Dental Implants: Can I get implant surgery?

Create Date | 3 August, 2020 74 Views

Who can get dental implants?

A frequent question arises when people consider about dental implants, dentures or a dental bridge. This may be one of the following questions.

  • Am I suitable for dental implants?
  • Can I undergo an implant surgery? or
  • How do I know whether I can or cannot undergo this treatment?

The simple answer is that in most cases, anyone with good health and healthy gums is eligible for a dental implant.  In other words, if you can undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery, you can be considered for a dental implant. Dental implants may be right for you if you:

  • Have a jawbone that’s reached full growth, this usually happens when you reach 18 years old.
  • Have a set of healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant.
  • Have one or more missing teeth, broken teeth.
  • Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
  • Are unable or unwilling to undergo dental bridge
  • Want to improve your smile and speeches
  • Are willing to commit to several months to the process
  • Don’t smoke heavily

Who is not eligible for dental implants?

On the other hand, dental implants are probably not suitable for everybody. A certain health condition may affect the treatment.  Therefore, people with any of the following health conditions should consult with a dentist before having an implant:

  • Those under the age of 18, because the jaws are still growing
  • Pregnant patients
  • Heavy smokers or anyone suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders – diabetes or heart disease
  • Patients who have had radiation therapy to the head or neck
  • People with osteoporosis or taking bisphosphonates for an extended period of time as a treatment for osteoporosis
  • Patients with periodontitis or gum disease. In this case, additional dental treatment before undergoing dental implants is highly recommended
  • Patient with leukemia, hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis, and immunosuppressants or immunosuppressive agents
  • Patients with schizophrenia or painful control of muscle contraction

You can make an initial self-evaluation from the aforementioned checklist whether you are suitable for this dental procedure. Alternatively, you can meet with dentists to discuss your possible surgery, they will review your medical history to ensure you can proceed with the surgery.

After the dentist initially determine you are a suitable candidate for a dental implant, you get to the next process of the preparation for the dental implant surgery. There is no special preparation for anyone with good physical health and healthy oral tissue. In some case, people under certain medications or drug allergy should inform these health circumstance to the dentist. In this preparation stage, the 3D image x-rays or dental CT scans are used to enable the dentists to customize the most effective treatment plan.

What are alternatives?

If you aren’t eligible for dental implants, your dentist may suggest alternative options of tooth replacement treatment that suits your condition.

  • Dental bridge: A treatment of replacing tooth option using fixed prosthesis to either single or multiple teeth. Some bridges are done by placing crowns on the surrounding teeth, while others may be treated in different ways.
  • Dentures: A removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available — complete and partial dentures.

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6 Infection Prevention Measures COVID-19

Create Date | 19 March, 2020 458 Views

The Ivory Dental Clinic has surveillance measures and prevent the spread of communicable diseases for maximum safety for patients and all The Ivory Dental team with the following measures.

1. Screening all patients with taking history in detail.

2. Dentists, dental assistants and all staffs wear a Hygienic mask at all times.

3. Alcohol gel for hand sanitized.

4. Clean the area that has touched inside the clinic with disinfectant immediately, After the patients use the area. (In addition to the usual sterilization in the treatment room)

5. Add procedures for patients preparation before treatment by gargling with a Beta-Gargle, which has the ability to disinfect the mouth before every treatment.

6. All of staffs avoids going to the community on weekends and strictly maintain one’s health.

The Ivory Dental Clinic will strictly prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus because we concern the health and safety of all patients as the most important.

