Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Mexico

Here is a Guide to getting your Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring treatment with Cancun Dental Specialists. Most aspects of your Dental vacation will be covered. Please call in and let us know more about your case 1 800 278 3215. In order to give you correct information pertaining to your case, we would need your Medical History, X-Rays, Treatment Plan if available, if not contact our Dental Coordinators before coming to Cancun. Please read it so that you are well informed of how we provide the Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Treatment for you and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Perhaps you have what is known as a “Gummy Smile” or a smile line that is uneven due to excess gingiva. Most practitioners use the traditional approach to the Gum Contouring procedure, using a scalpel which can cause discomfort, bleeding and uncomfortable healing time. Dental Gum Contouring in Cancun is done using Laser Dentistry to give more comfort to a patient during surgery, increase recovery time, reduce chance of infection, and have better control of the outcome of the surgery.

Benefits of Gum Contouring are to give a more aesthetically appealing smile or create space needed for the placement of a Crown (also known as Crown lengthening). All Laser Dentistry treatments in Cancun are done by one of our Restorative Specialists who are trained and skilled in the usage of the Waterlase i-Plus System by Biolase.

Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Before and Afters

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Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Treatment Cost

Procedure Prices are the same for everyone, there might be small price variation for different cases, depending on extractions, bone lose, infections, medical history, restoration options. Please see below different treatment estimates for different cases. Below this section you will find cost comparative options as-well and treatment scenarios.

Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Cost Comparison

When shopping around for Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Treatment it is important to take something into consideration.

1. What Implants Will be Used?
2. How is the Restoration Manufactured?
3. What are the dentist’s qualifications?
4. How long and How Many All on 4 procedures have the dentists done
5. Is the Dentist certified in dental implants?
6. Is the dentist certified on All on 4 Procedures?
7. Stock, Inventory, Facilities, Sterilization, Protocols are very important as-well.

Implant supported treatments change because mostly because of 3 things.

1. Amount of Available Bone
2. Number of Implants Required
3. Type of Restoration Needed

Average Cost of Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring in Mexico

Best Dental Implant Price in Mexico

Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Options

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Composite Full Arch Restoration

(Custom Milled PEEK Substructure)
Longevity 2 – 8 years

$6,600 USD

Warranty 2 years
Aesthethics High
Fracture Resisance Medium
Wear Resistance Medium
Stain Resistance Low
Time Need in Cancun 7 days
Repairs Yes
Years in the Market 5 years

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Fixed Hybrid Denture

(Custom Milled Titanium CAD/CAM Bar)
Longevity 2 – 6 years

$5,400 USD

Warranty 2 years
Aesthethics High
Fracture Resisance Medium
Wear Resistance Low
Stain Resistance Medium
Time Need in Cancun 7 days
Repairs Yes
Years in the Market 40 years

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Prettau Bridge

(Zirconia SuperStructure With Emax Porcelain)
Longevity 2 – 12 years

$6,000 USD

Warranty 4 years
Aesthethics Medium
Fracture Resisance High
Wear Resistance High
Stain Resistance High
Time Need in Cancun 9 days
Repairs Maybe
Years in the Market 15 years

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Teeth in a Day

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Here we have 3 Options for your Fixed Restoration:

Why get Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring in Mexico

There are many benefits to getting your Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring in Mexico apart from savings thousands of dollars.

Clinical Benefits

  • Experience, expertise and innovation of All On 4 more than 10,000 Treatments (visit our Before and After page).
  • U.S. Licensed Dentist and Specialists in each area of Dentistry (visit Our Doctors page).
  • Zirconia Implant Bridge – Prettau Full Arch Best Restoration Available (Prettau Zirconia Bridge).
  • Largest Most Equip Clinic in Mexico, Not an Assembly line a Center of Excellence (3D Tour of Our Facilities).
  • Protocols and Streamlined Processes for successful treatment in short time frames.
  • Solutions for All Budgets and Cases.
  • Written Guarantee and Warranty For Patient (Below).
  • Proven success rates in excess of 93% – Full Mouth Implant Treatments.

