Several Missing Teeth

Create Date | 9 November, 2020 843 Views

Missing more than one tooth, do I need multiple teeth dental implants?

Some patients may have the misconception that they need exactly the same number of implants to be placed to support a number of missing teeth.  With today’s state of the art dental implant systems, there is no need to get multiple treatments.  In some cases, 2 dental implants holding 3 dental crowns together on one dental bridge, and implant-supported dentures, can be accommodated. This has an advantage in term of its durability, healthy smile with natural look, mastication (chewing), cost-effectiveness, and less pain after the treatment.

What is an implant-supported denture?

The implant-supported denture is, unlike a traditional dental bridge, one of the solid replacement procedures which places 2 – 3 dental crowns on 2 dental implants holding as a bridge in position (see the above illustration).

This implant-supported implant can be chosen to replace adjacent 3- 4 damaged or missing teeth in different areas of your mouth.


Advantages of implant-supported bridges

  • More cost-saving
  • Less pain than multiple dental implants
  • Durable with natural mastication
  • Easy aftercare
  • Feel like real teeth and natural look


Can I have dental implants if I lose all my teeth?

In case that patients lose all teeth, they can have all-on-4 implant. This dental implant replaces entire set of upper and/or lower teeth with four anchor screws. The technique is to attach a metal bar to the 4 implants that are fixed in the patient’s mouth. Then the removable dentures are securely clicked into place, and it is stable, secure, and can easily be clean with a brush daily. This dental treatment suits those with a jawbone or without.

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In general, patients are suggested to discuss with dental professional to determine whether they are suitable for a dental implant and/or which kind of implant suits their circumstance.

The Ivory Dental clinic has the one-stop service center with the ISO 9001:2015 certified dental clinic, providing the state-of-the-art dental implant treatment by highly experienced team of dentists using cutting-edge digital technologies and sterile treatment room.


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Can people with underlying disease get dental implants?

Create Date | 17 September, 2020 1399 Views

Are people with an underlying disease suitable for dental implants?

A dental implant treatment is a surgical replacement of a natural tooth root by fusing titanium piece to the jawbone.  It is one of dental procedures to fix missing teeth when patients want to regain confidence, a beautiful smile or better oral quality of life without wearing dentures. In most cases healthy people can have the operation successfully.

However, some patients who have underlying medical conditions cannot have this elective surgery safely. Patients who have these diseases are recommended to see a dental doctor before undergoing the implant procedures.

The underlying diseases include;

  • severe diabetes,
  • head or neck cancer
  • and osteoporosis


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I am a diabetic, can I get dental implants?

Several medical researches disclose that patients with severe diabetes have significantly increase risks of dental implant failure.  In patients with diabetes, the body cannot produce enough insulin or fails to properly use the insulin that is produced. Whenever any of this occurs, the body is unable to get sugar from the blood into the cells, which leads to high blood sugar and slow-healing wounds.  The dental implant treatment involves oral surgery which then creates post-surgical wounds. If the patients receive an inappropriate post-surgical healing, their post-surgical wound gets infected. Hence, they have a high risk of treatment failure. Therefore, patients who have diabetes should consult a dentist before going through with a dental implant.


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Why should patients with head or neck cancer not have dental implants?

Patients with head or neck cancer who radiation therapy to the treated area is not suitable for dental implants. There are several contributing factors to a contraindication. The radiation can cause the following side-effects:

  • Redness
  • Skin irritation
  • Pain in the head and neck area
  • Bulging of check and tongue

In addition, bones exposed to radiation may become osteopenia or osteonecrosis (bone cell death).  Consequently, the patients have high risk of getting adverse effects from dental implant placement.


Why are patients with osteoporosis not advised for dental implant placement?

Dental surgery places tiny titanium posts into the treated area of jawbones. When the titanium posts are fused into the fragile jawbones, it has a high risk of failure due to jaw bone fractures and the fallen-out titanium posts

Patients with osteoporosis are a contraindication for dental implant surgery since their bones and jawbones become weak and brittle.  For the dental implants, a dental surgeon places tiny titanium posts into treated area of jawbones.  When the titanium posts are fused into the fragile jawbones, it has a high risk of failure due to jaw bone fractures and the fallen-out titanium posts.

When considering dental implants, it is advisable to make a preliminary conversation with a dental professional. You can share your current situation about your missing teeth, your medical history and express your concerns. Your dentist will make oral evaluation together with your medical conditions for the best possible outcome of the dental implant treatment.


What is the other alternative?

If you aren’t suitable for dental implants due to the underlying diseases, your dentist can suggest an alternative treatment that suits your condition.

  • Dentures: A removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available — complete and partial dentures.


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Dental Implants: Can I get implant surgery?

Create Date | 3 August, 2020 1473 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 1777 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.

Occlusal Splints

Create Date | 13 December, 2019 2032 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.

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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.

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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



Create Date | 3 December, 2019 1250 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 1829 Views

Is AirFlow painful?

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 1166 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 1276 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 961 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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