Aesthetic Reconstructive Jaw Surgery and Dental Implants Blog / Missing Teeth Options

Implant Dentistry; General Dentist or Specialist?


There has been much debate in recent weeks within the dental profession about the competency of dentists to do certain procedures. The issue has attracted a lively debate amongst various dental organizations. The Ministry of Health and the Singapore Dental Council has begun seeking fe …

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All-on-4 vs conventional dental implant treatment in Singapore


Many years ago, a patient for whom I was planning a full mouth dental implant treatment in Singapore commented that it cost more than his double by-pass surgery which he had just undergone the year before. Another full mouth implant patient put it in a lighter tone, saying it is like …

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What are the alternatives to sinus bone grafting in Singapore?


Many patients who need dental implants to replace their missing molars do not have sufficient bone and hence need sinus bone grafting to augment the bone mass to house the implants. Although sinus bone grafting has already evolved to be a commonly done procedure with good results, man …

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Complications of sinus bone grafting for dental implants in Singapore


I first heard about sinus lift almost thirty years ago when I was student. It was during a conference on dental implants and one of the surgeons present was advocating that all sinus bone grafting operations for dental implants should be done in a hospital operating room. It was a rel …

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What is the cost of zygomatic dental implants in Singapore?


Once of the common problems in oral rehabilitation with dental implants is the lack of bone in the jaw to place an implant. This is especially the case for patients who have lost all their upper teeth for a long time and have been using a removable denture for years. The pressure of a …

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Dental implants are becoming more affordable in Singapore


We often read about rising healthcare costs and how governments try different ways to tackle the problem. It is a problem that affects all countries, big or small, rich or poor. In Singapore, the recently revamped Medishield scheme together with integrated shield plans, is one way of …

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Dental Implant Singapore - Complex cases

The profile of the dental implant patient in my practice has gradually evolved over the years. Twenty years ago, most of the patients who were referred to me are those who are missing one or two teeth and looking for a replacement with fixed teeth. I would place the implants and then …

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Dental Implants without Bone Grafting

Following my last blog post on "Why do I need a bone graft for my dental implant", I received some feedback from overseas dental colleagues on graft-less options for dental implants. This is indeed gaining popularity as nobody wants to have more surgery than absolutely necessary. As s …

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What is the Cost of Dental Implants in Singapore?

If you have missing teeth or loose, ill-fitting conventional dentures, chances are that your dentist has told you that dental implants are the very best solution for your problem. Fact is, implants offer a range of advantages that no other option can, including protection against bone …

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How to Find Out if You are a Candidate for Dental Implants in Singapore

If you've suffered tooth loss and have been looking into implant-based dental restoration to replace missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures, you've probably heard that not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants in Singapore. So how do you find out if dental implants are an op …

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