If you suffer from damaged or missing teeth, or you are unhappy with loose, ill-fitting dentures, dental implants are an excellent way to achieve stable, long-lasting restoration. Although implants are recognized as the very best restorative solution, treatment costs in the U.S. are so high that many patients are unable to afford them. Tijuana Bariatrics coordinates affordable dental implant treatments for our patients who travel to Tijuana, Mexico. Choosing to coordinate with the practice allows patients to receive high-quality care within their budget, and achieve the confidence that comes with a healthy, beautiful-looking smile.
Candidates for Dental Implants
Generally, anyone who is in good health, does not smoke, and has no periodontal disease is a candidate for dental implants. In some cases, prerequisite bone grafting is necessary to improve bone density prior to implant surgery. Implants are made of biocompatible titanium and unless the patients suffers from a health condition, the posts are readily accepted by the body.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Once good bone density is established and any necessary extractions are completed, dental implants require a three-step process. First, the surgeon performs a brief surgery to secure implant posts into predefined locations in the jaw. If the patient is receiving an implant-supported denture, immediate load implants may be used so that a temporary denture can be worn until the surgical site heals. Usually, four to six implants are placed to hold a full denture on the upper or lower arch. A few implants can secure a partial denture or bridge, and one implant can hold a single crown.
Choosing to coordinate with Tijuana Bariatrics can allow you to receive high-quality care within your budget, and achieve the confidence that comes with a healthy, beautiful-looking smile.
After this brief surgery, the patient can return home or to their hotel. Over the next three to six months, the jawbone tissue naturally fuses with the implant posts during a process called osseointegration. After the implants are secure, the patient returns to their dentist or an oral surgeon so that the implant heads can be uncovered. An abutment is then attached to the top of each implant, providing durable and stable support for the restoration or restorations. While crowns and bridges are fixed (non-removable), partial and full dentures may be fixed or removable.
Invest in Your Health and Confidence
With dental implants, patients enjoy a fully restored, youthful-looking and beautiful smile. They can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth look sensational. Also, implant-supported restorations have no dietary restrictions. Their stability allows for biting and chewing virtually any food. With good oral and overall health, dental implants can last for the rest of your life.
Contact Us Today
Have you wanted to learn more about dental implants but have worried that the cost of treatment is too high? A complete, gorgeous, and dependable smile can be yours with the help of Dr. Serecero. Contact Tijuana Bariatrics today, and we can answer all of your questions about dental implants, as well as information on medical tourism, financing, and more.