Getting Dental Implants in Bangkok
There’s a permanent solution to missing teeth that’s becoming extremely popular these days. It offers a flawless smile and absolutely no maintenance other than brushing and flossing as you normally would. Dental implants are the solution, and they’re available in Bangkok from The Ivory Dental Clinic.
Dental implants offer freedom to people who have had to deal with the inevitable cleaning, slipping, and embarrassment that dental prosthetics and dentures are known to cause. With the cost of dental implants in Thailand continuing to drop, more and more people are turning to implants for a more natural looking and feeling alternative to prosthetics.
For those who don’t know what having dental implants entails, we’d like to explain the entire process, so you can decide whether it’s right for you. The process is performed in stages, leaving plenty of time between appointments for necessary healing.
A dental implant consists of three parts. The implant itself is made of titanium and is screwed into the jawbone to act as the root of the new tooth. The abutment is also made of titanium and connected to the implant. It serves as the link between the implant and the crown. The abutment allows the crown to easily be changed if damaged without removing the entire implant from the jaw.
The crown is the piece resembling your own tooth at the top of the implant. Your dentist will spend a considerable amount of effort matching the color and opacity of this new tooth to your own set of teeth to provide you with a flawless smile. This effort is necessary to ensure the implant looks completely natural.
Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process is done in two or sometimes three parts. The first step is to see whether you need preparation work prior to having a dental implant installed. If your jaw isn’t robust enough to hold the implant, a bone graft may be necessary to strengthen it. You should feel back to normal within a week or two of the graft, but the jaw needs between three and six months to completely fuse with the graft and grow strong enough to support the implant.
Inserting the implant in the upper or lower jaw is the next step. An incision is made in the gum tissue to reveal the jawbone. Then, the implant is screwed into the jaw, and the jaw is left to heal.
Your jaw should feel fine after about a week, but your gums will still need two to three months to heal completely around the implant. Your dentist will install a little screw with a cap on top to fill the hole for the abutment while you’re recovering. This cap sits flush with the top of your gum and prevents bits of food from being trapped in the hole for the abutment.
While you’re healing, you will wear a denture on top of the implant to fill the gap in your teeth and provide you with a seamless smile.
The last step is the installation of the abutment and crown. The cap covering the abutment hole is removed and the abutment is then screwed into the hole on top of the implant.
If your dentist removed a broken or diseased tooth for the implant to replace, they might have made casts of the original tooth to serve as a model for the new crown. The new crown is then attached to the top of the abutment using screws or dental cement.
Dental implants and crowns at the back of the tooth are most likely to use screws to attach the crowns. The screws are sometimes visible, which makes them unsuitable for front-facing teeth. The drawback to using dental cement is if the crown ever has to be replaced, they’re more difficult to remove. This is another benefit of having the abutment between the implant and crown. A broken crown and its abutment can easily be removed and worked on by the dentist while the patient wears a denture and goes about their everyday life.
Dental Implant Procedure Cost in Thailand
More and more tourists from the Asian region are visiting Thailand to enjoy a holiday and have a dental implant at the same time. The low prices of dental implants serve as enticements, along with the beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality. The cost of a single dental implant at the Ivory Dental Clinic is between USD 1,500 and 1,800, not including bone grafts. With the rising costs of a single dental implant abroad, it can cost many times more than in Thailand. Thailand is a great destination to experience the beauty of the sights and treat your teeth with the best value treatments.
Visit The Ivory Dental Clinic
The Ivory Dental Clinic in Bangkok, Thailand, is a full-service dental clinic that offers a range of dental services, including:
- General Dentistry
- Implant Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Prosthodontic Dentistry
- Orthodontics Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
- Periodontic Dentistry
- Dental Occlusion
If you are interested in dental implants, you can contact us by WhatsApp: +66949684294 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A specialized dentist can make a treatment plan for you at no charge with an online consultation.
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