Implant Supported Dentures FAQ’s
Q: Must I have new dentures made?
A: It is your choice. We can create a brand new set of mini dental implants dentures for you or we can adapt the dentures you wear now. Also, we need to check first if your current denture has the possibility to be adapted. If that is the case you will only pay $89 US for each O-Ring or Housing to adapt to your current denture for a new implant-supported denture.
Q: How do I know if I am a candidate for Mini Dental Implants Dentures?
A: Almost anyone can have them, in fact, Minis are a better option for people with a narrow bone or loss.
Q: How painful it is to have these implant-supported dentures?
A: Not painful at all, you may experience minor discomfort for one day. We use local anesthesia and get full sedation is also an option at an extra price.
Q: Will I have temporary dentures while you create the new dentures for me?
A: in 80% of the cases we do it. There are some cases (when your bone is too thin) that we need at least 3 days of no pressure over those mini implants. It may vary in each particular case.
Q: How many Mini Dental Implants do I need to have Snap On Dentures?
A: For the upper arch, we recommend at eight on top and eight below. In some cases, on very narrow mouths, we just place six. It depends on the size of your jaw, the force of your bite, your grinding, etc.
How many days do I need to stay in Cancun?
A: For a new set of mini dental implants dentures we need you visiting Cancun for a complete week. To adapt your current dentures (in case they can be adapted) a couple of days will be more than enough. The lab does not work on Sundays, so please do not count Sunday as a day for your treatment.
Q: Can my body reject the mini implant?
A: Please keep in mind your body could reject them, but it is not in your hands or in ours, It is your natural body reaction and it happens in 7% of all cases. In smokers, the chance raises up to 30%
Q: Could I get an infection after getting the implant supported dentures?
A: There is a strong possibility if you smoke or don’t have the proper hygiene or if you do not take your antibiotics after the procedure. Also, regular hygiene us a must. You need to clean your dentures and brush them, take them out and use mouthwash and we also recommend a waterpick.
Q: If I am a smoker, can I still have dental implants?
A: Yes you can, but there is a big chance (30%) you will lose them. Your warranty will be void on lost or rejected implants on smokers.
Q: Will I be able to sleep with my implant-supported dentures?
A: Yes you can, it is your choice, the denture will not hurt your gums.
Q: I need several extractions, what anesthesia options do I have?
A: We use local anesthesia, or if you prefer you can have sedation. A professional anesthesiologist performs it and has an extra cost of $399 US.
Q: How Much Are Denture Implants?
A: Mini implant supported dentures cost only $450 US per mini implant and $1,200 US for a new set of mini dental implants dentures. You can pay in cash or credit card.