With today’s state-of-the-art technology, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) has available to him computerized surgical planning, custom prosthesis design, robotics, and patient specific rehabilitation. That means the OMS can optimize goal-directed care for any number of complex conditions, and is supremely qualified to install dental implants.
Dental implants are the modern state-of-the art approach to replacing missing teeth, it’s considered a surgical procedure because implanting them traditionally requires cutting open the gums and exposing the bone. Whether you are missing a single tooth or many of your teeth, dental implants provide the durability, stability and strength that endures for decades. Implants perform almost like your natural teeth. And when dental implants are truly affordable, as they are in Costa Rica, it’s a “can’t lose” solution.
Tooth loss can be a traumatizing event. When teeth are gone, the bone immediately begins to dissolve and shrink, both horizontally and vertically. This causes loss of support and stability for a removable denture. But even worse, as bone loss increases, support for the mouth and face is compromised, and the negative effect on facial esthetics, speech, self-esteem, and even nutrition and overall health cannot be overstated. That is why the gold standard now is dental implants, because they provide the ridge of bone that holds your teeth with continued stimulation, just like natural tooth roots, keeping the bone healthy and whole, and thus preventing features from sagging and shifting, causing that old-age sunken-in appearance, like a witch’s chin.