What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial piece shaped like a small screw, designed to act as the root of the tooth. They are permanently fixed in the jaw, so they can support different types of dental restorations (crowns, bridges or special prostheses), which replace missing teeth.
Unlike dentures, which rest on bone, implants are built into the jawbone so that gum tissue grows around the replacement tooth just like natural teeth. This is because the implants fuse with the bone in a process known as osseointegration.
Dental implants are the definitive solution to tooth loss due to trauma, injury or periodontal disease. In addition, they reduce the risk of bone loss in the upper or lower jaw, related to the loss of a tooth.
Schedule your appointment for dental implant treatment in Mexico, get a perfect smile and save thousands of dollars.
Types of dental implants in Mexico
There are different types of implants to choose from depending on the degree of tooth loss:
- Single tooth replacement
If only one tooth is missing, an implant is placed and covered with a dental crown.
- Replacement of several teeth
If several teeth are missing, at least 2 implants will be placed in the bone and a dental bridge will be placed on them.
- Complete rebuild
Reconstruction treatments seek to replace all the missing teeth in the patient’s mouth. They are known as all on 4, all on 6 and all on 8 implants, or as fixed dentures on dental implants.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for dental implants in Mexico?
The ideal candidate for dental implant treatment is a person with:
- Healthy teeth. Yes, regardless of the missing teeth, when the gums and the rest of the teeth are in good condition. People with gingivitis or periodontitis should be treated to thoroughly clean their teeth and repair cavities before implants are placed.
- Enough amount of bone. To achieve maximum support of the replacement teeth, it is necessary to have sufficient supporting bone in the jaw. Unfortunately, a person who loses a tooth also suffers from the gradual weakening and loss of the surrounding bone. Bone deterioration begins immediately after tooth loss, and the more time passes, the more bone will be resorbed. The solution to this is a bone graft, a procedure that must be done before placing the implant.
- Good hygiene habits. Dental implants can last a lifetime if good hygiene habits are followed. Although crowns can not have cavities, they can accumulate bacteria that cause bad breath, infections and bone loss, so it is necessary to have a dental cleaning routine and regular visits to the dentist.
- Good general health. Patients with conditions such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases are not candidates for dental implants, as well as other coagulation and scarring disorders that carry the risk that the implant will not adhere to the bone.
- Non smokers. Smoking is the worst enemy of dental implants, both because its consumption delays healing and healing, and because the smoke particles adhere to the teeth and exacerbate periodontitis.
What happens if I am not a good candidate?
Patients who have suffered significant bone volume loss, either because of disease, trauma, or the long-term absence of the natural teeth, may need an adequate restoration through bone grafting before being able to get dental implant work done.
How is the process?
- Complete examination of the patient’s mouth
In the initial visit, the state of the patient’s mouth is assessed.
Imaging studies such as X-rays or MRI are analyzed to assess the quality and quantity of bone.
Models of the natural teeth and mouth are taken for a natural appearance.
If the patient has any dental disease, it is necessary to correct it before placing the implants.
A deep dental cleaning is performed to ensure that the patient’s mouth will be in the best condition.
If necessary, the extraction of teeth badly damaged by caries should be practiced.
In case the patient has lost the tooth and does not have enough supporting bone, a bone graft is performed.
Implantation is performed through a surgical process. In some cases, provisional prostheses are placed prior to the crown or fixed denture.
The implantation procedure only takes 10-20 minutes.
- Withdrawal of sutures
After one or two weeks, the patient should go to the clinic to have the stitches removed.
After the procedure there is a period of 2 to 3 months for bone formation and integration with the implant.
- Final tooth placement
The patient must return about two weeks after the intervention for the final crown placement.
The entire process may take 2 to 3 months, but it is the solution to healthy teeth.
Advantages and disadvantages of dental implants in Mexico
- Definitive, long lasting and effective treatment
- Allows you to recover your smile after tooth loss
- Implants do not suffer from cavities or require root canal treatment
- They can last 30 to 50 years if they are well taken care
- They prevent bone loss and the deterioration of other teeth
- Implants can break when you bite down on food or very hard objects
- They can suffer from peri implantitis, a disease similar to periodontitis in which the tissue around the implant becomes inflamed
Why get dental implants in Mexico?
