Implant supported Bridge
The implant supported bridge has two implants that hold three teeth that are splinted together. Each crown on the edges attached to the implants are called "Anchor Tooth" or "retainer" and the tooth in the middle is called "Pontic Tooth". The implants require an abutment on top of each one to cement the crowns on. This restoration requires two visits to Costa Rica 4 months apart. The first trip is for the implants placement and the second to restore them with the bridge on top.
FAQ About Implant Supported Bridges
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.
How big can the bridge be made?
The recommended number of units in a bridge is 3 units (teeth) for back molars and 4 units (teeth) for anterior (front) teeth. Many studies show that long bridges have a tendency to fracture.