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Healthbase provides a wide range of dental procedures through its partner dental offices and hospitals network in Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Toothset
  • Thailand
  • India
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • Turkey
  • Belgium
  • Hungary
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Brazil
  • Mexico

and expanding to Taiwan, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, El Salvador and Guatemala The cost savings are 60-80% compared to USA prices. Healthbase's state of the art, information rich web-based system helps you research and arrange your medical, cosmetic and dental care including necessary travel and accommodation, all at one place. Dental offices in Mexico are very close the USA border in Texas, California, Arizona and new Mexico near major cities Tijuana, Yuma, San Diego and El Paso.

Partial list of dental procedures available

Dental Implants
Dental Implant Components Dental Crowns
Dental Bonding
Dental Bridges
Dental Caps
Dental Dentures
Dental Fillings
Full Mouth Restoration
Gum Treatment
Veneers, Bonding, Inlays, Onlays and Overlays
Root Canal Treatments
Bleaching
Smile Designing
Teeth Whitening
Tooth Contouring and Reshaping

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Customer Testimonials

Healthbase customer - Shadi M

From the start customer care has been excellent. Very speedy, friendly, and very quick to address questions and provide information. I had created accounts with many overseas healthcare services, and Healthbase is - by far - the fastest, most professional of all. Staff was readily available, very friendly, and always provided speedy follow-up.Thank you very much!

Healthbase customer - Dan S

"We had our first visit yesterday and are very pleased at this point... Thank you for your service and all your efforts to make this successful." - Dan S

Healthbase customer - Ronald

"My overall experience with Healthbase was very positive. I'd rate the www.healthbase.com website and Dental office experience as Excellent. Thank You for the attention and Care you afforded me in getting me the service that I needed." Ronald, CO

Healthbase customer - Roger

"Healthbase services were excellent. They responded quickly, accurately and friendly. Thank you, Healthbase. The dentist office, receptionist and pre dental work experience was excellent... With the one year guarantee I feel confident that the bite situation will be resolved to my full satisfaction. Had it not been for the service of Healthbase and Dental office I would not be able to smile with confidence. Thank you all." Roger, NM

Healthbase Customer - Margaret

Just to say thank you a hundred times for your invaluable service.
Margaret, MA
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Denal Implants

IMTEC Dental Implants

Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dental - IMTEC Endure IMTEC ENDURE is a biomechanically engineered internal hex implant. The simplicity of the ENDURE system offers clinical advantages to the clinician and patient with the following features:
  • Unique Triple Micro Threading
  • Enhanced Surface Treatment
  • Serialized Implants
  • Mount Free Concept
  • Simplified Surgical Prosthetic Protocols
  • Variable Positioning
  • Anatomical Design
  • Cost Effective
The ENDURE Implant System is a simple, one-stage internal hex implant system. This grade IV CP titanium implant is extremely cost effective and utilizes a simplified protocol that can be used for a variety of long term applications.
The ENDURE implant offers a mount free design that allows the doctor to move directly from packaging to placement. This implant can be used to restore areas where there were natur al teeth that were similar in anatomical shape and size. The diameter of the ENDURE implants range from 3.5mm to 4.3mm, with lengths of insertion into the bone to be approximately 8mm to 14mm in depth.
The ENDURE implants are individually serialized and have a tapered collar with a unique triple micro threading feature. The implant utilizes a self-tapping compressive insertion f or placement and has an enhanced surface treatment that increases surface area and aids in osseointegration.
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Nobel Biocare Dental Implants

Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dental - Nobel Biocare Dental Implant in-place Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dental - Nobel Biocare Dental Implant Uses TiUnite (introduced in 1999) is a biomaterial which, actively participates in its integration with human bone. This enhanced surface has been proven to interact with the biological environment and dramatically promote osseointegration.
Studies show that the structure of soft tissue around TiUnite implants resembles that around natural teeth; namely an attachment of the junctional epithelium to the implant surface and firm adherence of the underlying connective tissue.
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3i (Implant Innovations Inc) BIOMET Dental Implants

Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dental - 3i Dental Implant - Internal Connection and External Connection The new NanoTite Implant is a modified hybrid implant where coverage of both the OSSEOTITE Surface and the nanoscale crystals go to the base of the collar. With the same features as the OSSEOTITE Implant, preclinical studies have shown that this implant results in a greater rate and extent of osseointegration at earlier time points when compared to the OSSEOTITE Implant.

