CONSIDERING DENTAL IMPLANTS? – The Costa Rica News

September 12, 2016 - Comment

Costa Rica is one of the leaders in dental tourism. Considering dental implants? A dental implant is a procedure that will restore one or more missing teeth, regardless of the reason for the loss. Dental implants are made of titanium, a material that is well tolerated by bone, and integrates easily with bone tissue. The

Costa Rica is one of the leaders in dental tourism.

Considering dental implants? A dental implant is a procedure that will restore one or more missing teeth, regardless of the reason for the loss. Dental implants are made of titanium, a material that is well tolerated by bone, and integrates easily with bone tissue. The purpose of dental implants is to achieve a close contact between the outer surface of the implant and the surrounding bone tissue. In that way the implant and the bone tissue can merge, and create a stable support for crowns that may be needed in the future.
This treatment consists of two phases.

The first is a surgical procedure to attach the implant to the bone. The second phase utilizes the implant to attach either a crown or bridge. In the surgical phase, the most important factor is the existence of enough bone to accommodate the implant. To assess whether the necessary amount of bone exists, the patient will need a clinical examination and 3D x-ray examination. If it is determined that there is not enough bone, the dentist can discuss the possibilities of generating new bone through maxillary sinus lifts, bone grafts, or other regenerative techniques.

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Special care must be taken once the surgery for dental implants has been completed, and these include refraining from strenuous exercises for a period of 4 days, no hot foods for 2 days following the procedure, following the instructions on all medicines, and any extra indications based on the individual needs of each patient. The healing process would be about 6 months as it takes this long for the implant to adhere to the surrounding bone. On average, 90-95% of all dental implants are successful. If for some reason the implant was not successful, there would need to be a further assessment on the possibility of redoing the surgery.

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