Dental implant is an artificial tooth ‘root’ placed in your mouth to support a crown, bridge or denture when you have missing one or more missing teeth. It gives you the look of a real tooth.
When Do I Need An Implant?
How Do Implants Benefit Me?
What To Expect When Getting An Implant Done?
The procedure usually requires 3 visits.
During the first visit, our dentists will make a small cut on the gum, where the implant is placed into the bone. A cap is then placed over the implant and it is left to heal for the next 3 to 6 months.
In the next visit, our dentists take a mould of the implant, which is used to make the artificial tooth (crown).
When the crown is ready, another appointment will be scheduled to fix the crown onto the implant.
No. The area where the implant is placed will be numbed by your dentist before the procedure begins. However, you may experience some mild discomfort after the visit. Taking the painkillers as advised by your dentist helps to relieve the discomfort.
The durability of an implant varies, depending on patients’ oral hygiene, general health and other factors. In general, implants are long-lasting, provided that gum is maintained at a healthy state.
Dental implants are fixed solidly in the mouth. They look and function just like your natural tooth, allowing you to eat, speak and smile confidently.
An immediate dental implant is placed immediately after a tooth extraction, either at the same visit or up to two weeks after the tooth extraction. Talk to our dentists to find out if you're suitable for the procedure.