Zirconia Dental Implants Mexico
Zirconia is a naturally white material that is strong and carries the same benefits as titanium but is 100% metal-free. This material has already been used for over 40 years for industrial purposes.
At CDS, we know that Zirconia Dental Implants are the perfect choice for patients seeking a Holistic approach to Implant placement, with allergies to Titanium, or for patients who are planning to place Implants in the aesthetic zone of the upper jaw. With Ceramic Implants there is no need to worry long term about any grey areas or shadows showing beneath the Crowns because the actual color of Zirconia is white.
7 Reasons you might choose
metal-free Zirconia Dental Implants
Best Holistic Option for Patients
Ceramic Implants are made from Zirconia—a biocompatible ceramic material that fosters complete assimilation into the jaw bone.
Optimal osseointegration of Zirconia Implants without any signs of inflammation or foreign body rejection. Other scientists have also reported that zirconia is an ideal material for dental implants.
Ceramic Dental Implants are an ideal choice for a Smile you want to show off. Titanium Implants can show through the gums, where metal-free implants look like natural teeth and integrate with the body naturally.
- The white color of Ceramic Implants provides a more natural and aesthetic result for a beautiful smile when compared to metal implants.
- Receding gums will expose portions of the metal implant causing the surrounding gumline to appear blue or gray.
- Gums heal extremely well around ceramic implants compared to metal implants that have 20% less blood flow than natural teeth.
Traditional Titanium Implant Systems consist of two metal components (the implant that’s lodged into the jaw and the abutment that sits above the gumline) joined together with a fixation screw. Micro-movement can occur where these pieces meet when under the extreme pressure of chewing, thus creating warm, moist places where anaerobic bacteria have an opportunity to colonize. It’s a perfect setup for an unfortunate cascade of events to follow: the bacteria release toxins, inducing inflammation around the implant, which can eventually lead to bone loss and the possibility of implant failure.
Over the past decades, more ceramic components have been incorporated into dentistry due to their clinically proven strength and aesthetic benefits. Not only is there a trend to include all-ceramic crowns and implant abutments in treatment plans, but the implant itself is now available in a one-piece design made from biocompatible zirconia.
Zirconia Implants are hypoallergenic, which is not the case with metal implants. Surprisingly, many cases of titanium implant sensitivity show up years after surgery when itchiness and inflammation develop around implant sites. It’s a perfect setup for bone loss and the potential failure of an implant.
Today, there’s a growing number of people who have allergies, skin sensitivities, and compromised immune systems; therefore implantation of metal devices should be seriously scrutinized beforehand, especially since the removal of a titanium implant from jaw bone is not a simple procedure.
The long-term success of Ceramic Implants is one of the most important features of this innovative system. Designed to withstand tremendous masticatory forces, CeraRoot zirconia implants mimic the best of nature with a variety of tooth-like contours and bioinert composition. Zirconia is well known for its durability and inflexibility under pressure, an excellent combination of traits for dental devices.
Overall, Zirconia Implant Patients experience a shorter implant process, along with the potential for a significant increase in comfort and function afterward due to biocompatibility and the strength of Zirconia.
Zirconia is a biocompatible material that is resistant to chemical corrosion, nor will it conduct electricity or heat. As a bioinert material, it will never trigger chemical reactions, migrate to other sites in the body or interfere with the maintenance of optimal oral health.
Titanium is another story. It’s been scientifically proven that a titanium implant will corrode in the wet environment of a mouth, especially if there is more than one metal in the vicinity (such as amalgam fillings, alloy metal crowns, bridges, or gold onlays/inlays) to trigger reactions. Metal corrosion is even more active in the presence of fluoride that is free flowing in some water supplies, toothpaste, and mouthwashes. It literally attacks the surface of the titanium implants.
Before and After
Most treatments are provided in two trips of a 7 day stay in Cancun. Affordable Zirconia Dental Implants without compromise.
Why get Zirconia Dental Implants in CDS
Zirconia implants can be ideal for people who have thinner gingival tissues, and they may be a good solution for people who wish to have a metal-free dental implant. Also, it is extremely rare for people to have allergies to titanium dental implants. However, some people may be sensitive to other metals present in the alloy and could have concerns about having any type of metal in their bodies. The natural white color of zirconia is aesthetically appealing, and zirconia implants can help preserve the bone and promote better gingival health. The gum tissue around ceramic materials tends to be healthier, largely because zirconia is inert and doesn’t corrode. One study assessing Straumann ceramic implants in animals found a reduced pocket depth and higher soft tissue attachment compared to an ordinary titanium implant.
The first zirconia dental implants were a one-piece design that, although hygienic and good for soft tissue health, meant they could not heal underneath the gums. The one-piece design could create problems if chair-side adjustments were required. While zirconia is a very strong material when subjected to compressive forces, its elasticity is quite low. If adjustment is needed, this could lead to the formation of micro-cracks that may ultimately cause the failure of the dental implant. Where a small diameter implant is used, low elasticity might cause problems as the possibility of the implant fracturing may increase. Top implant manufacturers have designed and produced implants to mitigate these risks using high-performance zirconia (Y-TZP). Two-piece zirconia dental implants are now available, making it easier for these dental implants to be left undisturbed while osseointegration is completed. This also allows abutments to be customized, all without compromising the strength of the implant.
We do not charge 3D CBCT X-Rays, Periapical X-Rays, intra-oral scanning, surgical guides, models, and even transportation from the airport, and to your hotel and appointments in Cancun. We offer you a state-of-the-art facility with specific technologies to do these treatments accurately in short time frames.
