Dental implants in Tijuana, Mexico are one of the best way to replace missing teeth. Generally, they are titanium screws that are placed in the position where teeth are missing. Titanium has proven to be a metal that the human body generally accepts, and the bone will bond and adhere to, locking it in place. Titanium is the same metal that has been used for many years for procedures such as hip and knee replacements. Dental implants have been in use for many years, and the technology has constantly improved to where there is a very high success rate. our dental implant doctor gives a lifetime guarantee for the implants he places.
Advantages of dental implants:
1.Unlike a fixed dental bridge, the surrounding teeth do not have to be ground down to use as abutments for a bridge. The implant replaces the missing tooth, separately from the surrounding teeth.
2.When a tooth is extracted, at the extraction site, bone loss begins to take place. After a years, the loss will begin to compromise the roots of the surrounding teeth. An implant acts like the roots of a tooth and holds the bone, by stimulating the surround bone tissue to regenerate.
Disadvantages of implants:
1.Implants are more expensive than a fixed bridge, especially if a bone graft is needed.
2.Implant treatments take more time. If a bone graft is needed, often times it has to heal before an implant can be placed, (especially for molars). Once the implant is in place, it will need to heal for 3-4 months before the abutment and crown can be put in place. The whole treatment usually takes from 3 months up to 8 months, depending on whether a bone graft is needed, and the location of the implant. A fixed bridge can be done, generally, in just a couple of days.