January 25, 2024

Can All-on-4® Dental Implants Be Placed Immediately After Tooth Extraction?

All-on-4® is a type of dental treatment that replaces missing or badly damaged teeth with a set of new, realistic-looking teeth.  It’s designed for patients who are missing all or most of their teeth, so sometimes the remaining teeth are removed to make way for the brand-new smile that All-on-4® provides. Will you receive your All-on-4® dental implants straight after your teeth are removed, or is there a wait time to allow for tooth removal recovery?

Why do missing teeth need to be replaced? Although common in Australia, missing teeth have a domino effect that can harm your overall dental health and the health of the rest of your body. If missing teeth aren’t replaced, they can eventually lead to problems like difficulty chewing and jawbone deterioration. Bacteria from gum disease can also spread to other areas of the body, leading to cardiovascular or respiratory illnesses.

All-on-4® is an advanced restorative dental procedure that’s similar to traditional dental implants but with some important differences. While traditional dental implants involve a series of screws (implants) inserted one at a time to replace the root of each missing tooth, All-on-4® rests an entire bridge of new teeth on just four implants: two at the front and two at the back on either the upper or lower jawbone. All-on-4® allows you to receive a new smile in as little as 24 hours, in contrast to traditional implant treatment, which can sometimes drag out for months.

Tooth Removal and Recovery Timeline

There are several reasons why a tooth may need to be removed. Sometimes, due to periodontal disease, the tooth doesn’t have enough bone to support it. Another possibility is that a tooth is so badly abscessed that even a root canal can’t save it.

There are several reasons why a dentist might need to remove a tooth prior to undertaking dental implants as well. A tooth might be significantly injured, severely cracked or broken, or it might be in the way of a successful treatment. All-on-4® and other full mouth restoration procedures are designed to provide a full set of new, natural-looking teeth, and removing existing teeth might be necessary to provide room for the dental bridge.

For the first 48 hours after standard tooth removal, some pain is expected, and you should take care not to disturb the blood clot at the extraction site. After a few days, the pain starts to decrease, and granulation tissue forms after about one week. Depending on your circumstances, tooth removal recovery takes between one and three months for your jawbone and gums to heal completely.

When Can A Dental Implant Be Placed?

Various factors determine how soon after extraction surgery dental implants can be placed. These include the kind of dental implant surgery you’re having and whether or not any other dental work is required. If you need dental bone grafting, for example, that extends the time you have to wait until your dental implant surgery.

It’s possible to receive dental implants on the same day as your extraction surgery if you meet certain conditions. Not everyone is an eligible candidate. To be eligible for this kind of treatment, you should be in good health, with a strong jawbone and healthy gums. If you don’t meet the criteria, you may have to wait around three months before your dental implant surgery so that the surgical sites of your tooth removal can fully heal.

The requirements change when you receive All-on-4® dental implants after having your teeth removed. By design, All-on-4® reduces the amount of time required for tooth removal recovery and avoids the need for additional procedures like dental bone grafting. You can have your All-on-4® dental implants inserted straight after having your teeth removed.

This is how All-on-4® provides a new set of teeth faster than traditional dental implants. As soon as your tooth is extracted, All-on-4® dental implants may be inserted straight away.

While the All-on-4® procedure definitely has a standard treatment timeline, every stage of the process is customised to suit your needs.

All-on-4® Treatment Process Timeline

At Next Smile Australia, we follow ‘the Malo Protocol’, the procedure developed by All-on-4® pioneer Dr Paulo Malo. Stage one of this process involves the construction of a provisional bridge to wear for three to six months while the dental implants fuse to your jawbone. Stage two involves the fitting of your permanent bridge, your final set of teeth. You can receive your All-on-4® dental implants straight after having your teeth removed, along with your provisional bridge. Best of all, All-on-4® with the Malo Protocol has a 98% success rate.

Next Smile Australia’s All-on-4® treatment timeline begins with a personal consultation during which a member of our team assesses your suitability for the All-on-4® treatment. Digital impressions and scans of your jawbone will provide a complete picture of your dental health and needs. Your Next Smile Australia dentist or dental surgeon will then provide a personal diagnosis and a treatment plan made for you.

Being able to receive your All-on-4® dental implants after your teeth are removed means a new smile might be closer than you think. Next Smile Australia will carry out your All-on-4® surgery at one of our hygienic and medically regulated Super Clinics. Tooth extraction and All-on-4® dental implants with Next Smile Australia will allow you to step into the world with a renewed smile

Renew Your Smile with Next Smile Australia

At Next Smile Australia, we pride ourselves on putting our patients at the heart of everything we do. From the initial consultation to the tooth removal recovery stage to All-on-4® aftercare, we’ll treat you with empathy, honesty and a commitment to the highest standards of treatment possible. Receive your All-on-4® dental implants after having your teeth removed, and we’ll make every stage of the process warm, welcoming and comfortable for you.

Our industry-leading Super Clinics provide an environment as professional as our approach. Staffed by highly experienced dental surgeons, general anaesthetists and other trained professionals, these facilities have onsite dental laboratories and state-of-the-art surgical rooms. Every step of your treatment process will take place at your closest Super Clinic. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a personal consultation for All-on-4® treatment, get in touch with Next Smile Australia.