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At Perth Dental Implant Centre, we’re transparent about prices and can explain all the risks and benefits of treatment with All-On-4® dental implants.
When you choose All-On-4® dental implants to restore your smile, you make a life-long investment in your oral health and overall health. While the cost of All-On-4® is considerable, our single-stage approach uses a clinically proven, high-quality solution that offers real value to patients.
Jump to our comparison table below or read on to discover why Perth Dental Implant Centre’s approach to All-On-4® is fast-becoming the approach more dentists use.
Got a question about All-On-4®? Contact Courtney, our dedicated All-On-4® treatment coordinator today.
The term “All-On-4®” refers to a full set of teeth supported on four dental implants. It is a revolutionary technique that was developed by Professor Paulo Malo for Swiss dental implant company, Nobel BioCare in 1998. The technique involves placing two dental implants in the front of the mouth and two at the back of the mouth in a way that avoids nerves and sinuses and avoids or reduces the need for a bone graft.
Nobel BioCare owns the registered trademark on both the surgical protocol and the dental implant system, with clinically proven success of up to 98%* in cases. The All-On-4® concept is safer, more predictable and less invasive compared to the conventional method of full arch rehabilitation where each tooth is replaced with individual implants.
Dental surgeons across the globe have adapted their technique to restore a smile with full mouth dental implants, attaching a set of teeth within five days of surgery. However, the dental implant system and quality of teeth provided can vary between dentists and largely informs treatment cost.
At Perth Dental Implant Centre, we believe the teeth attached to All-On-4® dental implants is the most important part of an implant solution. The first set of teeth placed after surgery is commonly made of acrylic, while replacement bridges may be made of zirconia. However, unlike zirconia which can take weeks to manufacture into a bridge, acrylic can be manufactured quickly and attached to dental implants within days of surgery when the jawbone is still rigid enough for teeth loading.
What some dentists refer to as an “initial” or “temporary” bridge is one that is made of 100% acrylic. It is a cheaper quality acrylic that is part of a two-stage approach to All-On-4® and intended to be replaced with a zirconia bridge after the mouth heals. However, an alternative bridge option is available at Perth Dental Implant Centre that offers longevity to your first set of teeth.
Many dentists use a two-stage approach to All-On-4®, first placing a temporary cheap acrylic bridge to be worn while the mouth heals, then placing a second bridge within three to six months at an additional cost to the patient.
Perth Dental Implant Centre’s single-stage approach to All-On-4® teeth is different to most dental implant clinics. Our dental lab technician fabricates teeth using a milled titanium bar hidden within a high-quality acrylic bridge, offering strength, durability and longevity to your first set of teeth.
Our approach avoids you having to immediately replace teeth after your mouth heals and may potentially allow you to gain another five years or more from your first set of teeth.
Titanium has been used in dentistry since the 1950s. It is known for being light-weight, strong and biocompatible with human bone.
Using titanium to reinforce All-On-4® teeth is not a new practice, however special technology is needed to mill titanium and many dental labs either lack this technology or cannot meet the 1-2 day turnaround time for surgery.
The superior strength and durability of titanium may allow you to keep your first set of teeth for five years or longer with proper care, before needing to be replaced.
Our titanium-reinforced All-On-4® bridges are meticulously designed and crafted by experienced and trusted dental technician, Patrick Barrett-Lennard from Dental Engineering in Perth. Patrick has almost 20 years’ experience custom-designing high-quality dental prosthetics. Read Patrick’s profile below.
Understanding what the first set of teeth are made of, can mean the difference between paying for a replacement bridge within the first year of All-On-4® surgery, or potentially gaining another four years out of the bridge you have.
See how each approach compares below:
Watch as Dr Norcross explains this appraoch in more detail.
When the time comes to replace your titanium-reinforced acrylic bridge, you may choose from a new titanium-reinforced acrylic bridge from $8,500 or upgrade to a titanium-reinforced zirconia bridge from $9,000. Dr Norcross can recommend the most suitable bridge replacement option for your treatment needs.
All-On-4® offers a premium smile solution for replacing all missing or badly damaged teeth. For personalised advice and an accurate quote, book a consultation at your preferred clinic in Kelmscott or East Victoria Park.
