Full Mouth Dental Implants

Have you lost all hope in your teeth? Tired of Dentures? Sick of pain?

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If this is the case for you, Dr Helen can help to restore your beautiful smile, with a brand new set of teeth using titanium implants. We offer advanced surgical techniques and only use the highest quality materials and implant systems. This means all dental implants look natural and have long-term reliability.

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The Benefits of Full Mouth Dental Implants

All of your missing top or bottom teeth are replaced using a revolutionary technique that utilises 4 titanium dental implants.

Full Mouth Dental Implants
  • They look and feel natural
  • Taste and enjoy food again
  • More cost-effective than traditional implants
  • Quick recovery with new teeth the next day
  • High success rates

Full mouth dental implants – the complete guide

Dr Helen explains all the details of complete teeth replacement.

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5 Star Rated Dentist

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Payment Plans

Natural Looking Implants

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A Permanent Solution

A Permanent Solution

Full Mouth Dental Implants Explained

We understand the pain and frustration that you are experiencing from having broken or missing teeth. Dr Helen will do her best to repair your natural teeth, but this is not always an option. So whether you’ve lost your teeth because of decay, injury, gum disease, or another factor, the best option may be to getting a single implant or multiple implants.

We use a revolutionary technique which allows replacement of all or either your upper or lower natural teeth overnight. The technique only requires 4 implants (per jaw) to support a fixed set of teeth. The placement of the back two implants are at a 45-degree angle which gives immediate stability to your new teeth, and allows this method to be more cost effective, less time consuming and substantially more comfortable for you. It is particularly suitable for denture wearers and people who are about to lose their teeth.

Implants

Full Mouth Dental Implants involves the placement of multiple titanium implants in the jaw-bone. These implants act as anchors for a dental bridge of replacement teeth.  Unlike single dental implants that replaces teeth one by one, this process is able to provide the same benefits as multiple single dental implants, but with a shorter treatment process and reduced recovery times.  In most cases, 4 to 6 implants are all that is needed to support a complete row of top or bottom teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium “root” used to support a porcelain tooth replica or a group of teeth. A typical implant consists of a fixture made of commercially pure titanium, which after three months fuses to your jaw bone, much like a replacement hip or knee would. A porcelain tooth or teeth is then attached to the implant or denture, locking it into place.

This represents a permanent and fixed solution to replace your upper/lower teeth. A full arch fixed implant bridge is used to lock in a full set of teeth, via dental implants.

It is worth considering full mouth dental implants, if you are faced with:

  • dentures that can’t be adjusted to fit your mouth
  • bone and gum loss
  • Multiple damaged, fractured and missing teeth.
  • headaches, clicking and pain resulting from your jaw.

Dental implants provide many advantages over dentures.

  • Dentures can easily move or break, whereas dental implants are locked into your jaw-bone.
  • Implants look and feel like natural teeth, restoring a beautiful smile and your ability to chew.
  • Implants provide a long-lasting, permanent solution to missing teeth.
  • Implants help support adjacent natural teeth from moving, resulting in alignment problems.
  • Implant support and preserve bone in your mouth, unlike dentures, which can result in bone loss.

Are you ready to see your beautiful smile once again? Dr Helen can help to restore your smile with complete teeth replacement.

What is the process?

In order that you feel comfortable and able to proceed with full mouth dental implants, Dr Helen will provide you will all the information you require.

The main steps of the process are as follows.

1 - Consultation

Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr Helen will examine your current condition and discuss your requirements and options. Together with planning, this is the most valuable part of the process to achieve an outcome you desire.

2 - Diagnosis & Planning

Diagnosis & Planning

Photographs, study models, X-rays, and a CT scan will be required to assess your aesthetic requirements, bone availability and the ideal implant position.

3 - Implant Placement - Day 1

Implant Placement – Day 1

While you are asleep, the implants are strategically placed according to prior treatment planning and an impression record is taken for your temporary bridge.

4 - Teeth Trial - Day 2

Teeth Trial – Day 2

During this appointment Dr Helen will trial your new teeth to ensure their shade and shape are pleasing.

5 - Your New Teeth - Day 3

Your New Teeth – Day 3

For most people, new teeth are fastened to implants on the third day.

