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Dental Implants in Algodones - Mexico

Dental Implants in Los Algodones

Dental implants, artificial tooth root devices that effectively replace missing teeth, have changed the face of modern dentistry over the last three decades.

Based upon the principal of osseointegration, a process in which it fuses naturally with the jaw bone, a dental implant provides the strength and permanence of a natural tooth.

We offer comprehensive and affordable packages for dental implants in Los Algodones, Baja California near the borders of both California and Arizona.

Additionally, we also offer  porcelain veneers, bridges and  full mouth restoration in Los Algodones at our state-of-the-art dental center. Sinus lift is also available for those who need bone grafting.

Here is an interesting 3D animation video which shows the placement of a dental implant:

Cost of Various Implant Procedures

Implant Procedures

Cost*

All on Four Implants with fixed acrylic bridge (upper arch or lower arch)

$8,950

All on Six Nobel Biocare Implants (upper arch or lower arch)

From $7,980

Single Tooth Implant

From $750

*Prices are subject to change. Contact us via the quote-form on the right for the latest information.

Why Los Algodones for Implants?

BIG SAVINGS

Dental Implants in Los Algodones, Mexico cost about 70% less as compared to the prices in United States and Canada.

LOCATION

It is a border town located in the northern most part of Mexico and the city of Yuma, AZ is only seven miles away.

CASE MANAGERS TO MAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE HASSLE-FREE
Our experienced case managers will help you all through the trip and answer all your queries.

WARRANTY (Terms & Conditions Apply)

Two-year full warranty on your dental work.

Facilities at Algodones Dental Center

  • KaVo Everest CAD/CAM
  • CT-Scan, panoramic x-rays and digital periapical x-rays on site
  • Intraoral camera & laser equipment
  • More than 20 dentists
  • On-site dental Lab
  • Experienced dental staff
  • Only a couple of blocks from the border crossing
  • An active member of the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Honored with the IPSC “International Patient Services Certification” by the MTA (Medical Tourism Association)

Reception Area at Algodones Dental Center

Documents Required

You will be required to send the following for proper evaluation:

  • Dental Cone Beam CT scan, also known as 3D dental tomography, in a compact disc (mandatory for implant evaluation)
  • Panormaic x-rays in digital format (required for crowns and bridges)
  • You may also send periapical x-rays, digital pictures, etc for further evaluation
  • List of medications you are currently taking
  • If you have medical condition such as diabetes or cardiac problems, make sure you convey the office about it

The above mentioned will help us come up with an accurate quote and treatment plan. Our case manage will guide you further on the formats and how to go abut sending the reports.

Other Information for Dental Tourists

When to visit?

The best time to visit Los Algodones is winters i.e. December-March. Beware, border crossing can be burdensome because of extended waiting times.

Getting There

Flying Driving
The closest airport is in Yuma (YUM), though other alternates like flights to Palm Springs (PSP), Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) and San Diego (SAN) are also available. Los Algodones is located 7 miles south of Yuma, Arizona off Interstate 8 and travel down Route 186.The actual border crossing is at Andrade, California. The Andrade border crossing opens daily at 6:00am and closes at 10:00 pm
You can take a taxi from the Yuma Airport to the border costing $20-$30. You may park your car on the US side of the border and walk across to Los Algodones.
Andrade Border Crossing

Andrade Border Crossing

Documents Required to Enter Mexico10, 11

  • You must present a valid U.S. passport or passport card in order to enter Mexico.
  • Mexican authorities at immigration checkpoints require valid travel documents and an entry permit or Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM) (when traveling 25 km further into Mexico from the border).
  • Mexican immigration regulations accept the U.S. passport card for entry by air.
Parking Lot on the US side near Los Algodones

Parking Lot on the US side near Los Algodones

Documents required to re-enter the USA

  • 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.
  • Children aged 18 and under will need to present a birth certificate, naturalization certificate or a passport to enter the US.
  • Travelers flying from Mexico to the United States must present a valid U.S. passport.

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).

Travelling with children

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

What Payment Methods do You Accept?

We accept all forms of payment such as:

  • Cash
  • Personal and travelers’ checks
  • Credit Cards
  • Money Orders
  • Online Transfers
  • PayPal

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a titanium post that replaces the missing tooth root.  Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone to support a crown, bridge or a denture.

