What is it?
Implants are titanium screws that are inserted into the jaw void left by missing or extracted teeth. Implants act like a tooth root in the mouth.
There are three stages in this process. As soon as the implant has settled, it’s fitted with a connector, called an abutment, so that a prosthetic can be placed. You might replace a single tooth with a dental crown or you could support a whole denture with four or more implants.
What are the benefits?
Firstly, our jaw and face must be supported. Our bodies are constantly changing, hour by hour, day by day, new cells are growing, dying, and being reabsorbed.
We leave a hole in our jaw when we lose a tooth, whether it’s due to an accident, disease, or extraction. It will collapse over time, and the gum and jaw will reshape around it. Teeth on either side of the gap can “tip” into the gap, which creates a variety of new problems.
Maintaining the volume and integrity of our jawbones is possible with dental implants. We can lose bone volume and have serious problems chewing, speaking, and eating without them.
Having a tooth implant restores functionality. Losing a tooth causes us to put more strain on the opposite side. Eventually, this will result in more problems on that side due to excessive pressure.
You can chew, speak, and eat normally after having an implant placed in the place of a missing tooth.
The treatment’s effectiveness. Around two percent of dental implants fail over a twenty-year period. Dental implants are predictable, reliable, and exceptionally long-lasting. You can literally live the rest of your life with an implant if it is taken care of properly.
What’s the procedure like?
In order to replace a tooth, the first step is to extract it if it hasn’t already been done.
A dental implant is then inserted into the jaw where a tooth root once was. The gum is then stitched shut.
After the implant is placed in the jaw, it is left there for several months to fuse with the bone around it. Patients’ healing times will vary.
Afterward, the gum is reopened and an attachment known as an abutment is attached to the implant.
The abutment is used to attach a prosthetic to the implant and complete the process. On the abutment of a single tooth, a crown is placed.
Why choose us for your dental implants?
Taking care of our patient’s oral health has been our priority for more than 14 years. We have a team of experienced, board-certified dentists with advanced training from top educational centers in the US, including Harvard University, Loma Linda University, and the University of Southern California.
Our dental implant center has provided top-quality dental services and dental solutions to thousands of patients using state-of-the-art technology and personalized treatment, saving them thousands of dollars on cosmetic dentistry.
Our state-of-the-art dental practice uses only top-of-the-line equipment and technology.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
We hope to answer some of the most common questions patients have about Dental Implants treatment here.
Is a dental implant procedure right for me?
Almost anyone who has lost teeth and has a healthy mouth. There is no upper age limit. Patients as old as 80 and 90 have received dental implants as permanent solutions and smile makeovers.
Treatment with implants is not appropriate for every member of the family. Early in life, before a child has permanent teeth, it is generally not considered necessary.
Contraindications to getting dental implants include:
Patients with severe periodontitis gum disease aren’t eligible. There must also be sufficient bone density or volume to support the implant. Patients who have been missing teeth too long and have lost bone volume, therefore, aren’t good candidates.
Smoking will preclude you from undergoing oral surgery for implants. Smoking greatly increases the risk of gum diseases, which can cause serious issues with surgical oral procedures like implants.
Various health issues that would otherwise put you at risk during a surgical procedure may also be a factor. If you want to make sure that implant surgery is right for you, get in touch with our dental office, so our experienced oral surgeon can assess your situation and prepared a treatment plan for restorative dentistry.
Is there anything that can be done if I don’t have enough bone density or volume?
Bone grafting and bone augmentation are good options to increase the jaw bone volume to a sufficient level. If you don’t have enough bone volume for an implant, the dental surgeons at our dental implant center will assess if you’re a suitable candidate for either procedure.
Why are dental implants in Tijuana made out of titanium?
There are two main reasons for using titanium dental implants.
The first is that it’s a biocompatible metal. What that means is that the body won’t produce an immune reaction and won’t try to reject the implant. Bone, gum, nerves, and tissues will readily fuse to the titanium implant like any other part of the body.
Secondly, titanium is a very durable metal that ensures the longevity of the mouth dental implant.
Is the implant dental treatment painful?
Dental implants are a full surgical procedure. You’ll be under general anesthetic for the actual implant phase. Afterward, you will notice some discomfort which can be quite severe. This is managed with prescription medication. After the second day, the discomfort will subside substantially, and any further pain can generally be managed with weaker medicines.
Bruising, swelling and some bleeding is normal immediately following the implant surgery, but quickly subside during the healing process.
Discomfort and pain will be more severe if multiple implants are placed at the same time.
How many visits are needed?
The exact number of visits you need to make to get the full dental implant procedure will vary from patient to patient. Generally, it can be done in as few as two visits. Some particularly difficult cases may require more visits spread out over a few months.
How long do implants last?
The failure rate for implants is less than two percent over about 15-20 years. If proper care and oral hygiene aren’t observed, the chance of failure will increase. Our implant treatment patients report a very high success rate, in part thanks to the expertise of the implant dentist at our Tijuana dental clinic.
What is the price of an implant dental treatment?
The price of a dental implants procedure will depend on several factors, if you only need a single implant or several, whether a bone graft is needed, and whether it’s a simple or complex case. For a more accurate estimate, get in touch with the patient coordinator at our dental clinic. Our implant specialist will provide you with all the information needed about our implant prices options.
We also accept USA dental insurance plans.
It doesn’t matter if you’re crossing the border from San Diego or if you are dental tourists visiting our dental office from other cities in the USA or even all the way from Canada, we can help you save thousands of dollars compared to the average cost of tooth implants un the United States.
We are dental tourism experts with modern equipment and provide quality dental care that will bring back healthy teeth, a beautiful smile, and the self-confidence they deserve. Schedule your appointment today!
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