6 - Follow Up

Follow Up

Dr Helen will see you several times over a period of time for simple maintenance and follow ups after the initial procedure until the final bridge is made in 5 months time.

BOOK YOUR SMILE CONSULTATION

Your Smile Consult Includes

  • One-on-one extended consultation with Dr Helen
  • Two mouth x-rays
  • Comprehensive treatment plan
  • Full dental evaluation
  • No pressure or obligation to proceed

Should I replace my teeth?

If you are considering full mouth dental implants, here are some good reasons why it might be the right choice for you.

  • Lost most or all of your original top or bottom teeth.
  • sick of wearing dentures, or difficulty in mouth mobility.
  • difficulty eating, in particular foods that require significant chewing.
  • my teeth are not lining up and seem to be moving around.
  • I want to improve my smile and feel comfortable showing my teeth.
  • Missing teeth are effecting how I sound when I talk.
  • my facial appearance doesn’t seem the same as it once was.
  • I’m experiencing receding gums or gum disease.
Should I replace my teeth?

About Dr Helen

Meet Dr Helen

Dr Helen’s work has restored the smiles of countless patients, even the ones who had lost all faith in their teeth.

She opened up her East Prahran Studio in 2008 after working across regional Victoria and gaining broad experience in emergency, surgical and cosmetic dentistry.

Her aim is to always provide gentle care with the highest quality outcomes for patients. From the first consultation, right through to post-op care, she ensures she is there for every patient.

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Benefits of replacing your teeth with implants

There are so many benefits to restoring your mouth with full mouth dental implants.
  Here are some of our favourites.

  • improved appearance of your teeth, gums, lips and face where you become a part of your new smile
    design
  • long-lasting results
  • look feel and function like your natural teeth so you can enjoy your favourite foods
  • replace your full or partial dentures
  • eliminate the need for bone grafting
  • easy maintenance similar to your natural teeth
  • teeth in 1-3 days
  • high success rates
  • cost benefits to traditional implants

You can eat anything you want with dental implants.

Implants are secured in the bone beneath the gum just like your natural teeth, which means they can withstand the force of chewing things that dentures can’t—nuts, crunchy fruits and vegetables, you name it! Chewing hard foods can be painful on dentures because they’re supported by your gum and not the bone, and it can lead to unnecessary wear and tear on remaining teeth who have to bear the brunt of the chewing duty.

Dental Implants don’t cause ulcers or rubbing.

Implant surgery is done under local or general anaesthesia, and once healed, feel like natural teeth. Dentures often rub and pinch, causing painful ulcers that can affect eating, speaking, and everyday life.

Dental Implants look natural

The process of dental implantology has advanced greatly in recent years, such that the materials and process used results in teeth that look almost identical to natural teeth.

Dental Implants improve your smile and facial appearance

Clearly patients are looking forward to smiling once again with a full set of beautiful and natural-looking teeth, that fills in tooth or teeth gaps or replace dentures and damaged teeth.

Implants will also mean that Dr Helen will have had the opportunity to customise the size and shape of your new teeth, to align with and fit your jaw, resulting in improved oral hygiene, as well as improvements in jaw and gum health.

How much does it cost?

One implant tooth replacement

One implant tooth replacement
(includes crown)

$4,000 – $4,500 each

Replacement of two or more teeth

Replacement of two or more teeth (includes crowns)

$3,500 each

Total teeth replacement

Total teeth replacement
(upper or lower)

$20,000 -$25,000

PAYMENT PLANS

We offer a range of payment plans and options for all of our services. These include DentiCare, MacCredit and MiFund, with options up to 30k. There are even options to apply to use your super.

DentiCare
MacCredit
MiFund
Australian Society of Implant Dentistry
Australian Dental Association

How long will it take to replace my teeth?

A common question we get asked by our patients trying to decide the best timeframe to plan their implant surgery is how long they can expect to be off work after implant surgery. It’s a great question, and most patients are surprised to hear that in some cases, they can expect to go back to work the very next day!

The recovery time varies depending on what type of implant surgery is being done and how extensive it is. For individual dental implants or bone grafting surgery, the surgery is minimally invasive and patients can return to work the next day with little to no discomfort.

