What is the All-On-4 treatment?
All-On-4 was developed over a decade ago by Paulo Malo and the Malo Clinic team.
This form of full arch teeth replacements are the precursor to a permanent solution to tooth loss. All-On-4 treatment is a stage of the full arch rehabilitation treatment used to replace missing dental arches, and saves patients from needing temporary dentures whilst waiting for their implants to integrate with the bone, a process known as osseointegration.
All-On-4 serves as the revolutionary way for dentists to replace missing teeth; no longer do patients need to worry about clumsy dentures or uncomfortable dental solutions whilst waiting for their new set of teeth, they are able to have a solution similar to the one they will end up with right from the start.
All-On-4 combines comfort and aesthetics into one solution which also enables patients to once again have a completely functioning and natural smile once again.
The All-On-4 treatment process at City Smiles
At City Smiles, we can get you on the path to restoring your smile in just one to three days using the patented All-On-4 technology.
For patients who visit looking to get All-On-4 treatment, the process involves a series of different stages. If everything goes well, All-On-4 can be done in one day, however it is usually expected to take 1 to 3 days. This is because there is always the chance of complications arising due to the nature of the treatment plan.
The steps of the treatment are:
- The initial consultation
- Dental x-rays
- Dental impressions
- Tooth extractions (if necessary)
- Placement of implants
- Inserting the All-On-4 device
- Trying the All-On-4 device
During your free initial consultation, we will assess your suitability for All-On-4. We must ensure you have sufficient bone dentistry to support the dental implants. If you do not, bone grafting will need to take place.
The All On 4 treatment is only seen as a solution that lasts 6 months due to the process of osseointegration and the materials used in the treatment. This process needs at least 3 months to take place, as bone cells grow around the threads of the implants which have been used for the treatment.
How much does All-On-4 cost?
At City Smiles, our commitment to you is to deliver quality dental services at a highly competitive price. With this ethos, you can replace your missing teeth with All-On-4 and other state of the art full arch restoration options at a reasonable cost.
There are a few options when it comes to All-On-4 dental implants, and we will be able to guide you through the choices that fit into your budget.
Some of the options include the fixed Nobel-PROCERA bridge with titanium milled bar or precision-milled zirconia bridge.
It’s about improving your oral health
With the All-On-4 dental implant treatment, patients can replace their entire arch with fixed teeth on dental implants to achieve a beautiful smile on a solid foundation. After all, dental implants are the closest things to actually having natural teeth, and this is possible without the use of clunky dentures and other temporary measures before transitioning to a full dental arch replacement.
All our lab work is done in Melbourne using the latest technology and materials of the highest quality.
What is the recovery process like for All-On-4?
There is not a recovery phase as such for All-On-4 treatment due to the nature of the treatment. There is, however, the need for follow up appointments to check that everything is working as planned with your new All-On-4 device, and healing well.
From there, the device needs to be maintained regularly through dental checkups to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. Your dentist will perform the appropriate checks on the device whenever you go for a general check up and clean.
How do I take care of my All-On-4 treatment?
Taking care of your All-On-4 dental implants is much like taking care of your natural teeth, just because they can’t get cavities like natural teeth, it doesn’t mean they don’t need to be cleaned.
You will still need to brush twice and floss your implants daily for good long term results. If you do not do this, you will still be at risk of conditions such as gum disease and tooth decay.
Taking care of your prosthetic teeth will ensure they last as long as possible, or in the case of full arch restorations, for the rest of your life. Failure to maintain your full arch restoration may result in additional complications further down the line, or even necessitate a full replacement at a large cost.
All-On-Four in Melbourne
Are you interested in receiving all-on-4 treatment at City Smiles in Melbourne’s CBD? If so, we recommend that you get in touch with our experienced team by contacting us.