The Ultimate Guide to All on 4 in Mexico






Introduction


Last fact-checked: 1 July 2023

Tired of your traditional denture slipping, causing irritation, or worst of all, falling out? Or perhaps your teeth (or what’s left of them) have seen better days… putting you in the market for a brand-new, fully-renovated smile that looks and feels just like the real thing.

To avoid sky-high prices back home, consider replacing all of your missing teeth with All-on-4 implants in Mexico; patients booking through Dental Departures often save up to 70% compared to prices in the US, Canada and Europe.

This full-arch restoration technique is performed by dental implantologists around the world to give patients a natural-looking smile and to restore oral function. 

Learn more about the All-on-4 technique and find trusted dental implant specialists across Mexico with Dental Departures. 

How Much Do All-on-4 Implants Cost in Mexico Compared to the USA?


The cost of All-on-4 treatment in Mexico is likely to be at least 50% lower than prices for the same treatment in the US, with some patients reporting savings of up to 70% compared to dentists back home.

  •  On average, a single arch All-on-4 in Mexico costs around USD $9,000 - 12,000.
  • Compared to the US, an All-on-4 can cost as much as USD $20,000 - $28,000 per arch.

See the table below for a comparison of All-on-4 costs in Mexico and the US.

All-on-4 TreatmentAverage Cost in the USAAverage Cost in Mexico
All-on-4 with fixed acrylic prosthesis$20,000 - $24,000$9,000
All-on-4 with fixed zirconia prosthesis$22,000 - $28,000$12,000

Note: The above prices are average figures provided by our network of partner clinics, with averages calculated at the time of writing. Please check our individual clinic listings for current pricing.

What Factors Affect All-on-4 Prices in Mexico?

It's important to note that the figures shown are estimates and can vary significantly. Other factors that can affect the cost include:

  • The materials used; for example, titanium vs zirconia implants; or acrylic vs zirconia prosthesis.
  • Implant brands/systems used: Several well-known systems are available at our partner clinics, including Nobel Biocare® and Straumann®. The choice of implant system may depend on factors such as the patient's specific needs, and the dentist's preference and experience.
  • The number of arches you are looking to restore, dual arch or one (upper and/or lower).
  • Bone grafting may be required before inserting the implant. This surgical procedure restores bone volume and density in the jaw that has previously experienced bone loss.
  • The expertise and reputation of the dentist, as well as the geographical location of the clinic. Typically, you can expect to pay more at a dental clinic located in the center of town or in a touristy area.

To learn more about All-on-4 treatment, visit our comprehensive Ultimate Guide to All-on-4 page.

Why Choose to Go to Mexico for All-on-4?


The high cost of dental care in the US is encouraging more and more Americans to cross the border into Mexico for more affordable treatments, as well as those based further afield (as far as Europe) who are able to directly fly to several major Mexican cities. 

This has put Mexico on the map as one of the top dental tourism destinations in the world, alongside smaller markets in Central/South America such as Costa Rica and Colombia. 

Known for outstanding dentistry and superior patient service, key reasons to choose Mexico for your All-on-4 include:

Lower Cost:

All-on-4 treatment is much cheaper in Mexico when compared to the cost in the US, Canada and Europe. Even when factoring in the cost of travel and accommodations,  most patients are still able to make substantial overall savings compared to undergoing the same treatment at home.

World-Class Clinics:

Our partner clinics in Mexico provide exceptional quality care to international patients. Equipped with the latest technologies, modern facilities, and working with whole teams of well-experienced professionals, clinics in Mexico offer high-standard dental care comparable to clinics in Western countries.

Highly Skilled Dentists:

The best dentists in Mexico listed on our site have all obtained their dental education from an accredited institution and completed the required training to perform specialized procedures – a process that can take more than six years. Specialists are trained to the highest standards and typically receive parts of their training and certifications in Europe or the US. Mexican dentists are also required to take courses on a regular basis to continuously upgrade their skills and stay abreast of advanced dental implant placement techniques

Following additional training or professional placement abroad, it is becoming increasingly common for dentists in Mexico to hold memberships with respected international organizations, such as the American Dental Association and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Advanced Technology:

Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) utilizes digital technology to assist in the design and fabrication of dental restorations. This allows the dentist to create your prosthesis quickly and precisely - with turnaround times of only a few days at clinics with in-house dental laboratories and technicians.

