Dental Implants in Tijuana

Implantes Dentales

If your mouth has a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants should be considered as an option because 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.

There are many benefits of dental implants. The very first benefit is the restoration of the mouth to its natural state as accurately as possible. Since the implant is placed into the jawbone, it is robust enough to support the chewing and biting and prevents the mouth from feeling or looking as artificial. It also helps in preserving the integrity of the structure of one’s face as it is a common practice where the lower structure of the face melts away if the dental implants are not done to save the bone.

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. The implant can be placed on 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 anchorage for a complete denture.

There are many benefits of dental implants. The very first benefit is the restoration of the mouth to its natural state as accurately as possible. Since the implant is placed into the jawbone, it is robust enough to support the chewing and biting and prevents the mouth from feeling or looking as artificial. It also helps in preserving the integrity of the structure of one’s face as it is a common practice where the lower structure of the face melts away if the dental implants are not done to save the bone.

These are the following types of dental implants:

1.) Root implant: One of the most common forms of dental implants, root implant takes an active place as it completely replicates the actual shape and the size of the tooth of the patient. In such an implant, the Mexico dentist usually provides the local anesthesia and then gets access to the jawbone by making an incision in the gum of the patient. With a lot of precision, the doctor then inserts the dental implant into the jawbone and then makes stitches on the gum.

2.) Plate form implant: This is an alternative of the root implant in the cases where the jawbone is not capable of supporting the root implant. The process of the dental implant is same as in the root implant, differing in the fact that here thin plates are fitted with restoration.

3.) Subperiosteal implant: Such an implant is done for the patients where the jawbone becomes weak enough not to be able to support a permanent dental implant. The only difference in these implants is the fact that these are done on the gums and not in the jawbones.

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

The good news is that age is not a limiting factor for dental implants in adults and have enough bone to hold the implant. Because bone and gum tissue are lost when the tooth root is no longer there to keep them stimulated and healthy, the longer a patient waits after losing a tooth to have implant surgery, the bigger the risk for not having sufficient bone becomes.

In some instances, your dentist may recommend bone grafting where a synthetic bone or dense bone is grafted to your jawbone to give you the bone density and quality that is needed for a dental implant or implants. When ridge modification is required, your gum is lifted away from the area where your bone is insufficient for the implant and the area is built up using either bone or bone substitutes which help regenerate the bone and tissue that has been lost. Once the bone bridge has been rebuilt, the incision is closed and depending on your individual case, the implant may be placed at that time, or the bone may need to be allowed to heal and develop before the implant placement can occur.

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, if 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.
People who do not chew or smoke tobacco make for better dental implant patients. Tobacco delays healing and reduces bone quality. It is, therefore, advisable to quit smoking before receiving the implants. Consuming a lot of alcohol can also be an inhibitor to the healing of dental implant making alcoholics not eligible to get dental implants.
It is important for you to make some lifestyle changes before going in for the implant surgery. Also, be completely honest with your Mexico dentist so that you don’t put yourself at risk for getting dental implants.

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.