December 16, 2020

Malo Protocol: The Next Smile™ Difference

When Dr Paulo Malo created the world-renowned Malo All-on-4® treatment concept over 25 years ago, many people still believed that the only solution to missing teeth was a life of wearing uncomfortable dentures or multiple single implants with often painful and complex bone grafting.  

Today, the groundbreaking All-on-4® technique is widely acknowledged as the superior treatment option for full-arch teeth replacements. Next Smile™, the Australian All-on-4® pioneer, adheres to the Malo Protocol to guarantee patients the highest levels of care, experience and technology. 

In 1998, Dr Paulo Malo successfully treated the first patient with the revolutionary All-on-4® treatment concept he developed in cooperation with research sponsor Nobel Biocare. Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations and delivers clinical solutions rooted in science and innovation. 

All-on-4® - Focusing on Better Patient Outcomes

Dr Malo knew that a poorly fitting denture could be extremely awkward in social settings. Yet, dental implants were often not a viable option for patients with poor bone structures. So, he set off to develop a more time-efficient, cost-effective and reliable procedure with predictable outcomes that would be a solution for even the most complicated cases. 

It took months of laborious analysis and experimentation before he achieved the high level of aesthetic success and functionality All-on-4® is famous for today. New teeth should, after all, look and feel just like natural teeth - or better!

To date, more than 150,000 patients have subsequently been successfully treated with the  All-on-4® method. Dr Malo went on to invent several other techniques to help patients around the world with complex restorative cases, always focused on finding solutions for the comprehensive treatment of the specific needs of every individual.

With a clinically proven 98 per cent success rate, the Malo protocol provides predictable outcomes for every patient - a fact proven by over two decades worth of clinical data. But how does it work? 



Full-Arch Rehabilitation on Four Dental Implants

Many have since tried to replicate the astonishing results achieved by the Dr Malo approach, which involves the placement of only four anchoring implants in the upper or lower jawbone, two in the front and two in the back of the jaw. 

The implants themselves are small titanium screws that are placed at an angle of up to 45 degrees, strategically positioned to avoid areas of diminished or otherwise unsuitable bone structure.

Malo Bridge 2-Stage Protocol

The Malo Protocol has a 2-stage bridge protocol. After the initial surgery, you receive a ‘provisional bridge’ that is left in place for about six months whilst you heal and your bone fuses (osseo-integration) to the titanium implants. This allows you to go about your life normally until you are ready for the second stage of the protocol. This is also a test drive of your new teeth giving you time to adapt and if needed make any functional or aesthetic changes.

During the healing phase, you will be required to have multiple check-ups and consultations with your Next Smile™ dental implant surgeon. They will monitor your healing progress and if necessary, make changes to the colour and fit of your final bridge to give your prosthetics a natural look and feel. Finally, your long-lasting teeth, created during the healing period, will be fitted.

The Malo protocol uses the highest quality component technology from Nobel Biocare designed by Dr Malo specifically for use with All-on-4®. The Zygomatic implants used in the procedure are longer than standard dental implants and can be placed in even the most diminished jawbone. 

The Malo All-on-4® Bridge Protocol Benefits include:

  • No bone grafting required which increases the success rate of the implants, even with poor or thin bone.
  • Prosthetic teeth that are being held by only four implants, make personal dental hygiene a lot easier and effective, which increases the likelihood of a positive outcome. 
  • The implants can be loaded immediately, which means time-to-teeth is dramatically shortened. Therefore, we can confidently promise you new teeth in 24 hours
  • Transparent pricing and a 5-year warranty on the dental implants. For the final bridge, there is a 3-year warranty on the bridge bar and a 3-year warranty for the acrylic teeth.

If you’d like to learn more about the All-on-4® treatment concept, click here.


Why Choose Next Smile™ and All-on-4® with Dental Implants

All-on-4® dental surgeons and their highly qualified clinical support teams are extremely knowledgeable in both surgical and aesthetic dentistry, allowing them to continuously achieve outstanding results for their patients. 

Dentists Trained and Endorsed by All-on-4® Inventor Dr Paulo Malo

All Next Smile™ dentists have been extensively trained and mentored in the Malo Protocol by Dr Malo himself and use authentic, original components designed by Dr Paulo Malo and Nobel Biocare for the All-on-4® procedure. As such, we are one of very few providers of All-on-4® in Australia that can rightfully claim to be ‘Malo-trained and certified’ and have the only surgeons approved in Australia by Dr Malo himself to implement his clinically proven Malo Protocol. Indeed, it was together with one of our Next Smile™ founders, Dr Larry Benge, in his Melbourne Clinic that Dr Malo successfully first  introduced and delivered All-on-4® to patients in 2007.

We are also associated with Malo Dental International and the All-on-4® Malo Institute. As Malo-endorsed providers of All-on-4® dental treatments, you can rest assured that the latest research and development are being applied to your individual situation.


All-on-4®: Finding a Malo-Certified Provider

All-on-4® has become widely popular over the past 2 decades. There now are a number of clinics around the country that try to offer similar treatments inspired by Dr Malo’s technique, but under different names with different clinically unproven results.

And as with any type of surgery, only an educated and highly experienced practitioner that uses proven and certified techniques can provide you with the long-term outcomes you deserve, whilst reducing the risk of failure.

We understand it’s difficult to investigate the quality of services offered and the likelihood of such treatments being successful long-term. However, when implemented by fully trained professionals such as ours at Next Smile™ All-on-4®, Centre, you can be rest assured that the Malo Protocol can provide you with outstanding results.

Alternative providers may make offers that exclude the important six-month check-up and reduce treatment costs by fitting the “final teeth” immediately after surgery. But for the All-on-4® procedure to be successful long term, there are no shortcuts.

What to consider when searching for your Malo All-on-4® certified provider: no bone grafting, a 2-bridge protocol, genuine Nobel Biocare Speedy Groovy implants, and an ongoing gold standard warranty and maintenance program. And of course, being personally trained and endorsed by the pioneer of All-on-4®, Dr Paulo Malo.

We want you to carefully select a service provider that is right for you. Do not make a hasty decision and carefully consider your provider of choice. All-on-4® with dental implants is a once-in-a-lifetime investment in your health and well-being. 

If you have additional questions about All-on-4® with dental implants, the Malo Protocol or the Gold Standard value Next Smile™ clinics provide, give us a call!