Overview of All on Four Dental Implants
The all-on-4 dental implants is a system developed recently as a solution for people who have lost many or are all their teeth. Compared to the traditional dental implants that require 8 posts in each arc, the All-on-4 system only need 4 posts to provide a stable foundation. In Mexico, as anywhere else in the world, this system is comprised of 4 dental implants or abutments and dental crowns. The number of crowns fitted onto the dental implants depends on how the patient’s mouth is supposed to look like in the end. So, for example, if a patient goes to have all on 4 dental implants in Mexico, the dentist will assess his bone structure, the number of missing teeth and how many crowns should the all-on-4 system have.
Because of its lower costs in Mexico, the all-on-4 dental implants system has also been increasingly popular as an alternative for dentures.
Common Dental Implants in All-On-Four System in Mexico
Titanium – is most appropriate when the other jaw has a denture, natural teeth or a bridge; tooth wear to opposing teeth is kept to a minimum; the advantage is that the tissues, like the gum, can be reproduced very naturally. The abutment of the titanium dental implant is made from titanium and the crown from porcelain. Porcelain-fused-to-titanium crowns with an all porcelain collar won’t expose the titanium margin at the gum line as gums recede over time.
Gold – The abutment of the gold dental implant is made from gold, thus the patients with strong bites. Porcelain-fused-to-gold crowns with an all porcelain collar can eliminate the underlying metal or gold margin.
Note: If your jaw bone structure does not allow you to get dental implants or dental implants systems you can benefit from sinus lifting or box technique.
The All-On-4 Procedure:
2. Implant insertion.
The placement of a minimum of four dental implants can be done immediately.
3. Temporary crown system in place.
This way the patients can be free from their dentures on the day of implant placement. With the all-on-4 same day procedure, you can have an interim set of implant-supported teeth the same day.
4. Permanent crown system in place.
Once the healing period is over and the implants have integrated with the bone, making it safe for the high-quality, durable permanent fixed bridge to be fitted. This is when a second visit is needed.
The best candidates for an all-on-4 dental include patients who are:
- Missing one or more teeth
- In good oral health
- Have no major health concerns
- Have enough bone to support the replacement teeth and implants
Benefits of the All-on-4 dental implant technique:
- Requires less recovery time
- Reduces the need for bone grafting
- Easy maintenance through proper oral hygiene
- Ability to eat all kinds of foods
- Lessens the frustrations of removable dentures
- Guarantees long-term results because it can last a lifetime
- Creates a youthful appearance & improves overall quality of life
- Brings back self-confidence
Cost of All-On-4 Dental Implants in Mexico
The costs of the all-on-4 dental implants may vary from region to region. In the US the All-On-4 Dental Implants price can start at $30,000 per arch while in Canada, it can range $20,000 – $30,000.
With the all-on-4 system in Mexico, it can cost you $8,200 – $8,650 in Los Algodones and it comes with a ready All on Four package for upper and lower jaw restoration. It also has a Full mouth restoration package that includes diagnosis & consultation, with CT Scan & Panoramic X-Ray, the Titanium Implants to be used along with a Fixed Temporary Plate, a Hybrid Fixed Denture and Surgical Guide.