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Dental implants are artificial anchors, often in the form of a titanium screw, placed into the jawbone of a patient. A dental implant is used to support a dental crown, bridge, or denture in order to replace missing teeth.

What are dental implants?


Dental implants are artificial anchors, often in the form of titanium screws, placed into the jawbone of a patient. A dental implant is used to support a dental crown, bridge, or denture in order to replace missing teeth.

How long can dental implants last?


Dental implants can last over 20 years, depending on the dental hygiene of the patient and position of the implant in the jawbone.

Is getting dental implants painful?

Patients receiving a dental implant usually receive local anaesthesia to numb the mouth. This makes sure that the incision and placement of the implant in the jaw does not hurt. Some swelling or tenderness after the procedure is normal. Your dentist or dental specialist may prescribe painkillers as required.

How long does a dental implant take to heal?


Dental implant surgery takes about an hour. After you are discharged, the healing process takes up to six months during which the jawbone will fuse to support your dental implant. This means that for a patient to be a suitable candidate for dental implant surgery, there must be adequate jawbone to support the implant. 

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The most important factor would be the material of your implants. MRI utilizes magnetic fields and with that, it reacts with magnetic materials such as iron and cobalt. These days, almost all implants are made from medical-grade titanium. Titanium is paramagnetic, meaning that ...
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If your dental implants have successfully osseointegrated (fused with the bone) and you have been receiving regular maintenance after completion of the prosthetic part of the implant treatment (placement of the implant-supported crowns or bridge), then there is no need to do anythin...
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After a dental implant procedure is completed, it is imperative that you go back to your dentist for follow up visits. Regular active maintenance visits are so important to keep the state of your oral health in tip-top condition and to prevent painless and undetected dental probl...
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It depends on several factors: Is the tooth in the front or at the back? Front teeth require more aesthetic crowns to allow the crown to blend in with the natural teeth or a crown may be used to cover a discoloured tooth. Is there a heavy bite or grinding of the teeth...
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Dental implants can also be affected by gum disease (peri-implant mucositis or peri-implantitis), similar to how natural teeth can develop gingivitis (reversible inflammation of the gums) or periodontitis (inflammation of the gums and loss of supporting bone). Should you have...
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Lasers can be used to improve disinfection of the root canal space. The internal anatomy of the root canal system is very complex and web-like. This means that conventional rinsing with strong disinfectants (the best is bleach) are unable to fully penetrate and clean out these tortuous spaces. T...
11 Dec 2019

The Ultimate Guide To Dental Implants in Singapore (2020)

The Ultimate Guide To Dental Implants in Singapore (2020)

Missing teeth can be an embarrassing problem at best. At worst, they can make life very uncomfortable with issues that can affect your social life, speech, confidence and ability to chew.

In modern times, dental implants are the gold standard to replace missing teeth.

Thus, I have decided to write this article to help anyone who is keen on getting their missing teeth replaced with dental implants. Many of my patients feel that the dental industry is not transparent enough. Thus, it is my wish to change that perception for the benefit of all.

In this article, I will address the most important things about dental implants that you need to know. And I hope that after reading it, you will be able to make the most informed decision possible.

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There are many reasons for repeated dislodgment of a crown. In order to address it, the underlying factor(s) must be identified and dealt with: A short clinical crown height Some teeth, especially 2nd molars, can have a pre-existing short clinical crown height . This wi...
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A prosthodontist is a dentist that has gone for further studies to treat and manage dental and facial issue that involves the replacement of missing teeth and the restoration of damaged teeth. They are highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, temporomandibular disorders and...
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During the initial placement of the temporary crown, you will need to be a bit more careful when you are eating. This is because it is only made of plastic. Thus, it will not be as strong as the actual crown. Avoid eating anything too hard, such as ice or nuts, and anything too stic...
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