Dental Implants 101: Save Your Smile, Save Your Tooth
True Dental Studio specializes in Dental Implants services in Singapore — utilizing advanced implant technology to replace missing or damaged teeth, helping you regain a healthy, functional, and aesthetically pleasing smile. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Dental Implants for your easy reference.
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Can MediSave be used for dental implants?
Yes, you are allowed to. You may use up to $1250 for each insertion of a dental implant.
Is it painful to get a dental implant?
At True Dental Studio, we completely understand some of the pain concerns our patients may have. We aim to minimize any discomfort involved with dental implants. If you still have further concerns with pain, talk to our friendly team to see how we can further accommodate you.
What are the side effects of a dental implant?
Common side effects of dental implants may include temporary discomfort, swelling and bruising at the implant site. These are generally manageable and resolve with proper care. However, in rare cases, infection or nerve damage may occur. Feel free to consult with True Dental Studio for personalized guidance and to minimize any potential side effects.
How much can I claim from MediSave for implants?
You can claim up to $1250 for each dental implant insertion.
How long do dental implants last?
Generally, a dental implant lasts between 10 to 30 years. At True Dental Studio, patients have a choice of either the Straumann dental implant or the Osstem (Hiossen) dental implant.
What is worse: tooth extraction or implant?
Tooth extraction and dental implant are both common procedures. Tooth extraction involves removing a damaged tooth, while a dental implant replaces the missing tooth with a permanent implant. Neither is "worse" but dental implants offer a long-term solution to restore your smile and oral function. Feel free to consult our friendly dentist for personalized advice based on your dental needs.
What is better: a bridge or implant?
The choice between a bridge and an implant depends on your specific dental needs. Dental implants offer a permanent solution and preserve neighboring teeth. Bridges are more suitable if adjacent teeth need restoration. Consult our friendly dentist for personalized advice on the best option for your oral health.
Can implants fail years later?
Yes, dental implants can fail years later due to factors like poor oral hygiene, untreated gum disease, smoking and certain medical conditions. Regular dental check-ups and proper care can help prevent implant failure. Feel free to consult with our friendly dentist for guidance on maintaining the longevity of your implants.
What are the 3 stages of dental implants?
The 3 stages of dental implants are:
- Implant placement: The titanium implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. After placement, you will be given time to heal and for the implant to fuse with your bone.
- Abutment placement: The abutment serves as the connector between the implant and the new artificial tooth (crown). Additional healing time may be needed after the abutment is placed.
- Crown placement: At True Dental Studio, we typically attach a custom-made Zirconia crown to complete the implant restoration due to its aesthetic appeal, durability, biocompatibility, metal-free composition, minimal tooth reduction requirement, corrosion resistance, temperature insulation, and stain resistance. However, depending on individual cases, other crown types might be recommended.
For more information, please talk to our friendly dentist.
How many dental implants should I get?
The number of dental implants you need depends on your specific case. Typically, one implant replaces one missing tooth. However, True Dental Studio will assess your oral health and discuss the right number of implants for your situation. Schedule a consultation with our friendly dentist for personalized guidance.
What is the best age for dental implants?
The best age for dental implants varies based on individual dental health and bone development. Generally, adults who have completed jawbone growth and have good oral health are suitable candidates for dental implants. Consult with our friendly dentist to determine the right timing for your implant procedure.
Can I get implants if I lose all my teeth?
Yes, you can get dental implants even if you lose all your teeth. Full mouth dental implants provide a stable and natural-looking solution to replace all missing teeth, restoring your smile and oral function. Consult with our friendly dentist to discuss your specific case and options.
When should you not get a tooth implant?
You should avoid getting a tooth implant if you have uncontrolled gum disease, insufficient jawbone density, or medical conditions that hinder proper healing. Feel free to consult our friendly dentist for personalized advice.