All on 4 in Singapore

The Ultimate Guide to All on 4 in Singapore

Last fact-checked: 1 February 2021

If you’re looking to transform your smile with the All-on-4® treatment concept in Singapore, booking with Dental Departures guarantees that you’ll undergo this innovative procedure at a quality-checked clinic in the Lion City. 

This full-arch rehabilitation technique is provided exclusively by Nobel Biocare®.

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

The procedure involves a complete arch of teeth being replaced with a fixed bridge. This is secured onto just four dental implants per jaw, with the rear two inserted at 45-degree angles, eliminating the need for bone graft surgery for many patients. 

If you have failing teeth or lost most (or all) of your teeth, this is a much more secure and permanent alternative to dentures.

Am I Suitable for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?

Cigarette Smokers: While good general health is an important factor determining suitability, being a smoker is considered incompatible with dental implants. This is because cigarette smoking has a number of detrimental effects on the body, besides everything we know about its cancer-inducing properties. Cigarette smoke decreases blood flow in the mouth, which reduces the oxygen and nutrients that cells receive. This is particularly important for healing and fighting infection, which means that the placement of your dental implants could be severely compromised if you are smoking cigarettes, particularly just after surgery.

Bone Loss: Bone loss in the jaw makes it difficult, if not impossible, for traditional implants to be placed unless you undergo a bone graft procedure. However, bone loss will not necessarily preclude you from the All-on-4® treatment concept—and this is without having to undergo a bone graft. The implants used in this procedure are longer than traditional implants, and are placed at the rear of the mouth at a 45-degree, rather than a 90-degree angle. This creates a greater surface area for bone-to-implant contact, providing better stability.

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

It’s well-known that Singapore offers some of the world’s highest quality medical treatment. This applies to dentistry as well. While Singapore’s pricing is more expensive than other countries in the region, you will discover in Singapore unparalleled clinical care and patient experience.

See below for prices in Singapore compared to your home country:

 

AUS £

NZ $

US $

EUR €

UK $

Prices at home

27,000

29,000

19,000

16,000

14,000

Price in Singapore

26,500

27,500

18,400

16,300

14,000

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

Is This a Good Procedure to Have in Singapore as a Dental Tourist?

Yes, most definitely. Almost all dental procedures can be undertaken without experiencing any difficulties as a dental tourist, and the All-on-4® treatment concept is no exception.

Other reasons to choose Singapore:

  1. The All-on-4® treatment concept procedure was pioneered by Portuguese implantologist Dr. Paulo Malo and it is carried out to his exact protocol across the world with a high success rate. There is no need to worry that your treatment in Singapore won’t be carried out to the same high-standard specifications by a dentist in Singapore.
  1. The best dental clinics in Singapore are ultra-modern, with up-to-date technologies, including 3D/CT scanning and CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture) to carry out while-you-wait prosthodontics (eg. crowns, veneers)—a bonus for international visitors who may be pressed for time.
  1. Although this a major procedure, many people experience little in the way of after-effects—at least not enough to stop them from enjoying life in the Lion City. While you may experience some swelling or bruising post-treatment, there is no reason why you can’t get back to making the most of your time in Singapore and seeing all there is to see. You should take things a lot easier than you normally would, particularly if you are feeling tired (fortunately, Singapore is effortless to get around, either on the modern MRT system or in affordable taxis.)

Can You Recommend Reputable Clinics for this Procedure?

Dental Departures only works with clinics that we have full confidence in. Before we partner with any of our dental clinics, we carry out a number of background checks. These include searching legal/criminal records, performing onsite visits, verifying doctor qualifications and confirming professional memberships.

We also collect and verify past patient reviews, which are published on our website, with clinic photos, prices, location maps and more—giving you everything you need to make an informed decision on what dental facility is right for you.

Three highly-rated clinics in Singapore that carry out the All-on-4® treatment concept procedure include:

What Does the Treatment Involve? How Long Will I Need to Stay in Singapore?

The All-on-4® treatment concept involves a surprisingly swift procedure, carried out in one day—and that includes remaining teeth extractions, implant placement and attachment of new teeth.

However, meticulous planning is key to this procedure’s success, and so you will probably need to be in Singapore a few days before your procedure. Prior to your appointment, your dentist will let you know more details.

The treatment is broken down into:

1: Initial Consultation & Assessment:

Your dentist in Singapore will have already checked your digital x-rays that are emailed in order to make a preliminary assessment as to whether your jaw bone is able to hold the implants. However, once you arrive in Singapore, the dentist will need to do a thorough examination of your mouth and organise tests, such as 3D/CT scans, which are used to give the dentist a good look at the structures in your mouth, and to pinpoint the exact place where the implants will be inserted.

You will also need to have impressions of your mouth taken; these are sent to an external laboratory where your new replacement teeth will be made. These will need to be with your dentist on the date of your procedure so that they can be fitted once your implants have been placed.

2: Treatment Day:

It typically takes around two hours per jaw for the surgery. Normally, local anaesthetic with conscious sedation is administered and any remaining teeth are extracted before the gum is opened up at the four points your dentist identified from the CT scans. The dentist then makes small holes in the jaw at these points and places the implants. The gum is stitched back up and the new teeth are attached.

3: Permanent Restoration:

After surgery, you will be given a temporary set of teeth (immediate loading denture). This is lighter than the permanent restoration, allowing the soft tissues in your mouth time to heal. You will also need to stick to a diet of soft/semi-soft foods so as to protect the newly-installed implants and gums as they heal.

You will return to the dentist after around six months to receive your permanent fixed bridge, which can be screwed on (without the need for additional surgery). 

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Further Information About the All-on-4® Treatment Concept in Singapore:

Connect with Dental Departures’ Customer Care Team for further information about the All-on-4® treatment concept in Singapore, or to ask about finance options and insurance cover for global dental care.

You can also book directly online, with a number of convenient booking options displayed below. Schedule your appointment with us quickly and conveniently, any time of the day or night.

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

About Prof Paulo Malo. Nobel Biocare. Website accessed: 2 February 2021. https://www.nobelbiocare.com/international/en/education/our-speakers/m-o/paulo-malo.html

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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

Boulos, Paul. (2010). Immediate loading of implants and fixed complete dentures: A simplified prosthetic procedure. General dentistry. 58. 406-9. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/46191254_Immediate_loading_of_implants_and_fixed_complete_dentures_A_simplified_prosthetic_procedure