A woman choosing her tooth implant

Dental Implant

Dental implants are little cylinders that are surgically positioned into the jawbone to mimic the support and functions of a natural tooth. It is an artificial substitute that replaces the root of the missing tooth, and acts as a stable support for new teeth. Often times, these implants appear so natural, you may not even notice or feel it there!

How Does Dental Implant Works

Realistic View of a Dental Implant

Implants are made from titanium, which is known for its biocompatible properties. It fuses well to your jaw bone, allowing it to provide support for artificial teeth. After being placed inside the jaw bone via a small surgical procedure, the implant is firmly anchored into its surrounding bone tissues over the next few weeks or months (osseointegration), before having a dental crown positioned on the implant.

Why dental implants instead of other teeth replacement methods

Convenience

Dental implant is a permanent fixture that does not need to be removed at night, making it convenient and natural like your own teeth.

No Additional Support Required

Unlike dentures which need denture adhesive to hold it in place especially during speaking or chewing, the implant holds firmly to your jawbone just like natural teeth.

More Lasting

The implants can last for a very long time with proper dental hygiene put into practice. Regular check-ups with us are also crucial steps to take when caring for your implant.

woman dentist taking implant tooth

What to expect for Dental Implant Treatment?

Stage 1

Comprehensive Assessment & Consultation

stage 2

Surgical placement of the implant

stage 3

Placement of the new custom made crown

stage 4

Routine Follow up and Maintenance

Getting Dental Implants

While dental implant technology has progressed by leaps and bounds, it is in fact not suitable for everyone. We seek to provide the most ideal and safest treatment to our patients by conducting a comprehensive examination during your initial visit, to ensure your suitability for the treatment. 3D x-ray imaging is also available when we need to better visualise what we are working with.

FAQs

Dental implants are not for everyone. A comprehensive examination with us will be necessary to determine your suitability for this treatment.

In order to ensure that your implant lasts, good oral hygiene is crucial. It is important to make use of interdental tools that allows you to reach and clean areas around your implant that may be difficult to reach.

Single dental implants cost around $3,500 to $5,500 on average in Singapore, depending on the type and design of implant and crown used for the treatment.

Payment can be done progressively from the start to end of the treatment. You may use Medisave to claim and cover part of the cost, while the remaining fee can be paid with cash or cards at your comfort. 

At AllSmiles, we believe in only using quality and reliable implant components from reputable companies for our patients. As the treatment for each individual varies, we recommend you to visit us for a professional assessment by our dentists to understand the exact costs and discuss the treatment.

The duration of the treatment for each individual varies. Before the surgery, our dental surgeon will assess the patient to determine their dental condition and discuss the treatment with the patient. The entire whole dental implant will generally take 3 to 6 months to complete.

Like our natural teeth, dental implants need to be cleaned regularly. Besides practising good oral hygiene, the implants must be checked regularly and professionally cleaned by a dentist.

When a tooth is missing, it leaves a gap and causes the surrounding bone tissues to shrink.
Dental implants help to fill the gap left by the missing tooth while providing support for the bone tissues. This will also prevent the neighbouring teeth from drifting away from their positions and opposing teeth growing into the gap of the missing tooth.

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