Oraltronics Dental Implants

Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dental - Oraltronics Dental Implant - PITT-EASY The Versatile PITT-EASY The Versatile
The Original of cylindrical screw implants, combining the experiences of a complete generation. Unique is the patented selftapping expansion thread system. The concept of the internal hex post connection is unsurpassed.

Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dental - Oraltronics Dental Implant - BICORTICAL-Implant The Perfect BICORTICAL-Implant The Perfect
With the unique Bicortical screw implant an optimal solution can be achieved with ease. Selftapping, bicortical support and made of pure titanium, the implant offers ideal variations for an uncomplicated, safe and immediate application after extraction.

Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dental - Oraltronics Dental Implant - ENDOPORE the Unique ENDOPORE the Unique
The application of the Endopore implants with very short implants lengths (starting from 5 mm) offers increased surgical options especially for shallow alveolar bone. With Endopore, it is often possible to avoid sinus lifts or other augmentation procedures in the maxilla and mandible.

IMTEC - MDI - Mini Implant based Dentures

Mini dental implants are ultra-small diameter (1.8 millimeter width), bio-compatible titanium alloy implant screws conceived and developed by Dr. Victor I. Sendax, Manhattan, New York, USA, 20 years ago. It is approved by FDA. Mini Implants are narrow so that they can be inserted directly through the gum tissue and into the bone underneath. The need for surgically cut and flap open the gun tissue required for standard dental implants system is not required for mini implants systems. Post-insertion patient irriation and soreness is significantly reduced. Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dental - IMTEC Mini MDI Implant based Permenant Dentures
Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dental - IMTEC Mini MDI Implant based Permenant Dentures in a patient
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UNITI Implant System

Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dental - UNITI Implant System UNITI implant system can be used in a single or two-stage surgical protocol. The anatomic root shape insures that the implant performs as predictably in extraction sockets as does in mature bone sites. The synchronized Kompress thread and microgrip surface facilitate an immediate loading solution in specific indications. The Sekure implant abutment interface on the Uniti implant is a unique biophysical twin internal hex connection.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

A crown is used to cap or completely cover a tooth. The bridge is used to span, or bridge, space where teeth are missing, usually by connecting to fixed restorations on adjacent teeth. Dental Crowns can be Metal, Ceramic, Metal free, PFM, Poercelain, Porcelain Fused to Metal, Posterior, Anterior, Metal Free Procera, All Ceramic,
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Dental Dentures

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Dental Dentures can be:
  • Full
  • Partial
  • Acrylic
  • TCS

Veneer

Veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surfacer to:
  • Improve the aesthetics of a tooth (uneven spaces between the front teeth can be corrected by veneers)
  • Protect a damaged tooth surface
Veneer Types
  • Composite veneer is directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia.
  • Porcelain veneer is indirectly fabricated

Bruxism or Teeth grinding

Bruxism is grinding or clenching teeth in children and adults.About 20% of the population are bruxers.
Some people unconsciously clench their teeth together during the day they feel tense. Sleep bruxism is tooth grinding or clenching at night. Bruxer childern do tooth grinding at night, while adults are either daytime or nighttime bruxers. When buxism is severe enough to create jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth and other problems, treatment is required. Usually, mouth guard to prevent damage to the teeth may recommended by Dentists. Dentists may need to use overlays or dental crowns to entirely reshape the chewing surfaces of the teeth.

Full Mouth Restoration

Full Mouth Restoration, sometimes called neuromuscular dentistry, is the individual restructuring of each and every tooth. Neuromuscular dentistry places the jaw into its optimal position, relieving the symptoms associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint or jaw joint). While traditional dentistry evaluates primarily the teeth, bones, and gums, neuromuscular dentistry attempts to solve the root of the misalignment problem(s) by understanding the soft tissues, muscles, and nerves. This method of treatment determines the optimal physiological position of the jaw by measuring the relaxed position of head and neck muscles and then repositions the jaw to achieve those exact measurements.

