February 2, 2023

What Does Dental Reconstruction Involve?

Whether it’s missing, damaged or badly decayed teeth, there are some conditions that can become very complex that can’t be solved with a filling or other simple treatments. In some instances, only a full dental reconstruction can get your smile back to one that you can be proud of. But it doesn’t have to be a long journey. What if you could possess a fully-functioning, natural-looking, beautiful set of teeth in as little as 24 hours? If you have multiple missing teeth and require multiple dental implants, All-on-4® could be the right form of restorative dental treatment for you.

There are many potential causes of missing teeth, including gum disease, injury, genetically inherited conditions and advanced tooth decay. Gaps in your smile can not only impact your confidence, but they can also cause a host of problems such as  irregular bite, loss of jawbone density, speech impediments and periodontitis, which can cause the spread of bacteria to other parts of the body resulting in other health conditions.

Restorative dental work focuses on repairing and replacing teeth, using procedures like crowns, fillings, bridges and root canal therapy. Yet if you’ve lost all your teeth or have multiple missing or badly damaged teeth, you may need something more. Full mouth reconstruction may sound like a deep, extensive and involved process, but it doesn’t have to be with Next Smile Australia’s All-on-4® dental implants.

What is Dental Reconstruction?

To reconstruct is to build something back up that has been damaged and destroyed beyond recognition. Dental reconstruction recreates the smile you may have once had or develops a new and better one for you. It’s an approach that considers the look, functionality and fortitude of your teeth, along with your bite, speech, the health of your jaw joints and other factors. A full mouth reconstruction is a form of dental reconstruction that involves replacing all or most of your teeth.

Reconstruction most commonly involves dental implants, although it can also involve gum contouring, periodontal treatment and follow-up/aftercare procedures.

Who’s a Candidate for Dental Reconstruction?

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Not every person with dental issues is a candidate for dental reconstruction. But if you have multiple teeth that are missing, loose or severely damaged, there’s a high chance that a reconstructive treatment such as All-on-4® is the treatment type that would suit you the most. For a realistic assessment, however, it’s best to turn to a dental professional. Next Smile Australia have the tools, the technology and the experience to reconstruct from a lost tooth to a major tooth loss to a high standard.

Next Smile Australia is not simply concerned with making a sale. We’ll give you an honest answer as to what the best treatment option for you is, whether it’s All-on-4® or a different restorative dental option.

If you’ve been living with missing teeth or severely broken down teeth for a while, the idea of once again being able to smile like you used to may feel distant or even impossible. But with the power of dental reconstruction, particularly the All-on-4® treatment, it’s closer than you may imagine.

All-on-4 Treatment

If you’ve been looking into solutions for missing teeth for quite a while, you’re probably already familiar with dental implants. These small titanium screws are inserted into the jawbone where the roots of your teeth used to be. The bone grows around the implants over time, helping to hold them in place. An artificial tooth – or “crown” is fixed to the top. The crown is designed to resemble the rest of your teeth in size, shape and colour. Dental implants are permanent, realistic-looking and effective, with advantages over treatments designed for the same purpose, such as dentures.

All-on-4® is both a form of dental implant and an advanced method of restorative dentistry that gives you a brand-new, fully-functioning set of perfect teeth. The key difference is that just four implants – two at the front and two at the back – support an entire ‘bridge’ of new teeth. These teeth are incredibly realistic and able to easily match or surpass your former teeth in terms of functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Dr Paulo Malo pioneered this innovative form of treatment in 1998 in combination with Nobel Biocare. Over the years, it has proven to be effective, with a 98% success rate and hundreds of thousands of lives changed for the better.

At Next Smile Australia, our dental surgeons are personally trained by Dr Malo and our procedure follows his two-bridge treatment process: the Malo Protocol. During stage one of the process, you’ll receive your first set of teeth or ‘provisional bridge’, which is left in place for three to six months. You’ll be able to experience the benefits of a gleaming new smile you’ll be thrilled to show the world, even as your mouth is still healing to accommodate the implants. Once your bone has fused successfully with the implants, you’ll be ready for your new set of permanent teeth, also known as your ‘final bridge’.

There are many benefits to All-on-4®, especially when you pursue treatment with Next Smile Australia. There’s the peace of mind that comes from knowing your treatment is in the hands of the leading All-on-4® treatment provider in Australia. There’s the speed of the procedure – you’ll receive your first provisional bridge within 24 hours but often immediately after waking up from implant surgery. The implants are inserted into areas of the jaw where the bone is at its densest, eliminating the need for bone grafting and leading to a shorter recovery time than treatment with traditional implants.  The result is less time, less waiting and far less pain and discomfort.

Get All-on-4 at Next Smile Australia

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If you’re looking for All-on-4® treatments near you, Next Smile Australia are the professionals to turn to. We have a network of state-of-the-art Super Clinics around the country offering top-of-the-line care in hygienic, medically regulated environments. In regional areas, our accredited partners give locals the chance to access the same exceptional quality treatment without long-distance travel.

Our Super Clinics are industry-regulated, surgical-grade environments designed to put your mind at ease so that our staff can achieve results you’re more than happy with. Onsite, our facilities include medically advanced surgical rooms, in-house dental laboratories, X-rays and CBCT scans. Our general anaesthetists use specialist anaesthetics to assist you in getting through your treatment in comfort. Each member of our team, including our surgeons, dental prosthetists and oral health surgeons, is guided by our core values, including empathy, honesty, excellence and dedication.

Our commitment to openness and transparency extends to our pricing, which takes the guesswork out of your dental treatments. We have one upfront price for your entire treatment and offer payment plans through third-party providers starting from as little as $140 a week. While other providers may offer lower upfront costs, they may also be hiding further expenses down the track, something Next Smile Australia will never do. They may also be using a treatment style that isn’t based on the Malo Protocol and doesn’t have the same proven track record of clinical-based research and evidence.

The best way to find out if the treatment is for you is simply to contact us.

If you have any questions or would like to attend an information session or arrange a personal consultation, get in touch with Next Smile Australia.