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Building great smiles for the future

All-on-4™

Advanced Oral Reconstruction


Restore quality of life Attractive, natural-looking teeth help us look and feel our best. They let us enjoy foods we love. And they allow us to be naturally confident where it really counts - at home, on the job, on the playing field, but especially, on the inside. Today modern dental restorations help many people improve their lives. We invite you to learn more about the options available to you, and how to make that first big step toward regaining a natural, self-assured smile.

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Why replace missing teeth? Missing teeth can and should be replaced. This is because each and every gap in your tooth placement potentially poses problems to your long-term dental health. In fact, even one missing tooth can ultimately lead to the loss of additional teeth as well as changes in your facial appearance.

Traditionally, some restorative dental procedures required many steps. Creating dentures was time consuming and many adjustments were often necessary. Some patients experience discomfort from dentures and often find them very unstable. Fortunately, now many of these patients will benefit from new technologies available today.

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What is a dental implant? Dental implants are artificial roots that serve as a replacement for a single missing tooth or replace all missing teeth. Research indicates that dental implants’ biocompatible surfaces actually stimulate the required fusion with the bone and can subsequently serve as anchors for the replacement teeth. Dental implants have developed into a structured, well defined and researched procedure. With dental implants function can be restored, aesthetics enhanced and everyday normal life can be a reality. This means you can eat and drink with renewed confidence.

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Immediate teeth In ideal cases, implants can be placed in as little as one session. Your treatment plan will, however, be dependent on your clinical situation.

with extended healing times. In some cases treatment may take 8-12 months. Today, modern implant design and state of the art surgical techniques allows many patients to benefit from immediate implants and have individually designed fixed teeth within a few days of surgery.

Traditionally, dental implant treatment is performed over a number of sessions

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Introducing All-on-4™ All-on-4™ is a cost effective, advanced technique whereby a whole arch of teeth is supported by only 4 implants. This revolutionary treatment concept can be used in either the upper or lower jaw to support immediate fixed teeth that look, feel and function similar to natural teeth in as little as 1-3 days in many cases. Full arch of teeth replaced with 4 implants Reduced need for bone grafting Suitable for people who have lost all of their teeth or about to lose them Fewer implants allows for simpler cleaning Optimal aesthetic results Suitable for treatment of both lower and upper jaws

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Aesthetic gum replacement For enhanced aesthetics there needs to be harmony between the teeth, gums and lips. To help achieve harmony the All-on-4™ implant site is prepared and reshaped creating the required space for optimal design and positioning of final teeth. 8

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The reshaping of the gum at the time of implant placement allows for a more natural aesthetic result, making the restoration easier to clean and enables aesthetic gum replacement.


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Predictable Aesthetics

Denture Alternatives

Patient Benefits

Patient Benefits

More natural lip aesthetics Healthy looking gums Mimic shape of natural bony ridges Improved and predictable smile design

Fully fixed functional teeth in 1-3 days Improved appearance Look, feel and function like real teeth May eliminate the need for bone grafting

Requires fewer dental implants Easily maintained High success rates

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How do we achieve your new smile?

Individual treatment plans

Individual designed smiles

Examination

Working-up

The first step is an oral examination to discuss treatment options and to determine the best solution to suit your individual need.

Diagnostics

Radiographs are taken to determine final position of the implants. Pretreatment photographs and cast models are also prepared.

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Diagnostic data is used to plan the optimal position of the final teeth for aesthetics, function and speech. A special surgical guide is also prepared at this stage.


You could have your new smile in 3 days*

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Implants

Try-in

New Teeth

The jaw is prepared to receive the implants and the implants are strategically placed according to the surgical guide. The implant positions are recorded with impressions.

Teeth are set in wax and are tried in your mouth within 24-48 hours following placement of implants. Adjustments of tooth position and colour can be made at this stage.

Your permanent fully fixed new teeth are inserted on day 3 in most cases.

* 3 Day treatment protocol may no be applicable for every case. Individual eligibility will be discussed following your consultation & treatment planning.

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All-on-4™ patient gallery

Before

After

Problem

Solution

Failing bridge work in the upper jaw with widespread tooth decay. Loose teeth, gum recession, missing teeth and poor aesthetics. The lack of bite also making eating very difficult.

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Full lower immediate All-on-4™ rehabilitation and fixed bridge solution. In the upper jaw an All-on-6 solution was provided to allow for fixed bridge and aesthetic gum replacement.


