If you have missing teeth and normally have to wear dentures or have a crown fitted, dental implants offer you a permanent solution to missing teeth. You may have lost a tooth due to an accident or fall, or perhaps you have been wearing full dentures for several years and are looking for a permanent fix, either way, dental implants offer a solution.
In order to provide a solid anchor for the prosthetic teeth, the dentist inserts special titanium pins into the jawbone, and over a period of a few weeks, the pins fuse well with the jawbone and gum tissue to provide a solid anchor point for the prosthetic teeth. While the majority of people are suitable for dental implant treatment, there are occasions when the jawbone is insufficient, and in such cases, bone augmentation is necessary. If you are looking for a dental clinic in Bangkok that specialises in dental implant treatment, a Google search will help put you in touch with an established clinic where you can be sure of first-class treatment.
A Permanent Alternative to Dentures
Many elderly people who normally wear dentures have had dental implants, as they no longer have to remove their false teeth, as once the upper and lower set of teeth are fitted onto the titanium pins, you have a permanent set of teeth that look just like the real thing. The implants can be brushed and flossed in the same way as natural teeth, and with care, they should last a lifetime. For a full set of upper teeth, you would need 4 titanium pins inserted, then the set of teeth (which come in a single unit) is fixed onto the pins using special bonding adhesive. The same applies for the lower set, and once the procedure is complete, you now have a full set of prosthetic teeth that look and feel like the real thing.
Single Missing Teeth
After removing the roots of the missing tooth, the titanium pin can be inserted and after a few weeks, the pin has fused with the jawbone and the prosthetic tooth can be attached. So good are these dentists that you would never know you had a prosthetic tooth, and it should last you for a lifetime, and with the correct shade of white, the new tooth blends perfectly with the existing teeth.
The only person who can tell you whether or not dental implants are suitable is the dentist, and with a free consultation that involves taking X-Rays, you would soon find out. It is rare that a person’s jawbone is unsuitable for dental implants, and even then, a bone augmentation usually works.
The cost of a full set of dental implants in Europe or the US is very high, and with the very best clinics in Bangkok that charge much less, it is easy to understand why so many people choose Thailand for their cosmetic dentistry.