Sydney Cosmetic Dental Surgery
Can I Get Cosmetic Dental Surgery in Sydney
Discoloured teeth, missing teeth and even chipped teeth can all be reasons why patients are looking for cosmetic dental surgery. If you need cosmetic dental surgery, or similar services to improve the aesthetics of your teeth, you can certainly count on the Malo Clinic in Sydney. To learn more about our cosmetic dental services, please read the information provided by our expert team below.
All-On-4 Dental Implants
The Malo Clinic is part of a worldwide networks of Malo Clinics, which is managed and supervised by the inventor of the all-on-4 dental implants, Dr Paula Malo. Considering the expertise our Malo Clinic has at its disposal, patients can come to our clinic to obtain all-on-4 dental implants.
Patients who could take advantage of all-on-4 dental implants often lost their natural teeth, are wearing dentures, or are at risk of losing their natural teeth in the nearby future. In order to be eligible for the treatment, patients must be in general good health and cannot suffer from any underlying medical conditions that could affect the success rate of the treatment. For that reason, every patient must be thoroughly evaluated before they can be deemed eligible for the procedure.
Oral surgeons are able to provide patients with replacement teeth by inserting four dental implants with the all-on-4 technique; this means that the surgeon places the dental implants in strategic locations, where they are able to provide a good foundation for the replacement teeth. The posterior implants (implants in the back of the mouth) can be tilted by 45 degrees as well, which creates an even stronger and more effective foundation for the abutments and the replacement teeth.
By using four implants for an entire arch of teeth, all-on-4 can provide patients with a full-arch rehabilitation. The rehabilitation leads to a restoration of the mouth function, so the majority of patients will be able to enjoy the effects of a dental implant procedure almost immediately.
The tilting of the posterior implants does provide another benefit for patients, because tilting the implants makes sure that the treatment is suitable for patients with a smaller amount of jawbone. Therefore, patients often do not need to go through bone grafting procedures in order to be benefit from a dental implant procedure.
Scientifically Proven Benefits of All-On-4
The revolutionary dental implant treatment is accompanied by scientifically proven benefits. First of all, the specific manner in which the implants are inserted into the jawbone increase the success rate of the treatment, especially when compared with other traditional dental implant treatments. Studies have indicated that this revolutionary technique has a success rate of 98%, which has also been supported by long-term research.
Patients find the shorter duration of the procedure often more beneficial than traditional dental implant procedures as well. Complete oral rehabilitations typically take up to two hours, although duration may vary from patient to patient.
The treatment can also be executed in patients with certain conditions that could affect the success rate of normal dental implant treatments, for example patients with diabetes and osteoporosis. Of course, these conditions must be in a controlled stage in order for this revolutionary new treatment to be successful.
Last but not least, all-on-4 dental implants are also a hygienic choice, because they are relatively easy to clean and maintain. That being said, patients must still care for their dental implants as if they would care for their normal teeth.
Dental Implant Maintenance
As we mentioned briefly in one of our previous paragraphs, patients must take care of their implants as if they would take care of their normal teeth; this means that patients must ensure a good oral hygiene routine to make sure they can benefit from their implants for a long time to come.
There have been several studies looking into the most effective toothbrushes for implants. However, these studies have indicated that there is no significant difference between the results obtained from sonic, electric or manual toothbrushes; this means that you do not have to invest in an expensive electric toothbrush to enjoy better oral hygiene.
The trick to brushing your implants and replacement teeth properly, is adjusting your brushing technique to fit your new teeth. The patient should clean their implants twice a day and make sure all plaque is removed from the outer surface of the teeth. To do this, it is advised to use a low-abrasive dentifrice.
In addition to a normal toothbrush, patients should also obtain an interdental brush, which can help them to reach those hard-to-reach places. However, make sure you obtain an interdental brush without metal wire, because wire could damage your prosthetic teeth.
Patients with implants and prosthetic teeth should still floss, because plaque can still pile up between your replacement teeth and abutments. For that reason, always floss to protect the tissue that surrounds your implant. If a patient does not do this, it could lead to a failing implant over the course of time.
Please note that there are different types of floss, each having their own thickness. If you are unsure which type of dental floss is best for your implants, be sure to book an appointment with your dental hygienist to discuss your options.
Regular Dentist and Dental Hygienist Visits
The most vital part of maintaining your implants are regular visits to the dentist and dental hygienist. Even though you do not need more appointments than a person with natural teeth, it is still important to see your dentist and dental hygienist at least twice a year to make sure your implants and replacement teeth stay in good condition.
The Malo Clinic can provide patients with all the dental services needed for dental implant treatments, as well as the necessary aftercare. If you have been considering getting a dental implant treatment, do not hesitate to contact the Australian experts at the Malo Clinic.