What is an All-on-4 implant?
Pro Arch / All-on-4/ Teeth-in-a-day is a procedure to replace multiple missing teeth in your mouth. Four implants are surgically placed in the dental arch where the teeth are missing and a denture is then attached to it.
All-on-4 is a safe and predictable solution that provides a fixed set of teeth in a single day.
What is All-on-4?
The All-on-4 procedure was invented by Dr Paulo Malo in the 1990s in Portugal.
The All-on-4 treatment is an approach that uses 4-6 dental implants (straight or tilted), permitting the provision of immediate fixed bridges for edentulous patients - despite limited bone availability. This protocol has become a popular procedure worldwide.
of natural-looking teeth.
the least costly treatment in comparison with conventional ones.
Permanent Alternatives to Dentures
no need for dental adhesive or removal of dentures.
Smile Restore in a Day
back to normal life immediately after surgery with no healing time.
Shorter Treatment Times
resulting in a lower number of surgeries.
Rapid Improvement in Quality of Life
with regards to function, aesthetic, sense, speech.
Good Clinical Outcomes
with high success rate & is a popular choice worldwide.
Who is it for? Determine if you can benefit from the All-on-4 procedure or from another type of treatment.
Implants on same Day appointment
The procedure starts in the morning as early as 7:30am.
Acrylic bridge fitted
The Surgical time lasts 2 hours during which is fixed a acrylic bridge
in recovery room at the clinic
4-6 months after surgery, the bridge is replaced with a MALO DENTAL Acrylic bridge - this includes a titanium frame with acrylic teeth.
Note: At Nuffield All-on-4 DentalClinics, we prefer either the Malo Dental Acrylic Bridge (standard) or the Malo Dental Ceramic Bridge (Premium) as the final All-on-4 restorative option as it has optimal aesthetics and durability.
Note on different materials for your All-on-4 bridge
During the process towards making your final bridge we will use wax teeth to confirm the size, shape of the teeth and your bite position. It is imperative at this stage that you also participate in the customisation of this wax teeth setup as this will form the basis of the MALO DENTAL bridge that will be made via CAD/ CAM techniques.
All patients must be aware of the limitations of materials and the costs related to All-on-4 bridge construction. The final MALO DENTAL All-On-4 bridges are made with Acrylic or Zirconia, the choice may be made based on cost or clinical limitations.
The Acrylic bridge tends to wear faster. However the Zirconia or MALO DENTAL Ceramic Bridge is a much harder wearing material and aesthetically superior. The Ceramic Bridges are stunningly thin compared to the Acrylic Bridge. However, the ceramic layer may chip or fracture, especially if the biting forces (occlusion) is not analysed and adjusted.
At MALO DENTAL Singapore we avoid using PMMA for the temporary bridge as PMMA is a porous material that is prone to stains.
ABOUT YOUR TEETH & HABITS
Currently wearing dentures? Pain or problems with wearing dentures?
Trouble eating chewy/sticky/harder food?
Would like to replace teeth quickly, in one session?
Have several missing, failing (terminal dentition) or loose teeth?
Most sought after Questions
What is the process of All-on-4?
The All-on-4, Pro Arch, teeth-in-a-day or full mouth dental implants are a viable solution for people with a whole row of missing teeth...
What happens after the procedure?
After a full dental assessment and a treatment plan is devised, the surgery itself involves teeth extraction and the placement of All-on-4 implant fixtures...
How long does it take to recover from All-on-4?
Most patients recover by the next day. During the initial healing, some patients can expect to experience minor bruising...
Is All-on-4 painful?
The relevant areas will be numbed with local anaesthesia, so you will not feel any pain at all during the whole procedure...
What Risks Are Involved with All-on-4?
Post-surgery, you may also experience temporary numbness in your lips...
What is the All-on-4 Procedure?
Full dental replacement (entire jaw) is the most challenging of dental reconstructions. While a removable denture is a conventional...