What is TMJ?
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome or TMJ joint disorders are medical problems related to the jaw joint. The TMJ connects the lower jaw to the skull (temporal bone) under your ear. Certain facial muscles control chewing. Problems in this area can cause head and neck pain, a jaw that is locked in position or difficult to open, problems biting, and popping sounds when you bite.

What causes TMJ pain?
The TMJ or Temperomandibular Joint is the hinge that functions when the jaw opens and closes. There are many theories and practices to treating TMJ pain. Every TMJ dentist will have his or her own theory on TMJ treatment. People will often report neck and upper back pain, headaches, sore muscles and even migraines. Neuromuscular dentistry practices under the premise that when the teeth are shortened (either by wear, grinding, old age, clenching or even the cumulative effects of large amounts of dentistry) then the jaw over-closes causing stress and pressure in the TMJ. By restoring the vertical dimension to the teeth or by positioning a carefully fitted orthotic optimal health and function is restored to the TMJ. Many people suffering from TMJ pain have found relief using the techniques and theories of neuromuscular dentistry.

Symptoms of TMJ pain

  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Facial pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears)
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Tic doulereaux (trigeminal neuralgia), a neuropathic pain disorder unrelated to TMD
  • Bells Palsy, a nerve disorder unrelated to TMD
  • Unexplained loose teeth
  • Sensitive and sore teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Limited jaw movement or locking jaw
  • Numbness in the fingers and arms (related to the cervical musculature and nerves, not to TMD)
  • Worn or cracked teeth
  • Clicking or popping in the jaw joints
  • Depression

Neuromuscular dentistry uses computer modeling of the patients jaw movements and sonography of the TMJ to check for the extent of joint damage. Surface EMGs are used to verify pre-treatment conditions and if true rest is obtained by TENS. TENS (ultra-low frequency transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation) is used to locate physiological rest of the jaw muscles.

Once a physiologic rest position is found the doctor can determine the optimal positioning of the lower jaw to the upper jaw. An orthotic is commonly worn for 3-6 months (24 hours per day) to realign the jaw, at which point orthodontic treatment, use of the orthotic as a crutch, overlay partial, or orthodontic treatment and/or rehabilitation of the teeth is recommended to correct teeth and jaw position.

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Dental Implants FAQ

Healthbase - Dental Implant - Crown - Implant Abutment - Implant - Bone What is a dental implant and why is it necessary?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement and is used in prosthetic dentistry. Implants can provide people with dental replacements that are both functional and aesthetic. A dental implant involves a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. It acts as an anchor for a false tooth or a set of false teeth. 

Implants can provide people with dental replacements that are both functional and esthetic. After a dental implant restoration is perfectly constructed, neither the patient nor anyone else should have any hint that an implant is there. 

Who is a candidate for dental implants? 

Anyone in reasonable health who wants to replace missing teeth is a candidate for dental implants. You must have enough bone in the area of the missing teeth to provide for the anchorage of the implants. If you do not have enough bone to support a dental implant, bone grafts can be placed. Implants are used to replace small bridges, removable partial dentures and even missing single teeth. 

 

Details of the procedure

What happens during the dental implant procedure, and how is it performed?

A typical implant consists of a titanium screw, with a roughened surface. This surface is treated either by plasma spraying, etching or sandblasting to increase the integration potential of the implant. At edentulous (without teeth) jaw sites, a pilot hole is bored into the recipient bone, taking care to avoid vital structures (in particular the inferior alveolar nerve within the mandible). 

This pilot hole is then expanded by using progressively wider drills. Care is taken not to damage the osteoblast cells by overheating. A cooling saline spray keeps the temperature of the bone to below 117 degrees Fahrenheit (approx) or 47 degrees Celsius. The implant screw can be self-tapping, and is screwed into place at a precise torque so as not to overload the surrounding bone. Once in the bone, a cover screw is placed and the operation site is allowed to heal for a few months for integration to occur. 

After some months the implant is uncovered and a healing abutment and temporary crown is placed onto the implant. This encourages the gum to grow in the right scalloped shape to approximate a natural tooth's gums and allows assessment of the final aesthetics of the restored tooth. Once this has occurred a permanent crown will be constructed and placed on the implant. 

