If a tooth is missing or damaged beyond repair, dental implant surgery is a great option to replace the missing tooth and avoid having a gap between the teeth.
A dental implant consists of two main parts:
The dental implant body itself that is placed below the gum during the dental 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 natural teeth to support it.
Dental Tooth Implants Singapore - Treatment Process & What to Expect?
After extraction or when the tooth is missing, the dental implant is placed. A bone graft may be done during this stage if the bone is too weak. Jaw bone is usually used for such dental bone grafts.
After the dental surgery, we usually allow 3-6 months for your bone at the implant site to heal well and the dental implant to stabilize.
Placement of Crown
TThe crown is placed on the tooth and you are good to go!
What happens if I leave the gap between my teeth after an 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 space. As this happens, food and bacteria get stuck between the teeth, causing dental 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 Tooth Implant
LIKE HAVING A NEW TOOTH BACK AGAIN
Like a natural tooth, dental appearance and chewing ability is restored.
PRESERVE FACIAL STRUCTURE
A dental implant transmits chewing forces to the jaw bone, maintaining bone density.
EAT, SPEAK AND LAUGH CONFIDENTLY
No more worry about your dental dentures falling out, or exposing gaps between your teeth.
NO NEED FOR OTHER TEETH SUPPORT
Implants are independent, unlike dental dentures or bridges which can fail due to issues with the supporting teeth.
Tooth Implant Costs in Singapore
Tooth implants in Singapore cost around $2,500 to $4,500 per tooth. The price of a dental tooth implant may vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the services or treatments that come with getting a dental implant. Certain services like bone augmentation, soft tissue treatment, extraction, and crowning will all affect the overall price of getting a dental implant.
The place where the crown is manufactured, the size of the implant, whether a bone graft is needed and other aspects will all affect the overall cost.
FULLY GUIDED KEYHOLE IMPLANT SURGERY
SAFETY FIRST – Our services as a professional dental centre concentrate heavily on the safety of our patients for every one of our treatment plans, especially during dental implant treatments. To more accurately understand the patient, 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 Dental 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. The 3D CAD-CAM works similar to a CT scan.
Fully Guided Keyhole Implant Surgery is one of the advanced techniques we use to minimises the size of the surgery site, leading to a painless, precise, and fast guided procedure.
Long-term Survival and Success Of Oral Implants in the Treatment Of Full and Partial Arches: a 7-year Prospective Study with the Iti Dental Implant System Eugenio Romeo-Diego Lops-Emilio Margutti-Marco Ghisolfi-Matteo Chiapasco-Giorgio Vogel – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15101597
Risk Factors For Dental Implant Failure: A Strategy For the Analysis Of Clustered Failure-time Observations S.k. Chuang, L.j. Wei, C.w. Douglass, T.b. Dodson, 2002 S.K. Chuang-L.J. Wei-C.W. Douglass-T.B. Dodson – https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/154405910208100814