What are dental implants? – Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry
You might be wondering what are dental implants. Dental implants are one of the most preferred treatments to restore looks and functionality to your mouth. They are small titanium screws that are set into the bone in the gums (either upper and lower) that will function like the root of your missing teeth. On top of the dental implant the dentists will place an abutment (conector) that will serve as the base for a porcelain crown. All this process can be finished in two phases months apart.
Dental implants are usually made of titanium, but they can also be made out of Zirconia. Titanium is regarded as the best material for implants in the human body because it doesn’t oxide and breakdown like other metals. In the past, steel implants were attempted but these were rejected a lot by the immune system. Instead, the body doesn’t recognize the titanium as a “foreign” body as easily, increasing it’s success rate up to 90%. The surface of dental implants are also porous so the bone tissue and blood vessels around it can bond together. The healing process is called osseo-integration and in can take some months to finalize. This is why the crown is not placed until later, to give the implant a chance to root and anchor itself on the bone of the gums so it can withstand the pressure of chewing and biting.
Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, make a bridge without damaging contiguos teeth or to restore the whole mouth with a bar with teeth or even mini implant dentures. We offer All-on-4, Snap in Dentures and a wide range of implant services.
If you want to know more about what are dental implants and what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you, call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.