Why get Dental Implants in Mexico?
Dental Implants in Mexico here at our Clinic Cancun Dental Specialists are done at international level standards. We work only with best brands in Implant Dentistry: Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Bicon, AB Dental Implants, Implant Direct. All brands have the same cost of $900 USD depending on the type of treatment we might suggest a different brand.
In order to get an accurate quote or estimate, please provide us with a Panoramic X-Ray, Periapical X-Ray, Treatment Plan and all pertinent information we might need regarding your case. Ideally, if you are coming for Dental Implants and what to be sure what you will need prior to coming please send us a 3D CBCT X-Ray, this way we can see, plan and have everything ready prior to your arrival. If you don’t have this we will give you the treatment plan and estimate upon arrival and consultation with our Specialists. We are a Certified World Class Dental Tourism Facility, with us you are not a guinea pig we have all the knowledge, equipment, technologies to your treatment in a week time frame. Please contact to our dental coordinators for specific pricing questions and treatment time frames. Below are Before and After pictures, Patient Testimonials, Pre-Op, Post-Op and Price comparison on the treatments. Welcome and thank you for your interest in Cancun Dental Specialists and getting your Dental Implants done in Cancun Mexico.
Price Comparison of Dental Implants between Mexico and U.S./Canada
Why Dental Implants in Mexico?
Lost Teeth leads to bone loss, shifting, moving, changes in your occlusion (bite), Mandibular Joint problems, Difficulty in chewing amongst other problems. The problem with Dental Implants in the U.S. and Canada is the costs, with costs being approximately anywhere from $2,600 USD to $7,000 USD in the U.S. or Canada for a single tooth patients seek affordable solutions. The price of Dental Implants abroad ranged anywhere from $1,100 USD to $3,500 USD for each Implant. At Cancun Dental Specialists we have a set price of $1,500 USD for implant + prefabricated abutment + crown. This price includes like stated above free 3D CBCT scan that usually costs around $250-400 USD in the U.S. or Canada and at least $150 USD in Mexico. 3D X-Rays are needed in order to perform these treatments correctly, it is our responsibility to have all the tools and technology ready for your best treatment this is why we think it’s unfair to pass the cost onto the patient.
Are Dental Implants Different in Mexico?
Dental Implants is a titanium or zirconium biocompatible replacement of the tooth’s anchoring roots. Dental Implants are not the same everywhere, there are different techniques, companies and procedures involved.
At Cancun Dental Specialists we only work with internationally accepted Implants and Techniques.
What Brand of Dental Implant are used in Mexico?
There are literally hundreds of Dental Implant companies and all have their benefits. We work with the following brands of Dental Implants (in order from what we use the most to least):
- Nobel Biocare Replace
- Nobel Biocare Active
- Straumann Bone Level
- Straumann Tissue Level
- AB Dental Implants
- Bicon Dental Implants
We can also restore almost any brand and connection in case you and your Implants placed elsewhere.
How are Dental Implants Placed in Cancun Mexico?
Coordination Prior to arrival for all important information regarding your case.
Consultation at Cancun Dental Specialists:
Planning Stage: Depending on the type of treatment you chose or needed in your consultation will be the planning. All Implant Planning we do on our 3D CBCT Kodak 9300 Machine and Kodak Implant Planning Software. We also use Blue Sky Bio for the Planning of Surgical Guides which are later 3D Printed in office to ensure proper placement of the Implant.
Implant Placement: You will meet with the Implant Specialists and the surgery will last from 30 minutes to 1 hour for a simple case to 2-3 hours for complex cases. If you require sedation please let one of our front desk staff give you all the pre-op instructions and remember not eating or drinking at least 8 hours prior to sedation.
Healing: The process of Osseointegration takes around 6 months. After 6 months you can come to finish your treatment.
Temporary restoration: Please consult with one of our Specialists regarding immediate load or temporary restorations not all patients are candidates. We would not want to compromise or put at risk your Implants if you had infections, severe bone loss, thin or porous bone you might not be candidate for immediate load or temporization in Mexico.
Uncovering Implant: We use Dental laser and custom made healing abutments for uncovering your Implant upon your return for the restorative phase. This helps us in making a nice restoration.
Impression: One of the Restorative Specialists will take an impression of your Dental Implants either digital or the conventional way.
Laboratory: We have a state of the art full service CAD/CAM Dental Laboratory in office. We can make custom titanium abutments, custom zirconium abutments, E-max and many different restorations. We are the only facility in Mexico to have a fully digital work flow.
Cementation: Once our ceramist fabricates the new porcelain crown to exact specifications, we bond the crown to the abutment and the restorative specialist will place your crown.
Candidates for Dental Implants treatment in Mexico?
