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Discover All-on-4® Implants in Western Victoria

Face & Smile is proud and honoured to be selected as the world-renowned MALO CLINIC's Western District exclusive Victorian branch.
We treat patients from Ballarat, Geelong, Bendigo and surrounding regions as a certified MALO CLINIC; the original inventors of the revolutionary All-on-4® dental implant protocol.


If you’re fed up with irritating dentures or problem teeth, this well-known All-on-4® treatment solution offers a cost-effective advanced technique – that attaches an entire arch of teeth via only four supporting implants, all in as little as one day!

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Digital Smile Design® Revealing Your True Essence

Face & Smile are proudly one of just a handful of official Digital Smile Design® clinics in the world. Most importantly, this means we have the leading-edge training, technology and equipment to treat you using accredited and internationally recognised Digital Smile Design® techniques.

The Digital Smile Design® treatment concept - developed by Brazilian dentist and dental ceramist, Dr Christian Coachman - harnesses powerful imaging technology and software to accurately design, plan and communicate your smile makeover treatment in a fun and enlightening way.

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Join Dr Brian Johnston and the Face & Smile team in Ballarat, Bendigo or Geelong to learn more about the amazing MALO CLINIC All-on-4® Treatment Solution.

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212 Drummond Street Nth,
Ballarat VIC 3350

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602 Mair Street
Ballarat VIC 3350

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To book your next appointment, it’s easy! Simply tap to call us on (03) 5364 9500. Chat with our friendly staff and schedule your visit. New patients welcome.

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Caring for your dental implants


Oral hygiene

Proper care of your dental implants is important for their continued function and your good health. While not subject to cavities like natural teeth, implants can develop gum inflammation, infection and bone loss if not properly maintained.

Just as localised inflammation and infection around your natural teeth is termed periodontal disease or ‘periodontitis’, a similar process can occur around dental implants known as ‘peri-implantitis’.

 

At Face & Smile, we’ll make sure you understand the proper techniques for keeping your implants clean and your surrounding tissues healthy. Above all else, regular brushing and flossing is essential.

 

We’ll also show you other tools that can help keep your teeth and implants clean and healthy.

Implant maintenance checks

 

Your ‘new teeth’ will require periodic checking to ensure the surrounding gums and bone are maintained and healthy. Periodic x-rays will be taken to evaluate the level of bone around your implants. The dental restorations attached to your implants require regular checks to verify they’re secure and functioning properly.

It’s normal for the screws that attach your restoration to your actual implants or abutments to slowly loosen over time. To tighten, we’ll simply remove the dental restoration, clean and replace it with new screws or re-tighten the screws.

Similarly, if your dental restoration is cemented to the underlying implant, it may also loosen periodically. If this happens, we’ll need to remove the restoration, clean it, ensure that it fits as designed and re-cement it to the implant.

 

While these are minor complications and inconvenient, they should not be ignored. Leaving the restoration in place when it’s not properly attached to the implant may lead to significant problems that can be easily avoided.

 

 

Book your implant maintenance check-up today.

 

 

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