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Dental Implants

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What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants serve as a durable replacement for lost teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or other causes. These artificial tooth roots are surgically placed into the jawbone to securely hold dental crown, dental bridge or dentures.

At i.Dental, our dental implant solutions range from single tooth replacements to implant-supported bridges and dentures, including metal-free options. Prices range from $3,815 to $7,085 per tooth, tailored to meet your specific dental needs.

Cost of Dental Implants in Singapore

Price:

$3,815 - $7,085 per tooth

(Inclusive of GST)

Dental implant costs range from $3,815 to $7,085 per tooth (inclusive of GST) and the crown. The final cost is dependent on several factors such as whether multiple implants are needed or if pre-implant procedures like bone grafting and sinus lifting are needed.

Initial consultations cost between $21.80 and $54.50, with separate charges for X-rays ranging from $21.80 to $272.50. Kindly note that multiple X-rays may need to be taken during the consultation.

Dental implants can be claimed under MediSave for up to $1,250 per tooth.

Consult with one of our dentists to find out more about whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants and the costs involved with this treatment.

Dental Implant Structure

Prosthesis (Crown)

The prosthesis is the uppermost section of the dental implant. It resembles your natural tooth’s crown and can come in the form of a:

  • crown (to replace 1 tooth),
  • bridge (to replace up to 3 and more teeth) or
  • denture (to replace multiple teeth).

Abutment (Connector)

The abutment is a tiny piece that is connected to the fixture. It serves as the support for the prosthesis.

Fixture (Implant)

The fixture is the section of the dental implant that is inserted into your jaw during surgery. It serves to replace the roots of your teeth and is typically made of ceramic or medical-grade titanium.

Type of Implant
Used When
Description
Single Tooth Implant<br />
Single Tooth Implant
Missing one or a few teethReplaces the roots of a single tooth without affecting surrounding teeth. Most common type of implant.
Implant Supported Bridge<br />
Implant Supported Bridge
Missing several teeth (3 and above)Supports up to 4 teeth in a row with 2 implants. More affordable than single implants, not relying on neighbouring teeth for support.
Implant Supported Denture<br />
Implant Supported Denture
Missing all teethA few implants support a full denture, offering more comfort and stability than regular dentures.
Metal-free Dental Implant<br />
Metal-free Dental Implant
Thin or receding gums, aesthetic preference for non-metal implantsCeramic, tooth-coloured implants are chosen for their aesthetic appeal, particularly beneficial for individuals with thin gums where metal might be visible.
Zygomatic Dental Implants
Zygomatic Dental Implants
Severe bone loss in the upper jawAnchored into the cheekbone rather than the upper jawbone, offering a solution without the need for bone grafting.
Tubero Pterygoid Dental Implants
Tubero Pterygoid Dental Implants
Insufficient bone mass in the upper jawPlaced around the second molar region in the upper jaw, eliminating the need for bone grafting and sinus lifting. Suitable for those who cannot receive traditional implants.

Sizes of Dental Implants

These are full, regular sized implants that have a diameter ranging from 2.9mm to 7mm.

They help to form a close
bond between the exterior surface of your implant and the surrounding jawbone.

The objective is to “fuse” them together (osseointegration) to create a good foundation for the new teeth.

Pros
  • Better strength and stability
  • Able to change the angle of the crown if necessary
Cons
  • Complex surgery
  • Longer healing time
  • Higher cost

MDIs are a great alternative for patients who are uncomfortable with a full implant or are worried about the cost.

They are the most

  • Patient-friendly
  • Cost-effective and
  • Proven dental implant system available today

The mini implant is about two times smaller than the normal sized implant. It is commonly used as a temporary measure, replacement for small teeth or incisors or a means of stabilising the lower denture, especially in older patients.

It comprises of a slim titanium rod that has a retaining fixture which can be incorporated into a denture.

Its head is shaped like a ball and the retaining attachment contains a rubber ‘O-ring’ that acts like a socket.

Pros
  • No complex surgery required
  • Shorter procedure and healing time
Cons
  • Less strength and stability
  • Less flexible in prosthesis design

These are full, regular sized implants that have a diameter ranging from 2.9mm to 7mm.