Advanced digitization is less invasive and allows for faster turnaround times and improved accuracy, greatly enhancing patient experience and satisfaction.

Top Implant Brands 

Our partners in Mexico have many years of experience with these leading brand implant systems that are used worldwide. Below are some of the well-known brands:

  • Nobel Biocare
  • Straumann
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • BioHorizons

Combining Your Treatment with a Memorable Experience in Mexico

Mexico has been a top choice for dental tourists for many years. With its rich history, pre-Columbian ruins, iconic castles, and beautiful natural wonders like spring water cenotes and white sandy beaches, you will discover an endless array of activities to enjoy between dental appointments. 

Boasting more than  30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mexico is steeped in history–from ancient civilizations to its colonial past. Patients seeking dental care can explore top destinations such as Tijuana, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico City, and Guadalajara.

You can take advantage of the country's many attractions while receiving top-quality dental care. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach, explore ancient ruins, or immerse yourself in local culture, Mexico has something for everyone.

Convenient and Affordable Destination

Border towns and cities such as Tijuana, Los Algodones, Mexicali and Nuevo Laredo can easily be reached by car from much of the Southern and Southwestern United States (particularly California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. 

For those based a little further afield, Mexico City Airport (MEX) can easily be reached from most major cities in North America and Europe, with non-stop flights from 100 destinations in 25 countries. Other major international airports include Cancun Airport (CUN), Guadalajara Airport (GDL) and Monterrey Airport (MTY).

Plentiful accommodation options are available in Mexico, too. You can stay in a 5-star world-class resort, a wellness retreat or a budget-friendly hostel; whichever you prefer, there’s no shortage of options for every price range.

Why Is Dental Care Cheaper in Mexico?

Mexico’s cost of operating a business is much less when compared to the US, Canada and the UK  due to the lower cost of living. This makes All-on-4 treatment a viable option for those who wouldn’t normally be able to afford such an expensive smile restoration solution back home.  

Several factors contribute to the price difference::

  • The operating cost of a dental clinic, including rent and utilities, is much lower in Mexico.
  • The dentists' salaries and the staff payroll are comparatively lower than in the West.
  • Dental students pay less for their education, but courses and length of study are comparable to the US   
  • Lower legal and malpractice costs.
  • Dental prices are aligned to meet local economic needs as the majority of Mexicans cannot afford to pay  US  prices.

What Happens If Something Goes Wrong?

Our top partner dentists in Mexico offer warranties on their treatment and lab work, ranging from 5 years to a lifetime, depending on how well you take care of your new teeth.

We also recommend that you purchase travel insurance before traveling abroad to cover any unforeseen medical expenses. Dental Departures can help you arrange travel insurance specifically designed for medical tourists, so you can travel with peace of mind.

If you do experience any complications or have any concerns before, during, or after your treatment, Dental Departures is here to help: we will work on your behalf to resolve any issues and you can contact us 24 hours a day.

Best Dentists in Mexico for All-on-4 – Recommended by Dental Departures


Dental Departures has partnered with more than 100 top All-on-4 clinics across Mexico. Dental tourists have options of going for treatment in the Central, Yucatan, or US border regions. 

Central Mexico

Central Mexico is home to the capital, cultural towns, and pre-Columbian ruins of Teotihuacan and Tenochtitlan cities. Here are our top recommended clinics:

Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula is also ideal for combining vacation and sightseeing as it is known for stunning beaches, luxury resorts and Mayan archeological sites.

Combine your treatment with a relaxing vacation by visiting one of these top All-on4 clinics:

US-Mexico Border - Los Algodones

For an easy-to-reach location at the US-Mexico border, take a look at these three clinics in Los Algodones (nick-named “Molar City”), a well-known dental tourism town in Mexico: 

You can also see our full list of dental implant clinics near the Mexico Border here, including towns and cities like Tijuana, Mexicali and Nogales.

Why Book With Dental Departures?


