When it comes to dental implant vacations in Cancun, there are several activities that you cannot miss, depending on the season.
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.
Over time, many people loose their teeth due to different reasons, might be an accident, a disease, bad hygiene or even their age. For many people, aging is something bad, but it is a stage to be enjoyed the same way as you enjoy other stages of your life, like childhood!
This problem has brought many attempts to get a medical solution to return your smile, but most of them are very expensive and completely our of range in price for patients on a budget, that’s why many patients come over to get dental implants in Mexico! The dental implants cost in Mexico are much more affordable than in USA or Canada.
This is one of the reasons why over time traditional dentures have been used, which to be honest, are not practical because they often fall out of your mouth causing very embarrassing moments or don’t let you taste your food, because dentures clog your palate and part of your taste glands.
Why dental implants in Mexico?
By getting dental implants in México, With All-On-4 Dental Implants in Cancun you can leave this in the past; we are leaders in dental tourism in Mexico and we have an affordable solution to recover your smile! The All on 4 protocol consist in placing 4 titanium implants from Nobel Biocare into your jawbone, two straight and two tilted, this will give you the perfect anchorage and proper stability to your new palateless non-removable denture! In just 10 days you will enjoy your life as you did before losing your teeth. But this is not all, you can choose the shape, size and color of your new teeth!
How long does it take to have dental implants in Cancun?
If we make a comparison of our treatment with the vast majority of dental implant treatments in the United States and Canada, we can say that the duration in these countries is about 6 to 12 months to complete your treatment, we offer the same treatment in just 10 days; the cost of All on 4 treatment in USA or Canada can easily go up to $ 60,000 USD, and we offer the same treatment for much less!
This, combined with that you can enjoy one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world and relax on the beautiful white sand beaches of Cancun while you change your life getting dental implants in Mexico.
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.
There’s no doubt that dental implants offers the most secure anchor and the best results for dental restorations. However, there are different treatments to choose. Here, we’re going to explain the differences between All on 4 and traditional dental Implant treatments, so you know which can be the best for you.
Traditional dental Implant treatments
Traditional dental implants requires a minimum of 2 oral surgeries. In the initial procedure, the dental implants will be inserted into the bone. Once those are placed, you need time to real and integrate with the jawbone to act as teeth roots. The healing process takes about 3 to 6 months.
After this, you will need another surgery to attach the abutment and crown to complete the dental restoration. To be a candidate for traditional implants you need to have a good bone density for Implant support.
All on 4
All on 4 is a procedure that act as an anchor for a full permanent denture. Unlike traditional dental implants, this treatment requires only one visit because of the special technique used to place the implants. In only one trip you can return home with a full mouth restoration!
Ideal candidates include the following:
Patients who need to replace an entire arch or set of teeth
Patients who already use dentures but are not comfortable with them
Patients with loss bone density to support traditional dental implants
Remember that All on 4 is a non removable and palateless denture! It feels like your own teeth and only requires basic dental hygiene.
If you need more information about All on 4, Contact us and request a free diagnosis!
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.