Dental Implants in Tijuana are a 
great solution to replace missing teeth.


Sam Dental in Tijuana is a full service clinic.  People come from all over the US to get dental implants. Whether your missing tooth is the result of periodontal, tooth decay or an injury, we can help restore your smile with a beautiful new dental implant and crown that looks and functions just like a real tooth.

Dental implants in Mexico are  ultimately,  a better solution in many cases, where there are missing teeth. If you have lost or missing teeth you may wish to consider Mexico dental implants from Sam Dental.

Significantly stronger than bridges or dentures, dental implants offer a single and permanent solution to a lost tooth. Mexico Dental implants can also serve as anchor teeth, from one implant to another, to form bridges and thus replace the gap left by multiple missing teeth. Dental implants are integrated into your jaw with a small titanium screw and over the course of several months naturally bonds with your mouth. This procedure is relatively simple and is effective in almost all cases, so there's no need to put off restoring that great smile.

The average price in the USA for dental implants, complete with the abutment and crown is from $3600 to $4600. At Sam Dental Tijuana dentist clinic, the cash price is only $1300 per tooth, including implant, abutment placement, and porcelain pfm crown. 

As with all our dental services, you'll be treated with the nurturing care and professionalism that embodies Sam Dental Tijuana practice. We'll make sure that you're kept comfortable and informed throughout the implant process and will always be available to address any questions or concerns.



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Choosing a dentist for Dental Implants: One must be careful when selecting a doctor for dental implants. In Tijuana there are many dentists who are doing dental implants after just a short course on implant placement, and have no formal training.  At Sam Dental, we have a top dental implant specialist.  Dr. Arnulfo Vazquez has an MD in Oral Medicine, is a DDS, and has additional training in the US, including a two year residency program at the University of Minnesota, and bone grafting training at UCLA. . He is a board certified specialist in implants.  He has a 97% success rate, and will give a lifetime guarantee on his implants.  For more information, and to see his credentials, Click here.



Some misleading advertising. One thing to take note: Some US dentists are now advertising implants for under $1000.  Beware! What they are doing is baiting the patients by giving a huge discount on phase one, but they mislead them into believing that is the whole cost. Then, when they return for the abutment and crown they find that they will have to pay and additional amount of up to three thousand dollars to get the final crown in place. Also, they are often are putting in implants that are off brands, manufactured in China, that no one else carries.You are forced to come back to them to finish the procedure.  We have had many patients call us wanting to get the abutments and crowns placed by us. The problem is that many times the implants are of a brand that we can't find, and thus we can't always help.  The local dentist has them held hostage.

Don't wait to restore your perfect smile. Call Sam Dental Tijuana today and schedule an appointment.
Today, implants are a common dental treatment.
 
Beginning in the 1950's researchers observed that the metal titanium, and some other materials, formed a very strong bond to surrounding bone, a process termed "osseointegration". After years of careful research and study, teeth implants (titanium cylinders placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth) were refined with high success rates. There are now patients who have had implant supported teeth for more than twenty-five years. Twenty years ago, these patients would have had no alternative but to employ a fixed bridge or removable denture to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile.
 
Dental Implants in Mexico.
 
Learning about this subject will help you more in the long run than you may realize, until the time comes when you really need it.
 
With the ever increasing outlay of dental costs in the US, more and more people are looking to Mexico for dental care, especially for Dental implants. It has increasingly become acceptable to go to Mexico for dental implants. This is because dentists in Mexico are very well taught, and do dental treatments for less than 35% the rate as in the US.  Using a dentist in Tijuana can mean savings of up to $3000 on the cost of each implant.
 
When we get to be adults, we run to risk of eventually loosing some teeth.  Dental implants can be the best solution for many people to replace their teeth.  With a fixed dental bridge, the dentist has to grind down the teeth on either side of the missing teeth to form abutments to support the bridge. Bridges can work well, but they might last for 10 to 15 years. Eventually, you have the possibility of loosing the abutment teeth as well.  
 
The choice of a removable denture, presents other difficulties because then you will have a piece of plastic and metal in your mouth all the time that you can constantly feel.  A dental implant has the look and feel of your original tooth, and can last a lifetime.
 
Here are some of the advantages of Dental Implants:
 
Better appearance. Dental implants feel like and look like your original teeth. Because they are designed so that the bone bonds to them, they become permanent. 
 
