All On Four Dental Implant Procedure Step by Step
Thank you for reading the All On 4 dental Implants step-by-step guide. If you are planning to get a permanent bridge at our clinic in Cancun, please read the following page. The purpose of this page is to explain to you all the steps that are taken during the treatment. You can also call us anytime for any question you may have, just dial 1-888-818-6328
Take into consideration,
For best results, the All On Four dental implant procedure is divided into two stages.
You need to come down to Cancun a couple of times to complete the treatment.
* Remember there is a four to six months gap in between each trip. Keep reading to learn why.
Step 1 - Make the First Contact
We will prepare a FREE pre-diagnose and quote based on your own case. One of our dental coordinators will send you an email. We will also try to reach you by phone to give you the details of the treatment or answer any questions you may have.
If you already have a dental plan, pictures or X-rays, you can also send them through our contact form.
Any extra information will help us to know your case better.
Step 2 - Plan Your Dental Vacations and Come Down to Cancun
Your dental coordinator will guide you through the entire process. You are under our care as soon as we pick you up from the airport.
We offer complimentary private transportation to and from the airport. Also, all the rides needed to and from the clinic to complete your treatment. Our clinic is in the heart of Cancun´s hotel zone, in the Kukulkan Boulevard.
- We can also help you plan your trip. If you need hotel suggestions, we can suggest options.
- The first consultation will depend on the time you arrive at Cancun. If you land early, we can go to the clinic right after we pick you up from the airport. If you come late, the initial evaluation will be the following day.
We are just a few hours away from the United States. Some people look for All On 4 in Thailand or India, but those locations take long hour flights. Cancun is closer, coming here is fast and easy. It is also a great spot for recovery.
Step 3 - First Consultation. Evaluation Day (X-Rays With 3D CT Scan)
The initial step of any full mouth dental implants treatment is your first computerized evaluation with 3D technology. From all the steps of the treatment, this is the most important.
For your initial evaluation, we use CBCT (Cone beam computed tomography) 3D X-ray CT Scan.
With the aid of digital CAD/CAM technology combined with Cone beam CT, our staff of dental specialists will perform a full diagnose. After the diagnose, we will provide a dental plan. The 3D CT SCAN results are most important for your treatment. We will analyze and examine your bone density or any other problems you may have in the mouth.
We will also create surgical guides for implant surgery.
All the studies we perform in your initial evaluation are already included in any dental procedure. The digital diagnose has no additional cost for you.
Step 4 - Surgery Day
We use the latest benefits in digital technology.
Our Maxillofacial surgeon will set the implants with surgical guides made with the Stereolithography machines inside our laboratory,
- Surgical guides will cut the risks for any misplacement during surgery. It means that the titanium post is set exactly where it should be. Nothing is a hunch here.
- Stereolithography is a form of 3D printing technology.
- We are the only dental clinic in Cancun that offers the All On Four surgery with surgical guides.
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.
You can expect some swelling and mild discomfort after the surgery. You will need a round of antibiotics and painkillers. We will provide the prescriptions. If you need something stronger such as codeine please bring it from home.
We use the best brands, such as 3i or Nobel Biocare implants. For single posts, we may use Zimmer. Your dentist uses the same brands too. We will give you the serial number of your implants as well. In case you decide to do the prosthetic work back home. We import all the materials we use in the clinic.
We own the latest technology and equipment inside the clinic and at our in-house laboratory. We serve with the same technology as any premier All On 4 clinic in the United States.
Step 5 - Temporary Dentures
We will make temporary teeth or partial dentures one day after the surgery.
Depends on your case, 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.
Are permanent dentures thinner than temporary?
Yes, temporary teeth are made of acrylic, they will look fine and will help you eat while your dental implants bond to the bone and heal.
A few months later you will return to Cancun to get the Prettau Bridge and it is the finest restoration you can get for your All-On-4.
Click here to read more about the full-arch zirconia bridge.
Step 6 - Second Trip / Full-arch Prettau Zirconia Bridge
After a few months, you will be ready for the second stage of the process. You will need to return to Cancun for 10-12 days for the prosthetic process.
We will check your oral and bone condition once again. We will perform a minimal surgery where we uncover the head of the implants through your gums.
We make wax tests, and we take impressions and molds. We manufacture your Zirconia Prettau Bridge at our in-house laboratory.
We supervise the preplanning, provisional and final restorations of all our patients.
We are the only dental clinic in Cancun with an all-inclusive digital laboratory and milling center. Please contact us anytime and we will prepare a free quote for you.
To learn more about the Prettau Zirconia Bridge in Cancun, please click here.
Final Step - Test Your New Teeth!
Testing your new teeth is the final step to get the All On 4 in Cancun. The prosthetic we will load on top is a full-arch Prettau Zirconia Bridge.
Zirconia is the most natural looking material for prosthetics. Zirconia has a natural look, and no one will notice they are fake teeth.
The Zirconia Prettau Bridge gives a secure grip, and you will have a sharp bite again. Learn more of the Zirconia Prettau bridge clicking here.
With the All On 4 in Cancun not only you will save money, but you will also get immediate benefits,
- Get an immediate upgrade to your looks!
Finally, you can get the smile of your dreams. You can choose your smile design; the color, size, shape, etc.
- No more need to smash your food!
No more baby food or soups. Eat anything you like! You will recover the way you used to bite and chew your food.
Since it is a palateless denture, you will also feel, and you will be able to taste your food better!
- Ditch your dentures glue!
There will be no more need for any types of adhesives or glues that cost lots of money, taste horrible and hurt your stomach.
Now you can chew, speak and laugh with absolute freedom!
You can also watch this short video that shows exactly how we do the All On 4 in Cancun with a full-arch Zirconia Prettau Bridge,