The cost of All-On-4® treatment in Perth can vary, some clinics advertise treatment as low as $19,000 per arch while others advertise prices from $37,000 per arch. Cost shouldn’t be the deciding factor when it comes to choosing the right dentist for your needs. Experience and treatment plan inclusions can vary greatly between clinics.
When choosing a dentist for All-On-4® dental implants in Perth, consider the following:
At Perth Dental Implant Centre, Dr Norcross places genuine Nobel BioCare dental implants and high-quality All-On-4® teeth using a single-stage approach that avoids the need to immediately replace your bridge once the mouth heals. This low-cost option has helped hundreds of people across Perth and beyond to restore their smile.
We are proud to recognised as an All-On-4® Centre of Excellence by Nobel BioCare, the company that founded the All-on-4 treatment concept 25 years ago. One of a handful of All-On-4® Centres of Excellence across Australia, this designation demonstrates our surgical experience and completed training in All-On-4® techniques using genuine Nobel BioCare dental implants.
Discover how we can help you smile again, book a consultation with Dr David Norcross at your nearest Perth clinic.
Yes. All-On-4® treatment at Perth Dental Implant Centre is supported by a 5-year warranty covering Nobel Biocare dental implants; a 5-year warranty covering the titanium bar and a 2-year warranty covering acrylic teeth. This warranty is subject to attending scheduled implant reviews, six-monthly check-ups and hygiene maintenance appointments.
The Centre of Excellence designation demonstrates that your dental surgeon has the necessary surgical experience and training to offer the All-on-4® treatment protocol. Patients can also rest assured that their Nobel Biocare dental implants are authentic and supported by a warranty.
One of only a handful of Centres of Excellence across Australia, Perth Dental Implant Centre is proud to be recognised as an All-On-4® Centre of Excellence.
When it comes to performing dental implant surgery, there are no regulations on the amount of training a general dentist must complete before they can place dental implants. A general dentist may complete a 1 or 2-day course and begin placing implants with little experience. However, studies have shown that experience significantly affects the success of dental implant treatment.
PDIC founder, Dr David Norcross has attended various advanced implant dentistry programs and residencies, including a 1-year Master Clinician in Implant Dentistry program at the Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), clinical residencies at both the Malo Clinic in Melbourne and in Portugal (home of All-On-4) learning about advanced techniques in full arch rehabilitation using the All-On-4® technique. He is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and Australian Society of Implant Dentistry and has restricted his clinical practice to surgical and implant dentistry.
When you choose Dr Norcross for implant surgery, your smile is in experienced hands.
A milled titanium frame is stronger than cast metal and has a more passive fit which means it puts less pressure on the surrounding bone. This helps the jaw bone heal better around All-on-4® dental implants.
Cast metal bars (cobalt chronium) tend to be the cheapest and are prone to fracture and can be harder to repair than acrylic bridges which are reinforced with titanium.
Each dentist has their own approach to All-On-4 teeth, it can often come down to their access to the right dental lab technology. Perth Dental Implant Centre works with Dental Engineering, a local dental laboratory in Perth which has titanium-milling technology and can meet the 1-2 day turnaround time required for All-On-4® surgery.
Most patients with healthy and sufficient jaw bone may be suitable for All-On-4® dental implants. However, some medical conditions and lifestyle factors may influence treatment success, or require additional procedures to support dental implants.
Watch as implant surgeon Dr David Norcross explains patient eligibility and success factors:
Book a consult with Dr Norcross if any of these conditions affect you:
During your consult, Dr Norcross will take a 3D CBCT bone scan and discuss your medical history and any medications you may be taking to determine whether you are suitable for treatment. A treatment consultation costs $65 and a 3D CBCT scan costs $205. We can also accept recent 3D scans from other dentists to save you the cost of a new scan.
How long All-on-4 teeth (fixed implant bridge) last, depends on your oral hygiene, biting forces and your dentist’s approach to All-On-4® teeth after surgery.
Some dentists use a two-stage approach, first placing a temporary acrylic bridge and then a permanent zirconia bridge within 3 to 6 months after surgery.
