ALL ON 4 IN TIJUANA MEXICO

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    Traditional removable dentures are one of the most common ways to address significant tooth loss; however, many patients experience discomfort and frustrating limitations while using them. Luckily, there’s a modern solution to replace missing teeth that, unlike traditional dentures, is permanent.

     

    All-On-4 are a full-mouth restoration treatment on which a denture is fixed into the jawbone by four implants, replacing an entire arch of teeth.

    This type of dental implant is an excellent option for patients who have lost all or most of their teeth, who want to have a new set of teeth to enjoy life as they deserve, being able to eat, speak and smile confidently again.

    Benefits of All-On-4

    All on 4 have many benefits and provide excellent long-term value:

    Easier speaking and chewing. Restore your full bite force to enjoy any food you like.

    Comfortable fit. Forget about loose dentures or denture slip-ups! Gels and soaking solutions are not required.

    Maintain a youthful appearance. They can prevent facial sagging and premature aging.

    Lifetime durability. It is made of biocompatible titanium, which integrates with the jawbone.

    A natural-looking smile. Nobody will be able to tell the difference.

    Jawbone preservation. Stop the bone deterioration that generally occurs with tooth loss.

    FAQs

    How do I know if I am a good candidate for All-on-4 implants in Mexico?

    Visit The Dental District for an evaluation by our specialists to determine if you are a candidate for the All on 4 technique. Generally, candidates should:

    • Healthy teeth. Yes, regardless of the missing teeth, when the gums and the rest of the teeth are in good condition.
    • Enough amount of bone. To achieve maximum support of the replacement teeth, it is necessary to have sufficient supporting bone in the jaw.
    • Good hygiene habits. All on 4 can last a lifetime if good hygiene habits are followed.
    • Non-smokers. Smoking is the worst enemy of All on 4, both because its consumption delays healing and healing.

    What happens if I am not a good candidate?

    Patients who have suffered significant bone volume loss, either because of disease, trauma, or the long-term absence of the natural teeth, may need an adequate restoration through bone grafting before being able to get All on 4 work done.

    How is the process?

    1. Complete examination of the patient’s mouth.
    2. Preparation
    3. Implantation
    4. Withdrawal of sutures
    5. Healing
    6. Final tooth placement

    Do I need to be anesthetized for the procedure?

    Yes, the dentist administers local anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience for the patient.

    What is the process like and how long does it take?

    The All on 4 implant surgery typically lasts between two and three hours, performed under sedation to ensure the patient remains conscious throughout but without experiencing pain.

    1. Removal of any remaining teeth.
    2. Placement of four implants.
    3. Insertion of a temporary denture.

    What materials are All on 4 implants made of?

    All on 4 implants are typically composed of materials like titanium, which allows for proper osseointegration with the jawbone. In contrast, the final prostheses can be chosen in materials such as metal, ceramic, composite, or zirconia, depending on considerations of material strength, aesthetic appearance, and durability.

    Does an implant feel like a natural tooth?

    Yes, the All on 4 technique allows for the restoration of full arches in patients without teeth, providing them with both functionality and aesthetics. Furthermore, these implants osseointegrate, ensuring the jawbone retains its function, preventing bone loss, and safeguarding other teeth.

    How long do All on 4 take to heal?

    All on 4 can take three to several months to integrate into place. The bone around a new implant needs time to heal so it can secure the implant into place. Jaw augmentation procedures (or bone grafting) require additional healing time, too, meaning the whole process could take several months to be completed.

    Is All on 4 painful?

    No, modern implantation techniques use local anesthesia to ensure patients do not experience pain during the procedure. After the implantation, patients are advised to follow their specialist’s recommendations to reduce swelling and promote healing.

    What care should I take after the procedure?

    After all-on-4 surgery, it is common for the patient to experience bruising, swelling and discomfort in the area; however, this is temporary. You will need to follow a soft food diet for the first few months, so that the osseointegration process (the fusion of the implant with the bone tissue) is successful. In addition, the specialist will probably advise you to avoid smoking and exercise for a while.

    How long will All on 4 implants last?

    All on 4 implants have a lifespan of over 18 years and can potentially last a lifetime with proper dental care. Factors like maintaining good oral hygiene, not smoking, having sufficient bone density, and regular dental checkups (at least annually or as recommended by your dentist) can contribute to their longevity.

    How many teeth do you get with All-on-4?

    With the All on 4 technique, it is possible to restore full arches in the upper or lower jaw. The classic technique involves placing four implants, although, in some cases, five may be placed depending on the patient’s existing bone density.

    How is an implant better than a dental bridge?