How we Can Provide an Affordable Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Treatment

There are many benefits to getting your Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring in Mexico apart from savings thousands of dollars.

Economical Benefits

We do not charge 3D CBCT X-Rays, Periapical X-Rays, Intra-Oral Scanning, Surgical Guides, Transportation from the airport and hotel in Cancun, Models, Medications, etc. We are not these treatments require a State of the art facility with specific technologies to do these treatments accurately in short time frames. If you are thinking about going abroad you must analyze that not all facilities have the inventory, kits, implants, equipment, protocols, 3D CBCT imaging, Surgical Guides to accurately provide these treatments.

Here at Cancun Dental Specialists we have the following equipment, technologies, apart from our dentist vast knowledge on these treatments:

  • 3D CBCT X-Ray (Kodak 9300) – Allowing us to accurately see all anatomic areas and bone quality and plan implant positions correctly
  • 3D Intraoral Scanner (Carestream CS 3600) – Allowing us to take impression by scanning patients mouth instead of the traditional “putty” impressions.
  • Implant Planning Software – Here we use a couple brands Nobel Guide, Blue Sky Bio, OnDemand, Dental Imaging.
  • Surgical Guides – Using our 3-D Printers, 3D CBCT and Implant Planning software we can make surgical guides for a predictable outcome for implant surgeries.
  • CAD/CAM Dental Laboratory – Our Dental Lab is the best equipped Lab in all of Mexico. We can scan, mill, print in almost all dental materials, from a Titanium Milled CAD/CAM Bar for your Fixed Hybrid Denture or a Prettau Zirconia Superstructure.

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There are many options to your treatment and we want to do which ever is best for you !

Treatment Process

Step by Step (Surgical Phase)

  • Oral and systemic health assessment
  • Facial esthetic evaluation
  • X-Rays, Panoramic, 3D CBCT Scan (must for these Treatment all equipment In-House)
  • Wax-up (important for a aesthetic outcome for your Implant Treatment)
  • Informed consent (copy located at the bottom of page)
  • Treatment Options (Restoration Materials, Implants)
  • Treatment Alternatives (savings your Teeth?, Snap On Dentures, All on 6)
  • Our Specialists always plan these cases with the most advanced Implant Planning Softwares
  • Instruction and motivation on maintaining a proper oral hygiene (antibacterial mouthwash, such as Chlorhexidine 0.12%, is recommended)
  • Record of maxillomandibular relations and occlusion
  • Impression used for fabricating the provisional prosthesis
  • Surgical template (guide) 3-D Printed in-office
  • Medication – antibiotics (amoxicillin with clavulanic acid, administered for 5-7 days, starting 1 hour prior to surgical intervention) and sometimes sedatives
  • Local anaesthesia is always required – No Cost
  • Conscious Sedation is recommended for these procedures – Certified Anesthesiologist $500 USD
  • Pill Sedation – No Cost
  • Nitrous Oxide (laughing Gas) $250 USD
  •  Choose what option is best for you
  • Teeth extraction, bone leveling (Aveloplasty), removal of infected tissue
  • Alveolectomy, when ridge crest is displayed during smiling
  • Bone grafting procedures
  • Implant number, position and design (diameter, length)
  • Usually, first the mesial implants are placed and last the distal implants
  • All on 4, All on 5, All on 6, All on 8
  • Exposure of implant site – flap or flapless technique
  • Bone grafting (socket grafting, with autograft and synthetic alternatives, with or without membrane)
  • Suture
  • Abutments selection (angulation)
  • Impression and record of maxillomandibular relationship
  • Design – dental arch length (number of teeth, usually 12 per Arch)
  • Materials – Acrylic or PMMA
  • Radiological exam
  • Instructions for oral hygiene, diet (soft diet, for at least 10 weeks) and medication (antibiotics, analgesic drugs)
  • Informing about the need to make an appointment if bleeding, pain, implant mobility, detachment or damage of the prosthesis occur
  • Establishing the next appointment
  • Design – dental arch length (number of teeth, usage of cantilever extremities) occlusion scheme, fixation type as occlusal screw-retained
  • Materials
  • Regular check-ups
  • Addressing complications

Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Treatment Variations

There are many ways of treating patients depending on budget, preferences, medical conditions, doctor’s opinion, bone quality, infections, treatment lengths.

Here is a list of possible other treatments that might be a good solution for you. We have a dedicated page to each type of treatment so you can learn the difference it mostly consists of how many implant will be placed and how they will be restored:

  • All on 4
  • All on 6
  • All on 8
  • Implant Dentures
  • Snap in Dentures
  • Mini Implant Dentures

What Implants do we use

The All on 4 is a patented Dental Implant Technique by Nobel Biocare®, it consists of placing 4 Angled Implants and a Implant Bar or Bridge for the restoration.

Finding the right Clinic for this treatment can be challenging, especially if it’s not in your home town or country, Clinic abroad can mislead you thru internet research. We don’t! We believe in Honesty, Quality and Excellence to all our patients. All on 4 Treatment are complex high risk are not to be done by any regular Dentist.

A couple things to keep into consideration when choosing a Clinic abroad for you All on 4 Treatment in Mexico are the following:

Dentist Qualifications

Dr. Irma Gavaldon D.D.S. M.S. A.E.G.D. is a graduate from two of the top Dental Schools in North America. She is a Graduate from U.N.A.M. Mexico’s Top University (Universidad Nacional AutĂłnoma de MĂ©xico), and she also reieved her A.E.G.D. (Advanced Educat in General Dentistry) from the University of Michigan a Two-years Program and her Master’s Degree in Restorative Dentistry also from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Irma Gavaldon Top Dentist Mexico
3D CBCT Scan

Equipment and Technology

In order to be able to diagnose, plan and execute this treatment correctly Dental Offices need the following Equipment: 3D CBCT ExtraOral Panoramic X-Ray machine, (here at our Office we have a Carestream CS 9200 3D Machine), Intraoral Scanners, totally equipped CAD/CAM Laboratory.

Guarantee, Warantee and Comunication

Cancun Dental Specialists offers all three, we have Patient Coordinators that will work with you the whole process of your Dental Vacation in Mexico. Communation is crucial to a healthy patient clinic relationship, feel free to contact us by clicking here or Calling our 1 800 278 3215 for an inmediate response.

Guarantee All on 4 treatment

Quality, Material, Sterilzation

This is a huge factor to take into consideration when choosing a clinic abroad. Most Clinics abroad will offer inexpensive Dental Implants brands, we offer only Nobel Biocare® Dental Implants for the All on 4 Procedure. In regards to the restorative phase, we are the only Clinic able to mill in house Titanium Superstructure for Porcelain Layering, other Clinics Cast metals that are not Titanium either NiCr or CrCo, we are also one of the only Clinic to be able to mill in house Zirconium Super structures, for Implant Retained Restorations.

Contact our Dental Clinic in Cancun to know more about
why we are your best option for your future All on 4 Treatment.

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All on 4 FAQ

The average length of stay in Cancun is between 7 and 14 days. If your procedure doesn’t involve multiple extractions or bone-grafting then your stay will be shorter than those that do require these procedures to allow for adequate recovery time.

Our Dentists recommend that any extractions are performed by us in our state-of-the-art clinic. The success of an All of 4 procedure depends on preserving the maximum amount of bone in the jaw, something that can be compromised during extractions that are not undertaken carefully. As part of our commitment to patient care we would always prefer to provide all procedures so that we can assure the highest quality results for you.

