All-On-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 dental implants allow you to replace multiple missing teeth. Having issues with multiple teeth can be very stressful and missing teeth can be a real confidence killer when it comes to smiling, talking, and chewing. Thankfully, all-on-4 implants provide a great option for restoring this lost confidence.
Knowing where to start looking for all-on-4 implants can be tricky though, especially with the option for dentistry abroad becoming more common. That’s why Qunomedical is here to help. We’ve put together a dedicated all-on-4 guide, showing all the information you need to know about the treatment, plus information on high-quality, affordable dentists at home and abroad.
The content has been reviewed for quality and accuracy to the best of our knowledge by Qunomedical and its Medical Board of Experts.
Structure of all-on-4 implants.
Structure of all-on-4 implants.
All-On-4 Dental Implants Quick Details
WHO IS THIS FOR
Individuals who have a lot of missing teeth or no teeth.
Those with badly broken down or decayed teeth.
Those with compromised teeth due to gum disease.
Individuals with reduced bone density who cannot undergo a bone grafting procedure.
Often called 'teeth in a day' all-on-4’s offer an almost instant solution.
Unlike conventional implants, where the healing process after bone grafts can take up to six months, teeth can be affixed immediately after the placement of implants.
However, this is not always possible and should be taken on a case by case basis.
Recovery time after having all-on-4 implants fitted is usually around 3-7 days.
Studies have shown that the all-on-4 technique has a patient-related success rate of 94.8% and an implant-related success rate of 98.1% after five years.
Results for a follow-up period of up to ten years are 93.8% and 94.8% respectively.
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS
Implant failure (5% incidence)
Before / After Photos
All-On-4 Dental Implant Costs: How Much Are They?
Prices for all-on-4 implants have become more affordable in recent years. Once considered one of the most expensive dentistry treatments, the all-on-4 technique has now become much more accessible. However, prices can still vary significantly depending on the dentist that you chose and, more importantly, where you choose to have your treatment.
To give you a clearer understanding of all-on-4 dental implant costs, we’ve put together a table with the starting prices for the treatment across a number of different locations. These prices are not fixed or guaranteed and they may vary from patient to patient, depending on different factors.
For more detailed information on costs, the factors that affect it, and how to save money on your treatment, have a look at our extensive dental implant cost guide.
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What Are All-On-4 Dental Implants and How Do They Work?
All-on-4 dental implants are specifically designed and developed to allow dentists to replace teeth with fewer implants than conventional methods. As a result, the overall procedure is less intrusive and less expensive than a standard dental implant technique.
As the name suggests, all-on-4’s are fitted with four implants per jaw. These four implants are placed in the lower or upper jaw and are responsible for supporting between 10-14 custom-made crowns. In some cases, five or six implants may be needed to counteract lower bone density. All-on-4’s are made up of a gum-coloured acrylic base to give them a natural look, while the crowns that are placed over them can be made of ceramic, zirconia, or porcelain.
All-on-4 implants are fitted at a 30-45° angle, as opposed to the vertical fit of regular dental implants. Angled fitting increases the strength of the implant. It also allows individuals with lower bone density to have implants fitted without the need for expensive and time-consuming bone grafts.
Fitting All-On-4’s: Step by Step
While the all-on-4 process can vary from patient to patient depending on individual circumstances, there are some common steps involved in the procedure. We’ve outlined these below.
1. Initial Consultation and CT Scan
Before beginning the all-on-4 procedure, your dentist will take a CT scan to assess the overall condition of your mouth and jaw. If you decide together that all-on-4 implants are the way to go, your dentist will then take impressions of your mouth. These will be sent to a dentistry lab for the creation of customised prostheses - the jaw and tooth sections or bridges that will be attached to the implants.
2. Anesthesia and Extraction
When it comes to having your implants fitted, your dentist will give you an anesthetic to numb the area of your mouth that will be worked on. In some cases, teeth may need to be extracted, and this can normally be done at the same time as the implant fitting. Your mouth is then thoroughly cleaned to remove any bacteria and damaged tissue.
3. All-On-4 Implant Placement
Two holes are created at the front of the jaw and two at the rear. The implants are then placed at a 30-45° angle and any holes are stitched with soluble thread that dissolves within 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 so they can’t be seen.
Some dentists prefer to fit temporary implants for the first 6-9 months. This is done to reduce bruising and to ensure that less pressure is put on the implants as they heal. Once your mouth is fully healed, the dentist will affix your permanent implants.
What Should I Expect From the Treatment?
Before your all-on-4 treatment commences, your dentist will fully explain the process again and make sure that you’re comfortable. Don’t be afraid to ask any last minute questions during this time. The procedure itself usually takes around 1-2 hours, so wear comfy clothes and be prepared to be sitting for that length of time. Your dentist will more than likely be assisted during the process by a dental nurse. They will help to make sure you’re comfortable and ensure that your mouth is drained throughout the procedure.
