If a tooth is missing, or damaged beyond repair, a dental implant is a great option to replace the missing tooth and avoid having a gap between the teeth.
Dental implant consists of two main parts: – The dental implant body itself that is placed below the gum during the implant surgery; it basically replaces the root of a natural tooth – The implant crown, which is the visible part that replaces the missing tooth
The main advantage of dental implants is that it is an individual unit that does not rely on the neighbouring teeth to support it.
Dental Implant Singapore - What to Expect?
After extraction or when the tooth is missing, the dental implant is placed. Bone graft may be done during this stage if necessary.
After the surgery, we usually allow 3-6 months for your bone to heal well and the dental implant to stabilise.
Placement of Crown
The crown is placed on the tooth and you are good to go!
What happens if I leave the gap between my teeth after extraction?
Over many years, without tooth implant treatment, the following long term consequences usually occur:
The neighbouring teeth can start to tip or drift inwards towards the space. As this happens, food and bacteria gets stuck between the teeth, causing issues.
In most cases, the opposing tooth will also start to ‘grow’ down towards the gap. Eventually, it may end up loose or biting on the lower gum and may need to be extracted.
The bone and gum around the missing tooth will be lost, and collapse down.
Advantages of Dental Implant
LIKE HAVING A NEW TOOTH BACK AGAIN
Like a natural tooth, appearance and chewing ability is restored.
PRESERVE FACIAL STRUCTURE
Implants transmit chewing forces to the jaw bone, maintaining bone density.
EAT, SPEAK AND LAUGH CONFIDENTLY
No more worry about your dentures falling out, or exposing gaps between your teeth.
NO NEED FOR OTHER TEETH SUPPORT
Implants are independent, unlike dentures or bridges which can fail due to issues with the supporting teeth.
FULLY GUIDED KEYHOLE IMPLANT SURGERY
SAFETY FIRST – We digitally reconstruct an accurate model of your mouth and jaws using our 3D intraoral CEREC scanner and 3D CBCT X-Ray, that gives us information to locate all important anatomical structures.
3D CAD-CAM Implant Guide
3D CAD-CAM Implant Guide
We then plan and design the optimal position for the implant and create an individually customised 3D CAD-CAM guide, all in our clinic.
Fully Guided Keyhole Implant Surgery is an advanced technique that minimises the size of the surgery site, leading to a painless, precise, and fast guided procedure.