Malo Clinic Sydney

All-On-4 Dental Implants Sydney

The time when only normal dental implants were an option in Sydney has long passed, because there are some alternatives available to patients who are not eligible for normal dental implants, for example due to a lack of jawbone. The all-on-4 dental implant technique offers patients the ability to regain the function of their mouth with replacement teeth that look and feel natural. Want to find out more about this revolutionary procedure? Read the information provided by the Malo Clinic below to find out everything you need to know about all-on-4 dental implants.

Which Patients Could Benefit from All-On-4 Dental Implants from the Malo Clinic?

There are numerous patients who could potentially benefit from an all-on-4 dental implant treatment. The first group of patients are those who have lost their own teeth some time ago and currently wear dentures as a replacement. However, some of these patients may not feel comfortable with these dentures and may look at dental implant treatment as a more permanent alternative.

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The second group of patients that could benefit from all-on-four are patients who are about to lose a large number of teeth. As you may know already, the loss of teeth can also lead to a loss of jawbone over a certain period of time, considering the jawbone loses its function as soon as the teeth are removed. While some patients look to dentures as a treatment, other patients will look at all-on-four dental implants to restore the function of their mouth and stimulate the function of the remaining jawbone.

How Is the All-On-Four Procedure Executed?

The all-on-four procedure is executed with a minimum of dental implants, which will support several replacement teeth. In most cases, the oral surgeon inserts four implants, which can be used to carry an entire arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaw. However, the surgeon can also execute this procedure in both upper and lower jaw at the same time.

For patients with a serious lack of jawbone, the oral surgeon can use longer dental implants (also referred to as Zygoma Implants and Quad Zygoma Implants). The technique also allows the surgeon to tilt the posterior implants by forty-five degrees, which ensures an even stronger foundation for the replacement teeth.

What Does the Success Rate of the Procedure Depend On?

Success rates of the procedure are dependent of numerous factors, which includes the skill level and the experience of the oral surgeon performing the procedure. When the implants are inserted into the jawbone, the implants must remain in the same location in order for them to merge with the jawbone. If the implant should move, the procedure could fail.

To ensure the implants stay in place after the procedure, dentists and oral surgeons recommend following a diet with soft foods, at least for the first six to eight weeks after the procedure. This means that the diet of the patient will not contain anything hard or crunchy, but once the implants have fused with the bone, there is no reason why the patient cannot enjoy hard and crunchy foods again.

The success rate of the all-on-4 dental implant surgery also depends on the strategic placement of the implants, which need to provide the right level of support for the replacement teeth. In order for the treatment to be successful, each of the implants needs to stabilise the other. To do so, the surgeon may tilt the posterior implants to provide maximum support.

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How to Recover from Dental Implant Surgery?

Patients can expect some side-effects after a dental implant procedure. The majority of patients will experience swelling of the treatment area, which is a normal phenomenon after a surgical procedure. However, if the patient believes that swelling increases to an abnormal level, it is important to contact the dentist or oral surgeon right away.

To reduce some of the swelling patients can experience after the procedure, patients can use a cold compress on the face. The cold compress can be kept in place for approximately 20 minutes and can be repeated as needed. Most patients use a cold compress for the first few days after the procedure, since swelling starts to dissipate once a couple of days have past.

Many patients will also encounter general discomfort and bruising after the procedure. To reduce discomfort patients may experience after the surgery, the oral surgeon can prescribe some pain management medication and antibiotics to prevent infection. If you receive any type of medication from your dentist or oral surgeon, it is important to take all the medication prescribed to you, unless stated otherwise by the surgeon or dentist.

There are certain things that could have a negative impact on the healing process after your surgery. One of those things is smoking. Not only can smoking increase your chances of infection, it can also slow the healing process down considerably. It is recommended to stop smoking well before your dental implant procedure and avoid smoking at least several weeks after the procedure. Ideally, the patient should stop smoking all together, because smoking can still have a negative impact on your oral health in the future.

How Do I Make an Appointment at the Malo Clinic?

Do you want to make an appointment at the Malo Clinic to discover what your options are where the all-on-four treatment is concerned? Feel free to contact the Malo Clinic via telephone or email to book your initial appointment. Our friendly receptionists will be more than happy to help you.

In addition to booking an appointment at our clinic, potential patients can also attend one of our free information evenings to learn more about the all-on-four treatment and dental implants in general. These free information evenings are held on a regular basis and patients are able to reserve their seats before the evening takes place. Head over to our free information evenings page now for more information.

Malo Clinic Sydney includes a leading purpose- built day surgery facility for rehabilitation with dental implants. Sophisticated design and state of the art equipment together with the latest in dental technology provides exceptional patient comfort and safety. Sedation and anaesthetic services are provided onsite by specialist anaesthetists.

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At Malo Clinic Sydney we are pleased to offer sedation and anaesthetic services provided by specialised anaesthetists using state of the art equipment for your well being. Our services include:

MALO CLINIC SYDNEY

1st Floor,
45 Rowntree Street
Balmain NSW Australia
Telephone 1300 625 628 
Email info@maloclinicsydney.com.au

 

 

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