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Dental Implants in Los Algodones Mexico

What are dental implants?

Are titanium screws placed in the jawbone, underneath the gum tissue. It replaces an artificial tooth root to replace any number of missing teeth, from single to multiple, and even a full arch. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone. Because, they are designed to fuse with your bone, they become permanent. A 3D scan image and digital x-ray can determine if you are a candidate for a dental implant procedure. They is no doubt that is the best and most popular solution for replacing any missing teeth. Most people find the experience less painful and discomfort than they expect. St. Thomas Dental Center has a 97% success rate of implant procedures. Contact us today for Dental Implants in Los Algodones.

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Dental Implant Procedure

The first step of placing a dental implant is taking a digital x-ray or 3D scan. It is very important to see the length and density of your bone, because there are a number of measurements of implants. Knowing your length and density the doctor can find the right fit for your case. The procedure can be done with local anesthetic, because your jawbone does not contain any nerves, it is not a painful procedure. We also provide sedation if the patient desires. Sedation is with an anesthesiologist with a special appointment. The entire process, from start to finish, depending on how many dental implants are being placed can be from forty five minutes to two hours. After the implants are placed the doctor closes using a dissolvable stitches. Stitches can last from five to fifteen days, depending on how your body heals.

Day After procedure

Your dentist will prescribe medicine to control pain, inflammation and to prevent infection. After your surgical procedure you will have to avoid specific foods, like hot, spicy or alcoholic. For the next three to five days soft foods, nothing that might irritate your gums. No straw or spitting for the next couple of days, to prevent a dry socket. It is best not to me expose to the sun or exercise for a couple of days. You can rinse with salt water, but very softly. It is very important to follow instructions, because you may cause a dry socket or even lose your implant. Good oral hygiene is important not only for your teeth but to help your gums heal faster.

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Healing process

During this process, your implant will integrate with your natural bone and fuse together. This process can take from twelve weeks to several months depending on the bone structure. Un till the implant is completely healed before replacing teeth that can be attached to the implant. There are some cases were patients can leave with a temporary crown or even have the whole procedure completed in one day visit. Other patients leave with just the implant inside the jawbone. Depending on your bone structure the doctor will decide what procedure is correct for you.

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Why dental implants?

Dental implants may be an option for people missing teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay or poor oral hygiene. Choosing to place dental implants have many advantages. Bone loss is one of the biggest factors why dental implants are the best dental procedure to choose when missing a tooth or teeth. Replacing a missing tooth or teeth can help prevent food trapped and bacteria, which can lead to gum disease. When there is no tooth or teeth, the jawbone begins to perish. If an implant replaces the root, it provides stimulation of natural bone growth. Providing natural bone growth restores full chewing power. Because dental implants act like natural teeth, you can eat normally and brush and floss normally as well. Dental implants can last a lifetime, because they are biocompatible and integrates with your jawbone. Implants are a durable solution with the potential to last many years, as long as good hygiene and regular check-ups takes place.
Book an appointment or call (928) 554 2060 to meet our dental implant specialists at St.Thomas Dental Center, Los Algodones, Mexico.

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