Dental Implants in Tijuana
Dental Implants in Tijuana: The permanent solution to a lost tooth
For the past five years that we’re offering full dental services here in Tijuana Mexico, dental implants remain to be the most sought-after procedure particularly by those who are coming from the United States. Dental Implants Tijuana, in most cases, are the best and permanent solution for missing teeth. It doesn’t matter if you lose your tooth as a result or injury or due to poor oral hygiene, dental implants can help you restore that perfect smile. Here at Samaritan International, all our materials are manufactured in the United States so you can be assured that your implants will look and function just like a real tooth.
Dental implants, despite being more expensive compared to getting bridges or regular dentures, are fast becoming the number one choice by people who are missing their teeth. This is because they are significantly stronger than other dental solutions and when compared to dentures, implants offer permanent solution.
Dental implants, which have been used since mid 1960’s, uses titanium which is highly compatible with body tissues and is able to bond with adjacent bone during the healing process. Various studies confirmed that dental implants are convenient and safe way to replace teeth with natural-looking results.
Essentially, a dental implant is a cylinder or screw that is inserted into a prepared bone socket in the jaw. The abutment, which is a special attachment fitted to the top of the implant, is used in forming external connection for the crown or teeth. Dental implants in Tijuana are suitable for people who are at least 18 years old and who would like to restore their appearance or their chewing ability; something that is hard to achieve when using regular dentures or bridges.
Although dental implants are proven to be the best (in most cases) the best solution to missing teeth, more and more Americans are unable to get them because of the cost. On average, US dentists charge $3,600 -$4,600 for dental implants including the crown and abutment. For regular people, this could be a lot. Here at Samaritan International, we only charge $1,300 tooth giving you a significant savings. The price include porcelain pfm crown, abutment replacement, and of course, the implant itself.
Dental Implant Specialists Tijuana Mexico
Carefully choosing the dentist that will do your dental implant is the key to ensure the success of this procedure. As you’re putting significant amount of money on the table, it is important that you only trust professional and board certified dentists. Here at Samaritan International, we are committed to providing customers with 100% satisfaction. We are proud to say that we have the best dental implant specialists in the country who received an MD in Oral Medicine and who took additional training in the United States. They also successfully completed bone grafting training at UCLA and have two year residency program at the University of Minnesota. With their years of training and experience, together with their credentials, you can be assured that they are the best dentist for your dental implants.
Beware of misleading US advertisements
As more and more Americans are taking advantage of Mexico’s growing dental tourism, some US dentists are resorting to misleading advertisements to get people to do business with them. Among the most worrying we’ve heard are those that tell the customers that they can get dental implants in the United States for as low as $1,000 per tooth. However, the advertisements do not explain that the price only covers the first stage. When patients return for their crown and abutment, it is only then that they are informed that they have to pay additional $3,000-$4,000 per tooth giving them the shock of their lives. Most dentists who resort to this type of misleading advertisement also uses brands that are typically made from China that no one else carries – even dentists here in Tijuana, Mexico. Because of this, the patients do not have the option to go to another dentist. Over the years, we have patients asking us to place abutments and crowns. However, several times, we found that the implants are of a brand that we cannot find and therefore, unable to help customers whose only mistake is to trust dentists who do not really care about their well-being and finances.
Everything You Need to Know About Mexico Dental Implants
If you’re considering getting dental implants, it is important for you to understand the whole procedure. Keep in mind that these are more than cosmetic dentistry. Aside from restoring a lost tooth, dental implants looks, fits, feel, and function like a real tooth. This procedure is something that cannot be completed in one day because it will take months for the surrounding bone to grow and attach itself.
1.- The procedure for getting dental implants in Tijuana, Mexico, typically starts with an oral examination with our board certified dentist. After running tests and doing some x-rays, the Mexican dentists will determine if you’re a good candidate. For this to happen, it is important that your jawbone is in good shape and that you have a good bone density. Some patients are required to start with bone graft in order to create a more solid base for the implant. If tooth extraction is needed, you will most likely to have a bone graft, particularly if the molar tooth is the one that needs to be removed. Your Tijuana Mexican dentist will surgically implant an artificial calcium material needed for the bone to grow. If you’ve lost your tooth long ago and if your jawbone is in excellent condition, it is possible that you’ll skip step one. Our Tijuana dental clinic charges $350 for a bone graft, which is way cheaper when compared to $1,200 fees charged by dentists in the United States.
For your information, local anesthesia is used for this outpatient procedure as well as other forms of sedation when and as needed. Depending on your clinical situation as well as you preferences, other adjunctive surgical procedure, such as bone augmentation, may be performed at the same time as implant placement.
2.- After assessing the bone, your Mexican dentist will drill a hole using series of drills to identify the exact position for the implant. Then, the dental implant, which is made of titanium and which is coated with hydroxylapatite, is screwed in. Hydroxylapatite is a mineral that is used by dentists worldwide to help the bone to grow and eventually to effectively bond to the dental implant. The next step involves the Tijuana dentist opening up the gum using a special machine to remove the bone in the jaw to prepare it to receive the implant. The gum is then sutured using dissoluble sutures. Although the whole procedure will take just 60 – 75 minutes, you will need to wait for a maximum of four months to give the bone enough time to heal and grow to the implant.
