Welcome to Cancun’s premier choice for the 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, and the large majority of these patients regularly travel from the United States and Canada to undergo their treatments under our guidance and specialist services.
It is never about Volume of treatments it is always about Quality of Care.
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.
Regaining your Quality of Life
One Implant at a time
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE ALLON4 AND ALLON6
The ALLON4 and ALLON6 Dental Implant techniques allow patients to regain their Quality of life back, for whatever reason you may find yourself missing teeth, wearing dentures had a traumatic accident or health issues that have led you to be researching options of not only having functioning teeth but a smile you will be proud to show off. These treatments are designed to replace full arches of teeth placed over 4 or 6 dental implants.
- 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 Are Dental Implants?
So to start from the beginning , Dental Implants are most commonly Titanium screw shaped pieces that come in a number of sizes, Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jaw bone and become fused to the bone, this is called Osseointergration, but basically means the bone knits together with this screw forming a solid foundation for which a Crown, Bridge can be placed usually after an initial healing period of 4 months, which is the optimal time for the bone to knit (Osseointergrate with the bone) Dental Implants are the only dental restoration that actually preserves natural bone and stimulates bone growth.
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 specialists who have a proven history and Credentials 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.
The ALLON4 is a technique invented using Nobel Biocare in conjunction with a Dr Malo which allows patients who are missing or are about to loose all their teeth, a solution to replace a whole arch (Upper or lower) or both over only 4 Dental Implants.
How is this possible, well it comes down to the placement of the 4 Dental Implants , the 2 front ones are placed parallel and the 2 back dental Implants are placed at a tilted angel of 45 degrees.
Although this may not seem such a groundbreaking treatment to those of us who are not dentists or dental Implant specialists, this specific placement of the 4 implants gives tremendous support and most importantly this technique avoids the need for bone grafting.
For the upper arch, two implants are located in the front of the mouth in the cortical bone beneath the nose where dental bone is naturally strongest. Another two implants are inserted at an angle, tilted distally, in the back of the mouth. These tilted implants engage the mesial wall of the sinuses for superior spread stability.
For the lower arch, the same implant strategies apply with two implants located towards the front and two in the rear tilted at an angle. Implant insertion location and angles are unique to each patient and are heavily influenced by pre-surgical consultations.
Disadvantages of the ALLON4
The molar areas of your mouth have the strongest bite force. However, All-on-4 Technique dental implants cannot be placed in such regions of the mouth.
The All-on-4 implant procedure requires that the patient have a high level of bone in order to hold and secure the implants for the long-term.
Bone reabsorption is common in the posterior areas as there are no Implants placed there.
The ALLON6 is another name for a full arch Oral rehabilitation but as the number suggest this is achieved over 6 Implants and not 4 and does not depend on a 45 degree angulation of any dental implants, The ALLON6 is favored by many dental specialists due to the increased number of implants placed, this is because if a dental Implant failed to osseointergrate on an ALLON4 the complete arch is lost as the 3 remaining implants cannot support. If an Implant fails on the ALLON6 the arch is still functional due to the remaining 5 implants in place.
Disadvantages of the ALLON6
The cost increases due to the increase amount of Implants needed
Bone grafting is often required
THE BETTER THE SCAN, THE BETTER THE DENTAL PLAN
Not all dental Imaging is created equal, true they all have their designated uses and when it comes to the ALLON4 and ALLON6 the CT Scan is what your dental Implant specialist needs.
The importance of the correct type of imaging needed for the ALLON4 and ALLON6 treatments cannot be underestimated (and Implant treatments in general)
It is not recommended that you have any dental implant treatments performed without first having a CT Scan taken along with additional digital xrays.
A diagnostic CT scan is vital for the accurate, precise, and safe placement of the implants itself with as few complications as possible. Essentially, a CT scan before a dental implant procedure will significantly improve the likelihood of a seamless, successful procedure
Why panoramic X-ray image is not enough?
Panoramic images are magnified and distorted whereas Cone beam images provide undistorted and accurate views of the jaws. As a result the use of panoramic images to perform measurements is unreliable. Another key difference is that CT images provide different views (cross-sectional, axial, coronal, sagittal, etc.) while panoramic x-rays provide only one view with all structures between the x-ray tube and the image detector superimposed on one another. This allows CT images to separate out the various structures.
What are the Main Applications of CT Imaging?
3D CT scans allow the surgeon and restorative dentist to optimally plan and place dental implants.
Pre-operative- identifying important landmarks like inferior dental nerve and maxillary sinus. To determine bone volume and density for optimum 3 dimensional placmenent.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR THE ALLON4 OR ALLON6
Am I a Candidate for the ALLON4 or ALLON6 ?
