Replacing lost natural teeth with dental implants to overcome the problem of loosing teeth has been an option for a very long time. But why people loose their teeth? Who came up with the idea of replace the lost ones with dental implants?
Periodontal disease is one of the main causes for tooth loss in adults.
It can be a minor inflammation in some áreas of the gum and in other cases, can be a severe booth and bone damage for bacterial infection. Adults who smoke, have diabetes or take some medications can be at higher risk of developing periodontal disease, wich is a condition of the gum, with become inflamed, pulls tisue from the teeth and form bone pockets; the debris in those pockets can cause more inflammation and bacterias infection that might lead to tooth loss.
Can dental implants slow the progress?
The determining factor to know if dental implants are the right tratment for your gum disease is boneloss. Even when tooth loss might be inevitable, dental implants might be an effective treatment for halting or slowing the progress but it all depends on how much jaw bone has been affected by periodontal disease.
All on 4
All on 4 treatment works with only 4 dental implants on your jawbone. Its a mínimum invasive treatment with increased stability. This treatment can also be used in patients who suffered significant bone loss.
If you’e thinking about getting all on 4, its important to keep a proper dental higiene and profesional care during Jans after your dental Implant surgery. When implants are placed, the gum is opened up and the tissue and bones are exposed to bacterial infection, so taking good care of your gums before and after your Implant sugery is essential to make sure that your All on 4 protect and improve your dental health.
If you need more information about all on 4 or want a free evaluation, contact us!
There is evidence that humans have attempted to replace missing teeth with different types of dental implants for thousands of years back in the past.
If you’re coming to Cancun to get All on 4 Dental Implants, there’s several activities that you can do in between appointments. One of our attractions is The Underwater Museum (MUSA), and is something that you cannot miss while visiting your dentist in Cancun!
We get a lot of patients asking how can they know if they are candidates for All-on-4 dental implants, so we are compelled to make a helpful explanation for you. The process to define if you are a good candidate for a full mouth restoration with Nobel Biocare All on 4 starts by sending us pictures of your smile and any mouth x-ray you may have. Our doctors need to analyze the x-ray to tell if there is enough bone in the area under your nose, which is the place where the All-on-4 dental implants are set.
Most people have enough bone present to go ahead with the procedure. It’s important that you remember our Doctors are doing a pre-evaluation with these photos to give you a good idea if you are a candidate, but the final clinical evaluation (face-to-face) is essential to confirm this. CT-scans can also help a lot to come up with a good diagnosis.
In the case of photos of your mouth, we will need at least 5 photos. First, we need a photo of your smile from the front; smile naturally so we can see how your teeth look everyday. We also need profile photos from each side. Finally we also require an inner upper and inner lower view of your teeth. You might want to ask for someone’s help on taking these pictures to make sure they look good and clear.
This will also help us see if you might be candidate for some other dental procedure, like snap in dentures. We will get in touch with you as soon as our doctors have an answer and suggestions for you. If you want to know more about how to take photos for your All-on-4 Dental Implants pre-evaluation call toll free at 1-800-701-6039 to speak with one of our dental planners who will give you further instructions.
There are a few things you need to be very clear when looking for a dental implant treatment in the level of All-on-4. Here we will give you a run down of the most important factor to look at for when searching for the best all on 4 treatment option. It doesn’t matter if you are from USA, Canada or any other part of the world; you must take this points at heart to ensure the highest chance of success of your dental implant treatment.
- Implants: One of the main things to bear in mind is the fact that sometimes low ethic dental practitioners will give you a treatment called “All-on-4”, but they are not really. The implants for All on 4 treatment must be specially tilted. Ask the dentist to send you photos of the implants they use for All on 4. Remember that the two implants on the sides need to be tilted no matter what, otherwise you will not get the required anchoring to keep things in place. There is absolutely no question about any of it. Before you agree to doing the treatment, ask for confirmation that the dentists you have chosen are using the right implants. Some dentists try to cut edges with regular implants so be careful!
- Experience: The dentist performing your All-on-4 procedure must be experts in implant dentistry and have years of experience, as well as thousands of dental implants set in their record. For instance, Doctor German Arzate has twenty years of experience using all types of dental implants for complete smile makeovers and has trained with the creators of this technique.
- Qualifications: Any dental professional seeking to perform this All-on-4 protocol should have all their certifications. Doctor German Arzate has received training from the creator of All-on-4, at Malo Clinic. There are incredibly few dental practitioners that count themselves among this group.
- Price: Obviously, the cost is also a huge factor for your final decision. You need to be aware that getting All on 4 dental implant treatment on only one arch (top or bottom) will cost you about $30,000 USD. This price doesn’t include anything else like bone grafts, extractions, anesthesia, etc. … so you could end up having to pay $60,000 USD in USA. Luckily for you, you can get All-on-4 in Cancun for a fraction of that price. Here’s our regular All-on-4 price, but you should contact us directly to check for our special All-on-4 discounts and deals available.