Yes, and you should stop smoking before you come to Mexico to attend for your procedure. As well as the well-known risks to your general health, smoking is associated with a wide variety of oral health problems including tooth loss, bone loss, periodontal disease, reduced oral blood flow and implant failures. Because of the poor outcomes associated with smoking and implant procedures we won’t be able to treat you at our clinic in Cancun until you have signed a waiver stating that you are a non-smoker. We realise that for many people this can be a difficult addiction to break and we will support you with this including providing stop smoking advice and even prescription medication to help you if required.

Not necessarily. In order for us to be able to perform an All on 4 you will need an A1C level below 8.0. Please ask for a test through your regular physician or contact us for more information.

In most cases you will still be a good candidate for dental implants, however we assess each patient on a case-by-case basis. Please let us know if you are taking bisphosphonates and we will be able to advise you more specifically.

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Traditional implant technology meant that many people have been told they are not a suitable candidate. With our new All on 4 procedure we find that we are now able to offer implants to almost 90% of patients who had previously been told they were not a viable candidate. Our All on 4 system uses the front area of the jaw which actually contains the densest bone. The unique way that the implants are angled means a much less invasive procedure with no need to enter the sinus cavity. If you have been told in the past that traditional implants aren’t available to you contact us today for the very latest advice and information.

We do, but at our Cancun clinic we use Conscious Sedation. Our aneasthesiologsts provide a perfect balance of sedative and and pain blocking medication to keep you awake and responsive, yet deeply relaxed and totally pain-free. This type of skilled sedation is hugely beneficial to you as it has remarkably short recovery time, and you will be able to carry on with your day soon after the procedure.

The All on 4 implant procedure has a higher success rate than other implant procedures, thanks to to the unique process used. Top quality dentists will ensure you have a thorough after-care advice program to help you to keep your new implants in perfect condition and to care for the implantation sites while final healing is occurring. They will also prescribe medication including antibiotics to support your healing. If you follow the after-care advice then risks of complications like infection is minimal.

The biggest risk comes from a poorly performed procedure itself. At our clinic in Cancun we see several patients each month who have suffered due to visiting an inexperienced or unqualified dentist with too little practical experience of modern implant techniques. The most important advice is to make sure that the clinic and dentist you choose to perform your procedure is modern and well-equipped, with fully accredited personnel, and most importantly a long track record of succesful implant procedures and client testimonials.

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Possibly, depending on your circumstance. For many people, dental expenses in excess of 10% of your gross annual income can be deducted, but there are different rules depending on your age and family circumstances. Please contact your financial adviser or the IRS for full details of how much you may be able to deduct in your own circumstances.

Yes, you can. Withdrawals from your HSA are tax-free if used to pay for qualifying dental procedures as listed in the Internal Revenue Tax Code. The IRS does change its codes from time-to-time, so you should always consult your financial adviser before commiting, however at time of writing, the IRS listed “Artificial Teeth” as an eligible medical expense for the purposes of your HSA.

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Implanted Supported Treatment Alternatives

There is no alternative to Gum Contouring

Having Laser Gum Contouring in Cancun is to reduce a Gummy smile and to correct this issue Gum Recontouring surgery is the only option to permanently correct your appearance.

How can I get started my treatment with Cancun Dental Specialists?

Please Give us a call at 1 800 278 3215 or send us an e-mail at contact@cancundentalspecialists.com with the following information:

Tooth Chart
Reason for inquiry:

Referred time to call:

Urgency of treatment:

All on 4 Before Coming to Cancun Pre-Ops

Inform yourself on steps to take for a successful outcome, please read the full instructions, Cancun Dental Specialists Thanks you in Advanced for being an informed patient

3 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY

Smoking and Dental Implants don’t go together. Why did you lose your teeth/tooth in the first place. We know smoking can be difficult to quit but we insist that patients stop smoking at least 3 weeks prior to their Dental Implants. In rare cases we might ask you to quit sooner. Smoking can interfere with healing by constricting and decreasing blood flow all over the body which may prevent the wound from healing properly. Do not resume smoking after surgery until you are given permission by our Dental Surgeon.

