All on 4 in Antalya

The Ultimate Guide to All on 4 in Antalya

Last fact-checked: 3 February 2021

If you’re looking for a low-cost option for teeth replacement, then take a trip to Turkey’s Mediterranean Region and book in for the All-on-4® treatment concept in Antalya while enjoying a fabulous holiday in this popular region.

Provided by Nobel Biocare®, this implant-based restoration procedure is a solution for anybody who has lost most—or all—of their teeth and who would prefer a more permanent, comfortable and natural-looking replacement rather than dentures.

The beauty of this procedure is that, unlike traditional implants, it may be suitable for patients with bone loss, and it can be carried out in just one day, giving you more time to spend enjoying your holiday.

Read on to learn more with Dental Departures.

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

Perfected in Lisbon in the 1980s by Portuguese dentist Dr Paulo Malo, the procedure replaces all the teeth in the upper, lower or both jaws on four dental implants.

The procedure is fairly commonplace these days, with implantologists around the world undergoing the specialist training required to perform this procedure, which has successfully been carried out over 150,000 times.

Dr. Malo perfected the technique with strategic placement of the four dental implants to provide the most stability, as well as using longer implants for the two posterior implants that provide a bigger surface area for the jaw bone to integrate with, which makes the implant stronger.

After placement of the implants, a fixed dental bridge is attached to them immediately; after a healing period of around six months, this is replaced with a heavier, more durable and permanent version. 

What Does the Treatment Process Involve?

The key to successful treatment is to plan it thoroughly. Thus, there are several stages required. If you are planning to go to Antalya, then the first step is to get up-to-date digital x-rays sent to the dentist you’ve chosen in Turkey, who can make a preliminary assessment on your suitability for the All-on-4® treatment concept.

Once you arrive in Antalya, the treatment will take place as follows:

1: Initial Consultation & Assessment:

You will receive a complete examination and consultation from your dentist, who will also carry out appropriate diagnostic tests, including digital x-rays and 3D/CT scans. This will help the dentist to see your jaw bone clearly, and show whether there is any bone loss that could be problematical. This process is also important in putting together the treatment plan as exact measurements must be taken to place the implants in the most effective places in your jaw.

If the dentist is confident you are a suitable candidate for the All-on-4® treatment concept, you will agree on a day for the treatment to take place. You will also have impressions made of your mouth so that your new teeth are ready to put in place on your treatment day. 

2: Treatment Day:

Local anaesthetic with conscious sedation is used for the surgical procedure, and the treatment typically takes around two hours per jaw.

The dentist first removes any remaining teeth and then begins the process of placing the dental implants. Using the CT scans, the exact points in your jaw are located for implant placement and at each of these points, the gum is opened up to create a flap so the surgeon can access the jaw. A small hole is made in the jaw, the implant placed and the gum flap stitched back.

Two implants are placed in the front of the jaw, and two posteriorly. The two rear implants, as well as being longer than traditional implants, are also placed at a 45-degree, rather than a 90-degree angle, which increases their stability, as well as creating a bigger surface area.

Once all the implants have been positioned, your new teeth are attached and the procedure is complete.

3: Permanent Teeth Restoration

If you have had extractions (or extractions at home within the preceding 3 months), then you will have temporary, lighter teeth fitted on treatment day. This is because your gums will need time to heal, and as they often shrink when they heal your permanent restorations are best attached once the healing is complete to ensure a good fit.

You will need to make arrangements to go back to the dentist in six months’ time (although it can be longer) to get your permanent teeth.

Why Should I Consider the All-on-4® Treatment Concept in Antalya?

  • Skill & Expertise

Dentists in Turkey provide excellent quality to international patients. They are well-trained and highly-skilled, offering expertise on a par with the best anywhere in the world. The Turkish Dental Association is the equivalent of the British Dental Association and all dentists must be registered with it in order to practice.

Turkish dentists are likely to be members of international professional organizations, including the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

  • Modern Facilities

Dental clinics catering to international patients are contemporary and modern, conforming to internationally recognised standards on hygiene and safety, such as ISO. Clinics are well-equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including digital x-ray machines, 3D/CT scanning and CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture).

  • Easily Accessible

Antalya is a popular holiday destination and receives flights from around the world daily. Brits and Irish can take advantage of low-cost flights from carriers including EasyjetRyanairJet2Thomas Cook and TUI.

The process of obtaining a visa is cheap and straightforward for most developed nations.

  • Save money

Prices for the All-on-4® treatment concept in Antalya are a fraction of the price at home—even with the additional expense of flights and accommodation, savings amount to thousands of pounds or euros (as highlighted below).

What Is the Cost of the All-on-4® Treatment Concept in Antalya?

The table below shows Antalya’s average prices compared to other countries:

 

UK £

EUR €

US $

CAN $

AUS $

Prices – at home

16,000

19,000

20,000

27,000

27,000

Prices – Antalya

4,000

4,700

5,200

6,800

7,400

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

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

Absolutely. Not only can you get your teeth removed, implants placed and new teeth fitted all in one day, but there is surprisingly little in the way of downtime after the procedure.

You may experience a little swelling and bruising, but many patients report no after-effects whatsoever, which means you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest and show off your new smile with confidence.

Note: After surgery, the implants will take around three to four months to fuse with the jawbone (osseointegration), while the gums and fixed prosthesis should also be protected. Thus, patients are advised to follow a diet of semi-solid/soft food during this time. 

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Can You Recommend Some Good Dental Clinics in Antalya? 

Dental Departures runs background checks on all the dental providers on our website, which includes verifying qualifications and professional memberships, among other things. You can check these out under each clinic listing, as well as clinic photos, patient reviews and prices.

However, you may want to take a look at our most popular clinics below, if you don’t know where to start:

How to Arrange Your Dental Trip to Antalya

You can search our listings to find the perfect clinic for the All-on-4® treatment concept in Antalya.

Ask for a free quote or book an appointment online, or contact our Customer Care Team if you’d like to know more.

Sources:

Nobel Biocare. Website accessed: 3 February 2021. https://www.nobelbiocare.com/en-uk

Turkey Visa Fees. Visa Guide. Website accessed: 3 February 2021. https://visaguide.world/europe/turkey-visa/fees/

International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Website accessed: 3 February 2021. https://www.icoi.org/

About Prof Paulo Malo. Nobel Biocare. Website accessed: 3 February 2021. https://www.nobelbiocare.com/international/en/education/our-speakers/m-o/paulo-malo.html

Sedation Dentistry: Can You Really Relax in the Dentist's Chair? WebMD. Website accessed: 3 February 2021. https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/sedation-dentistry-can-you-really-relax-in-the-dentists-chair

All-on-4 Dental Implants: Your Guide to Costs, Treatment and More. Dentally.org. 14 March 2019. https://www.dentaly.org/en/all-on-4-implants/