For bigger procedures, such as complete teeth replacement or other implant procedures where we replace all teeth with implants and fixed bridges, we generally recommend that a patient takes about a week off of work. There can be bruising and swelling after the surgery, as well as some minor recovery expected after being under general anaesthesia if required.

The good news is that we prescribe medications before the surgery that help alleviate any pain, swelling and discomfort during the healing time, making the recovery time as easy as possible on our patients.

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If your question is not answered below you can contact Dr Helen directly with your question by filling out our enquiry form here.

Are All Dental Implants Successful?

Implants have a very high chance of success in a healthy patient who takes care of their general and dental health. There are, however, some factors that can compromise the successful placing of an implant. These include medical disease, excessive smoking or alcohol consumption and poor diet or dental hygiene.

Will Implants Last a Lifetime?

With good care, there is a very high chance an implant will last a lifetime.

Is Age a Deterrent?

Health is the determining factor, not age. In fact implants are most often needed later in life after losing some teeth.

Is it Expensive?

Implant procedures vary in complexity and extent. Depending on the patient’s dental and medical circumstances, implant procedures can involve a significant financial outlay. I have a high success rate and many very satisfied patients.

Will My Health Fund Pay?

This will depend on the level of your cover. We are happy to make enquiries on your behalf with your individual health fund.

Will there be Discomfort?

As with any surgery, there can be some degree of pain or discomfort. However, modern anaesthetics virtually eliminate all pain during and after the procedure.

How much time will it take?

This depends on your individual circumstances and the extent of work involved. There will usually be a series of procedures and follow-up visits over a period of some months.

How long will I be off work?

Generally patients can resume work the day after the procedure. In some cases you may experience some swelling, discomfort, or minor bruising.

How Do You Select a Dentist For Your Implant Treatment?

In recent years, to meet market demands and reduce fees, many dentists have turned to lower quality, often overseas made implants. As a result, we are seeing higher failure rates, poorly fitting crowns and less aesthetically pleasing results.

When you shop around for best prices, you will find a dramatic variation in fees between dentists. Most people aren’t aware of how low prices are achieved. Several factors need to be considered in making your choice.

What is an implant?

A dental implant is a titanium “root” used to support a porcelain tooth replica or a group of teeth. A typical implant consists of a fixture made of commercially pure titanium, which after three months fuses to your jaw bone, much like a replacement hip or knee would. A porcelain tooth or teeth is then attached to the implant or denture, locking it into place.

Implant success and technical considerations

Generally a well-planned and expertly executed implant procedure has success rates in the order of 98% and most people could expect a dental implant to last for life. Implants rely on their support from adequate bone thickness and quality. However, a poorly placed or angulated implant or an implant squeezed into an area of insufficient bone, to save you money, has high risk of failure. Implants don’t fail quickly. They can take 10 years to deteriorate. Unfortunately as they fail slowly and painlessly they can cause bone dissolution at the same time. At the time of failure, there is usually insufficient bone to replace it and reparative procedures will cost you thousands, negating any savings you would’ve made in the first place. When people need a hip replacement or a kidney operation, they usually look for a good surgeon. It is important to understand that implants are not a commodity, but a delicate surgical procedure that needs to be performed by a highly qualified surgeon for long term success.

Despite popular belief, implant brand rarely determines the success of the procedure. Most modern, well respected brands manufacture high quality implants. Success is in the hands of the operator.

Implant supported crown

The tooth replica or the crown also needs to satisfy a number of requirements. It needs to be proportionate to the length and size of your implant as to not overload it and be made of high quality pure materials to prevent fractures and corrosion. It also must look like a natural tooth and fit snugly between adjacent teeth so there are no hard-to-reach areas where food can become trapped and cause infection. It must also satisfy comfort and functionality requirements.

All of this might sound quite straightforward, but in fact a crown is a well-crafted piece of dental engineering requiring great technical skill and talent on the part of both dentist and the dental technician. Great care, skill, time and honesty will determine whether you end up with a superior long-term result or a mediocre crown. The laboratory technician needs to be up-to-date with modern methods of manufacture, and comfortable working with the latest materials. These technicians are hard to come by even in Australia and their work is not cheap.

