Dental Implants in Tijuana
Dental implants are the most common solution to replace the loss of one or more teeth. Our dentists in Tijuana have helped hundreds of patients recuperate their smiles and recover their chewing functionality with this treatment. Implants are usually made of titanium since this metal is very resistant and lightweight, and highly biocompatible.
Such materials favor its integration into the bone and prevent the body from rejecting the implant. Other recently innovative material is zirconia implants, they are a great alternative for patients that would like to go 100% metal free, and they have some esthetic advantages over titanium when certain conditions and characteristics of the patients´ gums do not make the titanium implant the best alternative.
Our Mexican dentist Dr. Ricardo Alvarez is our specialist in dental implants, having taken several courses that include a Harvard mini residency. A 36-month dental implant certificate program from Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center.
At Dental Alvarez, we specialize in “digital guided dental implants“. We are pioneers and a professional team of specialized dentists in Tijuana with the most advanced technology involves a highly sophisticated computer system that places the implants so securely into the bone that there is zero mobility and 100% precision.
We provide various options besides all on 4 dental implants in Tijuana; according to each patient’s needs and financial situation, it could be from a single implant to an implant supported permanent bridge or implant supported prosthesis over 2, 4 or even 6 implants. The basis of an optimal result for implant surgical placement is a proper diagnostic and digital planning. Thanks to our commercial agreement with Previa Dental Works and state of the art equipment, these digital diagnoses (which include an intra-oral 3shape scan, CBCT Scan, digital planning and a professional interpretation) are more affordable than ever.
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Digital Guided Dental Implants in Mexico
Digital Guided dental implants are a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one procedure that improves the healing process.
We use vanguard software solutions and Straumann Brand System for dental implant treatment planning. We provide dental professionals with an integrated advanced image-guided dental implant treatment plan to match our image processing technology and software development tools.
This dental treatment provides the best 1 on 1 planning, procedure, and aftercare treatment plan available in the world.
Evaluation & Digital Diagnosis
We do panoramic radiography, complemented with targeted x-rays of the area to be treated.
We also recommend our patients do a 3D CBCT scan which allows an un-match accuracy and precision planning of the procedure.
Dental Implant Surgery
We will make a small incision in the gum to access the bone.
We create a channel in which we insert the implant. Once placed, the incision is closed with stitches.
Healing Abutment Placement
After 3 to 4 months of healing and integration has elapsed, the patient must return for a healing screw placement.
The healing abutment will prepare the gum giving it good shape for the abutment and crown.
Once the healing abutment is in the mouth for a period of one to two weeks and its purpose was met, it is necessary for the patient to return for impressions.
With these impressions, the laboratory will elaborate a personalized abutment and crown. This process is speedy, simple, and without any discomfort since it is done with an intraoral digital scanner.
Thanks to this advanced equipment, you get a quick three-dimensional view of the area to work without dealing with uncomfortable and messy impressions. The best of all is the precision in the final results and the reduction of the margin of error.
Abutment and Crown
Once the impressions are taken, the patient must return a week later to place the crown and the abutment that supports the crown to the implant.
This last appointment usually lasts 40 minutes or less.
It is essential that the patient makes periodic maintenance visits with our dentist for the proper functioning of the implant or dental prosthesis. These help prolong the life of any restoration, implant supported or not. Many patients tend to think that since cavity does not affect implants and implant-supported bridges they would no longer suffer dental issues, unfortunately they still need to take care and prevent bacteria from affecting their bone and their gums, maintenance is the key to maintain their prosthesis in optimal conditions.
With our flow and digital system, we have the latest technology to optimize the time to develop dental rehabilitations up to 40%.
We are the only dental lab in Tijuana with the complete digital system of Straumann CAD-CAM for oral rehabilitations on Straumann Original implants.
From design to milling.
Advantages Dental Implants
There are quite a few advantages that dental implants provides the patient.
For starters it reduces a process that can take many months into a one-hour procedure. Using this procedure allows us to avoid incisions in the gums and thus you don’t require sutures or follow up appointment to have sutures removed. Because there is no sutures and no incisions discomfort after the procedure is completed.
This process allows us to tailor teeth that are perfectly fit to your bite while still looking and feeling totally natural in your mouth. You can even eat after this procedure is done.