3 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY

We know you will be on vacation and the all-inclusive bar might be tempting. Please try and stay away from alcohol consumption for a minimum of 5 days prior to your procedure. Alcohol causes increased bleeding, increases the chances of infection, depresses immune functions and may interfere with wound healing.

3 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY (over-the-counter and prescribed)

Please check with your Physician about suspending any medication prior to arrival.

You will be instructed by your surgeon or patient counselor to temporarily discontinue certain medications in the weeks ahead.

Drugs containing ASPIRIN, SALICYLATES, SALICYLAMIDES or IBUPROFEN should be avoided for at least two weeks before and after surgery. Brand names are:

  • Aleve
  • A.S.A. Enseals
  • Alka Seltzer Cold Medicine
  • Alka Seltzer Effervescent Tablets
  • Advil Anacin with ASA
  • Anaprox

3 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY

It is important that you maintain a healthy diet. You will be on a soft mechanical diet or some form of a modified diet tailored to your surgery. It is important that you follow these instructions! It is a good idea to stock up on protein supplements like BOOST or Ensure. Various softer foods like well cooked pastas, eggs, soup/broths, and yogurt are also good ideas. We will provide you with a list of dietary suggestions in your post-op packet as well.

2 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY

  • All Aspirin and Ibuprofen products including the drugs listed on the enclosed insert.
  • All anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e. Ibuprofen) used for arthritis. (Please consult your physician prior to discontinuing).
  • All anti-coagulants.
  • Vitamin E taken internally.
  • If a medication is in question, call our office nurse.
IMPORTANT! These products may cause excessive bleeding.

2 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY

  • Take a Multivitamin tablet daily. Most multivitamins contain some form of vitamin E, however this is acceptable to take prior to surgery. We do ask that you refrain from taking additional vitamin E.
  • Take Vitamin A – 8,000-10,000 units, twice a day. This has well-documented beneficial effects on surgical healing and will also fuel your immune system.
  • Take Vitamin C – 1,000 mg., twice a day. This is essential for collagen synthesis, which is part of normal wound healing. Your need for Vitamin C will increase after surgery.
  • Take Bromelain – 1,000 mg., twice a day. (Pineapple enzyme – from a health food store) This helps to relieve the swelling associated with surgery. Bromelain: This anti-inflammatory promotes healing.

1 week BEFORE until 2 weeks AFTER procedure

  • Eat healthy, regular meals.
  • Eat 2 fruits and 3 green vegetables daily (per diet instructions).
  • Eat a small amount of protein at each meal.
IMPORTANT! Your diet can aid healing remarkably and reduce swelling and pain!

1 WEEK BEFORE SURGERY

    • You may begin taking Arnica Montana
    • Take every 8 hours as directed and continue for 10 days.
    • Continue taking Bromelain as directed every 12 hours between meals. This anti-inflammatory promotes healing. As an alternative, eat fresh pineapple.

Arnica: Arnica Montana is an herb that grows wild in the Swiss Alps. Also known simply as “Arnica,” it’s been used in Europe for hundreds of years for the reduction of bruising and swelling and to shorten the recovery period after a physical trauma such as an accident, surgery or injury.

Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Post Op Instructions

Please select a topic in order to see details.

Standards of good oral hygiene are critical for the success and functionality of the implants and restoration. The best way to prevent infection and ensure healing is to keep your mouth clean. Clean your mouth thoroughly after each meal beginning the day after surgery. Use a soft bristle toothbrush and toothpaste after meals and at bedtime. Use of a dental waterpik is highly recommended to irrigate underneath the denture to flush out debris.

