July 10, 2023

Why You Should Consider All-on-4® Instead of Multiple Traditional Dental Implants in Adelaide

In Australia, missing teeth are more common than many people may think. Conditions like hypodontia and CMT (congenitally missing teeth) can cause gaps from birth, and issues like advanced tooth decay, illness, and injury can lead them to fall out later in life. If you’ve been living with missing or badly damaged teeth, you’ve probably already spent time looking into options for restoring your smile or building the smile you’ve never had.

The options are certainly out there, from dentures to dental bridges. But for a new set of permanent teeth that don’t require removal for cleaning or when you go to sleep at night, the most common option is traditional dental implants.

Getting traditional dental implants involves replacing each missing tooth one by one with a series of titanium screws placed in the jawbone. Traditional dental implants are a reliable, popular option that looks, feels, and functions like regular teeth. They’re effective but can make for a drawn-out treatment process with a lengthy recovery time, especially if a problem such as lack of jawbone density makes dental bone grafting necessary.

If you only have a few teeth that need replacing,  traditional dental implants are likely to be the right choice for you. But what if you need to replace all or most of your teeth? Should you commit to a series of traditional dental implant procedures, or is there a more convenient way to approach the problem?

All-on-4® can provide you with a new, fully-functioning set of teeth almost instantly in 24 hours. It’s a restorative dental procedure pioneered by Dr Paulo Malo in 1998 and has successfully treated hundreds of thousands of patients since. You can gain a brand new smile with All-on-4® in Next Smile Adelaide.

Despite being common, missing teeth aren’t an issue you should just ignore. A new smile will do more than enhance your confidence; it will protect you from the other dental and overall health consequences that may arise from leaving missing teeth untreated.

So which option should you choose:  All-on-4® or traditional dental implants in Adelaide?

Multiple Traditional Dental Implants

When you get a traditional dental implant, a titanium screw is inserted into your jawbone to replace the roots of the missing tooth. Once the screw has had a chance to fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration, you’ll be ready for your dentist to add the artificial tooth to the top.

“Full mouth dental implants” refers to the process of replacing every lost tooth in a patient’s mouth with a series of traditional dental implants.

Traditional dental implants look, feel, and function like normal teeth, and you can clean them as you would your natural set. With the proper care, they can last for decades or even a whole lifetime. On the downside, the whole process of getting traditional dental implants from beginning to end is a long one requiring multiple appointments and plenty of healing and recovery time. If your jawbone is lacking in bone density, bone grafting may be required, which draws recovery out further. 

Traditional dental implants may be a good option for you, particularly if you’re not missing many teeth. There are many options for affordable, high-quality dental implants in Adelaide.

Why All-on-4®? 

Next Smile Australia provides All-on-4® in Adelaide. But what is that, and what benefits can it provide for you?

All-on-4® is a dental restoration solution that involves using only four implants, two at the front and two at the back on one jawbone, to support an entire “bridge” or arch of new teeth. The fact that the procedure only requires four implants is the main factor that makes All-on-4® different from regular dental implants. The difference between an implant for each missing tooth and a full bridge on just four implants in one jawbone is major, as you’ll see from the unique advantages of All-on-4® in Adelaide. 

The benefits of All-on-4® 

The benefits of All-on-4® in Adelaide include the following:

A proven 98% success rate

Studies have shown All-on-4® 's implants are successful in the majority of cases.

A new smile in 24 hours

All-on-4® is delivered in two stages: a set of provisional teeth to wear for three to six months during the osseointegration process, followed by a set of final teeth. In many cases, your provisional teeth will be ready for you as soon as you wake up from your implant surgery and never more than 24 hours afterwards.

No need for dental bone grafting

All-on-4® implants are inserted to target stronger areas of your jawbone, meaning there’s no need for procedures like dental bone grafting. This means fewer appointments, a lot less discomfort, and a shorter process overall.

A faster recovery time

All-on-4® has a far shorter recovery time in general compared to traditional dental implants. While there’s still a recovery period, as with any kind of surgery, you’ll be ready to flash the world your new smile the moment you step out of the Super Clinic.

State-of-the-art technology and techniques

Since helping to bring All-on-4® to Australia, Next Smile Australia has remained front and centre when it comes to being on top of new innovations and developments.

Am I suitable for All-on-4®?

The best way to determine if you’re suitable for All-on-4® in Adelaide is to book an appointment with Next Smile Australia. One of our dental surgeons will take a look at your medical and dental history and assess your suitability for the procedure.

However, a good rule of thumb is that if you only have one or two missing teeth, you’d be better off with traditional dental implants in Adelaide.

All-on-4® in Adelaide, however, is likely to be the best possible treatment for you if:

  • You have multiple missing or badly damaged teeth caused by injury, trauma, decay, etc.
  • You have advanced gum disease.
  • You can’t have your teeth restored by traditional means or don’t see any benefits to doing so.
  • You currently wear ill-fitting dentures.

You don’t necessarily need to have an entire arch that needs replacing to benefit from All-on-4® in Adelaide, but you need to have multiple teeth that require replacing.

Book an Appointment at Next Smile Australia Adelaide

If you’re ready to renew your smile, the competent team at Next Smile Australia Adelaide is ready to help.

The four lead dental surgeons at our Adelaide Super Clinic, Dr Ian Bills, Dr Evan Jones, Dr Edward Pitts, and Dr Nicholas Wood, have a keen interest in restorative dentistry and the innovative All-on-4® treatment process. The combined experience of the Next Smile Australia Adelaide team is unparalleled in South Australia.

The four dental surgeons and their outstanding team work hard to make your experience as friendly, safe, and comfortable as it can be. Like our other Super Clinics, Next Smile Australia Adelaide has an on-site dental laboratory and surgical room with equipment such as in-house X-rays and CBCT scans. Every stage of your treatment, from your initial consultation to the day of your surgery, will take place under one roof in the hands of highly trained and experienced professionals.  

For more information about All-on-4® in Adelaide or to book a personal consultation, contact Next Smile Australia.