A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement and is used in prosthetic dentistry. There are several types of dental implants the most widely accepted and successful is the osseointegrated implant, based on the discovery by Swedish Professor Per-Ingvar Branemark that titanium can be successfully fused into bone when osteoblasts grow on and into the rough surface of the implanted titanium. This forms a structural and functional connection between the living bone and the implant. There're 2 major procedures for different healing process depending on the condition. Generally, lower teeth take 3 months and 6 months for upper teeth and bone graft.
In some cases, Immediate Loading can be done temporarily as patient desired. And if your stay is more than 3 months, we can complete and entire course of Dental Implant.
At The Dental Emporium, we imported dental implant system from 5 leading well-known companies for a reasonable price as compared to those in Europe and USA. As an option, we also offer an alternative implant system which also works well for a budget patient.
Implant Systems available
|1. Straumann (Switzerland)|
|2. OSSTEM (Korea)|
|1. Single Tooth|
|3. Full Mouth|
It also happens that a patient has done an implant from other country. However, with the costly expense to do the prosthetic part, especially for European and USA, they often get the prosthetic post and core crown in Thailand at reasonable price. Our rate for implanting ranges from THB 15,000 - 20,000 depending on the implant system a patient has been installed with. You can easily take this option by bringing along with you an information of implant system and the size of what you've had, we'll take care of the rest.
Crown refers to the restoration of teeth using materials that are fabricated by indirect methods which are cemented into place. A crown is used to cap or completely cover a tooth. Crowns can be made out of porcelain (meaning some sort of dental ceramic), metal (a gold or other metal alloy), or a combination of both. A dentist might recommend placing a dental crown for a variety of reasons but, in general, most of these reasons will usually fall within one of the following basic categories:
- To restore a tooth to its original shape.
- To strengthen a tooth.
- To improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.
A dental bridge (or pontic) is a custom-made false tooth or teeth, that is permanently placed between two healthy teeth, filling in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is held in place by porcelain crowns placed on the healthy teeth on each side of space to be filled. Bridges reduce the risk of gum disease, limit the shifting of remaining teeth, help correct some bite problems and help improve speech.
|1. Single Crown|
|3. Full Mouth Rehabilitation|
|1. Lava(zirconia) for Crown & Brigde|
|2. e.max for Crown, Veneer Inlay and Onlay|
|3. Conventional Crown & Bridge(porcelain fused to metal)|
A veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There are two types of material used in a veneer, composite and porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.
Porcelain veneers, alternatively termed dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front side of teeth so to create a cosmetic improvement for a tooth. Porcelain veneers are routinely used by dentists as a way to make cosmetic changes for teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned.
Advantages of porcelain
- Porcelain veneers create a very life-like tooth appearance
- Porcelain veneers resist staining.
Veneer available at The Dental Emporium
Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clipping onto teeth or dental implants. Dentures can help give the edentulous(missing all teeth on an upper or lower arch) patient better masticatory (chewing) abilities, as well as enhance their aesthetic appeal by providing the illusion of having natural teeth, providing support for their lips and cheeks, and correcting the collapsed appearance commonly seen between the nose and the chin.
Types of dentures
1. Partial Denture
2. Full Denture
Tooth whitening, also known as Tooth bleaching, is a common procedure in general dentistry but most especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Many people consider white teeth to be an attractive feature of a smile. A child's deciduous teeth are generally whiter than the adult teeth that follow. As a person ages the adult teeth often become darker. This darkening is due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth, as the enamel becomes less porous. Teeth can also become stained by bacterial pigments, foodstuffs and tobacco.
Digital radiographs are one of the newest X-ray techniques around. With digital radiographs, film is replaced with a flat electronic pad or sensor. The X-rays hit the pad the same way they hit the film. But instead of developing the film in a dark room, the image is electronically sent directly to a computer where the image appears on the screen. The image can then be stored on the computer or printed out. One of the great advantages of this process is that radiographs can be digitally compared to previous radiographs in a process called subtraction radiography. The computer can digitally compare the two images, subtract out everything that is the same and give a clear image of anything that is different. This means that tiny changes that may not be noticeable with the naked eye can be caught earlier and more clearly with digital-subtraction radiography. Subtraction radiography requires a specialized projection technique and additional software.
1. Lower X-ray radiation exposure: Compared with conventional film-based systems, digital X-ray systems significantly reduce radiation doses by up to 30% (panoramic imaging), 60% (cephalometric imaging), and 90% (intraoral imaging).
2. Unambiguous results: A digital X-ray system – in combination with the user-friendly and multifunctional SIDEXIS XG intuitive software – is your passport to fast, accurate, and reliable diagnostics.
3. Speed: The razor-sharp digital images appear on the monitor in a matter of seconds, regardless of whether the X-ray procedure is performed in a separate room or directly at the chairside.
4. Effortless Communication: Images can be stored, for data processing as well as for import and export, in most common formats.You can E-mail X-rays to other dental professionals for consultation purposes.
5. 3D scan (CT-scan) Dentium
After drilling out the cavities dental fillings are inserted in teeth to restorate the damaged or decayed tooth. Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can be natural looking as well. Many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look. White fillings have always been considered less long lasting than silver amalgam fillings. But there are now new materials available with properties comparable to silver amalgam, and these are proving to be very successful. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite.
Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infected film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Usually it is tooth coloured, it also can vary from brown to black in colour. If the scale, or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will unfortunately provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.
Root canals is the commonly used term for the main canals within the dentin of the tooth. These are part of the natural cavity within a tooth that consists of the dental pulp chamber, the main canals, and sometimes more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the root surface of the tooth. Root canals are filled with a highly vascularized, loose connective tissue, the dental pulp. This sometimes becomes infected and inflamed, generally due to caries or tooth fractures that allow microorganisms, mostly bacteria from the oral flora or their byproducts, access to the pulp chamber or the root canals; the infected tissue is removed by a surgical intervention known as endodontic therapy and commonly called 'root canal treatment'.