Types of Implants

ENDOSSEOUS IMPLANT SUBPERIOSTEAL IMPLANT TRANSOSTEAL IMPLANT
They are placed within the jawbone They are placed on top of the bone They pass through the bone
These implants are usually shaped like a screw and are made of metal or metal covered with ceramic These consist of a metal framework that are attached on top of the jawbone These have a U-shaped frame that passes through the jawbone and the gum tissue

Parts of a Dental Implant

A dental implant consists of:

  • Fixture: The lower part of the implant that is embedded in the jawbone and usually known as the artificial tooth root.
  • Abutment: It lies above the gum line and supports a denture, bridge or a crown. The abutment is placed once osseointegration takes place.
  • Dental Prosthesis/Artificial Teeth: Usually a crown or a bridge; fixed or snap-on dentures may also be used.

Medical Considerations for Implant Placement

Medical conditions such as diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, and bruxism may impact the success rate of dental implants.

Uncontrolled Diabetes
Diabetes mellitus interferes with the process of healing and patients with uncontrolled diabetes are not considered suitable for receiving the treatment1.Reviewing the literature published in the last 10 years, the survival rate for implants in diabetic patients’ ranges between 88.8% and 97.3% one year after placement, and 85.6% to 94.6% in functional terms one year after the prosthesis was inserted9.
Bruxism
Bruxism refers to the habit of clenching and grinding one’s teeth. The excessive forces being directed to the bone-implant can impact the success of the dental implant2.
Medicines/Drug Usage
You must inform the surgeon about the prescribed medicines as they may interfere with the surgical procedure. According to a 2016 pilot study by researchers at the University of Buffalo, antidepressants may increase chances of implant failure by almost four times!12
Peri-implantitis
If this condition is left untreated, it can lead to loss of supporting bone, and eventually implant failure as the process of osseointegration gets disturbed. 4
Age of the patient
Children/Young Adults: Dental implants should be delayed until the age of 18 to 19 years or when the jaw growth is complete5.Older Patients: Old age does present some challenges for placing an implant. Failure to practice oral hygiene and proper implant care can pose danger to long-term implant survival.
Smoking
Various studies report a higher failure rate of implants in smokers compared to non-smokers6. In smokers, marginal bone loss and incidence of peri-implantitis is more after implant placement. To increase implant survival in smokers, it is advised to stop the habit 1 week prior to and up to 2 months after the implant placement.

Dental Implant Survival Rates in Diabetics

Traditional vs. Contemporary Implant Techniques

  Traditional Implants All on 4 Implants
(full arch restoration using 4 implants)
All on 6 and All on 8 Implants
(full arch restoration using 6/8 implants)
Surgery Invasive Less invasive Less invasive
Recovery Time Long recovery time, 18-24 months Healing may take upto 3-6 months Healing may take upto 2-3 months
Avg. Treatment Time 18-20 months 3-6 months including follow-ups 3-6 months including follow-ups
Multiple Surgeries Yes No No
Bone Graft Yes No No

Dental Implant vs. All on 4 Survival Rates

Procedure

  • Before the process of dental implants begins, the oral surgeon administers an anesthetic to numb the area in which the tooth is to be removed.
  • Titanium dental implants are now placed in the jawbone, secured by a temporary dental bridge. Healing time from 3 to 6 months is required. You can expect some swelling in the gums a day after surgery. Medication can be used to lessen the pain. The swelling usually goes off after 4 to 5 days and the surgical area is less painful.
  • The second phase of the treatment begins after osseointegration takes place and implants have bonded with the bone surface.
  • Abutments are attached to the implants and bridge/crowns are placed over the abutments to complete the process.
  • The replacement teeth are usually made to match the enamel color of the patient for a complete natural appearance.

General Guidelines

After Placement

  • Apply ice packs for initial 24 hours.
  • Take antibiotics as prescribed.
  • Avoid brushing the surgical site for 2-3 days and later on use soft bristled brush to clean your teeth.
  • Avoid very hot liquids for 2 days.
  • Avoid hard or sticky foods for 2 weeks.
  • Do not use straw to drink.
  • Avoid pushing your tongue near the implant area for 3-4 weeks.
  • Soft foods like mashed potato and scrambled eggs are recommended for 3-4 weeks.