Minimal bleeding is expected after this implant procedure. The best way to stop bleeding is to place a damp piece of gauze in the mouth and gently bite for 30 minutes. Rest quietly with your head elevated. If bleeding continues, use gauze for an additional 30 minutes. Pink or blood-tinged saliva may be seen for 2-3 days following the surgery and does not indicate a problem. Suture material may last 2 to 3 weeks and should be left alone. You will be asked to return to the office for a 2 week follow-up appointment. Any sutures remaining at that time may be removed at the surgeon’s discretion. Do not pull or cut the sutures yourself.

Swelling is the body’s normal reaction to surgery and healing. The swelling will not become apparent until 24 hours after surgery and will not reach its peak for 2-3 days. After this time, the swelling should decrease but may persist for 7-10 days. Swelling may be minimized by the immediate use of ice packs. Apply the ice packs to the outside of the face 20 minutes on and then 20 minutes off while awake for the first 24 hours.

Unfortunately, most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort. If you do not have an allergy to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil) we recommend taking this prior to the local anesthetic wearing off. More severe pain may require a narcotic pain medication. Narcotic pain medication will make you drowsy, do not drive or operate mechanical machinery while taking the prescription. Alternate Ibuprofen (2 tablets / 200mg each) and the narcotic medication every two hours if needed. Once you feel like you can stop the narcotic, use Ibuprofen or Tylenol. You may also be prescribed an antibacterial mouth rinse which should be used twice daily in the first two weeks following implant surgery. Post-operative antibiotics should be taken as directed and always take entire course of the prescription. All medications should not exceed the recommended dosage.

NOTE: If you are taking PLAVIX or COUMADIN, do NOT take Ibuprofen or Aspirin products.

After General anesthetic or I.V. sedation, start with liquids. While numb, patients should avoid hot liquids or foods. Your food intake will be limited for the first few days, compensate for this by increasing your fluid intake. We recommend high protein shakes/smoothies (Ensure, Special K, etc.) as meal replacement supplements. Patients are restricted to a SOFT CHEW diet for the first 6 weeks… if food cannot be easily cut with a fork… DO NOT eat it!

For the first 48 hours you should rest and relax with no physical activity. After 48 hours, you may resume activity as tolerated.

Eat:

  • Jell-O
  • Pudding
  • Yogurt
  • Ice Cream
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Cream of Wheat / Oatmeal
  • Soups
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Fish
  • Pasta
  • Pancakes
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Applesauce

Drink:

  • Water
  • Juice
  • Ice Chips
  • Popsicles
  • Smoothies / Protein Shakes
  • Milkshakes

Add Soft Foods When Numbness is Gone / Increase Diet as Tolerated

  • If the corners of your mouth are stretched, they may dry and crack. Your lips should be kept moist with an ointment such as Vaseline.
  • Sore throats and pain when swallowing are not uncommon. The muscles get swollen and the normal act of swallowing can become painful. This will subside in 2 to 3 days.
  • Stiffness of the jaw muscles may cause difficulty in opening your mouth for a few days. Do not force your mouth open. Massage the muscles and apply moist heat.
  • With upper jaw implant treatment, you may develop bleeding from the nose. This is usually a temporary finding and will not persist past 2 to 3 days. Avoid blowing your nose for several days.
  • An appointment with your general dentist may be needed within a few days of surgery to make any adjustments to your temporary denture.
  • Your case is individual as no two mouths are alike. Discuss all questions or concerns with your oral surgeon or implant coordinator.