What type of anesthesia will be used?

A dental implant is surgically placed under local anesthesia causing the procedure to be generally not at all painful. 

How long after a dental implant is placed can it be used to anchor my new teeth?

In earlier days, the waiting time was three months in the lower jaw and six months in the upper jaw before beginning to construct the new dental prosthesis that is supported by the implants.

In recent years, an increasingly common strategy to preserve bone and reduce treatment times includes the placement of a dental implant into a recent extraction site. In addition, immediate loading is becoming more common as success rates for this procedure are now acceptable. This can cut months off the treatment time and in some cases a prosthetic tooth can be attached to the implants at the same time as the surgery to place the dental implants. 

What precautions will I need to take after the procedure?

Dental implants are not susceptible to dental caries but they can develop a periodontal condition called peri-implantitis where correct oral hygiene routines have not been followed. Risk of failure is increased in smokers. For this reason implants are frequently placed only after a patient has stopped smoking as the treatment is very expensive. 

What are the risks/complications associated with dental implants?

Although there are not many things that can go wrong with dental implants, some of the problems could be:

  • Failure to integrate into the bone resulting into the falling out of the implant.
  • A fracture or breaking of the implant.
  • Problems with the connection between the implant and the prosthesis.
  • An infection or an inflammatory condition in the soft tissue and sometimes in the bone as a result of the implant placement.
  • Damage to the nerves in the lower jaw and to the maxillary sinus or the nasal cavity.

All of these complications are rare and can usually be easily corrected. 

Does it hurt after the dental implants have been placed?

Some discomfort may occur once the effect of the anesthesia wears off about three or four hours after the procedure. Most patients do not have significant problems although the level of discomfort varies from patient to patient. Some patients do have varying degrees of pain or discomfort which may last for several days. Swelling and black and bluing may also develop. 

What should I watch out for?

You should call upon your dentist when there is prolonged pain as this is not a good sign with dental implants. Having prolonged pain does not always mean failure but the cause of the pain should be determined as soon as possible.

The implant may have to be removed if an infection develops or if the implant is not properly integrating into the adjacent bone. 

What happens if my dental implants are rejected?

In occasional cases when the dental implants fail or are rejected, they can be replaced with another implant, usually of a slightly larger size. The rate of failure is only about 1-5%. This might be somewhat higher in smokers and people with compromised immune systems. The key element to determining implant success is proper diagnosis and treatment planning.

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Dental Numbering Chart

Dental Universal Numbering System Table

( The left and right on the chart correspond to the patient`s left and right)

Permanent Teeth
upper left upper right
16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
lower left lower right
 
Deciduous teeth (baby teeth)
upper left upper right
      J I H G F E D C B A      
      K L M N O P Q R S T      
lower left lower right
 
Alternate system for Deciduous teeth
upper left upper right
      10d 9d 8d 7d 6d 5d 4d 3d 2d 1d      
      11d 12d 13d 14d 15d 16d 17d 18d 19d 20d      
lower left lower right
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Dental Crowns

What is a dental crown and why is it needed?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth, covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. 

A dental crown may be needed:

  • To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To restore a broken or worn-down tooth
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
  • To give esthetics to a misshaped or discolored teeth
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover a dental implant
 

What types of materials are available for crowns?

Permanent crowns can be made from all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic.  

  • Metals used in crowns include gold alloy, other alloys (for example, palladium) or a base-metal alloy (for example, nickel or chromium). Compared with other crown types, less tooth structure needs to be removed with metal crowns. Tooth wear to the opposing teeth is kept to a minimum. Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well. They last the longest in terms of wear down and they rarely chip or break. The main drawback is the metallic color. Metal crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight molars.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns can be color matched to your adjacent teeth (unlike the metallic crowns). However, more wearing to the opposing teeth occurs with this crown type compared with metal or resin crowns. The crown's porcelain portion can also chip or break off. Next to all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look most like normal teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the crown's porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line and even more so if your gums recede. These crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth.
  • All-resin dental crowns are less expensive than other crown types. However, they wear down over time and are more prone to fractures than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
  • All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns provide the best natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. However, they are not as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns and they wear down the opposing teeth a little more than metal or resin crowns. All-ceramic crowns are a good choice for front teeth.

