Immediate Load Dental implants: 650 to 2500 US Dollars;
(Dental implant quote covers all the dentistry and logistics costs at the destination)
Costa Rica [Dental Clinic with 90% clients from Abroad]
El Salvador [US Board-Certified Dental Surgeon & Implantologist]
India [US JCI-Accredited hospital & a Clinic run by Board-Certified Dentist]
Mexico [Reputed Dentist in Various Locations]
For over 20 years, dental implants have been a source of light for many who have suffered lost or bad teeth. Traditional dental implants involve placing the implants and providing the tooth restorations after 3 to 6 months. This is because the gums and bones must heal for that period of time before permanent false teeth can be attached.
However, this leaves the patients with no teeth or temporary crowns which are not only uncomfortable but also make the patient lose some of their beauty. Many patients find this tedious and intimidating and many patients decide to forego the idea of dental implants and cope with the hassles of bad teeth.
Immediate load dental implants bring a ray of hope to these patients. This procedure, which is gaining in popularity as much as dental implants, involves placing implants in patients and performing tooth restorations either on the same day or within a day or two. This way, the treatment is accelerated and the patient does not have to sport a goofy look without some of the teeth.
Same Day Load Dental Implants — Procedure
Same day implants (also known as immediate load dental implants) are not complex procedures but they do involve fulfilling certain criteria. There is a minimum amount of bone that is required and the placed implant has to be in a position to resist a minimum of 40 ncm of force. The dentist has to adjust the temporary crown in a manner to avoid any kinds of forces on it during function. Fulfilling these criteria helps the bone to develop around the implant.
A crucial success factor in immediate load implants is removing the tooth effectively but without removing any bone in the process. A thin instrument called a periotome, is employed to separate the root from the bone. The socket for the implants will be prepared with sequentially sized bone drills designed for perfect placement of the implant. The implant is placed and tested for fragility by applying suitable force with the help of a torque wrench.
This is followed by an immediate abutment and temporary crown. This process is called Osseo Integration. In the previous stage, the dentists make sure that the implant size and the bone surrounding the area provide enough anchorage for these items. An X-ray is usually taken to confirm the successful implant. The entire process takes about 15 to 20 minutes (for 1 tooth) and in 30 days patients can have their permanent crown fixed.
Same Day Dental Implants Vs. Delayed Implants
Immediate loading implants are being increasingly considered to be a better option than delayed implants. For instance, the tissues and gums surrounding the tooth can shrink in delayed placement. This is a complication as too much shrinking can cause the gums to recede to such an extent that it creates an unnatural looking gum line when the dentist tries to place a tooth. Same day dental implants don not possess these kinds of complications.
It should also be noted that although dental implants present much better results than dental bridges, they may not suit everyone. Patients with periodontal disease, bone loss in the site of implant and compromised immune system: such as HIV, diabetics, and lupus cannot be candidates of immediate loading dental implants.
Immediate Load Dental Implants — Costs
The costs for this procedure can alter depending on the number of implants required by the patient. Same day implants, at least for the time being, are very expensive in the United States.
If patients find this cost expensive and beyond reach then countries like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, India and Thailand offer a ray of hope. The costs in these countries for immediate load dental implants are reduced by 50-60%.
The clinics in these countries are on par with U.S. and U.K. facilities. Low cost treatment does not translate into low quality treatment. In many of the countries, the equipment, implants etc are imported from U.S. and the staff are qualified and experienced in using the equipment.
The dentists in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, India and Thailand have exposure to international clients and have many satisfied overseas former patients. The dentists are well renowned in their respective fields and are active in academic pursuits and research journal circles.
Medical Tourism Corporation facilitates affordable same day dental implants at many international locations including Mexico, India, El Salvador, & Costa Rica. Fill out the free estimate request form for a free quote & more information.