Using a trusted third-party booking platform like Dental Departures makes it quick and easy to search and book with a global dentist who has the right expertise and training to perform your All-on-4; to date, we’ve partnered with thousands of fully verified dental clinics across the world, including over 100 in Mexico who are ready to treat international patients just like you.

Some of the top reasons patients use Dental Departures:

  • Lowest price – we offer a Best Price Guarantee meaning that if you find a better rate online, we’ll match it!
  • Our 24-hour live chat support is available on mobile or desktop
  • Our Customer Care Team offers support throughout your entire treatment process, from the time you book through us to when you arrive home.
  • Dental Departures collects and publishes real patient reviews–good or bad–allowing prospective patients to make up their own minds.
  • Get quick and free, no-obligation quotes. 
  • Free cancellation policy up to 24 hours before your appointment 
  • It’s completely free to book an appointment through our site, via email or over the phone, no credit card required!

The Dental Departures Verification Process

Our verification and background check process includes:

  • Only working with the highly reputable clinics that have been fully background-checked; if they don’t meet our high standards, they won’t be listed on our site
  • Collating and publishing real patient reviews
  • Verifying dentists’ qualifications, licenses, and memberships with professional boards
  • Carrying out legal checks and investigating any potential malpractice claims
  • Guarantee you will receive the lowest price offered to any patient by all our clinics: no haggling is required.
  • Publishing real clinic images and before & after treatment photos
  • Providing around-the-clock custom support before, during, and after your dental trip to Mexico

All this information is available on Dental Departures’ individual clinic listing pages

What Are “All-on-X” Implants?


All-on-X implants are a comprehensive smile restoration system that utilizes dental implants to effectively replace missing teeth in either the upper, lower, or both arches of the mouth. 

This advanced procedure involves the strategic placement of usually four or six dental implants into the jawbone, followed by the placement attachment of a custom-made fixed bridge or ‘hybrid denture’ to restore both the look and function of the teeth. 

The placement of the final prosthesis normally takes place around 3-4 months following dental implant surgery.

What Are the Advantages of All-on-4 Implants?

The main advantages of All-on-4 implants compared to other smile restoration techniques (or simply compared to doing nothing) are:

  • Restores oral function: With an All-on-4, patients can enjoy eating foods that they can’t normally eat thanks to improved biting and chewing capabilities compared to traditional dentures. The fixed bridge is securely attached to the implants, allowing for better bite force distribution during eating. This allows the patient to return to a normal and varied diet.
  • Improved aesthetics: All-on-4 restorations are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. For replacing one arch, the fixed bridge or denture is customized to match the shape, color, and size of the patient's remaining teeth, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Preservation of jawbone: The implants used in the All-on-4 technique stimulate the jawbone by acting as a tooth root to help prevent bone loss and preserve facial structure. 

The suitability of All-on-4 depends on an individual's oral health condition. Your dentist will determine if this technique is appropriate for your specific needs.

 

All-on-4® treatment concept Procedure: Step by Step


All-on-4 treatment in Mexico usually requires two separate trips, each about three or four months apart. The process of osseointegration is vital, which is a process of fusing the implant with the jawbone before a permanently fixed prosthesis can be loaded.

 However, a temporary hybrid denture can be worn immediately after inserting the implants–allowing you to eat and maintain your teeth normally during this healing period. 

First Trip:

1. Consultation: The patient first attends a pre-surgical appointment with a dentist who specializes in implant surgery. During this initial appointment, the dentist will evaluate your oral health and take several tests to determine your suitability for the All-on-4 treatment. 

2. Process a custom-made hybrid denture: If you are deemed eligible for the All-on-4 treatment, impressions of the mouth will be taken to process an immediate-load hybrid denture, which will be attached during the surgical phase as a temporary prosthesis.

3. Surgery: Prior to the implant placement, any remaining natural teeth (in the jaw where the new set of replacement teeth is to be placed) will need to be extracted. The next step–which can take place immediately after any tooth extraction–involves the surgical placement of four or more dental implants into the jawbone. 

The placement of implants during the All-on-X procedure is carefully executed to optimize stability and provide robust support for the eventual prosthesis. Following the surgical phase, an immediate denture is affixed to the implants through the use of abutments and screws.

