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If you are missing multiple teeth, consider replacing them with implant supported dental bridges in Los Algodones, Mexico. For more information contact us through our FREE estimate form.
Benefits of getting Dental Bridges in Los Algodones
- Los Algodones is a border town, close to Yuma, Arizona, which makes it easily accessible to both Americans and Canadians.
- Savings play a big role in deciding which place is the best for your dental treatment. You can SAVE 70% if you choose to get your dental bridges here.
- You can enjoy a Baja vacation along with your dental trip and shop at local markets.
- Get a TWO YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON YOUR DENTAL WORK (terms and conditions apply).
Dental Trip – FAQ
How do I reach Los Algodones?
The border town can be easily reached via the international border at Andrade, California from the U.S. side. Take Interstate 8 and then exit the State Route 186/Andrade Road to the border crossing point at Andrade, California.
Where can I park my car?
Algodones Dental Center (ADC) has its own parking facility located just a few blocks from the border crossing and it is available FREE of charge for our clients.
What are my lodging options?
Hotel Hacienda is the only hotel in Los Algodones and is available to our dental clients for special tariffs. Under our special promo, you get a 3-night stay for free for any dental work exceeding $2,000.
What are the border crossing timings?
Andrade border crossing is open from 6 A.M. to 10 P.M.
What documents are required for crossing the border?
|Documents required to enter Mexico1,2||Documents required to re-enter the USA|
|You must present a valid U.S. passport or passport card.
An entry permit or Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM) (when traveling 25 km further into Mexico from the border).
For entry by air, Mexican immigration regulations accept the U.S. passport card.
|All U.S. citizens traveling outside of the United States by land or sea are required to present a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document, such as a passport or a passport card, to return to the United States.
Travelers flying from Mexico to the United States must present a valid U.S. passport.
Children aged 18 and under will need to present a birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or a passport to enter the US.
|Entering/Exiting Mexico – CANADA|
|All Canadian citizens need a valid passport to enter Mexico.
All Canadians entering Mexico either by plane or land should have A TOURIST CARD filled out and have it stamped at their first port of entry.
Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM) (for travel beyond the border zone – about 25 km from the border crossing).
|Canadian travelers visiting Mexico with children should carry:|
|A valid passport for each child
The child’s birth certificate
If a child is traveling alone or with a third-party of legal age, a letter of authorization signed by the other parent, or both parents, as the case may be
Why get Tooth Bridges at ADC?
We offer affordable packages for partial and full mouth restoration in Los Algodones with tooth bridges. Some of the highlights of our dental clinic in Los Algodones are:
- Intraoral camera
- The latest KaVo Everest CAD/CAM Technology for fabricating dental prostheses
- Membership of the American Dental Association (ADA)
- CT-Scan, panoramic x-rays and digital periapical x-rays on site for better diagnosis
- Doctors affiliated to the ADA, AAID, ICOI, and CCDCR
- State-of the-art full service on-site dental laboratory
- The most-technologically advanced dental implants technology
- Bilingual and professional dental team; in fact we make sure there is at least one English-speaking staff member present in the OT while you get treated for an experience free of language barriers
- Personalized travel services
- Concierge services
- We provide free airport-hotel-clinic shuttle services (terms and conditions apply)
- Sterilization room system
- Filtered water
Payment for Dental Bridges can be made through
- Cash or Cashier’s Check
- Credit Cards
- Dental Loans
- Online Payments/Transfers
Benefits of Dental Bridges
A dental bridge, sometimes called a fixed partial denture is used to “bridge” the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges like implants and dentures are used to replace missing teeth. It consists of two crowns one on each side of the gap. These two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth with a false tooth or teeth (called pontics) in between. Some benefits include:
- Restore smile and the ability to chew and speak correctly
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by providing artificial teeth
- Maintain the shape of your face
Studies suggest a success rate of over 90%3,4. Pozzi A, Tallarico M and colleagues suggest a survival rate of 100% for both implants and prostheses. In another study conducted by B C Muddugangadhar and colleagues, fixed dental prostheses have a success rate of 94.5%. The following image shows clinical reliability of CAD/CAM cross-arch zirconia bridge.
