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All on 4 in Palma de Mallorca

The Ultimate Guide to All on 4 in Palma de Mallorca

Travel to Mallorca (Majorca), one of the Spanish Balearic Islands and save over 50% on an All-on-4 in Palma . If you need secure, natural-looking teeth replacements, this dental implant procedure could be just what you’re looking for—and you can save thousands at one of our quality-checked dentists.

What is the All-on-4 Procedure?

The All-on-4 is a suitable procedure if you’ve lost most or all of your teeth. This technique was the brainchild of Dr Paulo Malo, a Portuguese specialist in implantology. A complete arch of false teeth is attached using just four dental implants—and even better, the whole procedure can be carried out in just one session, unlike traditional implants where several stages are required to complete the procedure.

The procedure differs from traditional implants in several other ways. The rear implants in the All-on-4 are longer than traditional implants and inserted into the jaw bone at a 45-degree rather than 90-degree angle. This provides a larger surface area for the bone to integrate, thus providing greater stability. Also, even if you have bone loss which precludes you from having traditional implants, you may still be a suitable candidate for an all-on-4.

What Does All-on-4 Treatment Entail?

Although the treatment is often carried out on one day, a degree of planning is required, so depending on the condition of your teeth, you may need to factor in several appointments on your trip to Palma.

1: Initial Consultation & Assessment: Before you visit a dentist in Palma, you can send digital x-ray scans via email for your dentist to provide an online assessment. If your x-rays do not show too much bone loss then it’s likely you will be suitable for the treatment.

When you get to Palma, you will have an initial consultation and assessment with your dentist. Further scans and x-rays will be taken, partly to confirm your suitability, but also because the dentist will need to make a detailed plan of your jaw for the optimum placement of the implants into your jaw, and the scans are a necessary part of this process.

The next stage, if everything is fine to go ahead, is to get impressions made of your mouth so that the arch of teeth can be made and available for fitting on the day of your surgery.

If you still have some teeth, these will need to be removed. The dentist can remove these on the day of your All-on-4 procedure, but you should bear in mind that you will be given temporary teeth which are lighter than the permanent ones. This is to give your jaw and gums time to heal, and because your gums will naturally shrink as they heal. Thus, your permanent teeth won’t be fitted until at least three months have elapsed. If returning to the dentist is going to be a problem then you may consider having your remaining teeth extracted by a dentist in your home time some months before you go to Palma.

2: Treatment Day: The surgery is carried out under a local anaesthetic, or conscious sedation. If you have teeth to remove, these will be taken out first. Then the dentist will begin to insert the implants. The gum will be slit where each implant is to be inserted so that the jawbone is accessible. A small hole is made in the bone, and the implant inserted. Once all the implants are in place, your new permanent teeth are attached, unless you’ve had extractions too, in which case temporary teeth are attached. The process takes around three hours per jaw.

3: Permanent Restoration: If you have had extractions, you will need to return after three months to have your permanent teeth fitted.

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Why Should I get All-on-4 implants in Palma?

  • Easily Accessible. Palma is around 2.5 hours flight time from the UK and from many other EU cities. It’s incredibly easy to get to with plenty of airlines, such as British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Iberia all providing routes from a number of cities around the British Isles, as well as the low-cost carriers like RyanAir and Easyjet.
  • Expertise: Mallorca is a Spanish Island and subject to the same European Union regulations on health and safety as with all members of the Union. Dental training and educational standards in Spain are high, and many dentists elect to do specialist training abroad after they have qualified as a general dentist. Thus, it’s likely that dentists who specialise in implantology also have memberships of international professional organizations, such as the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI ). In order to practice in Spain, all dentists must be registered with the General Council of Colleges of Dentistry.

Dental care in Spain is provided on a private basis. Thus, dentists must compete with each other for patients, which generally means they deliver high-quality; otherwise patients will opt to go elsewhere. This also means prices are competitive too.

  • Modern Clinics: Most of the dental clinics in Palma are contemporary and equipped with the latest technologies. Digital x-rays, 3D/CT scanning and CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture) are just some of the state-of-the-art features you will find in Palma’s dental clinics.
  • Save money: One of the main reasons for the popularity of dental tourism is the prices. For expensive procedures like all-on-4s the savings run into the thousands in Palma—and so the trip is well worth the effort.

See for yourself with the following selection of some of our top-rated clinics in Palma for All-on-4s:

 

What Is the Cost in Palma of All-on-4s?

Compare the All-on-4 prices in Palma with dentists in your home country:

 

UK £

EUR €

US $

CAN $

AUS $

All-on-4s cost – at home

16,000

19,000

20,000

27,000

27,000

All-on-4s cost – Palma

7,000

6,000

6,400

8,000

8,000


Are All-on-4s a Good Procedure to Have in Palma as a Dental Tourist? 

Absolutely. Obviously, the savings are enough on their own, but when you consider that the actual treatment is carried out in a few hours, and that there is very little downtime afterward, then it’s a great procedure to have as a dental tourist. Although you may experience a little bruising and swelling after surgery, most people don’t feel any ill-effects. So, you are free to make the most of your time in Palma and enjoy your time in this amazing city.

Palma is culturally rich, as well as offering a delicious cuisine and lots of entertainment options. The city is easy to explore on foot and as it’s reasonably compact you can cover a lot of ground just aimlessly wandering and pottering about.

You can’t miss the stunning cathedral—it looms large over the entire city—but for just a few euros and you can go inside and marvel at its grandness. Around the cathedral, the Old Town’s narrow, cobbled streets and alleys are a treasure-trove of shops, cafes and bars while trendy neighbourhoods like the old fishing barrio of Santa Catalina attract a bohemian mix with its leafy streets, vintage shops and brightly painted cottages. All-in-all, the city is a fantastic destination to visit as a dental tourist and one you’re bound to want to come back to again and again.

How Do I Arrange a Trip to Palma for an All-on-4?

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment.

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