After the treatment, you might feel pain and discomfort for the next few days, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. Recovery time is usually fairly short. Patients tend to go back to their regular routine a couple of days after surgery and in some cases, they’re able to eat solid food right after the procedure. Typically though, it takes around 3-7 days to fully recover.
All-On-4 Dental Implant Alternatives
There are three viable alternatives to all-on-4 implants, and your dentist may discuss them with you during your consultation. These can be undertaken instead of, or as well as, all-on-4 dental implants.
Single Dental Implants
All-On-6 Dental Implants
All-On-4 Dental Implants: Abroad or at Home?
Each year, more and more patients are travelling abroad to have all-on-4 implants fitted. While undergoing a dental treatment may seem slightly daunting at first, there are some great reasons as to why more patients are taking up this option.
All-on-4 dental implants costs abroad can be significantly lower than in places like the UK or US.
Dental clinics overseas are home to highly-experienced dentists and top of the range facilities.
Travelling abroad for a dental treatment can be used as an opportunity to have a holiday and discover new places.
While all of these are factors for patients who decide to travel overseas for treatment, all-on-4 dental implants costs abroad are arguably the most important factor. As we can see from the table above, all-on-4 implants in Turkey come in at a much lower price. A lower price doesn’t have to mean lower quality either. At Qunomedical, we employ a thorough and strict vetting process to find dentists who offer high-quality care at a fair price.
Popular Locations, Clinics, and Dentists
Interested in learning more about some popular all-on-4 dentists and locations? Check out our list of high-quality, affordable clinics that offer all-on-4 implants. Here, you can check out worldwide dental clinics and read reviews from past patients. Dentelli Dental Clinic in Croatia for example, is a popular choice. Here, you'll have your implants fitted by the renowned dentist, Dr. Ivica Pelivan, DDS. Dr. Pelivan has over 16 years of experience and has been awarded impressive national accreditations.
Why Choose Qunomedical?
At Qunomedical, we put patients first, with no exceptions. All too often in healthcare, it’s the doctors, clinics, and insurance companies whose priorities are put ahead of the patient. We’re here to change that. Once you contact us, one of our Patient Managers will be in touch to get you started. Whether you’re just looking for some extra information, or are ready to go ahead and book your all-on-4 dental implants treatment, we offer a 100% free, non-binding assessment. Your Patient Manager will be with you throughout the entire journey, from the initial talks, through to your successful recovery.
(6 Reviews In All Countries)
Ennis W., United Kingdom
March 06, 2020
Excelent dental work.
Julia E., United Kingdom
May 24, 2019
I fully intend to return next year and have my top teeth done and will certainly be recommending Qunomedical!
Everything went seamlessly, from pre-arrival, to pick up and delivery to every appointment. All treatment and facilities were very professional. The staff including the driver were so friendly, helpful and provided a wonderful experience. I absolutely love my new teeth which cost me the exact amount I was originally quoted. I fully intend to return next year and have my top teeth done and will certainly be recommending Qunomedical! I felt so looked after!
Ojer A., United Kingdom
May 24, 2019
Fast efficient service all the way from airport pickups to dental client and wonderful team of surgeons
Fast efficient service all the way from airport pickups to dental client and wonderful team of surgeons, pioneers i'd say, minium pain more than happy with the results. Thank you all I appreciated the quality of patience shown.
M. Koskinen, Finland
March 15, 2017
I got an All-on-4 with metal-ceramic crowns, and I'm thankful for everyone at Oxygen Medical.
"Nice clinic, friendly staff! I arrived to Budapest actually being ashamed because of condition of my teeth, but the dentist, Mr Iványi was very sympathetic, and helped me to understand the possibilities. I got an All-on-4 with metal-ceramic crowns, and I'm thankful for everyone at Oxygen Medical. I was hoping that they could solve my problem with fixed solution, and an All-on-4 paid off very well so far.
Yvonne S., Germany
March 13, 2017
Great consultation, exzellent work and competent staff
Especially as anxiety patient I was amazingly being taken care of. The atmosphere is very nice. Mr Kovacs is always a friendly point of contact for you and he answers all questions quickly. After the treatments I was able to explores this beautiful city. I could even take my money which I saved from my treatment in Germany and shop around in the city. My temporary bridge will be replaced in 2 months with permanent ones. I am already looking forward to coming back!
Yvonne L., Germany
March 13, 2017
This clinic is the ideal place for anxiety patients - they care to the highest degree
I am an anxiety patient and did not visit a dentist for the past 15 years. Only because of the good experiences of my husband with Evergreen Dental, Dr. Vespremi and his team I felt a bit comfortable to go along. Dr. Vespremi took a lot of time of his schedule to give me a thorough and complete consultation. He also did not judge me on the state of my teeth which was very relieving. Those who are anxiety patients are know what I am talking about. I really trusted him from the beginning. I ... Show more