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What Are Dental Implants?
In short, dental implants are handy when you have a missing tooth. It is a fixture that goes into the empty area, with an artificial tooth above it. When installed, it will achieve the same function as an actual tooth.
Why Use Dental Implants?
The key purpose of using implants is to recover your daily functions such as talking and eating. Apart from that, implant users have also reported increased convenience, and confidence from having a great smile!
what's the process like?
01 Consultation & Planning
Simply pre-book or come in for a non-obligatory session where our professional dentists look at your current situation and advise you the best treatment plan. Also includes financial planning if needed. Consultation is free! (T&Cs apply)
02 Surgery & Treatment
Schedule a surgery date for the implant fixture to be installed, done in less than an hour! After 10 days, you'll have a quick 5-minute follow-up for stitch removal. Your dentist will always be by your side and address all your concerns.
In about 3 months, the next phase is kickstarted for an impression of the crown to be taken. Thereafter, simply wait 2 weeks and the crown & abutment can be fixed onto the implant, and it will start regain full function as before!
04 Aftercare & Recovery
Your dentist will conduct additional review(s) in the following weeks, ensuring your implant works well, and the tooth functions fully. We will also provide tips for maintaining & cleaning, as this is not just a surgery, but a journey with you!
Flexible Payment Schedule
At Bethesda Excel, we understand that a dental procedure is not an easy decision. Hence, we charge $2,100 per tooth, and with MediSave claimable up to $1,250, you would expect to pay only $850*.
For the $850 payment due to us, our flexible payment modes and schedule is meant to help you overcome that.
*Payment of GST on the $1,250 ($100 nett) and GST on the $850 cash portion ($918 nett) is required as per prevailing government regulations. This figure does not include the X-ray fees at consultation.
Sample Payment Plan:
Assuming: $2,100 per tooth; full $1,250 MediSave claimed**
$54.00 nett (service fees for Panoramic X-Ray)
$100.00 (GST on MediSave Claim portion)
$486.00 nett (incl. GST) upon impression taking
$378.00 nett (incl. GST) upon crown issuing
(includes refund of Panoramic X-Ray fees)
**During the first session, a Panoramic X-Ray is involved and we will add relevant items to your bill for the first visit. During the recovery phase, this amount will be reverted and deducted from the total bill. Upon request, our dentists and clinic assistants will be happy to explain more.
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Have all your doubts answered before deciding!
What exactly is implant surgery? Implant surgery is a procedure where an artificial titanium screw, acting as a tooth substitute, is carefully inserted into the jawbone beneath your gums.
What's the procedure for implant surgery? It involves a three-phase process, typically spanning across 3-4 appointments within 2-6 months:
- Step 1 - Comprehensive consultation and assessment: This involves detailed understanding of your teeth through X-rays, clinical photos, and mouldings. After assessing your dental situation, various treatment options will be discussed, and the fees will also be confirmed and presented clearly.
- Step 2 - Implant placement: This is a minor surgery performed under local anesthesia, so rest assured, it should not be a painful process. Our dentists will gently incise the gums, drill a space for the implant, place it, and stitch back the gums.
- Step 3 - Abutment and crown placement: Once the implant site has healed completely, a crown resembling your natural teeth will be placed on the implant.
Who is suitable for implants? Typically, individuals older than 18, with sufficient bone structure for implant support are suitable candidates. However, a personal consultation is recommended for a precise assessment.
How long do implants last? With good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups, implants can last up to 10-15 years. Night guards can also be beneficial for those who tend to grind their teeth at night.
Can implants be used to replace multiple missing teeth? Indeed! Dental implants are a versatile solution, suitable for replacing single missing teeth and also supporting bridges and dentures for multiple missing teeth. Your dentist will determine the best treatment plan based on your specific needs.
Are there any risks associated with dental implants? Although dental implant surgery is generally safe, it does carry some potential risks, albeit rare and easily treatable, which include infection at the implant site, damage to surrounding teeth or blood vessels, nerve damage, sinus puncture, and the implant not properly fusing to the jawbone.
What is the success rate of implants? Dental implants boast a high success rate of 90% - 95%. In the unlikely event of implant failure, the implants must be removed, and a reattempt can be considered after a healing period of 3-6 months. Notably, avoidance of smoking can aid in the healing process.
The information shared in this section does not constitute medical advice.