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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that All-on-4® is a significant investment. You may have more questions you want answering before booking your no-obligation consultation with us, which is why we have compiled our most common FAQs below.

Understandably, we have a range of frequently asked questions from potential patients and current patients. One of our most common FAQs is, “Am I a good candidate for All-on-4®?” It all depends on your situation, as everyone is different!

Take a look at our other FAQs below to learn more about All-on-4® and Next Smile Australia.

Am I a good candidate for All-on-4® dental implants?

Many factors may affect your suitability for the All-on-4® dental implant procedure.

To carefully assess your situation and determine your suitability, a Next Smile Australia dental surgeon will carefully examine your medical and dental health and history, carry out a detailed oral examination, including a CT scan of your jaw bones, photographic assessment and in many cases a digital preliminary imprint of your mouth.

Considering the results of your initial assessment, they will then recommend a tailor-made treatment solution for you.

Why are dental implants a better alternative to dentures and bridges?

Some people cope well with dentures, others do not. Dentures have been available for hundreds of years. They work by adhesion in your mouth and the success of dentures may be dependent upon the amount of residual bone post extraction of your teeth. They may also be affected by the amount and consistency of your saliva. In most cases, as the length of time you are missing your teeth increases, the bone levels continue to shrink and may cause more difficulty in stabilising your dentures.

Dental implants and the All-on-4® treatment options allow the bridge of teeth to be fixed to the dental implants (foundations) and therefore provide improved stability compared with dentures. Once the teeth are attached to the implants, they have the same stability as your natural teeth but will feel different as all the teeth are connected together in a bridge scenario. There are no individual teeth in the All-on-4® treatment options. As the teeth are attached to the implants you should enjoy a better outcome in terms of functionality and appearance.

All-on-4® may provide you with an easier cleaning and maintenance regime, which is essential to their longevity. They are designed to function similarly to your own teeth and provide confidence that there is stability of the teeth when biting, chewing, smiling, laughing and playing sport.

All-on-4® treatment options allows us to treat many patients without the need for complex bone grafting as the All-on-4® Malo Protocol we follow was developed to use only your remaining bone.

How long does the All-on-4® Dental Implants procedure take?

Following your initial consultation with our experienced dental teams you will be provided with detailed treatment plans for your surgery and rehabilitation. Once you have made a decision on your treatment options you will be provided with a timeline for your treatment.

All-on-4® generally has a 1-3 hour operation time, depending upon the number of jaws you treat and in most cases the temporary teeth are provided on the same day. In some cases we may need to insert the teeth on the second day, within 24 hours of surgery.

Do dental implants last forever?

Dental implants are generally a long-term solution for your dental restoration. They do not last forever and the length of time they last may be affected by a number of circumstances.

Long term results may be dependent on your oral health habits, lifestyle and medications that you are taking now or in the future and your current and future medical health.

What is the average cost of an All-on-4® Dental Implants procedure?

Understandably, this is one of our most frequently asked questions. During an initial All-on-4® consultation at a Next Smile Australia clinic near you, we fully examine your dental health and if we establish that All-on-4® is suitable for you, then we provide you with a detailed treatment plan and corresponding costs.

It is important you understand what you are receiving for your All-on-4® treatment option. At Next Smile Australia we are committed to transparency and providing a detailed outline of your costs.

For more details on costs, click here.

About Us

Here at Next Smile Australia, we are guided by a set of values that place our patients at the centre of everything we do.

Learn more about us below.

Next Smile Australia All-on-4® Dental Implants Super Clinics

Our industry-leading Super Clinics are surgery-grade environments designed to provide our patients with the highest level of care. One thing about us is that our top priority is patient care and comfort. Our Super Clinics give our patients the confidence and assurance that their procedure is safe, professional and highly regulated.

Next Smile Accredited Partners

If you don’t live near one of our All-on-4® Super Clinics, our Accredited Partners offer the ease of accessing our advanced treatments locally. All Accredited Partners offer the skills, knowledge, experience and care that Next Smile Australia is renowned for.

Next Smile Australia Labs

Our in-house labs create the highest quality Nobel Biocare All-on-4® teeth and give us the flexibility to design a tailored solution just for you.

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more about All-on-4® Dental Implants treatment plans.

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