Healing Phase:

After implant placement, a healing period of approximately three to four months is typically needed to allow for successful jawbone integration, ensuring a solid foundation for the final fixed prosthesis. Throughout this healing phase, patients are advised to follow a soft food diet and a cleaning regimen as instructed by their dentist.

Second Visit (Final Restoration):

Around four or more months later, patients head back to their dental clinic in Mexico for the temporary denture to be replaced by the permanent prosthesis. New impressions of the mouth are taken beforehand to create the final prosthesis.

The attachment of the final prosthesis is done under local anesthesia as small flaps in the gums are re-opened–exposing the screw-like dental implants ready to hold the new arch of teeth in place. This is a straightforward and less invasive procedure than the initial dental implant surgery.

For more information, visit our Ultimate Guide to All-on-4.

Alternative Smile Restoration Options in Mexico


Alternative restoration options are available for those who are not eligible for an All-on-4 or for a patient seeking other treatment. The suitability of these treatments can vary from person to person, depending on factors such as the condition of the jawbone, treatment goals and overall oral health. 

 

  • 3-on-6 Dental Implants: Similar to All-on-4, a 3-on-6 treatment is another permanent solution consisting of six implants holding three separate bridges per jaw (instead of one full fixed dental bridge). The 3-on-6 bridges are made without artificial gums.

 

  • Snap-on Dentures: Also known as an implant-supported overdenture, this is a removable denture that is secured in place by snapping onto smaller dental implants. Snap-on dentures can be removed to clean daily and soaked overnight while you sleep and is normally a much cheaper alternative to All-on-4 treatment.

 

  • Traditional dentures: These are removable dental prosthetics used to replace missing teeth. They can be used to replace a full arch of missing teeth or partially replace one or a few teeth. They generally need daily cleaning and soaking overnight and are the cheapest option across the globe.

 

  • Bridge on implants: Unlike a traditional bridge, implants are used to provide support so there’s no need to reduce the adjacent teeth. It’s best suited for those who still have most teeth remaining and are missing just a few teeth in a row as this treatment usually involves, for example, two implants supporting a three-teeth bridge. 

 

All-on-4 FAQs


Q: Who is the ideal candidate for All-on-4?

A: Patients missing most or all of their teeth or those wanting to upgrade their traditional dentures may be suitable for all-on-4 implants. The ideal candidate should also be healthy, with enough bone mass to anchor four (or in some cases six) implants.

Q: Will the end result look like natural teeth?

A: Yes. Our partner dentists in Mexico will design a smile that matches the look of the patient’s face and the shape of the jaw. They will design the dentures based on impressions or 3D models of the patient’s mouth.

Q: How long do All-on-4 dental implants last?

A: All-on-4 dental implants can last for many years and even a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Worldwide studies over a 10-year period show that implants have a 90%–95% success rate. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices can contribute greatly to the longevity of the implants.

How to Schedule Your Appointment


Take a look at our full list of All-on-4® treatment concept specialists, or use our site's search function to find clinics in your destination city or country. 

Know before you go: read our verified patient reviews, view clinic photos and take virtual tours of our clinics. Then contact our Customer Care Team or book with us online for great care at the best available prices!

 

Sources:

International Association of Oral & Maxilo-facial Surgeons. Website accessed: 15  June 2023 https://www.iaoms.org/

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico: Website accessed: 16 June 2023.  https://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/mx

Worldwide studies over a 10-year period have shown that implants have a 90%–95% success rate. Website accessed: 15 June 2023. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7615316/

Greenberg AM. Advanced dental implant placement techniques. J Istanb Univ Fac Dent. 2017 Dec. doi: 10.17096/jiufd.17594. PMID: 29354312; PMCID: PMC5750831. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5750831/

The full-arch rehabilitation technique is provided exclusively by. Website accessed: 16 June 2023. https://www.nobelbiocare.com/en-us

Dental implant providers approved by American Dental. Website accessed: 16 June 2023. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/all-topics-a-z/implants/

Introduction
How Much Do All-on-4 Implants Cost in Mexico Compared to the USA?
Why Choose to Go to Mexico for All-on-4?
Best Dentists in Mexico for All-on-4 – Recommended by Dental Departures
Why Book With Dental Departures?
What Are “All-on-X” Implants?
All-on-4® treatment concept Procedure: Step by Step
Alternative Smile Restoration Options in Mexico
All-on-4 FAQs
How to Schedule Your Appointment

Introduction


Last fact-checked: 1 July 2023

Tired of your traditional denture slipping, causing irritation, or worst of all, falling out? Or perhaps your teeth (or what’s left of them) have seen better days… putting you in the market for a brand-new, fully-renovated smile that looks and feels just like the real thing.