To diagnose, plan and execute your dental implants treatment accurately and in shorter times, our dental clinic has the following equipment: 3D CBCT Extra-oral panoramic X-Ray machine (a Carestream CS 9200 3D Machine), Intra-oral scanners, NAVIDENT (Dynamic Navigation for Dental Implantation), surgical guides, and our own full-equipped CAD/CAM laboratory.
All Z-SYSTEMS zirconia dental implants are made from TZP- A Bio-HIP® zirconium oxide. The material reaches its flexural strength, which is higher by far than conventionally used titanium.
Zirconium oxide is known to be highly biocompatible, comparable bone integration to commercially pure titanium.
Zirconia Dental Implants Cost
- Surgical Phase
- 1 Piece Zirconia Implant (placement of 1 Zirconia Dental Implant)
- Restorative Phase
- 1 Zirconia Crown
(Zirconia Crown Over Implant)
Possible Additional Costs
As a result of your initial evaluation, certain additional treatments might be necessary to complete your dental work, you can find the prices for them below:
|Simple Extraction||$60 USD per extraction|
|Bone Graft||$200 USD per CC|
|Reabsorbable Membrane||$100 USD per membrane|
|Aveloplasty / Bone Remodeling||FREE charge|
|Intravenous Conscious Sedation / Analgesia||$500 USD|
|Nitrous (Laughing Gas)||$250 USD|
|Local Anestesia||FREE charge|
Step by Step (sugical phase)
Zirconia Dental Implants
before coming to Cancun Pre Ops
history 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.
history 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.
history 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 our surgeon or patient counselor to temporarily discontinue certain medications in the weeks ahead.
history 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 pasta, 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.
history 2 weeks before surgery
- All products including the drugs listed on the enclosed insert.
- All anti-inflammatory drugs are used for arthritis. (Please consult your physician prior to discontinuing).
- All anti-coagulants.
- Vitamin E took internally.
- If a medication is in question, call our office nurse.
history 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 – 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 – 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 Pineapple enzyme (from a health food store), twice a day, this helps to relieve the swelling associated with surgery. This anti-inflammatory promotes healing.
history 1 week before until 2 weeks after surgery
- Eat healthy, regular meals.
- Eat 2 fruits and 3 green vegetables daily (per diet instructions).
- Eat a small amount of protein at each meal.
history 1 week before surgery
- You may begin taking topical anti-inflammatory
- Take every 8 hours as directed and continue for 10 days.
- Continue taking Pineapple enzyme as directed every 12 hours between meals. This anti-inflammatory promotes healing. As an alternative, eat fresh pineapple.
Zirconia Dental Implants
Post Op Instructions
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. The suture material may last 2 to 3 weeks and should be left alone. Do not pull or cut the sutures yourself.
Swelling is the body’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 we recommend taking this prior to the local anesthetic wearing off. More severe pain may require narcotic pain medication. Narcotic pain medication will make you drowsy, do not drive or operate mechanical machinery while taking the prescription. 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 the 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 weeks… if food cannot be easily cut with a fork… DO NOT eat it!
history 48 hours after surgery
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.
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Zirconia Dental Implants FAQs
We ask for a minimum of 5-7 days but the more time you can give us the better (for complicated cases including extractions, Full Mouth cases, or upper and/or lower Dentures needed 7 days minimum).
The actual implant process is done in 1 day, but we like to have a few extra days so that we can check on your progress before you go home. We like to factor in a small margin of error in case you need your denture adjusted or to fix a loose stitch, whatever the case may be.
We are not the type of clinic to get you in and out of the door as soon as possible, The doctors want to make sure that you healing correctly before you return home.
This is called immediate load and it is possible for people who are candidates. You must have very good bone quality but even then, we cannot tell if you are eligible for an immediate load until the actual surgery.
If it is possible and this is what you want then we will do so, but if the risk of failure is too high we will not risk it. We want the best outcome for your case.
Yes, the implant needs time to integrate with the bone before we can rehabilitate it. This usually takes about 4-6 months.
If you cannot come back what we can do is send you home with the corresponding abutment so you can have it placed at home when you are ready.
Our clinic is a specialty clinic, so you will be dealing with our Maxillofacial surgeon and implant specialist Dr. Javier Paz.
Dr. Gavaldon is our restorative specialist and the one who will be restoring your implants.
Dr. Javier Paz has many years of experience in oral surgeries and has had great results in the time he has been with us.
I will send them to you in an email so that you can verify them for yourself. He places implants with us on a weekly basis with great results if you like I can send you a few references.
We Guarantee our work for 5 years. If there is a problem that arises due to a fault on our end we will give you free accommodations on your return and replace the implant at no cost.
We are very responsible in each case we handle. This is why we work only with trained specialists, to make sure that your work is done correctly and to avoid any hassles in the future.
We work with Zirconia Implants (ceramic implants) by Z-SYSTEMS which is the global leader in ceramic implants.
Yes, this is possible, but it would depend on your remaining bone structure after extraction. In a lot of cases, we will place the bone graft and implant after extracting the tooth.
We would have to see an x-ray in order to determine this for certain. In these cases, some bone grafting and the membrane are usually required.
We use good quality material, so unlike some other clinics, we cannot slash our prices.
What we can do is offer you a 10% discount on cash payments and a 5% discount on payments via Wiretransfer.
We also provide all of your transportation once you arrive here in Cancun so that you do not have to spend extra cash on taxis and buses.
Also, keep in mind that our prices are all-inclusive, so we do not charge you for periapical x-rays, consultation, dental-related tests, specialist fees, taxes, etc.
Titanium has the best osseointegration rates in Implant Dentistry and has years of studies showing positive results. Titanium Implants used in our practice include Straumann, Nobel Biocare, Bicon, MIS, amongst others. A full evaluation including 3D X-Rays will determine which brand and size would be best for your case.