We know most foreign patients checking Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry for a smile makeover are wondering how long would their treatment last, specially because they are worried about lodging during their stay in Cancun. This is a mixed answer that depends on the type of dentistry treatment, but usually, you would require to have at least 8 working days for your smile makeover. Let’s go over the possible times:
Dental implants can be placed on a single day and you will need to return after a few days to check everything is going well and they are healing nicely. They cannot be rehabilitated with the abutment and crown (the top of the tooth) yet because the bone needs to anchor itself around the screw to keep it in place. Your will return in about 3 months after the bone has healed, this process is called osseo integration and the time for it can vary depending on the bone density, your overall health, age, gender, etc. This is a two phase treatment, which also includes All-on-6, also known as bar over 6 implants.
Crowns are a big hit for smile makeovers and they require to get your teeth filed down to place the caps on them. Then the doctors will take impressions from them and later they will make your crowns using that as reference. The process takes about 8 working days.
If you are getting Snap in Dentures, our star mini implant treatment, the time is about a 8 working days. In the same day you arrive to the dental clinic and after the initial evaluation, you will get the rest of your teeth extracted (if any remain) and the titanium mini-implants set in your gums. The second day you will be asked to come to make a test on wax to measure the height of your smile. You will be able to choose the size, shape and color of your new teeth. The 3rd day visit will consist on another wax test, this time with the example teeth. The 4th day you are free to do anything you want. Relax on your hotel and the beach. The 5th day you will come back to get your palateless dentures, Snap in Dentures adapted with O-rings and try them. The 6th day will be dedicated to small adjustments if they are needed. We also give them a couple of days more for any adjustments you might need.
All-on-4 is also an exception to the implant two phase treatment for osseo integration because of the way the implants are set. They are naturally anchored and run a very low risk of failure. These are called immediate loading, meaning you can using them almost right away. The process is similar to that of Snap in Dentures explained above, but require a couple of more days, given the complexity of making the titanium bar with teeth.
If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.