- Surgery Teeth-in-an-Hour only lasts an hour
- The procedure does not require incisions or sutures
- The discomfort is minimal it takes a few visits to the dentist to complete treatment
- The denture looks and feels natural
- Play functionality and aesthetically pleasing
- Patients can return to normal activities (eg, eating) almost immediately
The Cost of Dental Implants in Mexico
When people are looking for the costs of dental implants, they often think that the price includes the abutment and the porcelain/zirconia crown, here at dental Alvarez when our dentist make a full estimate and treatment plan for you, they include all the components from beginning to end to avoid confusion and misunderstandings. Dental implants have a single price, and abutments and crowns have a separate fee.
Plus, consider the cost of x-rays and CT scan and digital panning, because before any surgical procedure, the dentist must find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants evaluating certain characteristics of your bone, such as height, density and thickness. For our dental laboratory in Tijuana to provide us with the best esthetic and functional results in the implant supported prosthesis, the bases (implants) need to be placed in the best position and with the appropriate angles.
At Dental Alvarez, you will pay about 75% less than what you would pay in the USA! Yet, our materials, technology, and training are all up to US standards.
|Dental Treatments||Dental Alvarez|
|Titanium implant (implant only)||$900 dlls|
|Zirconia implant (implant only)||$1,100 dlls|
|Customized abutment||$450 dlls|
|Metal free implant supported crown (zirconia)||$450 dlls|
Is it Safe Getting Dental Implants in Tijuana?
Simply stated, yes! Dental implants in Tijuana are safe and effective.
The procedure we have mastered with over 35 years of experience high-quality titanium implants because of their favorable mechanical properties, such as weight-to-strength ratio and good biological performance.
A dental implant is the strongest device available to support replacement teeth, and it allows your replacement teeth to feel, look and work naturally.
Also, dental implants are the only restoration method that stimulates your natural tooth root underneath your gum level. As a result, careful planning is essential to ensure that a patient is healthy enough to undergo oral surgery and heal properly.
Our dental office has more than 35 years of experience, making our dental implant procedure painless, efficient, and durable—all of this in a painless, safe, and satisfaction-guaranteed environment.
FAQs About Dental Implants
Is there pain or discomfort during and after the implant procedure?
The surgical procedures are very well protocolized and usually do not cause much or no discomfort—the vast majority of cases are done with local anesthesia.
Only the noise of the instruments and sensations of pressure or palpitation in the area is perceived. In case of the patient’s wishes, the implant procedure can be done under conscious sedation.
During the postoperative period, when anesthesia ceases, the patient may present discomfort and inflammation. To prevent this, the dentist will give the patient a prescription that will need to be followed precisely.
Is it possible to place an implant on the day of extraction or is it necessary to wait?
Everything depends on whether the extraction (s) performed had an infection. If there is no infection and a healthy or unaltered bone bed, it is possible.
In case of infection or alterations in bone quality or quantity, it is advisable to wait a while.
Otherwise, implant treatment can compromise the success or aesthetics of the final results. The length of the waiting period will depend on each patient. Your dentist will let you know before the extraction.
Can I smoke after an implant surgery?
Tobacco can negatively influence the results of treatments with dental implants, even in those cases in which there is no other additional risk factor.
Among the negative effects of smoking, we can mention: Diminution of the blood supply to the bone, the gum, and the mucosa surrounding it; alters the characteristics of the soft tissues of the mouth and other factors.
Can dental implants be placed in a diabetic patient?
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that alters certain functions of the organism, for example, the ability to respond to infections. It is not advisable to place dental implants in patients with uncontrolled disease.
When diabetes is controlled, the patient can normally respond, with good results, and without complications.
Even so, in these cases, the evaluation protocol before treatment and subsequent control should be more exhaustive.
What Patients Say
Had a great experience. Went in to have 3rd molars extracted. Had them both out in about 10 minutes! Felt very comfortable there. They have underground parking, so you don’t have to leave your car on the street. The price was great (compared to U.S. costs). They were very professional. I’ll be back soon for the other side!
Again I have to say the best place for dental work. Amazing staff, dentists, and assistants. I’m a huge chicken when it come to dental work. Not once did I feel uneasy or even pain. I had 8 lower teeth pulled. Go back in November for implants.