All On 4 Dental Implant Procedure Step by Step
If you currently wear dentures you are familiar with all the problems that regular dentures cause, such as:
When you wear regular dentures, speaking can also cause some trouble as the denture can move inside your mouth.
When you need denture glue to hold your overdenture, it can also cause serious stomach problems.
If you don't want to keep on dealing with all the trouble regular dentures cause and if you have a good bone condition, then you are a candidate for permanent dentures.
The All On 4 provides a strong bite. You will be able to chew your foods well. Avoid more embarrassing moments when you speak and laugh.
The All On Four is ideal for people that need a permanent solution that could last a lifetime!
To save almost 75% on permanent dentures you need to come to Cancun twice.
This is the process that will happen for your treatment:
The first step of the All On Four treatment is your initial evaluation.
We own the latest technology and equipment, such as CBCT 3D X-ray CT Scan.
The 3D CT SCAN results are most important for your evaluation where we check your bone density and we create surgical guides.
All the studies we perform in your initial evaluation are already included in any dental procedure you may have. The digital diagnose has no additional cost for you.
We use the latest benefits in digital technology.
We create surgical guides thanks to our Stereolithography machines inside our laboratory. This means that the titanium post is set exactly where it should be. Nothing is a hunch here. This way we cut the risks for any misplacement during surgery.
* Stereolithography is a ford of 3D printing technology.
We use the best brands, such as Nobel Biocare implants. For single posts we may use Zimmer. Your dentist uses the same brands we do!
You will bring home the brand's serial number as well, in case you decide to do the prosthetic work back home. We are the only dental clinic in Cancun that offers the All On Four surgery with surgical guides.
You will need a round of antibiotics and pain killers. We will provide the prescriptions. If you need something stronger such as codeine please bring it from home as in Mexico we can't prescribe it.
You can expect some swelling and mild discomfort after the surgery.
We address pain with local anesthesia and oral medications. We also have IV Sedation available in case you need to sleep during the procedure. If you need any extractions then we can perform it in the same session. We can also do any bone grafts or sinus lift in case you need them.
The surgery is the second step of the All On Four. If you need six posts (for the All On 6 dental implants), they are also set in the same surgery session.
We will make temporary teeth (Teeth In A Day) or partial dentures one day after the surgery.
We are the only dental clinic in the area with an in-house laboratory. We craft the 80% of all prosthetic pieces (hybrid bars) for major dental clinics in Cancun.
Depends on your own condition but the common is to place temporal teeth over your gums after 24 to 48 hours after the surgery. You will return home with your temporary teeth to chew well and look normal.
A few months later you will return to Cancun to get the hybrid bar for your All On Four.
After the dental implant placement, the human body starts with the osseointegration process. It can take from 4 to 6 months, depending on your own body.
The osseointegration is a process your body develops when the bone fuses to the tooth implant.
Just after the titanium screw is stable and fused to your bone we can load a permanent bridge. The implant supported dentures gives a strong grip.
The posts provide an anchor between your jawbone and the hybrid bridge.
Remember implants act as roots of a tooth. Where we will later load with a crown or a hybrid bar. Providing palateless denture implants that don't get loose when you chew, speak or laugh.
After a few months, you will be ready for the second stage of the process.
Then you need to return to Cancun for 10-12 days after the osseointegration process has been completed.
We will check your oral and bone condition once again. We will then perform a minimal surgery where we uncover the head of your implants through your gums.
After, we make wax tests, take impressions and molds and we craft your hybrid bridge at our laboratory. We have an in-house laboratory equipped with the latest technology.
We supervise the preplanning, provisional and final restorations of all our dental tourism patients.
Test your new teeth! We create all the prosthetic devices at our in-house laboratory. Our laboratory uses CAD/CAM for the design and milling of your permanent dentures. We create natural-looking denture teeth that will help recover your confidence and bite functionality.
The fixed denture is a palateless device. that we hook to the posts set before. The permanent dentures give a secure grip, you will have a strong bite again and you will be able to eat again. Providing the anchorage you need for having a strong bite again.
Your implant supported dentures will have a natural look as well! We use zirconium that provides you a natural looking smile!
This is the final step to get permanent dentures! Now you can chew, speak and laugh with absolute freedom!
We hope this All On 4 step by step guide is useful for you to the better understanding of how permanent dentures work.