All on 4
Restore your smile and your confidence with permanent tooth replacement in as little as one day.
Do you think that your teeth are too far gone and that having a beautiful smile and enjoying the simple act of eating food in comfort are unachievable?
If you have struggled with the challenges and costs associated with lost or damaged teeth or removable dentures, the All on 4 immediate dental implant treatment may be the answer that can provide you with a full complement of permanent teeth that look and feel natural in as little as one procedure.
Our practice caters to providing complex care for your individual and unique case in one facility, so that you can enjoy a new lease on life.
what is all on 4 immediate dental implant treatment?
This revolutionary treatment was introduced in Australia by the great dental implantologist and visionary Dr Paulo Malo in 2005 and this methodology was immediately implemented by Dr Lazaris in the same year and used with great success in our practice to literally transform our patients’ lives. This procedure is designed to treat cases where there has been extensive tooth loss and offers a complete and immediate solution for most patients regardless of age, gender and dental condition.
All on 4 treatment derives its name from its integral design which consists of a customised prosthesis or bridge that is connected to 4 titanium implants strategically placed in areas where suitable supportive bone exists, avoiding in many cases the need for complex, painful and unpredictable bone grafting procedures.
what are the benefits?
- Almost every patient is suitable for this treatment approach.
- Permanent, functioning and beautiful teeth in a single procedure
- Minimised recovery period. Start eating with your new teeth on the same day
- The results are fixed and non-removable
- Confidence in your smile
- Comfort and confidence in eating
- Increased bite strength and chewing efficiency. Enjoy eating again
- No need for bone grafting
- Proven precision technique
how does it work?
Dental implants are made of biocompatible titanium and once inserted into the bone with meticulous surgical technique, start forming a biological bond to bone tissue. Over the next few months, bone-forming cells adhere to the implant surface in a process called osseointegration, essentially becoming part of your body.
Recent advances in 3D scanning technology and dental implant surgical technique have allowed for the evolution of this extraordinary treatment alternative that allows for immediate tooth replacement. Powerful implant planning software allows for extremely accurate diagnosis and surgical planning that creates a virtual model of the completed case and a precision surgical template guide that facilitates extremely accurate implant placement and construction of the prosthesis. Your implants and new teeth can be fitted in the same day!
Every case is treated individually, and Dr Lazaris will assess your specific dental condition and recommend the best treatment approach. The consultation and examination process involves a thorough clinical examination and 3D CT scan to assess your individual condition and needs. If the All on 4 procedure is deemed suitable for your needs then the planning stage is commenced by taking diagnostic impressions and photos to design your new smile and create your prosthesis.
Dr Lazaris then feeds the data from your 3D CT scan into specialised planning software and designs the implant placement protocols and positions. From these computer-generated images a surgical template is constructed along with a highly accurate model of your mouth that facilitates the design and construction of the prosthesis that will be fitted on the day of your scheduled surgery.
We begin the surgical phase by getting you prepared for the procedure. Our anaesthetist will make sure you are suitably sedated and comfortable so that you feel no discomfort during the surgery and have little or no memory of the procedure. Dr Lazaris will then administer local anaesthetic to ensure you are completely numb during the surgical phase of treatment.
Any remaining teeth (if present) are extracted and any unhealthy or superfluous bone or soft tissue is removed and then the implants are carefully inserted into the jaw bone in strategic positions and angulations using the precision surgical guide. Sutures are then placed around the implant fixtures to facilitate rapid healing.
The prosthesis is then anchored onto the implant fixtures by abutments and screw fixtures and any final adjustments are made. Once you have suitably recovered from the sedation anaesthesia you are free to go home and admire your new smile and enjoy eating with your teeth!
what can i expect afterwards?
A certain degree of post-operative discomfort is expected and will be managed by anti-inflammatory medication and plenty of rest. The all on 4 procedure with immediate teeth replacement actually causes a lot less post-operative discomfort than traditional delayed implant treatment because there is only one procedure and the sensitive gum tissues are not exposed to any pressure or movement.
In the weeks to months following surgery, your bone will form a bond with the implant surfaces (Osseointegration) and will mature to a permanent and strong adhesion with proper post-operative care. In order to ensure the success of this critical phase, patients are advised to refrain from eating hard or crunchy foods and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption for up to 3 months.
You will be required to attend for review appointments over the next few months so that we can ensure that all is healing well and your mouth is comfortable and free from any infection.
Long-term success of treatment is highly dependent on regular hygiene maintenance, including brushing, flossing and mouth-rinses along with regular hygiene visits.
why dr lazaris?
Many dentists now advocate All on 4 implant treatment as a universal treatment for all cases, and this sets a dangerous precedent in modifying individual needs to suit a particular treatment, rather than catering a treatment for the specific requirements of the patient. All on 4 can have certain disadvantages in some cases, and it is important that more appropriate treatment strategies be explored and discussed if necessary.
Rather than ‘jump on the bandwagon’, Dr Lazaris has chosen to take a more balanced approach to treatment planning, advocating patient-orientated treatment planning.
It is this attention to detail in every aspect of dental implant treatment that has seen Dr Lazaris become one of the most experienced dental implant practitioners in Sydney. Having completed numerous cases with immediate Implant rehabilitation and the All on 4 dental implant technique over many years, his clinical expertise and artistry consistently achieve beautiful results for our clients.
In 2013, Dr Lazaris was chosen by the highly popular series, Embarrassing Bodies Down Under to treat 2 patients with highly complex implant treatments and the results were nothing short of amazing. Look out for Dr Lazaris in action in Episodes 4 and 8 on the Foxtel Lifestyle You Channel.
transform your smile today
Dr Lazaris is one of the most reputable dentists in Sydney for All on 4 dental implant treatment. From his boutique office located conveniently in the heart of the Sydney CBD, his focus on individualised care, patient comfort, and beautiful treatment results make him one of the most renowned dentists in Sydney.
Contact us today for more information on All on 4 dental implant treatment!
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.