 

Details of the procedure

What steps are involved in crowning a tooth?

Crowning a tooth usually requires two visits in the first visit the dentist examines and prepares the tooth, and in the second visit he places the permanent crown. 

Step 1: Examining and preparing the tooth

Your dentist may take a few x-rays to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and the surrounding bone. If the tooth has extensive decay or if there is a risk of infection or injury to the tooths pulp, a root canal treatment may first be performed. 

Your dentist will first anesthetize your tooth and the gum tissue around the tooth. Next, he will file down the tooth receiving the crown along the chewing surface and sides to make room for the crown. The amount removed depends on the type of crown used (for instance, all-metal crowns are thinner, requiring less tooth structure removal than all-porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal ones). On the other hand, if a large area of the tooth is missing (due to decay or damage), your dentist will use filling material to "build up" the tooth enough to support the crown. 

After reshaping the tooth, your dentist will make an impression of the tooth to receive the crown. Impressions of the teeth above and below the tooth to receive the dental crown will also be made to make sure that the crown will not affect your bite. 

The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where the crown will be manufactured. The crown is usually returned to your dentist's office in 2 to 3 weeks. If your crown is made of porcelain, your dentist will also select the shade that most closely matches the color of the neighboring teeth. During this first office visit your dentist will make a temporary crown to cover and protect the prepared tooth while the crown is being made. Temporary crowns usually are made of acrylic and are held in place using a temporary cement. 

Step 2: Receiving the permanent dental crown

At your second visit, your dentist will remove your temporary crown and check the fit and color of the permanent crown. If everything is acceptable, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the tooth and the new crown is permanently cemented in place. 

What should I watch out for after I have received a dental crown?

Discomfort or sensitivity: You will likely experience some sensitivity immediately after the procedure as the anesthesia begins to wear off. If the crowned tooth has a nerve in it, you may experience some heat and cold sensitivity. You may be recommended to brush your teeth with toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. If you have pain or sensitivity when you bite down it may usually mean that the crown is too high on the tooth. This problem can be easily fixed by your dentist.

Chipped crown: All-porcelain crowns can sometimes chip. A small chip can be repaired using a composite resin with the crown remaining in your mouth. For extensive chipping the crown may need to be replaced.

Loose crown: In some cases the cement under the crown washes out causing loosening of the crown, which results in bacterial activity in the area and causes decay to the remaining tooth. You must contact your dentist if your crown feels loose.

Crown falls off: Crowns may sometimes fall off due to an improper fit or a lack of cement. You should contact your dentist immediately in such a case. Your dentist may be able to re-cement your crown in place or replace it with a new crown.

Allergic reaction: In very rare cases, you can have an allergic reaction to the metals or porcelain used in making crowns.

Dark line on crowned tooth next to the gum line: Sometimes the metal of your crown may show through in the form of a dark line next to the gum line of your crowned tooth. It is normal, particularly if you have a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. 

Does a crowned tooth require any special care?

The tooth underlying the crowned tooth needs to be protected from decay or gum disease. You should continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth. 

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years on an average. The life span of a crown depends on the amount of "wear and tear" the crown is exposed to, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal mouth-related habits (you should avoid such habits as grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing ice, biting your fingernails and using your teeth to open packaging).

 

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Dental Glossary

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Abutment : refers to a tooth that helps to support a fixed bridge, or that part of the implant that supports an implant prosthesis.


Bar-overdenture : a denture that is held in place with a special bar attached to teeth or implants. There are several different designs and attachments used for this type prosthesis.


Biocompability: Material which does not have a harmful effect on biological tissue. The metal titanium is an example of a biocompatible substance.


Bone graft : either artificial (synthetic) bone, human bone from the same individual, or from a bone bank, used to increase bone height or width.


Bridge : when a tooth is lost it leaves a space. If the non-removable (fixed) prosthetic replacement is supported by crowns on either side of the space, it is called a bridge.


Clinical Crown : the portion of the natural tooth that extends above the bone and gum tissue and is visible in the mouth.


