Dental Implant Surgery Costa Rica
When you are missing teeth, normal functions such as chewing and speaking can be difficult. At Jehova Rafa Dental Center we provide every aspect of dental implant treatment to replace lost teeth from root to crown.
Look, feel and function like natural teeth
What is a Dental Implant Surgery?
A Dental Implant Surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with Titanium, screwlike posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones. Titanium is completely inert to the body and it will not harm you in any way.
Dentures can become loose and can float on your gums. Denture wearers often experience challenges while eating, talking, and interacting with others, and find that their dentures are less secure and predictable than their natural teeth. For patients who are having these challenges, denture implants will help a patient eat and speak more confidently. This is especially helpful for the lower denture, which tends to be less secure.
Improved Oral Health
Bone loss begins the moment you lose a natural tooth. In the first year following the loss of a tooth, your jaw bone can recede almost one quarter of an inch. Without the support of your teeth and facial bones, your face will begin to look prematurely aged. Tooth replacement with dental implants helps prevent bone loss allowing you to maintain a more youthful appearance.
Dental Implant Procedure
Before, during, and after the surgery
Who performs the Dental Implant Surgery?
This procedure will be performed by our Senior Surgeon Dr. Albert Calvo, Msc. One of the best implant surgeons around the world. Dr. Calvo is an expert surgeon trained for the asistent of Dr. Branemark, Dr. Alberktson and high knowledge surgeon as Khoury and more well known surgeons making him one of the best in dental implants.
What happens before, during, and after Dental Implant Surgery?
- During the initial consult and planning stage, the dental surgeon will visually examine the site in the mouth where a dental implant is being considered as well as look at dental imaging studies (X-rays, panoramic films, and/or CBCT scans). At this time, the quality and quantity of jawbone is assessed to determine if more bone is needed at the site. Once it has been established that a dental implant can be placed in the desired location, usually next day the patient will have the surgery for implant placement. If more bone is needed a bone graft can be performed
- The first stage of oral surgery often involves a tooth or teeth extraction, sometimes than not, an "alveolar bone graft" is placed to achieve a solid base of bone for the implant. This site will be allowed to heal for two to six months. At other times "sinus augmentation" or "sinus lift" is done to raise the floor of the sinus and graft more bone into the sinus. This will make more bone available to support a dental implant.
- Once the adequate, strong bone is present, the site is ready for the implant. At the implant placement appointment, the dental implant (titanium post) is placed into the bone with a special drill and tools. A "healing cap" is placed over the implant, the gum is stitched up, and the healing phase begins. During this healing phase, a temporary denture can be made to replace missing teeth for esthetic purposes. Healing time depends greatly on the quality of bone present. Healing time is usually anywhere from four to six months.
- After the required healing period, the dental implant is tested to determine whether it was successfully taken up by the surrounding bone. Once this has been confirmed, a prosthetic component is connected to the dental implant via a screw, the implant crown is either cemented on or secured with a screw to the abutment. In our clinic we prefer screwed crowns vs cemented but sometimes specially in the front part of the mouth we require to used cemented technique.
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