To avoid sky-high prices back home, consider replacing all of your missing teeth with All-on-4 implants in Mexico; patients booking through Dental Departures often save up to 70% compared to prices in the US, Canada and Europe.

This full-arch restoration technique is performed by dental implantologists around the world to give patients a natural-looking smile and to restore oral function. 

Learn more about the All-on-4 technique and find trusted dental implant specialists across Mexico with Dental Departures. 

How Much Do All-on-4 Implants Cost in Mexico Compared to the USA?


The cost of All-on-4 treatment in Mexico is likely to be at least 50% lower than prices for the same treatment in the US, with some patients reporting savings of up to 70% compared to dentists back home.

  •  On average, a single arch All-on-4 in Mexico costs around USD $9,000 - 12,000.
  • Compared to the US, an All-on-4 can cost as much as USD $20,000 - $28,000 per arch.

See the table below for a comparison of All-on-4 costs in Mexico and the US.

All-on-4 TreatmentAverage Cost in the USAAverage Cost in Mexico
All-on-4 with fixed acrylic prosthesis$20,000 - $24,000$9,000
All-on-4 with fixed zirconia prosthesis$22,000 - $28,000$12,000

Note: The above prices are average figures provided by our network of partner clinics, with averages calculated at the time of writing. Please check our individual clinic listings for current pricing.

What Factors Affect All-on-4 Prices in Mexico?

It's important to note that the figures shown are estimates and can vary significantly. Other factors that can affect the cost include:

  • The materials used; for example, titanium vs zirconia implants; or acrylic vs zirconia prosthesis.
  • Implant brands/systems used: Several well-known systems are available at our partner clinics, including Nobel Biocare® and Straumann®. The choice of implant system may depend on factors such as the patient's specific needs, and the dentist's preference and experience.
  • The number of arches you are looking to restore, dual arch or one (upper and/or lower).
  • Bone grafting may be required before inserting the implant. This surgical procedure restores bone volume and density in the jaw that has previously experienced bone loss.
  • The expertise and reputation of the dentist, as well as the geographical location of the clinic. Typically, you can expect to pay more at a dental clinic located in the center of town or in a touristy area.

To learn more about All-on-4 treatment, visit our comprehensive Ultimate Guide to All-on-4 page.

Why Choose to Go to Mexico for All-on-4?


The high cost of dental care in the US is encouraging more and more Americans to cross the border into Mexico for more affordable treatments, as well as those based further afield (as far as Europe) who are able to directly fly to several major Mexican cities. 

This has put Mexico on the map as one of the top dental tourism destinations in the world, alongside smaller markets in Central/South America such as Costa Rica and Colombia. 

Known for outstanding dentistry and superior patient service, key reasons to choose Mexico for your All-on-4 include:

Lower Cost:

All-on-4 treatment is much cheaper in Mexico when compared to the cost in the US, Canada and Europe. Even when factoring in the cost of travel and accommodations,  most patients are still able to make substantial overall savings compared to undergoing the same treatment at home.

World-Class Clinics:

Our partner clinics in Mexico provide exceptional quality care to international patients. Equipped with the latest technologies, modern facilities, and working with whole teams of well-experienced professionals, clinics in Mexico offer high-standard dental care comparable to clinics in Western countries.

