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Are Dental Implants right for you?

Posted by Dr. Lamas on Aug 24 2016, 04:03 AM

Are Dental Implants right for you?

Dental Implants in Tijuana

If your mouth has a missing tooth or teeth, the gap that is created in your mouth by a missing tooth or teeth can cause a myriad of problems from jaw misalignment to degeneration of your gum and jawbone, that’s why it is so important to fix it as soon as possible.

The most groundbreaking and invasive way to get a healthy and beautiful smile is to pursue dental implants. It doesn’t matter if you are missing teeth or suffer from tooth decay. Almost anyone can qualify for dental implants. Dental implants are defined as the best alternative for replacement tooth roots that are made to reflect your natural teeth and feel just like them too.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small component of titanium or titanium-zirconium which is introduced into the jawbone in place of missing natural tooth root. They are supposed to last for the longest period in life if one maintains good oral hygiene and looks after them well.

One of the many advantages of dental implants is the fact that you not only look good, but your new teeth are there to stay. When you get these implants, not only are designed to look like your natural teeth, but the implants merge with bone and soon become your permanent teeth.

Another great thing about them is that you won’t ever have to worry about any sort of dentures trying to slip in your mouth while you chew, eat, or talk. The implants are set in your mouth, and you don’t ever have to worry about denture glue anymore.

All in all, dental implants procedures have changed many people’s lives and gave them back their self-confidence. The success rate for dental implants is at a 98 percent rating.

How are dental implants placed?

The implant can be placed in an operation of outpatient surgery with local anesthesia. Generally, the titanium is well tolerated by the human body and has been shown to form a strong bone bonding with titanium.

A time integrated into the bone, the artificial root acts as a basis for fixing individual crowns and multi-unit bridges. The implant can also be used as an anchorage for a complete denture.

After surgery, to fix the implant, the jawbone has to fuse with the titanium rod which takes several months. Tijuana Bridges, dentures and crowns at times are attached to the implants to reinstate the missing teeth. Replacing all the teeth one would need six implants for the upper jaw and either four or six for the lower jaw.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

In order to have the implants, one has to undergo at least one surgery. Your jaws have to be strong to support the implants and also have healthy gums. Some dentist will prefer not inserting them if one is a smoker for it can affect the outcome of the treatment. For those who have undergone radiotherapy, implants are less likely to be propitious to them. Implants are not offered to those taking medicines such as bisphosphonates which are used to treat bones. More research has been done to find out if conditions such as osteoporosis or diabetes can affect how implants work.

If you have lost bone density in your upper back jaw, sinus augmentation may be required to ready your mouth for dental implants. Since that area of your mouth is in very proximity to your sinus of bone loss has occurred, the sinus floor can be raised, and bone grafting can be done. Several different techniques can be used for developing bone in this area of your mouth and your dentist can discuss your best options with you.


Call us today, and one of our friendly patient coordinators will answer all your questions, give you an accurate quote, schedule your appointment, and help you make all the arrangements needed for your visit. Tijuana Dental Studio is your best option for all your dental needs.


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