What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants or dental implant surgery in Singapore is when tooth roots are replaced with a strong foundation using metal posts and an artificial tooth in place of the missing or damaged tooth. Dental implants do not diminish the use of any replaced teeth and function like real ones.

The main advantage of dental implants is that it is an individual unit that does not rely on the neighbouring natural teeth for support.

Why Are Dental Implants Different At Dental Designs Clinic?

MOH-accredited dentists

High quality and reputable implants

Fully digital workflow

Low risk of nerve damage and poor implant stability

In-house lab

5 mins walk from Raffles Place MRT

10-year warranty

Benefits Of Having Dental Implants

Like having a new tooth back again

Appearance and chewing ability will be restored.

Eat, speak and laugh confidently

No more worrying about your dental dentures falling out or exposing gaps between your teeth. You’ll have your smile back in no time.

No need for other teeth support

Unlike dental dentures or bridges, dental implants are independent. They will not fail due to issues with the supporting teeth.

Preserve facial structure

Dental implants transmit chewing force to the jaw bone. This maintains bone density and preserves the strength of the jaw in the long run, without changing your facial structure.

Process Of Getting Dental Implants
At Dental Designs in Singapore

STEP 1: Consultation

  • A detailed examination is conducted to determine if there are any underlying dental issues – this process includes taking digital 3D images and X-ray scans.

  • This consultation session also helps us determine if a sinus lift, bone grafting or tooth extraction is required.

  • If any anomalies render you unsuitable for dental implants, our dentists will work closely with you to explore other dental aesthetic options to achieve your desired results.

STEP 2: Sinus lift, Bone graft or Tooth extraction

  • A sinus lift may be required to better support dental implants by lifting the sinus membrane and packing bone powder into the area.
  • A bone graft is done by inserting a bone into the gumline.
  • Tooth extraction may be required for any tooth or multiple teeth that are damaged beyond repair to ensure overall oral health.
  • Full recovery of any or all of the above procedures must be ensured before your dentist can proceed to place the implants

STEP 3: 3D Guided Surgery

We combine the 3D Intraoral model, 3D cone-beam CT x-ray, plan the position of your implant and subsequently create a 3D Printed Surgical Implant Guide that will ensure that the implant is placed according to what was planned.

STEP 4: Placement of Implant

  • A cut is made to open your gum and expose the bone where the dental implant will be placed.
  • Holes will be drilled deep into the bone and a metal pole placed into it. This serves as the tooth root.

STEP 5: Crown installation

  • The crown is then attached to the implant via an attachment to screw it securely into place.
  • Installing the crown may be delayed for 2 to 3 months depending on the severity of the case or discussed treatment plan with your dentist.

STEP 6: Review

  • An in-person review will follow 2 weeks after the procedure to check on the implant(s) and remove any stitches.
  • If the crown was not placed immediately after implant, an appointment will be scheduled for you in 2 to 3 months.

Fully Guided Keyhole Implant Surgery

A technique to minimise the size of the surgery site for less pain, less stitches and better healing, while considering-
  1. Critical Anatomical Structures – Nerves, sinus cavities, arteries and other important structures should be avoided.
  2. Quality and Quantity of Bone – The implant should be surrounded by healthy, adequate bone.
  3. Quality and Quantity of Gum – The implant should have sufficient healthy gums that are resilient enough to withstand damage.
  4. Implant in relation to the future implant crown – The implant must be placed in a position that is easy to clean while looking aesthetic and natural.

Types of Dental Implants in Singapore


1 Up to 6 teeth in a row Entire upper or bottom set of teeth,
or both sets

1 per tooth 2 per row 4 and above per set
of teeth

Yes Yes Yes

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Singapore?

We would love to help you achieve your dream smile. Get in touch with us for a personalised plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

01. I am quite young, can I get dental implants?
Dental implants are suitable for both young and old. If you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth or all of them, you can approach our friendly staff to make an appointment with our dentist to address your concerns.
02. What is the success rate of dental implants?
Success rates are reported to be above 90 to 95% for a healthy individual; however, oral hygiene, health, and habits are taken into account before proceeding with dental implants.
03. How long do dental implants last?
With the right oral upkeeping routine, dental implants can last between 20 to 30 years. Making regular visits to your dentist for professional cleaning and check-ups to sustain the lifespan of your dental implants.
04. Can dental implants be removed?
Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently fixed into the bone to mimic the manner of natural teeth.
05. Are dental implants expensive in Singapore?
Dental implants vary in cost in Singapore depending on your needs and desires. Procedures related to dental implants can range from SGD$1,700 per tooth up to SGD$6,000 for a full treatment inclusive of consultations, sinus lift, bone grafting, tooth extraction and reviews.
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