If you have teeth missing, the road back to a confident smile might seem like a long one. You may have heard the process of having dental implants fitted can take as long as one year. What if you could achieve stunning permanent results in one day instead?
Next Smile Australia’s All-on-4® dental implants are an advanced style of dental treatment that gives you a natural-looking new complete set of teeth. The name “All-on-4®” is derived from the fact that just four implants support an entire bridge of teeth.
How long does it take to get All-on-4® dental implants? Is it quicker than other implant treatment options? And how long do All-on-4® dental implants last? These are some of the most common questions potential patients ask when they discover the treatment. In this article, we answer them for you and list some of the benefits of the All-on-4® procedure.
If you’d like to know whether it’s the right treatment option for you, contact Next Smile Australia.
What are All-on-4® Dental Implants?
All-on-4® implants are different to regular dental implants and certainly different to dentures. In traditional dental implant procedures, a titanium screw is placed in the jaw where the roots of the missing teeth are. In time, the bone fuses around the implant, holding the tooth in place. An artificial tooth, also called a crown, is attached to the top of the implant. It’s a long, slow process involving multiple trips to the dentist, x-rays and scans.
The All-on-4® approach uses only four implants – two at the front and two in the back – to support an entire “bridge” of teeth. It’s a comparatively simple approach that means fewer implants to clean and take care of and, even better, avoids the pain of bone grafts or intense surgeries.
Here at Next Smile Australia, we use the Malo Protocol, a two-bridge process developed by Dr Paulo Malo. The protocol has a 98% success rate and more than 25 years of data to prove its efficacy.
The dentists and surgeons at Next Smile have been trained by Dr Malo and can carry out the procedure with the necessary expertise. Find out how much All-on-4® dental implants cost here and read on to find out the answer to “how long does it take to get All-on-4® dental implants?” in the following section.
How Long Does it Take to Get All-on-4® Dental Implants?
If missing teeth have dampened your confidence and you’ve been waiting for the chance to smile widely again, “how long does it take to get All-on-4® dental implants?” may be the number one question on your mind.
Your new smile is closer than you think. On the day of your surgery, we’ll attach the four implants. Within 24 hours of that surgery, we’ll give you your first set of provisional teeth. Sometimes the entire process is so quick, we provide patients with their temporary teeth the moment they wake up from surgery. As soon as you receive those provisional teeth, you can eat and smile like you used to.
While you’re enjoying life, we’ll manufacture your permanent teeth for your particular preferences. As you wear your provisional bridge for six months, your bone will have time to fuse with the implants. When this process is finished, you’re ready for your permanent teeth.
All-on-4® dental implants are intended to last a lifetime. But just like regular teeth, they need to be taken care of with proper cleaning and hygiene. You can read a detailed explanation of the process here.
Benefits of All-on-4® Dental Implants
With the wide variety of dental treatment options currently available, it’s understandable to want to know what makes All-on-4® implants such a strong choice. Why should you choose this particular dental treatment over more conventional types of implants?
The reasons are many and varied beyond how effective the treatment is. Some of the main advantages include
A proven 98% success rate
The most important consideration of any treatment is how effective it is and how well it works. So it’s fortunate that in addition to all of All-on-4®’s various other benefits, the success rate is 98% - higher than traditional and more invasive methods. The procedure almost always results in a new set of teeth that look, feel and function naturally.
No bone grafts
Avoiding physical discomfort is always a huge benefit, and All-on-4® implants remove the need for painful and expensive bone grafts. This has the added benefits of saving you money and requiring fewer appointments.
Peace of mind
Next Smile Australia is the leading provider of All-on-4® treatments, and our dentists and surgeons are personally trained by Dr Paulo Malo. Our extensive experience and concern for patient outcomes mean you’ll always receive first-class treatment.
High-quality technology and innovative treatments
Drawing on advancements in technology and innovations in dental knowledge, the Malo Protocol shorten and simplifies the process to give you a smile you can be proud of sooner.
There are dedicated Next Smile Super Clinics across Australia. Even if you don’t live near one, you can draw on the expertise of one of our many treatment partners, who are trained in the same procedure.
Beautiful, natural-looking teeth
Your new teeth will look just like a straight, clean, beautifully cared-for set of natural teeth. Strangers who are unaware of your dental history will have no possible way of knowing you’ve been treated with the Malo Protocol.
How Long Do All-on-4® Dental Implants Last?
“How long do All-on-4® dental implants last?” is a question asked by many who are looking into the treatment for the first time. All-on-4® implants are intended to be a permanent solution. They can easily last 20+ years or even a lifetime with proper care. While All-on-4® implants don’t decay, they still require regular cleaning and dental check-ups.
Data on the longevity of All-on-4® dental implants include this three-year clinic trial of 32 patients, showing a 100% cumulative prosthesis survival rate after a decade.
How long do All-on-4® dental implants last? Fortunately, you can make them last a lifetime. All you have to do is apply the same care and attention to your natural teeth.
Get All-on-4® at Next Smile Australia
At Next Smile Australia, we’re guided by a set of values that place our customer front and centre in everything we do.
Values we’re dedicated to include excellence, dedication, empathy, honesty and lack of judgement.
Our surgery-grade Super Clinics are designed to provide the highest level of treatment and care to our patients and give them the confidence the procedure is professional and highly regulated.
In partnership with Nobel Biocare, our in-house labs create exceptional-quality sets of teeth in order to provide personalised solutions just for you. Our talented team will address all your concerns, from “how long does it take to get All-on-4® dental implants?” to more specific considerations.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about the process, don’t hesitate to contact us.