Getting Dental treatment in Mexico will require a little more than your common Dental visit back home. First, you will need a passport, flight, hotel. đź™‚
Almost all patients are candidates for Dental Implants, sometimes bone grafting might be necessary prior to the Implant placement. This could make your Dental Implant procedure a 3 trip procedures. This will depend on the bone quality and quantity and if you have infections, chronic deseases, etc. Most people are candidates young/old, teeth no teeth. A 3D X-Ray is neccesary for evaluating and diagnosing correctly all implant treatments. If on the 3-D X-Ray you have adequate amount of healthy bone the Implant procedure will be very straight forward and simple.
What Will the Procedure Feel Like?
During the procedure you will feel minor if no discomfort. You can have the procedure either done with local anesthesia or sedation. I.V concious sedation has an extra cost of $500 USD. We recommend this for complex treatment. If you are getting an Implant in one site replacing just one tooth or maybe more local anesthesia is fine. Thanks to minimally invasive techniques and equipment sometimes the Implants can be done in as little of 10 minutes.
In our office we have achieved a nearly 100% success rate for Dental Implant placement. Very rarely an Implant may not take, but this can easily be resolved with a new Implant placement. Dental implants will feel, look, and function like natural teeth. People often tell us they canâ€™t even remember where the Dental Implants were actually placed in their mouth because they really look and feel like natural teeth.
Do Dental Implants Need to Be Replaced?
At Cancun Dental Specialists we have placed over 5000 Implants since we opened our new location. We have a 95% success rate on Dental Implants, We get very complex cases and risky cases where sometimes Implants will need to be replaced or could fail due to systemic or other factors. Patients following aftercare instructions and taking care of there Implants like they would natural teeth will increase greatly the chances of success.
What are the Two Phases of Dental Implants Treatments in Mexico?
Dental Implants are normally done in 2 phases:
- Surgical Phase: Once the Implant is placed the patient will have to wait around 4-6 months before the Implant can be rehabilitated. The time in between visits is called Osseointegration, this is the process where the bone fuses to the Titanium Implants, giving it the needed stability to later withstand the masticatory forces.
- Restorative Phase: There are some cases where it is possible to complete the entire Implant process in one visit, which is called immediate loading. In these cases a thorough evaluation of the patient is needed and it is sometimes hard to tell if the patient is actually a candidate for immediate loading until the actual surgery. This is a procedure that can be better discussed with the Specialists after the physical evaluation so that you can know the probabilities of success.
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Pre Op Instructions
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3 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY
Smoking and Dental Implants don’t go together. Why did you lose your teeth/tooth in the first place. We know smoking can be difficult to quit but we insist that patients stop smoking at least 3 weeks prior to their Dental Implants. In rare cases we might ask you to quit sooner. Smoking can interfere with healing by constricting and decreasing blood flow all over the body which may prevent the wound from healing properly. Do not resume smoking after surgery until you are given permission by our Dental Surgeon.
3 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY
We know you will be on vacation and the all-inclusive bar might be tempting. Please try and stay away from alcohol consumption for a minimum of 5 days prior to your procedure. Alcohol causes increased bleeding, increases the chances of infection, depresses immune functions and may interfere with wound healing.
3 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY (over-the-counter and prescribed)
Please check with your Physician about suspending any medication prior to arrival.
You will be instructed by your surgeon or patient counselor to temporarily discontinue certain medications in the weeks ahead.
Drugs containing ASPIRIN, SALICYLATES, SALICYLAMIDES or IBUPROFEN should be avoided for at least two weeks before and after surgery. Brand names are:
- A.S.A. Enseals
- Alka Seltzer Cold Medicine
- Alka Seltzer Effervescent Tablets
- Advil Anacin with ASA
3 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY
It is important that you maintain a healthy diet. You will be on a soft mechanical diet or some form of a modified diet tailored to your surgery. It is important that you follow these instructions! It is a good idea to stock up on protein supplements like BOOST or Ensure. Various softer foods like well cooked pastas, eggs, soup/broths, and yogurt are also good ideas. We will provide you with a list of dietary suggestions in your post-op packet as well.
2 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY
- All Aspirin and Ibuprofen products including the drugs listed on the enclosed insert.
- All anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e. Ibuprofen) used for arthritis. (Please consult your physician prior to discontinuing).
- All anti-coagulants.
- Vitamin E taken internally.
- If a medication is in question, call our office nurse.
2 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY
- Take a Multivitamin tablet daily. Most multivitamins contain some form of vitamin E, however this is acceptable to take prior to surgery. We do ask that you refrain from taking additional vitamin E.
- Take Vitamin A â€“ 8,000-10,000 units, twice a day. This has well-documented beneficial effects on surgical healing and will also fuel your immune system.
- Take Vitamin C â€“ 1,000 mg., twice a day. This is essential for collagen synthesis, which is part of normal wound healing. Your need for Vitamin C will increase after surgery.
- Take Bromelain â€“ 1,000 mg., twice a day. (Pineapple enzyme â€“ from a health food store) This helps to relieve the swelling associated with surgery. Bromelain: This anti-inflammatory promotes healing.
