If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, it may feel like a pipe dream to once again have a smile you’re proud to show the world. But it’s definitely possible, and it’s not out of your reach, medically or economically. There are people with the knowledge, tools and experience to give you a fresh start with a new smile right here in a Victorian city most famous for keeping the Gold Rush alive. If you’re a suitable candidate, full mouth restoration in Ballarat is a powerfully effective treatment option.
Missing teeth are more common in Australia than many people think. The number of dental gaps in this country averages out to around 4.5 per person, and there are a number of common causes. For some people, adult teeth never form after the loss of all primary ones due to conditions such as hypodontia. Injury and trauma, illnesses like gum disease and advanced tooth decay are other common reasons for lost teeth.
Despite being common, missing teeth come with a high risk of complications and future health problems. Even one missing tooth can change the shape of your face, make chewing more difficult, cause other teeth to shift out of place and lead to further loss of teeth. If bacteria gets into the open pocket left in the gum, it can lead not only to oral diseases such as periodontitis but to conditions in other parts of the body, including heart problems. Fixing gaps in your smile not only makes it looks better but also helps to protect your dental and overall health.
Ballarat, Victoria, is a city best known for Sovereign Hill, the popular open-air Gold Rush museum, as well as other fascinating attractions like Kryal Castle and the Ballarat Wildlife Park. It’s also a place to find effective dental restoration treatment. For full mouth restoration in Ballarat, reach out to Next Smile Australia.
What is Full Mouth Restoration?
Full mouth restoration is a form of dental restoration that focuses on fixing, rebuilding or replacing all or most of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. Also called full mouth reconstruction and sometimes full mouth rehabilitation, it frequently involves a range of different treatments: dental implants, dental bone grafting, root canal therapy, bridges, crowns and orthodontics, among others.
One of the most effective forms of full mouth dental restoration currently available is Dr Paulo Malo’s All-on-4® treatment, which can take you from a mouthful of gaps to a new smile in as little as one day.
All-on-4® is similar to traditional dental implants but comes with some crucial differences. While traditional dental implants involve a titanium screw inserted into the jawbone for every implant, All-on-4® rests an entirely new smile on just four implants: two at the front and two at the back on each jawbone. This approach speeds up the healing process, makes for shorter recovery times, avoids the need for potentially painful measures like dental bone grafting, and has a 98% success rate.
There are two stages to the process. During stage one, you’ll receive your first set of teeth, a “provisional bridge” held in place for three to six months. Over that time, the implants will fuse with your jawbone. When this process has been completed, you’ll be ready for stage two: your ‘final bridge’ or full set of teeth. All of the elements that go into creating your new smile will be manufactured from the highest quality materials made by Nobel Biocare, Dr Malo’s own research partner.
With All-on-4®, your first set of provisional teeth will always be ready a maximum of 24 hours after your dental implant surgery and often as soon as the surgery is complete.
Next Smile Australia has All-on-4® Super Clinics around the country (including Ballarat) dedicated to providing patients with natural-looking new sets of teeth. If you’re looking for full mouth restoration in Ballarat, our All-on-4® Super Clinic is staffed by experienced professionals and easy to get to.
Who is a Candidate for Full Mouth Restoration?
Full mouth restoration isn’t suitable for everyone. But if you’ve come this far, there’s a high chance that it’s the right treatment option for you. The best way to find out is to book a personal consultation at one of our All-on-4® Super Clinics. Signs that full mouth restoration in Ballarat is the choice most likely to suit your needs include:
- You’ve lost multiple teeth due to injury, illness or tooth decay.
- You have advanced gum disease.
- You can’t have your teeth restored by traditional means, or there are no particular benefits to doing so.
Criteria for All-on-4® treatment are different than the criteria for dentures, a single tooth or even multiple tooth implants. That’s why the best way to assess whether it’s the treatment option for you is to book a personal consultation with a member of the Next Smile Australia team. We’ll take your dental and medical history into account as we create a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Next Smile Ballarat
Full mouth restoration in Ballarat awaits you at a standalone surgical centre on 212 Drummond Street North, right in the heart of town. Clinic owner and director Dr Brian Johnstone works with outstanding team members and accredited partners to provide powerful dental restoration treatment in a calm and comfortable environment.
With a background in hospital-based oral surgery, Dr Brian Johnston is one of Australia’s leaders in restorative implant dentistry and was personally trained by Dr Malo himself.
So far, he has performed over 300 All-on-4® procedures for patients who were ready to move forward in life with new smiles. He’s also a member of the Australian Dental Association and the Australian Osseointegration Society, as well as a faculty member of Sydney’s Brener Implant Institute.
Like all of our All-on-4® Super Clinics, our Ballarat dental centre offers the latest innovations in technology and expertise in a safe, hygienic and comforting atmosphere. If you believe you’re a suitable candidate, a full mouth restoration in Ballarat is the right procedure in the right place to restore the function and appearance of your teeth and the confidence that comes with them.
Transform Your Smile at Next Smile Australia Ballarat
At Next Smile Australia, we’re guided by a set of values that place our patients at the centre of everything we do. Values such as dedication, professionalism and taking an empathetic and non-judgmental approach. It’s these values and promises we offer to patients who come seeking full mouth restoration in Ballarat.
Our All-on-4® Super Clinics are surgical-grade, heavily regulated environments that allow us to provide the highest levels of care to our patients. Our in-house dental laboratories are environments in which we can create implants of the highest quality and tailor our solutions to your needs. We also have purpose-built, state-of-the-art surgical rooms and high-grade equipment, including X-rays and CBCT scans. Our clinics are also staffed by highly trained, experienced and capable dental surgeons and anaesthetists. The result is a cohesive patient experience, with everything from the initial consultation to your surgery taking place under one roof.
If you live a long way from a Super Clinic, our accredited partners offer the same level of skill and care as the staff in our All-on-4® Super Clinics, and they provide the bridge component and ongoing care. We work closely alongside them. With an accredited partner, you’ll likely only need to travel for a surgical consult and on the day of your surgery. All other steps in the treatment process can be undertaken at a location that’s a lot more convenient for you.
Next Smile Australia’s ongoing All-on-4® support programs for maintenance and hygiene ensure that we’ll continue to look after your needs even when your full mouth restoration in Ballarat is complete.
Can you see yourself as a candidate? If you’d like to find out more about full mouth restoration in Ballarat or arrange a personal consultation, get in touch with Next Smile Australia.