Aesthetic Reconstructive Jaw Surgery and Dental Implants Blog

All-on-4, All-on-n, what’s in a name?


I was at a dental implant conference last Saturday afternoon moderating a session where the speakers were presenting their respective protocol. Listening to a lecture after lunch was always a challenge regardless of who the speaker was. As such, with the consent of the speaker, I told …

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Saving an infected tooth versus replacing with dental implant


A patient came in with a gum swelling associated with a molar tooth. He has consulted a dentist who told him to extract the tooth and place an immediate implant. He then consulted another dentist who told him to extract the tooth and wait a few months before doing the implant. Feeling …

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How to remove an integrated dental implant

A few months ago, a patient from India flew in for a consultation about his implants which was placed a year ago. He had had two dental implants done to replace his two front teeth which were fractured due to a fall. The dentist who treated him at that time had extracted the remnants …

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What is the cost of genioplasty and a chin implant?


Cost is a major factor in elective surgery. Afterall, if it is too expensive, there is always the cheaper option of not having it at all. However, in real life, elective procedures often cost more than non-elective ones. This may appear counterintuitive but if you think about it, it m …

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Should I have a Chin Implant or a Genioplasty?

Chin Implant surgery in Singapore or a Genioplasty

Change of facial contour can be done by either shifting the facial bones around, i.e. orthognathic surgery, or by adding facial implants. What is actually done for a particular patient depends very much on which surgeon she sees. In general, in Singapore, most plastic surgeons tend to …

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