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Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Missing teeth can cause problems from impaired eating to jaw bone loss. Dental implant are posts which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are designed to provide the new foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A person who has previously lost their teeth regains the ability to have significantly better chewing power. They can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. A significant benefits of dental implants is that it provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable prosthetics and normally can last for a life-time with good oral hygiene and maintenance.

Thailand’s Leading Dental Implant Center

BIDC has always benchmark for dental implant treatments in Thailand over the past decade. Our implant success rates is over global of 96% with more than 10,000 of implants.

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Why BIDC is a Leading Dental Implant Center?

1. Leading Team of Highly Qualified & Professional Implantologists

The majority of our implantolgists and prosthodontist at BIDC are American board certified of overases graduates. Many of our implant specialists are international speakers in the field of implantology, scholars, professors and/or ex-lecturers at their universities. Several of our resident implant dentists have conducted courses and mini-residency training programmes teaching other dentists and specialists on the latest implant techniques and technologies.

BIDC has been the top dental implant provider for Straumann implants since 2005 with a established dentist who are scholars and International Team of Implantology (ITI) fellows and prosthodontists.

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Dentists that specialize with additional years of training at their university in the area of dental implants treatment include :
  • Implantologists
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
  • Prosthodontists
The first stage implant post surgery is most commonly treated by implantologists and oral surgeons. Whilst the second stage by prosthodontists. To provide proper, safe and skilled treatment, every dental implant dentist at BIDC are selected based on their certification and experience. The majority our implant specialist have over 10 years of experience.
2. Adoption of Advance Dental Techniques & Technologies
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Our leading team of implantologists at BIDC utilizes digital dentistry for your dental treatment. We are one of the few dental clinics able to provide and support end-to-end dental implant treatments using the latest digitalized technologies:

  1. 3D CBCT CT imaging scan and 2D panormic x-rays
  2. Computerized simluation and implant planning software to measure and provide proper diagnoses for implant placement
  3. 3D printed surgical implant guide to ensure precise implant placement
  4. Intra-oral dental scanners to take teeth impression after implant healing
  5. The digital scans are sent digitally to our on-site dental lab that uses CAD/CAM to design and customize your implant abutment and zirconia crowns or bridges
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3. On-site Digital Dental Implant Lab for Customized Implant Prostheses
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BIDC is one of the few practices in Thailand that has an on-site dental laboratory within its dental building. Its dental lab is the FIRST fully digitalized lab able to produce customized abutment and all ceramic zirconia crowns and bridges. This means that your implant teeth is milled and made at our dental center.

Having an dental lab enables:

  • Same day or next day prosthese deliver
  • customization of abutment for any angulation and fit
  • made-to-fit zirconia crowns
  • our industrial CAD/CAM digital systems and milling machine allows higher temperature for stronger ceramic and quality crowns and bridges
  • lab technicians are on-site to make immediate adjustments on color shades, shape and add layering to your teethworks
4. Award-winning and Pioneers in Implantology field
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BIDC’s team of implantologists are amongst most well-experienced specialists in the country. Each of our resident implantologist has more than 10 years of experience in their field of specialty. Some of our implant dentist are the first of their batch graduated from overseas in USA and UK to institute new dental implant technologies and techniques to Thailand.

From inception till today, our team of implantologists continually develop and surpasses many of its achievements, teaching and setting the implant trends. We use the latest digital implant technologies and materials and are the FIRST in Thailand to use SLActive surfaces and BLX full arch restorations.

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Dental Implants Restoration Type - Missing Teeth Conditions

Replacing missing teeth or poor prognoses damaged teeth with dental implants provide for a long-term solution. Dental implants can be done to treat several missing teeth conditions :

  1. Single missing tooth
  2. Multiple missing teeth
  3. Edentulous jaw with no teeth

When all teeth are missing or in a condition that all teeth need to be replaced, there are several types of full arch implant reconstructions options:

  1. Full jaw implant bridges anchored to dental implants
  2. Implant-supported dentures
  3. All-on-4 and  All-on-6
  4. Zygomatic Implants

A full fixed bridges anchored to dental implants is an ideal and permanent solution for edentulous jaw. It is stable and provides high esthetics. It feels similar to having a new set of teeth again. Full implant bridges is however relatively costly and will need good bone condition for placement in each area.

