For your sunshine smile
For your sunshine smile
It's normal to have doubts where your health is concerned. Added to that you will want to find out all you can about what may happen at the surgery, where you will be staying, what places there are to visit, what kind of food there is, and so the questions go on. We have put as many questions down as we can think of and from those asked by clients before you, but if your question is not there, or you want more explanation, just contact us by email and we'll get right back to you.
There are a number of factors that will affect the long term success of dental implants. The quality and quantity of the jaw bones, the better your bone and the amount, the greater the success. The skills and experience of your dental surgeon. Here at COO we have highly talented, qualified and experienced dentists in all areas of dental care who have specialised in dental implants and cosmetic surgery. Another extremely important area is the quality of the crown or denture that will sit on the implants. Their design and composition is critical which is why we have invested in the latest computerised technology, our own milling centre and the best quality materials such as Zirconia, to ensure only a first class tooth or set of teeth will survive the test of time.
Dental implants are usually completed in two phases.
A periodontist, an oral surgeon, or an implantologist place dental implants. If you use a periodontist or oral surgeon you will also need a restorative dentist. An implantologist can carry out the whole procedure. In Spain it is normal that all dentists are trained in every area of dentistry and can perform all dental procedures. They undertake constant training to ensure they are competent and have experience in the most up to date dental care and technology. The dentists in our clinic have specialised training and are qualified implantologists so you will not need to have a second restorative dentist.
Any of our dentists can restore the crowns that sit on the implants. However, general dentists are also skilled to undertake this work but you will need to make sure they are using the most up to date materials.
No. Anyone at any age may have dental implants as long as there is sufficient bone available in which to place the implants.
There are some medical factors that might prevent a person from being a good candidate for dental implants. Some of these may be uncontrolled diabetes, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, parathyroid disorders, blood disorders, rare bone disorders or bone marrow cancer. Some physical factors may include insufficient or poor quality bone, low sinuses or nerve bundles. Before you make an appointment you will be given a questionnaire to complete to determine if you are suitable for the care you want.
The success of your implants will depend greatly on how well you look after them. They will need to be cleaned professionally by a dental hygienist every six months. This hygienist should be trained in precise procedures for maintaining dental implants. Normally your general dentist will inspect your implant during your annual check up. Also, brushing and flossing daily is an absolutely must for long-term success.
No. An effective local anesthetic is used during the surgery so that you do not have any discomfort during the placement of the implants. You may have mild discomfort after the anesthetic wears off but we have found that standard painkillers such as Ibruprofen or Paracetamol will control any pain. We shall stay in touch with you after your surgery to make sure you are comfortable.
You may go to work the next day, unless some particular surgical circumstance arises. Our dentists give you written information/instructions about what you should or should not do over the next few days after the implant/s has been placed.
The complete treatment may take from 2-3 months. It should be understood that this procedure is advanced and can be a longer process than usual to ensure its success. We do, however, provide patients with temporary teeth during this time. AT NO TIME are you without teeth unless you elect to do so.
Dental implants are an effective, safe and predictable solution to the problems resulting from missing teeth. Countless patients report amazing benefits from dental implants, such as:
Dental implants are also a great value for your investment. You will be getting a product that you will be using 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year, probably for many, many years of your life.
Dental Holidays or Dental Tourism, as it is sometimes called, is the combining of less expensive dental treatment with a vacation to take advantage of the cheaper dental care available abroad. In Spain the cost of dental treatment is up to 50% cheaper than in the UK and the state of the art technology used, together with the high standard of professionalism, means that you receive a quality service and a vacation for considerably less thanthe treatment alone in the UK.
There are many good reasons to visit our clinic:
There are a number of factors that explain why dentistry is so much cheaper in Spain. However, the primary factor has to do with dentist earnings and lack of higher qualified dentists. In the UK the minimum qualification for a dentist is Graduate and a preventative dentist often has to refer patients to specialists if there are extensive dental problems to be solved. Therefore there are fewer specialists and they are able to charge higher prices for their services. Here in Spain, the minimum qualification for a dentist is a Doctor and they are proficient in all aspects of dentistry. With more qualified dentists, there is more competition and this results in lower prices
We have many satisfied clients who have been delighted with the results, services and cost of their dental care. Our aim is to continually improve our centre of excellence and to deliver a first class service For your Sunshine Smile
5 years warranty specified on your bill
Not only do we have an English website, we are able to communicate with you in your own language both in writing and in speaking. There will always be an English speaker with you at our clinic and we will provide you with a telephone number of an English speaker to help with any problems during your stay
Payment is requested in Euros and we can accept cash, credit cards or paypal methods. We do not accept Sterling, sterling cheques or travelers cheques. When you discuss your treatment plan with your dentist, he/she will advise you on when the payments will be requested
Of course they can and we recommend that you share your dental vacation with family members or friends. There is plenty for your companions to do and see and like all other holidays we hope you will take home many good memories