Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Leon, Dr. Vega, Dr. Rojas, Dr. Mapula, Dr. Obeso, Dr. Garcia or Dr. Luna or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Leon, Dr. Vega, Dr. Rojas, Dr. Mapula, Dr. Obeso, Dr. Garcia, Dr. Luna or Dr. Borboa can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
We were met with professional,kind and courteous staff members, could not have a better experience ,we were taken care of in a special manner. Our hotel experience and meals were exceptional,as well as being driven back to the facility by a driver.... We truly were made to feel like V.I.P...........Thank you all very much......We are looking forward to our return visit.... God bless you ALL!!!!!!!! GRATIAS
- Theresa S
I live in San Francisco and I had done all the prep work here on the work I needed done - bone graph, implants, root canal, and caps. At first i thought medical tourism was crazy, but I found 5 dentists, and talked to all the offices. I found my Dental Brush to be the most organized, educated, and clear of any of the offices I talked to. I took the plane from SF to San Diego and My Dental Brush picked me up, I spent 5 hours in the dental chair and then, they drove me across the boarder back to the San Diego airport. I had two dentists, the oral surgeon and the root canal specialist. I think the care was as good as I would have gotten in the US. They made sure I was pain free for the operation and understood, I was anxious. I will need to go back two more times, but that is fine. Even better, they take my dental insurance.
- Debbie K
Im very happy with the service the staff are friendly and really professionals
- Biviana R
For something that is so painful as the operation I had, because of the staff, the doctor, and their positive vibes which was in every sense of the doctor's office environment, the pain wasn't truly that bad and I found myself truly relaxed and excited to start this process of dental implants. I look forward to when I return !
- Sandra M