February 24, 2023

What Happens in Your All-on-4® Consultation at Next Smile Australia?

If you dread going to the dentist, the idea of a consultation for dental reconstruction may sound like a daunting prospect. You may have understandable concerns about what might happen during the procedure, whether or not you’ll be comfortable and how much it will cost. Next Smile prefers to make the process as easy and pleasant for you as possible. Let’s begin with some good news: if you have missing teeth, an All-on-4® consultation is the first step to regaining a smile you can be confident showing to the world.

There are many reasons why people of all ages can be missing all or most of their teeth: genetics, lifestyle, injury, and illness. Gaps in your smile can affect more than your looks and confidence; they can also be bad for your health. The remaining teeth can shift out of place to fill the gaps, causing irregular bites, headaches and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. The jaw bone can grow weaker, putting the remaining teeth in jeopardy.

Fortunately, there are solutions. If you’ve been seeking the proper treatment for your dental issues, you’ve likely heard about dental implants. Dental implants are essentially artificial teeth, but instead of false teeth that can easily be removed, they’re placed permanently in the jawbone in a series of minor operations. First, a specialised dental implant that resembles a screw is inserted into the jaw where the tooth’s roots were. Then, the bone is left to grow around it before a crown is attached to the top.

As effective as dental implants are, the procedure can have a slow recovery time, which is stretched out even further if you require bone grafting.

There’s a way to achieve a brand-new, natural-looking smile in as little as 24 hours. The path to getting there starts with an All-on-4® consultation.

What is All-on-4®?

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All-on-4® is an advanced restorative dental procedure that involves replacing an entire “bridge” or row of teeth on four implants rather than one for each tooth. The name All-on-4® comes from the fact that a stunning-looking new set of teeth is supported by just two implants in the back and two at the front.

Dr Paulo Malo, one of the world leaders in dental implants, pioneered the All-on-4® treatment in 1998. At Next Smile Australia, we use his treatment process known as the Malo Protocol. This two-bridge approach has a proven 98% success rate supported by decades of clinical data, and it’s changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

The Malo Protocol is a two-stage method for delivering All-on-4® treatment. In stage one, you will receive the implants and your first set of teeth, a “provisional bridge” intended to be left in place for three to six months. As your mouth heals and the implants fuse to the bone, you’ll already have had time to experience the tangible benefits and confidence of a brand-new smile.

After three to six months, you’re ready for stage two: your final bridge or the fitting of your new permanent teeth. Next Smile dental laboratories then create a new set of teeth for you using the highest quality Nobel Biocare materials tailored to your particular needs and goals.

The All-on-4® treatment has several benefits that make it a uniquely effective form of dental reconstruction. It can provide you with a totally natural-looking new set of teeth, sometimes immediately upon waking up from your surgery, but always within a 24-hour timeframe. There’s no need for uncomfortable or invasive procedures such as bone grafting, as the implants are directed into the bone of high quality of your jawbone. And when you book an All-on-4® consultation with Next Smile, you can feel secure that you’ll receive the highest possible quality of dental treatment with the latest state-of-the-art technology.

What Happens in Your Consultation?

Your Next Smile All-on-4® consultation is your very first step to a smile that will last for the rest of your life. A smile that you can show off to the world and really take pride in. But we’ll never pressure or rush you into treatment. The choice is always up to you, and if money is an issue, we have payment plans through third-party providers offering options starting from as little as $140 a week.

At the Next Smile clinic of your choice (or an Accredited Partner clinic), you’ll meet with a dentist from our team. We’ll have a brief and friendly chat in which we dive into your dental and medical history. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment so we can learn about your background and assess how we can best treat your dental condition.

We’ll take scans of your jawbone, digital impressions and photographic imagining to assess the state of your smile accurately.

Once we’ve assessed your situation, we’ll advise you on your suitability for All-on-4® treatment. If we find the procedure suitable for you, the next step is a personalised treatment plan.

Book a Consultation at Your Nearest Next Smile Australia Super Clinic

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All-on-4® is a form of restorative dental treatment which focuses on the repair and restoration of damaged or missing teeth. But it’s also an innovative medical procedure that pushes the field of dental reconstruction beyond the boundaries of what may previously have been considered possible.

Next Smile isn’t the only clinic in the country offering All-on-4® treatment, but we are the clinic that helped bring the procedure to Australia alongside Dr Malo. Dr Malo trains all our dentists and surgeons, and we use his very own clinically proven Malo protocol, the gold standard for All-on-4® treatment.

Patient experience is our top priority. Our focus on your needs and comfort is the driving force behind the values that guide us as an organisation. Our relationship with you as a patient is warm, straightforward and attentive, committed to your comfort level and the quality of your treatment.

You can seek treatment at one of our industry-leading Super Clinics, medically-regulated environments designed to be clean and comfortable. If you don’t live anywhere near a major city, our Accredited Partners offer the same standard of treatment further afield.

When you meet with us for an All-on-4® consultation, we focus on creating a personalised solution for you. Our in-house Nobel Biocare labs develop the highest quality of All-on-4® artificial teeth, which look entirely realistic and that you can clean the same way as natural teeth. Scheduled appointments before creating your final bridge will help ensure you’ll be satisfied with the result.

Our surgeries take place inside our award-winning All-on-4® clinics. These clinics have purpose-built surgical theatres offering the highest cleanliness, comfort and technology. Facilities include in-house dental laboratories, top-quality diagnostic equipment, X-rays and CBCT scans. With end-to-end patient comfort a priority, you will feel looked after and supported in these well-regulated clinics.

If you’d like to find out more about restorative dental treatment with Next Smile Australia, attend an information session or arrange an All-on-4® consultation, get in touch.