Frequently asked questions on dental implants
Dental implants are metal post normally made from titanium that is inserted into your jaw to acts as your new tooth root. A false porcelain tooth, called a crown, is then screwed into the implant posts as your new tooth to replace a missing tooth.
You can replace missing teeth with dentures, dental bridges or dental implants. In today’s era, uour dentist may recommend dental implants as as the preferred teeth replacement option because unlike dentures and dental bridges, dental implants do not require existing supporting teeth to achor the false prostheses in place. Dental implants do not tamper or affect surrounding adjacent teeth. In terms of function, detnal implants are stronger in taking your chewing bite and feels more natural.
In the past, dental implant is generally a more costly procedure than dentures and dental bridges teeth replacement options. However, with today’s enhanced range of implant brands and systems on the market, the cost of implants is now significantly reduced. Depending on your case and chosen of implant, many implants treatment in Thailand now cost just slightly more than having dental bridges treatment.
Time is another factor of limitation is dental implant treatment require healing period for the implant post to integrate with your jaw bone before your dentist places your final dental prosthese over the implant post. Advancement on less invasive implant techniques and improved material has now cut short complete treatment timing from more than 6 months to just over a few weeks. Osseointegration and the time taken for the implant to fuse with jaw bone will vary wtih each individual depending on the bone and oral condition.
Dental implant treatments are done in 2 phases. During the first phase, the dental implant post is embedded into the jaw bone. Most individuals are usually wary of this surgical stage on possible pain, swelling, and bleeding from surgery. However, the large majority of dental implants are done under local anesthesia whilst you are awake quite easily. In Thailand, you can opt for IV sedation or sleep dentistry under general anesthesia if concerned on pain. At BIDH dental hsopital, a team of registered nurse and licensed anaesthesiologist are on staff to safely and secure adminster dental sedation for patient comfort and having pain-free dental treatments.
During the second phase of the dental implant treatment, the prosthese (crowns, bridge or dentures) is simply made and secured over the implant posts. There is no surgical treatment involved and requires a few visits to your dentist to get your new set of false teeth fitted.
The complete dental implant treatment starting from implant planning, implant post surgery to having a final tooth over the implant will normally require more than a one day.
For the majority of individuals, dental implant treatment will require at least 4 to 5 visits to your dentist. At BIDH dental hospital, your dentist can efficiently plan your dental treatment to limit your number of visits. There is methodologies known as same day implants, immediate implants and or teeth-in-one day. These procedures speed up the dental implant treatment procedure but will still require at least a week or more for total treatment completion.
Read more on All-on-4 teeth-in-one day procedure and same day implants.
In general, the cost of dental implants treatment is based on the dental implant you use, your dentist fees relating to their skills and qualifications and your individual oral condition.
On dental implant material, there are premium quality implants and lower range dental implant brand. High-quality implant brands are normally manufactured from Switzerland, Sweden or USA. There are also more economical brands from Korea, Israel or China. With teach implant brand, there are also model range of implants. Some having additional strength and surface properties that incresaes success rates and speeds up healing. At BIDH dental hospital, our implant dentists advocate the use of established Swiss or Swedish implant systems carried world-wide for safety and ease of maintenance globally. We offer affordable, value-for-money but premum quality implant systems.
In Thailand, a general dentist can perform implant surgery under their license. Within smaller dental clinics, many general dentists can perform the full range of treatment and are not certified as an oral surgeon or specialist. Standards of dental treatment in Thailand cn vary as there is no restriction to limit dentist expertise. It is therefore important that you do do your research in checking for a trusted dental clinic group or your implant dentists skills and experience before determining who you may like to go to for your dental implant treatment.
The total cost of dental implant treatment will largely be based on your individual oral condition. How many implants is required, your bone condition and expected final prosthetic outcome.
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