Dental Implants in Phuket

The Ultimate Guide to Dental Implants in Phuket

Dental Implants in Phuket Town

Restore your smile and replace missing teeth with dental implants in Phuket Town. Book with Dental Departures for quality-checked dentists at prices up to 75% less than you’d pay at home.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots which have a false tooth (crown) attached and are surgically attached to your jawbone They look and feel just like your own teeth, and eventually, over time, the implant will fuse with your bone, creating a stable base for either a non-removable crown to be attached, or even a set of removable dentures if you have several implants inserted).

Implants don’t require any additional special care. Regular brushing, flossing and check-ups with your dentist will be enough to maintain them. You do have to look after them properly. They can still be damaged by gum disease and, of course, by trauma.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

For replacing missing teeth there is nothing better. They are secure, unobtrusive and to all intents and purposes feel, look and act in exactly the same way as your own teeth – but without the sensitivity to hot or cold!

For anyone who has been used to dentures, dental implants will feel a lot better. Dentures are not the ideal replacement for missing teeth – they are not permanently fixed and can slip, become ill-fitting – or get lost. With dental implants you will be able to smile, talk and eat with complete confidence, knowing your teeth are not going to slip. You won’t need to take them out at night and put them in a glass to soak, and you will have no further need of messy adhesives.

Dental implants may be the perfect, long-term solution for replacing missing teeth, but a lot of people cannot afford to have the procedure done because it is so expensive. Our Phuket Town dentists can supply dental implants for substantially less – all in the beautiful surroundings of a tropical beach.

What is involved in the procedure for dental implants?

A thorough assessment of the health of your teeth and gums will need to be done before the procedure is commenced. Digital x-rays or CT scans may need to be taken to assess your jawbone for underlying bone loss. If you have bone loss it doesn’t exclude you from dental implants, it just means that you will have to have a successful bone graft procedure before the commencement of the implant procedure. This is a common and successful dental procedure but it will mean you will have to factor in the cost of another visit and another procedure. It usually takes at least 6 months after the bone graft before the dental implant can be placed.

The placing of the implant is reasonably straightforward. A cut is made in the gum and a small opening drilled in the jaw bone. The implant is placed in the socket and the gum stitched back over. You will not be able to see any visible sign of the implant and given a healing denture to wear. Over the next 3 -6 months the bone and the implant will fuse (osseointegration) and the implant will form a solid base on which to attach the crown.

When you go back to your dentist after the osseointegration period, your dentist will attach the crown by opening the gum again, exposing the implant and fixing the crown. Once the crown is attached you will not see the implant – just a tooth that looks exactly like one or your own.

Is the procedure painful?

A local anesthetic is used to place the implant so it is not painful, although some people may prefer sedation, especially if they are having a bone graft. You may have a little swelling and experience some discomfort, equivalent to a tooth extraction, after the procedure. Most people are able to resume normal activities immediately after the placement of the implant.

How long does the procedure take in Phuket Town?

The dental implant procedure is made up of the implant itself, an abutment and a crown. The implant is inserted into the jaw bone and act as an artificial, stable tooth root. The abutment joins the crown to the implant. The crown is an artificial tooth that fits on top of the abutment, created to match your other teeth in shape and color.

The implant is inserted on your first visit. Unless an extraction is required, this process usually can be achieved in one day.

Your next trip will take place between three and six months later. This is so the bone and implant fuse together in a process called osseointegration, which provides a stable base for your crown. The abutment and crown are placed on this trip; the treatment period is one or two days, including the creation and fitting of your crown(s).

Why have Dental Implants in Phuket Town?

• Skilled and fully trained dentists who are English-speaking
• Excellent facilities with modern clinics, new technology and high-grade materials
Thai dentists are recognized as world-leaders in dental tourism
• Incredible savings of around 60% compared to prices at home
• Warranties or guarantees on the procedure and the materials used

What is the cost of dental implants in Phuket Town?

A titanium dental implant, abutment and standard crown costs around AUD $3,800 in Australia, but in Phuket Town is AUD $1,480.

If you need multiple implants the savings on dental implants in Phuket Town are significant.

How do I book?

Book an appointment online, send us an email or call toll-free. Compare our prices – at Dental Departures we guarantee you the best prices for dental implants in Phuket Town.

(Image by: Eustaquio Santimano)