Last Updated on 14/12/2020 by Tiến sĩ, Bác sĩ Đỗ Đình Hùng Giám Đốc Bệnh Viện WORLDWIDE
As a medical tourism destination, Vietnam is quickly becoming a top choice of patients from around the world with its affordable dental implant procedures and services. Save an average of more than $2,000 on dental implants and enjoy the benefits of optimal tooth restoration.
Teeth restored with dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth. You brush, floss and visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings, same as you would to care for a natural tooth. The process is often completed over multiple visits:
Consultation and planning
Including initial exam, taking xray of your teeth, discussing about your dental and medical history and treatment options.
During the first consultation, your oral surgeon will explain the process to you and determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Both you and your surgeon will want to investigate how well you have healed from your last surgery, if there are any other health considerations that may be pertinent, and if you have realistic expectations of what dental implants can accomplish.
Placement of the dental implant(s)
The dental implant, usually a cylindrical and/or tapered post made of titanium, is placed surgically into the jawbone.
Placement of the abutments
Placement of abutments or connectors placed on, or built into, the top of the implant to help connect your replacement teeth. Additional connecting devices needed to attach multiple replacement teeth to the implants also may be placed at this time.
Placement of custom-made individual replacement tooth (or teeth)
Placement of custom-made individual replacement tooth (or teeth) or an implant-supported fixed bridge or implant-supported overdenture.
As you heal, your implant will integrate or fuse with your natural jawbone. Temporary teeth can be placed while the dental implant integrates with your natural bone. This healing process can take weeks to months while you proceed with your everyday life in between appointments.
Most people return to work the next day, and any discomfort can typically be treated with commonly used pain medication.
Types of Dental Implants in Vietnam
The dental implant, typically made of titanium, is placed in the jawbone and fuses, or integrates with your natural bone. The dental implant forms the stable and sturdy base for your replacement teeth.
There is no better, long-lasting option to restore a missing tooth than a dental implant fitted with a crown.
If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges or partial denture can replace them. An implant-supported fixed bridge or partial gives your teeth a level of fit, feel and functionality that is not possible with other treatment options. In addition, because implant-supported bridges will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved.
All Teeth (Full Denture) or All-on-4 and All-on-6
All-on-4 or All-on-6 are alternative approaches to place a full denture (top or bottom set) on either 4 or 6 implants. The All-on-4 and All-on-6 concepts involve placing 4-6 implants in available bone, thereby limiting the need for bone grafting. Special abutments allow a temporary set of replacement teeth to be placed the same day and used with a soft food diet while gum tissues heal and the implants integrate with natural bone. After about six months, the final teeth are then placed and the patient is able to resume a normal diet.
Additional Dental Implant Procedures in Vietman
Immediate Load Dental Implants (Same Day Implants)
Immediate Load Dental Implants (Same Day Implants), also called “same day implants” allow placement of the permanent crown during the same appointment as dental implant placement. The procedure is best for patients who have enough natural bone and an implant that is stable enough to support immediate crown placement.
Mini dental implants (MDIs)
Mini dental implants (MDIs), sometimes referred to as small diameter or narrow diameter implants (SDIs or NDIs), are dental implants that are smaller than the most commonly used dental implant sizes. Mini implants are placed through less-invasive techniques and measure less than 3 millimeters in diameter. Standard implants are slightly larger, usually 3.25–5 millimeters in diameter. Mini implants are often used to secure a complete lower or loose denture and in patients who are not candidates for traditional dental implant surgery.
Dental Implant Healing
Speed of healing varies from patient to patient. As you heal, your implant will integrate or fuse with your natural jawbone. Temporary teeth can be placed while the dental implant integrates with your natural bone. This healing process can take weeks to months while you proceed with your everyday life in between appointments. But Most people return to work the next day, and any discomfort can typically be treated with commonly used pain medication. Many patients heal in as little as 5 months but it may take longer.
It’s not uncommon for people who had trauma or supporting teeth removed in the past to take an entire year to complete their healing. It is important for your oral surgeon to closely monitor and evaluate your progress throughout this time period. If you wonder how long do dental Implants last? Read our article.
Why dental implants in Vietnam are the best solution for patients missing teeth?
Dentists in Vietnam will help you find out whether you are a candidate for implants before you fly there which makes your treatment planning hassle free. Dental specialists in HCMC are well trained to provide you with natural looking smiles at prices accessible to most budgets. If you are not sure if Implant is right for you can refer to our article: “What is dental implant and is it right for me?”
Dental implants are designed to become part of you, and no one wants to have dentures at the age of 30! Dental implant is good treatment for the edentulous patients. therefore, you will have a chance to have your natural smile back easily and quickly for the best price you can ever imagine. For more information, please contact us directly.