Years ago, the only way you could replace a lost tooth was by using a denture. However, nowadays, there are several tooth replacement options available.
Dental Implants have overtaken dentures and conventional bridges to become the most popular ways to replace lost or missing teeth in Singapore and worldwide.
A dental implant refers to a titanium screw or fixture placed where the lost tooth was. After several months of allowing the implant to fuse or integrate with the surrounding bone, the implant becomes “one with” your bone. It essentially becomes part of the jawbone.
At this stage, a tooth or a crown can then be placed on top of the implant. It is then ready for you to bite and chew on and is, ideally, a lifelong solution to the missing tooth.
At Ashford, the dental implant experience in Singapore is
- Comfortable and pain-free
- Carried out by experienced Doctors and Nurses
We have been listed as the best dental implant clinic in Singapore by SBO in its 2023 top 10 dental implant service list.
What is a dental implant?
Another missing tooth replacement option available at our clinic in Singapore, an implant is a titanium fixture placed inside the upper or lower jaw at the site of a missing or lost tooth. The implant is completely buried in the bone and gums and cannot be seen. Only at a later stage is a Crown or “tooth” placed on top of the implant, which you can see & use for chewing.
The implant refers to the fixture in the jawbone. It essentially serves as the foundation or “root” of your new tooth.
Once placed in, your body will begin to form new bone cells around the implant. These cells will adapt closely to the implant and form a tight connection with it. This process is known as “osseointegration”.
Osseointegration can take several months for most people. This ensures the implant is firm and stable in your jaw. The more stable it is, the better, as you will be able to bite and chew hard things for a longer time.
When osseointegration is complete, a crown can either be screwed or cemented on top of the underlying implant. At this stage, you can bite, chew, and treat it like a normal tooth. It is ready to use.