Costa Rica Dental Implants

Dental Implants: How Do They Work?

What is a Dental Implant? A specially designed screw made of biologically compatible material that is placed into the upper or lower jawbone to provide support for artificial teeth. Implants are used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or an entire upper or lower arch.

Dental Implants are the closest that you can get to natural teeth, and serve as a useful—and more long-lasting—alternative to dentures. By providing ample support for the artificial teeth, implants help ensure that your new teeth stay in place, all while allowing the bone to heal more tightly around them.

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Why are Dental Implants so important?

Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that both preserves and stimulates natural bone. For example:

  • They allow you to keep your teeth where they belong; and
  • They prevent the compromise, destruction, or damage of adjacent teeth.

Dental implants improve vital processes as eating, chewing, smiling and talking. Above all, they give you multiple functional and psychological benefits.

What are Dental Implants Made Of?

Dental Implants are made of Titanium. This is a strong lightweight biomaterial with the capacity to osseointegrate, meaning it can make a functional connection with the natural bone around it.

Osseointegration is a process in which the jaw bone grows around the implant and holds it in place. The implant fuses with your natural bone and creates a strong and long-lasting foundation. It may take several months for complete Dental Implant integration into the bone, so it’s important to follow proper care protocols after your implant.

Why Get Dental Implants Overseas with Dr. Mario Garita?

Dr. Mario Garita has placed more than 30,000 implants in the last 30 years, using top ranked implant brands such as Nobel Biocare, which offer a success rate of 98%.

When it comes to medical tourism, dental implants are a popular procedure since they can be very expensive in the US. Costa Rican dental implant costs are much lower than you’ll find elsewhere, all while providing the same quality, top-rated materials, and state-of-the-art technologies.

At Mario Garita Dental Clinic we are committed to providing you with the most advanced implant technology and prosthetics available today. We offer a wide range of services for those interested in dental tourism—implants included—and have the expertise and experience you need for peace of mind and great results.

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