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All on 4

Full Ceramic Denture

If you are considering an All-On-4 in Costa Rica, this is the right place. We understand that going through any medical procedure might be stressful, and if you have to spend a considerable amount of money, that feeling might get worse. Despite the importance of being fully informed before making any decisions, there is surprisingly not enough good information out there on this topic. This is why we prepared this especially for you.

We have gathered all the information you may want to review before committing to this dental procedure. We have included information from our dental experts, general concerns, pros and cons, and even estimates of the cost depending on your location. Now, we really hope this answers as many questions as you may have, but if for any reason you still have further doubts don´t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you.

What is an All-On-4?

As we stated before the all on 4 is a safe, cost-efficient, and a high success rate procedure. It has been widely tested and approved by professionals and patients all around the world, so there are not as many cons as you could imagine. Nevertheless, we made the effort to list some of the most important pros and cons you could want to consider if planning to receive an all on 4 intervention.

Pros for All-On-4 in Costa Rica

Time Efficient:
You receive a full set of new teeth in only one day, with only one surgery.

Cost Efficient:
Thanks to the All-On-4 in Costa Rica you can save a considerable amount of money without undermining the quality of the procedure.

All-On-4 Alternatives:
You are not tied to a single option, there are several alternatives where you can pick from. A lot of specialized clinics offer this procedure and the cost will vary depending on the location. If you are looking to save money and have a pleasant trip, Costa Rica could be just what you are looking for.

All-On-4  sometimes doesn´t require bone grafting:
This is a great benefit. The bone grafting is a procedure usually needed for other dental implants, it may involve some risk and it demands a recovery time that varies from a couple of weeks up to at least two months. It may also require little to no exercise in a six month period.

Self-Esteem:
This is a major benefit. The All-On-4 in Costa Rica provides you a fully functional, esthetic set of teeth. Once you have it, you won´t stop smiling. We have seen this one time and another and our patients always walk out feeling better than ever. Check out our patients’ testimonials to see it for yourself.

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All on 4 Stages:

All on 4 FIRST STAGE.

  • List Item: There is a cost-efficient, graftless solution for fixed full-arch rehabilitation. The All On 4 package treatment is a revolutionary technique that allows for a quick placement of permanent prosthesis supported only by four implants. The first stage process involves five days of appointment. The procedure uses two straight front implants and two back implants tilted up to 45 degrees to take maximum advantage of existing bone in order to avoid a sinus lift surgery. After the surgery treatment, we place the temporary denture fixed to the new implants.

All on 4 SECOND STAGE.

  • The Second Stage on All On 4 package treatment can take about two weeks. This appointment involves the aesthetic verification and the final structure. The final result will be a fully functional set of teeth that look natural, enhances self-confidence and allows to enjoy favorite foods once again.
  • WE INCLUDE: 4 Dental Implants
  • Zimmer Implants (U.S)
  • 3i Implants (U.S)
  • Nobel Biocare (U.S)
  • MIS (Israel)
  • Implant Direct (U.S).

Recovery Time for All on 4 in Costa Rica

This is one of the most common questions. The recovery time will be pointed to you by your specialist, and it will depend on some things as your age, overall health, if you have diabetes, or are a heavy smoker, among other factors. In general terms, the recovery time may range from 2 days to 2 weeks, and the additional cares and diet will be carefully explained by our expert staff.

Eating Habits
As stated before, as part of your recovery period our staff will assess you and give you specific instructions on which foods are safe and which you should avoid. As a starter you will likely be asked to follow a liquid diet, as time passes by, a couple of weeks, you can make a smooth transition to a soft diet including plates of pasta or cooked vegetables.

Discomfort and other concerns
Swelling and some initial discomfort are quite normal after the first days of the procedure. Our expert staff and specialized doctors will take great care of you during and after the procedure. A sedative will be provided during the procedure and pain medications afterward. You should follow any provided instructions and indications as prescribed to minimize post-operative discomfort.

 

 

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ALL-ON-4 F.A.Q.

What is All on 4 dental implants?

The All-on-4 and All-on-6 techniques consist of offering people who suffer a total or partial loss of their teeth a fixed full-arch dental prosthesis on 4 or 6 dental implants, which are placed 4 upper and 4 lower to All-on-4, the same for All-on-6. This is done in one day while the patient is sedated so they will not feel any pain.

How much do All-on-4/6 cost in Costa Rica?

In some cases, bone placement is necessary due to the loss of the jaw, this thanks to the evaluation with the initial X-ray of the patient that must be studied by our implantologist. The All on 4/6 technique is a surgical dental process where the specialist intervenes on the patient placing 4 dental implants up and 4 (or 6) dental implants down. In this process, in addition to the dental implants, there are the itineraries of the specialist as well as the use of materials. This process in Costa Rica ranges from $8,000 to $12,000 depending on the technique the patient requires.

Who provides All-on-4/6 dental implants in CR?

At America Dental, our doctors are trained for these procedures which involve obtaining materials. We work with our own suppliers in recognized brands of dental implants, which make our company unique in terms of material quality and duration. It is definitely the safest option!

¿Are all on 4 comfortable?

Probably at the beginning of the intervention it may be a bit uncomfortable since it is something new to your mouth. However, as time becomes more practical the use of dental prostheses screwed to dental implants.

Should I get all on 4 dental implants?

The loss of teeth is a very common problem especially in older people, which is important because losing teeth is not only an aesthetic problem but also a functional one. It is even an option if you no longer want to use removable dentures.

How painful is all on 4 dental implants?

At America Dental, you will not feel any type of pain with any dental procedure that the patient wishes to perform. The All-on-4 technique is done under sedation or local anesthesia so the patient will not feel any type of pain. We also work with the best specialists, ensuring our patients that they are in the best hands.

¿Are all on four implants removable?

At America Dental, it is recommended once a year to remove the dental prostheses to be properly cleaned by a dentist, for a better duration, just like the dentures it is recommended in the same process to clean properly around the dental implants.

What are the problems with all on 4 dental implants?

We can say that some complications may be the poor planning of the intervention, something that during the entire career by Dr. Ignacio Vargas and specialists has not happened, but we can say that we have received many patients where they have suffered from bad interventions and want to recover their smile in a professional clinic with extensive experience. We have also received patients with dental implants with poor stability, contamination of dental implants when handling them, poor orientation and injuries that need to be restored.

How do you clean all on four dental implants?

After the intervention, soft and regular mouthwashes should be done, not affecting the part intervened during the surgery.

How long do all on 4 implants last?

The intervention can last a maximum of 2 to 3 hours with the specialist. The technique used at America Dental allows implant placement through computer-guided surgery. This means that a 3D oral scanner is used to study the patient’s bone and virtually define the exact place where we are going to insert the implant, position, inclination, with this, the guide splint used in the intervention is manufactured to place implants without opening the gum. This reduces the intervention time as well as being less invasive for the patient.