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Dental Implants Singapore Process: Post-Operative

bigstock-Good-News-Operation-Was-Succe-50847980Are you planning to replace missing teeth or loose dentures with dental implants? Singapore patients who decide to go with implant-based dental restorations are typically very pleased with the end result. However, the means of getting to those results – the dental implant process – may seem a bit intimidating for patients who haven't had previous experience with it. One of the more frequent questions Singapore oral surgeons hear concerning that process is what they can expect in the post-operative phase, after their dental implant placement procedure. Here, we'll go over the details of the post-operative period for the average patient.

Getting Home After Surgery

The first thing you should know is that your implant placement surgery will be done under anesthesia. Most common IV sedation along with a local numbing agent, a combination that offers a comfortable, pain-free experience. If you have IV sedation, you'll need to be sure you have a means of getting home after your procedure. Sedatives used in IV sedation can impair reflexes and depth perception for several hours, making driving unsafe.

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How to Know When Your Dentures Need Adjusting

dentures need adjustingIf you have just been fitted with your first set of dentures or are currently going through the process, you've probably been told that adjustments may be necessary during the first few months with your new dentures to perfect the fit. However, it is important to know that adjustments will be a fairly regular need every few years after that perfect fit has been achieved, and those adjustments are very necessary to maintain good oral health and function. So how do you know when your dentures in Singapore need adjusting? And how can you make loose dentures fit better? 

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Why Do My Dentures Not Fit Like They Used To?

my dentures don't fitDentures that fit poorly are a very common problem, affecting most Singapore denture wearers eventually. It is especially common with the lower denture, since it has less support than an upper one and is affected by the motion of the cheeks and tongue. Most often, dentures fit poorly due to changes that occur in a jaw after tooth loss, which affect the gum ridge and the bone underneath, altering denture fit over time. However, there are solutions to ill-fitting dentures and it isn't a problem that should be let go, so if you're having trouble, see your dentist for help.

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Should You Choose Fixed Implant Dentures Over Removable Dentures?

Whether you're just losing your teeth or have been wearing traditional dentures for a while, fixed implant dentures are an option you should consider. Fact is, conventional, removable dentures have never been an optimal solution to tooth loss, and implant-based dental restoration can serve most Singapore dental patients better. Among the advantages fixed implant dentures have to offer over removable dentures are better protection of oral health, structure and function, greater comfort and a more attractive and natural-looking smile.

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What Implant Retained Overdentures Are, and Why They May Be The Solution For You

dentures in singaporeIf you're looking into denture options to restore appearance and function after total tooth loss or replace problematic existing dentures, you're probably aware that there are more of them available than ever before. While conventional dentures were once the only choice for a toothless jaw, advancements in Singapore implant dentistry have made several better options available. Among the most popular of these is implant retained overdentures, which offer many advantages over conventional dentures in terms of comfort, function and aesthetics.

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Will Dental Implants Fix My Loose Dentures?

loose_dentures_singaporeLoose dentures become a problem for most every Singapore denture wearer eventually, even those fortunate enough to have had dentures that fit perfectly when they were new. That's because, over time, changes in oral structure occur when one or both jaws are toothless, gradually altering denture fit. While relining or replacing dentures can often help, it must be done every 5 to 7 years to maintain stability and comfort. Dental implants can fix loose dentures, resolving embarrassing and uncomfortable denture retention problems.

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