Shopping, Flea & Street Markets in Bangkok Thailand

Create Date | 18 December, 2019 337 Views

Rot Fai Market Ratchada Shopping, Although the original, Srinakarin branch is much larger, it’s also way out in the suburbs of Bangkok, making it challenging for people who find themselves on the other side of the city. This new Bangkok Train Market is more central and compact, meaning it’s easier to pop in for a spot of browsing anytime

Flea & Street Markets.The New Rot Fai market is an excellent choice due to its accessibility (near Thailand Cultural Centre train station and Esplanade mall), few stops away from many major hotels. For those who can’t be bothered with the hassle of asking for the meter to be turned on in the taxi, it’s also easily accessible via MRT; simply get off at the Thailand Cultural Centre stop and cross the road towards the Esplanade Complex and you can’t miss it.

Getting anywhere in Bangkok’s traffic can be a pain, but this is one place that’s worth the effort. For those arriving by taxi, asking for the Ratchada Train Market, or “talat rot fai Ratchada” for its Thai name, should do the trick. Make sure you mention Ratchada, as the original version of this market is in a different place altogether.

Train Market

It’s so conveniently located by metro that it make family with children to travel easily The food stalls there are amazing with wide variety of choices The pricing offer by the stalls there are also reasonable

It’s so conveniently located by metro that it make family with children to travel easily
The food stalls there are amazing with wide variety of choices
The pricing offer by the stalls there are also reasonable or even better than MBK malls
A must visit night market in Bangkok but Thursday to Sunday is the best time to visit to see all the stalls open
Monday to Wednesday only less than 50% stalls are opened

Thing To Do.

Ratchada Train Market, also known as Talad Rot Fai Ratchada, is a night market in Bangkok. Following the big success of the first Train Market (Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin), the new Rot Fai Market was opened in Ratchada area which is more accessible.


Ratchada Train Market has plenty of different shopping options. As well as toys, souvenirs and accessories, there’s also a number of stalls selling t-shirts, dresses and other en-trend pieces. Whilst there aren’t exactly any high-street names here, there’s a wealth of clothes and accessories from local labels for sale at incredibly cheap prices that are bound to help you stand out from the crowd back home. There’s also a great deal of vintage clothing and antiques here for sale too, where real bargains can be found– a welcome change from the sanitised shopping experience at Central.


Given the market’s late closing time, it’d be rude not to stay and have a drink there. As well as being able to enjoy fruit smoothies, fresh coconuts and cocktails and beers with your food, there are also some top bars at the market, often with cheap drinks and live music. Its bars are quirky, to say the least; with many made from shipping containers and old Volkswagen parts, they’re in keeping with the cool, vintage vibe of the market, and are great places to take a break from the shopping and the crowds inside.

Street food

As you might expect, there’s a large array of Thai dishes to choose from; from fresh seafood, boat noodles and som tam to delicious Thai desserts, it’s a great place to both discover new favourites and enjoy your old ones, with prices that are low enough to allow you to experiment. For the adventurous among us, fried insects are available to try here, but not worry; there’s also pizza, for those who like to stick with what they know. Free tables and seats can be hard to come by given how busy the market is, but it’s a great place to relax and enjoy your food once you do manage to find them. Some foods though, such as the grilled meat skewers, are easy to eat on the move.

Recommended in many “Top Things To Do In Bangkok” lists, you’ve probably already seen pictures of the markets and their colourful tents. Ratchada night market is my favourite branch, conveniently located in the city centre next to the Cultural Centre MRT. Catering mostly towards locals, the market is relatively cheap and you can easily have a great night out with friends while not spending too much on food and beers. Train night market Ratchada is divided into three large zones: food, shopping and bars, the perfect ingredients for a good night out.

location: Ratchadaphisek Road, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Open: Daily from 5pm to 1am

Occlusal Splints

Create Date | 13 December, 2019 450 Views

Treatment of occlusal-related disorders is often a challenge for both the dentist and the patient. These disorders are often difficult to diagnose, as the presenting symptoms can be variable. Occlusal splint design and function can be considered an example of the art and science of dentistry. Once the cause of occlusal-related disorders is identified, this reversible, noninvasive therapy provides both diagnostic information and relief without the problems that often accompany other approaches to care, ie, surgery and extended drug therapy.

