Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, so you want to have a smile that you’re proud of.
If you have multiple damaged or missing teeth, there is a way that you could feel more confident about your smile: the All-on-4® treatment.
Pioneered by Dr Paulo Malo, the All-on-4® treatment is a dental restoration method that replaces an entire arch of teeth supported by only four implants.
But is it possible to receive All-on-4® dental implants in both the upper and lower jaw in one day?
This article will explore the intricacies of this revolutionary dental procedure, shedding light on the feasibility, benefits, and considerations associated with achieving a complete oral transformation in one day.
What Is Involved In The All-on-4® Treatment?
The All-on-4® treatment is an excellent solution for those with multiple damaged or missing teeth or seeking a denture alternative. But what exactly is the All-on-4® treatment?
All-on-4® is a dental restoration solution that provides a long-term fixed alternative to dentures and traditional dental implants.
What differentiates All-on-4® from dentures and traditional dental implants is that it involves replacing an entire arch of teeth supported on only four implants (two at the front and two angled at the back to avoid jawbone of poor quality). In one visit, implants and bridge of teeth can be done in one day.
Compared to older treatment methods, All-on-4® not only reduces the number of implants needed but increases the success rate with a proven success rate of 98%*.
Your journey to a new smile with All-on-4® begins with a consultation. The first step is to meet with one of Next Smile Australia’s dental surgeons or an Accredited Partner dentist to discuss your dental health and background.
The surgeon or dentist will assess your situation and goals during the initial consultation. Scans will be taken of your jawbone, and digital impressions and photographic imaging will provide a picture of your current oral state.
The second step of your journey towards a new, healthier smile is discussing the results of your scans. Your dental surgeon or dentist will discuss whether you’re a candidate for the All-on-4® treatment, and surgery will be booked.
Getting your new All-on-4® teeth is carried out in two stages:
- Stage one of the treatment involves your surgery, where you have the dental implants surgically placed and receive your first set of teeth (on the same day or within 24 hours). You will then wear your provisional bridge for three to six months while your bone fuses with the implants. Once your bone has fused, you are ready for stage two of the treatment.
- Stage two of the All-on-4® treatment involves you being fitted with your final set of teeth. Our Next Smile Australia labs create your prosthetics using genuine Nobel Biocare components.
Once you have your final set of teeth fitted, you’ll walk out of our Next Smile Australia Super Clinic with a new, natural-looking smile.
It’s not unusual to feel some mild discomfort after the surgery as your mouth adjusts to your new teeth, so painkillers are a great way to reduce the pain. The recovery time for the All-on-4® treatment depends on each case. For example, someone who only got All-on-4® teeth in one jaw bone will have a shorter recovery period than someone who got All-on-4® teeth in both jaws. While osseointegration can take three to six months, the average recovery time for All-on-4® surgery is usually one to three days.
Once you’ve been fitted with your new teeth, it’s essential to maintain them to prolong their longevity. However, maintaining your All-on-4® teeth is easy since they’re made to look and feel like normal teeth.
Here are some of the ways to look after your new set of teeth:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush.
- Floss under the bridge of teeth once a day.
- Book professional cleans and check-ups every six months.
- Use a waterflosser or waterpik to clean around and under the teeth twice a day.
Can I Get Full Mouth Restoration With All-on-4®?
If you have multiple missing or damaged teeth or advanced gum disease, is it possible to get full mouth restoration with All-on-4®?
Yes, it is possible to get All-on-4® teeth on both the upper and lower jaw on the same day. In fact, if it’s been recommended that you need to replace both arches, it’s best to get them done on the same day.
Fitting both arches on the same day allows your dental surgeon and the Next Smile Australia Dental Labs to design and create prosthetic teeth for both the upper and lower jaw that complement each other. This might make it easier to smile and chew.
Benefits Of Getting All-on-4®
Here are some of the many benefits you can expect from the All-on-4® treatment.
No bone grafting
Unlike traditional dental implant restoration treatments, All-on-4® provides an entire arch of teeth on only four implants, avoiding invasive and painful bone grafts.
A proven 98% success rate
All-on-4® has a proven 98% success rate, which is supported by over 25 years of clinical data. This treatment is proven to deliver far superior results than older, more invasive dental restoration techniques.
Your prosthetic teeth are designed in our in-house laboratories and are made to look like natural teeth. Next Smile Australia dental labs use genuine Nobel Biocare components to create your new teeth.
A new smile within 24 hours
When you choose to undergo the All-on-4® treatment at Next Smile Australia, you’ll walk out of the clinic with your first set of new, provisional teeth within 24 hours (or on the same day).
Peace of mind
As leading providers of the All-on-4® treatment, you can have peace of mind knowing you’ll be in the hands of caring and professional individuals at Next Smile Australia.
In-house dental laboratories
At Next Smile Australia, we have in-house dental laboratories that design and create prosthetic teeth. Created with genuine Nobel Biocare components, your first set of provisional teeth will be ready for you once you’ve come out of surgery (or within 24 hours).
Book A Consultation With Next Smile Australia
Having multiple missing or damaged teeth can put a dampener on your smile and your self-esteem. If you’d like a new smile that you can be proud of, why not consider the All-on-4® treatment?
Unlike traditional dental restoration treatments, such as dentures and dental implants, All-on-4® replaces an entire bridge of teeth supported on only four implants.
The many benefits of the All-on-4® treatment include no bone grafting, a 98%* success rate and a new smile within 24 hours. What’s even better is that All-on-4® can be a full mouth restoration treatment, where you can replace both arches (upper and lower jaw) on the same day!
If you think you may be a candidate for the All-on-4® treatment, book a consultation with Next Smile Australia. We look forward to taking you on a journey towards a new smile you can be proud of.