Treatment
Overview

Treatment

ALL ON 4 SIGNATURE BRIDGES
(UPPER AND LOWER JAWS)

Time

APPROXIMATELY 1 YEAR

Cost

FROM $18,000
(SEE ALL PRICES)

“Michelle is a trainer, and spends much of her professional life interacting with people face to face.”

Michelle's Story

Michelle was at home one weekend when an old dental bridge simply fell out of her mouth.

It wasn’t a complete surprise. That bridge had been fitted over 20 years prior. Michelle had known for a while it would probably need replacing soon but she’d been putting off a visit to the dentist.

Michelle is a trainer, and spends much of her professional life interacting with people face to face. She wanted a solution for her teeth that looked both aesthetic and natural, and she wanted it to last for years to come.

After many hours researching online, Michelle came across Macquarie Street Dental and the All on 4 treatment options. She downloaded the guide and decided to make an appointment with Dr Dunn.

Michelle lives on the north coast of NSW so she needed a dentist who could make this happen for her with minimal trips to Sydney.

All-On-4
Dental Implants,
Explained

Download our guide to find out everything you need to know
to help you navigate your All on 4 journey.

  • All on 4 implants process step-by-step
  • More patient before and after results
  • Your All on four dentist checklist
Get the guide
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Dr Dunn’s
Assessment

After meeting Michelle and carefully assessing her photos and x-rays, Dr Dunn identified some key issues:

  • She was missing multiple teeth which had been replaced by poorly fitting bridges
  • Tooth grinding put a lot of pressure on these bridges
  • The old bridges were allowing bacteria to decay and weaken the underlying teeth
  • Gum tissue loss around natural teeth making them appear longer
  • Natural teeth had become discoloured, and old fillings were starting to stain and wear
Michelle's teeth pre-treatment Michelle's teeth pre-treatment

TREATMENT PLAN OPTIONS
Dr Dunn presented Michelle with two treatment plan options:

Combination treatment plan
Rehabilitate all remaining teeth using a combination of root canal treatment, dental crowns, porcelain veneers and onlays. Replace missing teeth with dental implants. Due to bone loss over time, Michelle would need some bone grafting. Implant tooth roots would be placed in the jawbone, and Michelle would need to wait for the bone to heal before her new teeth could be fitted on top.

Approximate time:
18-24 months
Approximate visits:
25-30
Approximate cost:
$100,000+

All on 4 with Signature bridge
Replace all of Michelle’s teeth with four dental implants in the upper jaw and four dental implants in the lower jaw. Place Dr Dunn’s All on 4 Signature bridge on both the upper and lower jaw. At no time would Michelle be without a full set of teeth.

Approximate time:
9-12 months
Approximate visits:
15-20
Approximate cost:
$68,000
Benefits of choosing the All on 4 Signature Bridge
  • Faster results - reduced overall treatment time
  • Less chair time - and fewer trips to the dentist
  • More affordable cost
  • Fewer risk factors in the long term
  • Simpler maintenance and ongoing care required, saving time and money
Michelle before treatment Michelle before treatment

“I wanted to be able to have meaningful conversations with friends, clients and colleagues without feeling self-conscious about discoloured or missing teeth.I wanted to be able to eat without worrying, and smile with confidence.”

Michelle

Michelle’s Story
Step by Step

First stage
Second stage
Consultation

Dr Dunn does a comprehensive oral examination encompassing the gums and jaw joints, and develops a complete treatment plan with Michelle.

Pre-op

Dr Dunn works together with Michelle to design her replacement teeth, ensuring they look wonderfully natural and suit her individual features, like the shape of her face. Michelle also meets with the Hygienist for a thorough clean.

Implant surgery

Michelle’s damaged teeth are removed as she relaxes under sedation, and Dr Dunn remodels the jawbone so that her new bridges will fit perfectly. Four implants are carefully placed in each jaw, and impressions are taken.

Try in temporary bridge

The day after implant surgery, Michelle tries in her temporary bridges. Dr Dunn makes any necessary adjustments on the spot, to guarantee a comfortable fit and a natural look while Michelle waits for the next step.

Post-op

Michelle visits Dr Dunn for post-operative check ups after two, three and six weeks so that Dr Dunn can monitor her progress and ensure she’s healing perfectly.

SIGNATURE BRIDGE DIAGNOSTIC APPOINTMENT

Six months after the implant surgery Michelle returns to Dr Dunn for the placement of her complete Signature bridge smile.  go over consider tweaks that could be made to achieve a truly perfect result.  Another round of digital records and photos are taken so that any changes can be implemented with absolute precision.

TRY IN 3D PRINTED MODEL OF SIGNATURE BRIDGES

A model of the Michelle’s bridges is 3D printed and Michelle tries it in to feel how her final bridges will fit and see how her new smile will look.  Dr Dunn does some fine-tuning based on her feedback.

TRY IN FINAL SIGNATURE BRIDGES

Approximately eight weeks later, Michelle’s Signature bridges are ready. She tries them in and Dr Dunn carefully assesses the look and fit, making note of any necessary tweaks that should be made. Then, final photographs and digital records are taken and the area is thoroughly cleaned, ready to connect Michelle’s beautiful new teeth to her implants.

INSERT SIGNATURE BRIDGES

One week later, Michelle’s stunning Signature bridges are placed. After a final polish, Michelle is ready to take on the world, with a dazzling, natural-looking new smile.

Michelle with upper and lower temporary  bridges in place
Michelle with upper and lower temporary bridges in place
Michelle’s implants are left to heal and  integrate with her temporary bridge in place
Michelle’s implants are left to heal and integrate with her temporary bridge in place
Michelle with her final tooth bridge in place
Michelle with her final tooth bridge in place
Close up of Michelle’s stunning final tooth bridge
Close up of Michelle’s stunning final tooth bridge

Before and after
All on 4 - Signature

“Having the All on 4 Signature treatment lifted an enormous weight from my shoulders. Before, I was constantly worrying about my teeth. Every time I spoke to people or ate, I was stressed. Now I’m absolutely beaming, and I know it looks so natural no one can tell it’s not my original teeth. I am beyond thrilled with my results.”

Michelle

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