All-on-4 Dental Implants

It’s amazing what a team of four can achieve. 


The all-on-four dental implant technique was pioneered by Dr. Paulo Malo in Portugal using the Nobel Bio-Care implant system. Since then, this technique has transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world.

The all-on-four dental implant technique is indicated where all teeth in a single jaw need to be removed. Traditionally, a full denture or an implant over denture would have been the only viable options, which can unfortunately limit comfort, aesthetics and bite forces.

The all-on-four implant can improve nearly all of the negatives of a traditional denture because it offers a very strong and fixed solution.

All On 4 Implants Process

Phase 1

  1. Initial consultation – 30 mins
  2. Secondary consultation – 30 mins + Lab tech. Photos and impressions.
  3. Surgery under GA or LA for teeth removal and all on four dental implants. – 1.5 hrs per arch
  4. 2-3 days later  acrylic teeth

Phase 1 completed. Wait 3-4 months.

Phase 2

Ensure healing, reline/redo acrylic teeth to ensure fit.

Phase 2 completed. Treatment complete for most patients.

Phase 3

If additional strength is needed, we have the option to upgrade to Zirconium teeth with a titanium bar. This is not needed by everyone.

Phase 3 completed.

Other Options

In certain cases we could use two implants and do an implant over-denture. Although not suitable for everybody, it can halve the treatment fees.



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