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Agua Prieta’s location on the US-Mexican border makes it a suitable place for dental implant patients to come for their treatment. Dental implants usually require a number of visits to complete the procedure so being easily accessible from North America may be a priority for some.
Although dental implants have been around for some time now, it is only in fairly recent years that it has become a widespread means of replacing missing teeth. It is still a relatively costly procedure in comparison with other dental procedures for replacing missing teeth, but from a comfort and esthetic point of view is far superior to removable dentures.
Widespread travel has made dental implant procedures a real possibility for many who could not afford it before. Destinations such as Agua Prieta offer dental patients high-quality and inexpensive care, but easy accessibility from North America with its convenient location on the border.
One of the main reasons for coming to Agua Prieta for implants is convenience. Dental tourism is not necessarily about traveling to the other side of the world for your treatment. For patients undergoing dental implant procedures multiple visits may be necessary, and incurring the extra expense of several long-haul flights and accommodation charges may render any savings you make by traveling abroad in the first place insignificant.
Substantially lower prices are another reason for traveling to Agua Prieta. Incredible savings of around 70% are not unusual for dental implant treatment, which for expensive procedures such as this run into the thousands.
Some cynics believe that these cheaper costs equate to sub-standard dentistry, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Dentistry thoughout Mexico, especially for clinics treating patients from abroad, can now match the best standards of any clinic throughout the world. Obviously this is providing you find a reliable dentist in an established clinic – which is where Dental Departures can help as we have already back-ground checked our dentists and clinics.
A search on our site will reveal dentists in Agua Prieta who are members of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists as well as dentists who are members of the American Dental Association which should provide reassurance that our dentist qualifications, and therefore experience, are as good as dentists at home which means your treatment will be far from sub-standard.
Dental implants usually required two procedures. One is for the insertion of the implant, which is essentially a replacement tooth root, and the other will be to attach the crown, which is a replacement tooth.
For the insertion of the implant you will need to allow 3-4 days. Although the implant will be carried out in one day your dentist will need to check everything is as it should be over the next few days before you return home to allow the implant to fuse with your bone. This process, known as osseointegration, will take a minimum of 3 months – and sometimes up to 12. In the meantime you will be given a temporary healing denture so you won’t have a gap in your teeth.
After the osseointegration process you will return for your second visit. Your dentist will take x-rays and if everything is fine will take impressions of your teeth. This will be sent to the lab to make the crown. After a few days the crown will be returned and your dentist will fix it permanently to the implant. All-in-all you may have to be available for up to 10 days on this trip as your dentist will want to ensure the implant is stable and there are no signs of infection before you leave.
The process may take longer if bone loss in your jaw necessitates a bone graft.
A titanium dental implant with abutment and standard crown is around $3,900 in the United States, but the cost in Agua Prieta is $1,200.
Dental implants in Agua Prieta are a viable option for patients from the US and Canada who are looking for a convenient and affordable place to have this procedure.
Speak to us with our free phone number, send us an e-mail or talk to us via our online chat to discuss dental implants in Agua Prieta and book your appointment. You can also find your dentist on our website, compare prices, read reviews, view clinic photos, discover exclusive discounts and book online. Dental Departures will help you find a quality-checked dentist with the lowest prices - guaranteed.