Getting Dental Implants in Colombia
Dental implant procedures are typically done in 2-3 phases, each 4-10 days in length.
Each phase comprises of 2-3 sessions, each lasting 2-3 hours.
We use top manufacturers BioHorizons, Microdent, Zimmer Biomet, and Straumann.
First Phase: All patients are escorted to a nearby facility to take a 3D x-ray.
During the first phase, tooth extractions and/or bone grafts are performed if necessary, followed by the physical insertion of the implant (screw).
You will be given a strong local anesthesia, laughing gas, or IV sedation depending on the number of implants being done.
You will heal for 4-5 days before having a follow up exam. A bland diet is recommended. Pain medication will be provided.
Allow 4-6 months for the implant(s) to fuse to your jaw bone.
Optional temporary tooth solutions (flippers, partials, and/or dentures) are available to wear during this period.
Second Phase: Return for another 4-10 days depending on how many crowns are to be placed.
Types Of Dental Implants In Colombia
Individual Implants: Single implants of either titanium or zirconia, with an abutment, and a porcelain or zirconia crown.
Implant Supported Bridges: These bridges are held in place by individual implants opposed to crowned teeth.
Removable Implant Supported Overdentures: These dentures are snapped into place and held down by implants.
All On Four/All On Six: A whole jaw’s worth of teeth are held down by either four or six implants.