December 28, 2022

Why Get All-on-4® in Wollongong?

If missing teeth have left you reluctant to show your smile, solutions are available. You can reclaim your sense of self-confidence, your happiness, and health with All-on-4®. And whether you’re a local on the South Coast of NSW or just there for a visit, you can access All-on-4® in Wollongong.

Losing teeth is a traumatic experience. And it can affect not only your physical appearance and sense of self-assurance but your oral and overall health. The University of Louisville School of Dentistry has said missing teeth should be treated as a chronic medical condition. Left untreated, gaps in your smile can cause shifting teeth, malocclusion, weakened jawbone and gum disease. Gum disease can lead to complications and conditions elsewhere in the body if allowed to spread.

When it comes to treating tooth loss, dental implants are a more straightforward treatment than dentures or bridges, yet they often still require bone grafting and long recovery periods. Traditional dental implants involve a series of titanium screws inserted into the jawbone to take the place of each tooth’s roots. An artificial tooth or “crown” is then attached to the top.

All-on-4® is different. It’s an advanced form of restorative dentistry in which just four implants support a new set of flawless teeth. And it’s available at Next Smile Wollongong.

Wollongong is one of Australia’s best-kept secrets, just 80 km south of Sydney. This small coastal city is full of opportunities to relax, unwind and enjoy the moment, from 17 patrolled beaches to rock pools, hiking tracks and the leisure activities of Lake Illawarra. Next Smile Wollongong is located in the suburb of Corrimal, close to Towradgi Beach, with its saltwater rock pool and recreation options.

If All-on-4® is the right treatment for you, our All-on-4® clinic in Wollongong is here to restore your smile.

What is All-on-4®?

Dr Paulo Malo developed the All-on-4® treatment in 1998 in partnership with research sponsor Nobel Biocare. It’s a revolutionary approach to traditional implants involving only four implants – two at the front and two at the back – supporting an entire bridge of teeth. This makes for an easier implant process and a faster recovery time, with a brand-new set of teeth that usually arrives on the same day as your implant surgery.

The benefits of being treated by All-on-4® in Wollongong include

A proven 98% success rate

Long-term studies of the All-on-4® treatment method indicate that in 98% of cases, the treatment stays successful over the long term.

No bone grafts

Bone grafting is often used in traditional implants to add density to the jaw in areas where the bone has been lost. It’s a time-consuming procedure that can add months of extra recovery. All-on-4® only uses four implants and positions them into areas where the bone is denser, avoiding the need for grafting entirely.

Smile again in only one day

Usually, your first set of temporary teeth will be ready as soon as you’ve finished your implant surgery. If not, the longest you’ll have to wait for a new set is 24 hours. You can show the world your smile in just a day.  

Completely natural-looking teeth

With All-on-4®, your implants will be so authentic-looking that strangers won’t be able to tell you’ve had any dental work done. They’ll just think you’ve looked after your teeth well over the years.

Advanced technology, advanced techniques

Next Smile and Nobel Biocare are at the forefront of advancements in technology and treatment techniques. We draw upon these innovations to provide you with the best dental care.

Easy to care for

All-on-4® implants are permanent and don’t require any special treatment. All you have to do is regularly clean them and get check-ups, much like your natural teeth.

What is the Next Smile difference?

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Next Smile Australia isn't the only clinic offering All-on-4®, but we’re one of the few that can claim to be “Malo-trained and certified” and the only one with surgeons that Dr Malo himself has personally approved.

The Next Smile difference is in our approach. Pioneered by Dr Malo himself, it’s fittingly called ‘The Malo Protocol’. The Malo Protocol carries out your treatment in two stages. In the first stage of the process, you’ll receive your first set of teeth: a ‘provisional bridge’ to be left in place for three to six months. Once the implants have had time to fuse with your jawbone (osseointegration), you’ll be ready for the second stage of the treatment: your complete set of permanent teeth.

The Malo Protocol uses the highest quality technology, designed by Dr Malo and manufactured by Nobel Biocare.

Dr Malo has personally trained and mentored all of Next Smile Australia’s dentists and worked with Next Smile founder Dr Larry Benge to bring the treatment to Australia.

Other clinics may offer All-on-4® too, but it’s worth investigating their history. Do they have as much experience or training with the treatment, and have they changed as many lives with it?  

Benefits of Choosing Next Smile Australia Wollongong

Next Smile Wollongong is an All-on-4® clinic providing the latest technology and treatments to locals and visitors alike, with a professional and empathetic approach.

Owner and lead All-on-4® dental surgeon Dr Barry Phelan graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s leading university. His interest in restorative and implant dentistry has led him to seek further study and qualifications in these fields. He’s a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the world’s leading dental implant organisation and largest provider of dental implant education. Since 2013, he has placed more than 1000 implants.

The Benefits of choosing Next Smile Wollongong for your All-on-4® Wollongong treatment include

  • Friendly, professional and experienced treatment from Dr Barry Phelan and treatment co-ordinator Jasmine Hickson.
  • All the benefits of a Next Smile Super Clinic, such as high-grade technology, including an on-site CBCT scanner.
  • A stunning smile in one day in a hygienic, medically regulated environment.
  • An accessible location at 426 Princes Highway Corrimal NSW 2518, close to attractions and beautiful sights in the Wollongong region.
  • Access to All-on-4® in a regional area if you can’t make it to Sydney.

Transform Your Smile at Next Smile Australia Wollongong

Our Next Smile Super Clinics are designed to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. When you seek out All-on-4® in Wollongong, we’ll ensure you receive the highest quality of treatment and a smile you’ll be proud to show the world.

It’s not just the quality of our dentistry that makes us different. All staff at Next Smile Australia are guided by a set of values, including empathy, honesty and dedication.

Our Super Clinics come equipped with purpose-built surgical theatres designed for the highest infection control and quality of care. These clinics come with in-house x-rays and CBCT scans, hospital-grade surgical rooms, in-house dental labs and ongoing support programs.

If you can’t make it to a Super Clinic, our Accredited Partners bring the same quality of care further afield. We also offer payment plans through third-party providers to make paying for your treatment more manageable.

To find out more about All-on-4® Wollongong, attend an information session or arrange a personal consultation, get in touch.