A new beginning for you smile
What are dental implants?
If keeping your natural tooth is no longer an option, a dental implant is the next best thing.
An implant acts as the natural root, supporting a crown, bridge or even dentures. Dental implants do more than restore your smile; they are an investment in your health, preventing bone loss, shifting teeth, gum disease, and more.
Dental implants are today’s best option for replacing lost or failing teeth and have the potential to last a lifetime.
They allow you to live the way you want to —confidently eating, smiling, laughing, talking, kissing and enjoying all of your everyday activities without worrying about your teeth.
Dr. Ricardo Medina makes it possible to eat Healthy foods without limits
Dental implants are sophisticated dental devices that must be placed carefully to avoid complications or implant failure. For the best results, it is vitally important that you choose a dental implant expert who has the proper education, training and competence in implant dentistry.
With the Dr. Ricardo Medina Smile you can be confident you’re working with an expert who has extensive education, training and 22 years of experience with more than 2.500 successful implants to make sure your dental implant surgery is a success.
Smile in a Day
Same-day dental implants. The closest solution to natural teeth
A set of titanium dental implants replace your natural tooth roots.
The bridge of teeth that is placed onto the dental implants is not removable by the patient.
Your teeth are securely fixed and will not slip or move.
Your bite function is restored so you can eat and chew without worry.
You regain a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
That is why Dr. Medina
has the best team of specialists
That is why Dr. Medina has the best team of specialists and the most modern and innovative tools and technologies to deal with each case in a personalized way, taking care of oral health and offering the best service.
There are three stages to the process:
In the preparation stage a 3D image of the patient’s jaw is created using the latest digital technology; This is utilised to enhance the safety and accuracy of the planning process and allows us to complete the surgery ‘virtually’ before treating the patient. In addition to this, impressions are taken of the mouth, together with a bite registration enabling the dental technician to create the replacement teeth in advance of the surgery.
In stage two the titanium implants are carefully placed in the jaw and the ‘prefabricated’ teeth are attached to the implants. The patient can return home with their newly fitted long term temporary implant, completing the process in a day.
In the last stage of the teeth in a day process a review is conducted to evaluate the fit and comfort of the new implant and whether a replacement may be needed in the longer term. We also provide thorough aftercare advice on the cleaning and maintenance of the new implant restoration.
The benefits of teeth in a day
You’ll look and feel great
Dental implants feel, look, fit and function like healthy, natural teeth. They’re so comfortable you don’t have to think about them. You brush and floss them just like you do your natural teeth —no need to remove them for cleaning. They also help you retain your natural face shape and smile.
They’re built to last
Dental implants that are properly cared for can last many decades. Many other options, including certain types of dental bridges and dentures, may need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years, requiring a more significant investment of time and money.
You can live life with confidence
Your dental implants will be secure, so they won’t slip or click when you talk, eat or laugh. You’ll also find that your speech is more natural. With dental implants, you’ll have the peace of mind to eat what you love, say what you want to say, be as active as you want and smile broadly.
They protect facial bones and healthy teeth
Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to health issues such as jawbone deterioration. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that actually helps stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
Getting dental implants as soon as possible after losing a tooth helps prevent bone loss at the site. Also, dental implants don’t require grinding down adjacent teeth to anchor bridges or attach partial dentures