What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implant Dentistry

If you’re living with an ill-fitting dentures, or on the brink of needing tooth replacement, dental implants provide the security your smile needs. These are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the space left by a missing tooth. After placement, the implants fuse with the jawbone for unsurpassed stability in tooth replacement. In addition to providing your new teeth with a perfect fit, dental implants improve overall oral health. Our bones need stimulation to thrive and the tooth’s root provides that activity for the jawbone. Without it, the mouth will slowly degenerate and change shape – but the dental implant acts as a prosthetic root to keep your jaw healthy, whole and youthful-looking for years to come. In fact, when cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime. Many dental offices can only provide a portion of the dental implant procedure. But At The Ivory Dental Clinic Bangkok Thailand, your dentist  can handle the entire process, from initial implantation to final restoration, under one roof — no outside referrals necessary.

What will happen to the bone after tooth extraction?
After losing teeth, there will be vertically and horizontally resorption of socket bones. The resorption is more pronounced on the buccal side (cheek side) than on the lingual side (palate and tongue side) and more pronounced at the anterior region than at the posterior ones due to thinner bone wall. Excess bone resorption of the buccal plate will affect patient’s lip profile in the anterior region. Inadequate remaining bone also affect implant placement which lead to more complicated treatments. In the long run, placing an implant helps preserve remaining bone structure and prevent further bone resorption at the area. Please note that some parts of the socket bone will be inevitably resorbed as a natural process of bone healing.  Placing an implant can preserve the remaining parts.

Benefits of dental implant treatment
1. Preserve intact tooth structure
2. Preserve remaining bone
3. Better support for full mouth denture
4. Alternative treatment of conventional fixed prostheses

Type of implant placement
There are 4 types of dental implant in accordance with the implantation timing*.
1.Immediate placement
2.Early placement
3.Delayed placement
4.Late placement
*Based on 3rd International Team for Implantology (ITI) Consensus Conference
**Please note that timing and treatment planning will be discussed with the patient on a case by case basis.

Dental implants restoration types
1. One implant can replace one missing tooth ( Single tooth implant )
2. Implants replace multiple missing teeth ( Dental Bridge implants )
3. Implants replace full mouth missing teeth ( Full jaw dental implants , Overdenture , All on 4 )


Conventional Single Dental Implant procedure

  1. Diagnosis with CT-Scan(3D images X-RAY) and treatment planning
  2. Dental implant post placement (extraction natural tooth in the same day in some cases)
  3. Wait for bone healing for 3 months
  4. Prosthesis (dental crown/dental bridge) process.

These will take 2 trips separated for 3 months. Each trip required 5-7 days

Full Jaw dental implant procedure

  1. Diagnosis with CT-Scan(3D images X-RAY) and treatment planning
  2. Prosthesis preparation process
  3. Dental implant post placement and final prosthesis

We could complete full jaw dental implants in one trip by requiring 12 days stay

Post operative care

  1. Avoid hot food.
  2. No rigorous exercise.
  3. Take prescribed medicine.
  4. Remove plaque.
  5. Rinsing with chlorhexidine.
  6. Wound healing is normal but if there is a puss occur, the patient should contact the Doctor.
  7. No poking the wound.
  8. Use cold pack to reduce swelling on the first few days.
  9. No smoking, no alcohol consumption.

Factors affecting dental implant treatment

  1. Systemic disease
  2. Periodontitis; Patient who has a history of periodontitis has a higher chance of implant failure.
  3. Smoking.
  4. Poor oral hygiene




A.For healthy patient without systemic disease and no pathology of the edentulous site,in some case implant could be placed immediately and in some cases,implant could be place after 6-8 weeks of extraction to allow soft tissue healing.For those with pathology in the bone which cause bone defect or in case of infection in the area of future placement,usually the waiting time is longer,around 3-4 months after extraction.

Please note that the timing and treatment planning will be discussed with patient on a case by case basis.

    A.It is possible to have implant placed but it might need bone graft to reconstruct the bone for implant placement.Also alternative treatments such as bridges or other types of prostheses can be an option.
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1.Uncontrolled diabetes which affect wound healing.

2.Uncontrolled high blood pressure.

3.Ostoporosis patient who receive Biphosphonate intravenous more than 3 years.

4.Cancer in craniofacial area which currently has radiotherapy.

5.Heavy smoker especially 20 cigarette/day.Smoking cessation should be done before treatment.

6.Pregnant patient should delay the treatment.

7.Patient who take anticoagulant or patient who has a history of stroke within 6 mo’s-1 year should consult physician before treatment.

8.Patient who takes immune suppresant should consult physician.

9.Patient with liver disease which lead to unstop bleeding should consult physician.

    • A.Any infection in the oral cavity should be removed before implant treatment to avoid the risk of infection at the implant site and to failure of the implant.

1.Periodontitis – should be treated before placing an implant since patient with history of periodontitis has higher risk of implant failure.

2.Caries – infected tooth structure should be removed to reduce oral cavity germ

3.Endodontics – root canal treatment should be done since apical infection especially adjacent to the site in the bone can infect the implant site.

-Dentist Team: Experienced Dentist with expertized in specific field provide the most effective treatment.

-Equipment: Advanced treatment room and equipment enhance the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment.

-International standard of sterilization system: At the Ivory Dental Clinic we use Class B autoclave,the most effective strike system that meet the JCI requirement,So patient can rest assured about our hygienic standard.

-Quality Services: Our clinic determines to satisfy every patient’s needs with fast quality services.

-Good Value: Price to provide the best value patients can get.