Dental implant : an artificial replacement of various designs for natural teeth that are missing. An implant can be placed on top of the bone (subperiosteal), through the bone (transosteal), or within the bone (endosseous). Root form implants replace the root portion of a tooth.


Denture : an artificial replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues.


Endodontics : the specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of infections that invade the nerve of the tooth.


Endodontist: a dentist who limits his/her practice to the specialty of endodontics.


Fixed-detachable prosthesis : detachable prosthesis: a prosthetic replacement for missing natural teeth that is non-removable for the patient, yet the dentist is still able to remove it when necessary. It is also referred to as a fixed-detachable denture.


Fixed prosthesis : the prosthetic replacement for missing natural teeth that is either cemented or screwed into a non-removable position in the mouth. This can be a single crown, splinted to adjacent teeth, or a bridge.


Gingival tissue: the pink tissue that surrounds the natural teeth. Also referred to as gum tissue.


Gum graft: is used to replace missing and / or receded gum tissue.


Healing collar : after an implant is exposed, or uncovered, a healing collar is placed on top of the implant to allow for proper placement and healing of the gum tissue.


Implantology (oral) : the science and discipline of restoring missing teeth and oral structures to regain function, comfort, and esthetics through the use of dental implants. Also called dental implantology or oral implantology.


Implantologist : a dentist who has limited his/her practice to placing and restoring dental implants. An implantologist may use all the different varieties of dental implants available on the market.


Mandible: the lower jawbone.


Maryland bridge: a fixed-type prosthetic replacement for missing teeth held in place with special metal wings that are bonded or cemented to adjacent teeth.


Maxilla: the upper jawbone that also includes the bones of the eyes, the hard palate, and the nose


Maxillary sinus: the anatomical space located in the bone above the back teeth of the upper (maxillary) jaw.


Maxillofacial: pertaining to the region of the head that contains the facial bones, including the maxilla and the mandible. The term usually refers to specialized surgical or prosthetic reconstruction of this area of the face.


Mental foramin: the area where the mandibular nerve exists the bone in the anterior lower jaw.


Molar: Back tooth, grinder.


Neuromuscular dentistry is a treatment modality of dentistry that focuses on correcting misalignment of the jaw at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Neuromuscular dentistry acknowledges the multi-facted musculoskeletal occlusal signs and symptoms that relates to postural problems involving the lower jaw and cervical region. Neuromuscular dentistry recognizes the need to solve the root of the misalignment problem(s) by understanding the relationships of the tissues which include the muscles, teeth, temporomandibular joints, and nerves. Symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) include:
  • Headaches / migraines
  • Facial pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears)
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (Tic douloureux), a neuropathic pain disorder unrelated to TMD
  • Bell's Palsy, a nerve disorder unrelated to TMD
  • Sensitive and sore teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Limited jaw movement or locking jaw
  • Numbness in the fingers and arms (related to the cervical musculature and nerves, not to TMD)
  • Worn or cracked teeth
  • Clicking or popping in the jaw joints


Oral surgeon: a specially trained dentist who has limited his/her practice to the specialty of oral surgery.


Oral Surgery: the specialty concerned with the diagnosis, reconstruction, correction, and management of normal and abnormal structures of the head, neck, and oral cavity.


Orthodontics: the specialty of dentistry concerned with the correction and maintenance of malaligned teeth and structures of the oral cavity.


Orthodontist: a specially trained dentist who has limited his/her practice to the specialty of orthodontics.


Osseointegration: a term that describes the amount of newly formed bone that surrounds and directly contacts a dental implant.


Overdenture: a denture that is placed over remaining tooth roots or implants.


Periodontics: the science and discipline concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and management of normal and abnormal conditions of gum and bone tissues surrounding teeth.


Periodontist: a specially trained dentist who has limited his/her practice to the specialty of periodontics.


Post: the prosthetic component that attaches directly to the implant that will support the final prosthesis. A post may also be used for a natural tooth that has undergone root canal therapy.


Prosthetics: the art and science of making and adjusting artificial replacement parts for the human body.


