Everything You Need To Know About Dental Implants

Written by Dr. Reuben Sim
Published: 23-01-2022

Hi, are you looking at dental implants, but you’re not sure what it is all about and what it does? I’m going to share with you a few things about dental implants, which you may or may not be aware of.

Number one, dental implants are actually made of titanium slender and what it does is that we put the implants into the jawbone and allow it to actually integrate with the bone.  I’ll elaborate more on that down the track, but essentially dental implants will fuse with the bone so that it actually mimics your tooth and allows a tooth over the top to sit into the implant. That way, you get to replace a tooth that’s long-lasting and will serve you really well.

In terms of success rate for dental implants, you’re looking at about 90% — 95% over a 20 year period. So that’s a really long time. Dental implants have proven to be one of the longest lasting ways to actually replace a tooth and it’s been proven in research articles, journal articles, and medical scientific journals as well. You may or may not be aware of it, but dental implants come in different qualities and grades as well because there are many companies out there that produce dental implants. It’s like a car. Now, you’ve got cars made from Korea, China, German, America. And dental implants are the same. You have implants made in Israel, in America, in Germany, in Korea, even in China.


When you see a professional for dental implants, be aware that the dental implants that they use on you may not be actually identified or be made known to you. So, be certain that you ask him where the implants are from and what brand it is, because it plays a big factor. Companies that are big in dental implants have proven records of many years and you want to be using those implant companies. If you get issues down the track with the implants, it allows you to have spare components, it gives you a warranty, a peace of mind that the dental implant is going to be long-lasting, and you’ve got a back up plan as well because as good as dental implants are, you’re looking at again, 90% to 95% success rate. There’s always that 5% that may not work. Be certain that you’ve done your research, know what implants are being used, and discuss it with a dentist, exactly what is meant to be.

Now, the other thing about dental implants is that the way to put dental implants in have been changing. Traditionally, when we put dental implants in, we essentially cut your gums, peel your gums away, put the implant in and suture your gums all again. It causes a bit of swelling around the gum area and some slight discomfort as well. Typically in these days, in modern day dentistry, all we need to do is keyhole surgery, where we create a little hole in the gums and the implant goes in straight away without needing to split the gums open or any stitching involved. That way you can actually go to your work, to gym, and just continue with your lifestyle without discomfort immediately after the implant surgery’s been done. It’s just one of those things where you can find out from the dentist what can be done, and how he actually places the implants because while keyhole surgery is good, it may not be suitable for everyone.

Find a professional that you feel comfortable with, have a chat with the friends and family in terms of who they’ve been to, what their experience has been, and then that way, you can actually get a good result for your dental implants. And we wish you all the very best in your implant journey. If you find that we’ve helped you in giving you a bit more information about dental implants, then please feel free to share this with your friends and family.