At FIGS Dental, we understand the impact that missing teeth can have on your oral health and self-confidence. Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in your jawbone to support a replacement tooth or bridge. They are made of biocompatible materials, such as titanium, and fuse with your natural bone over time to create a strong, stable foundation for your replacement teeth.
Dental implants work by replacing the missing tooth root and supporting a replacement tooth or bridge. The implant is placed in your jawbone during a surgical procedure and allowed to heal and fuse with the bone over a period of several months. Once the implant has fused with the bone, a connector called an abutment is attached to the implant, which holds the replacement tooth or bridge in place.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
1. Improved appearance
Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth, improving your appearance and self-confidence.
2. Improved speech
Dental implants can improve your speech by filling in gaps in your teeth that cause speech difficulties.
3. Improved function
Dental implants function like your natural teeth, allows you to eat your favorite foods and speak with ease.
4. Improved comfort
Dental implants are more comfortable than traditional dentures and don’t require messy adhesives to stay in place.
5. Improved oral health
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The Dental Implant Process
The first step in the dental implant process is a consultation with an experienced dental implant provider. During this consultation, your dentist will evaluate your oral health and discuss your treatment goals with you.
2. Treatment plan
If dental implants are a good option for you, your dentist will create a customized treatment plan that includes implant placement and restoration.
3. Implant placement
The next step is the surgical placement of the dental implant in your jawbone. This procedure is typically done under local anesthesia.
After the implant is placed, it is allowed to heal and fuse with your bone in a process called osseointegration. This process can take several months.
5. Abutment placement
Once the implant has fused with your bone, a connector called an abutment is attached to the implant. This abutment holds the replacement tooth or bridge in place
The final step is the placement of the replacement tooth or bridge on the abutment. This restoration is customized to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless appearance.
Additional Information on Dental Implants
Good candidates for dental implants include those who have missing teeth, healthy gums, and adequate bone density to support the implant. Your dentist will evaluate your oral health to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants require the same level of care as your natural teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups. It’s also important to avoid chewing on hard objects, such as ice or hard candy, which can damage your implants.
Dental implants have a high success rate, with over 95% of implants lasting for over 10 years. However, success rates can vary depending on individual factors, such as oral health and lifestyle habits.
The cost of dental implant treatment can vary depending on individual factors, such as the number of implants needed and the complexity of the treatment. However, dental implants are often a cost-effective option in the long-term, as they can last for many years and help prevent future dental problems.
Dental Implant Cost in Singapore
The cost of dental implants in Singapore can vary depending on a range of factors, including the number of implants needed, the complexity of the case, and the materials used. At FIGS Dental, we offer competitive pricing for dental implants in Singapore, starting from $3,500 per tooth. Dental implant surgery is Medisave claimable up to $1250 per implant. Our clinical staff will walk you through the Medisave claiming process for your dental implant treatment.
*Cost of Dental Implants( Before Medisave)
First Payment (Implant Placement Surgery)
Second Payment (Implant Impressions)
Third Payment (Placement of crowns)
*prices indicated are for a single tooth implant-crown. Adjunctive Procedures such as bone grafting or sinus lifting are not included
** Flexible payment options and instalments plans are available.
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Which Dental Implant Brand to choose?
When choosing a dental implant brand, there are several factors to consider. These include:
The success rate of the brand
The materials used in the implant
The design and features of the implant system
The surface technology used in the implant
The connection type used in the implant
The cost of the implant system
It is important to discuss these factors with your dentist and consider your unique needs and goals when selecting a brand.
At FIGS Dental, we stock two renowned implant brands – Osstem and Straumann – and our dentists will suggest the most suitable dental implant based on each patient’s clinical requirements and budgetary constraints.
Most patients report little to no discomfort during the dental implant procedure. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area, and pain medication can be prescribed to manage any post-operative discomfort.
The length of the dental implant procedure varies depending on the individual case, but it typically takes several months to complete. The initial implant placement usually takes an hour or two, and the rest of the process involves waiting for the implant to fuse with the jawbone and placing the replacement tooth or bridge
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene, and avoiding habits like smoking can help prolong the life of your dental implants.
Dental implants are a safe and effective option for most people who have lost one or more teeth. However, certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, can increase the risk of complications. Your dentist will evaluate your oral health and medical history to determine whether dental implants are a suitable option for you.
Caring for dental implants is similar to caring for natural teeth. Brush and floss regularly, avoid hard or sticky foods that could damage the implant, and attend regular dental check-ups and cleanings to ensure the longevity of your dental implants.
Leaving missing teeth untreated can have serious consequences for your oral health, including bone loss, gum disease, and a higher risk of tooth decay and infection. Additionally, missing teeth can affect your speech, bite, and ability to eat and chew properly, leading to further health problems.
While most people are good candidates for dental implants, certain medical conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes or immune system disorders may affect the success of the procedure. Your dentist will evaluate your individual case to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.