Prosthetic crown: an artificial replacement for the clinical crown. This can be tooth colored (porcelain) or metal (gold or silver)


Prosthodontics: the art and science of providing suitable substitutes for missing or damaged teeth in order that impaired function, appearance, comfort, and health of the patient may be restored.


Prosthodontist: a specially trained dentist who has limited his/her practice to the specialty of prosthodontics.


Removable partial denture: a prosthetic (artificial) replacement for missing teeth, bone, and gum tissue.


Residual ridge: after a tooth has been extracted, the remaining bone heals and is referred to as the residual ridge.


Root canal: Root canals are the narrow, hollow passages inhabited by nerve tissue and blood vessels, among other things, located within the dentin of a tooth. The root canal ends in, and in the case of multiple canals, join at, the pulp chamber. Healthbase - Root Canal Treatment


Root form implant: a dental implant that resembles the root portion of a tooth


Sinus elevation procedure (Sinus Lift): a procedure that involves placing a bone graft into the maxillary sinus to help gain additional support for placing implants and restoring the posterior upper arch of teeth.


Titanium:Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dental Implant - Titanium Metallic element, Ti. Atomic number 22, atomic mass 47.90, density 4.54 g/cm3 and melting point 1,668 C. Similar colour to steel. Relatively common in the earth's crust. In alloyed form, titanium is being used increasingly in the ceramic, aircraft and aerospace industries. Its biocompatible properties enable it to be used in prostheses inserted during surgery. The ability of titanium to establish direct contact with bone tissue is well-documented. Also the name of the plant Saturn's largest moon. The Titans were an ancient family of gods in Greek mythology, the children of Uranus and Gaia.

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Healthbase, an award-winning* medical tourism facilitator in USA, is the trusted source for global medical and dental choices, connecting patients to leading healthcare facilities worldwide. We arrange a variety of medical tourism services from basic consultations to full service treatment abroad. We help you to take care of all your medical tourism details from arranging the surgery and financing options to visas, travel, lodging and tourism.

Healthbase caters to the needs of individual consumers, self-funded businesses, insurance carriers, benefit consultants, insurance agents, and third party administrators seeking affordable medical travel and dental travel options. Our state-of-the-art, easy to use, information rich web-based system makes it easy to coordinate international medical care including necessary travel and accommodation for patients and their companions, all at one place.

The cost of surgical care at our ever growing network of affiliated institutions is typically a fraction of the cost of care in the U.S. with equal or superior outcomes. Healthbase arranges first class services for patients at major internationally accredited hospitals in Thailand, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, USA and is expanding to Canada, UK, Jordan,Taiwan, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, El Salvador and Guatemala.

We offer over two hundred medical, dental and cosmetic procedures in various categories: Orthopedic procedures such as hip replacement, Birmingham hip resurfacing, artificial knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, knee surgery; Cardiac and Vascular procedures like heart bypass (multiple coronary artery bypass graft or CABG), aortic aneurysm repair, heart valve repair, heat valve replacement, angioplasty, RF Ablation; Spinal procedures such as spine fusion, laminectomy, disc replacement; Weight-loss procedures like gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve; Eye procedures like LASIK; Cosmetic and Plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, face lift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction; Dental procedures such as orthognathic surgery, dental bridges, dental implants, dental crowns; dental veneers; and hundreds of other procedures in the departments of Urology, General surgery, Wellness and many more. The savings are up to 80% of typical US hospital prices.

Medical Tourism, also termed as Medical Travel, Health Travel, Health Tourism, Global Healthcare, Medical Vacation, Medical Value Travel, Medical Treatment Abroad, International Medical, Surgical Tourism, Surgery Abroad, Surgical Trip, Healthcare Abroad, Medical Outsourcing, offshore Medical and Overseas Medical, is the act of traveling abroad to receive medical, dental and cosmetic care. Significantly lower cost for best practice care is usually the primary motivation behind medical tourism although some medical tourists go abroad for immediate availability of procedures and to seek treatments that are not available in their home country. Patients frequently also take advantage of the opportunity to vacation and tour inexpensively in the foreign country while they are visiting for health care. Signup to know more about medical or dental tourism.

* - Awarded the "Best Website for Accessing International Medical Information for Patients/Consumers" by Consumer Health World 2007.


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