Things to Avoid

  • Smoking for 2 weeks
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Physical exertion for a week

Recovery rate varies from patient to patient and various factors such as the nature of surgery, age, and individual recovery capacity matter.

Dental Implant Post-op Care

Common After-Effects

  • Mild fever and numbness is common after surgery and usually temporary in nature. Numbness of the lips, chin or tongue usually goes away in a few days.
  • Do not consume anything by mouth if you feel like vomiting or nauseated. Wait for at least an hour and once it subsides begin taking liquids.
  • Be careful while standing and getting up as pain medications tend to make you dizzy.
  • Lips and corners of the mouth may dry and crack; keep them moisturized.
  • Sore throat and problem while swallowing is not unusual; these usually go away in 3-4 days.

Treatment plans for Dental Implants in Los Algodones, Mexico are distinctive for each individual depending on their oral health and dental requirements. How well you look after your implants will have a major impact on how long they will last. Contact us for a free dental quote now.

Contact us via the quote-form on the right for more information on quality and affordable dental implants.

References:

  1. Oates TW, Huynh-Ba G. Diabetes Effects on Dental Implant Survival.Forum implantologicum. 2012;8(2):7-14. Diabetes Effects on Dental Implant Survival http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4201537/
  2. Hugo Ramalho Sarmento, DDS,Raquel Venaˆncio Fernandes Dantas, DDS, MSc,Tatiana Pereira-Cenci, DDS, PhD, Fernanda Faot, DDS, PhD. Elements of Implant-Supported Rehabilitation Planning in Patients With Bruxism https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233745698_Elements_of_Implant-Supported_Rehabilitation_Planning_in_Patients_With_Bruxism
  3. Y Zadik, J Abu-Tair, N Yarom, B Zaharia, S Elad. The importance of a thorough medical and pharmacologicalhistory before dental implant placement https://www.researchgate.net/publication/230746445_The_importance_of_a_thorough_medical_and_pharmacological_history_before_dental_implant_placement
  4. Bone regeneration around dental implants as a treatment for peri-implantitis: A review of the literature Karthikeyan Subramani, Reji Mathew, Hossein Hosseinkhani, Mohsen Hosseinkhani https://www.researchgate.net/publication/215664353_Bone_Regeneration_around_Dental_Implants_as_a_Treatment_for_Peri-Implantitis_A_Review_of_the_Literature
  5. Age as compromising factor forimplant insertion. DannyG. OpHeij,HeidiOpdebeeck,DanielvanSteenberghe&MarcQuirynen https://www.researchgate.net/publication/10586741_Age_as_compromising_factor_or_implant_insertion
  6. Kasat V, Ladda R. Smoking and dental implants.Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry. 2012;2(2):38-41. doi:10.4103/2231-0762.109358.
  7. Three-year clinical and radiographic outcomes on patients treated according to the All-on-4 concept in the daily practice. Marco Tallarico, Silvio Mario Meloni, Erta Xhanari, Luigi Canullo. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295260315_Three-year_clinical_and_radiographic_outcomes_on_patients_treated_according_to_the_All-on-4_concept_in_the_daily_practice_A_prospective_observational_study_on_implants_and_prostheses_survival_rates_an
  8. Short Dental Implants: A Systematic Review. S. Annibali1, M.P. Cristalli, D. Dell’Aquila, I. Bignozzi, G. La Monaca, and A. Pilloni https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51752116_Short_Dental_Implants_A_Systematic_Review
  9. Effects of diabetes on the osseointegration of dental implants. Ana Mellado Valero, Juan Carlos Ferrer García, Agustín Herrera Ballester, Carlos Labaig Rueda http://scielo.isciii.es/scielo.php?pid=S1698-69462007000100009&script=sci_arttext
  10. https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/mexico.html
  11. http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/mexico-mexique/consul/visas.aspx?lang=eng#Entering
  12. Antidepressants linked to tooth implant failure, new study finds – See more at: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2016/03/020.html#sthash.1wAnGEiK.dpuf