All on 4 in Split

The Ultimate Guide to All on 4 in Split

Last fact-checked: 4 April 2020

Save a fortune on an All-on-4® in Split, Croatia. If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, this alternative to dentures can renew your smile with a permanent set of teeth that won’t slip or fall out, restoring your confidence, as well as the function of your natural teeth.

What Are All-on-4s?

The All-on-4 is a dental implant procedure where just four implants are inserted into your jaw to hold a complete arch of teeth securely and firmly in place, acting—and looking—very much like your original teeth.

The concept was developed by renowned implantologist Dr. Paulo Malo in 1998 and is now carried out across the world according to his protocol.

Am I Suitable for an All-on-4 Procedure?

Patients who have been previously told they are unsuitable for dental implants due to bone loss may still be suitable for the All-on-4 procedure, without the need for a bone graft.

So, if you have suffered bone loss, don’t assume this procedure is not for you. An All-on-4 procedure entails the two rear implants placed at a 45-degree angle, rather than 90-degrees as with traditional implants. They are also slightly longer than traditional implants. Both of these differences create a bigger surface area for bone-to-implant contact which also creates greater stability. Diagnostic tests, such as CT scans, will allow your dentist to see whether your jaw bone is viable to hold the implants.

It is generally considered that smoking is incompatible with dental implants, and if you are a smoker there is a far greater chance of the implants failing. This is because smoking cigarettes diminishes blood flow. Blood moves oxygen and nutrients around the body, supplying it to your cells. After surgery, it is particularly important that cells receive appropriate levels of oxygen and nutrients to fight infection and heal. Thus, your dental implants could well be compromised greatly at this initial stage if you are a smoker, as well as throughout the life of your implants.

How Much Do All-on-4s Cost in Split?

See below for All-on-4 prices in Split compared to your home country:

 

UK £

EUR €

US $

CAN $

AUS $

All-on-4s cost at home

16,000

19,000

20,000

27,000

27,000

All-on-4s cost in Split

6,400

7,100

8,000

10,400

11,400

Note: the prices above are approximate. Please check our current prices for your selected clinic for estimated costs of treatment.

Is an All-on-4 a Good Procedure to Have in Split as a Dental Tourist?

All dental procedures, regardless of where they’re performed, carry some risk that they will not achieve the desired result, but  the All-on-4 procedure has a high long-term success rate. Providing that you choose a reliable dentist with expertise in this procedure, there is no reason to suppose that your treatment won’t be any less successful than if you’d had the treatment at home.

While a major procedure, All-on-4 is carried out in one session typically lasting around two hours per jaw; this involves the removal of any remaining teeth, placement of the implants and finally attaching the teeth. Afterward, you may experience a little swelling and/or bruising but most people can continue with their everyday activities without too much discomfort. Obviously, this does mean you should take things easy, engaging in low-key activities rather than high-octane ones!

Dental facilities treating international patients are modern and equipped with the latest technologies and facilities to provide top-class services. This includes state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, such as 3D/CT scanning, panoramic x-rays and CAD/CAM technology (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture). All dentists receive good training and must be registered with the Croatian Dental Chamber in order to practice.

A short flight away from most European countries Split is a UNESCO world heritage site situated on the sunny Dalmatian Coast… need we say more? Its Old Town is perfect for ambling around, discovering interesting shops, restaurants and bars, while soaking in the atmosphere of a Roman Palace that’s been standing for centuries. There’s also the Riva waterfront, where you can take in the amazing views of the Adriatic while enjoying watching the world go by under the shade of a palm tree. It’s an enjoyable location to relax, both before and after your All-on-4 procedure.

How Can I Choose a Good Clinic for All-on-4s in Split?

This whole process is made easy with Dental Departures. All of the clinics listed on our website have been pre-screened by us as we understand how important it is to find a reliable facility that you can trust. Our criteria include:

- Visiting clinics personally

- Verifying dentists’ qualifications

- Confirming professional memberships

- Collecting real patient reviews

- Checking for legal/criminal records

Every facility listed on our website has met these qualifications. Furthermore, each listing also has additional helpful information to make your job of homing in on the right facility for you a whole lot easier.

Some of our popular clinics in Split that offer All-on-4s include:

Dental Care Croatia

Dentech, dental centar Radovic

Repic Dental Clinic

What Is the Procedure for an All-on-4? How Long Will I Need to Stay in Split?

In advance of your visit, your dentist will give you a reasonable idea as to how long you will need to stay in Split. However, it’s worth not rushing things so don’t restrict yourself to a tight schedule. Although the actual All-on-4 procedure is carried out in just one session, the planning stage is just as important to ensure things go just as they should on the day of your procedure.

The stages of your treatment are:

1: Initial Consultation & Assessment. You should have already sent up-to-date digital x-rays or CT/scans through to your dentist in Split for a preliminary assessment as to whether your jaw is viable for the All-on-4. However, it is likely that your dentist in Split will carry out their own tests and scans once you have arrived. If these confirm your suitability, impressions of your mouth will be taken to send to a laboratory where your new arch of teeth is to be made. Your dentist will need these on the day that your All-on-4 procedure is carried out.

2: Treatment Day. Either local anaesthetic or conscious sedation is administered before carrying out the procedure. Any remaining teeth are extracted first, and then your dentist will open up your gum at four points pre-identified from the CT scans already taken. The dental implants are inserted at these four points, the gum sutured and the new teeth attached.

3: Permanent Restoration. It is worth bearing in mind that if you have your teeth extracted at the same time as the All-on-4 procedure, you will be given temporary teeth. These are lighter than your permanent ones in order to give your mouth time to heal. This means that in order to have your permanent teeth fitted, you will need to return after three months. If returning is not really an option, you could opt to have your remaining teeth extracted at home, at least three months before heading to your chosen dentist in Split. This way, you can receive your permanent teeth on the same day as your All-on-4 procedure.

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Further Information about All-on-4s in Split:

Contact Dental Departures’ Customer Care Team for further information about All-on-4s in Split, as well as other services we provide, such as finance options and insurance for global dental care. A range of quick and easy online booking options, at no cost to you, is also displayed below.

Sources:

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Krans, Brian. Bone Graft. Healthline. 6 November 2018. https://www.healthline.com/health/bone-graft" target="_blank 

Moraschini, V & Barboza, P. Success of Dental Implants in Smokers and Non-Smokers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Volume 45, Issue 2, February 2016. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0901502715013089" target="_blank

Malo, P et al. A Longitudinal Study of the Survival of All-on-4 Implants in the Mandible with Up to 10 Years of Follow-up. Journal of the American Dental Association. March 2011. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21357865" target="_blank

Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian. UNESCO. Website accessed 15 June 2019. https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/97" target="_blank

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