Dental implants are mounts or frames that are inserted into the jawbone in cases where teeth have been lost. After they have been integrated into the jawbone, the dentist can attach replacement teeth on top of them.
• Implants are permanent and are not removable.
• Implants resemble natural teeth.
• Implants make it easy to bite and chew.
• Implants can replace a single missing tooth and will not impact other teeth.
Dental implants can be divided in different categories: endosteal, subperiosteal, transosteal, and intramucosal implant categories. However, because of their advantages, almost every dentist uses either endosteal or subperiosteal implants.
Endosteal Implants. Endosteal implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Each implant typically is used to hold one artificial tooth, although in some cases, they can hold more, for example, a bridge or even an entire denture. Implants require more than one office visit. In the first visit, the dentist inserts the implant, and after the gum tissue has healed, the artificial tooth is put in place.
Subperiosteal Implants. These implants are used mainly on patients who have very low bone height and for some reason they can’t or don’t want to wear conventional dentures. The dentist has to fit a metal frame on the jawbone under the gum tissue. When the gums heal, the frame gets attached to the jawbone. The metal frame includes metal posts, which protrude through the gums. When the gums have healed, the dentist attaches artificial teeth to these posts.
It’s very hard for a patient to know what type of dental implant he or she needs. There are so many variables that need to be understood that the average person cannot make an informed decision without input from a dentist. The best course of action is to talk with a reputable dentist about the best options for your case and to learn what the advantages and disadvantages are. Only then can you make an informed decision.
The dental implant specialists at Costa Rica Dental Team can help you make the right choices, whether you are seeking a single dental implant, several implants or even a full mouth restoration. Our prices are often up to 80% less than prices for dental implants in the USA and Canada. This affordable pricing makes it possible for the average person to travel to Costa Rica and save thousands of dollars on dental care…even when factoring the cost of travel.
The best way to get started is to pick up the phone and call to request a phone consultation. Our English-speaking staff will be happy to answer any questions and give you information on pricing. Thousands of patients visit Costa Rica Dental Team every year for major dental work and are so happy with the results they return time and again…and they even refer us to friends and family.
While there are many excellent dental providers in Costa Rica, Costa Rica Dental Team is the only American-owned facility and the only clinic to offer a full 10 Year Guarantee on dental implants.
Costa Rica Dental Team makes the best care…affordable for everyone. We’ll give you a beautiful smile you can afford. Guaranteed.