They help to form a close
bond between the exterior surface of your implant and the surrounding jawbone.

The objective is to “fuse” them together (osseointegration) to create a good foundation for the new teeth.

Pros
  • Better strength and stability
  • Able to change the angle of the crown if necessary
Cons
  • Complex surgery
  • Longer healing time
  • Higher cost

MDIs are a great alternative for patients who are uncomfortable with a full implant or are worried about the cost.

They are the most

  • Patient-friendly
  • Cost-effective and
  • Proven dental implant system available today

The mini implant is about two times smaller than the normal sized implant. It is commonly used as a temporary measure, replacement for small teeth or incisors or a means of stabilising the lower denture, especially in older patients.

It comprises of a slim titanium rod that has a retaining fixture which can be incorporated into a denture.

Its head is shaped like a ball and the retaining attachment contains a rubber ‘O-ring’ that acts like a socket.

Pros
  • No complex surgery required
  • Shorter procedure and healing time
Cons
  • Less strength and stability
  • Less flexible in prosthesis design

Dental Implants Procedure

  • 1. Initial Consultation

    The pre-procedure consultation would include a thorough assessment of your gum and jaw bone health. The dentist will also get to know your medical history and point out any potential challenges for the implant.

    This is important as it indicates the success rate of the procedure.

  • 2. Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifting (if needed)

    Should you have jawbone loss, you might need bone grafting or sinus lifting to prepare for the implant. These procedures require up to 6 months of healing before moving forward with the implant.

  • 3. Anaesthetic is Injected

    Local anaesthesia is applied to numb the area where the implant will be placed. This is done to minimise pain and discomfort during the procedure but you may still experience a bit of vibration or pressure.

    Depending on the complexity of your case, sedation or even general anaesthesia may be used in addition to local anaesthesia.

  • 4. Implant is Inserted

    A small incision will be made in your gum to place the implant into a carefully drilled hole in your jawbone. This is done very carefully to avoid damaging the bone and to ensure the hole is the right size for the implant.

    The implant, acting as a new root for your tooth, is designed to integrate with the bone over time.

  • 5. Bone Tissue Grows

    After the placement of the implant, the healing phase begins where new bone tissue will grow and integrate with the implant.

    During this period, you may experience some pain, sensitivity or swelling. It is recommended to eat soft foods to avoid putting too much pressure on the implant site.

  • 6. Healing Period: Bridges or Dentures

    During this ‘healing’ period, patients will be given dental bridges (temporary teeth) or dentures to wear.

  • 7. Post-Healing: Temporary Crown

    After this period, the gum is lifted again and a post is attached to the implant with a temporary dental crown.

  • 8. Final Permanent Prosthesis Placement

    Once the surrounding tissue has matured, the final permanent restoration will be fitted to the implant.

    You will have follow-up appointments to monitor the implant, teeth and gums to ensure that they are healthy.

When Would I Need A Dental Implant

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth or to preserve the integrity of other existing teeth.

In general, these are some situations in which a dental implant may be recommended:

  • When chewing is difficult due to missing teeth
  • When other teeth are weakened or loose due to missing teeth
  • When your dentures or dental bridge is uncomfortable
  • When you feel less confident about your smile due to missing teeth

Note: Before starting this procedure, it is essential to ensure that there is sufficient bone in your jaw to support the implants.

Benefits of Dental Implants

In Singapore, dental implants are a top choice for replacing missing or damaged teeth, offering several key advantages:

  • Comfortable and Natural

    They blend seamlessly into your jaw, providing a more natural appearance than dentures. Implant-supported dentures also tend to be more stable, enhancing comfort.

  • Enhances Ability to Chew

    Unlike traditional dentures that may shift and affect your jawbone, implants maintain your jaw’s structure and improve your ability to chew.

  • Enhances Speech

    Filling the gaps left by missing teeth, implants help you pronounce words more clearly, boosting your confidence in speaking.

  • Prevents Jawbone Loss

    Implants prevent jawbone loss associated with missing teeth, maintaining the natural structure of your face and jaw.

  • Long-lasting Solution

    With proper care, including good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, your implants can last a long time, making them a long-lasting solution.

