All On 4 is a revolutionary dental treatment solution for patients who are missing all of their teeth, or are about to lose them. The treatment was developed by Dr. Paulo Malo in 1995, also known as MALO CLINIC All on 4 Protocol. This treatment has become so popular over the last two decades that is now the treatment solution of choice for edentulous patients. The treatment consists of placing only 4 dental implants per jaw, in strategic positions to support a full set of teeth. The teeth are fixed to the implants and can only be removed by a dentist. This fixed bridge gives patients the ability to have a strong bite, eat comfortably while achieve great esthetic results all in just 24 hours, without the need for bone grafting, nerve repositioning and at a fraction of the cost compared to the traditional full jaw implants. By eliminating the need for bone grafting (Graft less Option), patients, not only save time and cost compared to traditional bone grafting procedures, but also have a much more predictable outcomes and can have a brand new set of teeth in just 24 hours.
As the original developer of All On 4 dental treatment concept, MALO CLINIC has developed a series of treatment protocols since 1995 to improve the quality and predictability this treatment. The treatment protocol has evolved over the years from the strong research and development department and evaluation of millions of treatment performed in the last two decades by all type of clinicians globally. The treatment continues to evolve and MALO CLINIC network offers the latest technique and implant designs to patients who are seeking a permanent fixed solution in oral rehabilitation.
As a patient you have the option to have this treatment performed by any dentist and they are many dental clinics that claim, they have experience in All On 4 treatment solution. The truth is, even though, thousands of doctors flock to various training seminars to learn about this revolutionary dental treatment, these short training courses ( 3-5days ) are just a glimpse as what the treatment is all about and does not offer dentists outside of the MALO CLINIC network with the proper training and exposure to become competent in delivering this treatment. Many of these dentists who attend these short courses either offered at MALO CLINIC or sponsored by a local dental supplier, reduce their fees to attract patients for this complex procedure and use this as an opportunity to practice what they learned in a weekend course at the expense of patients’ health.
The MALO CLINIC All on 4 treatment protocol is a collection of different treatment protocols that has been developed since 1995 to aid patients who are missing teeth, have lose teeth or have very little or no bone left to be able to receive a full jaw set of teeth and be able to eat, function and smile properly. Even though the surgical aspect of this treatment may vary slightly based on the available bone for each patient, the prosthetic aspect remains generally, the same. AO4 MALO acrylic bridge is fabricated within 24 hours of surgical placement of dental implants and is inserted and fixed on to the dental implants.
This treatment protocol is now the latest treatment recommendation from MALO CLINIC and at Bangkok Smile Clinic, it is covered under the MALO CLINIC international patient guarantee program.
Questions you must ask before an ALL ON 4 or any dental Implant treatment
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|Are you part of the MALO CLINIC network||No||YES|
|Does your clinic offer International guarantee, where you can access other clinics?||No||YES|
|How many months of full time training have you received directly from MALO CLINIC?||3-5 Day||full time Initial Training Direct with Dr Paulo Malo|
|Are you using exclusive Nobel Biocare, the originally designed dental implant specifically for ALL ON 4 by Dr. Paulo MALO||No||We only use Nobel Biocare due to the specific design requirement|
|Do you offer 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 1 month, 2 month and 3 month follow up included in the original fee at my home country? *For Australia residents||No||YES|
|Do you provide me the certificate of authenticity and the serial numbers for all of dental implants used in my mouth?||Some do Some DONT||YES|
|Who manufactures my dental prosthesis (Bridge)?||Non MALO Clinic certified Lab||All Dental bridges are fabricated by MALO CLINIC in-house ISO 9001 Dental laboratory|
|Are your dental technician certified by MALO CLINIC in manufacturing ALL ON 4 Prosthesis?||No||YES|
|Would I be able to have my desired shape, shade and style of teeth for my ALL ON 4?||N/A||MALO CLINIC offers 12 styles of teeth with more than 26 shades of teeth to choose from|
|Would I have a dedicated VIP team to look after me?||YES|
|Does your clinic follow JCI guidelines?||YES|
|Do you offer payment options?||YES|
A large number of dental clinics promote All On 4 treatment while they only have attended weekend seminars on this complex subject. They often offer reduced fees to attract patients to practice what they have learned at these seminars and many times, they promote other implant systems to justify the reduced fees. However, many of these implant systems are not part of the original MALO CLINIC protocol and have lack of enough history and research to support them.
