What exactly is a dental implant?

Dental implants in Tijuana are the best solution when it comes to replacing lost teeth.

They are titanium screws that through minor surgery are placed in the jaw bone and replace the root of the missing tooth.

Then the restoration is placed on them, usually a custom made crown that has the appearance and function of a natural tooth.

Why is it convenient to replace the missing pieces?
The loss of a tooth is often followed by the loss of bone in the maxilla. This can lead to more serious problems in relation to the bite and consequently with the facial appearance.

How is a dental implant placed?
In the first place, it is necessary to perform, by means of radiographic tests, the study of the state of the bone where the implant will be placed.

The placement procedure begins with the application of anesthesia in the area to be treated, then proceeding to prepare the bone where the implant will be lodged. This preparation is carried out by means of a sequence of cutters with the shape of the implant that are inserted from the lowest to the highest until the exact housing where the implant will go will be created.

Finally, the implant will be placed and if it has been necessary to open the gum, the wound will be closed with stitches.

Does the placement of an implant hurt?
As in all surgical procedures, small discomforts may be felt after surgery. However, for most patients the pain after an implant is completely tolerable.

Even so, once the intervention is over, the specialist will prescribe analgesic medication to help alleviate any type of subsequent discomfort.

How will I feel after the implant placement?
Sometimes it is normal for a small bruise or swelling to appear in the soft tissues and gums.

Normally, discomfort or pain requires nothing more than an analgesic. Even so, if necessary, the specialist can prescribe more potent medication.