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Dentaris Cancun / Mexico
Dentaris

Dentaris is one of the leading dental clinics in Quinatano Roo, Mexico. The dental clinic is committed to exceeding the patient's expectations with innovative and atheistic dental treatments.

  • Testimonial: " I am very pleased " Loretta
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Additional Services: Protesis, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Orthopedics, Implant Dentistry

Sani Dental Group Los Algodones / Mexico
Sani Dental Group

Dr. Jimenez blends the art of cosmetic dentistry and the science of oral and reconstructive dental treatments. The clinic's team caters to the patient's individual needs and wishes, creating happy, healthy and confident smiles.

  • Testimonial: " I was very happy with the services provided by Dr Victor Valencia " Margaret
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Additional Services: Translator Services, Local Accommodation Assistance, Hotel Reservations

Dentallium Los Algodones / Mexico
Dentallium

Dentallium is one of the finest dental clinics in Los Algodones offering English-speaking staff, lodging service and multiple payment methods. The clinic is conveniently located a walking distance from the US-Mexico border.

  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Additional Services: Assistance for Disabled Patients, Airport Transfers, Translator Services

Class Dental Clinic Los Algodones / Mexico
Class Dental Clinic

Class Dental Clinic is a modern purpose built dental practice situated in the heart of Los Algodones, promoting a comfortable, relaxing but clinical environment, with high-tech equipment.

  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Additional Services: Assistance for Disabled Patients, Airport Transfers, Translator Services

Circle Dental Group Los Algodones / Mexico
Circle Dental Group

Dentists in Los Algodones have a wide area of expertise to meet specific needs of patients. Whether you are looking to completely redesign your smile or just wish to attend for regular dental care, Mexico dentists will ensure you are treated to the highest standards available in modern dentistry.

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Hotel to Clinic Transfers

dentalia Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic

Based on the sole importance of each patient's oral health, dentalia in Mexico City pledges to provide excellent dental care in a compassionate environment.

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Flight Booking Assistance, Hotel Reservations, Hotel to Clinic Transfers, Local Accommodation Assistance, Local Tours, Translator Services, Assistance for Disabled Patients, Free Wi-Fi

dentalia Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic

dentalia Tijuana is equipped with the most advanced dental technology available. Our dedicated team is here to educate you on your dental needs and clearly define the best treatment for you.

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Flight Booking Assistance, Hotel Reservations, Hotel to Clinic Transfers, Local Accommodation Assistance, Local Tours, Translator Services, Assistance for Disabled Patients, Free Wi-Fi

dentalia Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic Playa Del Carmen / Mexico
dentalia Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic

Dentalia provides comprehensive dental services to patients of all ages in 42 clinics nationwide — and growing. We offer a unique Secure Information System that connects each clinic — across 12 different cities.

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Flight Booking Assistance, Hotel Reservations, Hotel to Clinic Transfers, Local Accommodation Assistance, Local Tours, Translator Services

dentalia Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic Cancun

As the leading chain of dental clinics in Mexico, dentalia delivers pioneering services in 46 clinics nationwide — and growing. The clinic is devoted to perfecting the newest dental care techniques and treatments to offer patients not only optimal oral health, but extraordinary services at every visit.

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Flight Booking Assistance, Hotel Reservations, Hotel to Clinic Transfers, Local Accommodation Assistance, Local Tours, Translator Services

dentalia Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic Guadalajara

We are devoted to offering the most innovative dental treatments and personalized services to each patient. As the leading chain of dental clinics in Mexico, dentalia delivers pioneering services in 46 clinics nationwide — and growing.

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Total Dentures Overview

Dentures are prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth. Patients who are edentulous (without teeth) can regain natural function and aesthetics by getting dentures. There are a number of reasons why people lose their teeth over time. Most of these are connected to disease, poor oral hygiene and tooth decay.

 

Other cosmetic dentistry treatments such as dental implants or dental bridges can help fill in missing gaps but dentures provide you with a whole new set of teeth.

 

A specialist in missing teeth called a prosthodontics will help fit your new dentures. It is important that you don’t leave the gaps in your teeth untreated because this can lead to further issues. Not only do missing teeth look awkward but they increase the likelihood of infection and tooth decay. You may find it difficult to chew and this puts pressure on your existing teeth. In addition, many patients have trouble speaking without a full set of teeth.

 

Today, individuals have a number of options regarding dental treatment. Dentures have evolved significantly over the last few years and are now much safer and comfortable than they used to be. With more destinations emerging on the dental tourism horizon, patients are spoiled for choices when it comes to low cost dental treatments abroad.

