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Mini Dental Implants

Not invasive and stabilizes loose dentures immediately

Mini dental implants are the best option if you already wear dentures and are looking for a fixed solution in Mexico. They are also used in our clinic as “transitional implants”, meaning that we can place mini implants to support a fixed denture (Snap on) while we let the regular implants osseointegrate. Mini dental implants are about half the size of regular implants.

In normal mini dental implant cases, we will be able to use an immediate load technique to support a Snap on denture. Mini implants may not be ideal for you if you need multiple extractions or if you have severe bone loss.

Mini Dental Implants Benefits

Benefits to use
Mini Dental Implants

Increase Mini Implant Patient Acceptance
Better Life Quality
Reduced Maintenance
Noninvasive
Increase Mini Implant Patient Acceptance

By eliminating bone augmentation, the patient acceptance for mini implant treatment increases.

Better Life Quality

With our mini dental implants, you enjoy a better quality of life if you are an edentulous patient, because of the higher secure fit of the removable dentures.

Reduced Maintenance

Excellent resistance to wear. Space-saving design.

Noninvasive

Less invasive treatment plans (faster healing and less postoperative discomfort).

Mini Dental Implants Patient

Mini Dental Implants Before and Afters

Check out our patients before and afters. Most treatments are provided on two trips of seven days stay in Cancun. Affordable mini dental implants without compromise.

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Why get Mini Dental Implants in CDS

CLINICAL BENEFITS
  • Experience, expertise and innovation (more than 10,000 treatments).

  • U.S. licensed dentist and specialists in each area of dentistry.

  • Multiple full dentures solutions available using mini dental implants.

  • Largest equipped clinic in Mexico.

  • Protocols and streamlined processes for successful treatment in short time frames.

  • Solutions for all budgets and cases.

  • Written guarantee and warranty for patients.

  • Proven success rates in excess of 93% – Full Mouth implant treatments.

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

We do not charge 3D CBCT X-Rays, Periapical X-Rays, intra-oral scanning, surgical guides, models, medications and even transportation from the airport, and to your hotel and appointments in Cancun. We offer you state-of-the-art facility with specific technologies to do these treatments accurately in short time frames.

DENTIST QUALIFICATIONS
Dentist quialifications

D.D.S. M.S. A.E.G.D. Irma Gavaldon is a graduated from two of the top dental schools in North America: UNAM, Mexico’s most recognized college, and the University of Michigan, where she received her AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) in a two-year program, plus her Master’s Degree in Restorative Dentistry.

EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY

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 (Dinamic Navigation for Dental Implantation), surgical guides, and our own full-equipped CAD/CAM laboratory.

QUALITY MATERIAL
Mini Dental Implants by Straumann

The Straumann mini dental implant is placed and then immediately loaded with the removable denture. The procedure is minimally invasive, which reduces the level of discomfort for patients and reduces the healing time.

Mini Dental Implants Cost

Possibles Additional Costs

As a result of a dental valorization some additional treatment procedures can happen

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Treatment Process

Surgical phase step by step

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Step 1
Consultation with our Dental Specialists

Oral and systemic health assessment • Facial esthetic evaluation • X-Rays, Panoramic, 3D CBCT Scan (full in-house equipment for this treatment) • Wax-up (important for an aesthetic outcome for your implant treatment) • Informed consent (copy located at the bottom of page) • Treatment options (restoration materials, implants) • Treatment alternatives

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Step 2
Preoperative planning for the best outcome

Our specialists always plan these cases with the most advanced implant planning software • Instruction and motivation on maintaining a proper oral hygiene (antibacterial mouthwash, such as Chlorhexidine 0.12% is recommended) • Record of maxillomandibular relations and occlusion • Impression used for fabricating the provisional prosthesis •Surgical template (guide) 3-D printed in-office • Medication (antibiotics and sometimes sedatives)

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Step 3
Anesthesia Options – No pain dentistry

Local anesthesia is always required (at no cost) • We recommend conscious sedation for these procedures (certified anesthesiologist $500 USD) • Pill Sedation (at no cost) • Choose what option is best for you

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Step 4
Preprosthetic surgery

Teeth extraction, Alveoloplasty: bone leveling removal of infected tissue • Alveolectomy: when ridge crest is displayed during smiling • Bone grafting procedures.

