You have read about the ALLON4 and ALLON6, You have probably researched and watched videos, checked forums and spoke to friends, even your dentist, and yet you may still feel lost on what they are and what their purposes are for patients.
Do not worry, you are certainly not alone and we will try to explain a little bit more and a little less technical (for this purpose) to hopefully give you a better understanding of what these dental Implant treatments are, what they aim to achieve and who can benefit from them.
One of the Most Important Pieces of Advice we can give to patients is to only undergo Dental Implant treatments and especially Complete Oral Rehabilitations like the ALLON4 and ALLON6 with Experienced, Qualified and skilled dental Implant specialists who have a proven history, Credentials and resume in this specific dental treatment field. This is more important if you are thinking of traveling to Cancun Mexico or any country that you may not be 100% familiar with.
CANCUN'S SPECIALIST ALLON4 and ALLON6 DENTAL CLINIC
Welcome to Cancun’s longest Established and Respected ALLON4 Dental Implant rehabilitation specialists and preferred choice to hundreds of national and International patients seeking compliant, predictable and lasting ALLON4 and ALLON6 Dental Implant treatment solutions. Our Cancun dental clinic and specialists have been providing highly detailed and precision planned ALLON4 and ALLON6 dental rehabilitations for more than 2 decades in Cancun Mexico, and the large majority of these patients regularly travel from the United States and Canada to undergo these specific dental Implant treatments under our guidance and specialist services.
It is never about Volume of treatments it is always about Quality of Care.
Former Professor and course coordinator of the Dental Implant and Esthetic Fellowship Program, Department of Prosthodontics at the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Dentistry, New Orleans
Teaching the ALLON4 Technique
- Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
Reduces Bone reabsorption and limits the chances of further treatments necessary in the future for Implants like bone grafting
Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
Improved oral health provided by better dietary intake and options
Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
All dental Implant treatments are specialized and require experienced dental specialists to properly and correctly plan, perform and provide predictable outcomes for patients, here we try to break it down a little and to simplify them a little so you may have a better understanding of what they are.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN AT THE CANCUN CLINIC
First trip Surgical Phase
Arrive on a Sunday
First Appointment Monday
This entails a one to one meeting with Dr Berron and the Team, a clinical evaluation, CT scan taken and to discuss your current situation, goals and answer any questions you may have.
This first appointment will also have the doctor perform a Virtual surgery on computer software to show you how many Implants are recommended, where they will be placed and checking of nerve locations, bone density and all anatomical references.
There will then be Impressions taken for a surgical guide to be fabricated which significantly reduces invasiveness of the surgery and other impressions to use as a guide for the temporary fixed arch to be placed on day of surgery.
Wednesday / Thursday depending on schedules
This is the day of surgery, you will have been given instructions to follow including any medications to take or suspend, If sedation is requested you will have fasted 8 hours prior. On arriving for the appointment you will have forms to sign and read to confirm you are satisfied and understand the procedures to be performed and this will also give you a chance to go over any other questions you may have with the specialist. You will then be taken to the Surgical unit where the doctor will perform the Implant surgery and any other related procedures like PRGF, Extractions, grafting and once finished the Temporary fixed arch will be attached to the Implants.
This appointment is to check up with you and see how you are feeling, make sure the healing areas are clean and there are no problems. This is usually the last appointment until your return in 4 to 6 months.
FOUR MONTHS + HEALING PERIOD - OSSEOINTERGRATION
Second trip Prosthetic / Rehabilitation phase
Arriving on a Sunday
First Appointment Monday
This appointment can last round 3.5 hours and you will chat with the doctor, discuss how you have adapted to the changes, they will answer any questions and go over the esthetic goals you may have for your final Fixed Arch. This Appointmentent will require photographs, Unscrewing the temporary arch, taking more Impressions mounting them on articulators ensuring our laboratory has everything necessary, and replacing the temporaries.
This appointment is for a testing and allows the doctor to ensure the base of permanent arch is fitting correctly, the patient is happy with the aesetics, shade of color chosen for the teeth, feel and overall satisfaction with the final piece.
This is the day your final fixed arch is placed and set, you will have a new feeling and may feel slightly strange to the temporary you have got used to wiring for the last 4 months, but you will be emotional at the fit, feel and looks of your new smile.
As you have had the weekend to test your new final arch and adjust to it you may find that there are some points that may need slight adjustments and this appointment will allow the specialist to make any necessary adjustments and checks. This is usually your last appointment.
WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT SURGICAL GUIDE
What is a Surgical Guide?
You may have come across the words surgical guides while researching the ALLON4 and ALLON6, these are the latest advancement in Implant surgery technology and are created by taking Impressions of the patients mouth and desired dental implant site and when used in conjunction with CT scan and the special software which is used to perform a virtual implant surgery (or planning the optimal place the Implants should be placed) The Guide is fabricated by our laboratory and allows the dental Implant specialist to place the implants into the bone with maximum accuracy as the guide is placed in the patients mouth and fitted in place allowing the surgical drills to place the implant at the exact location that ws deemed perfect for the implant.
What are the Advantages of the Surgical Guide in the ALLON4 - 6 Implant surgery?
Principally it is the accuracy that this planning and guide gives to the dentist placing the implants allowing predictable results for the case as well as reducing the actual surgical time in the chair, reduces the invasiveness of the surgery which in turn reduces the trauma to the surgical site and decreases pain and swelling meaning a shorter recovery time.
