Last fact-checked: 29 January 2021
Good news if you're in the market for a new set of teeth: with a trip to Malaysia, you can replace an entire arch on just four implants while in Kuala Lumpur, enjoy a memorable holiday and head back home having saved thousands on the cost of this specialist procedure.
Aside from business trips, the majority of international visitors fly to Kuala Lumpur to see its impressive attractions (both old and new), as well as indulge in affordable and varied shopping, exotic food and exciting nightlife.
The country is home to the world’s tallest twin structures–the Petronas Towers and the world’s biggest covered bird park–the KL Bird Park. Tourists can also check out thousands of marine creatures in Aquaria KLCC. Shoppers will find branded items in Bukit Bintang District. For the food lovers, satisfy your cravings in Chinatown or choose from restaurants in Jalan Alor.
Drive for less than an hour from KL and get adventurous at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Malaysia’s premier theme park.
Food, commodities, and accommodations are reasonably priced which delights budget-minded tourists. Malaysia is also renowned for its biodiversity, which offers further appeal to visitors.
Over the last few years, however, the Malaysian capital has begun to welcome people traveling for an alternative reason: to obtain affordable, high-quality medical and dental care.
An implant is an artificial tooth root that is embedded into the jawbone to hold a crown or a bridge.
The All-on-4® treatment concept, as the name suggests, replaces all of the upper or lower teeth with just four implants. It’s an option for edentulous (toothless) patients who are looking for sturdy and natural-looking replacement teeth.
The procedure involves an examination, treatment planning and placement of implants, with diagnostic tests, like Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), being taken to confirm suitability.
After a thorough evaluation, the implantologist will create a treatment plan. Based on the plan, the implants will be inserted into the jawbone followed by the placement of a temporary loading denture.
After the healing process (known technically as osseointegration, where the implants fuse with the bone), the permanent teeth will be attached to the implants.
The length of treatment depends on a case-to-case basis, as the healing period for different patients can vary dramatically.
This full-arch rehabilitation improves patients' appearance, eating habits and oral health. The procedure preserves the jawbone and prevents the deterioration of the facial structures associated with the loss of teeth.
The replacement teeth allow you to eat practically anything you want because they are fixed to a sturdy foundation. With routine brushing and flossing, these innovative implants can improve your overall oral health and help reduce the risk of gum disease.
Kuala Lumpur dentists offer a wide range of mouth restoration procedures and other dental work at prices up to 70% less than you would expect to pay back home.
With the use of state-of-the-art technology, dentists design and create replacement teeth. They use top-quality materials and, in order to deliver exceptional service, adhere to international safety standards and comply with the requirements of the Malaysian Dental Association and Malaysian Dental Council.
All our listed dentists in Kuala Lumpur have completed local and international courses, keeping abreast of current trends in dentistry by pursuing additional training.
The price of this treatment in KL depends on a number of factors, such as whether your teeth need to be extracted and whether both arches are being replaced (dual arch surgery).
On average, prices start at USD $5,482.25 (CAD $7,215.68; AUS $7,258.22; NZD $8,071.51; UK £3,884.72).
When compared to prices in Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the UK, that can equate to four-figure savings, even when factoring in the price of accommodation, flights and other travel expenses.
Take a look at three of our most popular clinics in Kuala Lumpur for the All-on-4® treatment concept below:
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You can book with us directly online, or contact a member of our Customer Care Team, who can address any pre-trip concerns you might have.
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