1 week BEFORE until 2 weeks AFTER procedure
- Eat healthy, regular meals.
- Eat 2 fruits and 3 green vegetables daily (per diet instructions).
- Eat a small amount of protein at each meal.
1 WEEK BEFORE SURGERY
- You may begin taking Arnica Montana
- Take every 8 hours as directed and continue for 10 days.
- Continue taking Bromelain as directed every 12 hours between meals. This anti-inflammatory promotes healing. As an alternative, eat fresh pineapple.
Arnica: Arnica Montana is an herb that grows wild in the Swiss Alps. Also known simply as â€śArnica,â€ť itâ€™s been used in Europe for hundreds of years for the reduction of bruising and swelling and to shorten the recovery period after a physical trauma such as an accident, surgery or injury.
Post Op Instructions
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Standards of good oral hygiene are critical for the success and functionality of the implants and restoration. The best way to prevent infection and ensure healing is to keep your mouth clean. Clean your mouth thoroughly after each meal beginning the day after surgery. Use a soft bristle toothbrush and toothpaste after meals and at bedtime. Use of a dental waterpik is highly recommended to irrigate underneath the denture to flush out debris.
Minimal bleeding is expected after this implant procedure. The best way to stop bleeding is to place a damp piece of gauze in the mouth and gently bite for 30 minutes. Rest quietly with your head elevated. If bleeding continues, use gauze for an additional 30 minutes. Pink or blood-tinged saliva may be seen for 2-3 days following the surgery and does not indicate a problem. Suture material may last 2 to 3 weeks and should be left alone. You will be asked to return to the office for a 2 week follow-up appointment. Any sutures remaining at that time may be removed at the surgeonâ€™s discretion. Do not pull or cut the sutures yourself.
Swelling is the bodyâ€™s normal reaction to surgery and healing. The swelling will not become apparent until 24 hours after surgery and will not reach its peak for 2-3 days. After this time, the swelling should decrease but may persist for 7-10 days. Swelling may be minimized by the immediate use of ice packs. Apply the ice packs to the outside of the face 20 minutes on and then 20 minutes off while awake for the first 24 hours.
Unfortunately, most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort. If you do not have an allergy to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil) we recommend taking this prior to the local anesthetic wearing off. More severe pain may require a narcotic pain medication. Narcotic pain medication will make you drowsy, do not drive or operate mechanical machinery while taking the prescription. Alternate Ibuprofen (2 tablets / 200mg each) and the narcotic medication every two hours if needed. Once you feel like you can stop the narcotic, use Ibuprofen or Tylenol. You may also be prescribed an antibacterial mouth rinse which should be used twice daily in the first two weeks following implant surgery. Post-operative antibiotics should be taken as directed and always take entire course of the prescription. All medications should not exceed the recommended dosage.
After General anesthetic or I.V. sedation, start with liquids. While numb, patients should avoid hot liquids or foods. Your food intake will be limited for the first few days, compensate for this by increasing your fluid intake. We recommend high protein shakes/smoothies (Ensure, Special K, etc.) as meal replacement supplements. Patients are restricted to a SOFT CHEW diet for the first 6 weeksâ€¦ if food cannot be easily cut with a forkâ€¦ DO NOT eat it!
For the first 48 hours you should rest and relax with no physical activity. After 48 hours, you may resume activity as tolerated.
- Ice Cream
- Scrambled Eggs
- Cream of Wheat / Oatmeal
- Mashed Potatoes
- Cottage Cheese
- Ice Chips
- Smoothies / Protein Shakes
Add Soft Foods When Numbness is Gone / Increase Diet as Tolerated
- If the corners of your mouth are stretched, they may dry and crack. Your lips should be kept moist with an ointment such as Vaseline.
- Sore throats and pain when swallowing are not uncommon. The muscles get swollen and the normal act of swallowing can become painful. This will subside in 2 to 3 days.
- Stiffness of the jaw muscles may cause difficulty in opening your mouth for a few days. Do not force your mouth open. Massage the muscles and apply moist heat.
- With upper jaw implant treatment, you may develop bleeding from the nose. This is usually a temporary finding and will not persist past 2 to 3 days. Avoid blowing your nose for several days.
- An appointment with your general dentist may be needed within a few days of surgery to make any adjustments to your temporary denture.
- Your case is individual as no two mouths are alike. Discuss all questions or concerns with your oral surgeon or implant coordinator.
A dental bridge can be made in one visit to Cancun. To manufacture the bridge the dentist will have to shave down the adjacent teeth on either side of the missing area. These teeth will act as the retainers for the bridge.
If there is no adjacent tooth to support a complete bridge, a possible option would be to make a cantilever bridge. This is when there in only 1 Retainer tooth and 1 Pontic.
Partial Denture / Flipper
A flipper can be used to cover missing teeth if the implant or the bridge option is not for you. With a flipper, you will be able to restore the area aesthetically without compromising adjacent teeth or doing surgery.