Dental Implant – Complete Guide

The medical technical term is: intraosseous intrabuccal implant . It is inserted into the jawbone. Because of its biocompatibility, the bone will attach to this implant securely, which gives very good stability for fixing a dental prosthesis. The implant can replace a missing tooth in a very aesthetic way with a very comfortable result because the tooth is fixed and independent of its neighbors, like a natural tooth. The dental implant can also fix other types of dental prostheses: crown, bridge, denture.

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Dental Implant + Pillar + Crown

Crown-abutment-dental implant A complete dental implant usually consists of 3 parts: the implant, the abutment, the crown.

  • The titanium dental implant : The implant is made of titanium alloy because it is an inert and biocompatible material on which the bone will rebuild itself. It is posted by a stomatologist or a surgeon. It replaces the root of a tooth and serves as an anchor in the jaw. The installation of a single dental implant lasts between 30 minutes and one hour.
  • The implant abutment is a titanium piece for attaching the prosthesis to the implant. The abutment serves as an intermediate connection between the implant and the new tooth. In the example opposite, it is a dental crown.
  • The dental crown is the visible part of the new tooth. It is used to eat, to talk and also plays an aesthetic role. There are different types of dental crowns (Metal-ceramic, Zirconia, Ceramic …).

Duration of placement of a dental implant

The duration of placement  of a dental implants centre Singapore  (surgical phase) is approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour per implant. However, this does not include preparation work (3D scanner, material preparation and technical platform, surgical planning) and the various post-operative controls. In addition, if the patient requires dental extractions or temporary prostheses, the duration of a dental implant treatment may take up to 2 weeks only for the surgical phase.