All on 4 in Cairo

The Ultimate Guide to All on 4 in Cairo

Last fact-checked: 27 January 2021

Save up to 70% on the All-on-4® treatment concept in Cairo, Egypt. 

This mouth restoration procedure provided by Nobel Biocare® offers a permanent solution for those with missing teeth, and, unlike dentures, won’t slip, fall-out or need to be cleaned overnight in a glass of water.

What Is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?

This sought-after treatment provides a complete arch of teeth that are secured onto four dental implants. Surgery, which only takes one session, can be carried out on the upper, lower or both jaws (dual surgery).

The unique positioning and length of the implants negates the need for a bone graft, with patients able to walk out of the dentist's office on the same day as their surgery with a brand new set of teeth. 

Note: An immediate loading denture is subsequently replaced with a permanent restoration several months later.

Am I a Suitable Candidate?

Being in good general health is important, but there are some factors that may preclude you from this treatment.

Bone Loss:

Bone loss is usually a result of extensive gum disease, known as periodontitis. For the traditional dental implants procedure where one tooth is being replaced, if you have lost the tooth because of bone loss, you will likely not be suitable for the dental implant procedure. This is because the bone is lost and the implant, which is attached to the bone, has nothing to attach to.

However, bone loss may not necessarily prevent you from undergoing this particular dental treatment as other parts of the jaw may be healthy enough to hold an implant. 

Smoking:

Being a smoker may be a problem if you want to have any type of dental implant. This is because smoking reduces blood flow in the mouth, decreasing oxygen and nutrients. Immediately after implant surgery, this is an issue when the tissues need all the nutrients they can get to help the healing process and fight infection.

It is also problematic in the long term and can compromise the health of the tissue surrounding the implants, which can lead to the failure of the implant. Many dentists will not carry out dental implant procedures on smokers. So, if you want dental implants, you will need give up smoking for a time.

Oral Health:

Again, it is important that the state of your oral health, at the time of surgery, is in good overall shape. A dentist can clear most problematic issues, such as infections, prior to the implants going in. 

What Is the Price of the All-on-4® Treatment Concept in Cairo?

See below for prices in Cairo, Egypt compared to your home country:

 

UK £

EUR €

US $

CAN $

AUS $

Price at home

16,000

19,000

20,000

27,000

27,000

Price in Cairo

4,600

5,400

6,000

7,800

8,700

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

What Does the Process Involve? How Long Will I Need to Stay in Cairo?

Although the actual surgical procedure is carried out in one day, a great deal of planning goes into the treatment, which means you will require several appointments with your dentist before and after your treatment to ensure your procedure is a success.

You will need to factor in a number of days across two trips to complete your treatment, although your dentist in Cairo will give you further advice regarding this.

Thus, the full treatment takes shape as follows:

Initial Consultation & Assessment:

You can send over digital x-rays via Dental Departures’ Customer Care Team to your dentist in Cairo to make an initial assessment as to your suitability for the procedure. If suitable, when you arrive in Cairo, your dentist will do a thorough examination of your mouth and take appropriate diagnostic tests, including 3D/CT scans which show the dentist the structures in your mouth, and allow them to plan exactly where your implants should be placed. 

Your implantologist will also need to take impressions of your mouth to send to the laboratory where your new teeth are tailor-made. The dentist will arrange an appointment for your procedure to be carried out when your teeth will also be ready to be placed.

Surgery for the All-on-4® treatment concept normally takes 2.5 hours for each arch (so your overall treatment time will be up to five hours). You can leave on the same day with a temporary, lighter set of replacement teeth (fixed bridge).

Once properly healed, which normally takes between six to eight months, the permanent teeth are attached upon your return visit to Egypt. Your dentist will advise you as to whether you require any additional treatment during your stay in Cairo.

Treatment Day: 

The procedure is generally carried out under local anaesthetic with conscious sedation. After removing any remaining teeth, the dentist, using the CT scans as a guide, will pinpoint the four places in the jaw that will be the most effective areas to insert the implants. At these points, a small opening is made in the gum to expose the jaw. The implants are inserted—two at the back of the mouth and two in the front.

Using adjoining abutments and coping cylinders, the provisional arch of teeth (immediate loading denture) is then affixed, completing the procedure.

3. Healing Phase:

After teeth extraction(s), your mouth will need time to heal. So, a lighter set of temporary teeth is attached with a view to a permanent restoration being attached after around four to six months.

During this time, you will be advised to avoid hard foods so as to allow the implants to properly fuse with the jawbone.

4. Final Restoration:

After around six months, you'll return to Egypt to have your permanent fixed bridge installed. 

This may involve a couple of appointments, as final impressions of your mouth will need to be taken. However, the process of replacing the temporary bridge with the permanent one does not require surgery, as it can be screwed on and off without any incisions. 

Is this a Good Procedure to Have in Cairo as a Dental Tourist?

The best clinics in Cairo offer excellent, state-of-the-art care and cater to international patients. The All-on-4® treatment concept is no exception.

Cairo makes a great option because:

  1. Our partner dentists in Cairo have the necessary expertise to carry out the procedure. This system was pioneered by Portuguese implantologist Dr. Paulo Malo and is now carried out by specialist implantologists around the world who have been trained in his exact technique, with a high success rate
  1. The top dental clinics in Cairo are modern state-of-the-art facilities, equipped with the latest technologies for accurate diagnoses, treatment plans and predictable results.
  1. An implant-supported full-mouth restoration is considered a major dental procedure, but it has surprisingly little in the way of downtime for the vast number of patients. You may experience some bruising and/or swelling, but you should be able to carry on with most of your everyday activities the day after surgery without any problems.

Why Should I Choose to Book My Treatment in Cairo with Dental Departures?

Dental Departures has a decade of experience working with dental providers all over the world. We have helped over hundred-thousand patients receive great quality dental care in dozens of countries, at value-for-money prices.

We only work with clinics that are reliable. We are meticulous in carrying out our own background checks so that when you choose a clinic with us you can be confident in your choice.

Our pre-screening includes searching for legal/criminal records, carrying out onsite visits, confirming dentist qualifications and verifying professional memberships. Our listings include real patient reviews, clinic photos, prices and location maps so you have all the information you need at your fingertips to make our own informed choice.

Our popular clinics in Cairo where you can go for more affordable dental restorations include:

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Booking Your All-on-4® Treatment Concept in Cairo:

Connect with Dental Departures’ Customer Care Team for further information about the All-on-4® treatment concept in Cairo, or to ask for a free no-obligation quote, financing options or insurance cover for global dental care

You can also leave us your contact details and we'll get back in touch at a time that suits you. This service is completely free, with no up-front costs. 

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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