The All-on-4® is a dental implant technique that can be used to provide patients with a new set of fixed (non-removable), highly aesthetic and immediately functional teeth in as little as a single appointment. These patients are typically edentulous (have lost all of their original adult teeth), near-edentulous or are suffering from a failing dentition as a result of advanced periodontal (gum) disease. Many have existing loose or failing bridgework and others are denture or partial denture wearers.
The All-on-4® dental implant technique provides patients with fixed (non-removable) teeth and because of this, they:
The All-on-4® technique is a breakthrough in the field of fixed oral rehabilitation as it enables our skilled team of dental implant professionals to achieve unprecedented results in an unprecedented treatment time. The key differences between this incredible innovation and older dental implant methods for the treatment of a failing dentition are:
The All-on-4® has an extremely high success rate over 10 years, which means that almost all patients who have received treatment will still be enjoying their new teeth after a period of 10 years. Here at MALO SMILES Advanced Implant Dentistry, we perform the All-on-4® The MALO CLINIC Way – the way it was researched and innovated – while making use of only the highest quality prosthetics and dental implant products. As such, like them, we enjoy an incredible success rate in treating patients who have lost most or all of their teeth.
There are a handful of factors that may lead to implant failure, but luckily, most of these are in the hands of the patient. Smoking, heavy drinking and not following post operative instructions or dietary restrictions can significantly affect the chances of success. There are also certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, that can affect the success and lifespan of your All-on-4® implants; however all of these risk factors will be discussed in detail with you at the time of your consultation.
Almost every patient is a candidate for the All-on-4® implant procedure. During your initial consultation, we will assess your current state of oral health (looking for signs of periodontal disease and jaw bone deterioration), your medical history (making special note of diabetes, respiratory disease, heart disease and bleeding tendencies that may render surgery risky) and age-related diseases, such as osteoporosis. Age itself is never considered a problem. The team here at MALO SMILES Advanced Implant Dentistry has given patients in their nineties beautiful new teeth with the All-on-4®!
Follow the link to read a more detailed explanation of Patient Candidacy for the All-on-4®.
Getting new teeth with the All-on-4® dental implant technique typically involves one or more initial consultations with one of our experienced and compassionate dental implant team members. You will then come back to MALO SMILES Advanced Implant Dentistry for your actual surgery and the fitting of your new rigid prosthetic dental bridge by our prosthodontist. This is followed by a schedule of follow-up appointments during which we ensure that your implants are healing properly and your new teeth are functioning optimally.
For a more detailed, step-by-step explanation of the All-on-4® procedure and what you can expect from the various stages along your journey to oral rehabilitation, Click Here.
We typically recommend that you take a few days off to relax and see your recovery off to as good a start as possible. Having said this, many patients return to work the very day after the surgery! It all depends on your schedule, your constitution and how strong you feel.
The use of sedative medications and local anesthetics ensure that you are kept entirely comfortable and pain and anxiety-free during the All-on-4® procedure. As with any surgery, you can expect some post-operative discomfort, but we will send you home with prescription analgesics (pain-killers) to help manage this. In any case, this discomfort is typically minimal and seldom persists for more than a few days.
Yes. We do require that you return to us between 10 and 14 days after your surgery so that we can make sure your implants are healing well and that there are no signs of infection or complications. We may also clean and reattach your temporary bridge. In a consequential appointment, after your implants have fully bonded to the bone, you will receive your customized final bridge. Thereafter, you need only come to MALO SMILES or your dentist for the standard scheduled professional cleanings and check-ups.
Yes! The All-on-4® dental implant technique can be used to replace your upper or lower set of teeth, or both. Should you require full mouth reconstruction, our experienced dental implants surgeons can replace both dental arches on the same day if recommended and desirable. This can sometimes achieve better results and, of course, enables you to leave MALO SMILES Advanced Implant Dentistry with fully restored smile and bite.
Absolutely! The prosthetic dental bridge attached to the All-on-4® dental implants is expertly fabricated by highly trained MALO CLINIC lab technicians to be virtually indistinguishable from a set of natural, healthy teeth. Using molds or impressions that are taken of your teeth during your initial consultation with us, the bridge will be custom made to perfectly fit the natural contours of your jaw, thus making it look and feel very natural.
The answers to other frequently asked questions about All-on-4® dental implants can be found under the following links:Benefits of the All-on-4® Technique
Contact MALO SMILES Advanced Implant Dentistry at 877-625-6872 (877MALOUSA) or via the Contact Form on our website to schedule a Free Consultation with one of our qualified and experienced dental implant dentists! Find out how our specialists can work along with your existing dentist to give you back the smile you deserve!
Find out how our specialists can work along with your existing dentist to give you back the smile you deserve!