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Dental Implant

What are Dental Implants

Dental Implants are the most sophisticated way of replacing missing teeth and is today regarded as the preferred form of tooth replacement. It is a permanent fixed alternative to removable dentures and functions like your own teeth. It is comfortable, feels natural and allows you to enjoy your food better. With new surgical techniques and intra-venous sedation, it is now a much simplified and almost painless procedure.

An implant comprises 3 parts. The first part or “fixture”, which is made of titanium, is placed within bone to replace the roots of missing teeth. The second part or “abutment” emerges through the gums and is used to carry the 3rd part, which is the crown, bridge or denture depending on how many teeth are missing. ​The use of tooth-coloured materials such as porcelain and zirconia provide aesthetic outcomes and pleasing smiles.

After the decayed or fractured teeth are removed, the implant is surgically placed in the jawbone and allowed to heal. It usually takes 3 to 4 months for the bone to strengthen around the implant and anchor it firmly.  During this time, temporary teeth are provided. The abutment as well as the final crown, bridge or denture is then connected.

 

In some patients if the amount of bone remaining is sufficient and when the quality is good, the “same-day teeth” concept can be used to allow the patient to resume his normal day to day lifestyle almost immediately. If however the remaining bone is insufficient, we can still place implants after adding or growing new bone using surgical techniques to graft or regenerate bone.

When do you need Implants

To replace teeth lost as the result of:

  • tooth decay

  • gum disease

  • fractures

When removable dentures are:

  • loose

  • uncomfortable

  • insufficiently supported

When fixed bridge replacements are not possible as: 

  • too many teeth are missing

  • the teeth next to the gap are too weak or small

  • when you prefer not to trim good teeth

Benefits of Dental Implant
  • Provides a permanent replacement for missing teeth

  • Has predictable and good long-term success rate

  • Prevents supporting bone from shrinking after teeth are lost

  • Does not decay as it is made from Titanium (a strong metal)

  • Helps you eat well for better nutrition

  • Restores appearance, confidence and self-esteem

  • Support your lips and cheeks better for younger look

Types of Dental Implant

Dental Implants have been widely use for more than 40 years since the original scientific research began in the 1960's in Sweden and Switzerland. While many implant systems are now available in the market and are generally of high quality, our clinic prefers using implants from Nobelbiocare, Sweden and Straumann, Switzerland.

While some patients may choose to replace every missing tooth individually, implants are very strong and 6-8 implants in each jaw may be sufficient to carry the load of the removable denture or fixed bridge, even when all your teeth have been lost. Your improved appearance and the ability to once again chew your food well will help you regain confidence and resume an active social life.

Are you suitable for Implants

Implants can be placed in most patients from age 18-80, though if you have an underlying medical condition, you should inform your dentist so that additional precautions can be taken, if required.

Even if you have lost your teeth for many years, we are now able to regenerate bone in order to place implants as a foundation for your denture or bridge.

Book your Dental Appointment today

Contact (65) 9799 3133, (65) 9797 3133

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Contact Details

Precious Medical Centre

290 Orchard Road, #12-01 Paragon, Singapore 238859

Mobile: (65) 8222 8488
Email: drwilliamchong@gmail.com

Tel: (65) 9799 3133, (65) 9797 3133
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