Dental Implants Tijuana
Missing teeth can have a number of effects on your mouth and jaw that go far beyond appearance. Not doing anything about a missing tooth can result in additional loss in bone mass which can have a negative effect on your jawline and your bite. Lack of treatment for a missing tooth can also result in additional missing teeth, if infection or periodontal disease is involved.
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth. Implants are most commonly known as artificial roots for your teeth, but they can also serve as anchors for dentures. Implants are permanently integrated into your jaw bone and remain secure for the rest of your life. This lasting procedure will stand the test of time, keeping your surrounding teeth from shifting, requiring no additional care beyond that which is required for normal teeth, all while improving the look of your smile with a permanent replacement.
There Are Two Materials Predominantly Used for Implants:
Titanium: this is the go-to material for dental implants done over the last few decades. Once the implant has been placed successfully, your own bone will grow around the titanium during a natural process (called osseointegration), which renders the implant permanent. Over 95% of successful dental implants are made from titanium. These implants are over 98% successful, even at the 10 year mark.
Zirconium: this is a metal-free option for creating lasting and sustainable implants. Just like its titanium counterpart, zirconium can osseointegrate in order to form a strong bond with the bone. Zirconium has the added benefit of being highly resistant to corrosion and is made from a white material that blends in better with your natural teeth. Zirconium is graded as the best biocompatible restoration material on the market.
Tijuana Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry offers both of these types of implants. We have the dexterity to get the job done right the first time around. Usually a dental implant will require somewhere around 3-4 visits with a period of 5-6 months healing time between implant placement and the attachment of an abutment and crown. We’ll monitor your progress closely to make sure that you get the very best results.
What Distinguishes Dental Implants from Dentures?
While dentures may require removal, dental implants are permanent restorations for missing teeth and they require the same standard of care as natural teeth.
Does the procedure hurt?
In most cases, dental implant procedures are provided with a local anesthetic so patients do not experience any pain. However, if you do feel anxious, you can discuss the availability of sedation options with the dentist.
How long can I expect dental implants to last?
With the proper care, dental implants can last over a lifetime. This is why proper oral hygiene as well as regular dentist visits are recommended to ensure the success of an implant procedure.
Call today for your one on one, comprehensive consultation. Tijuana Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry is committed to giving you the very best cosmetic dental care that your hard earned money can buy.
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Dental implants are the closest thing to a new natural tooth. Dr. Ceseña, Dr. Shirley Baker, and the rest of our expert team at Tijuana Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry look forward to helping repair and restore your smile. To learn more about implant dentistry and how it can benefit you, call our office to make an appointment with us today.