Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed in the jawbone and provide a permanent base for replacement teeth (crowns). Besides, implants fit, feel, and function like natural teeth, making them eat and speak in complete comfort.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed in the jawbone and provide a permanent base for replacement teeth (crowns). Besides, implants fit, feel, and function like natural teeth, making them eat and speak in complete comfort.

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Are you the right candidate for dental implants?

You are generally a right candidate for implants if you lost one or all of your teeth, you have healthy gums, and you have enough jaw bone to secure the implants.

Also, if you are healthy and do not suffer from any disease that may affect the healing process after surgery. If you are not a smoker and are willing to maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist periodically.

However, consulting your dentist is the best method to determine if you meet the requirements to use implants.

Why do so many people prefer implants?

One of the reasons implants are so popular with people is that they are the only option to replace the tooth root.

When losing a tooth, the bone that supported it began to resorb due to the area’s lack of sensory stimulation.

The implants are inserted into the bone, and this gives the bone the necessary stimulation not to be reabsorbed and to avoid bone loss. Also, protect your teeth.

If you lost a tooth and decide to replace it with an implant, it will not be necessary to make any changes or cuts in your neighboring teeth, as it happens with dental bridges.

Also, dental implants last a lifetime. If you take care of your implants, have good oral hygiene, and regularly visit your dentist, they can last a lifetime.

Finally, dental implants feel more natural: For tooth replacement, dental implants are the most natural option.

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How can implants help if I have full or partial dentures?

Implants are very popular in patients who wear full or partial dentures. They can provide retention and support. You may choose to have an over denture (denture on implants). In this case, your dentures can be modified to fit the implants. Another option is dental implants for a fixed denture, where the dentures are attached to the implants through titanium components that only the dentist can remove.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

The success rate of dental implants is 98%. Also, if the body rejects the implant or any complication occurs, the risk of generating a severe health problem is practically non-existent.

Do dental implants last?

If the person has good hygiene and regularly visits their dentist, the implant can last a lifetime. When the dental implant has been fixed to the bone through bone integration, the union produced between the two is stable and rigid, impossible to remove, except in a situation of extreme need. It will be necessary to go to the dentist.

The price of dental implants is usually a bit high. But, the price depends on the country, characteristics, and needs of each patient and quantity, quality of jaw bone. Implants owe their price to the fact that they require the application of complex procedures, with materials designed through sophisticated technical processes.

However, if you consider the cost-benefit ratio provided by dental implants, the reality is that they are very profitable.

Dental implants cost in the USA

According to Authority Dental, a single dental implant costs around $4,800 in the USA.

Dental implants cost at New Smile

At New Smile Dental Group a single dental implants costs is only US$750.

You can save 50% – 70% on the dental implants cost in Costa Rica

How do implants work?

Dental implants are performed by dental surgeons who specialize in implants. First, a titanium screw is inserted into the jaw to replace the root of the teeth. Over time, the tissue around it will heal and become a permanent part of the bone.

Once the gum tissue has adequately healed, re-enter, and attach an artificial tooth (crown), bridge, or full denture to that titanium screw. Implant-retained dentures are very popular and are used to provide stability to conventional dentures that can be unstable, affect speech and chewing.

The combination of dentures with dental implants produces a tooth replacement system with many advantages over < standard dentures.

How dental implants are installed?

We have broken down the steps for you. Initial consultation. The dentist will review your medical and dental history, take x-rays, and take impressions of your gums to create plaster casts.

Also, a CT scan is requested to identify the sinuses and nerves’ location to determine the amount of bone available. Placement of the implant in the jaw. First, the area where the implant will be placed will be anesthetized, then a small incision is made where the implant will be placed, then a hole is drilled in the bone, and finally, the implant is placed in the hole.

Subsequently, the surgical area is sutured. Exposure of the implant heads. An x-ray would be necessary confirm that the implant has fused to the bone, then the implant area is anesthetized, then a small incision is made in the gum to expose the top of the implants.

Finally, a healing cap (collar) is placed on each implant’s head so that it heals properly. Test and prosthesis placement. Aftercare. You will visit your dentist for minor adjustments necessary to finish seating and to balance your prosthesis.

What implants looks like?

Dental implants feels and looks like your own natural teeth, that’s due to the fuse with bone, they are permanently in place, contributing to good stability, comfort when eating, and speaking.

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Who can benefit?

Generally, anyone can enjoy the benefits that dental implants offer; however, it is necessary to meet a series of requirements to qualify for implants. But they are especially recommended in edentulous patients (without teeth) that have little bone, and therefore it will be complicated for a conventional denture to hold.

Also, people who have lost hold (bone) due to diseases such as periodontitis. Also it is the best option for people seeking more natural results to replace lost teeth. Implants are useful if you have

How are dental implants made?

Currently, 99% of implants are made of pure Titanium. It is a material that has a very high integration or bonding index to the bone. For this reason, it is used in dentistry. The structure of an implant is divided into three parts which are: 

  • Dental implant: it is the part that is in the bone, that is, under the gum.
  • Trans epithelial abutment: the part that emerges from the gum.
  • Crown or dental prosthesis: the visible part of the implant that simulates the appearance of the tooth effectively.
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Is dental implant surgery painful?

Implant surgery is always done under local anesthesia, and therefore no pain is felt during the procedure. Once the local anesthesia effect has worn off, the postoperative discomfort will vary for each individual; however, in general, most people will feel pain similar to that of a tooth extraction afterward.

This pain can usually be controlled with over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol). More invasive surgery may require a more potent prescription pain reliever and longer recovery time.

In addition to pain relievers, antibiotics and mouthwashes may need to be prescribed to heal the area over the next several weeks.