At Perth Dental Implant Centre, our single-stage approach offers longevity to the first set of teeth. Our All-On-4 acrylic bridges are reinforced with a milled titanium frame for extra strength and durability, saving you the added cost of having to replace a bridge within the first 6 months. Titanium-reinforced acrylic teeth may last between 2 to 5 years, or longer with proper care.
When the time comes to replace your first set of teeth, you may choose another titanium-reinforced acrylic bridge or upgrade to a titanium-reinforced zirconia bridge or porcelain-layered zirconia bridge. Zirconia is stronger and more aesthetic than acrylic, and teeth may last between 10 – 15 years on average before needing to be replaced.
While All-On-4 teeth are designed to last, repairs may be needed from time to time.
The cost of All-on-4® dental implants in Perth starts from $21,000* per arch or $40,000* for both arches. This includes:
*Anaesthetist and hospital fees vary and are not included in this price.
To determine your suitability for treatment, a 3D bone scan is done during your consultation to confirm there is enough jaw bone to support dental implants. A treatment consultation costs $65, a 3D bone scan costs $205.
Nobel Biocare owns the All-On-4® dental implant system.
All-on-4® is a technique developed by Professor Paulo Malo for Nobel BioCare, a swiss dental implant company. The term All-On-4® refers to a full set of teeth attached to four dental implants, and both the protocol and the dental implants themselves are registered trademarks of Nobel BioCare.
Read more on the dental implant systems used at Perth Dental Implant Centre.
All-On-4® dental implants have shown a very high success rate in the relatively short history they’ve been used to replace missing teeth.
The first patient to receive All-On-4® dental implants was in 1998. Since this time, many clinical studies have indicated very high success rates for both dental implants and the teeth attached to them.
A 2011 study conducted over a 5-year period indicated a 94.8% to 98.1% success rates respectively for dental implants and over a 10-year period 93.8% and 94.8% success rates. The teeth attached to implants showed a success rate of 99.2% over 10 years.
All-On-4® dental implants were first developed by Nobel BioCare as a more convenient and cost-effective alternative for replacing a whole arch of teeth using four dental implants, instead of using an implant per tooth.
As pioneers of the technique, Nobel BioCare has a trademark on both the All-On-4® protocol and the Swiss-made implants used for it.
The technique involves placing two dental implants at the front of the mouth and two implants at the back in a way that avoids or reduces the need for a bone graft. The All-On-4 technique using genuine Nobel Biocare implants has unprecedented success rates of up to 98%.
Read our blog on What is All-On-4® and what are the alternatives?
At Perth Dental Implant Centre, we use MIS implants for single dental implants and small fixed bridges and Nobel Biocare dental implants for All-On-4® treatment. Our implant pricing packages feature two implant systems:
1. MIS Implants
MIS is a highly reputable implant company that has a global presence in over 65 countries including Australia. In 2016, MIS was acquired by the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technology, Dentsply Sirona. Dr Norcross is a lecturer and mentor for MIS Implants and the Dental Implantology Academy (DIA), the largest private dental training institution in Australasia.
2. Nobel BioCare (All-On-4®)
Nobel BioCare is a Swiss implant company which funded studies by Professor Paulo Malo who developed the first All-On-4® surgical concept. This technique refers to a full set of teeth immediately loaded onto four dental implants in a way that avoids the need for bone grafting.
Zirconia bridges are milled from solid blocks of pure zirconia, a high-quality tooth material that’s known for its strength and aesthetics. Zirconia bridges take between 2 to 4 weeks to manufacture.
In the week following dental implant surgery, the jaw bone begins to soften around the implants, starting a healing process known as osseointegration. A tooth bridge needs to be attached to implants in the first 7 days of surgery, while the bone is still rigid enough to hold it in place. This is why an acrylic bridge is placed first. Our acrylic bridges are reinforced with a titanium bar for extra strength and durability.
Once jaw bone and dental implants properly fuse together over 3 to 6 months, new impressions can be taken if you wish to upgrade to a zirconia bridge, otherwise there is no rush as your titanium-reinforced acrylic bridge can last between 2 and 5 years on average, or longer in some cases.
When it’s time to replace your bridge, you can choose from another titanium-reinforced acrylic bridge or a zirconia bridge, which may last between 10 to 15 years on average, or longer.