If you have looked over your options to restore your smile with All-on-4 you might have surely come across other similar dental implant treatments like All on 6, or even Snap in Dentures. In this note, we will focus on All on 6 for being the one that has more in common with the All on 4 protocol.
To begin with this explanation we should first clarify something. The term “all on 6” is a term used for to the procedure involving setting 6 dental implants on the upper maxilla or the jaw, where a titanium bar with teeth will be placed and screwed. This is a similar technique than All on 4 to restore the function and looks of the mouth. But from that point forward the differences start to grow. “All on 6” is not a registered brand or patented by anyone and has been used by dentists by quite some time now. On the other hand, All on 4 was a technique perfectioned by Doctor Paulo Maló with the help Nobel Biocare implants, demonstrating with research and data high success on the long term.
In most cases, All-on-4 is considered the superior option over an All on 6 procedure. The angles of the All on 4 dental implants by Nobel Biocare are implemented in a way that will not usually require bone graft as they are set on the area below the nose where there is supposed to be enough volume. The dental implants can be placed on the same day as the extraction of any remaining teeth. This is usually not recommended on the All on 6.
The implants on an All on 6 are meant to be straight and parallel to each other, so this requires the bone to heal around the implants first. This will increase the chance of a strong the bite with better anchorage and keep the implants from getting loose after they are rehabilitated with a screw retained titanium bar with teeth.
Perhaps the most important difference is the time needed to complete the treatment. All-on-4 can be finished in just 10 days during your vacation in Cancun, while the All on 6 requires a second visit some months later to rehabilitate the dental implants and load the teeth.
The All on 4 dental implant protocol is a solution specially designed by Nobel Biocare with an unique type of implant to restore one of the arches of the mouth. Because of the screw’s size and the position, they can immediately receive loading and pressure from biting and chewing. This procedure can reach well over $50,000 USD on United States and Canada, so a lot of patients are unable to pay that much to eat again.
There are some practices in USA that offer a cheaper “all on 4” but without Nobel Biocare implants. You should be aware that there is extensive research data showing Nobel Biocare dental implants have the BEST long term survival rate compared with all other brands. This is why we only use Nobel Biocare implants, we want to give you the best material possible for half the price than in USA.
For one arch of All on 4, either on the upper maxilla or the lower jaw, the price is $12,500 USD per arch. This rate includes 1 hybrid screwed retained titanium bar with bridge ($6,560 USD) and 4 NOBEL Biocare Grade 5 titanium implants ($5,940 USD). The price also includes local anesthesia and 4 teeth extractions.
If you wish to do both upper and lower arches, then the bundle price is $24,200 USD and includes 2 hybrid screwed retained titanium bar with porcelain bridge, 8 NOBEL Biocare grade 5 titanium implants, local anesthesia and 8 teeth extractions.
Most of the patients says that it feels like natural teeth and are very happy to have a gorgeous smile back. This will give you the confidence to bite on your food normally and to speak with people without worrying your teeth look too bad or your denture falling off. In fact you can forget about that messy adhesives and start enjoying your favorite meals for a healthy nutrition!
If you want to know more about All-on-4 in Cancun or ask if you could be a candidate for this procedure, call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-701-6039 and one of our dental planners will be happy to assist you. If you are looking for removable implant dentures instead, please check our Snap in Dentures page.
The process behind All-on-4 is not only setting implants and making titanium bridges. Making a full mouth restoration is an art and requires a very special set of skills not all dentists have. Our doctors are all familiar with cosmetic dentistry and smile design.
After the first day of teeth extractions and setting the All-on-4 dental implants, you will come back to the clinic to take impressions of the implants so we can start doing the bridge. The doctors will also come with you to explain the several options you have for the shade, form and size of your new teeth. Remember, every person is different, and in this case the doctors will take special care on factors like the size of your lips, the width of your mouth, how tall or low is your gum line and even sex and tone of your skin.
We will show you a shade chart with natural shades (like pearl, bone, etc), and also white colors. Some people prefer a classic look depending on their age, meaning they will pick an aged shade so not attract attention; they just want to be able to eat again and are note very concerned about their overall look. Obviously, a lot of our patients go for a whiter choice for their new teeth. We have had patients write us about how even people they just met can’t help but to praise their gorgeous white smile!
The form of the teeth is also important. Is not enough just to find the right color, you need also to find the right size and roundness for each teeth. Younger teeth are usually oval on the edges but as time goes on they flatten because of the constant use.
If you want to know more about All-on-4 Dental Implants in Cancun call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-701-6039, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.