Dental Implants: Before
Did You Know?
Dental implants have been performed for thousands of years. In fact, Egyptian mummies have been found with gold wire implants and Pre-Colombian skeletons show dental implants made of semi-precious stones. Roman soldiers have been unearthed with iron dental implants, and in the Middle East, ancient skeletons with ivory implants have been found.
If you have missing teeth, teeth that require replacement, or any of the following needs, you may be a good candidate for dental implants.
A missing tooth or teeth.
Potential bite and jaw joint problems from teeth shifting to fill the space.
The "sunken face" look associated with missing teeth.
Desire to improve chewing ability.
Desire for a more permanent solution than dentures.
Advantages of Dental Implants:
Improved Appearance: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. You’ll forget you even have implants. No one will be able to tell the difference between your real teeth and implants!
Improved Speech: Poor-fitting dentures cause your teeth to slip inside your mouth…making you mumble and slur words. With dental implants you can speak with complete confidence.
Improved Chewing: Bad teeth and dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants allow you to eat with ease and comfort.
Improved Self-esteem. Everyone feels better when they smile. With dental implants, you have an amazing new smile that you’ll want to show the world. You’ll look better and feel better…and everyone will notice the difference!
Durable New Teeth: Implants are durable. With good care, many implants will last a lifetime.
Dental Implants: Success Rates
Success rates of dental implants vary. At Costa Rica Dental Team, our dental implants have a success rate up to 98%-99%!
Costa Rica Dental Team: Implant Specialists
At Costa Rica Dental Team, you’ll find our team of dental implant specialists among the best in the world. Our highly-trained team of periodontists, oral surgeons and implant specialists offer the highest level of education and experience to ensure a safe, virtually pain-free process with remarkable results.
We begin by reviewing your complete dental history, including x-rays, and providing a thorough oral examination to make sure that you are ready for implants.
The Dental Implant Process:
1. The process begins with the surgical placement of the dental implant(s) into the bone. This work is completed at our high-tech facilities, using a local anesthetic to minimize any pain. After surgery, there is a healing period of approximately four months. During this time, the implants fuse to the bone and become permanent…just like real teeth.
2. In the next step, the dentist attaches the post to the implant. The post supports one tooth or a set of teeth. Local anesthesia removes almost all pain from this step.
3. During the last step, our implant specialist will take impressions and make a new tooth that will attach to the post. When completed, you’ll have a mouth full of beautiful, functional new teeth!