Practicality

When considering implant treatment, most patients are unaware that they will most likely be referred by their dentist to one or more specialists at different stages of their treatment. This can be time consuming, expensive and stressful. For long-term success, it’s important that the dentist you select to do your implants understands, and is qualified to handle all aspects of implant treatment.

Even more alarming is the trend of going overseas to have dental treatment done. We receive several phone calls a week from people with overseas-made disasters. Once again you will reap immediate savings but after numerous trips, airfares, the cost will often come close to what you’d expect to pay in Australia. There are many skilled surgeons around the world. However, if you have any complications such as infection, crown loosening or failure, there is often no one equipped to deal with these conditions in Australia as systems used overseas are often different. Also, financially it is entirely your responsibility.

Quality

Most people are unaware that some dentist send their work directly to China; cutting out the middle man. Others use local Australian laboratories that outsource work to China. This creates the impression that the work is Australian made when it’s not.

Metals and porcelain used for veneers and crowns vary greatly in quality. This information is not freely available to the public, but to somebody who is having the procedure done, this can mean the difference is between success and failure. In addition, lead contamination has been implicated in overseas made crowns. As with most things, quality will be reflected in price.

I always encourage people to do their own research. However, no matter how thorough your research is, results are entirely in the hands of the professionals you choose.

Summary

When selecting a dentist to do your implants, be cautious and don’t let the lowest price influence you. Please consider all variables when evaluating value for money, such as the integrity and skill of the practitioner and technician, in addition to the quality of materials. Long term success should always drive your decision.

For stringent quality control, our work is crafted by a leading Australian laboratory from superior materials to ensure that what goes into your mouth is of the highest standard.”

If you have any further questions or concerns, please call our office on 9510 5597. With extensive training and experience in implant procedures, we will assist you in making your decision.

Cost of Complete Teeth Replacement Implants

Cost is a big consideration and the most commonly asked question from people who are considering this treatment. Using traditional methods of using 5 to 8 implants, an upper or lower arch would cost $30,000 – $50,000.

With the advent of the All on 4 procedure, the cost of rehabilitating full arch of teeth has come down. This is because there is often no need for bone grafting and allows the dentist to use only 4 implants.

In Australia, All on 4 treatment can range anywhere from $18,000 to $30,000

The wide range of fees are due to the following reasons:

  • Type of implants used for the procedure
  • Need for bone grafts to regenerate lost bone
  • Quality and the quantity of bone available in your mouth
  • Diagnostic tests before the surgery
  • Quality of the final restoration (teeth)
  • Customisation required
  • Experience/skill of your dentist/surgeon
  • Having surgery performed under general or local anaesthetic

We are a small practice and therefore we are able to focus on your individual needs, providing utmost care. Our fees reflect the highest quality of outcome we deliver. Whilst still priced at the lower end, we offer value for your money by incorporating in our fees many options often offered as additions in other clinics. If you need both upper and lower arches done at the same time, it takes less time to than if they were done individually, offering savings for both arch treatment.

In some cases, you may be able to have some cost alleviated by your dental insurance. However, most insurance companies only offer small rebates.

Remember that nothing in life worth having comes free or cheap, so be careful with big discounts or cheap overseas “solutions”. Be certain that the dentist you choose is experienced, offers ongoing care after initial treatment completion and uses trusted implant providers so that if you require a part replacement years later, components are freely available.

Though by no means this is a cheap treatment, All on 4 is an investment that will positively influence your appearance and your overall health.

We are happy to answer any questions you have specific to your situation. Please feel free to give us a call on (03) 9510 5597.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

GENTLE & CARING

GENTLE & CARING

We offer the latest in pain-free procedures. Sleep dentistry also available.

EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF

EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF

Dr. Helen provides all implant treatments in-house, including general anaesthesia and surgical procedures.

PERSONALISED CARE

PERSONALISED CARE

Dr. Helen looks after you from the first consultation to the final result, guiding every step of the process.

FINEST CRAFTSMANSHIP

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We use the highest quality 100% Australian products for beautiful,
long-lasting results.

EXCELLENCE IN DENTISTRY

EXCELLENCE IN DENTISTRY

We apply the latest in dental research, techniques and technology.