The clinical evaluation or pre operative planning is key to the success of any and all dental Implant treatments including detailed evaluations, specialized ct imaging in determining what specific dental Implant treatment course is best for a predictable outcome designed for the patients exact case, Just because a patient wants a specific type of treatment does not mean that it is the optimal choice for them. Any dental Implant surgery Involves a personalized review and customized plan as everyone is different and there is never a one size fits all treatment.
Steps in getting the ALLON4 or ALLON6 in Cancun
We ask all prospect patients to forward as much corroborating information about their case as possible including recent treatment plans, dentist evaluations and very importantly Xrays / CT Scans so our specialists can review and provide professional recommendations.
In our Cancun clinic we can perform all necessary diagnostic and clinical evaluations with computer guided surgical planning and guides and treatment presentations happily, but if you like the majority our our patients want to have a good idea of what to expect in your surgical and rehabilitations with us and most importantly accurate costs to limit any unnecessary financial surprises, investing in a exploratory evaluation with your local dental specialists and having real recent information on your current case will certainly make a big difference in the levels of detailed planning we can provide.
Each treatment is usually (depending on specific cases) set over 2 stages 1st Surgical 2nd Prosthetic or Final Rehabilitation over 2 separate visits to Cancun. Each stay we request a minimum of 10 days each visit and these are usually spaced between 4 and 6 months from initial surgical visit.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN AT THE CLINIC
FOUR MONTHS + HEALING PERIOD - OSSEOINTERGRATION
POPULAR TYPES OF FINAL RESTORATIONS
FIXED HYBRID CUSTOM CAD CAM MILLED TITANIUM BAR - ACRYLIC
Feature & Benefits
Has resiliency that reduces impact forces so that it is not transferred to the implant.
Easily repaired should you sustain trauma, which is a great advantage.
It does stain over a period of time, but this can be readily cleaned and polished.
This prosthetic denture is made of cured acrylic base; teeth can be dislodged; however, they are easily repaired.
Acrylic is generally cheaper and lighter, but won't last as long as zirconia.
Acrylic teeth have the longest track record.
May wear and will chip, but they are easily repaired in a few days.
Wear faster than natural teeth, but will not wear opposing natural teeth.
Features and Benefits
This is the option with the greatest combination of strength and cosmetics.
Most patients feel this is the option that is the closest to the feel of their natural teeth.
It has been around for approximately 10 years.
As far as durability, zirconia will tend to be the most durable option and will be least likely to chip.
When a full zirconia hybrid fractures, it must be remade in its entirety.
WHAT IS A DENTAL 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.
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.
MEET YOUR CANCUN ALLON4 - ALLON6 DENTAL SPECIALIST
DR JOAQUIN BERRON DDS
Dr Joaquin Berron DDS has had a stellar professional career and has been practicing dentistry for more than 25 years. As well as building one of the most respected dental clinics in Cancun & Playa Del Carmen which is known throughout the state as the trusted dental group for residents and International patients alike. Dr Joaquin Berron DDS is also a 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. Including teaching the allon4 technique.
EACH CASE IS UNIQUE AND PERSONALIZED
COVID-19 AND DENTISTRY
Our dental Specialists are currently the only dental Clinic in Cancun to count upon the latest air filtration technology based on research by NASA to add another level of sanitization to their clinical surroundings.
ReSPR technology does what no normal purification system can to continuously control fine air particles, airborne bacteria, VOCs and surface pathogens – safely
While we are still understanding the ramifications of the Virus to healthcare settings, we are doing everything possible to ensure sanitized and sterile environments for patients and staff. PPE, Sterilization protocols, patient and staff health monitoring and daily Temperature checking and isolated surgical dental units we have the ability to continue to provide dental care in a controlled clinical setting,
ReSPR revolutionary space-station tested technology stands out for its ability to attack gases and bacterial threats proactively throughout the whole air purification chain. It uses up to 5 natural processes to actively recreate fresh, outdoor air conditions in an eco-friendly way.
ReSPR technology has been proven to be more effective than chemical solutions at destroying harmful airborne and surface bacteria, viruses and fungal spores including norovirus, MRSA, E. coli, Streptococcus spp. It uses two types of ionization to reduce particles, and UV light and a catalyst to create oxygen and hydrogen-based friendly oxidizers to reduce microbial contaminants and reduce odors.
The science: Independent tests show that ReSPR is green and energy efficient and treated air is 99.999% free of harmful microorganisms, circulating as fresh air.