Highly Skilled Dentists:

The best dentists in Mexico listed on our site have all obtained their dental education from an accredited institution and completed the required training to perform specialized procedures – a process that can take more than six years. Specialists are trained to the highest standards and typically receive parts of their training and certifications in Europe or the US. Mexican dentists are also required to take courses on a regular basis to continuously upgrade their skills and stay abreast of advanced dental implant placement techniques

Following additional training or professional placement abroad, it is becoming increasingly common for dentists in Mexico to hold memberships with respected international organizations, such as the American Dental Association and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Advanced Technology:

Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) utilizes digital technology to assist in the design and fabrication of dental restorations. This allows the dentist to create your prosthesis quickly and precisely - with turnaround times of only a few days at clinics with in-house dental laboratories and technicians.

Advanced digitization is less invasive and allows for faster turnaround times and improved accuracy, greatly enhancing patient experience and satisfaction.

Top Implant Brands 

Our partners in Mexico have many years of experience with these leading brand implant systems that are used worldwide. Below are some of the well-known brands:

  • Nobel Biocare
  • Straumann
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • BioHorizons

Combining Your Treatment with a Memorable Experience in Mexico

Mexico has been a top choice for dental tourists for many years. With its rich history, pre-Columbian ruins, iconic castles, and beautiful natural wonders like spring water cenotes and white sandy beaches, you will discover an endless array of activities to enjoy between dental appointments. 

Boasting more than  30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mexico is steeped in history–from ancient civilizations to its colonial past. Patients seeking dental care can explore top destinations such as Tijuana, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico City, and Guadalajara.

You can take advantage of the country's many attractions while receiving top-quality dental care. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach, explore ancient ruins, or immerse yourself in local culture, Mexico has something for everyone.

Convenient and Affordable Destination

Border towns and cities such as Tijuana, Los Algodones, Mexicali and Nuevo Laredo can easily be reached by car from much of the Southern and Southwestern United States (particularly California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. 

For those based a little further afield, Mexico City Airport (MEX) can easily be reached from most major cities in North America and Europe, with non-stop flights from 100 destinations in 25 countries. Other major international airports include Cancun Airport (CUN), Guadalajara Airport (GDL) and Monterrey Airport (MTY).

Plentiful accommodation options are available in Mexico, too. You can stay in a 5-star world-class resort, a wellness retreat or a budget-friendly hostel; whichever you prefer, there’s no shortage of options for every price range.

Why Is Dental Care Cheaper in Mexico?

Mexico’s cost of operating a business is much less when compared to the US, Canada and the UK  due to the lower cost of living. This makes All-on-4 treatment a viable option for those who wouldn’t normally be able to afford such an expensive smile restoration solution back home.  

Several factors contribute to the price difference::

  • The operating cost of a dental clinic, including rent and utilities, is much lower in Mexico.
  • The dentists' salaries and the staff payroll are comparatively lower than in the West.
  • Dental students pay less for their education, but courses and length of study are comparable to the US   
  • Lower legal and malpractice costs.
  • Dental prices are aligned to meet local economic needs as the majority of Mexicans cannot afford to pay  US  prices.

What Happens If Something Goes Wrong?

Our top partner dentists in Mexico offer warranties on their treatment and lab work, ranging from 5 years to a lifetime, depending on how well you take care of your new teeth.

We also recommend that you purchase travel insurance before traveling abroad to cover any unforeseen medical expenses. Dental Departures can help you arrange travel insurance specifically designed for medical tourists, so you can travel with peace of mind.

If you do experience any complications or have any concerns before, during, or after your treatment, Dental Departures is here to help: we will work on your behalf to resolve any issues and you can contact us 24 hours a day.

Best Dentists in Mexico for All-on-4 – Recommended by Dental Departures


Dental Departures has partnered with more than 100 top All-on-4 clinics across Mexico. Dental tourists have options of going for treatment in the Central, Yucatan, or US border regions. 

Central Mexico

Central Mexico is home to the capital, cultural towns, and pre-Columbian ruins of Teotihuacan and Tenochtitlan cities. Here are our top recommended clinics:

Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula is also ideal for combining vacation and sightseeing as it is known for stunning beaches, luxury resorts and Mayan archeological sites.

Combine your treatment with a relaxing vacation by visiting one of these top All-on4 clinics:

US-Mexico Border - Los Algodones

For an easy-to-reach location at the US-Mexico border, take a look at these three clinics in Los Algodones (nick-named “Molar City”), a well-known dental tourism town in Mexico: 

You can also see our full list of dental implant clinics near the Mexico Border here, including towns and cities like Tijuana, Mexicali and Nogales.

