All-on-4 Dental Implants in Mexico

Being self-conscious of smiling might make it difficult for someone to comfortably interact with others, looking in the mirror with a smile someone’s not happy with will take a toll on their self-esteem. However, there are different and effective solutions, one of them being the All-on-4 Dental Implant.

The All-on-4 Dental Implant is a full mouth restoration procedure which is a good option for patients with significant tooth loss or decay. It is one of the most effective procedures to replace all your teeth.

The All-on-4 Dental Implant is a technique where the upper or lower set of teeth are replaced with a denture supported on four dental implants. They will act as a support mechanism for the placement of a costume denture.


All-on-4 Dental Procedure

The Initial step in the All-on-4 Dental Implant journey is a consultation with a dentist in Mexico. During the consultation, the doctor will evaluate the patient’s teeth and gum health and take x-ray studies(panoramic, regular, 3D CT scan) to check the inner structure of the patient’s mouth and bone.

All of this is done for a proper diagnosis. Afterwards, the dentist will present the patient with a treatment plan, the patient must approve it and then the procedure will start.

During the procedure the following can be expected:


The dentist will check the bone structure and oral health of the patient. Afterwards, the dentist will do optional or prerequisite procedures that increase the success of the implants such as tooth extraction or bone grafting.


The dentist will administer local anesthesia or conscious sedation if needed, they will place the dental implants and the patient will have to wait around 4-6 months for osseointegration.


Healing abutment and impressions which are taken to design the denture.


A fixed denture. The dentist will place the fixed denture and the patient will see their new smile.

The implants will take around 6-9 months to heal. During these months, the patient’s body will go through a process called osseointegration. This process is the one that allows dental implants to become a permanent part of the jaw.

After the process of osseointegration is complete and the patient has fully healed , they will return to their dentist’s office in Mexico where their costume denture will be designed and secured to their implants.

This procedure is better than others such as the all-on-6 dental implant because of its less invasive nature which means that the healing and rehabilitation process is considerably shorter.

Although there might be challenges, studies have shown that 98% of patients who undergo this surgery say it is worth it and recommend it to others.

Advantages Disadvantages
There is an improvement in appearance. Can cause tender gums.
You can maintain jaw shape and volume. Difficulty eating during the healing process.
Easy oral care and maintenance. Risk of failed implant (HIGHLY UNCOMMON)
It will not affect your speech
You’ll be able to eat almost everything.
Minimally invasive.
Better stability and reliability

Here’s a full recount of a patient’s dental journey in Mexico

"Knowing that I would never be able to afford to get the dental work I needed here in the US, I spent over a year researching and asking about having the work done in Mexico..."

Cost of All-on-4 Dental Implants in Mexico

The typical cost for an All-on-4 Dental Implant in the United States is from $34,000 to $38,000 per arch. All-on-4 Dental Implants in Mexico cost between $8,500 and $15,000 per arch. In other words, patients save up to $27,000 per arch. Patient’s save approximately $48,000 for a full mouth reconstruction in Mexico.

The cost of full mouth dental implants is less expensive in Mexico for the following reasons:

  • The cost of dentistry school and dental office bills is low
  • There are no insurance requirements
  • The cost of living is cheaper, it is 50-70% more affordable than the United States

Dental tourism in Mexico is a very good option not only for its low cost but also for its bilingual dentists, strict sanitation and sterilization practices, easy follow-ups and easily available dentist appointments.


All-on-4 Aftercare

All-on 4 dental implant surgery is low-cost in Mexico due to factors such as:

  • Diet
  • Oral Hygiene

Remember to follow the specific aftercare instructions given by your dentist.


Diet Oral Hygiene Other
1.24-hours after surgery the patient should eat soft and cold foods (mashed potatoes, smoothies, ice cream,etc). 1.Brushing the mouth softly after every meal, making sure the gums don’t get hurt. 1.Taking the medicines recommended by the dentist
2.24-48 hours after surgery the patient should continue following a soft food diet and can start incorporating moderately warm foods. 2.Rinsing the mouth twice a day with a non-alcoholic mouthwash.
3.48 hours after surgery the patient can start eating a more balanced diet with warm and soft foods.
1. Hard and sticky foods like candy, meat, nuts,etc.
2. Hot/spicy foods.
3. Aerated drinks.
1. Brushing the mouth too hard.
2. Rinsing with an alcoholic mouthwash
1. Heavy physical exercise for the first 2 weeks.
2. Drinking with a straw, it creates negative pressure on your mouth which might cause bleeding.
3. Smoking and drinking.

How You Qualify for All-on-4 Procedure

The All-on-4 surgery is not for everyone and is recommended for very specific cases, mostly older patients who have severe teeth decay or poor oral health.. They are usually designed for two major reasons:

  • The patient doesn't have a good bone in their back jaw.
  • The patient has a good bone in their front jaw.

If the patient has high blood pressure, heart problems or cancer they MUST have a letter from their primary doctor. Additionally, if they have gum disease or have had it in the past it puts the implants at risk


To qualify as a candidate the patient must:

1. Have good oral health.

2. Be in proper health for surgery.

3. Not be taking medication that impairs healing.

4. Avoid smoking.

5. This procedure is usually for 65+ year old patients who have teeth decay due to the pass of time or younger patients with poor oral health.


  • What are some possible complications?

    • Immediate problems after surgery: bleeding may occur the first 2 weeks after surgery.
    • Swelling and bruising which are normal symptoms and can last 2-3 days following the surgery.
    • Breaking or loosening of artificial teeth.
    • The implant may fail to osseointegrate.

  • Do all clinics in Mexico provide a warranty?

    Some clinics provide warranty for a couple of years but the patient must take care of their implants during the healing process

  • How long does the fixed denture last?

    The fixed denture has a 99.2% survival rate at a 10 year follow-up.