    Dental bridges are a cheaper solution than implants, but they are usually removable so food debris can get underneath and cause bad breath and bacteria buildup. In addition, they can move when chewing and cause discomfort to the patient. The implants are fixed, they integrate with the maxillary bone and act in a similar way to the bone. The sensation when speaking and chewing is similar to that of natural teeth.

    What is the difference between All on 4 and dentures?

    Both dentures and All on 4 implants are techniques aimed at restoring chewing functionality, aesthetics, and phonetics, but they have differences you should consider.
    All on 4 implants are complete sets of artificial teeth, including a root or support implanted into the bone, which remains fixed in the jaw. As a result, they osseointegrate and function like real teeth.
    On the other hand, dentures are placed on the gum or, in some cases, on the screw shaped implant support to replace a missing tooth. These dentures can be either fixed or removable, such as traditional dentures.

    Does All on 4 cause bone loss?

    No, All on 4 actually prevent bone loss as they serve as artificial roots, preserving maxillary bone function and providing stability for the prosthesis, while also protecting other teeth and maintaining facial anatomy.

    What is the failure rate of All on 4?

    The risk of failure with All on 4 implants is very low. The success rate ranges from 94% to 97%, resulting in a failure rate of between 3% and 6%. Common causes of failure include smoking, chronic patient conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular problems, poor oral hygiene, insufficient bone mass for implantation, excessive bone loss post-procedure, and rejection of the implanted material.

    What is better than All on 4?

    Edentulous patients can opt for the All on 4 implant technique or consider single implants to restore their dental health. In cases of bone loss, additional procedures involving bone grafts or more implants may be necessary.

    How long will I have to wait to receive my permanent teeth?

    Patients typically wait two to three months to receive their permanent prostheses as the implants need time to integrate and heal. During this period, patients will wear fixed provisional teeth since gum changes slightly during the healing process. Patients can expect improvements in aesthetics and functionality during the healing period.

    What follow-up visits are necessary?

    Following surgery, at least four follow-up appointments are recommended: the first between 10 and 15 days after the procedure to check for complications, the second at three months for placement of the final prosthesis, the third at six months for gum cleaning, and the fourth after one year from the procedure.
    The frequency and number of follow-up visits depend on the specialist and the patient’s specific conditions.

    How long will I need to take off work?

    In general, after All on 4 surgery, patients can return to work without issues the day after, provided there are no complications. It is recommended not to return to work on the same day to allow complete anesthesia recovery. Additionally, it is advisable to avoid intense physical activity, such as lifting heavy objects or strenuous exercise, as it may exacerbate swelling.

    Does food get stuck under All on 4?

    Yes, which is why it is essential to attend follow-up dental appointments. During these visits, the dentist will perform deep dental cleanings to ensure the patient’s oral health.

    How do I clean underneath All on 4 implants?

    Patients should use dental floss after brushing their teeth and rinse with mouthwash for better effects. However, it is crucial to seek professional dental cleaning to prevent the accumulation of food and bacteria under the prosthesis.

    What foods can you eat with All on 4, and which should you avoid?

    During the healing period, patients should avoid foods that can become trapped under the prosthesis, such as cereals, legumes, sugary and acidic foods. Additionally, irritants and spicy foods should be avoided to prevent discomfort and inflammation.
    Recommended foods include steamed vegetables, soft meats, soft fruits (pureed or cooked), soups, and broths. After the healing period, patients can eat almost anything, avoiding very hard foods like nuts with shells and being cautious not to bite down on objects that could damage the prosthesis.

    How long after All on 4 can I eat normally?

    A few hours after surgery, patients can consume soft foods at room temperature or cold; hard and hot foods can worsen residual bleeding and inflammation. Around three weeks post-procedure, they can reintroduce solid foods in very small, well-cooked pieces.
    Approximately two months after the intervention, once the final prosthesis has been placed and approved by the specialist, patients can return to eating normally.

    How much does All on 4 cost in the USA?

    The average cost of All-on-4 implants in the USA ranges from $12,000 to $24,000. It’s important to consider factors that can influence the final treatment cost, such as the material of the final prosthesis.

    How much does All on 4 cost in Mexico?

    The average cost of All on 4 in Mexico ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 USD. However, as in the previous point, there may be factors that can affect the final treatment cost.

    Do you offer payment plans?

    At The Dental District, we accept payment methods such as VISA, Mastercard, and Docpay. Additionally, we have partnerships with American insurance providers to facilitate payment for our clients.

    I've received cheaper quotes for All on Four from other dentists... Why should I choose The Dental District?

    At The Dental District, we have highly trained staff, cutting edge facilities, and accept most American dental insurances. We provide bilingual services and specialized treatments without waiting lists.
    Your dental health is invaluable, so opt for the quality services we offer at The Dental District.