Implant supported dentures provides for a more economical full jaw replacement solution. Implants allow you to wear full dentures (overdentures) without worrying that they will slip or fall out. The implants posts support and retain the dentures in place. This also means that the base of the denture can be made much smaller and made more comfortable. For overdentures, implants with screws placed in the jaw. They serve as attachments for a metal bar, a ball or a locator which snaps and locks the removable denture.

All-on-4/ All-on-6 and zygoma implants are immediate function and graftless solution implants. The implant concept tilts posterior implants to maximum jaw bone volume on the anterior area. Where there is insufficient bone, long zygomatic implants may be placed to hold a fixed hybrid denture in place.

If multiple teeth are missing in different parts of the mouth, several single tooth implant crowns may be placed separately at each area. If several teeth are missing together in the same region, dental implant bridges may be done to reduce the number of required implants. An implant fixed bridge is very much like a conventional bridge except the support is actually over implants rather than natural teeth. The implants themselves act as man-made roots. This is an advantage because the implants are self-supporting and does not put loading pressure or burden on the remaining existing teeth.

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Single tooth implant restoration consists of three parts. Namely, the implant post which replaces the tooth root, the abutment which will support the crown and the prosthetic crown itself. The crown is either cemented onto the abutment or held in place with a screw. A single tooth implant with crown is one of the best permanent restorations to replace a single missing tooth. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth and does not tamper with other existing teeth.

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Types of Dental implants

Your dental implant treatment is normally done in two stages. The embedded implant post will need to be left to osseointegrate with your jaw bone for a few weeks to months before the prostheses or false teeth is placed over the implant body.

  1. First stage : Implant post placement
  2. Second stage : Prostheses over implants (crown, bridge or denture)
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Which Implant Methodology is for me?

Conventional dental implants is the traditional and preferred implant treatment protocol as the healing time is allowed for each stage of your dental implant treatment to completely settle and heal before moving on to a further stage of treatment. Conventional implants usually two or three phases to complete. If there are existing teeth to be removed, the tooth root is first removed and left to heal for about 2 months or more.

Immediate implants, immediate load implants, same day implants and one-day implants are later concepts introduced during this past era. It speeds up the phases of your dental implant treatment reducing the healing wait time. Concepts are been made possible today due to advances in techniques, re-generative materials and technologies. An immediate implant placement may be done whereby the existing tooth root is removed and the artificial root implanted into the jawbone during the same surgical session. An immediate load implant refers to having a temporary or permanent prostheses loaded onto the implant posts almost immediately after its placement.

A panoramic x-ray and/or CT scan is taken during your first visit. The x-ray images are used to evaluate the amount of bone, determine the space available and for a thorough examination before your dental specialist diagnoses which type of dental implant protocol options is available or suited for you. Implant treatment time is thus significantly shorten. Dental implants has improved the quality of life for millions of people.

Implant System Brands

There are a variety of dental implant systems available on the market. The implant brand and system selected depends on your specific needs and general dental condition. Within every dental implant brand, there are various ranges or models of implants. This will affect your dental implant treatment fees. Within each implant range, the implant posts has special properties.

  1. Special ACTIVE or STANDARD implant surface.  Active implant surfaces that enables faster osseointegration commonly used for immediate implants or immediate loading of implants
  2. Implant post TITANIUM or ROXOLID material. Roxolid implants composes of titanium and zirconia ceramic for improved strength and aesthetics. Roxolid implants are smaller, shorter and stronger than co-work grade 4 titanium implant posts. Therefore smaller implants may be placed on anterior without seeing the implant posts for improved aesthetic results.

Three of the most popular dental implant brands used at BIDC dental clinics are as below.

