You and your husband may go in to see a dentist for totally different problems yet come out with the same answer: get a dental implant! These are becoming the go-to option to fix a variety of dental issues, especially when saving money my travelling to Costa Rica to get your dental procedures accomplished…Say Hello to Dental Tourism!
Dental implants can be used to replace a tooth, as you probably know. They can also now be used to make dentures more stable. Dentures, especially lower ones, are totally frustrating! You fight all day to keep them in place only to find that you need new ones in a few months because your bite changed. You are not the only one this happens to and there is something you can do about it.
An implant-supported denture is a type of over-denture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants.
An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.
The bones in your gums are meant to support your teeth not dentures! If teeth fall out the bone goes away because it’s not needed. There may not be enough bone left after time to continue supporting dentures. Implants will be a better solution for you, most likely.
Your implant-supported denture will be more stable than a regular denture. You will find it easier to speak and you won’t have to worry about the denture becoming loose or falling out of your mouth. You generally will be able to eat foods you could not eat before. However, you will not be able to chew hard or sticky foods because they can damage the denture.
Ask your dentist if an implant could better suit your needs or replace your dentures.
There are only 1 or 2 clinics that The Costa Rican Times recommends due to personal experiences there. One is Costa Rica Dental Team which is the only American run clinic in Costa Rica with the highest standards in service and modern facilities. Saving $2500 or more on dental procedures like dental implants and veneers with a short flight to paradise is becoming more and more popular.
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