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Dental Implants

Dental Implants


Dental Implants

Dental implants are a method of replacing a lost tooth. Done correctly and with the right expertise, it is one of the most effective and long lasting ways of replacing lost teeth.

Dental implants can be part of an overall full mouth rehabilitation process.

The implant itself is a titanium fixture which is placed into the part of your jaw where a tooth has been lost. It is then left to integrate (fuse) with the surrounding bone.

After complete integration, a crown is then either cemented or screwed into the integrated implant. At this stage, it is completely functional and ready for you to use for chewing and eating.

Implant surgery and prosthetics (crown placement over the implant) at Ashford is done using sophisticated equipment and implant brands which have been specially selected by our experienced clinicians.

At Ashford, the implant experience is

  • safe
  • efficient
  • comfortable and pain free
  • carried out by highly experienced Doctors and nurses

The need for bone graft?

One of the most important aspects of a successful implant is strong, healthy bone for the implant to integrate to. This provides a stable foundation upon which a crown can be placed. You will then be able to enjoy biting, chewing and fine aesthetics for many years ahead.

What happens if you do not have enough natural bone in your jaw for the implant to be placed into? Not to worry, this is where a bone graft comes in.

A small amount of graft material can be harvested from part of your own jaw without causing discomfort. Or the graft can be synthetic. It is placed around the implant and will promote the formation of bone cells around the implant. Within several months you will have strong, stable bone and be ready to enjoy your favorite foods.

The graft procedure is smooth and pain free in the right and experienced hands. It is also Medisave claimable.

What is a Dental Implant ?

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.

Are Implants painful?

Not at all. The implant placement procedure is very atraumatic. This means, it is a very minimally invasive procedure. Local anesthetic is given to the area so our patients do not feel anything during the procedure.

After the procedure, the site can be slightly tender for 1 or 2 days. But in most cases, it will not progress beyond this. We do provide you with medication to ensure smooth and efficient healing. However, the vast majority of our patients do not even use the medication as they are in no discomfort after the procedure.

Are implants safe?

Absolutely. Dental implants have been used for decades in modern dentistry. They are renown for a high clinical success rate, patient satisfaction and restoring people’s quality of life.

Are implants costly?

At Ashford, our implant cost ranges depending on the type of implants you wish to use and whether or not additional procedures are needed, for example a bone graft or a sinus lift.

If you are a Singaporean or Singapore PR, you can use medisave to pay for a substantial portion of your implant.

We also offer attractive and flexible payment options.

Why is there a range in cost for implants?

This is largely because there are many different implant brands available for dentists. Some are cheaper to purchase than others. The cost price of the implant will be a factor in what the charge for the implant placement will be.

At Ashford, we carry several implant brands to cater for everyone. Each particular brand will have its own advantages.

The brands we work with have a proven clinical record for decades. They are easy to use for our clinicians and they have a very high long term success rate.

How long will my implant last?

This will rely upon many different factors like the location of the implant, your medical history, your age, habits, your oral hygiene and proper maintenance.

One certainty is that long term studies indicate a well-placed implant in the right conditions provides better longevity that other tooth replacement options like a bridge or dentures.

Why Chose Ashford for your implant?

At Ashford, our dentists have undergone specific, specialized training in the surgical placement of implants and restoring them to function.

We have spent many painstaking hours studying different implant types, different bone types and the many different variables that make implants successful.

Our technology allows us to deliver implant placement with the highest degree of precision to facilitate a smooth, quick and pain free process.

Even our nurses have all undergone specific implant surgical training to ensure they provide the optimal care to our patients and the most efficient assistance to our doctors.

Our experience level gives us the cutting edge in:

  • Diagnosing when an implant is suitable for you
  • Deciding which implant system to use
  • Being able to perform the procedure in the same appointment
  • Allowing you to recover rapidly without any complications
  • Providing you with your brand-new tooth as soon as possible

Dental implants are one of the most requested and most performed procedure at our clinic. We have consistently delivered clinical success stories time and time again for our patients.

Same day Implants ?

If you happen to be in a situation where a tooth needs to be removed, and you are concerned that you will have a missing tooth or a gap in your mouth; we provide you with a pleasing solution.

We are able, in most case to remove your existing tooth and place an implant immediately on the same day.

This means you do not have to wait as long for a new tooth and you will never have to worry about gaps in your mouth or a diminished chewing capacity.

At Ashford, we endeavor always to provide you with fast results, but also more importantly, quality results which are pleasing and long lasting.

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Advantages

  • Dental implant done with the correct expertise are one of the most effective long term methods of replacing lost teeth.
  • Combined with good oral hygiene practices, a well-placed implant done by an experienced Doctor is considered to have far better longevity and durability than other teeth replacement options.
  • The surgical placement of the implant done in the right hands is efficient, smooth and painless.
  • Implants can form part of an overall smile design and/or full mouth rehabilitation plan.
  • Implants can be used to replace 1 lost tooth, multiple lost teeth and even replace a full arch (jaw).
  • A well supported replacement tooth or teeth allow you to chew much more efficiently and enjoy your favorite food like never before.
  • Especially true of replacing front teeth (in the smile line), nothing quite gives you the confidence of successful implant. It is fixed, stable, functional and replicates your natural tooth like nothing else can.
  • If you are a denture wearer and suffer from loose dentures, the placement of implants under the denture will hold it in place firmly and prevent movement. This allows you to eat and speak with confidence again.
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Costs and Medisave


A portion of Dental implant placement are Medisave claimable.

The cost of an implant will range depending on the type of implant used and the type of crown used on top of the implant.

Our Doctors will always advise you of all the costs before proceeding.

Ashford also has flexible interest free, in house installment plans available. Our patients enjoy specifically tailored financial plans to suit you and make you comfortable.

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