All-on-4 Abroad: Procedure and Cost

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All-on-4

The All-on-4 dental implant treatment was designed by Nobel Biocare, and is used to replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth. The procedure creates a permanent prosthesis by using four dental implants that act as an anchor for a bridge or overdenture of 12-to-14 teeth.

The dentist performs or examines diagnostic tests (such as panoramic X-rays and a CT scan) to assess the patient's jaw bone density. These scans are then often followed up by computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (known as CAD/CAM) processes that plan the All-on-4 procedure and allow the dentist to precisely insert the dental implants into the jaw.

The All-on-4 treatment is recommended for patients with a full arch of missing teeth, or who are planning to have any remaining teeth removed and replaced with implants. It is ideal for patients who have lost teeth through a trauma or who All-on-4 offers a stable, long-term alternative to traditional dentures (which need to be removed every few years). In terms of time, replacing many teeth with single dental implants can take months. The All-on-4 procedure, on the other hand, can be fitted in a few days, usually spread over two visits to the dentist.

Some clinics offer instant-load implants for the lower jaw (the upper jaw bone is not dense enough in the upper jaw), enabling patients to have new teeth straight away. However, instant-load implants have lower success rates, usually because the implants are not given sufficient time to heal and, as a result, do not fuse correctly to the bone.

Recommended for
  • Persons who require a full arch of false teeth
  • Persons who want to preserve the bone in their jaw
  • Persons who seek an alternative and long-term solution to dentures

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad
1 weeks.
Number of trips abroad needed
2. During the first visit, patients are fitted with a temporary set of false teeth. They then return approximately six months later to replace these with a permanent option.
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All-on-4 can provide enough structural support for a full-arch prosthesis, even in patients with mild jawbone loss.

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad 1 weeks.
Number of trips abroad needed 2. During the first visit, patients are fitted with a temporary set of false teeth. They then return approximately six months later to replace these with a permanent option.

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad 1 weeks.
Number of trips abroad needed 2.

During the first visit, patients are fitted with a temporary set of false teeth. They then return approximately six months later to replace these with a permanent option.

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All-on-4 can provide enough structural support for a full-arch prosthesis, even in patients with mild jawbone loss.

Compare All-on-4 prices around the world

United States $ 30,412
United Kingdom $ 9,256
Thailand $ 8,404
Mexico $ 5,494
Spain $ 4,562
Hungary $ 4,445
Poland $ 3,977
Costa Rica $ 3,197

Source: Medigo prices

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Before All-on-4 abroad

Before receiving All-on-4, the patient needs to have enough bone to support the implants. If there is not enough bone, a bone graft will be needed.

When traveling abroad to receive an All-on-4 procedure, patients should send the dentist any recent diagnostic tests they have completed, including CT scans and dental X-rays, as well as any other dental or medical records that may be relevant. This helps the dental clinic to provide an accurate treatment cost estimate.

How is it performed

The first stage of All-on-4 involves the four dental implants being placed into the upper or lower jawbone. Two implants are placed vertically where a person's incisors are, and two implants are placed, at a 45-degree angle, where the posterior teeth usually lie. The 45-degree angle allows the implants to make optimal use of available bone. A provisional prosthesis is then attached straight away.

The second (final) stage of the procedure is performed approximately six months later, once the implants have healed and integrated with your jaw. A permanent solution such as a dental bridge or removable overdenture is attached.

Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is most commonly used, sometimes in conjunction with sedative medication.

Procedure duration

The All-on-4 takes 2 to 4 hours.

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The four dental implants sit underneath a bridge or overdenture, which look like natural teeth.

What to expect after All-on-4

Post procedure care

In the first three-to-six months following the first procedure, the mouth will be healing and the bone and gums change shape to adapt to the new fixture. During this time, patients should exercise extreme caution if eating hard or very chewy foods. Patients generally should place as little pressure as possible on the implants, so the bone can heal well. The dentist can provide advice on exactly what should or should not be eaten during this time.

It is essential that patients follow the dentist's advice and guidance as failure to do so can result in the jaw bone not healing correctly, which can lead to a number of risks (listed below).

Possible discomfort

Patients should expect considerable discomfort and swelling after the procedure. For most, the worst of the pain subsides after a week.

After the first procedure, the temporary prosthesis may feel a little uncomfortable or like it does not quite fit correctly. This is quite common but is natural while the gums and the jawbone heals. The permanent solution (dental bridge or overdenture), received at the second appointment, will feel stronger and more natural.

Important things to know about All-on-4

Success rates

All-on-4 dental implants have a success rate of approximately 95%.

Not recommended for
  • Pregnant women
  • Persons with a suppressed immune system
  • Persons with diabetes
  • Heavy smokers
  • Persons who have suffered a recent heart attack
  • Persons with bruxism (teeth grinding) issues
  • Persons with significant jaw bone loss
Potential risks
  • Surgical infection
  • Failure to osseointegrate (fuse to the bone)
  • Nerve damage
  • Damage to surrounding teeth
  • Sinus damage
  • Loss of jaw bone

Compare All-on-4 prices around the world

United States $ 30,412
United Kingdom $ 9,256
Thailand $ 8,404
Mexico $ 5,494
Spain $ 4,562
Hungary $ 4,445
Poland $ 3,977
Costa Rica $ 3,197

Source: Medigo prices

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All-on-4 Specialists

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Practices at: MDental Clinic

97 clinics on MEDIGO offer All-on-4

DentiNeo

Gdańsk, Poland

96

$ 5,632

Costa Rica Bluezone Guanacaste

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

100

$ 8,500

Costa Rica Bluezone San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica

100

$ 8,500

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97 clinics on MEDIGO offer All-on-4

DentiNeo

Gdańsk, Poland

96

$ 5,632

Costa Rica Bluezone Guanacaste

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

100

$ 8,500

Costa Rica Bluezone San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica

100

$ 8,500

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All-on-4 Specialists

Dr. Tibor Orosz Csordas

Practices at: MDental Clinic

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