Missing teeth have an impact on more than your smile. They can hurt your confidence, dental and overall health, and job opportunities. Fortunately, you don’t have to tolerate them. If you’ve been looking for dental solutions in the city, Next Smile Australia can help. We’ll bring back your smile in this vibrant city with our All-on-4® dental implants in Sydney.
It’s easy to find a dentist in Sydney that provides traditional dental implants. Unlike dentures, implants provide permanent, non-removable replacement teeth held in place with a series of titanium screws inserted into the jawbone. Each screw is topped with a “crown”, or artificial tooth.
All-on-4® is an innovative, advanced dental procedure that gives you a brand-new set of permanent teeth. Its key difference from traditional dental implants is that instead of the regular six to eight implants, All-on-4® requires just four for each dental arch to rest on. All-on-4® is a treatment with a 98% success rate, and it comes with several other advantages over older and more invasive procedures.
Next Smile Sydney has highly experienced dentists and staff providing All-on-4® treatments. You’ll find us in Bondi Junction, just a few kilometres away from Australia’s most iconic, widely recognised beach. Sydney has many attractions beyond world-class dental treatments, making it a popular place to stay. Icons like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, shopping, beaches, live entertainment and areas like Darling Harbour and The Rocks with their own charm and character. We’re close to it all, as well as to public transport and many accommodation options.
This blog explores why All-on-4® is such a powerful treatment option and how we deliver All-on-4® dental implants in Sydney that change lives.
What is All-on-4®?
Dr Paulo Malo pioneered the All-on-4® treatment in 1998; since then, hundreds of thousands of patients have been successfully treated with the procedure. While dental implants have traditionally been inserted so that each one supports one artificial tooth (or short “bridge” of teeth), All-on-4® uses a total of four implants to support an entire row of teeth: two at the front and two in the rear.
The process is successful in the vast majority of cases and has many other benefits that more traditional implants don’t. The implants are inserted at specific angles to target where the bone is denser, so there’s no need for procedures like dental bone grafting, which can be uncomfortable and have long recovery periods.
Because it’s a treatment at the forefront of dental knowledge and technology, All-on-4® can provide you with a brand new set of teeth in as little as one day and always within 24 hours. Often, your first set of temporary teeth will be ready as soon as your implant surgery is done, so you can immediately get on with your life and show the world your new smile.
All-on-4® dental implants look just like genuine teeth. Strangers won’t be able to tell that you’ve had any dental work done and will simply think you’ve been taking excellent care of your natural teeth for many years. All the elements involved in creating your new teeth are manufactured by Nobel Biocare, Dr Paulo Malo’s research partners in the development of All-on-4®.
Our Super Clinics feature in-house dental labs so we can ensure every new set of teeth we manufacture meets our high standards of quality, as well as the unique requirements of our patients.
All-on-4® Treatment Timeline
At Next Smile Australia, our highest priority is finding the right treatment for you. That’s why we begin our treatment timeline with a personal consultation. One of our team will meet with you, discuss your dental goals, look into your treatment history and decide your suitability for All-on-4®. We’ll take jawbone scans, digital impressions and photographic imaging and talk you through the process.
If All-on-4® is the right choice for you, we’ll make a tailor-made treatment plan. Using your scans, we’ll begin to craft your first set of provisional teeth.
Four Nobel Biocare implants will be inserted into your jawbone during your surgery. In most cases, your provisional teeth will be ready as soon as your surgery is complete. You’ll be able to eat, drink, smile and socialise again immediately.
As your implants integrate with your jaw and your mouth gets used to your temporary teeth, we’ll be working on creating your permanent teeth. Once your treatment is complete, we’ll help you take care of your new teeth so that they last a lifetime. It’s important to remember that while All-on-4® implants aren’t subject to tooth decay, they still require regular cleaning and check-ups, just like natural teeth.
If you’ve been looking for a dentist in Sydney to restore your smile, the following section covers reasons you should choose Next Smile for All-on-4® dental implants in Sydney.
Transform Your Smile at Next Smile Australia Sydney
Visiting the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience. That’s why Next Smile Sydney makes the experience as calming and positive as possible while ensuring your treatment is delivered efficiently and successfully. The laboratory in which your new teeth are made is located just next door, which keeps communication between the various professionals on our team seamless.
When you book All-on-4® dental implants in Sydney with Next Smile Australia, you’ll be in the capable hands of an experienced team, including owners Dr Larry Benge and Robert Dulieu, dentist Dr Melissa Anderson and treatment co-ordinator Judi Hegarty.
Owner and lead All-on-4® dental surgeon Dr Larry Benge has more than 38 years of experience in dentistry, with an emphasis on reconstructive, aesthetic, implants and All-on-4®. After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1980 with first-class honours in Dental Science, he worked for 35 years at Bond Street Dental, eventually becoming practice principal. He partnered with Dr Malo to bring All-on-4® treatments to Australia and founded Next Smile Sydney alongside Robert Dulieu. He has also built a media career and spent time as a ‘resident dentist’ on 3AW and 2GB. Based in Melbourne, Dr Benge regularly flies to Sydney to perform All-on-4® operations in this city.
Clinic owner Robert Dulieu is a registered dental technician, prosthetist and ceramist interested in dental implant technology. He’s the founder of RWD Dental Image, a leading implant laboratory and training facility. He has written, spoken and taught extensively on ceramic techniques and restorative solutions and served as a consultant and advisor to dental companies and organisations. He has attended a clinical residency at the Malo Clinic in Portugal, receiving personal mentorship from Dr Malo.
Dr Melissa Anderson graduated from Griffith University in 2012 after receiving the award for Academic Excellence three years in a row. Strongly committed to further study and professional development, she has undertaken post-graduate training in surgical and non-surgical dental procedures. She is an accredited provider of Invisalign and SmileStyler® clear aligners. Her wealth of knowledge of restorative and implant dentistry is matched by her passion for the comfort and care of her patients.
Next Smile Sydney is conveniently located at Level 7, 332-342 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction. Our Sydney clinic is one of our many industry-leading super clinics designed to deliver our services in a hygienic, medically regulated environment. Our Super Clinics include in-house dental laboratories, state-of-the-art surgical rooms and in-house x-rays and CBCT scans.
Looking for an All-on-4® dentist in Sydney with a deep understanding and knowledge of their work? Our team at Next Smile guarantees we have the right dental solutions for you and can provide results that will leave you smiling. If you’d like to attend an information session or arrange a personal consultation about All-on-4® dental implants in Sydney, get in touch with us.