Dental Implants in Tijuana
We get it, having a missing tooth is very uncomfortable, it affects how we eat, chew, speak and it also affects the look of our jaw and smile, it shouldn’t happen but it does, whether it’s due to poor oral health, accidents or tooth decay is something nobody wants because it affects one of or most important parts of our face. Formerly, the only treatment available for people with missing teeth were dentures and bridges, and these two bring some disadvantages (for example, denture, that in some cases it can fall of the person’s mouth, leading to an embarrassing and ungrateful situation). In this section you will find information regarding the cost of dental implants in Tijuana.
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Today, thanks to the increasing innovation in the dental field we have dental implants, replacements for tooth that provide a strong foundation for fixed or (if the patient prefers) removable implants, leaving behind the unsteady dentures. With dental implants
Implants you will be able to enjoy a variety of foods again and you will not have to worry about uncomfortable moments with dentures that are not fixed, increasing your confidence when smiling and when eating.
A dental implant consists of a surgical component that is attached to the jar or skull in order to support a desired dental prosthesis, such as crowns, bridges, dentures or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The main process that makes the dental implant what it is, is the osseointegration, a biologic process in which materials such as titanium form an intimate bond to bone, causing the implant to be firmly attached to the bone. Once the implant has completed the osseointegration, the dental prosthesis is added. This procedure is used in people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to bad oral health, injury or other incident.
Types of Dental Implants
They exist three types of dental implants:
This implant goes in the bone, it is the most commonly used type of implant. The implants variations in this type include screws, cylinders or blades that are surgically placed into the jawbone to hold the desired prosthetic. Each implant can be able to hold one or more prosthetics if needed. This type of implant is used in patients that already have some type of prosthetic, such as bridges or removable dentures.
This implant goes on the bone and is placed on top of the jaw with the needed metal frameworks post protruding through the gum to hold the desired prosthesis. This type of implants is used in patients that are unable to wear conventional dentures or who have minimal bone height.
This implant goes through the bone, it is regularly a U-shaped frame that goes through the jawbone and the gum tissue. These type of implants are rarely used since it’s use is complicated by infection and the high rate of procedure failure.
The dental implants procedure is part of the cosmetic dentistry field, which aims to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums and bite, through the improvement of dental aesthetics in color, shape, positioning, alignment, smile appearance and size. The area of cosmetic dentistry where dental implants are involved is in Prosthodontics which is concerned with the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and many other parts that conform the mouth. The procedures that are involved include: bridges, crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays and complete and partial dentures, it focuses on the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth.
What is the dental implants procedure like?
The first step involved in the dental implant process is the development of a personalized treatment plan, addressing the issues that need to be solved, the specific needs and the current oral health of the patient.
After that, the tooth root implant placement is next. This implant is made of titanium, which is the perfect option since it osseointegrates perfectly with the jawbone. The implant is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth and, as the jawbone heals, it grows around the titanium post, firmly securing the implant to the jawbone. The healing process can vary, but it usually takes from six to 12 weeks.
Once the bonding process is done, an abutment (a small connector post) is attached to the post so the new teeth can be securely hold. Then, a crown (a replacement tooth) is placed into the abutment.
The new implant will remain firmly secured into the jawbone and will look and feel as it was a real tooth.
Advantages of dental implants
Dental implants bring many advantages over other cosmetic related procedures:
-Improved speech: Unlike poor-fitting dentures, dental implants will stay in place and won’t slip within the mouth when talking, making it more easy to speak fluently without the worry of teeth falling of.
-Durability: Dental implants are very durable, with proper care after the procedure, the can last many years and even a lifetime.
-More secure than other prosthetics: Contrary to removable dentures, dental implants stay in place, the don’t fall of accidentally and they will save you a lot of uncomfortable and embarrassing moments that removable dentures cause.
-Improve self-esteem: Recovering your beautiful and healthy smile brings many self-esteem benefits, you will be able to smile and talk with confidence without worrying of falling dentures or holes in your deture.
-Improved eating: Dental implants look and feel as your own teeth, they also work like your own teeth, making it easier to properly chew with confidence and painless.
-Comfort: Since they fell like your natural teeth, dental implants are very comfortable compared to removable dentures.
-Improve smile appearance: Dental implants look like your own teeth, improving your smile and making you look better.
-Retain a natural face shape: The lack of teeth or a tooth can make your face loose it’s natural shape, making it look sunken and sad. With dental implants you can maintain the natural shape of your face by replacing the missing teeth or tooth.
