Doctor's Answers (2)
I’ll try to touch upon the three brands I have had experience with – Osstem, Dentium and Straumann.
There are many factors which are considered when dentists price their dental implants in Singapore.
This list isn’t exhaustive and there are of course many other implant brands available. I hope it has at least given you an idea of why there is such a big price range.
thank you for your enquiry!
I understand that it can be frustrating when faced with a wide range of fees when trying to find a good dentist for your mom.
Many clinics all over the island offer dental implant surgery as a treatment option, from the smaller clinics in the suburbs, to the big group practices in town and finally the government institutions like the National Dental Centre.
I have written several articles about dental implants:
I hope as you read my articles and as you do more of your own research into the matter, you can come to your own decision about which clinic to bring your mum to.
For something as important as your mom's teeth, it may be prudent for you not to go for the absolute cheapest, but at the same time, perhaps at this point there is also no need to go to the top, most expensive dental specialist in Singapore.
My humble advice is for you to find a caring, honest and experienced dentist from a reputable clinic that charges a fair fee for good service as a good point to start. If your mum's case is complicated, you can always see someone more experienced later on, but its fair to expect to pay more then.
Also, you can always get a second or third opinion later if you feel that the first dentist you go to is not suitable for your mum.
Lastly it is my opinion that it is unfair to say that one brand of dental implant is better than another brand. All brands of dental implants available in Singapore have passed through strict HSA regulatory checks and are safe to use.
There are pros and cons to every implant brand available and some dental surgeons prefer to use one brand better than another for various reasons. It does not mean that the most expensive implant brand is the best for all clinical situations and conversely, it does not mean also that the cheapest implant brands are automatically lousy for all clinical situations.
It is more important that you find a good dentist that is able to diagnose the problem accurately and to be able to indicate several treatment options for your mum to make an informed choice. If your mum eventually chooses to get dental implants done, a good dentist should be able to indicate for the correct type and brand of dental implant , that would work best in your mums unique situation.
I hope this information is useful for you and i wish your mum every success in finding a dentist she can trust!
Dr Gerald Tan