Dental implant is a long-term solution for tooth replacement.
It can be used to replace a missing tooth, multiple missing teeth and even used to provide strong foundation for removable prosthesis such as dentures.
They are many different types and made of dental implant available in the market.
Titanium Dental implant is manufactured from biologically neutral pure Titanium that is accepted by human body and these implants fuse with jawbone to form a secure foundation for tooth replacement.
There are different types of implant system available on the market.
The two most popular systems are:
The Straumann SLA dental implant System is ADA approved implant system. Struamann SLA implants also boasts as the implant system with the historical highest success rate case studies compared to other implant systems globally.
Nobel Biocare implant system is from Sweden. With a long standing history of original scientific research and innovation in restorative and esthetic dentistry, Nobel Biocare continually makes advances in safety and effective solutions.
Other dental implants systems available in Thailand including Astra Tech implants and Intra-Lock implants.
There are basically 3 Types of dental implants procedures that can be done depending on the patient’s actual bone condition.
A 3D CT Scan will first be done to evaluate bone condition and determine which type of dental implant procedure is suited each individual case.
1) Immediate placement Implants
Immediate placement implants is the case whereby existing tooth is removed and the implant post are placed in immediately during the same surgical visit.
2) Immediate loaded implants
Immediate loading implant is the case whereby temporary or permanent crowns/bridges are loaded immediately after the implant is embedded.
3) Conventional implants
Conventional implant procedure is done in 2 phases
Phase 1 : Implant Surgery (7 days stay in Bangkok)
*Wait 3-6 months for implant to integrate with jaw bone*
Phase 2 : Make and fit prosthesis on implant (7 days stay in Bangkok)
Dental implants Restoration Types
Single Missing Tooth
Restoration of single dental implant are :
1) Titanium implant post
2) Abutment which connect implant post to a crown
3) A crown on implant post
The crown is either cemented onto the abutment or held in place with a screw.
With today's developments, there are a variety of implant systems, models and ranges available; each line catering to the individualized needs of patients.
A single tooth implant with a crown is one of the best permanent restorations. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
Multiple Missing Teeth
If multiple teeth are missing in different parts of the mouth, several single tooth implants are good replacement restorations.
If multiple teeth are missing within the same region, several missing teeth can sometimes be replaced with fewer implants because dental implants are stronger than the natural tooth roots.
This solution includes having implant fixed bridges done.
An implant fixed bridge is very much like a conventional bridge except the support is actually over implants rather than natural teeth. The implants themselves act as man-made roots. A great advantage is that this is that it is self-supporting unlike conventional tooth-supported bridges that put heavier load on the remaining teeth.
All Teeth Missing
When all teeth are missing or in a condition that all teeth need to be replaced,
There are 3 types of full mouth reconstructions with implants options as shown below.
1) 6-8 implant supported 10-12 porcelain fused to alloy crown and/or bridge
2) All-on-4, All-on-5 or All-on-6 implant supported acrylic hybrid bridge
*Number of implant requires for each individual case is varies depending on patient’s actual bone condition*
3) 2-4 implant supported overdenture ( Removable Prosthesis )
How Much Does It Cost?
How Long Does It Take?
A single implant or multiple implants supported bridge, normally takes 2 trips to Bangkok.
First trip will be for a surgery : about 7 days stay in Bangkok *Wait for dental implant to integrate with jaw bone about 3-6 months*
Second trip is to make prosthesis on implant post : about 7 days stay in Bangkok
For full jaw restorations with implants, it takes longer time.
It can take 2-3 trips to Bangkok to complete depending on complexity of your case, each trip is about 2 weeks stay.
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