All on 4 dentistry procedures or all-on-4® dental
Average All-on-4 costs are € 7,050, based on All-on-4 prices from 23 clinics. Cheapest All-on-4 cost is € 2,500 where All-on-4 prices can go up to € 22,000.
All-on-4 prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, All-on-4 in Turkey is a popular option where All-on-4 costs as low as € 2,500. You can also find All-on-4 clinics in Spain starting from € 3,800. All-on-4 in Mexico is another popular option where prices start from € 8,497.
Please note that the All-on-4 prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for All-on-4 procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for All-on-4 procedures. To receive a personalized All-on-4 quote, please click HERE.
All on 4 dentistry procedures or all-on-4® dental implants are a type of prosthodontic treatment which can be used to replace broken, decayed or otherwise compromised teeth from the lower and upper jaw. Paulo Malo invented the all-on-4 dental implants procedure around 30 years ago, and it quickly gained popularity among dentists as well as patients from all around the world. All-on-4 procedures have several advantages over other types of dental restoration procedures, including:
All-on-4 dental implants are recommended for patients with a large number of missing teeth due to trauma, tooth decay or other reasons. Patients suffering from bone loss, which are unable to opt for traditional, vertical dental implants can also benefit for this procedure.
All on 4 dental implants are not recommended for heavy smokers or patients suffering from bruxism. Pregnant patients should postpone their surgery until after giving birth. This procedure is also not recommended for patients with a weak or suppressed immune system as well as patients who suffered a heart attack recently.
Patients will first need to have a set of dental X-rays done in order to check for any potential problems related to bone loss in the area. A CBCT scan may also be used for this purpose. If there are any remaining teeth on the maxilla or mandible, they will have to be removed.
The procedure begins with the dentist administering local anesthesia to the patient. Once the implant area is numb, the dentist will begin creating 4 different incisions in the patient's gum tissue. With the gum tissue out of the way, the patient's bone is exposed – implants then can be screwed into place. The implants are angled at 30 to 45 degrees – this is done to avoid sensitive areas such as the mental nerve in the mandible or the sinus in the upper jaw. After placing the implants, the dentist will close all incisions with sutures. Depending on the patient's state of health, a permanent or provisional prosthesis is placed over the implants, and the patient may begin recovering. The procedure generally lasts between 2 and 3 hours.
3 - 5 days
2 - 3 hours
Most patients can return to work in a few days after undergoing the all on 4 procedure. The next three months are essential for the success of the surgery – patients will receive a complete guide on what to do and what to avoid during the time necessary for the bone to heal. Solid food is prohibited for up to four weeks after the procedure – patients can consume liquid food instead. During the first seven days after the operation, most patients will experience discomfort and a lot of swelling.
The following risks and complications are associated with all on 4 dental implants:
● Nerve damage
● Osseointegration failure
● Damage to the sinus
● Loss of jaw bone
Patients can expect the following side effects after an all on 4 dental implants procedure:
● Considerable swelling
● Minimal bleeding
All on 4 reviews set the success rate at 94.8%, 10 years after the procedure has been performed.
After the all on 4 procedure, patients will be able to enjoy natural-looking teeth with no dietary restrictions. Patients will need to maintain good oral hygiene practices in order to maintain the longevity of the implants and prosthesis.
– What are the alternatives available?
All-on-6 and all-on-8 dental implants are available as alternatives for an all-on-4 procedure. Some patients might want to opt for traditional dentures, for example, but the all-on-4 system provides a permanent solution based on a fixed prosthesis.
– How long does the procedure take?
An all on four procedure usually takes around 2-3 hours, but it depends from case to case.
– Are angled dental implants safe?
Definitely. A study based on 245 patients with a total of 980 implants revealed a 94.8% success rate, ten years after the procedure was performed. When the all on four systems is used, any pressure on the prosthesis is distributed among all the implants, so the angle of the implants has no ill-effect.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in September, 2019.