January 31, 2023

The Benefits of Getting All-on-4® on the Gold Coast

Are you tired of navigating the challenges of living with missing teeth? There’s a solution waiting for you on Queensland’s beautiful Gold Coast! Whether you’re a local or a visitor to this popular region, Next Smile Australia can give you a smile you can share with everyone you meet.

Missing teeth not only affect how your face looks, your self-confidence and your employment opportunities, but they can also cause several physical issues: malocclusion, impaired chewing, jawbone deterioration, weakened jaw muscles, gum disease and more. When gums bleed, bacteria can enter other parts of the body via the bloodstream and eventually cause conditions such as endocarditis.

One of the most popular solutions to missing teeth is individual dental implants, which involve a series of screws inserted into the jawbone to replace each tooth. Dental implants are an effective treatment option but often require uncomfortable procedures like bone grafting and can have long recovery periods. But what if there was a way to have a new set of teeth on the same day and with minimal discomfort?

The Treatment Process of All-on-4® on the Gold Coast

The All-on-4® procedure is an advanced form of restorative dentistry pioneered by Dr Paulo Malo in 1998. Instead of requiring a denture for each lost tooth, All-on-4® uses just four implants - two at the front and two at the back on either the upper or lower jawbone - to support an entire arch of teeth. The process has a 98% success rate and has changed the lives of more than 250,000 patients - with many more to come. All-on-4® avoids unnecessary invasive procedures, such as bone grafting, which makes recovery easier and faster.

So, what is the process of getting All-on-4®?

Step 1: All-on-4® Consultation

The first step towards your new smile is a consultation with one of Next Smile Australia’s leading team or Accredited Partner dentists.

During this step, the surgeon will assess your situation, personal goals and suitability for the treatment. Scans of your jawbone, digital impressions and photographic imaging will provide a complete picture of the current state of your smile and the possibilities to come.

Step 2: Diagnosis and Treatment Preparation

During this step, the results of your consultation are assessed, and your surgeon or dentist delivers a personal diagnosis about your suitability for the treatment.

Next Smile Australia Labs will start crafting your new provisional teeth based on your scans and digital impressions. These provisional teeth will be ready to be fitted within 24 hours of your surgery.

Step 3: All-on-4® Surgery

This is the most exciting step in your treatment timeline. During the surgery, four Nobel Biocare implants of the highest quality are inserted into either your upper or lower jaw, providing a foundation for your new smile.

Upon waking or within 24 hours of surgery, your provisional teeth will be fitted.

Step 4: Post-Surgery

You will live with your provisional teeth for three to six months while the implants fuse to the jawbone. During this time, Next Smile Australia Labs is manufacturing and refining your new final teeth to your preferences.

With trial fittings of your new final teeth to check for optimal fit and shape preference, your new life-like teeth will be fitted for you to enjoy.

Step 5: Aftercare

The fifth and final step in your All-on-4® journey is aftercare. Carefully following all aftercare instructions your surgeon provides is an important step and gives you the understanding and assurance you need.
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Benefits of All-on-4®

The most significant benefits of All-on-4® include

A new set of teeth within 24 hours

Your first set of provisional teeth will always be ready no longer than 24 hours after your implant surgery and sometimes as soon as you wake up from it.

A proven 98% success rate

Using the tried-and-tested methods of the Malo Protocol, All-on-4® has a 98% success rate, with hundreds of thousands of successful implants performed.

No bone grafting

One of the biggest drawbacks of traditional dental implants is that if your jawbone lacks sufficient mass to support the implants, you’ll need a dental bone grafting procedure. This process is often uncomfortable, even painful, and can significantly lengthen your healing time.

Advanced technology

Next Smile Australia has everything required to keep your appointments under one roof and to construct a whole new set of teeth.

Am I Eligible for All-on-4® on the Gold Coast?

Now that you know how the All-on-4® treatment works and the benefits, are you eligible to undergo the procedure?

You may be eligible for the treatment concept if you

  • Have lost multiple teeth due to injury
  • Have lost multiple teeth due to tooth decay
  • Have advanced gum disease
  • Cannot have your teeth restored
  • Don’t see significant benefits from restoring your teeth

While candidates for the All-on-4® treatment concept don’t necessarily have an entire arch missing, they have many teeth that need replacing.

To find out if you’re a suitable candidate, contact Next Smile Australia today.

Book A Consultation at Next Smile Australia

Next Smile Australia Super Clinics are not only designed to make treatment as comfortable and easy for you as possible, but they also come equipped with all the technology to make manufacturing your new teeth a more seamless process. Our Super Clinics include in-house x-rays, CBCT scans, their own dental laboratories and surgical rooms.

If you’d like to learn more about the All-on-4® treatment, attend an information session or arrange for a Next Smile consultation, get in touch with us today.