What is a dental implant?
In simple terms, it is a support (usually made of metal) which is settled into the jaw beneath the gum. It plays a supporting role for the replacement teeth and is hugely common nowadays. There can be many reasons for which people opt for dental implants which ranges from loss of teeth during an injury or accident to infections attacking the periodontium, commonly grouped as periodontal disease. Basically, there are two types of dental implants.
Types of Dental Implants:
Endosteal Dental Implants:
Most people opt for this group of dental implants which makes use of different shapes of implants such as cylinders, blades and screws. In this process, the implant is directly positioned into the jawbone. Another surgery is done after the nearby gum tissues heal to connect to original implant. It is highly recommended for those with bridges or replaceable dentures.
People with low bone height or unsuited to regular dentures go for subperiosteal implants. It involves a metal structure that is placed onto the jaw below the gum tissue. As the gum tissue heals with time, the implant gets tightened to the jawbone and then the artificial teeth are mounted.
Recommended Dental Clinic in Costa Rica for Implants:
Why Costa Rica for this dental procedure? Well the answer is ver simple, in the USA the cost for a tooth implant is very high compared to other countries, it is so expensive that getting an implant in another country such as Costa Rica is much more affordable than getting it in the USA, and this is including airline tickets and cost of stay.
The quality of the doctors that specialize in this type of dental procedures is the same or even better than in the USA, not to mention the equipment and materials used for the implants, they are top of the line.
We have analyzed various dental clinics in Costa Rica specializing in different dental procedure, and our top pick is Advance Dental. Their head directos Dr Eugenio Brenes is a USA certified specialist in prosthetics & dental aesthetic as well as dental restoration acknowledged by the Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Costa Rica. He took his residency at Loma Linda University, Los Angeles, were he did a four year residency in dental aesthetics and oral restorations.