Dental
Implants

Stable, Realistic & Long-Lasting Teeth Replacements

What are
Dental Implants?

Dental implants in Singapore are metal fixtures that serve as replacement for tooth roots. These are surgically implanted into the jawbone and then mounted with artificial teeth to replace missing ones. For those seeking a long-term solution and do not want to (or cannot) get dentures, bridges or crowns, dental implants may be something to consider.

How do Dental Implants work?

Fixture

The first step of a dental implant is to surgically place a fixture into the jaw bone. The metal fixture typically uses titanium or titanium alloy, and features a screw-shaped body on which the abutment and artificial tooth are mounted. As you heal, the fixture will fuse with your natural jawbone, with the two growing together to form a strong and long-lasting foundation, for your replacement teeth.

This healing process can take weeks to months while you proceed with your everyday life.

Abutment

Once the implant bonds with the jawbone, a small connector – called an abutment – is placed on top of the dental implant to connect the implant to the replacement tooth or teeth.

Prosthesis

Simply put, the prosthesis refers to the denture, crown or bridge that is attached to the abutment, which connects the prosthesis securely to the fixture. The type of prosthesis used will depend on how many teeth need to be replaced.

How do Dental Implants Work?


While the resulting dental implant looks and acts like your natural tooth, you can see why you want to find an implant specialist to perform the procedure.

Types of Dental Implants

Picture of a Single Tooth Dental Implant
Single tooth Implant

If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.

Picture of All on 4 Dental Implant
All on 4 Implants

People who lost all their teeth are usually concerned about a list of problems from the basic function to chew to self-esteem issues.

The innovative All-on-4® treatment utilizes four dental implants for a permanent set of teeth, fully restoring individuals’ dental function and appearance in a short amount of time.

Premium Dental Implant Brands
Products Systems Available

We use premium/ reputable implant brands consisting of: Nobel, Bicon, Straumann, Astratech.

To ensure high standards of clinical quality, dental materials are evaluated stringently before being adopted for patients’ use.

For instance, implant systems must be accompanied by well-documented evidence of rigorous research and efficacy in controlled-studies, before they can be considered for use.

The systems selected are from reputable companies which devote considerable resources towards research and development (R&D) and provide good after-sales service. This is especially crucial because implants and its components are expected to function for many years.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

There are many benefits of dental implants, which include:

  • Matches the Look and Feel of Your Natural Teeth
    Dental implants are designed to resemble the appearance and function of your natural teeth and complement adjacent teeth. Their solidified grip also makes them look and feel more natural compared to traditional bridges and dentures.
  • Long-lasting and Durable
    Dental implants are made out of titanium or zirconia, which are biocompatible and can grow and attach to the jawbone. With proper care and maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.
  • Prevents Bone Loss
    Losing one or more teeth creates empty spaces that can lead to the deterioration of your jawbone. Dental implants are the sole restoration option to stimulate natural bone growth and hinder bone loss.
  • Improves Ability to Chew and for Natural Speech
    Dental implants are placed in the jaw bone to replace lost teeth and restore or improve your ability to chew. As they are attached firmly on the jaw like natural teeth, implants can also improve speech or address speech problems caused by missing teeth.
  • Supports Adjacent Teeth
    Gaps caused by missing teeth can cause adjacent teeth to reposition themselves, which leads to misalignment. With dental implants, they can “cover” the gap to create consistent and straight alignment.
  • Enhances Facial Structure
    Missing teeth eventually change the shape of your face and cause facial sagging that make you appear older. Dental implants provide support to your facial structure and improve your confidence when smiling.


When are Dental Implants Required?

Individuals may opt for dental implants in Singapore if any of the following cases apply:

  • They have one or more missing teeth
  • Dentures do not perfectly fit
  • They do not like using dentures
  • They wish to maintain their remaining teeth
  • They want to improve their speech and bite force
  • Teeth misalignment due to missing teeth
  • Loosening and weakening of other existing teeth
  • Missing teeth that can lead to bone loss
  • Facial sagging that may cause aging appearance due to missing teeth.


How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost in Singapore?

For people considering having dental implants, here’s how much an average dental implant in Singapore costs: PKWY Dental Clinic offers affordable dental implant in Singapore. Our dental implant cost starts at $3,565 per implant after the Medisave claim is applied.



What Are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants are the newest offering for dental implants that feature a one-piece screw measuring 3mm in diameter. Traditional implants use 2-piece screws with a diameter of 3.25 to 5mm. Compared to traditional implants, mini implants are quicker and less painful to install.



What Are the Benefits of Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants’ benefits over traditional implants include:

  • Less invasive surgery
  • Faster recovery
  • Lower cost
  • Less jawbone density needed
  • Avoids bone grafting
  • Faster results

FAQs

  • How Long Does a Dental Implant Last?

    With proper dental care, dental implants in Singapore can possibly last a lifetime. However, the visible part called the crown will need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years or more, if well taken care of.

  • Are Dental Implants Painful?

    The procedure should not involve any pain since a dental implant specialist will use anesthesia to numb your mouth. As the numbness wears off, patients may experience mild pain and swelling, but these should go away after a few days. Pain relief may be prescribed.

  • How Long Does a Dental Implant Procedure Take?

    The duration of the surgery is about one to two hours per implant. The last restoration for tooth replacement will occur about three months after the first implants.

  • Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

    One should have the following requirements to get dental implants:

    • Having healthy gums
    • Having adequate bone density
    • Must have proper hygiene practices and good oral health
    • Not a smoker
Our Expertise in Dental Implants

Implant treatment at PKWY Dental Specialist Practice incorporates the use of well-documented techniques and cutting-edge technology. Currently, teeth scheduled for extraction or replacement are first evaluated for bone volume and quality by a specialist. Consequently, measures such as bone grafting and socket preservation procedures can be taken to minimize bone loss as the extraction site.

Our dental specialists also have access to three-dimensional imaging and treatment planning systems; these will prove valuable for high-risk cases whereby close proximity between the tooth and vital structures such as nerves and vessels are present. These imaging systems also aid in the assessment of available bone at the site, which translates to better planning, increased accuracy and heightened patient safety during implant placement.

PKWY Dental Specialist Practice aims to provide you the best quality dental implants possible and we are also looking forward to seeing you wear that perfect smile. Get your dental implant in Singapore at our dental clinic today.

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