March 6, 2023

What Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Involve?

Whether it’s missing, damaged or badly decayed teeth, some conditions can become very complex and can’t be solved with a filling or other simple treatments.

In some instances, only a full dental reconstruction can return your smile to the one 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 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.

Common causes of missing teeth include advanced tooth decay, gum disease, injury and trauma, illness and birth conditions. Yet whatever has happened in your life that’s led to spaces in your smile, it’s not too late to get a brand new one. Your dental health, overall health, self-confidence and peace of mind will benefit from your decision for a long time.

So, what does full mouth reconstruction involve, and how can Next Smile Australia help? This article explores the answers to those questions and what the best treatment option for you may be.

What Is Full Mouth Dental Reconstruction?

Dental reconstruction, or restorative dentistry, focuses on repairing and replacing damaged or missing teeth. It’s a method of restoring both form and function and protecting oral and overall health. By contrast, cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your teeth, although there are certainly restorative dental procedures that address both. There are many dental reconstruction procedures: crowns, fillings, inlays and onlays, root canal therapy and dental implants.

Full mouth reconstruction is the process of restoring or rebuilding all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. This involved treatment process is often performed over several sessions and can involve all procedures, from extractions to veneers, bridges to crowns.

However, traditional dental implants, full mouth reconstruction’s most common procedure, tend to come with long recovery periods and other complications. If your jawbone lacks the density to hold the implants, bone grafting may become necessary. This can be uncomfortable and drag recovery time out even further. Bone grafting also comes with further risks, infections or problems with bone healing.

The easiest route to a brand new, lasting smile through a full-mouth reconstruction may lie with All-on-4® dental implants.

Who Is A Candidate For Dental Reconstruction?

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.

However, it’s best to turn to a dental professional for a realistic assessment. Next Smile Australia has the tools, technology, and experience to reconstruct a lost tooth or a major tooth loss to a high standard.

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

Full Mouth Reconstruction: All-on-4®

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All-on-4® treatment is an advanced form of full-mouth dental reconstruction that takes an innovative approach to dental implant treatment. Like traditional dental implants, it involves custom-created teeth being attached to the gum via titanium screws. Unlike the more traditional approach, it doesn’t require a dental implant to replace every single tooth. In fact, an entire bridge or arch of realistic, natural-looking teeth is placed on four implants: two at the front and two at the back on each jaw.

There are many benefits associated with this form of reconstruction:

  • You get the implants on the day of your surgery and your first set of provisional teeth within 24 hours of surgery.
  • With only four implants strategically inserted into the stronger part of the jaw, you avoid the need for painful procedures like bone grafting.
  • Healing time is fast.
  • Dental bone grafting is not required.

Of course, when seeking any dental treatment, you must find a reliable and trustworthy provider. Not every dental surgeon or clinic offering All-on-4® provides the same standard of care. Next Smile Australia worked with the pioneer of All-on-4®, Dr Paulo Malo, to bring All-on-4® to Australia. He has personally trained some of our dental surgeons, and we do things his way, the way that’s supported by positive long-term results.

Our two-stage treatment process is known as ‘The Malo Protocol’. In stage one, you’ll receive your first set of provisional teeth to wear for three to six months. This gives the implants a chance to integrate with your jawbone as you prepare for stage two: fitting your final bridge of teeth.

Next Smile Australia is the leading provider of All-on-4® treatments in Australia, so you can rest assured your new smile is in the right hands.

Get All-on-4® at Next Smile Australia

Full mouth reconstruction

If you’re looking for All-on-4® treatments near you, Next Smile Australia’s team is 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.

Next Smile Australia is dedicated to ensuring our All-on-4® treatment is available to everyone who needs it. That’s why we offer a variety of payment plans through third-party providers. A no-obligation personal consultation with one of our dentists is the first step towards developing the right treatment plan for you. If All-on-4® is a procedure that will help you, we will move forward with a treatment plan.

Next Smile Australia is committed to maintaining incredible qualities in our treatments and an empathetic approach to our patient's journeys. Our network of Super Clinics across the country provides a high level of professional service. These clinics have in-house dental laboratories to create new sets of custom teeth for our patients and other high-grade technology like x-rays and CBCT scans.

If you’d like to find out more about All-on-4® dental implants full mouth reconstruction treatment or arrange a personal consultation, get in touch with Next Smile Australia.