Types of Bridges
Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. They can be made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth.
Maryland bonded bridges/Resin-bonded Bridge are made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal or porcelain framework.
- If you have teeth to support the bridge, the dentist will prepare them to receive one.
- Dental implants may be surgically placed if you don’t have teeth to support a dental bridge. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is inserted into the jawbone to replace the missing root. The implant acts as an anchor to hold an artificial tooth or bridge in place.
- Impressions (molds) are taken to make a model of your teeth. The model is used to make a customized artificial tooth and crowns. This is called a bridge.
- A temporary bridge will be placed to protect the exposed teeth and gums.
- You will be given your customized bridge in the second visit.
What is the difference between a denture and a bridge?
|Requires minimal tooth preparation, sometimes none at all.||The teeth are prepared by removing some enamel to make place for the crown.|
|It is removable.||It is not removable, can only be removed by a dentist.|
|Requires more dental visits as compared to bridge for occlusion correction.||No such visits are required as impressions are taken before and fitted to the implant surface.|
|Uses clasps for retention.||It does not use clasps for retention.|
|Derives its retention from clasps, abutment teeth, and the alveolar bone.||A bridge relies on the abutment teeth for retention.|
Factors Affecting Success of Fixed Dental Prostheses (FDP)
The success of tooth bridges depends on many factors such as crown length and available bone. If the crown length is poor, retention will be poor and in order to increase the retention crown lengthening may be required. The success of a dental bridge depends upon:
- The number of missing teeth to be replaced
- The periodontal condition of the adjacent teeth
- The number of adjacent tooth prepared
- Bonding of the bridge to the tooth
- The material used to fabricate the bridge
It may take a few weeks for you to adjust to the new bite with the bridge. It may need some minor adjustments to settle down. Here are a few points to keep in mind:
- Specially designed floss should be used to clean it to prevent decay or gum disease starting on the abutment teeth.
- Wear a night splint if you grind or clench your teeth.
- You need to be extra careful while eating as to not putting pressure on them. It is recommended to avoid eating hard foods like apple and nuts.
- Pay special attention to your oral hygiene and diet.
Number of Appointments Required
Usually two-three appointments are required.
A dental bridge with Algodones Dental Center, Mexico, will involve a consultation with the dentist to determine whether a bridge is a good option for you. The dentist will take X-rays to determine tooth and bone health. For its successful placement it is important that your gums are in good health.
Modern day dentistry aims to restore normal functions related to speech, aesthetics and oral health in the edentulous. There are numerous harmful consequences of missing some or all of your teeth including:
- Change in facial esthetics resulting in sagging and older looking skin
- Difficulty to chew your food and the way you speak.
- Change in occlusion (bite)
- Shifting teeth
- Finally, it has emotional consequences resulting in low confidence levels.
However, dental treatment, especially in countries such as the United States and Canada, can be quite cost-prohibitive. To circumvent the high costs, one can consider traveling to Los Algodones in Mexico which is a mecca for pocket-friendly dental procedures.
For more information on getting a tooth bridge in Los Algodones, Mexico fill in the contact form on the right.
- Pozzi, A., Holst, S., Fabbri, G. and Tallarico, M. (2015), Clinical Reliability of CAD/CAM Cross-Arch Zirconia Bridges on Immediately Loaded Implants Placed with Computer-Assisted/Template-Guided Surgery: A Retrospective Study with a Follow-Up between 3 and 5 Years. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, 17: e86–e96. doi: 10.1111/cid.12132
- Muddugangadhar BC, Amarnath GS, Sonika R, Chheda PS, Garg A. Meta-analysis of Failure and Survival Rate of Implant-supported Single Crowns, Fixed Partial Denture, and Implant Tooth-supported Prostheses. Journal of International Oral Health : JIOH. 2015; 7(9):11-17.