Here’s How Dental Implants Improve Your Quality of Life

Dr. Diego Eduardo Heredia Viveros×

Hospital Administrator

Dr. Diego Eduardo Heredia Viveros hails originally from Mexico City and currently resides in Tijuana, Baja California. …  Read More


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Individuals who have lost one or several teeth in the mouth know how it can affect their smiles’ health, function, and beauty. Because you need teeth to enjoy your favorite foods, it is always best to maintain your natural teeth whenever possible. To do so, many patients who visit Hospital Excel in Tijuana, Mexico, often consider the advantages of solutions such as dental implants. With dental implants, you can restore your smile to ensure you feel confident each and every day! Our oral surgeons offer dental implants at a fraction of the price as dentists in the United States, making our practice the go-to office for those seeking affordable tooth replacement options.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a revolutionary way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Small titanium posts act as artificial tooth roots, providing a permanent foundation for replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. When placed into the jawbone, dental implants fuse with the existing bone and create strong support for your new teeth. This process, called osseointegration, ensures that your new teeth will be stable and long-lasting. With dental implants, you can enjoy all of the advantages of having natural teeth again, including chewing food without pain and discomfort, speaking normally, smiling with confidence, and maintaining good oral health and wellness overall. Not only do they look natural like real teeth, but they also feel like them too! Dental implants help improve your smile’s appearance and function by restoring low confidence due to tooth loss. At Hospital Excel in Tijuana, Mexico, our oral surgeons are excited to provide dental implants to patients around the world at an affordable cost, ensuring a permanent replacement for one or more missing teeth.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are a wonderful option for anyone missing one or more teeth. They provide a permanent replacement solution that looks, feels, and functions just like natural teeth. Candidates for dental implants must have enough jawbone to support the implant posts and good oral health overall. People with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, are not suitable candidates for dental implants due to their increased risk of infection after surgery. Additionally, those who smoke cigarettes do not be eligible for dental implant treatment due to an elevated risk of complications during the healing process. A patient must have sufficient bone and a healthy smile before asking the team at Hospital Excel of Tijuana, Mexico, about having dental implants placed.

To determine candidacy, our experienced oral surgeons evaluate your medical history and take dental x-rays of your mouth prior to recommending you for dental implant placement surgery. Our team also discusses any potential risks associated with this procedure so you can make an informed decision about whether or not dental implants are right for you. We want our patients to feel confident knowing they’re making the best choice when restoring their smiles and finding a permanent and affordable solution for their budget. This is why dental tourism is becoming a popular choice for many patients in the United States, with or without dental insurance. We are committed to helping individuals achieve restored smiles without breaking the bank!

Why patients love dental implants

At Hospital Excel, we know that you have several options to choose from when it comes to restoring your smile after tooth loss. This includes not only dental implants, but also dental bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures. Our team is here to help you fully understand the benefits of dental implants and what makes them a popular choice for many of the individuals who visit from outside the country for treatment at our state-of-the-art facility in Tijuana, Mexico. According to the AAID, or American Academy of Implant Dentistry, dental implants remain the preferred solution for patients with tooth loss, with over three million dental implants placed in the US in 2019. Let’s talk about the many reasons why patients love dental implants!

Functional improvement

While other options are available for individuals faced with tooth loss, such as dental bridges and dentures, many of these fail to fit correctly. Dentures can slip, or bridges might come loose from the adjacent teeth, requiring additional care and more frequent visits to the dentist for adjustments and re-bonding. Dental implants become one with the natural jawbone, fused for proper functioning and a strong, durable foundation for restorations over the abutment.

Psychological discomfort

Individuals missing one or more teeth within the smile may also have psychological discomfort. They might feel self-conscious about how they look when speaking or talking to others. This long-term lack of confidence causes psychological distress that significantly impacts one’s mental health and increase feelings of anxiety when involved in social situations. 

Physical pain and discomfort

Once you lose one or several teeth from the smile, the chewing and biting forces on the remaining teeth change. Teeth shift out of place, resulting in gaps and poor bite alignment, and additional wear and tear on teeth causes discomfort, such as chronic aches and pains in the oral cavity. Soreness is also abundant due to tooth loss, as the remaining teeth take on stronger and different forces than before. The placement of a dental implant as soon as tooth loss occurs significantly reduces the risks of physical pain and discomfort caused by shifting dental arches and bites.

Natural appearance

Many patients who have chosen full or complete dentures are often unhappy with how unnatural they look. Even though a dentist and dental laboratory do their best to match the oral appliance with their natural smile, it may still appear fake–and extremely noticeable as a fake. With dental implants, the restorations placed over the abutment are made of porcelain and fabricated to match the existing teeth for seamless integration.


If you are aware that your smile has changed negatively and are suddenly self-conscious about your appearance, you may notice decreased self-confidence. This often occurs in social situations where you might find yourself unwilling to talk or laugh when engaging in conversation with others. Dental implants restore the smile to ensure you feel comfortable and confident in how you look!

Improved and efficient chewing

Chewing and biting are the sole purpose of the teeth, allowing us to enjoy all our favorite foods. Complete dentures and other restorations make it harder to chew properly or efficiently. It even keep some patients from eating harder foods such as steaks or apples. With dental implants, patients break down their food adequately for proper digestion. Chewing and biting with dental implants feels effortless and easy! 

Proper denture fit and function

Full dentures tend to shift on the dental arch along the gum line, resulting in irritation and discomfort. They must be adjusted and regularly replaced to ensure proper fit and function. Instead, dental implants hold more conservative dentures in place, providing a sturdy and reliable foundation that cannot be achieved with dental adhesives.


Dental implants are used in many different ways. A dentist can restore an implant with a crown to replace a single tooth. Alternatively, multiple teeth are replaced using the implant or implants to support a dental bridge. All-on-4 dental implants, or implant-retained dentures, allow patients to replace all the teeth in the dental arch while using several implants for enhanced stability.


According to the Journal of Oral Implantology, the world’s longest functioning implant is verified at 56 years. The longevity of dental implants in patients who care for them properly makes them one of the most desirable options for individuals who do not want removable restorations, such as full or partial dentures.


The American Academy of Implant Dentistry  reports that patients who have dental implants have a success rate of approximately 95%. This means that most of our patients enjoy their implants for life after placement with our team at Hospital Excel. Our team evaluates patients to ensure they are a proper fit for implants and increase the likelihood of acceptance and long-term placement after the procedure. Individuals with insufficient bone or chronic medical issues are not considered good candidates for implants and have a higher chance of unsuccessful placement or dental implant failure.

Invest in yourself with dental implants in Tijuana, Mexico!

If you are from the United States or any other country where dental implants are too costly to be attainable for you, it is time to reach out to Hospital Excel! Our Tijuana, Mexico, area practice is equipped to provide dental implant placement and restoration for patients from within the area or other parts of the world, ensuring quality work at a reasonable price. If you have thought about dental implants but cannot afford them with the rates charged by American dentists, call our office today to talk to our providers about the expected cost of treatment and how to take full advantage of dental tourism. Forget insurance plans and hefty out-of-pocket costs, and make your smile restoration a vacation experience you can afford!

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