When you get dental implants or a smile restoration at our Costa Rica or Cancun clinical locations, you will probably have some different questions about implants. There are many different kinds of implant situations where a cosmetic dentistry may replace either one tooth or the entire set of teeth. When you get a full smile restoration, you’ll either get an all-on-four or an all-on-six set of implants. There are distinct differences between the two.
All-On-Four Dental Implants
All-on-four implants have several different benefits available to patients and have been perfected in the short amount of time that they’ve been on the market. Sometimes, depending upon where you go, all-on-four implants don’t require the length of time and the final procedure can be done in as little as two hours. All-on-four implants are also more advantageous than replacing individual teeth, since it costs slightly less than multiple single implant procedures.
For some patients, an all-on-four implant might require less grafting. All-on-four implants are also very easy to maintain after you get them.
All-On-Six Dental Implants
Many patients will benefit from all-on-six dental implants. All-on-six implants involve six abutments rather than four to anchor your teeth. They may require some bone grafting and other tissue enhancements. All-on-six implants are often an attractive alternative because they provide more security for your jaw if your bone is weak from years of missing teeth.
What Are the Parts of a Dental Implant?
There are three different parts of an all-on-four or all-on-six dental implant that reinforce your jaw and hold your replacement teeth in place. Since dental implants are a complicated procedure, your smile is mapped out before work is started. There are three primary parts of a dental implant.
The fixture is the most important part of your implant set. It holds your new teeth in place and also provides structure for your jaw. The fixture is essentially the artificial “root” of your implant and is the screw-like structure that secures your implants to your jaw.
The abutment is the actual cylindrical component that connects the implant to the replacement tooth. With an all-on-four or all-on-six set of implants, the abutment will hold a certain number of teeth and be angled in different directions to best support your new smile and make it look more natural.
The crown is the actual dental prosthetic. When you get your initial images taken along with a mapping of your bite, each crown will be made in a laboratory that will make sure that your implants are the right width and height.
What Is the Dental Implant Procedure Like at The Dental Concierge?
Some cosmetic dentists will rush your implant procedure in a shorter amount of time. At The Dental Concierge, you will have ample time for any of your bone grafts and tissue grafts to heal and take hold. During your first procedure, you will get an image taken of your mouth. This image will allow for your complete set of implants to be made at a state-of-the-art lab. During your first procedure, we’ll take care of getting the grafts right and getting you a set of temporary dentures.
Your second visit will be in about six to twelve months, depending upon how far along your grafts are. During your last visit, you’ll get your permanent implants fitted. You will leave with a permanent set of implants to help enhance your smile.
What Are the Benefits of Getting All-On-Four/All-On-Six Implants in Cancun or Costa Rica?
Getting your implants done abroad will generate considerable cost savings for you. Depending upon the type of implants you need and the complexity of the service, you could save up to 70% on implants abroad than you would in the United States.
One of the other benefits of dental tourism is convenience. At The Dental Concierge, you will be able to send in an existing dental image to see if you are a good candidate for implants. You can then schedule out your sessions at either one of our locations in Cancun or Costa Rica at your convenience.
At The Dental Concierge, you will find that our cosmetic dentist was the first AACD certified dentist in Costa Rica and also has additional postgraduate training in implant dentistry. In the United States, you might not find a cosmetic dentist with the level of credentials found at our Costa Rica or Cancun locations.
What Do You Need To Do Before Getting Dental Implants In Costa Rica or Cancun?
If you are considering dental implants, you will need to get a comprehensive dental examination with imaging. This helps the cosmetic dentist find a cosmetic therapy that is right for your individual needs.
Scheduling downtime and aftercare is an important thing to do. After your two procedures, you might want to take a few days off of work and make sure that you have someone to take care of responsibilities around the home for you.
The right clinic will also make your trip super easy. At The Dental Concierge, we will make arrangements to have you picked up at the airport and taken to your appointments. You will also be able to find discounted lodgings within a short range of our clinics.
Get Your Implants Through the Dental Concierge
At The Dental Concierge, you will get the benefits of cost savings as part of your all-on-four or all-on-six implant procedure. You will also get access to a world-class dental expert that you won’t find anywhere else.