All on 4 in Zadar

The Ultimate Guide to All on 4 in Zadar

Last fact-checked: 5 April 2020

Book an appointment for a low-cost All-on-4® in Zadar, Croatia. Dental Departures can help you find a quality-checked dentist for your dental care while you take advantage of a well-earned break in one of Croatia’s most picturesque cities overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth and thought that dentures were the only option, then you may want to hear about the All-on-4. The procedure replaces a complete arch of teeth with just four dental implants—giving you a secure smile that looks, feels and acts much like your own teeth. Even if you have bone loss, the procedure may still be suitable for you without the need for a bone graft to your jaw; this is due to the nature of the implants as well as the acute angle in which they are inserted.

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

The procedure is suitable for many patients, and it is your health and lifestyle factors that are determining factors rather than your age. Factors that may be detrimental to you being a viable candidate for an All-on-4 include:

Bone Loss in the Jaw: The All-on-4 procedure may be possible if you have bone loss in the jaw without needing a bone graft because the bone-to-implant-contact is greater with this procedure than traditional implants. The implants are positioned with two in the front of the jaw and two in the rear. The rear two implants are longer than traditional implants and they are placed at a 45-degree, rather than a 90-degree angle. Not only does this create a larger surface area for bone-to-implant-contact but it also provides greater stability. Of course, you will still need enough viable bone, which your dentist will be able to determine from up-to-date CT scans (that can be sent over to Croatia via email beforehand).

Smoking: Most people are aware that smoking is bad for your health, but the mouth is particularly susceptible to its effects. Cigarette smoking reduces blood flow, which decreases the number of nutrients and oxygen your body’s cells can absorb. This is particularly problematic when fighting infection and for the healing process—the very things that your body will need to support the successful integration of your dental implants, both after their initial placement and thereafter.

Health Conditions: Diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other uncontrolled health conditions may diminish the chances of successful integration of dental implants. An evaluation is generally needed in order to ensure your suitability, which, again, is something a local dentist can do for a nominal fee before you fly.

Why Choose Zadar for an All-on-4?

● Croatia has a good standard of dental care, with knowledgeable, highly-skilled dentists who are able to deliver services on a par with any you’d receive at home. The All-on-4 procedure was pioneered by Dr Paulo Malo, a renowned implantologist from Portugal. His All-on-4 treatment protocol has a high success rate and is now taught and performed by skilled dentists throughout the world, including Zadar.

● The dental providers in Zadar that Dental Departures has partnered with have high standards. Clinics are modern and equipped with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, including 3D/CT scanning, CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture) and digital x-rays to ensure accurate diagnoses and predictable treatment outcomes.

● Dental Departures carries out our own background checks on all the facilities listed on our website. This includes onsite visits and searching legal/criminal records. We publish patient reviews, confirm dentist qualifications and verify professional memberships, which you can see under each individual listing on our site. You can also peruse prices, location maps and clinic photos—all to help you come to your own conclusion about the best dentist to book an appointment with for your All-on-4.

● You can save thousands on the price of an All-on-4 in Zadar, as the section below highlights...

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

See below for the All-on-4 prices in Zadar compared to at home:

 

UK £

EUR €

US $

CAN $

AUS $

All-on-4 price at Home

16,000

19,000

20,000

27,000

27,000

All-on-4 price in Zadar

5,600

6,700

6,900

9,100

10,000

Please note that these are approximate prices at the time of writing.

Take a look at some of the options in Zadar below for latest figures, as well as photos, patient testimonials, dentist profiles and more:

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

Although the All-on-4 is considered to be a major procedure, it is carried out in only a couple of hours, typically under local anaesthetic or conscious sedation. Following the procedure, the downtime may include bruising and swelling but many patients report very little discomfort after surgery and are able to enjoy low-key activities a day-or-two afterward.

If you are aiming to enjoy the sites of Zadar, there is no reason why you can’t enjoy all its sites and activities prior to your treatment day. The likelihood is that after your surgery you will be able to enjoy gentle walks and going out for dinner... but perhaps save watersports or high-octane adventure activities for a separate trip!

Zadar has plenty to enjoy from medieval architecture to modern art installations, as well as a myriad of dining and shopping options. You can also take a ferry to one of the nearby islands, or head out into the surrounding countryside and take in the scenery at the national parks. The point is, there’s so much to enjoy all within easy reach, and if you don’t feel up to doing much, you don’t have to.

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

Although the All-on-4 procedure is carried out in just one day, the planning stage is the key to its success. Your dentist will provide further information as to how long you will need to stay in Zadar; this way, you schedule your pre and post-op appointments with your dentist beforehand.

The All-on-4 procedure can be summarised as:

1: Initial Consultation & Assessment: Digital x-rays or CT scans should be sent through to your dentist in Zadar for a preliminary assessment of your suitability for the All-on-4 before an appointment is booked. Once it is confirmed the procedure is possible for you, your dentist in Zadar will want to carry out their own examination and tests, including 3D/CT scans. The scans will not only show the dentist all of the structures in your mouth and jaw, but will also enable them to pinpoint the exact places in your jaw to insert the implants.

Your dentist will also need to take impressions of your mouth, which are sent to a laboratory where your new teeth are made-to-measure. These will need to be available on the day you have your procedure so they can be fitted to complete your All-on-4.

2: Treatment Day: It takes approximately two hours for the All-on-4 treatment per jaw. If you have any remaining teeth to be removed, the dentist will remove them at the start of the procedure. Next, the dental implants will be inserted into the jaw at the points previously indicated by the CT scans. Once the implants are in place, the new arch of teeth is attached.

3: Permanent Restoration: It is worth bearing in mind that if you have extractions at the same time as your All-on-4, your new teeth inserted on the day will only be temporary and lighter than your permanent ones, which can only be fitted after several months (once your gums have healed). If this is a problem, you could opt to have your remaining teeth extracted by a dentist at home, at least three months before you travel to Zadar.

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

Dental Departures’ Customer Care Team are available 24/7 to speak to about All-on-4s in Zadar. Get in touch for further information, including Dental Departures’ finance options and insurance cover for global dental care. You can also find other online booking options by scrolling down the page.

Sources:

Major Bone Grafting (Using Bone from Outside the Mouth) and Dental Implants. Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Leaflet Number: 2847/VER3. November 2016. https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/resources/patient-information/dental/major-bone-grafting.pdf" target="_blank

Murphy, Caleb. Smoking And Tooth Implants: How it Affects the Success Rate. Authority Dental. 8 April 2019. https://www.authoritydental.org/smoking-tooth-implants" target="_blank

Dental Implants. Web MD. Website accessed 24 July 2019. https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-implants#2" target="_blank

About Prof Paulo Malo. Nobel Biocare. Website accessed 24 July 2019. https://www.nobelbiocare.com/dk/en/education/our-speakers/m-o/paulo-malo.html" 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

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