Dental Implants in the Philippines
Updated on Monday 26th September 2016
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Dental implants are artificial tooth root and crown replacements used in prosthetic dentistry all over the world. They are utilized to replace damaged or missing teeth. Thanks to dental tourism, dental treatment in the Philippines has become a very cheap and popular intervention to patients worldwide.
Types of dental implants and how they are used
Modern dental implants in the Philippines work on the basis of osseointegration, a process in which the root implant fuses directly to the jawbone, giving it a strong grip. The needed period of time for the dental implant to fuse can take between three to twelve months, depending on each patient’s health and oral hygiene habits.
There are two types of dental implants: standard implants and mini implants. Both types of dental prosthetics’ roots are made from the same material (titanium) and are used for similar purposes, although they come in different sizes. Titanium is a lightweight, strong, and biocompatible material that doesn’t trigger an immune response in the body, thus not rejecting it. Titanium and titanium alloy are the most used materials in dental and, generally, medical bone implants. Dental implants have are the most successful of all kinds of surgical implants.
Standard dental implants are made of two pieces with a total diameter of over 3mm: the abutment screw (root implant) and implant abutment (the surface that acts as a grip for the crown). They are strong, durable, and put less long-term stress on the jawbone because they allow for better weight distribution. This type of dental implant has a bigger surface that allows for stronger chewing and long-term stability of the tooth. Standard dental implants in the Philippines are used as a basis for fixed or removable prosthetics or to replace one or multiple teeth.
Mini dental implants are a compact one-piece screw with a diameter smaller than 3mm and a spherical end that sticks out of the jaw bone. This type of dental implant is used as a support for dentures. Mini implants have half the diameter of a standard implant, which makes the healing process faster. They are also about half the price of a standard implant, but considering the fact that they are also half as strong, the price becomes somewhat irrelevant. Mini dental implants in the Philippines can also be used in patients with bone degeneration or as a short term solution.
Our dental tourism experts can offer you more information regarding which type of dental implants will suit your needs best.
Dental treatment quality and cost in the Philippines
Implant dentistry is a small work of art which only experienced dentists, like our team in the Philippines, can perfectly execute for it to comply with the high western standards and, at the same time, to fully satisfy our patients’ expectations.
The Philippines’ number one dental patients are Australian tourists that seek cheaper dental treatment abroad instead of choosing their mother country. In Australia, the price of a full mouth reconstruction is up to $35,000, compared to about $8,000 in the Philippines. The cost of a dental implant (root implant + porcelain crown) in Australia is somewhere between $5000 and $7000, compared to $1,700 in the Philippines.
If you are interested in dental implants in the Philippines, you can contact our team to help you find the best dental tourism package for you.