Frequently Asked Questions

I want to have a new set of teeth but I am afraid I am too old and my bone height is very low. Am I still suitable for the Nuffield All-on-4 procedure?

Sometimes it is true that in advanced bone loss it is not possible for the All-on-4 procedure to be done. However it might be instead more suitable for longer implants (Zygomatic implants) to be inserted into part of the cheek bones in order to support the fixed bridge. It would be best to have a CT scan done at a Nuffield All-on-4 Clinic in order to ascertain your suitability. This does increase the cost of treatment however it is in many cases the only ‘graftless’ option available for such patients.

What is the main difference between my full upper denture and the All-on-4 bridge ?

It would rather be simpler to say that the All-on-4 bridge would be life changing. Unlike a denture which has to be removed for cleaning or when you go to sleep, the Nuffield All-on-4 bridge requires daily brushing as you would for your normal teeth. It is fixed in the mouth and you will be able to eat and speak confidently without any potential embarrassment of a denture falling out.

Will I be put to sleep for the All-on-4 surgery?

The vast majority of All-on-4 surgeries are done under Local Anaesthetic which ensures that you are pain-free and comfortable. However if you wish to have General Anaesthesia instead or Intravenous Sedation, please let your Nuffield Dentist know and your treatment will be planned accordingly.

Are there any risks involved?

During the initial healing, some patients expect minor bruising, discomfort and bleeding. Post-surgery, you may also experience numbness in your lips.

Where are your clinics?

Nuffield All-on-4 Dental Clinics in Singapore are located at Kovan, Simpang Bedok, Siglap & Serangoon Gardens. To book your appointment, call Nuffield Dental Kovan – 6281 4313, Nuffield Dental Serangoon Gardens – 6280 7909, Nuffield Dental Simpang Bedok – 6702 3238, Nuffield Dental Siglap – 6636 1303 (or) email us at

Is it possible for me to have the Malo Ceramic bridge instead of the cheaper acrylic alternative on the same day of All-on-4 surgery ? How long will this Malo Ceramic bridge last ?

The average lifespan of a Malo Ceramic All-on-4 Bridge truly depends on how it is cared for and your medical and dental general health. However it is safe to assume that it should last for at least 10-15 years. It is vital that you seek regular maintenance of your All-on-4 dental implants with a hygienist and examined by a dentist to ensure that the implants are kept healthy.

How soon can I have the treatment done?

You literally control the speed at which this process is done. The moment you have made up your mind and have ensured that work and leave arrangements have been suitably addressed, we will be able to do your surgery for you within 24-48 hours notice.

Can I use Medisave towards my All-on-4 procedure?

Yes, you will be able to use Medisave towards partial payment of the surgical portion of the All-on-4 Implant procedure at Nuffield Dental Clinics. For more information on Medisave, please click on the following link Your Nuffield Treatment Coordinator will give you a full breakdown of the costs involved.

How long will the immediately fitted Acrylic All-on-4 bridge last for?

Following Surgery, there will be a temporary acrylic bridge made. This bridge is suitable for Speech, Function and certainly Aesthetics. This is then replaced at 4-6 months by the Malo Acrylic Bridge – this has a titanium milled bar with acrylic teeth. Should you wish to have a premium option then you should consider the Malo Ceramic Bridge. Please be aware that the biting forces for each individual may differ


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