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Step 5
Implant placement

Implant number, position and design (diameter, length) • Usually, first the mesial implants are placed and last the distal implants • Exposure of implant site – flap or flapless technique

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Step 6
Additional surgical procedures

Bone grafting (socket grafting, with autograft and synthetic alternatives, with or without membrane) • Suture

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Step 7
Interim prosthesis

Abutments selection (angulation) • Impression and record of maxillomandibular relationship • Design – dental arch length (number of teeth, usually 12 per arch)

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Step 8
Postoperative instructions

Radiological exam • Instructions for oral hygiene, diet (soft diet, for at least 10 weeks) and medication (antibiotics, analgesic drugs) • Informing about the need to make an appointment if bleeding, pain, implant mobility, detachment or damage of the prosthesis occur • Establishing the next appointment

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Step 9
Definitive prosthesis

Design – dental arch length (number of teeth, usage of cantilever extremities) occlusion scheme, fixation type as occlusal screw-retained • Materials

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Step 10
Maintenance

Regular check-ups • Addressing complications

Mini Dental Implants Pre-Op instructions
before coming to Cancun

Don’t Smoke
Don’t Drink
Prepare the list of medications
Take a look at your fridge
Discontinue two weeks before until two weeks after surgery history
Start two weeks before till two weeks after surgical procedure
Get rest and appropriate nutrition
Keep filled your prescriptions
Don’t Smoke
history Before surgery (three weeks)

Smoking and mini 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 three weeks before their mini dental implants. On unusual occasions we would ask you to stop smoking sooner, because it can interfere with your recovery, by reducing blood flow, which may also prevent the wound from a nicely healing. You should not smoke until our dental surgeon authorizes you.

Don’t Drink
history Before surgery (three weeks)

We know you will be on vacation and the all-inclusive bar might be tempting. You must stay away from any alcoholic beverage for a minimum of five days before your procedure. Alcohol causes increased bleeding, and the chances of infection, as well as depress immune functions and might interfere with wound recovery.

Prepare the list of medications
history Before surgery (three weeks)

Over-the-counter and prescribed

Please check with your physician about suspending any medication prior to arrival.

Our dental surgeon or dental coordinator will inform you to temporarily stop some medications within the weeks ahead.

Take a look at your fridge
history Before surgery (three weeks)

It is essential that you maintain a healthy food plan. You will be on a soft mechanical diet or modified and adapted to your surgery, so you must follow these instructions. Get protein supplements like Ensure or Boost, as well as soft foods like well-cooked pastas, yogurt, eggs, broths and soup. We will provide you with a list of dietary suggestions in your post-op packet as well.

Discontinue two weeks before until two weeks after surgery history
history Before surgery (two weeks)
  • You must consult with your physician before discontinuing any medication.
  • Any anti-inflammatory drugs for arthritis, (remember to consult your physician).
  • Any kind of anti-coagulants.
  • Vitamin E took internally.
  • If you have any doubt about these medications, please contact us.

IMPORTANT! These medications may cause excessive bleeding.

Start two weeks before till two weeks after surgical procedure
history Before surgery (two weeks)

During this period, we recommend you to take:

  • A multivitamin tablet – daily (most multivitamins contain some form of vitamin E, but is suitable to take before surgery. We will ask you to avoid taking any extra vitamin E).
  • Vitamin A – twice a day: 8000 to 10,000 units (this has well-documented beneficial effects on surgical healing and also will help your immune system).
  • Vitamin C – two times a day: 1000 mg (after your surgical procedure your need for vitamin C will increase, and it is important for collagen synthesis, that helps to wound recover).
  • Pineapple enzyme – twice a day (you find it on health food stores and it is a great help to relieve the swelling related to a surgical dental procedure. This anti-inflammatory promotes healing).
Get rest and appropriate nutrition
history efore surgery: One week, until two weeks after surgery

You must eat:

  • On each meal: a small amount of protein.
  • Daily: three green vegetables and two fruits (according to diet instructions).
  • Frequently: healthy meals.

IMPORTANT! Your food plan can useful resource healing remarkably and decrease swelling and pain.

Keep filled your prescriptions
history Before surgery: One week
  • You may begin taking a topical anti-inflammatory every eight hours as directed and continue for 10 days.
  • Every 12 hours between meals, take pineapple enzyme as directed (it is an anti-inflammatory and helps to heal). Fresh pineapple is a good alternative.

Mini Dental Implants
Post-surgery Instructions

Your oral hygiene
About bleeding
Swelling
In case of pain
Your diet
Activity
What to eat/drink for the first six weeks
Additional Information
Your oral hygiene

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. The use of a dental Waterpik is highly recommended to irrigate underneath the denture to flush out debris.

About bleeding

After a mini dental implant surgery is normally pink or blood-tinged saliva for two or three days and does not indicate any problem, even minimal bleeding is expected. In this case, the best way to stop it, is by placing a damp piece of gauze and softly bite for 30 minutes while rest keeping your head elevated. In case the bleeding continues, repeat the gauze step for an additional 30 minutes. The suture material may last from two to three weeks, and you should not pull or cut the sutures by yourself.