COSTS OF THE ALLON4 AND ALLON6 IN CANCUN
THE SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND DOLLAR QUESTION
No don't worry that is certainly not the cost of the ALLON4 - 6 in Cancun with us so you can keep reading, 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.
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
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
Geographically it makes sense for Americans and Canadians, with the close proximity Mexico being the southern neighbour is an ideal choice and many Border towns are already renowned for their dentists. Larger Vacation destinations are now the top choice for longer treatment stays, 1 week +.
Cancun Mexico is already a well established favorite Vacation destinations for Americans and Mexico logged over 10 million tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2018.
The connivence and affordability of traveling to Mexico allows budgeting for return visits depending on treatments, Cancun International airport is the second busiest Airport in Mexico and the fourth in Latin America.
Favorable Currency exchange rate, The U.S. dollar goes a lot further in Mexico
Cancun is now recognized as a Prominent HUB for Medical and Dental Tourism due to the increased operations of top medical professionals , Institutes and private clinics. Because of its infrastructure based on hospitality and catering to foreign visitors offering vibrant night life, All Inclusive Hotels, Rich cultural and historical sites, Cancun continues to grow in popularity and numbers of visitors.
*Due to COVID-19 there has not been any destination on the planet that has not been affected by travel restrictions, closing of public spaces and attractions. Thankfully Cancun was one of the first to be Awarded the First destination in the Americas to receive the Global Safety stamp, which is a recognition from the World Travel & Tourism Council for destinations that adopt standards to ensure the hygiene of establishments.
WHY CANCUN FOR THE ALLON4 - 6
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR ALLON4 DENTIST IN CANCUN
How to choose your Cancun ALLON4 and ALLON6 Dental clinic
We understand the difficulty you may have in deciding on who or where you should undergo these dental Implant treatments in Cancun and you may think all places are the same, The fact is no they are not. So we recommend that when choosing who to invest your time, health and care with for such technique sensitive and surgical procedures you need to ensure the following.
Check the specialists professional credentials and Professional Experience in these specific treatments - The dental surgeon who is performing the actual surgery
Clinic Facilities - Today it is possible to take virtual tours to see if the clinic is of a standard you would want to visit for such dental work.
Does the clinic count on other equally qualified dental specialists and a full support team
Previous patient testimonials
The dental clinics name and Reputation, online you can get a good idea of positive or negative trends
Transparent Costs in writing and any additional treatment information
Do not choose a dentist or dental clinic based on
The Website alone - Great designed website does not make a great dental experience
Cost promotions - Affordable dentistry is a lot different to cheap dentistry, do not choose a dental clinic because they are the cheapest
Outlandish promises - Dentistry is not an exact science and professionals will always make you aware of all possible outcomes or problems that maybe encountered.
Traveling to Cancun for the ALLON4 or ALLON6 dental Implant treatments if researched correctly with due diligence and based on facts, evidence and information will allow you to elect the best dental implant team to perform your dentistry and provide you with the very best chances of successful and long lasting dental solutions.
QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE COMMITTING TO ALLON4-6 CLINIC IN CANCUN
Wanting to get the Smile of your dreams, regaining the quality of life that functioning teeth can provide are emotional factors, and while we love the positive impact and life changing dentistry afforded by the ALLON4 and ALLON6 Dental Implant treatments, do not rush in deciding on a dental clinic in Cancun, take your time ask these questions to better understand who you are entrusting your Health, Appearance and money with. With these answers you can refer back to during and after your treatments and know exactly where you stand at all points of your dental journey in Cancun.
Which specialist will be performing the dental work / surgery and what are their qualifications and experience?
Will the Specialist be able to understand me, will there be any communication barrier?
Are there any additional treatments that may be needed and could increase the cost quoted?
Will I need to take medications / Pain management medication after?
Do I need to bring anything specific with me on my appointments?
Which dental clinic or facility will the treatments be performed?
Will I have transportation included for all clinical appointments?
What happens if I have an emergency and the clinic is closed?
Will the treatment plan require more than 1 visit to Cancun? if so how many
What happens if a treatment fails?
What happens if I decide not to go ahead with the treatments once I am there?
Do you have the necessary equipment and technology to perform my treatments?
What are your sterilization protocols?
Can my companion accompany me during the appointment and or surgery?
Will my diet be affected after, if so what will be the diet plan or options and will I need to take any extra precautions?
Any restrictions after the treatments / Surgery?
Does the clinic accept dental insurance?
What Payments do the clinic accept?
What initial payment is expected 50 - 50 , 70 - 30, 100% on the first appointment and treatment acceptance?
Who will follow up with me after treatment, who can I contact if I have any questions or doubts?
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