Invented by a Portuguese dentist, the All-on-4® could change your life.
Take a full arch of teeth. Now apply them to the upper or lower jaw at four implant sites, and you’ve got the innovative All-on-4® dental procedure.
The All-on-4® was developed in the 1990s by the renowned dentist, inventor and businessman Paulo Maló. In collaboration with a Swiss prosthetics company called Nobel Biocare, the procedure quickly came to be recognized as one of the best revolutions in modern dentistry. Since the arches are replaced all at once to the jaw using four titanium screws, the procedure is faster, more affordable, and less invasive than the other alternative temporary or restorative replacement options.
Since creating the All-on-4® procedure, Maló, who was born to Portuguese colonists in Angola, has become a pioneering figure in the world of dentistry. His inventions focus on dental bridges and implants, and from his vast knowledge, he co-authored numerous books and scientific papers. Now, he is president of the Malo Clinic in Lisbon, his personal internationally renowned brand, and travels the world to lecture on clinical topics.
Maló’s All-on-4® just continues to gain popularity with patients and oral surgeons alike. This is largely due to is vast benefits, including the end to countless appointments and additional procedures. Plus there really is no long, drawn-out healing process associated with the All-on-4® like there is with other techniques. With this unique method, preparation typically involves a consultation and a 3D scan of the jaws. Yes, that’s it! The entire surgical part of the procedure can be completed in a single visit.
Besides accessibility, All-on-4® offers excellent stability and a long-term solution. You will be able to bite down on that delicious corn on the cob almost immediately after you get your new teeth. This technique offers patients a life-changing difference in their smile and quality of life. And on top of it all, the All-on-4® delivers improved overall health.
As any good doctor will tell you, good nutrition starts with proper chewing.
After years of clinical trials and regular use of All-on-4®, its security and safety are well understood. Still, not every oral surgeon offers the procedure. In the Houston area, patients are advised to visit oral surgeons, such as myself, for the most skilled possible placement of those much-needed new teeth.