Informed patients are happy patients that why we have taken the time to write this.
Any questions please give us a call at 1 800 278 3215

Dental Implants Guarantee

Lifetime Dental Implant

If a Dental Implant fails, we will replace it at no charge. The following situations are causes of exclusion in guarantee:

  • Patients with previous infections in that area.
  • Smokers, Uncontrolled systemic health problem, such as, but not limited to; Diabetes, autoimmune disorders, severe osteoporosis, or any condition required long steroid use. If smoking or a medical condition is suspected as the cause of implant failure or other complication that requires treatment, an examination and blood tests will be required for warranty to apply.
  • Patients that don’t come for minimum of 7 Days surgical phase and 10 Days Restorative Phase
  • Patients that defamation line us online
  • Patients that didn’t have the maintenance done yearly
  • Prefabricated Teeth Popping off (Fixed Hybrid Acrilic)
  • Restorations done elsewhere
  • Implants placed elsewhere

Requirements

  • Payment of Full cost of Treatment with no discounts equal to 10% of the treatment
  • Patient come back at least once to have their Restoration maintained and checked

Travel

  • We do not cover Flight and Airfare, Will can cover Hotel at Sotavento, Flamingo, NYX Hotel, Grand Royal Lagoon, BeachScape Kin Ha, Villas Marlin depending on Availability

I would recommend 100% Guarantee against component failure. That liability rests with my selection of manufacturer.

In order to keep this guarantee in effect, you must agree to the following:

  1. You will allow us to perform the necessary therapy, in conjunction with your restorative dentist, to eliminate your oral health problems, and restore your bite.
  2. If it is determined that you “clench” or “grind” your teeth, you will allow your restorative dentist or us to fabricate a bite appliance for you.
  3. You will wear any necessary bite appliance as prescribed.
  4. You will be faithful to the checkup and cleaning schedule which your restorative dentist and we feel is most appropriate to ensure your long term oral health.
  5. You will not smoke. This implant warranty is void for smokers.

If you agree to and abide by the provisions of this warranty, the warranty will remain in effect for your lifetime. However, should you violate one of the provisions listed above, the warranty will be void.

A lifetime guarantee cannot be offered on implant supported overdentures or hybrid or fixed bridgework, as such prostheses often require replacement of worn teeth over time. Tooth replacement in these instances does not require implant removal or replacement.

Dental implant is not fit and forget and is affected by the home care, the health of the surrounding tissue and the prognosis of the remaining dentition. Yearly inspection is necessary. For the peace of mind, patients can take out private dental insurance cover for the implant treatment for the first few years. After 5 years, the chance of failure is very remote. My own implant has been in function for 20 years !

Dentists are not likely to do something which are going to fail! I can only tell my patients that the implant treatment will be carried out with my best ability, using the current knowledge and technology. But with the biologic and science, we are always dealing with probability and there is always a chance of failure, no matter how small.

Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Contraindications

This treatment alternative basically has the same contraindications as all Implant based restorations, mainly in relation to the risks associated to surgical procedures. Even so, there are few absolute contraindications (e.g., recent myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiovascular surgery, and transplant; profound immunosuppression; radiotherapy or bisphosphonate use), the degree of disease-control being far more important than the nature of systemic disorder itself . Additionally, there are complications or behavioral aspects that may increase the treatment failure or complication rate, which should be acknowledged (e.g., diabetes, oral hygiene status, smoking, decreased frequency of using the dental services).

Using this specific treatment concept is limited to cases with severe ridge resorption in the anterior region of the jaws, in patients for whom extensive bone grafting procedures are not an option.

Absolute contraindications

Some serious general conditions make anesthesia, surgical procedures and the overall placement inadvisable.

  • Heart diseases affecting the valves, recent infarcts, severe cardiac insufficiency, cardiomyopathy
  • Active cancer, certain bone diseases (osteomalacia, Paget’s disease, brittle bones syndrome, etc.)
  • Certain immunological diseases, immunosuppressant treatments, clinical AIDS, awaiting an organ transplant
  • Certain mental diseases
  • Strongly irradiated jaw bones (radiotherapy treatment)
  • Treatments of osteoporosis or some cancers by bisphosphonates

Relative contraindications

Other situations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Most often, dental implants can only be placed (with the greatest caution) after some preliminary treatments.

