All on 4 in George Town

The Ultimate Guide to All on 4 in George Town

Last fact-checked: 1 February 2021

Replace a whole arch of missing or failing teeth with the All-on-4® treatment concept in George Town, Malaysia.

Provided exclusively by Nobel Biocare®, this impressive treatment only requires one session of surgery and is considered one of the most innovative dental restorations on the market. 

Find out more and book your free appointment with Dental Departures. 

Why George Town?

George Town is located in Penang, Malaysia—a fabulous destination for a holiday, which is why so many people take advantage of the dental tourism options available here.

While not in the dentist's office, you can take a tour around the city, and discover its rich history, vibrant culture, and unique cuisine. George Town is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is known for its charming colonial shops, houses, and historic buildings such as the top tourist attraction Fort Cornwallis, built by the city’s British founder Francis Light.

The island of Penang also boasts a lively dining and nightlife scene, as well as dense jungle terrain and golden-sanded beaches around the coastline. 

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

This full-arch rehabilitation technique uses four dental implants (per jaw) to replace a whole row of missing teeth.

This treatment is a good option for people who have lost or failing teeth due to gum disease, injury, or other reasons.

The rear implants are placed at a near-45-degree angle, which increases bone-to-implant contact, negating the need for bone graft surgery for patients who have suffered bone loss.

Dental implants are usually made of titanium which has the ability to fuse to bone in a process called osseointegration, which makes the implants sturdy and durable.

The restorations help you talk and eat without worrying about your teeth coming loose or moving, as with dentures.

What Does Treatment Involve?

The process involves a consultation and treatment planning, surgery, healing period, and placement of permanent teeth. During the consultation and treatment planning stage, the dentist will examine your teeth, mouth, and jaw. Diagnostic tests like cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) will be taken. Your dental health, as well as your medical condition, will be assessed. Once it is confirmed the procedure is right for you, a personalized treatment plan is arranged with prices and material options included.

The surgical phase of the treatment, which is carried out in just one session, involves:

  • The administration of a local anesthetic, with conscious IV sedation often used.
  • Extraction of any remaining teeth
  • Insertion of four implants in either the top, bottom or both jaws (dual surgery)
  • Attachment of abutments and coping cylinders
  • Attachment of an immediate loading denture, which is then trimmed down to form a fixed bridge
Patients return home to allow their implants to fuse with the bone, which can take up to six months. After this healing phase, the final restoration can be completed in Penang. This involves the temporary fixed bridge being unscrewed and replaced with the final, heavier one. 

How Much Does the All-on-4® Treatment Concept Cost in George Town?

The price of this treatment in George Town varies depending on the type of material used, the specialisation of the dentist, and other factors. As an estimate, prices start at AUD $8,200 (USD $6,000 UK £4,155; Euros €9,800) compared to AUD $34,000 in Australia (USD $26,000: UK £19,700; Euros €23,541).

[Note: these are estimated prices calculated at the time of writing. Please see our clinic listings for up-to-date prices.]

What About the Quality of Care Available in George Town?

Dental Departures has screened all of the clinics in George Town listed on our site. We perform quality checks that include on-site visits, verification of dentist qualifications and professional memberships, and collating of online testimonials and verified patient reviews.

All dentists are regulated and must be members of the Malaysian Dental Association to practice. 

How Can I Find a Reputable Dentist in George Town, Malaysia?

Discover more and check out our listings to compare prices and find your dentist.

See below for ways to get in touch if you’re ready to book an appointment or you’d like to talk to our Customer Care Team about dental care in George Town.

Sources:

Nobel Biocare. Website accessed: 1 February 2021. https://www.nobelbiocare.com/en-uk

UNESCO World Heritage List. Website accessed: 1 February 2021. https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/

Ho, Lauren. City Guide: George Town, Penang. Suitcase Mag. 2 September 2019. https://suitcasemag.com/travel/city-guides/city-guide-george-town-penang-malaysia/

Dental Cone-beam Computed Tomography. FDA. 28 September 2020. https://www.fda.gov/radiation-emitting-products/medical-x-ray-imaging/dental-cone-beam-computed-tomography

Villines, Zawn. Dental bridge: Everything you need to know. Medical News Today. 4 December 2019. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/327182

Malaysian Dental Association. Website accessed: 1 February 2021. https://mda.org.my/home/