All on 4 dental implant
To understand what a All on 4 dental implant is, you first need to know what a dental implant is. A dental implant is basically a small (usually titanium) screw that’s inserted into your jawbone in the space left by a missing tooth. Once the implant is placed in your mouth, your dentist will attach a fake tooth to the screw.
Now, multiply this idea by four and you get an All On 4 dental implant. Instead of using an implant for every missing tooth, you can simply use four implants on top and four on the bottom as the main anchors. The All on 4 treatment concept is a cost-efficient, graft less solution that provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery.
Rapid improvement in quality of life
A fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery quickly leads to improved patient satisfaction – with regards to function, esthetics, sense, speech and self-esteem.
Shorter treatment times
Tilting of the posterior implants avoids the need for time-consuming bone grafting procedures, while immediate loading shortens time-to-teeth.
The concept is the least costly in comparison with conventional implant treatment modalities of the edentulous and soon-to-be edentulous jaw.
- Full-arch rehabilitation with only four implants – Two straight implants and two implants tilted up to 45º
-Immediate Function (fixed provisional bridge) – For patients meeting criteria for immediate loading of implants
-Graft less procedure – In the majority of cases Bone grafting is avoided by tilting the implants, utilizing available bone but depending on doctors criteria.
All on 4 Procedure and materials used
The Allon4 Technique allows patient to receive a Fixed Bridge (Non-Removable) on just 4 Dental Implants because only 4 implants are used, it usually costs less than traditional implant procedures if you are missing a lot of teeth.
Now we’re going to look at how the All on 4 treatment procedure works. This’ll give you an idea of what to expect if you decide to go the All on four route.
This All on 4 Implant Treatment is a two-stage process and requires 2 visits.
Patient that currently wear dentures need to come for at least 7 days for the first trip, if you are getting extractions, plan your trip for at least 9 days in Cancun.
All on 4 Implants Process Video
The first stage of the all on four treatment
The first step in the All on four treatment process involves a visit to our cosmetic dentist if you need extractions, bone grafting or dentures all this will be done on the first visit also during this first visit you will get x-rays, a 3D scan as well as a clinical examination. This isn’t just for kicks or to run the bill up. There’s an important reason to do it all:
We needs to assess the health of your jaw bone check for bone loss or other issues and decide whether or not the Allon4 treatment option is not a good option for you. If All on 4 is a good option, the exam will help provide some information to help our dental experts ensure your treatment is a success.
If everything goes right your dentist will take impressions or molds of your mouth. These are for our in-house dental lab our technicians use these impressions to make the dental bridge that will attach to your implants. During this first visit, we will also discuss the All on 4 treatment in further detail with you and make sure all your questions are answered.
The second stage of the dental implants
After waiting and healing over a few months the patient would come back for their all on four final denture (fixed non-removable screw-retained restoration). Most facilities hire an outside lab to fabricate a titanium bar, wrap this bar in acrylic with denture teeth attached, or hire an outside lab fabricate a Zirconia, this can take several months or years. At Cancun Dental Design in-house dental lab, these will either be a CAD/CAM Titanium Bar with High Impact Acrylic Teeth or a Zirconium Superstructure with Inserts From 10 – 14 Units designed and fabricated in specialized machines by our experienced CAD/CAM personnel.
Day of the All on 4 Treatment
The first thing to do the day you get your implants is to prepare your mouth. Maybe you have a few teeth that still need to get out. Maybe there’s some infected tissue in the gum or jaw that has to go (may not sound pleasant, but better out than in!). After taking care of all of that the implants are placed.
As you know from the name "All on 4", you’ll end up with 4 implants. Keep in mind that this is a surgical procedure. Once the implants are placed, you’ll get stitched up and cleaned up. This is to limit the risk of infection and promote proper healing. Once you get a chance to rest up for a bit, a temporary bridge will be attached to the implants so you’ll go home with a full set of pearly whites. One of our cosmetic dentist will adjust the bridge for comfort, bite and fit. Once you’re happy and feeling good, it’s time to go home.
All on 4 treatment Care - Post op care
After getting your All on 4 dental implants may include eating soft foods and taking pain meds, antibiotics and/or anti-inflammatories. Then you’ll need time for the surgery to heal and for the implants to bond with your jaw bone.
The Best of Both Worlds: dental implants and dentures
Dental Implants give you the same appearance and feel of natural teeth with the stability of dental implants. Ordinary dentures sit on top of your gums, without stimulating bone growth. They can slip and cause sores and discomfort. All on 4 may not be securely fixed yet , but there’s no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating is more comfortable and food tastes better. The ‘sunken look’, that happens when teeth are lost, is due to the loss of bone in the jaw. When the fisrt stage of all on four dental implants ends, you will have to wait several weeks for healing meanwhile the bone will start to grow around the implant. This process is called osseointegration wich not only keeps your implants secure, but it also fills out the part of the jaw that would have ‘sunken’ without support of the bone. Allon4s combine the security of Dental Implants with the cost effectiveness of Dentures.
Average cost of the All on 4 Dental implant U.S.A vs Mexico
Allon4 Dental Implant costs can vary considerably. In U.S.A, the average cost for the All on 4 Dental Implant Procedure is $49,000 for a Full-mouth restoration, which consists of restoring both $25,000 for the Maxillary (upper jaw) and $25,000 Mandibular (lower jaw) arches. In Cancun Dental Design an All on 4 procedure itself can save you up to 60%.
Luxury does not imply price
Many patients consider traveling abroad to Mexico, in an effort to save on Allon4 dental Implant procedure. A very common mistake among patients who are searching for the best dental clinic in Mexico is to think that a good dentist must necessarily be expensive. Thats an error, because of Mexico economic circumstances you can save up a lot of money without loosing quality on the materials or the specialized treatment you will receive.