A dental procedure may not be most people’s main reason for a trip to Melbourne. But you can certainly find your smile again in this city, even if you’ve been living with missing teeth. You may have heard of the All-on-4® treatment concept and how it can replace lost or badly damaged teeth with a natural-looking new set in as little as one day. Next Smile Australia has Super Clinics throughout Australia to carry out that treatment in comfortable, hygienic facilities. One of them is in Melbourne: the capital of Victoria and Australia’s second-largest city.
Missing teeth are commonplace, and there are many causes for them. Trauma, advanced tooth decay and gum disease are among the most common. But although they’re nothing unusual, gaps in your smile can take a toll on your self-confidence, oral health, and body's overall health. One missing tooth can be enough to set a chain reaction of other problems in motion. Other teeth can shift out of place to fill the gaps, leading to a crooked smile and uneven teeth that are hard to clean between. With teeth missing, the jawbone won’t get the full benefit of movement and can become brittle, leading to further tooth loss. Bacteria can sneak into open pockets in the gums and cause gum disease and – eventually – serious conditions elsewhere in the body, such as heart problems.
Getting All-on-4®in Melbourne gives you a new smile. You’ll receive a full mouth restoration with the look, feel and functionality of a beautiful set of natural teeth. For a truly unforgettable visit to this city, contact Next Smile Australia to learn more about All-on-4® in Melbourne.
What is All-on-4®?
All-on-4® is an advanced dental procedure, a long-lasting replacement for missing teeth and a form of full mouth reconstruction. You may be familiar with dental implants, in which titanium screws are inserted into the jawbone to hold artificial teeth in place. All-on-4® has a similar concept but with some crucial differences. The main one is that an entire bridge or “arch” of new teeth rests on four implants: two at the front and two at the back on each jawbone.
Pioneered by Dr Paulo Malo in partnership with Nobel Biocare, All-on-4® has several benefits, including how quickly it can provide you with a new smile and how realistic it looks.
Next Smile Australia helped bring the All-on-4® treatment to Australia, and Dr Paulo Malo has trained several of our dental surgeons. For our All-on-4® treatments, we use Dr Paulo Malo’s two-bridge process, ‘The Malo Protocol’. In stage one of this process, you’ll receive your first set of teeth ‘your ‘provisional bridge’, to be worn for three to six months. This gives your mouth a chance to heal and allows the implants time to integrate with your jawbone. After three to six months, you’ll be ready for your ‘final bridge’, the fitting of your new teeth. An affiliated dental laboratory will create your new teeth using quality Nobel Biocare components.
When properly carried out with the Malo Protocol, All-on-4® has a 98% success rate. This success rate is one of the most significant benefits of All-on-4® Melbourne treatment, but it’s not the only one. There are many more advantages to the All-on-4®treatment and receiving All-on-4® in Melbourne.
Benefits of All-on-4®
One of the biggest benefits of All-on-4® is that it provides you with new teeth often as soon as you wake up from surgery, but you never have to wait more than 24 hours afterwards. You can walk out of the Super Clinic and back into your day-to-day life.
During traditional dental implant procedures, dental bone grafting is sometimes required if your jawbone lacks the sufficient density to hold implants in place. This procedure can cause discomfort and pain, leading to a longer overall healing time. Luckily All-on-4® avoids it completely by only utilising strong sections of the jawbone. As a result, the procedure is usually quick and has a 98% success rate.
Next Smile has a history of guaranteed proven results, the highest quality technology at our Super Clinics, and a total commitment to your comfort. In our safe, surgical environments, with all the facilities necessary to complete your treatment, you’ll be relaxed and at ease.
Benefits of Getting All-on-4® in Melbourne
So why get All-on-4® in Melbourne? Lead All–on–4® Dental Surgeon and clinic owner Dr Larry Benge is a founder at Next Smile Australia and the country’s most experienced All–on–4® surgeon. He and his team at Next Smile Australia Melbourne have the skills, dedication and deep knowledge to ensure a stress-free and satisfying treatment journey for you.
Dr Larry Benge has over 38 years of experience in dentistry, with an emphasis on the reconstructive and aesthetic industry, especially implants. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1980 with first-class honours, his career has had several highlights, including being Principal at his own dental practice and media spokesperson on dental topics. He flies between Melbourne and Sydney to provide quality All–on–4® treatments.
Also at Melbourne is Dr Lauren Fowler, who was awarded the dux of paediatric dentistry prize before graduating from Adelaide University in 2013. She has undertaken training in All–on–4® and other advanced dental procedures internationally, and in 2018 was acknowledged as the youngest Digital Smile Design (DSD) master worldwide after the residential program at New York University.
Joined by treatment coordinators Courtney Murray and Maggie Topic, this capable team keeps to high standards when you book your All–on–4® Melbourne treatment.
Book a Consultation at Next Smile Australia Today
At Next Smile Australia, we recognise that your treatment journey is your own, which is why we take your personal dental and medical history into account as we plan your treatment. From your initial consultation to your All–on–4® treatment itself, every step of the process can take place under one roof when you book All–on–4® in Melbourne.
You can expect high standards from Next Smile Australia, both from the quality of our team and the quality of our Super Clinics. Our team is driven by standards like honesty, and empathy, staying at the forefront of industry developments and completing your treatment to the greatest possible standards.
Our Super Clinics are constructed with the same standards in mind. They have state-of-the-art technology, clean and hygienic environments, excellent standards of care and very capable dental surgeons and anaesthetists. You’ll find in-house surgical rooms and dental laboratories with x-rays and CBCT scans.
Your new teeth are crafted onsite with our state-of-the-art facilities, according to your specific needs. Our clinics have been awarded Swiss Nobel Biocare All-on-4® Centres of Excellence. If you live a long way away from Melbourne or any other major city, our accredited partners along the East Coast provide the same standard of care closer to home for you.
Interested in All–on–4® Melbourne treatment? If you’d like more information or are ready to attend a personal consultation, contact Next Smile Australia.