The All-on-Four procedure, invented by a Portuguese dentist, could change your life.
Developed in the 1990s the All-on-Four procedure quickly came to be recognized as one of the biggest breakthroughs in modern dentistry. Created by the famed dentist, inventor, and businessman Paulo Maló, in collaboration with a Swiss prosthetics company called Nobel Biocare, this procedure allows the teeth arches to be replaced in one implant procedure. The arches are anchored to the jaw using four titanium screws making for a faster procedure that is less invasive and less expensive than the alternative of replacing each and every tooth with an individual dental implant.
Since developing the All-on-Four method, Maló has become synonymous with innovations in the world of dentistry. His inventions have concentrated on dental bridges and implants, and he has co-authored numerous published books and scientific papers. Today he is president of the Malo Clinic in Lisbon and travels the world to lecture on clinical topics. Beyond his personal accomplishments, his All-On-Four method is an internationally recognized brand.
Maló’s All-On-Four method continues to gain in popularity largely because it takes care of the potential for numerous appointments and procedures in 1 main surgical procedure. Plus, the long, drawn-out healing process associated with prior techniques is no longer an issue. With All-on-Four, preparation commonly involves a consultation and a 3D scan of the jaws – that’s about it!
Beyond the convenience, the All-on-Four offers long-lasting stability and accessibility, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy foods you couldn’t eat prior to the procedure almost immediately.
Also known as AO4 (or, sometimes, Teeth-in-an-Hour), the streamlined technique offers patients a night-and-day difference in their smile and self-confidence. And just as important, it provides improved overall health.
Any doctor will tell you – good nutrition starts with proper chewing.
After years of clinical trials and regular use of All-on-Four, its advantages and safety are well established. Still, not every oral surgeon offers the procedure. In the Mission Viejo area, patients are advised to visit a board-certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, such as Dr. Kenneth Girard and myself at OC Oral Surgery, for the most skilled possible placement of those much needed new teeth.