Dental Procedures Costa Rica
Enrique Parra Dental Care in Costa Rica offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, restorations and dental treatments, including implant dentistry, crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures, teeth cleaning and whitening, fillings, extractions and root canals, all at a fraction of the price of dentistry services in North America and Europe.
Implant Dentistry Costa Rica
Over time we lose teeth due to disease, injury or just normal wear and tear, resulting in unattractive gaps in our smile and discomfort or inconvenience when eating or talking.
Implants provide a permanent solution for dental losses; they look and feel like natural teeth and with proper placement and care can last a lifetime. Implants can replace a single tooth or all the teeth (top and/or bottom) to fully restore the mouth to its original dentition. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures.
A dental implant consists of a metal post placed into the jaw (like a natural tooth’s root) over which an artificial tooth is fixed.
Replacing a missing tooth with an implant is a two-step process: first the post is surgically inserted into the jaw, and then six months later, after the gum and bone have healed, a metal support (abutment) and the replacement tooth (crown) or teeth (bridge) is attached to the top of the implant. A temporary restoration such as a bridge or denture is used in the period between the implant surgery and attaching the replacement tooth.
The first surgery to insert the implant into the jaw takes a couple of hours. The second surgery to fit the metal abutment into the implant and then the artificial tooth (crown) takes about an hour. Both procedures are performed under local anesthetic.