The All-On-4 procedure is the best option for permanently replacing your teeth. These dentures will not slip or click out of place, instead they will feel permanent giving you the comfort and aesthetics similar to natural teeth.
- No more removable dentures
- Long term permanent solution
- Speak with confidence
- Fast recovery time
- Eat whatever you want
- Improve your quality of life
Next Smile™ All-on-4® Centre
Next Smile™ All-on-4® Centre is the leading Australian provider of the world-renowned All-on-4® dental implant procedure, pioneered by Dr Paulo Malo.
Next Smile™ All-on-4® Centres perform All-on-4® all day every day in a safe surgical theatre and patient environment, delivering patients an All-on-4® outcome using the only clinically proven Malo Protocol.
What is All-on-4® & Why Next Smile™?
The All-on-4® treatment concept is a restorative dental implant solution that offers a permanent, fixed alternative to dentures. All-on-4® involves the replacement of all teeth on only four dental implants to support the new, natural-looking teeth. Our innovative techniques and the use of superior materials help to overcome bone deficiencies and reduce the need for invasive and time-consuming bone grafts.
Compared to older treatment methods, All-on-4® not only reduces the number of implants required but increases the success rate and provides for simpler maintenance and easier cleaning.
Dental implants – small titanium fixtures inserted directly into the upper or lower jawbone – have long been the bedrock of any restorative dental procedure. They are used to support a single tooth or ‘bridge’ of teeth. This same principle works when we are required to replace a full set of teeth (a full-arch rehabilitation), but there is no need to place an implant under every single tooth. With the All-on-4® treatment, only two implants at the front and two at the back are required to secure and support the entire ‘bridge’ of prosthetic teeth.
Implants can be inserted at an angle which allows us to avoid sections of the jawbone with poor bone quality. As a result, there is no need for bone grafting and the entire healing process is expedited. You can have your new teeth fitted within 24 hours of the surgery. The All-on-4® treatment’s minimalist approach means fewer implants and more flexibility to design the best-tailored solution for you.
Thanks to the innovative technique developed by Dr Paulo Malo, and the use of superior materials by Nobel Biocare, All-on-4® has become known around the world as the life-changing dental treatment that delivers “new teeth in a day”.
The Malo Protocol used by Next Smile™ All-on-4® Centres and Local Access Partners is a two-bridge protocol used as part of a patient’s All-On-4® treatment. It was developed by Dr Paulo Malo and has a clinically proven 98% success rate*.
Next Smile™ Local Access Partner
At Geelong Dental Centre, we are delighted to be a Next Smile™ All-on-4® Local Access Partner and work very closely with our surgical partner, Next Smile™ Ballarat All-on-4® Centre.
We have been selected and trained to undertake parts of All-on-4® treatment, including initial consultation and assessment, post-surgical reviews and the fitting of your final and permanent new teeth after a three to six-month-long healing period.
As a Next Smile™ patient of ours, you will then only need to attend our Next Smile™ Ballarat Surgical Centre for the day of your surgery. Our very own Dr Andrew Welsh, who fits your new teeth works very closely with Dr Brian Johnston and his surgical team in Ballarat to ensure you receive a great and predictable outcome and experience.
*Malo P, de Araújo Nobre M, Lopes A, Moss SM, Molina GJ. A longitudinal study of the survival of All-on-4 implants in the mandible with up to 10 years of follow-up. J Am Dent Assoc 2011;142:310-204