  • Diabetes (particularly insulin-dependent)
  • Angina pectoris (angina)
  • Significant consumption of tobacco
  • Certain mental diseases
  • Certain auto-immunes diseases
  • Drug and alcohol dependency
  • Pregnancy

Age

  • Children: not before the jaw bones have stopped growing (in general 17-18 years).
  • On the other hand, advanced age does not pose problems if the patient’s general condition is good.

Local contraindications

Some conditions or physiological changes, usually inside the mouth cavity, may temporarily prevent the placement of dental implants. Most of the times, these conditions can be remedied before the implants are inserted in the jawbone.

There is insufficient bone to support the implants or bone structure is inadequate (due to some chronic infections or other conditions). To ensure a good prognosis, a dental implant must be surrounded by healthy bone tissue.

A dental implant must be surrounded by healthy bone tissue (with red)

Important anatomical structures such as the maxillary sinus, the inferior alveolar nerve (located inside the mandible), have an abnormal position that can interfere with the dental implants.

Lowering of the maxillary sinus

Adjunctive surgical procedures have to be performed before the placement of dental implants. These procedures aim to increase the amount of bone, so more bone is available to support the implants.

  • Some local diseases of the oral mucosa or alveolar bone can temporarily prevent the placement of dental implants until the conditions are treated.
  • Hypersensitivity or other allergic reactions ; rarely occurs.
  • Poor oral hygiene.
  • Bruxism or involuntary grinding of the teeth.

Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Complications

Surgical Complications – Interim Prosthesis – Final Restoration

This treatment option basically has the same complications with any immediately loaded fixed implant prosthesis. Some aspects, mainly related to Sky Fast & Fixed particularities will be highlighted.

The acrylic interim prosthesis can fracture, this occurring mainly after the ten week period of recommendation of eating soft diet, when patients fell confident to chew harder food. If unmanaged, it can lead to implant failure, due to the alteration of the splinting process. Therefore, the interim prosthesis should not be reinforced, because it may mask the fracture and delay the patient’s addressing to the dental office.

If chipping of the ceramic of the definitive prosthesis occurs, this being a relative frequent complication, the interim prosthesis can be used for the time needed for laboratory repairing.

One important risk factor for all implant prosthesis, including this treatment option, that is linked to sometimes severe complications, is the correctness of the registration of maxillomandibular relations (respecting the coincidence of maximal intercuspal position and centric relation, and the functional vertical dimension of occlusion). Acknowledging that, in a dentate patient with posterior occluding teeth it is recommended their preservation until after the interim prosthesis is manufactured, in order to ensure a correct registration.

Our Implant Warranty

Our implant success rates are so predictable that we can offer an unprecedented 5 year implant warranty (some conditions and limitations do apply).

5 year dental implant warranty program *

Your Implant will work or we will remove it and replace it – absolutely free.

Many surgeons will offer this courtesy, but few will do so in writing. In addition, in those rare instances when an implant does fail, corrective surgery such as bone and/or soft tissue grafting is often needed. Most surgeons will charge extra for this service, even though the cause of the failure is commonly due to their own surgical error. If we have to remove one of our implants, not only will we replace is absolutely free, but any corrective procedures required will also be performed at no cost.

Your Implant will remain healthy and functional for 5 years or we will fix it – absolutely free.

Although uncommon, implants can develop problems. This includes loss of bone or gum because of uncontrolled gum disease, overload, or other reasons.

Conditions and Limitations*

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  1. Extensive bone grafting required
  2. Smokers
  3. Immune disease, diabetes, several bone condition
  4. Undiscovered health issues such as high cholesterol or insufficient insulin

We will make a thorough assessment for you.

We do require that the implant to implant teeth should:

  1. Consider use of metal surfaces to prevent fracture of ceramic
  2. Have a bitesplint made to protect crowns from ceramic fracture during the night

 

All-on-4 Zirconia: Limited Lifetime *

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All-on-4 Acrylic: 2-Year Warranty

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