 

One of the most renowned tooth tourism destinations is Turkey. Dentists in Antalya are offering dentures at remarkably reduced prices compared to dental treatments in the US and Europe.

 

The total cost of dentures ultimately depends on the choices you make before your treatment. The type of dentures you choose will influence the cost as will where you get them made. As dentures can be quite expensive in the US, many dental patients are traveling for dentists in Mexico to take advantage of its affordable dentures and sunny beaches.

 

The dentures procedure involves a couple of visits to the dentist after your initial consultation. During the first visit he will take impressions of your mouth that show your jaw structure and the spaces between existing teeth. These will then be sent away to a dental laboratory so the dentures can be custom made. At your next visit, your new dentures will be fitted and any necessary adjustments made.

 

You can get complete dentures fitted into just your upper jaw or just your bottom jaw. You can, if desired, get a combination of partial and complete dentures.

 

Dentures are quite safe and non-invasive but there are a number of risks and side effects to be aware of. Most complications arise after you get your dentures while trying to become accustomed to them. Issues tend to disappear as your mouth adjusts to the dentures and you get more practice using them.

 

 

A Good Candidate for Total Dentures

Most people who are missing some or all of their teeth make good candidates for dentures. Dentures can help patients chew and speak better. This in turn increases their self-esteem which may have decreased because of missing teeth.

 

Exposed gums are at more risk of infection and gum disease while remaining teeth have an increased likelihood of tooth decay. This is because plaque and bacteria can build up in missing spaces and affect surrounding areas. A good candidate for dentures may be experiencing these issues.

 

When you first make an appointment to see a dentist or prosthodontist, he will make sure you are a good candidate for dentures and explain the available options. You may only need partial dentures if you are missing a few teeth and your remaining teeth are healthy enough to support this type of denture. Otherwise, a complete set of dentures will be the best choice.

 

If you have lost all the teeth on your lower jaw (mandibular arch) or your upper jaw (maxillary arch), then you are a good candidate for dentures. However, your gums will need to be healthy enough to support the prosthesis. It is vital that you are committed to practicing good oral hygiene to get the most out of your dentures.

 

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Dentures?

· An older person whose jaw has fully developed. Younger patients are not good candidates for dentures because the structure and shape of their jaw is still developing.

· A person who does not grind their teeth. Teeth grinders are not good candidates for dentures because the grinding action puts a lot of pressure on the dentures and can damage them

· Someone who does not smoke. Smokers are not good candidates for dentures because smoking affects the ability of your gums to accommodate the dentures.

· A person who understand and can accept the risks and side effects associated with dentures

 

It may be that you are a good candidate for dentures but you need further dental work before they can be fitted. The dentist might have to perform oral surgery on you to correct the bony ridges that can interfere with the stability of the dentures. In other cases, one or more teeth may need to be extracted so your dentures fit perfectly.

 

Talk to your dentist about any issues or inquiries you may have so you feel comfortable with every step of the procedure.

 

Types of Dentures

There are two main types of dentures available to patients these days: partial dentures and complete dentures. These can be permanent or removable. Partial dentures are suitable for people who have some healthy teeth that can support the dentures while complete dentures are suitable for people who have no teeth at all.

 

Dentures can go on the lower jaw (mandibular arch) or upper jaw (maxillary arch).

 

Partial Dentures:

· This type of denture attaches to a person’s existing teeth

· Partial dentures are good for people who have some healthy teeth that don’t need to be removed

· Partial dentures help ease the pressure on your existing teeth by allowing you to chew with enough teeth

· This type of denture is used to prevent surrounding teeth from moving out of place

· Partial dentures are very similar to dental bridges but the main difference between them is that partial dentures can be removed while dental bridges are permanent

· The cost of partial dentures is usually much less than the cost of dental bridges

· Many patients find that partial dentures are easier to handle than dental bridges

 

Complete Dentures:

· This type of denture is used on patients who are missing all of their teeth, that is, they are in a complete edentulous state.

· Complete dentures can be just placed on the upper jaw or just placed on the lower jaw

· Complete dentures can be immediate or conventional

· Immediate complete dentures are placed on the gums straight after teeth have been extracted. They often require a number of checkups to make sure they fit well and the healing process is going smoothly. Immediate complete dentures might need to be replaced or restructured.

· Conventional complete dentures can only be applied after the gums have healed following a tooth extraction. This means that patients will not have any teeth until they receive their dentures.

