It’s a good starting point for gaining information on the various ways dental implants can be used whether it’s for one missing tooth, several missing teeth or using the All-on-4 system for people who currently wear full dentures or are about to lose their teeth through gum disease or failing dental work.
Dr Benge includes case studies in his presentation as well as using models as part of his explanation regarding the All-on-4 system. All costs and criteria are also discussed. He will also explain how Bond Street Dental is now part of the worldwide MALO CLINIC –Prof Paulo Malo being the inventor of the All-on-4 dental implant system-which means access to the worldwide network of clinics as well as direct liaise with Prof Malo and his clinical resources.
It’s also a good opportunity to ask Dr Benge questions regarding your individual dental situation either in as part of the public forum or privately at the end of the evening.
This Information Evening is free and runs for approx 75 mins and is aimed at helping you make an informed decision regarding any future dental treatment whether it be with Bond Street Dental or your own dentist.
Dr Larry Benge and Mr Kevin Spencer, Oral Surgeon, have travelled to Lisbon this week to visit Professor Malo, the inventor of the All On Four System.
Professor Malo will be demonstrating the latest techniques for All On 4 and Zygoma Implants.
To earn more about these latest advancements please register to attend the Free Dental Implant information evening on Tue March 27, 7pm and Wed March 28, 7pm, at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery.
When you have lost enough bone in the upper jaw you are not able to have conventional implants without bone grafting.
Historically implant treatment for patients without bone has involved bone grafting of bone taken from the hip or another site in the body e.g. the lower jaw and then screwed onto the remaining upper jaw. You may also require a sinus lift or elevation at the same time which involves opening into the sinuses and presing the membrane and placing in artificial bone. You will need to wait 9 months before this bone is satisfactory to place implants and some practitioners place the implants at this stage and wait a further 3 months for implant osseointegration (healing of the implant to the bone).
With the All on 4 Zygoma system no bone grafting is requried and you can have your teeth in 2-3 days. This treatment is called immediate loading and you require a period of 3 months after the teeth have been placed to be on a modified / soft diet to allow for healing. After 3 months we can unscrew the teeth and check the health of the gum and implants and to ensure optimal health.
Bond Street Dental / Malo Clinic has completed a state of the art designated operating suite for All On 4 and All On 4 Zygoma treatments. With band new anaesthetic machines, emergency equipment, and general equipment we are able to provide a hospital like service to our patients in a relaxing and safe environment. We have a registered specialist anaesthetist to look after your needs pre and post treatment.
Patients suffer tooth loss at different ages for different reasons hence no two patients are alike.
The unique nature of each patient means each implant treatment plan must be a carefully tailored fit.
It is of vital importance that the implant team look beyond the surgical treatment plan to address the medical needs of each patient in an individualised manner.
Certain medical conditions can adversely affect the success of dental implants and it is important that these are appropriately assessed and stabilized before treatment is commenced.
General medical health must be optimised particularly in the older patient undergoing treatment. This is usually through a combination of careful medical assessment and preoperative investigation often including routine blood chemistry and ECG.
Some patients may have a medical condition that requires ongoing care under a medical specialist. It is vital that the implant team is able to appreciate the nature of the condition and liaise with the patient’s medical team prior to commencing treatment.
Only once the implant team is satisfied that the patient has been appropriately assessed medically should they be considered fit for surgery.