All-On-4 Dental Implants

All on 4 dental implants (All-on-4® treatment concept) are a registered trademark of Nobel Biocare that allows four titanium implants to be placed on the anterior maxilla. The All-on-4 places the implants on the anterior maxilla because the jawbone is thickest in this area; thus providing a more secure place for the titanium devices.

All-on-4 dental implants (All-on-4® treatment concept) allows the implantation to take place even in the mouths of people who have less than adequate amounts of bone. Most implants of this nature require a large amount of jawbone for the dentist to implant the titanium devices in.

When there are not enough jawbones the dentist will graft bone from other areas of the patient’s body to create an adequate amount. This bone grafting and the healing afterwards take between three and six months. Then the patient has to wait an additional three to six months before their implants become stable enough to attach the teeth to. This means the patient who needs a bone graft may have to wait as long as a year before their dental procedures are completed.

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Another problem with the traditional implants is that people with diseases like diabetes are not good candidates for the bone grafting. More than twenty percent of patients that wish to have implants are not good candidates because they need bone grafts performed and they are unacceptable for these grafts.

All-on-4 dental implants (All-on-4® treatment concept) makes it possible for the majority of the people who are not candidates for the typical implants to get implants done. Because the procedure takes only four pillars and places them in the posterior portion of the mouth the procedure can be performed on people who would normally have to have bone grafting done.

The All on 4 dental implants (All-on-4® treatment concept) will hold twelve to fourteen teeth in place with just the four pillars. These implants also allow the dentist to install the teeth on the same day that the pillars are implanted.

Patients love the fact that they do not have to wait for months before they can have their new teeth loaded onto the pillars. Dentists and surgeons love the fact that these devices are less invasive and more of their patients qualify for the prosthetics.

The prices that you would have to pay in the event that you had this procedure will be broken into two phases. The first phase will be when you pay your dentist for the tooth extractions and the second phase will be when you pay for the titanium pillars and the teeth that are going to be loaded onto them.

Are you missing one or more teeth or having pockets between your teeth? Imagine if you could have a new functional set of permanent teeth. Surgical implantation of prosthetic teeth is the optimal solution for those who have lost one or more of their teeth either due to decay, disease or injury.

Statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show that there are over 15,000 US adults age 65 and older who have suffered complete tooth loss due to tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease.

Until now, the only option for toothless patients has been dentures which can be awkward and result in a significant bone loss. Dentures are later replaced with the implant dentistry, but it too requires multiple visits to the dentist. Now, all-on-4 dental implants have come as the ultimate advancement in dental technology.

With this breakthrough tooth replacement technique, you can now say goodbye to those irritating removable partial and full dentures or false teeth and hello to permanent prosthetic restorations secured by single day dental implants.

All-on-4 Dental Implants Technique

Invented by a Portuguese implantologist, Dr. Paulo Malo, the all-on-4 dental implant technique allows you to receive a full set of fixed (non-removable), artificial teeth during a single appointment.

This revolutionary implantation technology refers to the restoration of a fully edentulous arch with as few as 4 dental implants surgically placed at specific angles. They can also be used to support dentures.

Often referred to as teeth in one day or same day implants, the all-on-4 dental implants allows a surgeon to attach a full set of replacement teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw utilizing just 4 dental implants. These specially designed artificial teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth.

The all-on-4 dental implants are the optimal solution for patients who lack the bone volume required to support traditional implants as well as those who cannot tolerate dentures and their associated problems.


One of the biggest advantages of the All-on-4 dental implants (All-on-4® treatment concept) is that a smaller amount of implants is required to replace a whole row of teeth.

As well, you get new permanent prosthetic teeth in just a single session. You can go home that same day with a fully functional set of pearly whites, even if you need extractions of teeth.

The technique ensures maximum safety and comfort throughout the entire process, including any necessary extractions of failing teeth. The procedure delivers superior aesthetic results in the shortest time.

The All-on-4 dental implants are minimally invasive and less costly than traditional dentures and dental implant techniques.

This same-day procedure has significantly high success rates, which can be more than 99% for lower (mandibular) arch and more than 98% for the upper (maxillary) jaw.

Secured by just 4 implants, the replacement teeth are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

This technique doesn’t require the lengthy and painful bone grafting procedure prior to having implants placed, hence takes lesser time to heal.

An instant fully restored bite functionality is an added advantage. With new teeth, you can eat, chew and speak with ease and comfort again. You experience a vast improvement in self-esteem and aesthetics of your facial appearance.

Your teeth won’t move around, slip or come out anymore while speaking or eating, and will give you more oral comfort.

You no longer need messy adhesives to prevent the teeth from slipping or to remove your teeth at nighttime or after meals for cleaning. These new teeth are cared for and cleaned just like natural teeth. You should make it a habit to clean the prosthetic teeth after each meal in order to control bacterial biofilm. Regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing are essential in order for them to keep functioning in a healthy way.

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