The very beginning of the All-on-4 concept dates back to 1998 when dr. Paulo Malo, following numerous studies, successfully conducted the oral rehabilitation of completely edentulous patient with the All-on-4 method.
Research had shown that the placement of four implants with a specific placement method was sufficient enough to achieve the necessary stability and functionality of a complete fixed restoration.
Candidates for this type of rehabilitation are edentulous patients and patients with existing teeth in very poor condition.
Placing 4 implants in the upper or lower jaw can replace all the teeth of that jaw.
The very advantage of this rehabilitation is in specific implant placement, enabling patients with very little bone to have dental implants and a fixed restoration, rather than a denture that is removable, can fall out, lower a patient’s self-esteem and quality of life.
Another advantage of this implant concept is the fact that patients are not toothless at any time, and they receive a fixed temporary bridge from the first day of treatment.
Once the implants have osseointegrated, i.e. integration of the implant with the bone, the final screw-retained restoration is placed on the existing implants, resulting in a fully fixed prosthetic restoration.
Finally, it is important to mention that this is financially a more favorable solution in comparison to a full-arch standard implant rehabilitation.
Unlike other dental offices in Croatia, DCM specializes in a specific All-on-4 concept method. At our clinic our workflow is fully digital, and all provisional and final prosthetic restorations for All-on-4 procedures are made using CAD-CAM technology.
Options for final All-on-4 restorations are:
Premium All-on-4: Intended primarily for the upper jaw and for patients who want top quality and aesthetics. Made with PEEK + Solo Zirkonia / Emax crowns and enables exceptional results.
Standard All-on-4: Intended primarily for the lower jaw and is a PEEK + composite solution that gives good aesthetics, superior functionality and is financially much more favorable.