Dental Implants

Restore your smile with dental implants. Eat, talk and chew better with ease and comfort. Dental implants are designed to fuse with bone, and they become lifelong replacements.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are devices that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. Dental implants are placed in your jawbone by surgery. Most of the time, implants feel more natural and secure than other methods of replacing missing teeth, such as dentures.

Using Medisave for dental implants

At DentalPlus, your dental implant treatment will be Medisave claimable. After consulting with our dentist, your condition will be assessed and you will be informed of the recommended treatment plan and costs. Once ready, the dental implant surgery will be handled by our oral surgery specialist.

As a CPF Medisave accredited clinic, patients are able to use Medisave
to pay for their dental implant surgery at Smilepoint Dental.

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Dental Implant Surgery Procedure

Consultation

The dentist will evaluate the area in which there are missing tooth/teeth before taking an X-ray. If you are a poor candidate for implants, other options would include dentures and bridges. The most commonly used implant procedure is a “staged surgery” procedure.

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Stage 1:

The first stage consists of placing the implant into the bone, below the gum line and waiting for it to heal. An injection (local anaesthetic) will be administered, and an incision will be made into the gums. Thereafter, the implant will be drilled into the bone. You will feel numb during the whole procedure. The stitches will be placed, and you will come back for a review appointment. The healing process may take a couple of months or longer.

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Stage 2:

When the implant has fused into the bone, the dentist will surgically expose the top of the implant to place a healing abutment in. This looks like a post and allows the gums to heal around it. When the implant has successfully integrated into the bone, the final stage involves fabricating a crown to the implant.

Depending on a case-by-case basis, certain steps may be skipped.

Benefits 

Benefits of Dental Implants in Singapore

  • Feel — because implants are embedded in your bone, they feel more like your natural teeth than bridges or dentures.
  • Convenience — you will not need to worry about denture adhesives or having your dentures slip, click or fall out when you speak.
  • Nutrition — you will be able to chew better with implants. Chewing can be difficult with regular dentures, especially ones that don’t fit perfectly. A regular upper denture also covers your palate, which can reduce your sense of taste.
  • Self-esteem — because implants are so much like your natural teeth, you will think about them less. There is no need to worry about denture problems or people noticing that you have missing teeth! Regular dentures can also affect your speech, which can make you less self-confident when talking to others.

Aftercare

Taking care after dental implants

Caring for dental implants every day is quite comparable to caring for natural teeth.However, the health of the implants and your teeth around them depend heavily on your own meticulous attention to oral hygiene.

  • For the first few days after surgery, avoid strenuous exercise like running, sports, and heavy lifting
  • Do not eat for 24 hours and avoid hot meals and drinks
  • Avoid touching it
  • Smoking and drinking will slow healing
  • Avoid brushing the surgery site for several days. Use a cotton bud and the appropriate mouthwash to gently clean it
  • Oral surgery requires clean teeth. Use the suggested mouthwash three or four times daily. This aids wound healing
  • For the first week, avoid wearing a denture that covers the surgical site to protect it
  • Please finish antibiotics if prescribed. 
  • Avoid blowing your nose for two weeks following a sinus lift or upper back tooth implants
  • Avoid flying and swimming for two weeks after surgery, and sneeze through your mouth.

Dental Implants – Frequently Asked Questions

If you have good general health, dental implants will certainly work for you. Habits such as heavy drinking or smoking can increase problems associated with initial healing, and influence the long-term health of gum and bone surrounding each implant.

Most patients will be very familiar with the dental anaesthetics used for routine dentistry and will know how effective they are. Implants are placed using the same anaesthesia.
Since the surgery normally involves exposing the bone in the area where the dental implant and/or bone graft is to be placed, you will expect some minor swelling and occasional bruising afterwards.

For most patients, any of the simple painkillers you might take for a headache will be all that is needed for a few days. If you experience more discomfort than this, contact your dentist who can prescribe a stronger medication.

During the first few days, you should report any unexpected levels of pain or swelling so that it can be assessed. If in doubt, always ask for advice, as early detection of a problem will often lead to a simpler solution. You may also be asked to take a course of antibiotics and to follow some simple procedures such as rinsing with salt water or an antiseptic mouth rinse. It is important that you carry out these instructions.

Insurance & Subsidies

AIA dental Insurance

AIA

DentalPlus Clinic is an AIA accredited clinic. Patients with AIA Dental coverage can enjoy treatment under AIA coverage.

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Medisave dental claim

Medisave

We are CPF Medisave accredited for dental surgery. Approved procedures include wisdom teeth surgery, dental implants and biopsy.

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CHAS

We also provide subsidized co-payment inclusive to outpatient dental services under the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS). 

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Baby Bonus Scheme CDA

We are a Baby Bonus approved institution. Funds from CDA accounts can be used for dental treatment of the child and their siblings.

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Jennet Haling
Jennet Haling
23/03/2024
The dentists in the clinic are the best. They make you at ease and deliver quality service. I’ve been a patient/ client in this clinic since 2016. Even I moved house far from the clinic, I still do book my all my dental appointments here.
Benson Lee
Benson Lee
22/03/2024
The dentist provide great advise and pre notified me of which tooth or teeth is decaying or required attention. Receptionist is fast and pre book next appointment fast.
Elyn Teoh
Elyn Teoh
08/03/2024
Overall have a good experience and treatment with Dentalplus. Friendly peoples :)
Rosita Edwards
Rosita Edwards
29/02/2024
I am very happy with my dental experience at Dental Plus Clinic at Telok Blangah. Dr Therese was very professional and always smiling so gave me confidence as I really am paranoid just listening to the machine. She will ask me how I feel and to show my hand if I am uncomfortable. Dr Therese will also tell me what she is going to do beforehand. I am pleased that I have indeed found a dental clinic to take care of me. I am also please that their front desk representative is very kind and gentle too.
David Sam
David Sam
26/02/2024
The dentist has been very attentive, informing every step she will take. She also prompted me to hand up if feel discomfort. Throughout scaling, she was gentle in treatment. Highly recommended as a dental servicing place.
Ong Junxiang
Ong Junxiang
22/02/2024
Dentist (Dr. Mabel) and assistant were professional, friendly and meticulous in their work. Receptionist was polite and prompt. Timely reminders were also given well before the actual appointment date. Rescheduling process was also smooth and convenient. 5/5 👍
Abdul Jalil
Abdul Jalil
20/02/2024
To put it simple and straight forward, DentalPlus, a dental clinic you will feel safe to go to. From welcoming to experience to professionalism, service. Calm and smiling reception, very welcoming. Greeting and readily listening Dental Practitioner. Understands and confirms issue, explains in a easy to understand term, asks before proceeding to next procedure. It takes away the patient's anxiety of the dental treatment. Very assuring, taking time to treat you in best way possible. Made me feel at ease. No time or money wasted here and very pleased with the care and treatment received. The premise is immaculate. Will highly recommend DentalPlus to anyone at the next opportunity.
Sarah Bupe
Sarah Bupe
18/02/2024
Went to the clinic last week. I was attended by Dr Mabel. Found the whole experience rather pleasant even though i was in pain with a toothache. Dr Mabel was very clear with her explanations and gentle with her procedures. For once, my phobia for dentists diminished . Would definitely be going back to Dentalplus for my regular check ups.

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