What Are All On Four Dental Implants?

Those who want to have new teeth in just one day should consider the all-on-four dental implant option.

The term „all-on-four dental implant” refers to “all” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants, a dental procedure developed in the 90s by Dr. Paulo Malo from Portugal. The technique has been designed to rehabilitate the edentulous patient but it also addresses the patients with badly broken, decayed or compromised teeth due to gum disease.

For successful and durable results,  before the placement of All-on-4 implants, some additional procedures might be necessary: it is recommended to remove the remaining teeth and any gum infection(s) prior to surgery.

The Advantages of the All on four dental implant procedure

The all on four is a dental technique used to load a full arch bridge on 4 implants, instead of the standard 6-8 implants. In some cases,  both rear implants are angulated to prevent an evasion to the sinus (on the upper arch) or to the mandibular nerve (in the lower jaw).

In most cases, the all-on-4 is a one day procedure, provided that the initial stability (strength of implants in the bone) reaches 35 ncm or higher. But it is only at the time of the surgery that dentists are able to establish if a second session is necessary.

The all-on-4 dental implant procedure is preferred by many patients because it is fast and efficient. The immediate tooth replacement option, reduced price and fast recovery make the all-on-4 dental implant technique one of the most asked for dental procedures. In some cases, you can eat and drink as soon as you leave the dental chair.

What is more, compared to the full or partial denture, which is a removable appliance, through the all-on-four technique the teeth are firmly fixed in place and no slippages may occur when eating or biting hard foods.

How Much Dental Implants Cost in the Philippines

The price of the all-on-four dental procedure highly depends on the country or region where you have it done, but, no matter where you choose to get the treatment, it will normally be divided in two phases: surgery and restauration. In the United States, the total price for all-on-four dental implants can reach $57000 USD, including:

  • removal of compromised remaining teeth, and placing the four dental implants ($12,000 to $15,000 USD per jaw),
  • the connection of the teeth (between $7,000 to $10,000 USD per jaw – depending on the choice of porcelain or acrylic).

Usually, you should also expect additional costs such as the cost of anesthesia as the dental implants are typically placed under IV sedation.

To avoid spending large sums of money for dental treatments, some people choose to travel to Thailand, Philippines or Vietnam to take advantage of their cheaper prices.

Finding a great dentist in the Philippines can help you save up to 80% on the costs of dental treatment you would have paid for in the United States or Europe. The dentists from Tooth & Go dental clinic in Manila are using Nobel Biocare implant system, one of the best implant systems used for the all-on-four technique. Our prices for all-on-4 implants range from 8900-9900 USD (per arch), depending whether or not the bridge construction has a zirconium (ceramic) base or not. Book your appointment right now to discover the advantages of the newest dental technology!

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