May 3, 2023

What is the Process of Full Mouth Restoration on the Gold Coast?

If you’ve been living with missing teeth, a new beginning is possible in a place where many people come to pursue their dreams: the Gold Coast.

Sometimes dental damage has progressed too far for treatments like fillings and dental implants to resolve it, and it’s become necessary to rebuild instead. Multiple missing or badly damaged teeth can make you feel like no options are left. But there are. This is where full mouth restoration enters the discussion.

Restoring your smile is more than a cosmetic concern. While it possibly improve your self-confidence – and even your employment prospects – perhaps the biggest benefit of full mouth restoration is its impact on your overall health. A single missing tooth can impact your remaining teeth, spiralling into further problems in the rest of the body. In the worst-case scenario, bacteria in open gum pockets can cause gum disease, spreading to other areas of your system. This can result in serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Full mouth restoration can also be referred to as reconstruction or rehabilitation. But what does it involve, and where can you find full mouth restoration on Gold Coast?
An internationally famous tourist destination well-known for beaches, theme parks and shopping, the Gold Coast is also a hub for medical innovation. It’s a natural fit if you wish to combine a leading-edge medical treatment with a seaside break. Now you can embrace the benefits of full mouth restoration on the Gold Coast.

What is Full Mouth Restoration?

Full mouth restoration is the process of rebuilding or reconstructing an entire mouthful of teeth, including both the upper and lower jaws. As you can imagine, this isn’t one procedure but a combination of different ones, requiring strategic teamwork from multiple dental professionals that potentially includes dental surgeons, periodontists, orthodontists and more. It frequently consists of a combination of treatments, including dental implants, root canals, bone grafting, fillings, bridges and more.

At Next Smile’s All-on-4® Super Clinics, we practice a unique form of full mouth restoration called the All-on-4® treatment. Pioneered by Dr Paulo Malo in 1998, All-on-4® is an advanced form of restorative dental treatment that can give patients a new smile in as little as one day.

All-on-4® is similar to dental implants in their traditional form except with some key differences that benefit you as a patient. The main one is that while dental implants traditionally use a titanium screw to support each tooth, All-on-4® rests on just four implants – two at the front and two at the back on each jawbone. This approach makes for a faster healing period and avoids the need for uncomfortable procedures like dental bone grafting, which drag the healing on even further.

Our All-on-4® Super Clinics follow ‘The Malo Protocol’, a two-bridge treatment process created by Dr Malo. All-on-4® properly performed with the Malo Protocol has a 98% success rate.

During stage one of the protocol, you receive your first set of teeth, a “provisional bridge” worn for three to six months while your jawbone fuses with the implants. Once that’s complete, you’re ready for stage two: your “final bridge” or final set of teeth.

How Much Does Full Mouth Restoration Cost?

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Through Next Smile Australia, full mouth restoration on the Gold Coast has an all-inclusive treatment cost of $27,000. This includes everything from your initial consultation to a personalised treatment plan, dental implant surgery and aftercare.

If this is too much to pay all at once, we offer treatment plans through third-party providers starting from as little as $140 a week. A five per cent discount is also available when you make an upfront payment on a single or a double arch. If you’re working with a limited budget, chat with us, and we’ll do our best to assist you. We want to ensure full mouth restoration on the Gold Coast is within your reach.

While other clinics may offer cheaper rates upfront, it’s worth remembering that they may be hiding further costs down the line. They also may not be operating to the high standards of a treatment plan like the Malo Protocol.

Treatment Timeline of Full Mouth Restoration

When you embark on your journey of full mouth restoration on Gold Coast with Next Smile Australia, we personalise your treatment timeline. It starts with a one-on-one conversation during which one of our staff members gets to know more about your background and dental history. We take scans and digital impressions, and if you’re found to be a suitable candidate for All-on-4®, a treatment plan is prepared for you.

On the day of your surgery, four implants made from the highest quality materials from Nobel Biocare (Dr Malo’s research partner) are inserted into your jawbone. We’ll often provide you with your first set of provisional teeth usually as soon as you wake up from your surgery, but always within 24 hours.

As you enjoy being able to use your new provisional teeth, we’ll be making and refining your final set of teeth in one of our in-house labs.

If you’re in the South East Queensland area – or don’t mind a little travel – why not book that initial consultation for full mouth restoration on Gold Coast with Next Smile Australia?

Transform Your Smile at Next Smile Australia

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Next Smile Australia's clinics have state-of-the-art technology and facilities and experienced and empathetic staff that prioritise your comfort and care. Our Super Clinics are hygienic and medically regulated and include equipment like X-rays and CBCT scans to keep all of your appointments under one roof. Our in-house dental laboratories are the environments in which your All-on-4® are created using Nobel Biocare materials, and our purpose-built surgical rooms ensure you receive safe care and treatment.

Our staff members take company values such as honesty, integrity and a non-judgmental approach very seriously and will always guarantee a safe and calm experience for you.

If you’d like to learn more about the All-on-4® treatment for full mouth restoration on Gold Coast or arrange a personal consultation, contact the Next Smile Australia team.