December 29, 2022

Why Get All-on-4® in Melbourne?

Have missing teeth taken a toll on your confidence, health and happiness? In Melbourne, you can restore your smile, along with all of those qualities, with All-on-4® treatment.

Losing teeth is a traumatic experience that can impact your self-esteem and overall quality of life, affecting various areas, from socialising to job opportunities. If that’s not bad enough, it also harms your oral health, with bone loss, malocclusion, shifting and gum disease all risks that stem from dental gaps. When gum disease is left unchecked, it can spread bacteria to other parts of the body, causing diseases like cardiovascular disease and endocarditis. Fortunately, there are treatments available for missing teeth that prevent these health problems from getting out of hand.

All-on-4® is a leading-edge form of restorative dentistry far from simply a set of dentures or traditional implants. Faster, longer-lasting and more natural-looking than older alternatives, All-on-4® provides a natural-looking set of brand-new teeth supported by four dental implants.

Next Smile Melbourne offers All-on-4® in Melbourne with Dr Larry Benge, the most experienced All-on-4® surgeon in Australia. In as little as one day, Dr Benge and his hard-working, experienced team will give you back a smile you’ll be proud to show the world.

When you seek treatment in Melbourne, you’ll have access to a wide selection of accommodation options and to the many activities and sights that draw people to this city. Melbourne is beloved for shopping, dining, sport, arts and culture, and Next Smile Melbourne is based in Hawthorn, an inner-city suburb with attractions like Melbourne Tram Museum and Central Gardens Nature Reserve.

Melbourne can also be the place you gain the confidence to share your grin again with Next Smile Australia’s All-on-4® Melbourne treatments.

How is All-on-4® Different to Other Dental Restoration Solutions?

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All-on-4® consistently offers better functionality, look and feel than older and more invasive dental solutions. Unlike most kinds of dentures, these implants are permanently attached and easy to keep clean and healthy with brushing and dental check-ups – just like regular teeth. While other dental treatment options are available, they don’t tend to achieve the same pleasing results as All-on-4®. Bridges often don’t feel like natural teeth and can wear out as the years progress, eventually needing to be replaced. Regular dental implants involve a titanium screw inserted to replace the roots of each tooth lost, capped with a “crown” or artificial tooth. This is often a drawn-out, months-long process that involves a screw inserted for each tooth and long recovery periods. Sometimes bone grafting is involved too.

All-on-4® approaches things differently. Pioneered by Dr Paulo Malo in partnership with Nobel Biocare, All-on-4® treatments use only four titanium implants – two at the front and two at the back – to support an entire bridge of teeth.

Next Smile Australia’s approach is called ‘The Malo Protocol’, a two-bridge process. Your first ‘bridge’ – or provisional set of dentures – is worn for three to six months, so your new implants have a chance to fuse with the bone. After completing this process, you’ll receive your ‘final bridge’: your new permanent teeth.

Advantages of All-on-4® Melbourne and the Malo Protocol include

A 98% success rate

Long-term studies have shown that for most patients, All-on-4® implants are an effective, long-lasting solution.

No bone grafts are required

All-on-4® implants are positioned in areas where the jawbone has sufficient mass to support implants. There’s no need for dental bone grafting procedures that can be painful (especially if the bone comes from your own body) and add months to your recovery time.

A new smile in as little as one day

Often, you’ll receive your first set of temporary teeth on the same day as your surgery, but always within 24 hours.

Advanced techniques and technology

Using the most innovative tools and solutions offered by Dr Malo and Nobel Biocare, Next Smile Australia will guarantee your treatment is as quick, comfortable and effective as possible.

Why You Should Choose Next Smile Australia Melbourne

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Next Smile Australia’s team at our All-on-4® clinic in Melbourne are experienced, trustworthy providers of the All-on-4® treatment. In fact, owner and lead All-on-4® dental surgeon Dr Larry Benge is one of the most knowledgeable and accomplished All-on-4® providers you’re likely to come across. As a founder of Next Smile Australia, he partnered with Dr Malo to bring All-on-4®’s procedures and technology to the country.

Since graduating with first-class honours in Dental Science from the University of Melbourne in 1980, Dr Benge has worked in dentistry for over 40 years and changed the lives of countless patients with All-on-4® and other restorative and implant techniques. Formerly the Principal of Bond Street Dental Malo Clinic, he has studied, lectured and published here and abroad. He’s also the founder of the Victorian Centre of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.

Dr Benge divides his time between Melbourne and Sydney, where he travels to perform surgeries at our All-on-4® clinic in Bondi. At Next Smile Melbourne, he’s joined by fellow owner and lead All-on-4® dental surgeon Dr Brian Johnston and treatment co-ordinator Maggie Topic. Together, our Melbourne team work hard to provide the highest quality of All-on-4® Melbourne treatment. Our purpose-built, cutting-edge All-on-4® Super Clinic features an in-house laboratory, making the entire process more efficient and seamless for you.

Our All-on-4® clinic is located at 455 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, VIC, close to public transport and accommodation options in Melbourne. Whether you’re a visitor or local to this city, if you’re looking for All-on-4® Melbourne treatment, Next Smile is here to assist. We’d be happy to discuss with you to see if All-on-4® is the right treatment for you. If it is, your journey to a bright new smile with us begins.

Next Smile Australia Melbourne is Your Go-To All-on-4® Clinic

At Next Smile Australia, our priority is the treatment option that best suits your needs. If that’s All-on-4®, we’ll walk you through the process and assess the current state of your smile. We’ll efficiently and empathetically carry out a tailor-made treatment plan that includes everything from pre-surgery to aftercare. We’ll also do it in Melbourne, a city that may be home for you but is well worth a stay even if you’re just visiting.

We know that cost is a huge consideration for many people these days, so we offer payment plans through third-party providers starting from as little as $140 per week.

While there are other dental providers that offer All-on-4® treatments, Next Smile Australia has a personal association with Dr Malo and a long history of proven results. Our dentists and surgeons are driven not only by a passion for All-on-4® but by core values such as empathy, dedication, honesty and a willingness to remain at the forefront of the industry.

Our Super Clinics are equipped with the highest grade of medically regulated surgery theatres and technology: in-house x-rays, CBCT scans, safety and diagnostic tools and everything else necessary to ensure the procedure runs smoothly.

If you’d like to know more about All-on-4® Melbourne treatment, attend an information session or arrange a personal consultation, get in touch with us.