Why Book With Dental Departures?


Using a trusted third-party booking platform like Dental Departures makes it quick and easy to search and book with a global dentist who has the right expertise and training to perform your All-on-4; to date, we’ve partnered with thousands of fully verified dental clinics across the world, including over 100 in Mexico who are ready to treat international patients just like you.

Some of the top reasons patients use Dental Departures:

  • Lowest price – we offer a Best Price Guarantee meaning that if you find a better rate online, we’ll match it!
  • Our 24-hour live chat support is available on mobile or desktop
  • Our Customer Care Team offers support throughout your entire treatment process, from the time you book through us to when you arrive home.
  • Dental Departures collects and publishes real patient reviews–good or bad–allowing prospective patients to make up their own minds.
  • Get quick and free, no-obligation quotes. 
  • Free cancellation policy up to 24 hours before your appointment 
  • It’s completely free to book an appointment through our site, via email or over the phone, no credit card required!

The Dental Departures Verification Process

Our verification and background check process includes:

  • Only working with the highly reputable clinics that have been fully background-checked; if they don’t meet our high standards, they won’t be listed on our site
  • Collating and publishing real patient reviews
  • Verifying dentists’ qualifications, licenses, and memberships with professional boards
  • Carrying out legal checks and investigating any potential malpractice claims
  • Guarantee you will receive the lowest price offered to any patient by all our clinics: no haggling is required.
  • Publishing real clinic images and before & after treatment photos
  • Providing around-the-clock custom support before, during, and after your dental trip to Mexico

All this information is available on Dental Departures’ individual clinic listing pages

What Are “All-on-X” Implants?


All-on-X implants are a comprehensive smile restoration system that utilizes dental implants to effectively replace missing teeth in either the upper, lower, or both arches of the mouth. 

This advanced procedure involves the strategic placement of usually four or six dental implants into the jawbone, followed by the placement attachment of a custom-made fixed bridge or ‘hybrid denture’ to restore both the look and function of the teeth. 

The placement of the final prosthesis normally takes place around 3-4 months following dental implant surgery.

What Are the Advantages of All-on-4 Implants?

The main advantages of All-on-4 implants compared to other smile restoration techniques (or simply compared to doing nothing) are:

  • Restores oral function: With an All-on-4, patients can enjoy eating foods that they can’t normally eat thanks to improved biting and chewing capabilities compared to traditional dentures. The fixed bridge is securely attached to the implants, allowing for better bite force distribution during eating. This allows the patient to return to a normal and varied diet.
  • Improved aesthetics: All-on-4 restorations are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. For replacing one arch, the fixed bridge or denture is customized to match the shape, color, and size of the patient's remaining teeth, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Preservation of jawbone: The implants used in the All-on-4 technique stimulate the jawbone by acting as a tooth root to help prevent bone loss and preserve facial structure. 

The suitability of All-on-4 depends on an individual's oral health condition. Your dentist will determine if this technique is appropriate for your specific needs.

 

All-on-4® treatment concept Procedure: Step by Step


All-on-4 treatment in Mexico usually requires two separate trips, each about three or four months apart. The process of osseointegration is vital, which is a process of fusing the implant with the jawbone before a permanently fixed prosthesis can be loaded.

 However, a temporary hybrid denture can be worn immediately after inserting the implants–allowing you to eat and maintain your teeth normally during this healing period. 

First Trip:

1. Consultation: The patient first attends a pre-surgical appointment with a dentist who specializes in implant surgery. During this initial appointment, the dentist will evaluate your oral health and take several tests to determine your suitability for the All-on-4 treatment. 

2. Process a custom-made hybrid denture: If you are deemed eligible for the All-on-4 treatment, impressions of the mouth will be taken to process an immediate-load hybrid denture, which will be attached during the surgical phase as a temporary prosthesis.

3. Surgery: Prior to the implant placement, any remaining natural teeth (in the jaw where the new set of replacement teeth is to be placed) will need to be extracted. The next step–which can take place immediately after any tooth extraction–involves the surgical placement of four or more dental implants into the jawbone. 

