All on 4 in Cancun activities: Spring Equinox!

When it comes to dental implant vacations in Cancun, there are several activities that you cannot miss, depending on the season.

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Dental Implants History & Nobel Biocare

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?

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All on 4 Cleaning Routine

When coming for a dental vacation in Cancun to have All on 4 dental implants procedure, many patients ask us if their cleaning routine will be much different or difficult with their new screw retained teeth.

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Titanium: the best material for Dental Implants?

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.

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All on 4 in Cancun: Visit the Underwater Museum!

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!

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Taking the first step for your All-on-4 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.

What is the difference between All-on-4 and All on 6?

 

 

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. 

 

All-on-4 implants in CancunTo 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.

 

How much is an All-on-4 dental implant treatment?

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.

All-on-4 smile design, a natural looking solution!

 

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.

Another All-on-4 Happy Patient!

 

 

This time we would like to share with you a wonderful case of All-on-4 dental implants restoring the smile of another of our patients in Cancun. Our dear patient Jocelyn came to us looking for a solution for her dental problems and we were happy to help! Our dental clinic and dental implant specialists are ready to give you back your smile in only 10 days during your vacation in Cancun. You can see her in this picture with Doctor Cesar, one of our dental implant specialists.

 

The All-on-4 procedure consist on drilling two vertical implants on the front of the arch of the maxilla or jaw bone, then add two tilted implants on the sides to provide stability and anchorage to a milled titanium bar with new teeth. You can get the smile of your dreams.

 

Since the milled titanium bar is anchored over the implants, all the support is given by them. Most of the patients say that it feels like natural teeth. So this will give you the confidence to have a strong bite and your teeth will feel and look normal. You can forget about dentures and messy adhesives and start enjoying your favorite foods.

 

The best thing of all is that you will be able to get a new smile just like you want. You will choose, with the help of the dentists, the size, shape and color of your new teeth during one of your visits. Some people find it hard to believe that only in about a week they could smile again with confidence but this is a reality. You can get an online evaluation with us to see if you are a candidate for this dental treatment and end up saving up to 70% compared to the similar implant dentures in USA and Canada. You can also check our YouTube channel for many other testimonial videos and reviews from our patients.