 

Total Dentures Procedure

The dentures procedure involves a number of visits to your prosthodontist. During the initial consultation he will make sure that you are a good candidate for dentures instead of other treatments. If a patient is only missing a small number of teeth, alternative treatments such as dental implants or dental bridges may be a better option.

 

In general, the gaps left behind by missing teeth should be treated sooner rather than later. The prosthodontics will examine your mouth, jaw and any remaining teeth closely. Your teeth and gums need to be healthy enough to support dentures. If you require additional procedures such as tooth extraction, this will be discussed while organizing a personalized treatment plan.

 

At the next appointment the prosthodontist will take impressions of your mouth. These molds will be used to construct your new dentures. The purpose of the impressions is to show exactly how large the spaces between your remaining teeth are and also replicate the size and shape of your mouth. As the dentures are designed to fit closely over your gums, every tiny crevice and valley needs to be taken into account.

 

The last part of the dentures procedure involves the fitting of the dentures. Patients often find they may need to be adjusted a couple of times after fitting. It is important that your new dentures fit you as well as they can so you can chew and speak comfortably.

 

Some people wear their dentures occasionally while others wear them permanently, only taking them out when they go to sleep. The more you wear your dentures, the faster you get used to having them in your mouth and the sooner your gums adjust to them.

 

Your dentist will explain how to take care of them and what you can do to get the most out of your dentures so they last you a long time.

 

Risks and Side Effects of Total Dentures

Creating and fitting dentures is a difficult process that needs to be carried out carefully by a professional prosthodontist. He/she needs to pay close attention to detail and be absolutely meticulous throughout the dentures procedure. This is so that dentures risks and side effects are minimized.

 

Dentures Risks and Side Effects:

· The denture might not fit over the patients gums correctly. This means that they will be uncomfortable and probably not work properly either. In most cases, minor adjustments are need while in others, the dentures need to be created again

· It may take some time for the patient to get used to their dentures. For the first little while they will probably experience difficulty in chewing or speaking but practice will help with this

· Dentures are not as strong or as stable as your natural teeth. If you want to correct misaligned teeth, it is worth considering alternative treatments such as dental crowns or dental veneers

· Your mouth may produce excess saliva while you are getting used to your dentures. This is normally but should soon pass

· You may have trouble talking with the dentures in your mouth and some words might be hard to say

· You may have difficulty eating or chewing until you become accustomed to having dentures in your mouth. You will have to be careful with hard and/or sticky foods because dentures do not chew as well as your natural teeth

· Your gums might be a bit irritated or sore until they get used to the dentures

· If you do not practice good oral hygiene, you may be exposing yourself to further dentures risks and side effects. Your dentist will explain how you can take care of your dentures and get the most out of them

· Various things may cause your dentures to chip or break. In this case you will need to visit your dentist again so they can be fixed

· Dentures will only last you about 5-10 years. After this time you will have to be fitted for another set

 

Costs of Total Dentures

The cost of dentures is unfortunately expensive in most places. In countries such as the United States or United Kingdom, the cost of dentures starts at around $1,200 upwards to $8,000. This can be difficult to justify even if you need dentures. Obviously you wouldn’t want to compromise your dental treatment but many people do so they can stay within their budget.

 

Many factors contribute to the final cost of dentures: clinic fees, the prosthodontist fees, the actual dentures themselves, where you get treatment and in many cases the additional costs end up being more than the dentures themselves.

 

Even if your insurance company covers some of the cost of dentures, you would still be expected to pay a significant amount out of your own pocket.

 

Many dental patients find dental tourism a viable and practical option to suit their budget.

 

Among the dental tourism destinations that enjoy a fine reputation for high-quality, inexpensive dental treatments are Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary and Costa Rica.

 

The cost of dental care in Mexico is a fraction of the exorbitant cost of dental treatments in the US.

 

Ultimately, the type of dentures you decide on will determine how much you spend: partial dentures are more affordable than complete dentures.

 

How to Save Money on the Dentures Procedure?

The cost of dentures abroad is much more affordable than in the US or the UK. Even if you add travel and accommodation to the equation, you end up spending much less. The cost of dentures abroad ranges from $400 to $1,200 for both partial and complete sets, a much lower price in the end.

 

There are a number of advantages to getting treatment abroad. You can combine the dental work you need with a holiday you have always wanted. This might be the perfect chance to take time out for yourself and go to an exotic destination.

 

The dentists are highly trained and many of them have overseas dental experience. They have worked with international patients before and can understand your situation. The staff at the clinics do everything they can to make you feel comfortable and healthy.

 

In most cases, you actually get better treatment than you would back home because you can afford the very best.

 

Last updated on December 12th, 2011