The placement of implants during the All-on-X procedure is carefully executed to optimize stability and provide robust support for the eventual prosthesis. Following the surgical phase, an immediate denture is affixed to the implants through the use of abutments and screws.

Healing Phase:

After implant placement, a healing period of approximately three to four months is typically needed to allow for successful jawbone integration, ensuring a solid foundation for the final fixed prosthesis. Throughout this healing phase, patients are advised to follow a soft food diet and a cleaning regimen as instructed by their dentist.

Second Visit (Final Restoration):

Around four or more months later, patients head back to their dental clinic in Mexico for the temporary denture to be replaced by the permanent prosthesis. New impressions of the mouth are taken beforehand to create the final prosthesis.

The attachment of the final prosthesis is done under local anesthesia as small flaps in the gums are re-opened–exposing the screw-like dental implants ready to hold the new arch of teeth in place. This is a straightforward and less invasive procedure than the initial dental implant surgery.

For more information, visit our Ultimate Guide to All-on-4.

Alternative Smile Restoration Options in Mexico


Alternative restoration options are available for those who are not eligible for an All-on-4 or for a patient seeking other treatment. The suitability of these treatments can vary from person to person, depending on factors such as the condition of the jawbone, treatment goals and overall oral health. 

 

  • 3-on-6 Dental Implants: Similar to All-on-4, a 3-on-6 treatment is another permanent solution consisting of six implants holding three separate bridges per jaw (instead of one full fixed dental bridge). The 3-on-6 bridges are made without artificial gums.

 

  • Snap-on Dentures: Also known as an implant-supported overdenture, this is a removable denture that is secured in place by snapping onto smaller dental implants. Snap-on dentures can be removed to clean daily and soaked overnight while you sleep and is normally a much cheaper alternative to All-on-4 treatment.

 

  • Traditional dentures: These are removable dental prosthetics used to replace missing teeth. They can be used to replace a full arch of missing teeth or partially replace one or a few teeth. They generally need daily cleaning and soaking overnight and are the cheapest option across the globe.

 

  • Bridge on implants: Unlike a traditional bridge, implants are used to provide support so there’s no need to reduce the adjacent teeth. It’s best suited for those who still have most teeth remaining and are missing just a few teeth in a row as this treatment usually involves, for example, two implants supporting a three-teeth bridge. 

 

All-on-4 FAQs


Q: Who is the ideal candidate for All-on-4?

A: Patients missing most or all of their teeth or those wanting to upgrade their traditional dentures may be suitable for all-on-4 implants. The ideal candidate should also be healthy, with enough bone mass to anchor four (or in some cases six) implants.

Q: Will the end result look like natural teeth?

A: Yes. Our partner dentists in Mexico will design a smile that matches the look of the patient’s face and the shape of the jaw. They will design the dentures based on impressions or 3D models of the patient’s mouth.

Q: How long do All-on-4 dental implants last?

A: All-on-4 dental implants can last for many years and even a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Worldwide studies over a 10-year period show that implants have a 90%–95% success rate. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices can contribute greatly to the longevity of the implants.

How to Schedule Your Appointment


Take a look at our full list of All-on-4® treatment concept specialists, or use our site's search function to find clinics in your destination city or country. 

Know before you go: read our verified patient reviews, view clinic photos and take virtual tours of our clinics. Then contact our Customer Care Team or book with us online for great care at the best available prices!

 

Sources:

International Association of Oral & Maxilo-facial Surgeons. Website accessed: 15  June 2023 https://www.iaoms.org/

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico: Website accessed: 16 June 2023.  https://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/mx

Worldwide studies over a 10-year period have shown that implants have a 90%–95% success rate. Website accessed: 15 June 2023. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7615316/

Greenberg AM. Advanced dental implant placement techniques. J Istanb Univ Fac Dent. 2017 Dec. doi: 10.17096/jiufd.17594. PMID: 29354312; PMCID: PMC5750831. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5750831/

The full-arch rehabilitation technique is provided exclusively by. Website accessed: 16 June 2023. https://www.nobelbiocare.com/en-us

Dental implant providers approved by American Dental. Website accessed: 16 June 2023. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/all-topics-a-z/implants/



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