Teeth in a day with All-on-4 dental implants

All-on-4 Dental Implant Overview

All-on-4 is a prosthodontics procedure that allows the full rehabilitation of a patient's dental arch. With All-on-4 denture implants, a full set of teeth is supported by four dental implants.

Who is this for
  • Patients who have no teeth
  • Patients with badly broken down or decayed teeth
  • Patients with compromised teeth due to gum disease
  • Individuals with reduced bone density who cannot undergo a bone grafting procedure
Treatment abroad
  • Minimum stay: 2 - 5 Days
  • Number of trips: 2
Treatment process
  • Your implant placement will take 1 to 2 hours.
  • Your temporary dentures placement will take average 1 hour.
  • You will wait 2 months in average for your gums to heal.
  • The dentist will prepare your custom-made crowns, which may take 3 to 7 days. Once ready, crowns will be placed in 1 to 2 hours.
  • You may require additional time if you need bone grafting.
  • Short-term: one week for implant site and gums to heal
  • Long-term: healing time after implant session takes average 2 months

All-on-4 Dental Implant Treatment Cost

Implant Type
Brand Origin
Price

All-on-4 Dental Implant

Temporary and Permanent Prosthesis costs are included / Per jaw

German or Swiss Made

€3900

All-on-6 Dental Implant

Temporary and Permanent Prosthesis costs are included / Per jaw

German or Swiss Made

€4900

All-on-4 Dental Implant Treatment Cost

Implant Type
Price

All-on-4 Dental Implant

Temporary and Permanent Prosthesis costs are included / Per jaw

€3900

All-on-6 Dental Implant

Temporary and Permanent Prosthesis costs are included / Per jaw

€4900

All-on-4 Dental Implant Process?

What are All-on-4 dental implants?

All-on-4 dental implants have been specifically designed and developed to allow dentists to replace teeth with fewer implants than conventional dental implants. The overall procedure is less intrusive and less expensive.

All-on-4 are fitted with four implants per jaw. These four implants are placed and will then support 12 custom-made crowns. In some cases, five or six implants may be needed to counteract lower bone density. All-on-4 consist of a gum-coloured acrylic base to resemble gum tissues, while crowns can be made of zirconia or porcelain.

All-on-4 dental implants are fitted at a 30 to 45-degree angle rather than vertically as regular dental implants. Angled fitting increases the strength of the implant. It also allows individuals with jaw bone loss to have implants fitted without the need for expensive and time-consuming bone grafts.

Benefits of All-on-4

All On 4 implants, often referred to as 'teeth in a day', offer an almost instant solution. Unlike traditional implants, where the healing process after bone graft can take up to six months, temporary teeth can be glued immediately after the implants are placed. Thus, by skipping the healing process of the bone graft, permanent teeth can be inserted 2 months later.

How does All-on-4 work?

It takes a few steps to create a new smile with All-on-4 implants. Here's a breakdown:

  1. Initial consultation and CT scan. The dentist will assess the overall condition of your mouth and jaw and take a CT scan. If you decide that All-on-4 is right for you, the dentist will take impressions of your mouth. These will then be sent to the lab for the creation of customised prostheses - the jaw and tooth sections or bridges that will be attached to the implants.
  2. Anaesthesia and extraction (if needed). When you attend the surgery to have your implants fitted, the dentist will give you an anaesthetic so that the entire process is painless. If teeth need to be extracted, this can normally be done at the same time. Your mouth is then thoroughly cleaned to remove bacteria and damaged tissue.
  3. All-on-4 dental implant placement. Two holes are drilled at the front of the jaw and two at the rear. Your implants are then placed at a 30 to 45-degree angle and any holes are stitched with soluble thread that dissolves in a couple of weeks. Either the same day or the next day, your new teeth will be attached to the implants. When fitted, all joins are hidden behind the lip and are virtually undetectable.
  4. Affix permanent dentures. Your dentist prefer to fit you with temporary implants for the first six to nine months. This is to reduce bruising and to ensure that less pressure is put on your implants as they heal. Once your mouth is fully healed, the dentist will affix your permanent implants.

What are the alternative treatments to All-on-4?

There are three viable alternatives to All-on-4 implants, and your dentist may discuss them with you during your consultation: dentures, conventional dental implants and implant retained overdentures.

Dentures: Dentures are the least expensive option. They consist of an acrylic base, which is pink or gum coloured, and teeth made from porcelain or resin. Well-made dentures should stay in place without adhesive although this is rarely the case. They don't prevent further bone loss as All-on-4 do, and over time, they will become looser as the jaw bone diminishes. Dentures have to be replaced at approximately 5-year intervals.

Implant Retained Overdentures: Overdenture implants can come as a fixed denture or as a removable denture. Both types of implant dentures are better than regular dentures as far as comfort, convenience, and overall health go. Once a person has implant dentures placed, they'll need to take good care of them like with regular teeth. Overdentures have to be replaced at approximately yearly intervals.

Dental implants: Dental implants can be chosen when one or more teeth need to be replaced. They are the most expensive option for those requiring full mouth reconstruction. People with bone loss may require lengthy bone grafts before the implant can be fitted. Unlike All-on-4 implants, where teeth can be fitted the same day, there is a four to six-month healing period between the placement of implants and teeth. The overall treatment time increases significantly if grafts are necessary, and this can add to the cost.

ALL-ON-4 GALLERY

All-on-4 process images

After Care

What to do after surgery?

  • Rest at home and take it easy for the first 2 days following surgery.
  • Refrain from exercise, heavy lifting and any physical activity for the first week following surgery. Elevation of heart rate and blood pressure may promote bleeding and delay healing. After the first week, and based on the doctor's discretion, patients may ease back in to physical activity.
  • Do not smoke for the first week after surgery. Smoking may dry out the tissues and delay healing. Smoking can also cause you to bleed more and for longer periods of time.
  • Please refrain from pulling on your lips or cheeks to inspect the surgical sites. This action could tear your sutures or delay healing.
  • Take your prescribed medications as directed.

All-on-4 FAQ

What can I eat after surgery?

It is extremely important to be on a soft diet for the first 3 months of healing. During this time your implants are integrating, and you're wearing a temporary prosthesis that is not meant to be used to chew hard or crunchy foods.

How long do All-on-4 dental implants last?

All-on-4 dental implants are meant to be a permanent dental solution. Your implants can last 20 years or more with proper care.

What is the recovery time for All-on-4 dental implants?

Recovery time for traditional implants typically ranges from three to eight months, but with All-on-4 implants, you'll likely recover much sooner. An All-on-4 system can fuse to your bone more easily than individual implants, which promotes better stability.

Potential risks and side effects

  • Infection
  • Recent studies show that All-on-4 implants have a patient-related success rate of 94.8% and an implant-related success rate of 98.1% at five years. Results for a follow-up period of up to ten years are equally impressive with figures of 93.8% and 94.8% respectively.

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