An ideal patient for dental implants should have enough bone structure to hold the dental implant. Also, he or she needs to be in good health condition. Some conditions and illnesses that may affect the success rate for dental implants are: not controlled Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Osteoporosis, Arthritis and of course Smoking. Meza Dental Care has been doing dental implants for many years with great success.
Our dentists have been trained on Implant Dentistry at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). There are many protocols to place and restore dental implants, but we believe on the ones that generic studies and our own experience have proved to be the most successful ones.
One Stage Dental Implants
One stage dental implants have been around for some years and they have good success rate, although they work well on certain cases. They can be done mostly on front teeth; also, they are great for totally edentulous jaws that can take four to six implants and be restored immediately.
Two Stages Dental Implants
Two stage dental implants are the most recommended way to use them. This protocol has been 98% successful for many years. This fact is due to the healing period; it is the time that the implants are left alone into the jawbone in order to allow the body creates the junction between the titanium dental implants and the bone structure.
Such process usually happens in a four to six months time frame. Replacing missing teeth promptly is essential to your overall dental functionality, as a gap leaves the remaining teeth unsupported. If left unsupported, the remaining teeth may drift along the jaw line, reducing the spaces between them; they may become weaker, making brushing and flossing more difficult.
Missing teeth can jeopardize the integrity of the jaw line and change the shape of your face. Missing teeth can make you look older and less healthy. Major problems such as TMJ disorders may come from not replacing missing teeth as well.
A very common reason people consider dental implants is because a sliding lower denture makes chewing and talking difficult. Dental Implants can also replace individual teeth and partial bridges in the upper and lower jaws. The majority of patients treated with dental implants experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food and feel more comfortable. One of the benefits of replacing teeth with dental implants is to be able to have a fake tooth that works almost like a natural one without shaving the neighboring teeth.
Dental Implants are very durable and will last many years. They require the same “maintenance” as real teeth, including brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups. Dental Implants can help restore almost anyone’s smile even if natural teeth have been lost to injury or disease. Our doctors can replace any number of missing teeth (even all your teeth) permanently.
An anchor, such as a titanium screw, is attached directly to your jawbone. Once your jaw and gums have healed fully from implanting the anchor, the bond between the bone and anchor becomes very strong, and then a prosthetic tooth is attached to the anchor. The prosthetic tooth is crafted to look just like your natural teeth, matching them in size, color, contour, and shape of your natural teeth.
Your smile will be fully restored and may even look better than before. You will also find it easier to eat food. Dental Implants require enough supporting bone in the jaw to safely attach the anchor or anchors. Our doctors will be able to discern whether you have enough supporting bone or it may need to be grafted.
If you are considering dental implants to replace missing teeth and would like to know more about our dental implants surgery in Costa Rica, please visit our contact form and our customer service representatives will be delighted to assist you with more information. At Meza Dental Care, we use the most recognized brands of dental implants around the world such as Nobel Biocare, 3i and Zimmer dental implants.