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Dental Implants in costa rica

Dental Implants

A Dental Implant is a Titanium Screw that functions as a prosthetic device to replace a missing tooth.

In other words; a Dental implant is a Medical Grade Titanium Screw that is placed in the patient's mouth to replace the root of a missing tooth. It will hold the abutment where the crown is cemented after the 4 month healing process that is known as "osseointegration". The dental code is D6010 Surgical placement of implant body: endosteal implant. We only use FDA approved Dental Implants.

Implants can be used to replace one tooth or many. Dental Implants can be used to replace three or more teeth with an implant supported bridge. Dental Implants can be also placed to anchor a special type of dentures called hybrid dentures. Those Implant Supported Dentures are widely known as All On 4.

FAQ About Implants

What is a Dental Implant?

We can say that a Dental Implant is a prosthetic root made out of titanium that is placed to support or hold a crown replacing a missing tooth. In other words, a dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically placed in the patient’s mouth that serves as a base to attach an abutment and then the crown. It takes about 4 months for the implant to bond with the bone in a process called osseointegration.

What is the cost of a Dental Implant?

Our Dental Implants have a cost of $ 850 per unit, the price includes the doctor fees as well. Most Dental Implants are placed in one single appointment with local anesthesia.

Can I have the Implants done Under Sedation?

Absolutely, any patient that wants to have the implants under I.V. Sedation can have it. It has an average cost of $ 500 to have the implants placed with I.V. Sedation.

Is there any information I should provide to the Doctor before having a Dental Implant placed?

Yes, the doctor needs to know about any medical condition and all of the medications you take, blood thinners are the first ones that need to be mentioned. It is also vitally important to inform the doctor  about your allergies. 

Can the implant be placed after the extraction?

It can be done in very specific cases. The specialist would need to evaluate the images to determine if the implant can be placed after the tooth has been extracted. It could be done on front teeth as those have one single cone shaped root that allows the doctor to prep the area to receive the implant. This process needs a bone graft around the implant to help the bone with the osseointegration. The implants can't be placed after extracting back molars as those have multiple roots and it has to be grafted and wait until it heals before the implant can be placed.