If you have been told that you require an implant to support your false teeth, we can tell you everything about the process here. It is not as intimidating as it sounds – and is certainly not something to be worried about! Very simply, you need an implant in order to keep your false tooth or teeth in place. A titanium screw will be used to fill in for the root of the tooth, which would not normally be able to support it fully. It is placed directly into the jawbone, just as a real tooth root would be.
How long will they last?
Your implants will be very safe to be put in, and will last for a long time so long as you put in. Just as your teeth would have been, a dental implant in Singapore will always be fine, so long as you look after it. This means that you need to make sure to go for your regular checkups appointments to ensure that all is still well with your implants. They can last for many years, so long as everything is done correctly. You must keep them clean, however, just as with real teeth.
How long will it take to be put in?
In some occasions, with the right kind of replacement required, you can get an immediate implant. This is where your dental implant and your false teeth are fitted at the same time. These are not suitable for everyone, however. More normally, you will find that you have your implants put in first. Three or four months later, you will be able to get the false teeth fitted. It may take longer depending on your particular situation. Your overall health and safety is obviously the highest possible concern. This will be taken into account when deciding the time frame.
Are they difficult to clean?
No, it’s actually very easy to keep them clean. The area is just as easy to clean as with natural teeth. However, you should certainly spend some time discussing this with your dental team. They will give you any advice which may be necessary to make cleaning them easier for you. It may well be that you start going to see your hygienist more often. If this is the case, you will be advised as such by your dental team. They will show you everything that you need to know. Do not worry about aftercare – everything will be done to make sure that you are looked after. You just have to make sure to clean your teeth as normal.