|Q: I like the dentures I wear now but i would like to have the Snap On Dentures. Do I must have new dentures made?
||A: Having new dentures is your decision. If you like your current dentures of you just feel super comfortable with them, then we can adapt them to have O-Rings. That way you will have your current dentures and you will be able to Snap them to your jawbone.
|Q: How do I know if I am a candidate for Mini Dental Implants?
||A: Almost anyone is a candidate for Mini Dental Implants. People with weak gums, missing teeth, denture wearers, etc.
However, Mini Dental Implants are not advised in the following situations:
Uncontrolled diabetes, history of radiation treatment for cancer (this does not include X-rays for diagnostics), substance abuse, Immuno-suppression.
Patients with the following conditions may suffer complications or failure with MDIs: Heavy smoking/drinking habits, Sjorgren's syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, people who clench/grind their teeth and young persons in their growing years.
|Q: Is it a painful procedure?
||A: The procedures is not a painful one, the implants are placed into the bone (which has no nerves) there will be some tenderness around the gums but we will always deal with the appropriate pain management. We place local anesthesia and the pain is minimized. If you are a very anxious patient we have the option of sedation dentistry at an extra cost.
|Q: Will I have temporary dentures during the week of the procedure?
||A: In 80% of the cases, yes. Sometimes, to help the healing process we will advise not to have temporary dentures during those next 6 days after the procedure, if that is not your case, then you will never leave our Clinics without teeth, we understand how important this is to our patients
|Q: How many Mini Dental Implants I need?
||A: For a complete upper Snap On Denture we recommend at least 6. For a lower complete denture we would need 7-8. It all depends on your grinding, size of your jaw, bone shrinking history, etc. After we see you clinically we will let you know your best option.
|Q: How many days in Cancun do I need?
||A: If you wish to adapt your current denture with O-Rings we need you ONE day (When we setup the implant) and teh next morning we deliver your current denture adpated for Mini Dental Implants.
If you want new dentures we need you in Cancun 6-7 days and you will have to come to the clinic 3-4 times for the testing of your dentures.
|Q: Could my body reject the Mini Dental Implant?
||A: It could happen, but it is not up to you, it is up to your body reaction and oral hygiene. There is a 7% of dental implant rejection. It is your natural body reaction that in some cases it will reject the implant with no aparent reason. Remember hygiene is a very important factor and helps avoid rejection. Smokers have higher chances to lose dental implants.
|Q: Could I get an infection for getting Dental Implants?
||A: It can happen if you do not take your antibiotics as prescribed during the procedure. If you are a smoker or if you have poor hygiene. The aftercare of your dental implants is your sole responsability. Dental Implants come laser sterilized and should be no infection.
|Q: If I am a smoker, can I still have dental implants?
||A: Yes you can, but there is a big chance (25%) you will lose it. We give no warranty at all on lost or rejected implants on smokers.
|Q: Will I be able to sleep with my denture?
||A: Yes you can. It is your choice.
|Q: How much does the procedure cost?
||A: $450 US each Mini Dental Implant and $1,200 each upper or lower denture with O-Rings. If you decide your current denture, then a price of $85 US per O-Ring placed on your denture will be charged.
|Q: How much time Mini Dental Implants last?
||A: A lifetime!