The All On 4 success rate since 1995, is based on following MALO CLINIC protocol and Bangkok Smile MALO CLINIC is the only clinic in Thailand that offers All On 4 based on the original MALO CLINIC protocol. Why would you want to risk your treatment with unproven MALO CLINIC All On 4 treatment?
This treatment option is the most popular treatment as is the recommended All on 4 dental treatment by MALO CLINIC and is also covered under the International Patient Guarantee Program. It consists of having four dental implants placed in strategic positions to avoid bone grafting and the nerves in the jaw while providing patients with a new set of teeth in just 24 hours. In this treatment protocol, patient receive two sets of teeth. The first set is a provisional bridge, referred to as a full acrylic bridge that is semi flexible to allow the new implants heal and fuse to the bone. The flexibility of the bridge prevents the patients to accidently bite on hard food and prevents damage to the implants and surrounding bone.
Once the implants have completely fused to the bone (3-6 months), you will receive the second set of teeth that are much stronger and is supported by a titanium or zirconia framework. You may return to Thailand for your second set or have it completed at a local MALO CLINIC where you live through our special arrangement with other MALO CLINICS.
Benefits of MALO CLINIC ALL ON 4
This treatment option is similar to the previous option in terms of MALO CLINIC surgical protocol but differs in the prosthetic aspect as it is based on only one set of teeth that is reinforced with a metal framework. This treatment is limited to only certain clinical cases and is not recommended by MALO CLINIC as patients can exert excessive pressure on their bridge while they are healing. This option is not covered by the MALO CLINIC International Patient Guarantee Program but is covered locally at MALO CLINIC Thailand.
Patients who opt for this treatment, they can have their teeth within 3-5 days after the surgery and they would require additional relining of the bridge after the initial healing is completed. To learn more, if you are a candidate, please contact us.
Benefits of MALO CLINIC ALL ON 4
Over-dentures are a treatment solution for patients who have no teeth, are wearing dentures or are about to lose their teeth. After the All On 4 treatment option, this is the best treatment solution as it offers great stability and stops the bone from resorbing. This is a removable option compared to All On 4 where it is completely fixed. Patients are required to remove their teeth each time after the eat to clean and rinse mouth. It is an economical option in short term as the initial cost is lower than All On 4 fixed bridge. However, due to the fact that it is removed and inserted back often, dental parts do wear out and patients will require ongoing maintenance cost such as replacement of parts and reline of the bridge. Immediate loading of dental implants is not possible with this treatment and patients cannot have their teeth in 24 hours unlike the All On 4.
Traditional dentures are still a solution for patients who have lost their teeth or need to have temporary solution before they receive their dental implant supported bridges. However, traditional dentures have minimal retention and stability compared to implant supported overdentures or All On 4 treatment where there dental bridges are completely fixed. Because traditional dentures rely only on the underlying bone and the gum tissue, they have a very difficult time to be maintained by most patients and it affects the social life of many people. They also cause further bone loss of the jaws and it can make it very difficult to place implants and/or add substantial cost to the treatment when patients are ready to upgrade to a dental implant supported bridge. Thus conventional dentures must only be used temporarily and is not recommended as a final solution.
If you have lost your teeth or are about to lose them, you are probably considering various different treatment options. If money was not an issue, everyone, would want the best treatment option such as the MALO CLINIC All On 4 as it offers the best treatment solution that mimics the natural teeth in terms of esthetic and function, However, many patients do have a limited budget and sometimes price becomes the only differentiating factor. It is important to remind our patients that the least expensive treatment is the one that is done the correctly first time around. We encourage you to fully examine all your treatment options and discuss them with us. You may come across advertisements of dentists who claim they are trained at MALO CLINIC or they can do the ALL On 4 dental treatment for less cost by using a different type of dental implant than the original MALO CLINIC protocol. It is important to realize that a weekend training is not same as a full surgical and prosthodontic residency program and thousands of successful cases that have been completed by Bangkok Smile MALO CLINIC since 2005. Also, dental implants that are less expensive have not been proved to be a success as the original MALO CLINIC standard dental implants used since 2003 and specially designed for this procedure is Nobel Biocare dental implants.
Because, we know price is important, we have streamlined our operation and use MALO CLINIC buying power to reduce our fees to a highly affordable price without compromising on our quality, the type of dental implants that we use and manufacturing the dental prosthesis at our onsite MALO CLINIC certified dental laboratory. We also continue to work with different payment plan companies such as TLC (Australian Residents) to make this treatment as affordable as possible.
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