All-on-4 in Colombia

Living without your natural teeth is never an easy thing.

Even more difficult with a removable prosthesis for a full jaw.

No matter how good a removable denture is, it will never be like your original teeth.

And if you have received a quote for restoring a full jaw with dental implants, you have certainly been shocked by the prices for this procedure also called « All-On-4 ».

So what is the solution with the best value for your money?

In Colombia, you can save 50 to 75% on the All-on-4 and get a free plane ticket for the second trip.

 

All-on-4 in Colombia

 

If you opt for a permanent fixed prosthesis in metal / porcelain (PFM) or zirconia, it is desirable to have 6 implants (All-on-6) in order to ensure greater strength, because these materials are much heavier than acrylic / resin or Duratone.

Prices in US $

All-on-4  Colombia Canada USA
All-on-4 with fixed prosthesis (Duratone) 4500 $ 15000 $ 20000 $
All-on-6 with fixed prosthesis (PFM) 9000 $  24000 $ 30000 $
All-on-6 with fixed prosthesis (Zirconia) 10000 $ 26000 $ 32000 $
Note : In Colombia, we offer a free plane ticket for the second trip
Note : Prosthesis have 12 teeth

 

Remember that it is required to have a 3D cone beam X-ray before making dental implants to allow the dentist to know where to place the implants as well as to determine if you have enough bone and space for the implant.

Prices in US $

Additional costs  Colombia Canada USA
Tomography (3D X-ray) 150 $ 250 $ 250 $
Bone graft (0,5 gr) 375 $  700 $ 800 $
Sinus lift (one side) 750 $ 1500 $ 1500 $
Sinus lift (two sides) 1000 $ 2000 $ 2000 $
Tooth extraction (premolar) 50 $ 250 $ 300 $

 

What is an All-on-4?

To understand what an All-On-4 dental implant is, you must first know what an implant is. A dental implant is basically a small screw (usually titanium) inserted into your jaw bone where a tooth is missing. Once the implant is placed, a dentist will attach a dental crown to the screw.

Now multiply this idea by four and you get an All-On-4 dental implant. Instead of using one implant for each missing tooth, you can simply use four implants at the top and four at the bottom as the main anchors. Then your dentist can attach a full denture to these places.

 

 

The procedure of the All-On-4 dental implants

It can be scary to have dental implants placed for the first time. This fear is likely due in large part to the uncertainty. Here is the procedure to follow to obtain All-On-4 dental implants in our dental office in Cartagena, Colombia.

FIRST TRIP

The first visit

  • Consultation to better determine your intentions and get to know each other.
  • A 3D cone beam X-ray is required to guide our dentist for the insertion of the implants and to see if a bone graft or sinus elevation may be necessary.
  • If you have teeth to be extracted, they will be removed the same day before the insertion of the implants.
  • Discussion regarding the work plan.
  • Impression for the provisional prosthesis.

 

The second visit

  • Local anesthesia.
  • Tooth extraction, if necessary.
  • Bone graft or sinus lift, if necessary.
  • Begin the process of implanting the four or six titanium screws into your jaw.
  • Placement of implants with cap.
  • Our dentist thoroughly cleans the surgery areas and makes stitches at all incisions.
  • Painkillers and antibiotics will be prescribed to you.
  • When you return to your hotel after your operation, you should do nothing that could affect sensitive areas. Do not rinse or touch the surgical areas.
  • It is important to keep your mouth as clean as possible.
  • Twenty-four hours after surgery, if the bleeding is minimal, you can rinse your mouth gently with salt water. Just mix a tablespoon of salt with about eight ounces of water and rinse gently to allow the water to drain from your mouth into the sink. You can do this 2-3 times a day.

 

The third visit

  • A temporary prosthesis will be fixed when no swelling is present.
  • Things you should not do for a week include bending down, lifting heavy objects, or doing strenuous activities, as this could lead to more bleeding and swelling.
  • Likewise, when you go from a lying position to a standing position, it is better to do it slowly. Otherwise, you may feel dizzy. If you exercise, avoid doing it for the first week after surgery.
  • Once the temporary prosthesis is installed, a period of 3 to 6 months is necessary so that the implants are well integrated into the bone.
  • It is important during the integration period, to maintain your regular feeding and chewing functions and to eat soft;

 

SECOND TRIP (3 to 6 months after the first trip)

The first visit

  • Treatment and integration assessment.
  • Impression taking for the permanent fixed prosthesis.
  • Local anesthesia.
  • Incision to access the implants in order to remove the caps and put the abutments.
  • Healing period.

 

The second visit

  • Trial of the permanent fixed prosthesis and adjustment, if necessary.
  • Installation of the permanent fixed prosthesis in Duratone or according to your choice of material.

 

The third visit

  • Final control of the procedure and bite test
  • Tips to properly maintain your permanent fixed prosthesis.