Swelling

After any surgery, swelling is a normal reaction of the body and the first step to healing. In the beginning, swelling will not become visible until 24 hours after your mini dental implant surgery, and couldn’t reach its peak for two or three days. After this period, the swelling decreases but may persist from seven to 10 days. You can minimize swelling applying immediate ice packs to the outside of the face for 20 minutes on, and then 20 minutes off while awake for the first 24 hours.

In case of pain

First of all, remember that all medications must be prescribed and should not exceed the recommended dosage. Because most oral surgery is followed by some amount of discomfort, the surgeon may suggest taking any anti-inflammatory, non-steroidal medication (only if YOU ARE NOT ALLERGIC to it), before to the local anesthetic wearing off.  In case of intense pain, you should require calm pain medication under prescription, which will cause you to feel drowsy, so you shall not operate any mechanical machinery or drive while taking the prescription. About the post-operative antibiotics, they must be taken as directed and the entire course of the prescription. For the first weeks after your dental implant surgery, you could also be prescribed an antibacterial mouth rinse and must be used two times a day.

Your diet

We suggest to start with liquids, after a general anesthetic or conscious IV sedation, and must avoid hot meals or hot liquids while numb. The limited food intake that is required for the first days could be compensated by increasing the fluid intake, with high protein shakes to replace meal supplements. For the first six weeks you must follow a soft chew diet, so if you cannot cut easily any food, please avoid eating it.

Activity
history 48 hours after your dental implant surgery

For the first 48 hours after your dental implant surgery, you must rest and relax without any physical activity. After these 48 hours, you should resume activity as tolerated.

What to eat/drink for the first six weeks

Eat:

  • Gelatin
  • Yogurt
  • Pudding
  • Cream of wheat / Oatmeal
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Soups 
  • Ice cream
  • Cottage cheese
  • Applesauce
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Fish
  • Pasta (well-cooked)
  • Pancakes

Drink:

  • Water
  • Popsicles
  • Protein shakes / Smoothies 
  • Juice
  • Milkshakes
Additional Information
When numbness is gone you can increase diet as tolerated by adding soft food.
  • Try to keep your lips moist with special ointments (such as Vaseline) to avoid the corners of your mouth dry and crack.
  • 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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Mini Dental Implants FAQs

Why Mini Dental Implants in Mexico?
Can a dental implant be done sooner?
Can I put implant, abutment and crown at the same time?
Do I have to come back a second time?
Does Dr. Gavaldon do all the work?
What are Dr. Paz’s Credentials?
What guarantee do you have?
What type of implants do you use?
Can you place my dental implants after extracting my teeth?
Can you give me better prices on my mini dental implants in Cancun?
Why Mini Dental Implants in Mexico?

Because by choosing your mini dental implants in Mexico, you will enjoy savings up to 70% off than in the U.S.A. and Canada, state-of-the-art facilities, accurate, faster dental treatments by certified specialists and even travel assistance.

Can a dental implant be done sooner?

The actual implant process is done in one day, but we like to have a few extra days so that we can check on your progress before you go home (five to seven days). The more time you can give us the better (for complicated cases including extractions, full mouth cases, or upper and/or lower dentures needed seven days minimum). 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 your healing correctly before you return home.

Can I put implant, abutment and crown at the same time?

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.

Do I have to come back a second time?

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.

Does Dr. Gavaldon do all the work?

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.

What are Dr. Paz’s Credentials?

We will send Dr. Paz’s credentials to your Email, so you can verify them. He places implants with us on a weekly basis with great results, if you like we can send you a few references.

What guarantee do you have?

We Guarantee our work for up to 5 years.

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.

What type of implants do you use?

We work with Noble Biocare, Straumann, Implant Direct, and MIS. All of these implants are full titanium and are from known and well-respected brands. These are the same implants that the U.S and Canadian dentists use, and is not some cheap material.

Can you place my dental implants after extracting my teeth?

Yes, we can place your dental implants after extracting your teeth, 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 to determine this for certain. In these cases, some bone grafting and the membrane is usually required.

Can you give me better prices on my mini dental implants in Cancun?

We use good quality material on our mini dental implants, so unlike some other clinics in Cancun, we cannot slash our prices.

We also provide all of your transportation once you arrive 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 among others.

Treatment Alternatives

Short Bicon Dental Implants as alternative

Short Bicon Dental Implants

We use the Bicon System of Short Implants in order to take advantage of minimal bone levels and avoid vital structures such as the sinus or mental foramen, which usually require multiple visits.

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