Dental Implant FAQ
In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. Also, they must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
All of this drilling and screwing may sound painful, but you’ll be comforted to know that placing an implant is easier than taking a tooth out. Usually a local anesthetic is used, which means you are awake during the surgery.
You shouldn’t feel any pain during the surgery, especially if it is done with healthy tissue. Also, the bone where the implant is placed does not have many pain-sensing nerves. But if you’re very nervous about the surgery, you have sedative options to make you more comfortable during the operation.
Dental implants can last a lifetime. The crown that goes on top may need replacing after 10 to 15 years through wear and tear.
The use of dental implants in diabetic patients is controversial. It is generally accepted that the patients with controlled diabetes can have dental implants and have similar success rate as in healthy individuals.
The Implant Process It will take approximately one hour per implant. Your next appointment will be two to threemonths later. The dentist will decide whether your implant is ready to receive the crown that complete the process
Singapore residents who wish to receive treatment overseas will be able to use their own or their spouse, children, parents, grandchildren and siblings’ MediSave Account (MA) savings to pay for their inpatient hospitalisation or day surgery under the MediSave scheme if they fulfil all the following conditions:
- 1. The patient must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore.
- 2. The patient is normally residing1 in Singapore.
- 3. The patient is being referred through a MediSave-accredited institution/referral centre in Singapore.
You can use MediSave to pay for your dental implant insertion or removal as long as it is a surgical procedure.
For a dental surgery with insertion or removal of dental implants, you can use MediSave to pay for your dental implants, up to the following limits:
|Insertion of Dental Implants||Number of implant(s) inserted x $950 Operation limit of Table 2C|
|Removal of Dental Implants||Number of implant(s) removed x $450 Operation limit of Table 1C|
For example, if you have to insert two dental implants, you can use up to $1,900 (2 x $950) for payment of your dental implants.
We are pleased to accept installment plans. Please contact us for more details.