALO SMILES specialists help teach MALO CLINIC’s protocols and techniques to other dental professionals throughout the tri-state area and the rest of the U.S. They also participate in scientific research, along with other MALO CLINIC affiliates and collaborators throughout the world, in an effort to continuously improve this incredible advancement in field of dental implants.
The All-on-4® Procedure
Image courtesy of Nobel Biocare
The dental implant technique essentially works as is shown in the diagram above. The MALO CLINIC protocol entails the securing of a customized prosthesis (a MALO CLINIC Bridge) to the four dental implants, of which the positioning and angulation are strategically determined with the help of sophisticated 3D imaging and treatment planning software so as to:
- Maximize support for the bridge utilizing a patient’s existing bone volume WITHOUT the need for bone grafting surgery beforehand.
- Avoid damaging vital oral structures, such as the sinus cavity (upper jaw) and nerve canal (lower jaw).
- Provide patients with new, fixed (non-removable) teeth the same day they get their implants placed
The implants act as ‘anchors’ for the new prosthetic teeth, which, if cared for properly, can last decades without the need for changes. The hallmark of the All-on-4® performed “the MALO CLINIC way” is that it can almost always deliver a full set of teeth in one day!
Want to learn more?
Watch the video below to hear our team of doctors discuss the revolutionary procedure or contact us today to speak with a representative and schedule a screening consultation.