What is an Occlusal Splint?

An occlusal splint or orthotic device is a specially designed mouth guard for people who grind their teeth, have a history of pain and dysfunction associated with their bite or temporomandibular joints (TMJ), or have completed a full mouth reconstruction. An occlusal splint is custom-made using detailed study models on an instrument called an articulator that simulates the movement of the jaws. The occlusal splint is made from a processed acrylic resin and is designed to guide the jaw as it moves side-to-side and front-to-back.

Occlusal Splints

This precise custom orthotic device not only protects the teeth from harmful habits, but it supports the TMJ and the muscles that are used in chewing.

Occlusal Splints
The more sophisticated mouth guard designed for a person with a specific dental problem is usually called an occlusal splint or orthotic device
A recent innovation in occlusal splints/orthotic devices includes a specific modification designed to reposition the lower jaw allowing improved airflow while the patient is sleeping to aid in the treatment of sleep apnea.


The types of splints currently employed in occlusal splint therapy include permissive, nonpermissive, hydrostatic, and soft rubber (silicone) splints. The permissive splints allow the teeth to glide unimpeded over the biting or contact surface. These include bite planes (anterior deprogrammer, Lucia jig, anterior jig) and stabilization splints (Tanner, centric relation, flat plane, and superior repositioning).

How do splint work?

Splints provide diagnostic information, allow muscles in spasm to relax, protect the teeth and jaws from the adverse effects of bruxism, and normalize periodontal ligament proprioception. These devices can also allow repositioning of the condyles and jaws into centric relation

King Rama9

Create Date | 4 December, 2019 351 Views

Why Did People in Thailand Love King Bhumibol Adulyadej ?

Every day at 8 am and 6 pm, the scene in parts of Thailand is one which could be out of the twilight zone. Seemingly out of nowhere, loudspeakers switch on and everyone comes to a standstill, regardless of where they are. In areas all around the country, the national anthem is played and people honor their country and king by standing still for its duration. Tourists are expected to stop what it is they are doing as well and partake in this tradition.

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the United States of America, on December 5, 1927, being the third and youngest child of Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Mahidol of Songkhla. 

In Remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Even the facts of his birth seem to be significant in several ways.  He is, first of all, the direct grandson of His Late Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) who was renowned for the great reforms which he made to all Thai institutions, bringing them up to date and in line with the rest of the western-oriented world.  Secondly, the fact that he is the son of Prince Mahidol is also significant since Prince Mahidol himself was perhaps one of the most modern-minded of all the sons of King Chulalongkorn.  (Prince Mahidol’s life was dedicated to the development of many modern ideas, particularly in the field of medical science and he is known as the father of the modern Thai medical profession.)  Last but not least, King Bhumibol was given the significant name of Bhumibol Adulyadej, meaning ‘Strength of the Land with Incomparable Power’.  This name becomes prophetic as his reign advances through various critical periods and the Thai nation evolves more and more around the throne as the sole source of unity and strength.

Why Did People in Thailand Love King Bhumibol Adulyadej 

Prince Mahidol returned to Thailand and passed away when His Majesty was not yet two years old.  After a brief period of primary schooling in Bangkok, His Majesty left with the rest of his family for Switzerland where he continued his secondary education at the Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande, Chailly sur Lausanne, and received the Bachelieres Lettres diploma from the Gymnase Classique Cantonal of Lausanne. 

He then chose to enter Lausanne University to study Science, but the death of his elder brother King Ananda Mahidol in Bangkok  (Rama VIII) on June 9, 1946, changed the course of his life completely.  The law of succession had suddenly bestowed on him the arduous and challenging responsibility of the Thai crown.  His Majesty decided to go back to Switzerland for another period of study, but this time in the subject of political science and law in order to equip himself with the proper knowledge for government.  In 1950, His Majesty returned to Thailand for the coronation ceremony, which took place on May 5th.  Following the coronation ceremony, he went back to Switzerland for another period of study before the urgent call of his country and people brought him back to Thailand in 1951 to stay.

In Remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

His Majesty met and became engaged on July 19,1949 to Mom Rajawongse Sirikit, daughter of His Highness Prince Chandaburi Suranath (Mom Chao Nakkhatra Mangala Kitiyakara) and Mom Luang Bua Kitiyakara (nee Mom Luang Bua Snidwongse).

In addition to everything he did for the Thai people, King Bhumibol Adulyadej was a very likable man. He won the hearts of the people through his love for music and photography, as well as his many other attributes. In 1946, he finished his first two jazz compositions: “Candlelight Blues” and “Love at Sundown”, which became an instant hit with its incredibly catchy tune and upbeat rhythm. The king composed a total of 48 pieces, and he wrote the lyrics to many of these songs, as well.

Their Majesties were married by Her Majesty Queen Sawang Vadhana, the paternal grandmother of His Majesty, at Sra Pathum Palace in Bangkok on April 28, 1950 and Their Majesties have four children namely, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Ubol Ratana, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and Princess Chulabhorn.


Create Date | 3 December, 2019 428 Views

How often should you get dental x-rays?

The frequency of getting X-rays of your teeth often depends on your medical and dental history and current condition. Some people may need X-rays as often as every six months; others with no recent dental or gum disease and who visit their dentist regularly may get X-rays only every couple of years.

If you are a new patient, the dentist may recommend X-rays to determine the present status of your oral health and have a baseline to help identify changes that may occur later. A new set of X-rays may be needed to help your dentist detect any new cavities, determine the status of your gum health or evaluate the growth and development of your teeth. If a previous dentist has any radiographs of you, your new dentist may ask you for copies of them. Ask both dentists to help you with forwarding your X-rays.

Are you pregnant? Make sure to tell your dentist. During your pregnancy, you may need to have X-rays taken as part of your treatment plan for a dental disease. Use of the leaded apron and thyroid collar will protect you and your fetus from radiation exposure. Dental X-rays do not need to be delayed if you are trying to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Dental X-ray exams are safe; however, they do require very low levels of radiation exposure, which makes the risk of potentially harmful effects very small. Dental X-ray tools and techniques are designed to limit the body’s exposure to radiation and every precaution is taken to ensure that radiation exposure is As Low As Reasonable Achievable (the ALARA principle). A leaded apron minimizes exposure to the abdomen and may be used when it will not interfere with acquisition of the dental radiograph. Also, a leaded thyroid collar can protect the thyroid from radiation, and should also be used whenever possible. The use of a leaded thyroid collar is recommended for women of childbearing age, pregnant women and children.


What is airflow treatment?

Create Date | 25 November, 2019 448 Views

Is AirFlow painful?

No. AirFlow is a painless treatment that can be completed in around 10-20 minutes, depending upon the severity of the stains. Just like regular teeth whitening, AirFlow Stain removal does not require anaesthetic or any other type of pain management, even in nervous patients.

Airflow Polishing is a hygiene treatment that effectively removes stains on the front and back of teeth. The procedure works by using a fine jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles to remove staining caused by coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco and some mouthwashes.

What sort of stains can be removed using AirFlow?

Almost any type of stain can be removed with the help of the AirFlow Stain Removal system. Common types of stain that require professional removal include tea, coffee and cigarettes, and these are some of the first to be removed during an AirFlow session. AirFlow is also capable of removing stains caused by genetic susceptibility to darker teeth, as well as the more sever stains that can be caused by medicine.

Is airflow teeth cleaning good?

Not only does it remove even serious staining, it can help remove heavy plaque build up. For some patients, an Air Polish is most effective when it follows a routine scale and polish. Your Air Polish treatment can even be a fresh flavoured experience.

How does an Air Polish work?

