Years ago, the only way you could replace a lost tooth was by using a denture. However nowadays, there are several options available.
Dental Implants have now overtaken dentures and conventional bridges to become the most popular way of replacing lost teeth worldwide.
A dental implant refers to a titanium screw or fixture which is placed where the lost tooth was. After several months of allowing the implant to fuse or integrate with the surrounding bone, the implant become “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
What is a dental implant?
Another missing tooth replacement option available at our clinic in Singapore, an implant is a titanium fixture which is placed inside the upper or lower jaw in 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 jaw bone. 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 in 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.