For many people losing their teeth may seem like an irremediable situation, their quality of life is heavily affected as well as their confidence. Luckily for them, dental implants can be an excellent solution to this big issue.
Some people might suffer the loss of multiple teeth, for these cases, all on 4 dental implants are the best option to get back their smile!
What is the All on 4 dental implants treatment?
The all on 4 dental implants Mexico procedure is very simple to understand; instead of fixing every single tooth separately, this procedure uses an immediately loaded prosthesis supported by four implants. These implants are strategically placed into the upper o lower jaw to support the new prosthetic teeth.
When placing the implants a small titanium screw is inserted in the root of the jawbone; with all on 4, only four screws are placed in your jawbone to fix the whole top or bottom of the mouth.
The All-On-4 Process
For a procedure such as getting all-on-4 dental implants, you will have to make two separate visits to the dental office.
Before the procedure takes place you’ll need to have an initial consultation with your dentist. The dental specialist will need some information about your jawbone structure, you might need to get x-rays and your dental health will be examined. After this, the dentist will discuss with you what you want to achieve and will plan the best treatment for you.
Placing the implants
Before placing the dental implants, the dentist will provide anesthetic so you can’t feel any pain; there might be additional procedures to be performed such as the extraction of remaining broken teeth and remove any damaged gum tissue.
A dental extraction can take from 10 to 30 minutes, it will depend on the teeth’s characteristics, so the duration may vary with every patient.
Although most of the time this procedure doesn’t need a bone graft, there can be times when if the patient’s jawbone is not strong enough for the implants, it might be necessary to perform one before placing the dental implants; it will all depend on the state of the patient.
After the removal of the damaged teeth and tissue, the implants will be placed; only four dental implants will be used whether it is in the upper jaw or lower, or in both of them.
For the placement, your dentist will make small incisions in your gums to have access to the jawbone. After the incisions are made, the space where the implant will be inserted is created using a special drill.
The dentist will place two of the implants in the front of the jaw, where the bone is the thickest and strongest, and the other two will be fixed in the back of the jaw for stability.
Then, abutments will be attached to the end of the implants, they will work as mounting posts for the new teeth prosthesis. In the end, the incisions will be closed.
It can take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes per arch to be done. After the implants are placed, a temporary bridge will be secured, while the implants heal.
After the surgery
During the healing process, Osseointegration will take place, this process involves the growth of bone around the implants and it takes around 3-6 months to complete. Osseointegration will help the implants to become part of the gums and jawbone.
In the beginning, there will be some swelling and pain, but the dentist can prescribe medication for this.
You will have to be very careful with what you eat so that the newly placed implants don’t become loose. It is recommended to eat soft foods during the first months after the surgery. After the swelling is gone you can start trying to eat harder foods gradually until you can bite without any pain.
Smoking and drinking alcohol are not encouraged as these habits can make the healing process slower.
To help you recover faster after the procedure, we recommend getting Pre-Op IV therapy; this provides you with natural healing vitamins and rehydrates your body, it can also stimulate the production of collagen helping decrease inflammation and making your healing easier.
Luckily, our friends at Sani Medical are offering a special price of $70 dollars for all Sani Dental Group patients! You can check out more about this offer here.
Following the aftercare indications properly, as well as taking care of your oral hygiene, will result in a successful healing process and you will be able to go through the next step.
The final prosthesis
When the healing period is complete and the implants have fully osseointegrated, the temporary teeth will be replaced by the final and permanent prosthesis.
After the final prosthesis is placed you will have a new, stable, and fully functioning set of teeth.
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The type of anesthesia used for this procedure can vary based on individual patient preferences, their anxiety level and medical history, the complexity of the case, and the oral surgeon’s recommendation.
Some of the most commonly used type of anesthesia include:
IV Sedation: This type of sedation is administered through a small tube inserted into a vein in your arm or hand, inducing a sleep-like state to help you feel no pain or discomfort.
Local Anesthesia: This involves the injection of anesthetic medication directly into the treatment area, numbing the nerves and tissues to prevent feeling any pain. With this kind of anesthesia, you will be awake but not feel the procedure as only the surgical area is numbed.
Benefits of the All-On-4 dental implants
In addition to stability and functionality, the all-on-4 implants have other, and equally important benefits, such as:
- Prevent bone loss: One of the main problems that come with missing teeth is bone loss; since dental implants are fixed to the jawbone they add pressure to it as natural teeth would do, and this encourages the retention of bone mass.
- Permanent Results: Unlike dentures, dental implants would not move around or fall out, they’re permanently fixed to your jaw, so you can enjoy your new set of teeth with no worries!
- Great Appearance: All-on-4 implants will have a beautiful natural look. They will help you regain your bright smile and confidence.
Who is candidate for All-On-4 Implants?
During your initial consultation with your dentist, you will discuss whether this procedure is the best option for you or not. You can be a candidate for the all-on-4 dental implants if:
- You are missing all or most of your teeth: If you’re only missing a few teeth, maybe individual implants will be a better option.
- Have good health: This procedure requires complex surgery, so it is important that you’re in good health to undergo it. People who are severely immunocompromised may not be eligible for this procedure, as having a weak immune system can prevent the implants from having successful healing.
Materials Used in All-on-4 Dental Implants
For this procedure, the dental team will use top-quality materials, for both dental implants and the prostheses.
For the All-on-4 procedure the best and most commonly used material for implants is titanium. This material is preferred due to its biocompatibility, great strength, and durability.
Titanium dental implants also have a great osseointegration capability, meaning they will successfully fuse with the jawbone, providing a stable and strong base for the prosthesis.
Some implants might be made of zirconia, a ceramic and also strong material, but for All-on-4 treatment titanium is more recommended.
At Sani Dental Group, we have the best offer of dental implants as we work with some of the best brands including Nobel BioCare and Straumann.
The dental prostheses that go over the implants can be made of different materials, ensuring a long-lasting solution.
The temporary plate is usually made of acrylic, a material that is commonly used in traditional dentures. This plate is provided after the implants are placed in the jaw, so you still have teeth while your dental implants heal.
The final prostheses can be made from a combination of different materials like acrylic, and sometimes metal, to create a durable teeth replacement.
Other materials include PEEK; this material, made from a thermoplastic polymer, offers great aesthetics and biocompatibility.
All On 4 dental implants cost Mexico
The price is always one of the main concerns when having to get such an important dental procedure. We all want to get the best work that also accommodates our budget.
In the U.S. the cost for this procedure can be very expensive, it can cost around $26,000 dollars per jaw, not including initial consultation and other procedures.
If you are looking for the cheapest place to get all-on-4 dental implants do not hesitate to come to Mexico; here at Sani Dental Group, you will be able to get some of the best dental implants in Mexico at a great affordable price.
Sani Dental Group offers All-On-4 dental implants at an initial cost of only $8,110 USD, you can get more information about costs for this procedure by visiting our price list.
The best dental work at the best price in Mexico
Coming to Mexico to get dental work done is not only more affordable, but you can get excellent quality work; here at Sani Dental Group, you will be in the hands of highly trained and qualified dental professionals who, along with the best staff will give you the service you deserve.
If the idea of calm and warm places appeals to you, we have two clinics located in Los Algodones, Baja California, a small town right beside the border with Yuma, Arizona.
You can also visit our location in beautiful Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, where you can enjoy a fun tropical vacation while getting some of the best dental work in Mexico.
If you would like to schedule your appointment, you can do so online or give us a call at (928) 257 1307, one of our patient coordinators will be glad to assist you. Here at Sani, we will help you get the smile you deserve!