What are Dental Implants? 

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. 

How do Dental Implants Work?

Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.

For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants. Here’s some very useful information about dental implants and the work we can do.

Step by step for routine dental implants

1 Diagnosis and treatment planning after which it may be necessary to carry out repairs or treatment to any remaining teeth.

2 Implant placement is usually followed by a period of healing lasting from 6 weeks to 6 months. Often the implants are completely hidden beneath the gum, however one-stage procedures where the implant is visible from the time of placement are also commonplace. Stitches are normally removed 7 to 10 days after the implant placement.

3 Several visits may be needed over the first few weeks to adjust temporary teeth or dentures and to monitor healing.

4 Once the implants have healed uneventfully for the required time, they are uncovered if necessary and made ready to connect the teeth. Sometimes the time allowed for implants to integrate may be increased or decreased to suit the local bone conditions and the overall quality of healing.

5 In some cases the first teeth fitted to your implants are not the final ones, but replicas of the intended design. This stage can be used to assess the implants, control early loading and in areas where aesthetics are more critical, also gives the gums time to mature around each implant before final teeth are fitted.

6 Final teeth are commonly fitted between 3 and 9 months after the implants were first placed. The way that the teeth fit together is carefully adjusted so that they do not interfere with each other.

 

Note: Regular examination and hygiene appointments are then all that is required to maintain the health of the mouth, teeth and implants.

Latest news

  • Dental implant

    Dental implant is considered to be one of the best options to replace the missing teeth by placing the artificial tooth root in the jaw bone. Unlike denture, good dental implant doesn't become loose. Moreover, dental implant doesn't need to anchor with other teeth like dental bridge, so it is good for oral health and function compare to other types of prosthesis.

    Two stages of treatment 

    1. Implant's root placement (Treatment durations are 1-2 weeks)

    2. Prosthetics placement (Treatment durations are 1-3 weeks)

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  • Veneer

    Do you want to have more attractive smile? Dental veneers can solve the problem. Dental veneers – made from composite or porcelain – represent solutions for worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment, abnormal spacing, chips and cracks. Although veneers might be considered expensive – with porcelain veneers costing more than direct composite veneers – people often are very satisfied with their results and feel the benefits far outweigh the cost.

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  • Dental crown and bridges

    The crown and bridges serve the purpose for

    1. restoration of severely damaged tooth.
    2. restoration of the tooth that have root canal treated.
    3. correction of the shape and the color of the teeth for better smile.
    4. restoration of the space that the teeth are missing.
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  • Whitening

    Tooth whitening serve the patients who need their teeth to get more white. There are 2 types of bleaching, first is to do the whitening in dental clinic and second is to do the whitening at home with your custom made trays. Both of them have different indication and contraindication. Ask your dentist for more information which one will benefit you the most.
     
    In-office bleaching treatment takes about 1 hr.
     
    Home bleaching treatment need 2 visits. First is to make an impression and second is to deliver the tray with bleaching gels. This treatment can be finished in 2-3 days
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  • Dental CT Scan

    We provide a routine oral examination along with intraoral camera to help you learn more about your teeth. Our CT scan / Orthopanthomograph will also help us to access a better treatment plan.

    Normal check up sometimes is not enough to see everyting in between the overlap teeth and under the jaw bone. Dental x-ray and CT help us to see two-dimentions and three-dimentions in the area that our eyes can't see.

     

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  • Oral surgery

    Not every teeth can be save. A Severely damaged teeth, wisdom teeth or even sound teeth but do not stay in the right place. We provide wide range of oral surgery work include extraction, wisdom tooth removal, crown lengthening surgery, periodontal plastic surgery, dental implant, etc.

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  • Root canal treatment

    You will need a root canal treatment if the tooth nerve is exposed by caries or fracture. The procedure is included removal of the nerve, clean the teeth canal and fill with the root canal filler.

    The tooth that already has a root canal treated will get weaker and darker because of the amount of the tooth structure removal in the process of root canal treatment and lose of vitality. Post and core crown will need to perform after root canal treatment for the protection and aesthetic purpose.

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  • Braces

    To make a good smile with maximum preservation of natural tooth structure. Orthodontic treatment is the best choice.
    This treatment need a x-ray with oral examination. normally this treatment takes about 2-3 years and needs to visit once per month.
     
    After the treatment, an oral appliance called "retainer" is required to stabilize your smile for many years.
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  • Periodontal (gum) treatment

    Our teeth are surrounded by gum and bone. Plaque and tartar that deposit around the tooth can cause gingivitis which will lead to gum bleeding, swelling and mild pain. If inflammation continues, bacteria will destroy a surounding bone and the disease will develop to periodontitis which cause more bleeding and pain, tooth mobility, sometimes get abscess and finally tooth loss.

     
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  • Cleaning

    It is not possible to keep your mouth clean 100% by yourself because there is always some area that the toothbrush or dental floss could not reach. Our recommendation is to see your dentist twice a years for dental check up and get tooth cleaning.

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  • Filling

    The major cause for damage to the teeth are

    1. Decayed - The tooth surface that is deposit with bacteria for long enough time will cause demineralization of the enamel and dentin.

    2. Broken tooth
    Filling serve the purpose for restore damaged teeth to normal form and function.
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  • Removable denture

    Before implant have been use widely, the denture is the option for restore the missing tooth. Nowaday, denture is most likely use as the temporary prosthesis while waiting for the healing of the wound of extraction before insert and restore by dental implant.

     
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