Greater self-esteem. Dental implants can return your smile to top shape, helping you feel better about yourself. 
 
Better speech. With dentures that are poor-fitting, the teeth can slip within the mouth and cause slurred speech. Dental implants allow you to speak and not worry that your teeth might slip. 
 
Easier eating and chewing. Dentures that slide around in your mouth, can make chewing frustrating. Since dental implants work like your natural teeth, it allows you to eat with confidence and pain free. 
 
Greater comfort. Because they become a part of your mouth, implants eliminate the discomfort of dentures.
 
Better oral health. It is not necessary to reduce other teeth when you put in a dental implant. With a tooth-supported bridge, you have to grind down the teeth on either side to form an abutment to seat the crowns to.  Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your natural teeth are left unaffected, improving your long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier cleaning between teeth, improving oral hygiene. 
 
Dental implants are convenient. Like your natural teeth, you don't take implants out. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants take away the embarrassing inconvenience of removing your dentures. You also don't have to use the messy adhesives needed to keep dentures in place.
 
Long lasting. Implants are very durable and will last many years. Because Dental Implants have a high success rate, up to 98%, they are a great choice. With good care and oral hygiene, they can last a lifetime.
 
Who can get Dental Implants?  Usually, if someone is healthy enough to undergo a routine oral surgery or a dental extraction, they can be considered for a candidate for a dental implant. Patients need to have healthy gums and enough bone mass to hold the implant firm. They must also be willing to maintain good oral hygiene and keep regular dental visits. You would need to be evaluated on an individual basis if you are a patient who is a heavy smoker, someone that suffers from uncontrolled chronic diseases - like heart disease, or diabetes - or have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area.  If you are considering implants, let us give you a free evaluation here at Sam Dental to see if they are right for you
About Mexico Dental Implants

Let me explain a little bit about the procedure of this dental work. Implants are more than cosmetic dentistry, this is restoring your mouth. It is not something that can de done in a day, because it takes months for the implant to heal and for the surrounding bone to grow and attach itself.


1. Dental implants Mexico: The Mexican dentist, has to do an oral examination, complete with ex-rays to make sure you are a good candidate. You have to have good bone density and the jaw bone has to be in good shape.  Some people will have to start with a bone graft in order to build up the surrounding bone.  If you are needing to first have an extraction, especially if it is a molar tooth, you will probably have to have a bone graft, in which they surgically implant an artificial calcium material that the bone adheres to and grows around. The procedure takes about 1 hour per tooth, and will take about 45 days for the healing process to be done, and to be ready for an implant.  If you have lost the tooth a long time ago, and the jaw bone is in good shape, you won’ need to have this step done.  Our Tijuana dental clinic charges $350 for a bone graft, still much less than the $1200 it costs in San Diego.

2.  After pre-drilling a hole into the jawbone, the dental implant, made of titanium, is screwed in. It is coated with hydroxylapatite, which is the main mineral of which dental enamel is comprised. This helps the bone to grow around and bond to the dental implant more thoroughly. The Tijuana dentists opens up the gum, and using a special machine, he removes the bone in the jaw to prepare it to receive the implant.  After insertion of the implant, the gum is sutured closed with dissoluble sutures. The procedure only takes about 1 hour, but you will then have wait for 3 to 4 months for the bone to heal and grow to the implant.  Mini implants do not have a very long life expectancy, and may need to be replaced in a couple of years.  It is best to do the slower procedure, and  have an implant that will last for the rest of your life. 

3&4. When you come in to attach the abutment and crown, it will take 2 visits to the clinic, but they can be back to back. First, the dentist will drill into the titanium implant to attach the abutment.  The Mexican dentist in Tijuana will then make an impression of this post and the surrounding teeth, and send the impressions out to the lab. Your Tijuana dentist normally takes a couple of days for the finished crown to be ready, but if arrangements are made with the lab, the crown can be ready to put on the very next day, and in some cases the same day.

Mexican dental work and in general, dentistry in Tijuana is inexpensive, and the cost of dental implants Mexico, with the abutment and crown, only runs around $1500.  The same thing in San Diego or Los Angeles runs from $4,000 to $4,800.  As you can see, the savings is significant, and it is worth getting cosmetic dentistry, or any dental work. So come on down to visit us at Sam Dental.
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Dr. Arnulfo Vazquez
Dr. Vazquez Credentials
Dr. Vazquez credentials
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