A smile may be priceless, but it’s reasonable to wonder how much it will cost to reclaim your own and the confidence that comes with it.
Dental treatment is widely regarded as being expensive, and an advanced restorative procedure might sound out of your price range. Yet everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. And for many people, All-on-4® is the most effective variety of treatments available to acquire one.
The procedure has numerous benefits, but your first concern may be, “how much do All-on-4® dental implants cost?” Tight budgets are the reality for many of us these days, which is why Next Smile Australia offers the treatment for a reasonable fee, along with payment plans from third-party providers.
But what is the procedure, what makes it different, and why should you choose it over other dental treatments? How long do All-on-4® dental implants last? In this brief guide to this innovative procedure, we address these questions and, of course, the cost.
What is All-on-4®?
All-on-4® dental implants aren’t dentures, although they’re sometimes described in the same category and serve a similar function: reproducing the use and appearance of natural teeth. Unlike dentures, All-on-4® teeth are held in place by dental implants offering a long-term solution with realistic-looking teeth.
Dr Paulo Maló created the All-on-4® concept in 1998 in partnership with Nobel Biocare. Since then, the procedure has been the subject of more than 100 scientific studies and has proved successful for thousands of patients worldwide.
This groundbreaking dental concept is now regarded as the most effective treatment option for full-arch teeth replacements. At Next Smile clinics across Australia, dental professionals trained in the Maló Protocol – Dr Maló’s own unique process – carry out the procedure.
You receive a new complete set of permanent, realistic-looking teeth using only four dental implants. Two implants at the front of your mouth and two at the back are all that’s necessary to support an entire bridge of teeth.
First, a supportive dentist will assess your situation and your suitability for the treatment. 3D scans and images will provide a complete picture of your dental health, and your dental surgeon will talk you through what’s involved in the treatment.
Next Smile will then offer a tailor-made treatment plan for you and begin crafting your provisional teeth. They’ll be ready to fit within 24 hours of your surgery, but often on the same day.
You’ll wear your provisional bridge for three to six months as your mouth heals and adjusts to your titanium implants. Your permanent teeth – or “final bridge” – will be prepared during that time.
The benefits of All-on-4® dental implants include
- The treatment can be completed in one day, with implants on the day of your surgery and a provisional bridge often within 24 hours.
- They are a fully functional, completely natural-looking set of teeth with the ability to bite and chew. No one will even know that you had implants. To strangers, you’ll appear to have a straight, clean, well-maintained set of healthy-looking teeth.
- There’s no bone grafting involved, which means a cheaper and less painful procedure that’s also more effective.
- There’s a 98% success rate based on clinical data obtained over more than 25 years.
- You’ll find peace of mind and renewed confidence. If you’ve been shy about smiling in photographs or meeting new people for the first time, you won’t have to worry about that anymore. This newfound confidence in yourself can help in several different areas of life, from forming new friendships to finding employment.
What makes them different?
One main difference between All-on-4® dental implants and dentures is their permanency. The implants stay put, but the teeth (bridges) need to be removed by a dentist every year for maintenance. They are easily screwed in and out, ensuring the longevity of the implants and teeth. Dentures commonly need to be taken out overnight while you sleep, which is not the case for All-on-4® dental implants. Dentures are also more difficult to wear and less comfortable.
All-on-4® implants also feel more natural than bridges, which are easier to damage and can require replacement as the years pass.
All-on-4® implants also differ from traditional implants. Having traditional implants is a slow process that requires more than four titanium implants and a more prolonged healing and recovery period due to required bone grafting. Restoring your teeth with traditional implants can take as long as 12 months, so All-on-4® implants are definitely recommended if you have a big event coming up and will need to smile for the camera or if you’d rather see results sooner rather than later.
How long do All-on-4® dental implants last? They’re permanent. But just like any set of teeth, proper care is required. Although your implants are not susceptible to tooth decay, they still need regular cleaning and check-ups.
How much do All-on-4® dental implants cost? The next section breaks the answer to that question down.
How Much Does All-on-4® Cost?
All-on-4® dental implants are an investment worth your while, and Next Smile offers a reasonable price and a payment plan that suits your financial situation. How much do All-on-4® dental implants cost? We offer transparent, no-surprises pricing with a downloadable price list.
While other providers may provide cheaper upfront costs, they may hide additional costs down the line or offer treatments that don’t meet our Gold Standard Maló Protocol.
We offer the All-on-4® Single Arch package for $27,000 (anaesthetic fees are extra). This includes dental surgery performed by an experienced surgeon trained by Dr Maló, treatment in state-of-the-art facilities with the highest level of care, a natural-looking set of provisional teeth within 24 hours and compassionate after-care complete with a full warranty for your implants.
A five per cent discount is available for upfront payment on either a single or a double arch. Payment plans starting from $140 per week are also available through third-party providers, including Humm, Ezidebit, Zip Money and Total Lifestyle Credit.
For more information about how much All-on-4® dental implants cost and payment plans offered by external finance providers, download our price list.
Get All-on-4® at Next Smile Australia
How long do All-on-4® dental implants last? With proper after-care, Next Smile’s implants can last a lifetime.
At Next Smile, we’re driven by values that guide our approach and place our patients at the centre of everything we do. Our approach is informed by the drive for excellent results, dedication to improving our patients’ lives, honesty, empathy and a preference for tailored solutions.
To facilitate that, we’ve established industry-leading Super Clinics across the country, with purpose-built surgical facilities for the highest level of cleanliness and care. Nobel Biocare recognised these clinics as All-on-4® Centres of Excellence. Our state-of-the-art facilities include in-house X-rays, dental laboratories and CBCT scans. The quality of our clinics and the driven, caring, personalised approach of our team members have led to the successful treatment of many satisfied patients.
We offer information evenings at our locations and webinars for those curious about our treatments and who want to find out more.