Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Full Mouth Reconstruction in Mexico
Today, we have the technology, the knowledge, and the materials to give back a functional mouth to people who have lost their teeth in a way that's practically indistinguishable from natural teeth. These solutions are commonly known as full mouth restorations, and they involve one or more dental procedures.
Sadly, in the United States, many people aren't even offered full mouth restorations as an option. Why? It's not that full mouth restorations aren't available in the United States, but that the price for them is so high, that they are unavailable for the majority of people, and thus many American dentists don't even think full mouth restorations are a feasible option for their patients.
As a result, many patients in the US get dentures because they don't know about full mouth restorations or they can't afford them. Now, in some cases, dentures are the best option due to health issues. But this is not always the case.
On the other hand, most Americans can and get full mouth restorations at affordable prices in Mexico. Mexican dentists do offer these solutions to all patients. Note that it's not that American dentists are neglectful, but that they know from experience that such solutions are out of the financial reach of their patients and they don't want to give them expectations that they just can't get.
But what do full mouth restorations involve? Because each patient's situation is different, there is no standard procedure, like with a root canal. Rather, each patient has to be evaluated, typically through X-rays, visual examination, and other tests, before a solution can be offered. Some of the most common ones are:
Extractions (for teeth that are so damaged that they can't be saved)
Robert Ervin is a freelancer who writes about healthcare, medical tourism, and living in Mexico.
If you're considering traveling to Mexico for healthcare or retiring in Mexico, you may want to get yourself a copy of The English's Speaker's Guide to Doctors and Hospitals in Mexico, in order to find a good doctor or hospital in the main towns and cities of Mexico, or The English Speaker's Guide to Medical Care in Mexico, to understand how the Mexican healthcare system works.