How the surgical implant procedure invented by a Portuguese dentist could change your life
First, take a full arch of teeth. Then secure them to the upper or lower jaw at four anchor points. Now, you’ve got the All-on-4® Treatment Concept.
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept was first developed in the 1990s by the famous dentist, inventor, and businessman Paulo Maló. This was in collaboration with a Swiss prosthetics company called Nobel Biocare. Since then, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept has become one of the most recognized advances in modern dentistry. Because the jaw arches are replaced in one main procedure through being fastened to the jaw using four titanium screws, the technique less invasive, more cost-effective, and is more time-efficient than the alternatives.
After developing the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, Maló (who was born in Angola to Portuguese colonists) has become a statement to improvements in the world of dentistry. His inventions have mainly focused on dental implants and bridges, and he co-authored numerous scientific papers and books. He is currently president of the Malo Clinic in Lisbon, a globally renowned brand and travels the world to lecture on clinical topics.
Maló’s All-on-4® Treatment Concept continues to gain in popularity, which isn’t a surprise. It spells an end to the appointments and procedures that result in a long, drawn-out healing process associated with other restorative techniques. To be considered as a candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, you will need to have a consultation and a 3D scan of the jaws – and that’s about it. The entire surgical procedure can be completed in one all-inclusive visit to your oral surgeon.
Beyond the benefit of a convenient procedure, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept offers permanence and flexibility, which means you can reclaim regular eating habits!
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept, otherwise known as AO4 – or sometimes even Teeth-in-an-Hour – the technique gives patients a remarkable difference in their smile and confidence. It also promises improved overall health, which is equally as important, because as any doctor will tell you, good nutrition starts with proper chewing.
After years of clinical trials and regular use of All-on-4® Treatment Concept, its merits and safety are well understood. Notably, not every oral surgeon offers the procedure. In the Atlanta area, patients are advised to visit my partner, Dr. Andrew Aiken, and myself at Oral Surgery Specialist of Atlanta for the most skilled possible placement of those much-needed new teeth using dental implants.