This innovative brightening technique gently cleans and polishes the teeth using non-abrasive technology. Air polishing works by using a fine jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles to remove staining caused by coffee, tea, red wine and more. Not only does it remove even serious staining, it can help remove heavy plaque build up. For some patients, an Air Polish is most effective when it follows a routine scale and polish.

Loy Krathong Festival

Create Date | 8 November, 2019 418 Views

The Loy Krathong Festival is celebrated in Thailand, Laos and some other places in Southeast Asia that have a Thai or Thai heritage

Where can you float a krathong in Bangkok?

The main Loy Krathong celebration in Bangkok has been held at Asiatique Iconsiam and previously, it was held along the banks of Wat Saket in the Old City, which is still a popular place to celebrate. For anyone around Khao San Road, head to the nearby Phra Athit Pier.

What is Loy Krathong?

The history behind the festival is complex, and Thais celebrate it for many reasons. As the main rice harvest season ends, it’s time to thank the Water Goddess for a year’s worth of her abundant supply, as well as an apology for polluting the waters.

Some believe that this is the time to symbolically ‘float away’ all the anger and grudges you have been holding onto, and including a fingernail or a lock of hair is seen as a way of letting go of the dark side of yourself, to start anew free of negative feelings. If your candle stays alight until your Krathong disappears out of sight, it means a year of good luck.

If you happen to visit Thailand this November, there’s a fantastic festival you definitely can’t miss -Loy Krathong. Known as Thai Festival of Lights, Loy Krathong is one of Thailand’s most enchanting and the second best-known festival after its New Year’s festival Songkran. 

The Festival is held annually all over the country, as well as parts of Laos and  Myanmar (Shan State) where it is called Tazaungdaing. Read on and find inspirations for how you can experience Loy Krathong as fully as possible.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Bangkok Thailand

Create Date | 29 October, 2019 431 Views

Can a dentist fix really bad teeth?

When a fluoride treatment isn’t an option, your dentist can remove decayed parts of the tooth and perform either a dental filling or a dental crown to fill holes in the tooth. For a filling, your dentist uses a tooth-colored composite resin or an amalgam filling such as mercury, silver, or another type of metal.

How long does a smile makeover take?

Tooth bonding: Cosmetic tooth bonding is a three-step process – resin application, sculpting, and polishing – that takes only one visit to your dentist to complete. Lumineers: Like porcelain veneers, Cerinate Lumineers often take two to three visits to your dentist to complete.

What does cosmetic dentist do?

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement in dental aesthetics in colour, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.

5. Ways to know you have bad breath.

Create Date | 28 October, 2019 314 Views
  1. Testing with cotton

Another way to test is to with a piece of cotton gauze. Use some to wipe the back of the tongue and sniff it.  If it smells, then your breath smells. You may also see a yellow colored stain which is an indicator of higher than normal production of sulfide.

2. Testing with dental floss

You can find out if your breath is fresh using dental floss. Use some in between the teeth at the back which is where food particles are most likely to get caught. Smell the floss and you will get an idea of the odor others get when you speak.

3.Wrist test

You can also be able to tell whether your breath is stale by licking the inside of the wrist, leaving this to dry for a minute and sniffing. The inner wrist is not constantly handling things so it can give you a true reading of your breath. You can also do this on the back of your hand. It works because if you have halitosis, sulphur salts will be transferred from your tongue to your skin.

4.Bad taste

Another pointer to bad breath is a bad taste in your mouth. Your may not be able to smell your breath by cupping your hand to your noise and smelling it but you can certainly taste it.  You may notice an odor after a heavily spiced meal or after  taking an alcoholic or sugary drink.  Brushing and a swirl of mouthwash usually takes care of incidental causes of halitosis.


Some people try to get a whiff of their breath by cupping the hand to the nose and sniffing. This only gives you the smell of your hand.  The human body tends to adopt so that you can smell other beings and things apart from yourself so you cannot an odor just by breathing into your hand.

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