One of the most popular dental implant procedures in Costa Rica is the All on 4, this innovative technique is only performed in the best dental clinics in the country. The reason why All on 4 has become so popular in the last few years, is because it provides the functionality, look and bite quality of natural teeth. The procedure can be done in one day and the recovery time is minimal.
The main difference between the All on 4’s and traditional implant techniques is that with this
revolutionary method, the number of implants required is significantly reduced. As its name suggests,
this technique utilizes 4 titanium implants per arch, instead of the traditional 6 or 8 making it a less
invasive procedure. The placement of the implants is unique, as they are inserted at an angle to
maximize contact. The lower number of implants required means that most procedures take between 2.5 and 3 hours per arch to complete.
Who is a good candidate for All on 4 Surgery in Costa Rica?
Given that the procedure can be performed in one day, it is ideal for dental tourists who are looking for
exceptional quality care at an affordable price.
The procedure is recommended for edentulous or soon to become edentulous patients, although the success rate is close to 98% per published studies, there are some considerations that must be
evaluated by a qualified specialist before the surgery, among these are:
– The amount of jaw bone available, this will be evaluated with a CBCT scan. If the surgeon
determines there is not sufficient bone density available, then other treatment options such as
All on 8’s will be proposed.
– A full medical checkup will be required prior to an All on Four operation, illnesses such as
diabetes or heart failure will require special consideration.
– The success rate for heavy smokers is lower than for those who do not smoke. Although it is not
a contraindication for the procedure, the specialist may recommend the use of All on 8’s to
increase the probability of success.
Are there any disadvantages for All on 4 in Costa Rica?
As with any procedure, results vary from patient to patient, and there might be certain drawbacks to the
procedure. The main one is the need for a second visit eight to ten months after the implants have been
inserted. The implants will need time to heal, the day of the surgery a temporary set of teeth will be
provided, these will need to be replaced by a permanent set once the implants have healed, this means
you will need to travel to Costa Rica once again to get the permanent set of teeth.
Another disadvantage is that no implants are placed in the molar area of the mouth where the bite force
is the highest. And because there are no implants in the posterior part of the mouth there is a possibility that the jawbone will recede over time in this area.
Will the final restoration look natural?
If you elect to have the procedure done at the Flikier Dental Institute, which is one of the best dental
clinics in Costa Rica, then the answer to this question will be an absolute yes. At the Flikier Dental
Institute all our dentists are accredited professionals who have ample experience in their respective
fields, in addition our equipment is state of the art and we only use the best materials available in the
market. All on 4 requires careful planning, high surgical and rehabilitation expertise and should only be done by qualified dental specialists, we encourage our patients to review the credentials of all of our dentists and to ask any questions they feel necessary.
Don’t allow periodontal disease to ruin your life, continually robbing you of functionality, beauty and
confidence. With the All on 4 implant procedure at the Flikier Dental Institute you can have a brand-
new smile in one day at a price that you can afford. If you wish to find out more about how we can help
you solve your dental problems, contact our professional team today!