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