Costa Rica Dental Tourism News – According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one half of the American adult population has periodontal disease while more than one fourth of American children are affected by tooth decay which could both lead to tooth loss if left untreated. However, with the current health care system that America has, people who have oral diseases may find it difficult to get the cure they need at the right time.
Thanks to dental implants those who have lost their tooth due to tooth decay, gum disease or even because of sustained injury from an accident still have a chance to have a teeth-like dental prosthetic that can help them gain confidence, eat food without difficulty and feel good about themselves.
You may already have an idea what dental implants are but to be fair to all readers let me answer the frequently asked questions about it.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root fabricated from surgical-grade titanium alloy which has a property to meld with the bone. It is embedded along the jaw to hold in place the replacement bridge or tooth.
What are the benefits of having dental implants?
Since dental implant is made from titanium, they are durable and can last a lifetime. It offers improved comfort and speech since they do not keep on sliding and also makes eating easier. The most beneficial feature of a dental implant is that it helps improve a patient’s overall oral health; the procedure does not require reducing other teeth like tooth- supported bridges does so the remaining natural teeth are left intact. Furthermore, since dental implant fuses with the bone it helps prevent jawbone deterioration.
Who can have dental implants?
Generally, anyone who can undergo a regular dental extraction can have dental implants. However, people who are suffering from diabetes or chronic heart disease, have undergone radiation therapy to the head and neck area and/or are heavy smokers must inform their dentist of their medical condition for better evaluation.
Is dental implant covered by insurance?
At this time, the entire procedure for dental implant is not covered by insurance since it is mostly considered as purely cosmetic. However, some parts of the procedure may be covered like the anesthetic and the crowns that will be used.
What is the success rate of dental implants?
The success rate of the procedure is dependent on the fusion of the titanium with the bone and where along the jaw it is placed. In general though, dental implants have a success rate of 98%
There is a lot of information to digest when it comes to preparing for your dental vacation to Costa Rica. Entry requirements to Costa Rica, how to find a dentist or dental clinic, what to expect for your specific procedure ( dental implants, porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, full mouth restorations and much more) and so much more.
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