Struamann
Straumann dental implants
Nobel Bicoare
Nobel Biocare dental implants
Schilli Implantology Circle
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The above implant brands are chosen because of their reputation as well-established implant system. Straumann and Nobel biocare implants are the top 2 dental implant systems widely-distributed globally. Therefore for our international patients who return back home after implant treatment completion, their local dentist will be familiar with theses systems. This enables ease of maintenance and peace of mind on security that any required implant instruments and parts for post care adjustments and techniques will be available back home. BIDC dental implant center uses only trusted dental implant brands and system.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Improves self-esteem and increases your quality of life.
  • Reduces size and constructs a more natural functional bridge or denture.
  • There is no need to trim or tamper with adjacent teeth to form conventional bridge.
  • The solid anchorage of the dental implant will allow you to increase your chewing pressure. You can therefore chew and eat anything.
  • Improves speech as compared to having dentures.
  • Improves comfort in contrast to removable dentures.
  • Prevents further loss of teeth and provides bone support.
  • Gives a younger natural appearance and oral health.
  • Tooth implants are very durable and is a life-long replacement for lost teeth.
  • Dental implants fuse with the jawbone to form a secure foundation. They are manufactured from biologically neutral pure titanium that is biocompatible to the human body.
  • There is no more slipping, sliding clicking from dentures or worrying that your dentures may drop out in embarrassing situations.

Dental Implant Reviews from BIDC Patients

BIDC is a leading dental implant center in Thailand. Listen to some of our patient reviews about their dental implant experience.

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Before and After Implant Cases Gallery

The below before and after dental implant cases are treated by our implantologist and prosthodontist at BIDC. Each individual case is different and the cases are for reference sample only. It is not a representative of your post treatment results.

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Which Implant Option should I Opt for My Case?

Dental implants cases at BIDC are done by only by certified implantologists and oral surgeons that specializes in the field of dental implants. Prosthetics on implants such as crowns, bridges and overdentures are also done only by skilled prosthodontists given specific privileges in dental implantology prosthetics.

Dental implants are used to replace full jaw missing teeth or edentulous jaw. Tooth implants are embedded securely, therefore prostheses over implants do not require any anchorage teeth. For areas with several missing teeth, instead of long span bridges, implant bridges do not require adjacent teeth to be tampered with. In general, dental implants allows for better long-term use and better retention and is an ideal recommended missing teeth treatment option where possible.

Looking at our actual oral condition whether you have a single missing tooth, several missing teeth or soon-to-be full jaw missing teeth, your dentist will discuss with you on your actual oral status, bone condition and evaluate each option with you. So do discuss directly with your on what is your expected end result and budget as well. They can then make the most suited recommendation. Sometimes, options can be made more economical but you may need to trade off with other risks or end result expectation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Dental Implants

How successful are dental implants?

Success rates vary. It depends on which protocol technique is used and where in the jaw are the dental implants placed.

At BIDC thailand dental clinics, our dental implants success rate is around 97%. This high survival rate is in part due to having a skilled and top team of implantologists, choosing a reliable dental implant system and brand as well as using advance techniques and technologies to minimize your risks and improve safety of treatment cases.

How is my dental implants options chosen?
In recent years, dental implants solutions for missing teeth replacement has become the standard of care. Dental implants are effective, strong, prevents loss of bone tissue and an ideal restoration in closing missing teeth. Titanium and Roxolid dental implants proven to be bio-compatible that fuses with bone naturally providing a strong new tooth root for you. Within the stream of dental implantology, there are varying materials, techniques and solutions. Factors that can affect your final chosen dental implant treatment plan include:
  1. Number of missing teeth – Single, multiple or full jaw missing teeth
  2. Existing bone, gum and oral condition that places limitations if conventional,  immediate or immediate load implants
  3. Expected end prosthetic results on having a fixed or removable prostheses
  4. For international patients, the duration of your stay in Thailand and number of trips you are able to make to Thailand
  5. Your budget for chosen implant system brand and implant range specifications. Active surface implants can improve osseointegration efficiency; Roxolid implants for increased strength
  6. Dentist’s implant technique and skills on their training, recommendation and familiarity with the latest advancements can also play a factor on chosen implant option
Is there discomfort involved?

