Restore your missing tooth and, more importantly, the function and aesthetic with dental implants!
A dental implant is an artificial replacement for the root portion of your missing tooth. It is inserted and anchored into your jaw bone, thus keeping the dental crown attached to it firmly in place.
A dental implant is the best replacement for a missing tooth.
It does not just provide a replacement for the missing tooth, but also restore the overall oral condition such as the distribution of chewing force, speech, and aesthetic, which improves the patient’s overall quality of life.
The loss of a permanent tooth will not only affect your appearance but also affect your day to day life, such as eating and speaking. A dental implant is an excellent solution to replace that missing tooth. It is a small titanium screw placed into your jawbone, and it serves as the root of your new tooth. For this to work, there must be sufficient bone in the jaw to support the implant. In certain situations, artificial bone may be added with a procedure called bone grafting to aid in replacing lost bone.
Before the treatment, a comprehensive examination and implant consultation will be carried out. This comes with a full mouth x-ray and a 3D CBCT scan, which will be done at the comfort of our clinic.
We are well equipped with advanced technologies such as the Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) machine, providing high-quality treatment planning that significantly improves your treatment’s success. In the event of a complicated case, we have our team of regular visiting specialists for consultation and treatment too!
Before starting the implant surgery, local anaesthesia will be given to numb up the area so that you will not experience any pain throughout the procedure.
The whole process takes only around 45 mins to an hour. After the surgery, painkillers, antibiotics, and an antiseptic mouthwash are usually prescribed to help you cope better over the next few days. An ice pack will be given to you immediately after the surgery to minimize facial swelling over the next few days.
You will be given up to 5 days of medical leave to rest well after the procedure. A follow-up appointment will be arranged for you to come back seven days later to review and remove stitches.
After placing an implant, it takes 2-6 months for the implant screw to stabilize and fuse well with the bone. The second stage involves a more straightforward procedure, which exposes the implant’s head to place on a healing cap. This cap guides the gum to heal without covering the head of the implant.
In about 2 weeks, an abutment is screwed into the implant, and an impression will be taken to customize an implant crown, which will be ready in another 1-2 weeks’ time.
During this procedure, local anaesthesia will be given to numb up the area so that you will not experience any pain. After the procedure, painkillers, antibiotics, and an antiseptic mouthwash are usually prescribed to help you cope better over the next few days. An ice pack will be given to you immediately after the surgery to minimize facial swelling over the next few days.
Medisave can only be used for surgical procedures. Hence, Yes it can be used for Implant surgery if you are Singaporean and PR, covering up to $1,250.
For implant surgery, you will be given 5 days of MC.
Dental implants are long-lasting. However, you should take proper care of your implants, just like how you care for your natural teeth. It is crucial for regular implant maintenance with a dental professional and brush and floss daily to prevent gum infection affecting bone surrounding the implant.
Implant failure may occur if an infection occurs around the implant site. Other possible causes may include heavy biting/ grinding, or failure of fusion between the jaw bone and the implant. All these can be prevented with proper treatment planning and aftercare following the treatment.
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