All-on-4™ patient gallery

Before

After

Problem

Solution

Failing dentition, 4 remaining lower incisor teeth, loose and no longer supporting a lower partial denture. Upper teeth loose and with advanced gum disease, tooth decay. The remaining teeth needed extraction and patient did not want full dentures.

Full upper and lower immediate All-on-4™ rehabilitation with alveolectomy and aesthetic gum replacement.

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All-on-4™ patient gallery

Before

After

Problem

Solution

Poor bite with numerous missing teeth. Advanced gum infection, loose teeth, receding gums, poor aesthetics and function. Remaining upper and lower teeth could not be saved due to bone loss caused by gum infection and required extraction.

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Full upper and lower immediate All-on-4™ rehabilitation with aesthetic gum replacement. Fixed bridges see a return to normal chewing function and an aesthetic smile.


All-on-4™ patient gallery

Before

After

Problem

Solution

Poor bite and poor aesthetics due to worn partial dentures that were supported on a handful of residual teeth. The few remaining teeth needed removal due to advanced gum disease.

All the upper and lower teeth were replaced with implant supported bridges, fixed to dental implants. All-on-4™ implant bridge in the lower jaw and All-on-6 implant bridge in the upper jaw providing excellent aesthetics and function for the patient.

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The Dental Implant Network advantage Who Are We? The Dental Implant Network Partners are general practitioner’s who work together with surgical specialists and dedicated dental laboratories to provide optimal implant treatment. As a Dental Implant Network patient, you can be confident that you are receiving the highest quality dental implant treatment, competitively priced and provided to you in the most expedient way possible.

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Dr Michael Danesh-Meyer BDS, MDS, MRACDS (Perio) Dental Implant Network Founder Dr Danesh-Meyer gained his BDS and MDS in periodontics with Distinction from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He subsequently taught at the University and was in full-time private practice limited to dental implants and periodontics prior to his academic appointment in the USA in 1998. He taught pre-doctoral and graduate periodontology at Temple University, School of Dentistry in Philadelphia and was Associate Scientist, in the Laboratory for Applied Periodontal and Cranofacial Regeneration. He has been involved in preclinical and clinical research involving dental implants and bone regeneration since 1991 and had authored numerous articles and given lectures both nationally and internationally on implant dentistry and periodontics.

In 2000, he established the Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics and the Auckland Clinical Training Centre in New Zealand. Dr Danesh-Meyer has over 20 years of experience in the Dental Implant field, he is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Member of the American Academy of Periodontology, New Zealand Dental Association, Australian Society of Implant Dentistry and is actively involved in teaching periodontics and implant dentistry. He is on the gIDE faculty and a clinical instructor for the gIDE/UCLA Australasian Masters Program. Dr Danesh-Meyer and the specialist team at the Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics work closely with experienced dentists and laboratory technicians forming the Dental Implant Network. This team approach helps provide patients with a wide range of Dental Implant treatment solutions.

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State-of-the-art Specialist Surgical Centre Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics is Auckland’s premier purpose built specialist surgical facility aimed at oral rehabilitation with dental implants. Sophisticated design and state-of-the-art equipment together with the latest in dental technology provides exceptional patient comfort and safety. Local anaesthetic, oral and intravenous sedation services are provided on-site by our specialist team, to ensure you are always comfortable throughout your treatment. 18

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Patient services Treatment Travel Packages

Customised Payment Plans

For out-of-town and overseas patients travelling to the Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics for dental implant treatment we have negotiated accommodation packages to suit your particular situation. Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics is situated in Newmarket, Auckland which is approximately 4kms from the City Centre. Newmarket is well known for being one of Auckland’s most vibrant suburbs. Shopping, fashion and entertainment are features of Newmarket, with Broadway, Nuffield, and Teed Streets lined with exclusive retail.

As a service to our patients we offer various payment options and customised payment plans suiting each individual circumstance. Should you wish to investigate a funding plan for your dental implant treatment, we can facilitate this and provide expert advice for your particular situation. Patients who have suffered tooth loss as a result of an accident may also be eligible for ACC rebate on their treatment. Enquire with our staff at the Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics, Dental Implant Network Surgical Centre for details on payment plan options and treatment travel packages.

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Your Dental Implant Network Partner : Dental Implant Network Surgical Centre Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics Level 4, 142 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland 1023 T: (09) 524 0004 E: info@dentalimplantnetwork.co.nz W: www.dentalimplantnetwork.co.nz


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