ALLON4 - 6 COMMON POST SURGICAL FEELINGS
Here we list some Post Surgical feelings or issues that can face patients in Cancun after the ALLON4 or ALLON6 , These are not always common and many patients finish surgery and have not issues whatsoever, but being prepared and understanding what possibilities you may face can help you better prepare and better understand the surgical and healing process so as not to feel anxious or unnecessarily scared of certain feelings associated with dental surgery. It I also Important to remember that when under going such treatments with us we will be on hand 24/7 and ready to answer any and all questions you may have so you can be confident during your recuperation in Cancun.
Oozing of the surgical sites
Slight bleeding or oozing is common from surgical sites, but not heavy bleeding, Use the gauze provided and place over the sites and bite down gently, try sitting upright, avoid physical activity, and put ice packs on the outside of your mouth. If this continues call the clinic to schedule an appointment.
Swelling is a normal part of getting surgery, and it will reach its climax usually 48 hours s after the procedure. This can make patients a bit worried as they had none for the first 2 days and then it starts so they think there must be a problem, but this is very common taking any medication prescribed will help inflammation and Using ice or a cold pack on the surgical sites (on the face) within the 24 hours following the procedure can help control it (20 minutes on and 20 minutes off).
You have undergone major dental surgery and while techniques are used to limit unecessary pain this is an unavoidable part of dental surgery, you will be provided with prescriptions for pain medication, but if you believe you have a low tolerance and regularly take stronger types of pain medication we recommend you bring your own, just make sure you make the doctor aware.
You may feel a strange something sharp in your mouth, this could be the bony walls that used to support the now missing teeth, if this continues to cause issue speak with the dentist but often is temporary.
Many large case Surgeries like the ALLON procedures are recommended (depending on the patients case) to undergo a very strict diet change for at least a few weeks and maybe longer depending on the doctors recommendations. Some diets may need to be completely liquid, then soft and working up to more solid food. Some patients have no issues, The main important factor is to ensure that after surgery you maintain vitamin, mineral and nutrient intake to aid your healing and overall recuperation.
You may experience nausea or even vomiting from any accidentally swallowed blood or as part of the secondary effects of Sedation if elected, Take it easy have a companion with you and monitor how you feel post surgery.
Because of the length of surgery and the manner of which your mouth will be open for extended periods, your lips can get dry and feel sore and cracked, lip balm, chapstick can help alleviate this discomfort.
Because your mouth may be open most of the time because of the gauze, this can lead to a sore throat, making swallowing painful. This is a passing symptom, usually going away after a few days.
Your jaw muscles may become stiff, because of the time your mouth is open for extended periods, relax and slowly stretch your jaw every now and then will help get rid of the stiffness.
HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO VISIT CANCUN
Is there a chance I need to visit Cancun more than 2 times?
Depending on the patients Individual Oral condition certain ALLON4 and ALLON6 Treatments may require 3 separate visits to Cancun to complete the treatments. If a patient is in need of extensive dental extractions, Sinus elevations or large scale bone grafting which means it is not optimal to place Implants, the first Trip would be the preparation of extractions, grafting, sinus elevations , the Second visit placement of Implants and temporary fixed arch, and the third the Final Permanent Fixed arch. This again reiterates the importance of Pre operative planning and the gathering of all the data necessary to plan every aspect of the Allon4 and Allon6 Surgery.
How many days?
Why do we request longer stays than other dental clinics, we simply have been performing the ALLON4 and ALLON6 in Cancun longer than any other clinic and we have such a large patient base of International patients we understand that a bit of extra time in location has many more benefits to a patient and clinic. Trust our experience and trust we only want what is best for our patients and that this is recommended through treating thousands of patients. The longer the stay the calmer you will be, and who doesn't need an excuse to spend extra days relaxing and recuperating in Beautiful Cancun.
COSTS OF THE ALLON4 AND ALLON6 IN CANCUN
This is the big question and the one that most people jump straight to, we understand that and we understand while cost is the biggest motivating factor in traveling to Cancun Mexico for the allon4 / 6 Treatments we hope the after reading through some of the information we have provided that you have a better feeling for the importance of specialists qualifications, proper and correct pre operative planning and ensuring you understand the type of work that is needed and expected.
The difficulty of costing such types of dental treatments is the there is always variables to take into consideration and if you see a package of a treatment with a set price, Investigate a bit more as without knowing a patients case and oral condition it is almost impossible to quote a treatment accurately and completely especially as complex as the ALLON4 and ALLON6.
ABOVE YOU CAN SEE A BASIC SET OF RELATED COSTS TO EACH TREATMENT - But it is common that additional treatments are needed which would reflect additional costs.
This link will take you to a cost breakdown of all associated treatments that can come with dental Implants and the ALLON4 and ALLON6 in Cancun , we always try to be as accurate with every patient and to make them aware of the variable and possible treatments that maybe needed.
Examples of what Can Influence The Price of the All On 4 and Allon6 Dental Implants?
How many teeth requiring extraction
Sufficient bone for implant, If there is not enough bone for the implant it may be necessary for a bone graft to build up the bone.
IV sedation is an additional treatment and not offered as part of the standard implant surgery
Final restorations There are two popular several options to consider for your final teeth from titanium and acrylic resin teeth too zirconia. So if cost if a driving force in the decision, then an acrylic resin is generally more cost-effective.
WHY TRAVEL TO CANCUN FOR THE ALLON4 - 6
WHY CANCUN FOR THE ALLON4 - 6
Here are some of the principal reasons why Cancun, Mexico is considered the Top Destination choice for American and Canadians.
Proximity - Close enough to travel, even counting for the second stage to be completed
Cost - Treatments are more accessible and affordable
Levels of Care - Mexican dental clinics and Dentists are known for high standards of education and practical skills
Time - Time between clinical consults, evaluations and the actual surgery are minimum and allow for a efficient and punctual evaluation , plan and procedure