All-on-4® treatment concept
The All-on-4® treatment concept technique is a revolutionary concept developed by implant manufacturer, Nobel Biocare and surgeon, Dr. Paulo Malo. Using 3D computer simulation, bio-mechanical engineering, and extensive clinical research, the All-on-4® treatment concept uses the fewest implants possible and avoids bone graft surgery while providing high-quality restorative results in the shortest time possible.
The All-on-4® treatment concept utilizes four dental implants to attach and support a new set of replacement teeth. The back implants are angulated to help avoid relevant anatomical structures and to take maximum advantage of better quality existing bone.
Qualified patients receive just four implants and a full set of new replacement teeth in just one appointment while traditional approaches require bone grafting, six or more implants, and longer treatment times. Hence All-on-4® treatment concept patients generally have less recovery time due to less surgery and discomfort while reducing overall cost and treatment time when compared to single implants.
With the All-on-4® treatment concept, the patient will have initial consultations with both Dr. Lovoi and the restorative dentist to gather information for a specific treatment plan (e.g., 3D CT Scan, X-rays, impressions, photos). Following this consultation, the patient is scheduled for the All-on-4® treatment concept where surgical placement of implants and attachment of the replacement teeth is performed.
The patient will return for occasional check-ups over the next several weeks and months. After four to six months, when the gums have fully healed and the implants are fused to the natural bone, your restorative dentist will take new impressions and prepare a final, stronger, permanent set of teeth adjusted to provide maximum support, beauty, and function.