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Dental Implant: Overview, Diagnosis, Treatment | National Dental Centre Singapore

Dental Implant - What it is

​Dental implants are titanium screws that can serve as substitutes for missing tooth roots. Due to their durability and strength, they are ideal as tooth substitutes. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth, even in cases with complete tooth loss.

Dental implants are usually cylinder or screw-shaped. Each implant is carefully and precisely drilled into the location of the intended tooth and provides a firm and stable foundation for long-term support of the replacement teeth.

Titanium implants have been shown to be well-tolerated by the body and are used as supports in the fabrication of crowns, bridges or dentures to restore function and aesthetics.

Dental Implant - Symptoms

Dental Implant - How to prevent?

Dental Implant - Causes and Risk Factors

Dental Implant - Diagnosis

Various factors have to be taken into account when considering dental implant therapy. These include bone volume and quality, tooth and jaw relationships, oral habits and general medical health. Your dental surgeon will assess your suitability for treatment with these implants.

Dental Implant - Treatments

The treatment is carried out by a team of restorative specialists and surgeons working in close collaboration. Your dental surgeon will assess your suitability for treatment by considering factors such as your bone volume and quality, tooth and jaw relationship, oral health and habits, and general medical health. This may include a detailed analysis using different X-rays and scans.

It normally takes about four months to a year to complete the entire treatment. This would depend on case complexity as well as the need for additional procedures like bone grafting.

Phase 1: Treatment Planning
A thorough assessment of your medical health, oral health, overall teeth structure and bone volume will be checked for an individualised treatment plan.

Phase 2: Surgical Treatment
A minor surgical procedure is carried out to place titanium fixtures into the bone. If bone and/or soft tissue are insufficient, there may also be a need for additional grafting procedures before the implants can be placed.

Phase 3: Restorative Treatment
After the integration of the implant fixtures to the bone, the appropriate prosthesis will be customised for you.

Dental Implant - Preparing for surgery

Dental Implant - Post-surgery care

Dental Implant - Other Information

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