  • Improves Confidence

    Securely fixed to your jawbone, implants-supported dentures stay in place, eliminating worries about dentures slipping, and enhancing your overall confidence.

Why Choose i.Dental?

  • Upgraded Technology

    • Fotona LightWalker® Laser System: With LightWalker®, the opening of flap is more comfortable for you because pain and bleeding are minimal, if any.
    • CAS-Kit: This can be used easily and safely for sinus lift procedures.
    • THOR: A device with the thinnest blade for effective and precise ridge splitting for people with narrow ridges.
  • Professional Customer Service

    At i.Dental, we understand that every patient has different dental needs. Therefore, we urge you to book an appointment with us to have a detailed analysis and tailored treatment.

FAQs Before Dental Implant Surgery

FAQs

Anyone with missing teeth can get a dental implant. This applies to the elderly as well. However, individuals who are still in their growing years are typically not recommended to undergo this procedure.

Furthermore, individuals with connective tissue disorders or uncontrolled diabetes and those undergoing steroid therapy are to be evaluated for their suitability for dental implant surgery.

Yes, dental implant surgery is claimable under MediSave if you have sufficient funds. You can claim up to $1,250 per tooth, subject to approval by the CPF Board.

For example, if the cost of a dental implant is $3,815 per tooth (includes GST), the payable amount after MediSave will be $2,500 per tooth (includes GST). Thereafter, the amount will be split into 2 payments ($1,250 each), made payable upon the placement of the implant and the crown respectively.

One of the factors affecting the success of a dental implant is the ability of the implant to osseointegrate with the surrounding jawbone.

As such, bone grafts may be recommended for those with a weak or thin jawbone while sinus lifts may be required for those with insufficient bone mass in the upper jaw. These procedures allow the dental implants to be secured firmly to the jaw.

The procedure, if done professionally, is safe.

There are, however, several factors that may affect its success rate. The only way to find out is to go for a consultation for a detailed review.

Your dentist will apply local anaesthesia to numb the surgical area so you should not feel pain during the implant placement. But you may experience some vibrations or pressure as the implant process involves drilling.

After the procedure, as the anaesthesia wears off, you may experience some discomfort. However, these symptoms are typically temporary. Your dentist will provide detailed aftercare instructions to help manage any discomfort and promote healing.

Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution for tooth loss. With proper care and maintenance, the implant itself can last a lifetime. However, the crown attached to it usually has a lifespan of about 10 to 15 years but can last longer with proper care and maintenance.

The duration of a dental implant procedure depends on your rate of recovery and condition.

On average, it will take 3 to 6 months to complete, taking into account the healing time after surgery. If a bone graft or sinus lift is required, the procedure can take up to a year. This is inclusive of the consultation, surgery and placement of the crown.

FAQs After Dental Implant Surgery

FAQs

Depending on the number of implants you receive and the complexity of your surgery, recovery time can range from 2 weeks to 6 months. Throughout the recovery process, you are typically able to go about your normal daily activities, although you may want to take a few days off work immediately after the implant surgery and follow dietary modifications as the surgical site heals.

  • Infections

The possibility of getting infections during or post-surgery increases if you smoke or have bad oral hygiene.

  • Slight movement of implant

This is a result of an unstable dental implant which usually happens after an immediate tooth replacement.

  • Inadequate bone support

This is bound to happen if the surgeon carries out the procedure when bone support is inadequate. This means that the implant will not be able to fuse with the jaw.

  • Allergic reaction

If you have a titanium allergy, please inform your surgeon so that a replacement material can be offered.

Typically, if you have an experienced dentist and follow through with healing instructions, the procedure will be fine.

For better results, avoid sticky and hard foods, and cleaning the area around the implants daily while you get adjusted.

Yes! Regular dental checkups are still required after the surgery to monitor your dental health and ensure that your implants are in good condition.

Proper care can help to extend the life of your dental implant. You are recommended to adopt a soft diet and avoid smoking throughout the duration of the procedure, from the insertion of the implant to the fitting of the crown.

Here are some additional tips on how to maintain your dental implant:

  • Avoid exerting excessive force on the implant (excessive force may occur due to teeth grinding or a misaligned bite)
  • Avoid smoking
  • Practise good oral hygiene
  • Attend dental check-ups regularly

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