3.- Once the healing process has been completed, you will be asked by your Tijuana dentist to go back for the attachment of the crown and abutment. This two-step procedure start with the dentist drilling the titanium implant to attach the abutment. He will then make an impression of the post that he will send to the lab. Typically, it takes dentists a couple of days to finish the crown. However, if you’re pressed for time, arrangement can be made so the crown can be ready on the same day.
Samaritan International is committed to making dental implants affordable. Instead of paying up to $4,800 in the United States, know that the cost of dental implants in Mexico is just $1,500 and that includes everything. With this kind of savings, I am sure you’ll agree with me when I say that it’s worth getting cosmetic dentistry and other dental work here at Tijuana, Mexico.
Dental Implants are common dental procedures
Before dental implants were discovered, patients have very limited options when it comes to replacing their missing tooth. Their options include removable dentures or fixed bridge that do not exactly look and function like real teeth. Starting in 1950s, when researchers have found that metal titanium formed an exceptionally strong bond to the surrounding bone, dental implants were refined with high success rates. If you have concerns in getting them, know that there are patients who have dental implants for over 30 years. Dental implants will undoubtedly restore your mouth and your ability to eat properly.
Dental Implants in Tijuana, Mexico
If you lose your teeth for any reason and you don’t think that neither removable denture nor fixed dental bridge is the best solution for you, consider dental implants in Mexico. Gone are the days when you’re forced to spend at least $4,800 per implant. Today, with Mexico’s growing dental tourism, you have the option of making Samaritan International your dental partner and you’ll only have to pay $1,300 per implant. Unlike what other US dentists tell you in their misleading ads, this amount include everything.
With you having this option, you don’t have to settle for removable dentures that don’t feel natural inside your mouth. You also don’t have to worry about them falling off while you’re talking to other people or while your eating. You can also say no to fixed dental bridges that require grinding the teeth on either side to support the bridge. Both removable dentures and fixed dental bridge are just temporary solutions.
Getting dental implants in Mexico offers you more than just cheap tag prices. As the dental professionals at Samaritan International are board certified with years of solid experience, you don’t have to worry about quality. Our dental implants are world-class and our dentists can compete with those in the United States. Basically, going to Tijuana is synonymous to getting high quality dental care only, you spend just ¼ of what US dentists are currently charging.
Who are the best candidates for dental implants in Mexico?
Although dental implants in Mexico are considered the best and permanent solution to missing tooth, they are not for everyone. It is for this reason that Mexican dentists carry out thorough oral evaluation before they recommend dental implants. Generally, patients who are healthy enough to undergo dental extraction or routine oral surgery (like extraction of wisdom tooth), can be a great candidate for dental implant in Mexico. The main criteria here is having enough bone mass as well as having healthy gums. Patients who are heavy smokers, who are suffering from heart problems and other uncontrolled diseases, and those who had radiation therapy to the neck or head area, will be required to undergo thorough evaluation before they may be considered for dental implants. Here at Samaritan International, we offer free evaluation to figure out if dental implants are right for you.
Benefits of Dental Implants
1.- The main benefit of getting dental implants is that they look, feel, and function like real teeth. Compared to other fixed dental bridges and removable dentures, dental implants are permanent solution. That means, you don’t have to replace them a couple of years from now and yet, they will still look and function as your original teeth.
2.- Improved self-confidence – Having one or more than missing teeth leads to obvious problems including loss of self-esteem due to poor appearance. With dental implants, nobody would even guess that you lost a tooth as implants look incredibly the same as real teeth.
3.- Improved speech – You may notice that people who are wearing removable dentures tend to mumble or slur their words that often, people they talk to do not understand what they’re saying. This is because dentures can slip within the mouth and affect your speech. This is something that you don’t need to worry about when getting dental implants because again, they function, look, and feel like real teeth.
4.- Improved comfort – By getting dental implants, you wouldn’t even notice that you have something in your mouth that aren’t real teeth. As these becomes part of you, they eliminate the discomfort that is often experienced with fixed dental bridge or removable dentures.
5.- Easy chewing – Unlike dental implants, sliding dentures make eating a chore. Implants are what you need if you’re missing tooth/teeth but want to have that confidence in chewing any type of food without pain.
6.- Improved oral health. Unlike tooth supported dental bridges, the process of getting implants doesn’t require damaging other nearby teeth that result to improved long-term oral health. In addition, individual implants are easier to clean so they promote improved oral hygiene as well.
7.- Durability – Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. With good oral hygiene and by paying your dentist regular visit, you can make this happen.
8.- Convenience – When you opt to get dental implants, you eliminate the need to remove them for cleaning purposes. Also, you don’t need messy adhesives just to make sure that they stay in place each time you’re eating.