Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most common All-on-4® FAQ we're asked by patients. If you have a question that isn’t answered here please call us on 1300 625 628 or come along to our free All-on-4® information evenings.
Do you only perform the All-on-4® procedure?
Malo Clinic Studio provides all aspects of implant, restorative and aesthetic dentistry, whether you need single or multiple tooth replacements or improve existing teeth. We will discuss all of the options available to you and help you choose the best course of action.
Does All-on-4® eliminate the need for bone grafting?
Yes in most cases. All-on-4® is a modern technique where tilting the back implants to helps overcome bone deficiencies often found in the back of the mouth. In some cases the upper jaw may be very deficient in bone and extra long implants may be used. These implants are called Zygomatic implants and are anchored into the check bone, providing an alternative to bone grafting. As with the regular All-on-4® technique, new teeth can be connected to them within three days of implant placement.
Is implant surgery painful?
Almost always we are able to perform implant placement comfortably, utilising local anaesthesia alone or along with light sedation. Additionally, we have the capability of providing IV sedation or general anaesthesia as needed.
How long will I have to wait before receiving my new teeth?
In most cases you don’t have to wait at all. By taking advantage of sophisticated 3D computer imaging we are able to place your implants precisely on day 1. Day 2 teeth are set in wax and tried in your mouth after surgery. Adjustments of tooth position and colour can be made at this stage. Day 3 your new fully fixed replacement teeth are inserted.
Will I ever need dentures again?
No, when you leave our office you will have a complete set of non removable, natural-looking replacement teeth. You will never have to take your dentures out again.
What is the risk of failure?
As with any medical procedure, there are risks. Dr Larry Benge will discuss then with you, as well as the benefits and alternatives. While age is not a factor, some diseases such as diabetes have been shown to lower the success rate. We will take a full history and thoroughly discuss any issues with you as part of our initial examination.
*Please note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion.