Dental implants are used to restore missing teeth and create a new healthier looking smile. They are a permanent solution for teeth that have been lost, and provide the same feeling as natural teeth when biting and chewing.
Bangkok International Dental Center
Bangkok International Dental Center (or BIDC) in Thailand is one of Taqtik’s top dental providers, and has treated hundreds of medical tourists in search of affordable dental implants. BIDC is the first Joint Commission International (JCI) dental center in Thailand providing evidence based quality dental services. They are an award winning dental group and a leading dental implant service within Thailand with a top team of implantologists and prosthodontists, many of whom are American board certified and international speakers.
Dental implant treatment
Dental implant treatments are mainly completed over 2 stages.
- Implant post placement-during the first stage, the implant post (like a screw) is surgically embedded into your jawbone. This implant post is left to heal over time and locks into your jaw bone, becoming your new tooth root.
- Building of fake teeth or prostheses over implant post-after three to six months healing, the second stage is to build the prostheses or replacement fake teeth (crown, bridge or denture). At BIDC, if opting for Straumann implants, your abutment an all ceramic crown can be customized by CAD/CAM milling to perfectly fit with your other teeth in size, color and angulation.
How much does a dental implant cost?
At BIDC, dental implant costs are divided into two installments. During the first stage implant treatment, you pay only for the cost of the implant post (between THB30,000 – 55,000 per tooth). This first stage cost includes the dental implant post, local anesthesia and a healing cap that is placed over to protect your implant post whilst waiting for healing.
The costing range for the first stage implant post varies with the brand of dental implant as well as the material specification you choose. Well established implant brands include Nobel Biocare and Straumann that are carried world-wide. Within Straumann, there are different material specifications that also vary by price. For example: Straumann carries the conventional titanium SLA implants, the newer smaller and stronger Roxolid SLA implants and special surface SLA implants enable faster fusing with the jaw bone. Each of these material specifications will have varying costs.
During the second stage implant, the remaining amount is THB25,000 per implant. This cost applies is a package price in conjunction with first stage implant treatment at BIDC. An on-site dental implant computerized digital dental lab will specifically customized your dental crown. Dental technicians at the dental center are able make adjustments on the color shade and shape for more natural looking teeth, quick treatment timings and proper precision fit.
Are dental implants painful?
Local anesthesia is administered during the first stage implant post surgical phase. Most people do not feel any pain especially if treated by well experienced implantologists and oral surgeons. BIDC works with specialist dental systems, this means that your dental implant post is placed by experts who have experience with thousands of cases and are well versed on dental implant treatment.
First stage dental implants are cared for only by implantologists whose main and only tasks is to place implants. The second stage of prosthese over implant is carried out by prosthodontists who are specialists in making and customized fake teeth.
If you have a phobia or severe anxiety of the dentist, Taqtiks works with BIDC’s alliance dental hospital that also provides for sedation options including general anesthesia, IV sedation and oral sedation. You can be put to sleep or be placed in a semi-conscious state for your dental treatments.