All on 4 in Cali

The Ultimate Guide to All on 4 in Cali

Last fact-checked: 22 February 2020

Save a fortune on the cost of All-on-4s in Cali, Colombia with our quality-checked dentists. As the third-largest city in Colombia (behind Bogota and Medellin), Cali offers a cosmopolitan vibe, historical architecture and salsa dancing ‘till you drop!

What is the All-on-4®?

The All-on-4 is a dental implant procedure that was pioneered by Prof Paulo Malo—an implantologist from Portugal, Europe.

Suitable for patients who have lost all or most of their teeth, the treatment uses four dental implants onto which a full arch of teeth is attached. Unlike dentures, implants provide a stable and secure base for the teeth, which don’t move, slip or fall out.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for an All-on-4?

If you have any remaining teeth then these will be extracted prior to the implants being placed.

Even if you have been told that you are not a suitable candidate for traditional implants due to bone loss in the jaw, All-on-4 implants may still be a viable option. The reason for this is because the rear All-on-4 implants are longer than traditional implants. They are also inserted into the bone at a 45-degree, rather than a 90-degree angle, creating a larger surface area for the implant to connect with the bone, which should provide more stability.

One of the other positive aspects of All-on-4s is that the complete procedure, including extractions, implant insertion and attachment of temporary teeth can be carried out in the same session. So, if you’re not the biggest fan of the dentist’s chair (and let’s be honest, who is?), this procedure shouldn’t cause too much stress.

What Is Involved in the All-on-4 Treatment?

As you might imagine, an All-on-4 involves a great deal of planning and a thorough assessment. The treatment stages can be outlined as:

1: Initial Consultation & Assessment

Before you book an appointment with a dentist in Cali, you can email digital x-rays over for an initial assessment. If deemed suitable, you will have a thorough consultation with the dentist in Cali once you have arrived in town, along with an examination and any diagnostic tests and scans to check the structures in your mouth. Impressions of your mouth will be taken so that your new teeth can be made and ready to fit on the day of your procedure.

2: Treatment Day

Anesthetic is administered before the procedure is carried out—this will be a local anesthetic, or conscious sedation if you have requested it. It usually takes around two hours per jaw. It’s also worth noting that any remaining teeth will have to be removed first. The dentist will then make incisions at the optimum points in the jaw where implants are to be placed. Using a drill, small holes are made in the jaw at each of these points and the implants inserted. The gum is then stitched back in place and an arch of new replacement teeth attached.

Is an All-on-4 a Good Treatment to Have as a Dental Tourist?

All-on-4 patients need surprisingly little downtime for such an extensive procedure, making this an excellent option for dental tourists. Apart from a little swelling and bruising, you should be able to go about your everyday activities with very little discomfort.

Why Choose Cali for Your All-on-4?

● Many people who go abroad for their dental care, particularly in Europe and Asia, tend to stick to their own continent. For Americans and Canadians, South America is safe and accessible without having to endure a long-haul flight to the other side of the world.

● The dental facilities throughout Colombia are generally high-quality, especially those catering to dental tourists. Clinics are modern and kitted out with technologies such as digital x-rays, 3D/CT scanning and CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture).

● You can realize significant savings compared to the prices you might expect to pay at home. As you can see below, the savings can involve five figures.

What is the Cost of All-on-4s in Cali?

Compare the average All-on-4 prices in Cali with those charged at home:

 

US $

CAN $

UK £

EURO €

AUS $

All-on-4s cost – at home

20,000

26,500

15,500

17,400

27,700

All-on-4s cost – Cali

6,000

8,000

4,700

5,200

8,300

Why Else Should I Choose Cali for All-on-4s?

After years of being a no-go country for tourists, Colombia is well and truly open for business once again. So, make the most of what it has to offer and explore as much as you can. And while Cali may not have as much appeal as other major destinations like Cartagena, or the capital of Bogota, it is still a lively city, especially if Salsa dancing, sightseeing and a taste of local culture are on your radar. You have plenty of places where you can learn salsa, or just head out to venues like Tin Tin Deo and Zaperoco to see the pros in action.

Check out Barrio San Antonio—a hilly, neighborhood with cobbled streets that is the oldest part of the city. Once the home to writers and artists, it still has a Bohemian feel about it with theatres, artsy cafes and great views of Cali if you head up the hill to Iglesia San Antonio.

For a pleasant walk, try the riverbanks of Rio Cali in the north of the city where you’ll find plenty of shady areas to stop and relax. The famous Cat Park (‘El Parque del Gato de Tejada’) is also nearby with its giant three-ton bronze cat donated by Hernando Tejada, a local sculptor. His cat has been joined by 15 additional cat statues donated by local artists.

From sailing to golfing, it’s also easy to head out of the city and enjoy a range of activities among southwest Colombia’s lush green countryside. You’ll find hiking trails and plenty of opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Take a picnic and a bus to the Rio Pance and the Pance Eco Park and, if you’re feeling adventurous, head up to La Voragine where there are waterfalls and more challenging hiking routes.

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How Do I Arrange a Trip to Cali for an All-on-4?

Book your appointment online or speak to our Customer Care Team if you’d like to know more about All-on-4s in Cali. We can also help with other aspects of your trip, including finance, hotel booking and insurance—so feel free to get in touch.

Sources:

Implantology. Malo Clinic. Website accessed: 11 January 2019.

https://maloclinics.com/en/implantology" target="_blank

Leadbeater, Chris & Haines, Gavin. 21 Reasons Why Colombia Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination. The Telegraph. 20 July 2018. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/south-america/colombia/articles/21-reasons-why-colombia-should-be-your-next-holiday-destination/" target="_blank

Baker, Michael. Tourism in Cali, Colombia. USA Today. Website accessed: 11 January 2019.

https://traveltips.usatoday.com/tourism-cali-colombia-35912.html" target="_blank

15 Best Things to do in Cali. The Crazy Tourist. Website accessed: 11 January 2019. https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best-things-to-do-in-cali-colombia/" target="_blank

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