- Highly trained dentists
- Lower prices than in the United States
- First world facilities
- Bilingual staff
- Easy access and cheap travel
Before & After Photos, Dental Implants
Real pictures of our patients, before and after their dental procedures:
Cost of Dental Implants in Tijuana
These incredible savings will give you a good reason to smile:
|SERVICES||OTHER CLINICS IN USA||THE DENTAL DISTRICT||SAVINGS|
|Full Metal-Porcelain Dental Implant||$3,000||$1,990||34%|
|Full Zirconia Dental Implant||$3,400||$1,991||41%|
|All-On-4 Dental Implants (Per Arch)||$24,000||$5,590||77%|
|Full Metal-Porcelain Dental Implant||$3,000 – In USA||$1,990 – The Dental District||34% Savings|
|Full Zirconia Dental Implant||$3,400 – In USA||$1,991- The Dental District||41% Savings|
|3-Unit Bridge||$3,600 – In USA||$770 – The Dental District||79% Savings|
|Bone Graft||$940 – In USA||$210 – The Dental District||78% Savings|
|All-On-4 Dental Implants (Per Arch)||$24,000 – In USA||$5,590 – The Dental District||77% Savings|
Our dentists and specialists have extensive experience in performing simple and complex dental treatments, helping families and patients of all ages from Mexico and the United States.
All-On-4 Dental Implants
Traditional removable dentures are one of the most common ways to address significant tooth loss; however, many patients experience discomfort and frustrating limitations while using them. Luckily, there’s a modern solution to replace missing teeth that, unlike traditional dentures, is permanent.
All-On-4 are a full-mouth restoration treatment on which a denture is fixed into the jawbone by four dental implants, replacing an entire arch of teeth.
This type of dental implant is an excellent option for patients who have lost all or most of their teeth, who want to have a new set of teeth to enjoy life as they deserve, being able to eat, speak and smile confidently again.
Benefits of All-On-4
Dental implants in Tijuana have many benefits and provide excellent long-term value:
- Easier speaking and chewing. Restore your full bite force to enjoy any food you like.
- Comfortable fit. Forget about loose dentures or denture slip-ups! Gels and soaking solutions are not required.
- Maintain a youthful appearance. Dental implants can prevent facial sagging and premature aging.
- Lifetime durability. The implant is made of biocompatible titanium, which integrates with the jawbone.
- A natural-looking smile. Nobody will be able to tell the difference.
- Jawbone preservation. Stop the bone deterioration that generally occurs with tooth loss.
What is the procedure for All-On-4 dental implant surgery?
The procedure takes about 2.5 hours per arch, and it involves three basic steps:
- Removal of any remaining teeth. So that there is room for the full prosthetic teeth to be later placed.
- Placement of four dental implants. These will act as “pillars” to keep the prosthetic teeth secure.
- Insertion of a temporary denture. After the dental implants, a temporary denture is placed. Once your implants are healed, the temporary denture will be replaced with the final complete, custom-fabricated denture.
You can be sure of one thing: You’ll leave our dental clinic with a new set of teeth and a beautiful smile since the first visit.
Before & After Photos, All On 4
Real pictures of our patients, before and after their dental procedures:
Do you want to know more about Dental Implants?
At The Dental District, we are ready to answer your questions.
Does an implant feel like a natural tooth?
Yes. Dental implants feel and function just like natural teeth as they are embedded in the gums. On the other hand, with a prosthesis the patient has a foreign body to which he must get used.
How long do Dental Implants take to heal?
Dental implants can take three to several months to integrate into place. The bone around a new implant needs time to heal so it can secure the implant into place. Jaw augmentation procedures (or bone grafting) require additional healing time, too, meaning the whole process could take several months to be completed.
How long will dental implants last?
With proper hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime. That is, from 30 to 50 years. In addition to hygiene, it is important to visit the dentist regularly for check ups and professional cleaning.
Does it hurt to get dental implants?
For the implant´s placement, a local anesthetic is applied, so the patient feels minimal discomfort. During the postoperative period, analgesics and antibiotics are recommended to combat inflammation and pain, so that the discomfort will be tolerable.
How is an implant better than a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are a cheaper solution than implants, but they are usually removable so food debris can get underneath and cause bad breath and bacteria buildup. In addition, they can move when chewing and cause discomfort to the patient.
The implants are fixed, they integrate with the maxillary bone and act in a similar way to the bone. The sensation when speaking and chewing is similar to that of natural teeth. In addition, they do not move, they do not cause discomfort, they provide a good aesthetic appearance and allow more independence by not having to overload the adjacent teeth as in the case of bridges.
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