-Protect jawbone: Having empty spaces in your mouth after the loss of one or more teeth can lead to deterioration related health issues. Without use, the jawbone loses its strength and firmness. Dental implants preserve and stimulate natural bone, reducing deterioration and helping restoration
-Protection of other healthy teeth: Dental implants go right into the jawbone, in the exact spot where the tooth is missing. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants don’t require grinding away teeth. The procedure in dental implants won’t damage healthy teeth at all.
-Safe: Dental implants are proven safe, the have been used for more than 30 years now being an effective solution to teeth loss.
Our services of Cosmetic Dentistry in Tijuana are composed of a variety of procedures, such as: Removal of tooth gums or structure, teeth whitening (bleaching), gum depigmentation, laser whitening, straightening of teeth, adding dental material to teeth and more. Here is a more detailed description about the procedures and services that we offer in our clinic.
Dental Implants Pre-Procedure
Your periodontic will develop a personalized treatment plan, addressing the main issue that needs to be solved and specifying the required procedures to ensure the proper placement of a steady and healthy dental implant.
Placement of the implant made of titanium into the bone socket of the missing tooth, allowing the implant to properly bond with the jawbone and be ready to add the abutment.
Once the bonding process is done once the bonding process is done, an abutment (a small connector post) is attached to the post so the new teeth can be securely hold. Then, a crown (a replacement tooth) is placed into the abutment.The new implant will remain firmly secured into the jawbone and will look and feel as it was a real tooth.
Procedures that may be needed to ensure a proper dental implant placement.
Sinus Lift Augmentation
Sinus Lift Augmentation may be needed if the sinuses have enlarge and have caused loss of the upper back teeth. This is important because dental implants need to be around a solid and steady bone, and if the enlargement is not corrected the dental implants may not be properly placed due to the lack of bone.
Autogenous Bone Grafting
In many cases, the areas where the dental implant is going to be placed don’t have enough bone quantity to securely hold the implant. So, it is necessary to gather bone from another area of the mouth and graft int into the deficient area.
Implant Site Development
If a patient has had a tooth removal procedure before, it is very likely that in the process bone-loss has occurred. To ensure that the dental implant fits right into place, bone grafting can be done.
It is very important to keep the restored area clean and infection-free. Same as regular teeth, dental implants can develop infections, plaque and tartar. It is very important to have proper teeth cleaning and having a professional cleaning schedule as well to keep your implants healthy. Your periodontic will determine the regularity of these professionals cleanings.
Effectiveness in dental implants
Studies have shown that dental implants procedure have a 98% success rate. Dental implants have been recognized as a reliable and long-term successful procedure when fixing missing tooth related issues. With proper care after and before the procedure, dental implants can last a lifetime, making it one of the most predictable procedures in the dentistry world
Are dental implants the right choice for you?
If you are considering dental implants as a solution for missing teeth or tooth first you need to consider some health aspects:
The ideal candidate for a dental implant should be good in general and oral health. Your jawbone should be healthy and in good “shape” so it can support the implant, otherwise this won’t stay firmly in place. You should also have healthy gum tissues free of periodontal disease.
Any dental implant procedure should be done by a periodontist, since they have all the proper training and knowledge needed to make procedures like this.
What is next after a dental implant procedure?
After a dental implant procedure, basic cosmetic dentistry further care is required:
After treatment plan
After all the steps in the dental implants procedure are done, your periodontist will work with you and your dentist to create the best care plan suited just for you. This will include future visits to ensure teeth and gums remain healthy.
An effective and regular cleansing routine is a must, dental implants must be cleaned same as you would clean your teeth (brushing, flossing, rinsing with proper mouthwash and regular dentist visits) , this will help prevent inflammation. It is recommended to use a silica toothpaste to reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth. An effective cleaning routine will ensure implant success.
Smoking leads to a variety of dental problems, the tar on the cigarettes can destroy your gums and stain your teeth. It is very important to avoid smoking if you want to maintain your healthy smile.
Get your dental implants in Tijuana!
Don’t think twice! Dental implants are one of your best options to solve issues related to tooth or teeth loss. Unlike removable dentures, dental implants will always stay firmly in it’s place, they will look and feel as your regular teeth, allowing you to chew, speak and smile without any worries. This is one of the most secure and long-lasting dental procedure, with proper care, your dental can last 40 years or even a lifetime! Also, this procedure won’t hurt any other teeth (unlike dental bridges). This is a painless procedure, so during the process you won’t feel anything since local anesthesia is used, but, expect a little discomfort days after the procedure.
We recommend that you examine your situation carefully before choosing dental implants, in that way, we can know which kind of dental implants are the best for you, for example, if you only have a missing tooth you will only need one implant and a crown in order to replace it, or, if you are missing several teeth, you will likely need implant-supported bridges, and, in the worst scenario, if you need to replace all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge will be needed. Recover your self-confidence and bring out that big smile again with dental implants in Tijuana!
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