Just as with any type of oral surgery, there can be some slightly discomfort. However, anesthetic and pain-controlled medications are used to eliminate any discomfort at the time of the procedure. Approximately 95 percent of patients report discomfort of 0-2 on a scale of 0-10 the day after the implants are placed. Your dentist will prescribe medications to ease any discomfort that may occur. Special care will be taken to stay in contact with you after the surgery to be sure that you remain comfortable.

At BIDC, we also offer general anesthesia or sleep dentistry at our alliance BIDH dental hospital by our team of implantologist.

How long does it the treatment take?

For a standard conventional single implant without the need for bonegrafts, the normally average is around 8 weeks.

For immediate function implants, the dental implant with temporary prosthese could be as short as 2 weeks plus.

If there is insufficient bone, bonegrafting will need to be performed that normally requires about a 6 months healing period for the bone to re-generate.

Learn more about the various types of dental implant protocols that will affect the total time taken to complete the dental implant treatment:

  1. Conventional implants
  2. Immediate implants or one-day implants/ same day implants
  3. Immediate load implants
How long can I expect to be off work?

Generally, your dentist will recommend you to the day off and the following day after surgery. You will be advised not to do strenuous exercise. Generally, taking time off work is not necessary for a single tooth replacement case because the procedure is no more complex than a tooth extraction. However, the amount of time off required is an individual decision.

Is there a chance of rejection?

The body does not reject a dental implant, as it might a soft tissue transplant, such as a lung, heart or kidney. This does not mean that an implant cannot fail. It would be due to other factors, such as improper force on the implant or other conditions or existing diseases of the patient or poor oral hygiene.

Dental implants are made of titanium that is biocompatible with body tissues and integrates well with the surrounding bone and becomes part of the body.

Who is a candidate for implants?

Anyone who is missing one or more (even all) of their teeth may be a candidate for implants. If one or a few of the teeth are missing, implants in conjunction with a crown or bridge can replace those teeth and function as normal teeth without losing more bone and being subject to decay.

If all or most of your teeth are missing, then implants may be placed to anchor a loose denture. Sometimes, if there is already some bone loss, bone can be added and regenerated or a technique called bone expansion can be used to create a more ideal site for the implant(s). Ultimately, a consultation with a dentist who is knowledgable on these procedures can help determine your individual needs.

What can happen with missing teeth without treatment?

When you lose your teeth, you gradually lose the bone that support them. As this bone disappears, problems with other teeth nearby and a lack of support for dentures, partials and bridges increase. These could include pain, mobility, lack of retention for prosthetics, sharp, painful ridges, mobile gum tissue and sore spots.

The tongue enlarges to accommodate spaces of missing teeth. With tooth loss, a five-fold decrease in function occurs and the diet shifts to softer foods. Also, when bone is lost, numbness to the lower lip or even the possibility of fracture of the jaw rises.

Since the bone is deteriorating, it will spread and deteriorate around healthy teeth and ultimately cause the loss of those teeth smiliar to a domino effect. This progresssion affects the ability to provide the same treatment in the later stages of bone loss than if treatment had been started earlier in the process. Therefore it is much better to replace a tooth earlier on to avoid these side effects. A patient risks the possibility of not being able to provide the same, simple type of treatment that would have been possible earlier if treatment is delayed.

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Conclusion – Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth or teeth are soon-to-be extracted. There are many benefits on choosing dental implants are you tooth replacement options. Tooth implants can be used to replace one missing tooth using tooth implant crown or multiple missing tooth with implant bridges. For an edentulous jaw or full arch missing teeth,  implant options include full implants bridges, implants dentures, immediate function all-on-4 implants or zygoma implants.

Implant procedure and methodology whether conventional implants, immediate implants or one-day implants are selected based on your current conditions and your expected implant prostheses. Your chosen implant procedure relates to how fast your implant treatment is completed and whether your implant prostheses may loaded within weeks or months.

There are many implant brands and ranges of implants world-wide. BIDC uses the main established and trusted implant systems from Switzerland and Sweden. Your chosen implant range will affect the costs of your implant treatment.

Patients opt for their dental implant treatments at BIDC for its top caliber implant dentists and implant technologies. Listen to dental implant reviews by video and photos by actual patients and view our implant case gallery.

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