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.

All-on-4 implants help more patients smile again!

Linda came all the way from Oklahoma looking for an All-on-4 dental implant solution for her dental problems. She wanted to eat better and was having lots of trouble with her health. She decided to contact us two months prior coming to visit our dentists in Cancun after asking around her local dentists. She discovered that similar treatments to restore teeth would cost about $25,000 USD per arch with dentists in United States. Obviously, most people can’t afford to get smile makeovers in USA because of that. She was so glad to find us in the internet and learning that she would save thousands of dollars while getting a vacation in Cancun at the same time.

 

In the end, Linda got a new smile and was so happy with her results and the way we took care of her. She had never experienced such kindness in a dental office in USA and was surprised by the professionalism and amazing facilities of our dental clinic in Cancun.

 

My dentists before was good but expensive. Here they are excellent, very helpful.

Thank you so much for the way I was greet and overall taken care of. My experience has been very good. I’m happy that I decided to come and have my dental needs taken care of in Cancun! THANK YOU. -Linda

 

All-on-4 is one of the most advanced dental implant protocol in existence that offer immediate results in just 10 days. It provides one of the best primary stability for your bite. One of the most important things is that you can also chose how do you want your new teeth to look. You can get a Hollywood smile you always wanted. They feel and look like natural teeth.

 

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 to ask for a dental evaluation with our doctors.

 

 

What happens if I have lost all my teeth?

When people have lost all their pearly whites they become what in Dentistry we call an “edentulous patient“. Edentulous comes from the Latin edentulus, which means missing or absent teeth. You will hear dentists talk about this because there is a large percent of the population over 60 years old that have lost every single tooth on their mouths. You will also hear the term “partially edentulous“, obviously meaning you still have some teeth left in your mouth.

In any case, loosing your teeth can have grave repercussions to your health and lifestyle. Even the loss of one single tooth can change the way you bite and chew, also allowing the neighboring teeth to shift from their positions. The most important effect that you should look out is the loss of bone volume. When you have lost all your teeth, the bone of the gums doesn’t get stimulation and this results on an effect called resorption. Just like a muscle that looses volume if you don’t exercise, the bone starts getting thinner. This is why is important that people who have lost a significant number of dental pieces get them replaced as soon as possible with dental implants.

For people who have already lost every tooth, All-on-4 is one of the best solutions available for them. All-on-4 is perfect for patients with little bone left and has the advantage over other implant techniques like All-on-6 because it has “immediate load“. Immidiate load means that after placing the implants, you can get them rehabilitated right away with a titanium bar with teeth. Regular implants and All-on-6 require at least a few months for osseointegration so the bone gets bonded to the implants, but because All-on-4 uses engineering principles to stay in place, you will have new teeth in only 10 days.

The technique has one of the highest success rates over five years for full mouth restoration techniques. This is why you should get in touch with our dental planners right away to check on your case.

Are you losing your teeth to stress? Demi Moore is losing them too!

 

As we have talked before, stress can affect your teeth in horrible ways. Just some days ago we also found out a big example of this issue when Demi Moore came forward to explain her dental problems on TV:

“I sheared off my front teeth. I’d love to say it was skateboarding or something really kind of cool, but I think it’s something that’s important to share because I think it’s literally, probably after heart disease, one of the biggest killers in in America, which is stress. Stress sheared off my front tooth. But, in an effort to get ready for you, I wanted to make sure my teeth were in”

What’s the reason behind this?? Well, stress and anxiety have a great effect on our teeth and it’s called daytime bruxism. This condition means that people will grind or clench their teeth when they are worried. Even with molars withstanding between 171-275 pounds per inch, the constant pressure through out the day means the structure of the outer-layer of the  teeth (enamel) can be compromised and fissure or even be broken. Once you start losing teeth because of bruxism and it’s not properly addressed by a dentist, it’s very likely that the contiguous teeth will be also affected because the remaining pressure will fall on them. This is a domino effect with your teeth! There are many people who suffer from this condition and end up with almost no teeth. For this reason, All-on-4 can be the solution you are looking for to restore the teeth you have lost.

When you come to our dental clinic in Cancun, Doctor German Arzate will review your dental history with you and analyse all the problems you had to ensure All-on-4 dental implants the right treatment for you. In any case, we applaud Demi Moore for coming forward and shed some light on this important matter.

Care of your All-on-4 treatment!

Guess what! One of our happy patients was back for his yearly All-on-4 cleaning routine and we are happy to see her again! One of the most important thing when getting All-on-4 dental implants is to make sure to give it the best care so it can last for many years to come. You should clean your All on 4 teeth like they were your natural teeth, brushing three times a day (after every meal), as well as using a water irrigator if possible to clean under the dental prostheses from any food debris that might be stuck.

 

It is extremely important to do this because the plaque keeps building up over the surface of your false teeth. This is why a professional dental maintenance is required at least once a year. Coming to Cancun for your vacation would be the best chance to do it with the experts.  If you are looking to clean your All on 4 prostheses on USA or Canada, you must make sure the dentists is an experienced doctor with knowledge of the All-on-4 protocol.  Doctor German Arzate is an experts on many kinds of dental implant techniques and has extensive All on 4 training and the best facilities. In fact, we are about to move to a new location! We will move to a larger area within the same  shopping mall, at walking distance. We always seek to provide you with the BEST service and experience during your dental treatment in Cancun. Stay tuned on our social media to check the photos of our new clinic as soon as we finish moving, so make sure to give us a like in Facebook and follow us on twitter!

 

 

If you have any other question or you are interested on learning more about the All on 4 protocol or our other implant denture alternatives, don’t hesitate to call toll free 1800-701-6039.

 

 

All-on-4 common questions and answers!

When our patients contact us asking about All-on-4 dental implants they want to get the best and most accurate information to make a decision about their dental care. This is why we are going to tell you the most common questions made about All-on-4.

 
 

How is it possible to get a new smile with only 4 dental implants?

The All-on-4 dental implant protocol is a treatment plan where implants are placed strategically (2 implants are parallel and the other 2 tilted at 45 degrees) so that it has a good mechanical retention to support the titanium bar.

 

How long do the All-on-4 dentures last?
Dentures have a quality of life of approximately 15 years, this includes periodic reviews with your dentist and maintenance of them. They also require daily care as if they were your natural teeth. We must take care of them and brush them when we wake up and before bed and after every meal.

 

What are the new teeth made of?

The dentures have an inner titanium structure, and the teeth themselves can be either porcelain or acrylic. Both of these materials provide the resistance necessary to withstand the chewing forces of your bite.

 

How do I know that I am a candidate for All-on-4?

After an evaluation with the doctor through x-rays, CT scans and a clinical review, and depending on the amount of bone and remnants of teeth they can determine if you are a candidate for either procedure.

 

Can I use my own dentures and adjust them?

For All on 4 it is not possible to adjust an older denture. Alternatively, that can be done if you decide to go for SNAP IN DENTURES with mini implants, which we also offer at our dental clinic in Cancun.

 

 

If you have any other question or you are interested on learning more about the All on 4 protocol or our other implant denture alternatives, don’t hesitate to call toll free 1800-701-6039