Dental Implants are replacement tooth roots. Looking a little like a screw, an implant is surgically positioned in the jaw bone. A crown is then attached to the top of the implant to fill the gap of the missing tooth. Depending on where in the jaw implants are placed, implants have a success rate of up to 98% and with proper care they can last a lifetime.
In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold an implant. They also have to be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders such as diabetes or heart disease, or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis.
In general dental implants are not covered by dental insurance which is why millions of people travel to Tijuana from all over the globe for affordable dental implant treatments. At our Tijuana Dental Implant Clinic, we deliver the same quality dental implant treatments at a fraction of the cost. Book a no-obligation phone consultation with Dr. Montano DDS and get a quote.
Durable and stable
Built to last a lifetime
They look and act like your natural teeth
Implants protect your healthy teeth
No more painful chewing or slurred speech
No special glues needed to hold false teeth in place
They are convenient
Includes one implant, abutment and crown.
We offer traditional and holistic dental implant solutions based on your budget, preference and health requirements.
Dental implants are one of the most innovative and effective restorative dental treatments to date, and allow patients to recover the function and form of their smiles. If you would like a dental solution to missing teeth that is designed for longevity and functionality, dental implants may be what you are looking for.Get a Quote
Replace multiple missing teeth with a dental bridge. A significant advantage of implants over conventional bridgework is that the adjacent teeth remain unaffected by the treatment, while conventional bridgework requires reduction of the adjacent teeth.Get a Quote
Don't fight with loose, wobbly dentures anymore. If you are unhappy with your current dentures, Dr. Montano can use his expertise to help you achieve a more stable and functional solution.Get a Quote
Titanium and Zirconium Ceramic Implants. Both titanium and zirconium ceramic implants have advantages and disadvantages that patients should be aware of before choosing their implant material. The question of which dental implant treatment is right for you requires an in depth conversation with our implant specialist Dr. Edgar Montano. Book a complimentary phone consultation to find out which treatment is right for you.
A traditional choice for dental implants because of a unique property of titanium that has high biocompatibility and bonding ability with the bone.
CeraRoot Implant System is the first implant system ever to provide with metal-free implant and restorative solutions. 100% ceramic, ultra-biocompatible.
The first step in a dental implant process is the development of an individualized treatment plan. You will need to schedule a phone consultation at a time convenient for you so that we can address your specific needs and provide coordinated dental care on an implant option that's best for you.
Next, the tooth root implant. This process depends on which type of implant you decide to go with. In the case of titanium implants, a small post made from titanium is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As your jawbone heals, it will grow around the implanted post, anchoring it securely in the jaw. The healing process can take 6-12 weeks.
Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post called an abutment is attached to the post securely to hold the new tooth. To make the new tooth (or teeth), we will make impressions of your teeth and create a model of your bite, basing the new tooth (or teeth) on this model.
A replacement tooth, or crown, is then attached to the abutment. We will also match the color of the new tooth (or teeth) to your natural teeth. Because the implant is secured within the jawbone, the replacement teeth will look, feel and work just like your own natural teeth.
With titanium implants the bone needs to grow and bond with the titanium implant (osseointegration) and could take up to two stages. In some cases if a patient is already suffering bone loss and is in need of bone grafting before implantation, treatment will take 3 stages with a much longer healing process (3-6 months). Once complete, the healing time will take 3 months for lower jaw implants, and 4 months for upper jaw implants. Only once the implants are healed and are solidly in place will we do the final stage of placing the abutment and crown.
With ceramic implants the overall treatment is determined on the day of surgery, and healing can take 3-6 months depending on the condition of the bone.
Treatment time can vary depending on your situation. A disadvantage of dental implants is the time needed to finish the treatment. You need to be patient and be willing to come to Tijuana for two or three trips to finish dental implant treatments. If time is an issue for you, an alternative may be fixed bridges or partial dentures. Talk to us about your specific needs so we can help you achieve the best outcome for your dental health.
If you decide on titanium implants, for both bone grafting and implantation we will need you in our clinic for one visit. A second visit the next day may be needed if you are having temporary teeth made. The final stage can take 2 or 3 visits over 3-5 days, depending on the type of crowns, and number of crowns.
With ceramic implants we will need at least 2 days if we have already had a phone consultation and an x-ray. Otherwise, if we need to do an initial consultation, x-ray and order the implants, we will need at least 4 days.