Bonifacio Dental is one of Angeles City’s largest dental clinics that offer a wide range of comprehensive range of dental treatments. Specialising in serving foreign patients, the clinic continuously invests heavily in state-of-the-art equipment and in training its dental specialists, ensuring that they are qualified and skilled to perform innovative techniques that make procedures safer, results more long-lasting and less painful, resulting in shorter recovery period. With the clinic’s very own dental laboratory, the process of fabricating dental prostheses such as crowns, veneers, dental implants, and bridges are expedited.
Bonifacio Dental Clinic is the pioneer of Dental Tourism in Angeles City, which is just 15 minutes away from Diosdado Macapagal International Airport. It is a one-stop dental clinic offering some of the lowest prices in the region without sacrificing the quality of dental treatments.
One the clinic’s resident dental specialist is Dr. Michelle Bonifacio, a cosmetic dentist and endodontist who have received extensive training in Hong Kong, Italy, and Malaysia. Both she and other dentist, Alfie Bonifacio, believe in conservative treatments and take the extra mile to preserve the tooth and bone structures before even considering more aggressive treatment options.
Because of the clinic’s highly advanced medical equipment, affordable prices, high quality materials, and unmatched dental care, patients from Asian countries as well as from United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada, the United States, and Italy visit the clinic.
Dr. Michelle Bonifacio is a licensed Cosmetic Dentist and Endodontist specialising in Root Canal Therapy, Implants, Dentures, Veneers, Bridge, All on Four System, and Crowns. She is also highly skilled and experienced in performing various dental procedures including Simple and Surgical Extractions, Fluoride Treatment, Composite Filling, Laser Teeth Whitening, and Deep Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planing. With the goal to provide 100% customer satisfaction and build a trusting relationship with each patient, Dr. Bonifacio guarantees world-class dental care at affordable cost.
Dr. Joseph Alfie T. Bonifacio is an internationally-trained dental professional specialising in Oral Dental Implants and Orthodontic Treatments. Having completed extensive training courses from different parts of the globe including Italy and the United States, Dr. Bonifacio is highly experienced in Partial Dentures, Titanium Implants, Preventive Sealants, Metal Crowns, Veneers, Night Guards, Inlay/Onlay, Implant Supported Overdenture, Full Dentures, Fluoride Treatment, Composite Filling, and All on Four System. He also performs various dental procedures including Simple and Surgical Extraction, Bone Graft, Root Canal Therapy, and Sinus Lifting.
All on Four SystemContact Clinic
The All on Four system is an innovative solution for patients who have no remaining teeth in the upper or lower jaw or have worn traditional dentures for some time. This system works by surgically inserting four dental implants in strategic places in order to support a fixed denture. This technique allows the dentist to offer permanent, fixed replacement teeth on the same day rather than providing temporary dentures or wait for the implants to undergo osseointegration with the bone before the abutments are attached, and the dentures screwed. This system is recommended for patients who wish to have dental implants but do not qualify due to bone loss and other conditions.
Bone Grafting, which is also called Regenerative Surgery, is a dental procedure performed to recreate bone as well as soft supporting tissues that were damaged and loss due to a gum disease. This procedure is typically required for patients who wish to have dental implants but do not have sufficient bone material in the jaw to accommodate the titanium posts. Prior to the procedure, the patient will first undergo scaling and root planing. A local anaesthetic is then administered before the gums are separated from the teeth. The periodontist will then be able to access the bone, which will be filled with a graft material. Swelling is to be expected following the surgery, which can be easily resolved by applying an ice pack and taking antibiotics prescribed by the periodontist.
Bone Graft (Small)
Also referred to as a Minor Bone Graft, a Small Bone Graft is carried out when the jaw area needs additional bone to stabilise and support dental implants, which should be integrated with the bone before the replacement teeth can be placed above them. The changes to the facial structure are expected to be trivial. While it’s always best to obtain an autologous bone, it may be derived from a processed bone of an animal or a substitute. Unlike the major bone grafting procedure, this may be implemented on the day the implants are added. It requires the creation of incision to separate the teeth and the gums to access the bones. The bones are then filled with graft material before the incision is sutured closed.
Oral surgeons at Bonifacio Dental Clinic offer surgical extraction of impacted teeth or the removal of wisdom teeth. This procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and unlike simple extraction of teeth that are easily seen in the mouth, this requires incising the gums to access the tooth. In many cases, bones and tissues that are covering the tooth and preventing it to fully erupt are also removed during the procedure. After the tooth has been extracted using a pair of forceps, the incision is closed using absorbable sutures. The patient is then prescribed with pain relievers as well as antibiotics for pain and to prevent infection.
A Composite Veneer is also known as a Direct Bonding Veneer and compared to other types, this one is composed of a mixture of materials, making it considerably cheaper. This is ideal for people who have chipped or cracked tooth since the veneers don’t only hide but also protect the remaining teeth. The process of bonding composite veneers to the teeth is accomplished in two stages. During the first stage, the dentist will reshape the tooth using a special drill to make room for the veneer. A model of the teeth is then obtained and sent to a dental lab where the veneers will be fabricated. The second stage entails fitting the veneers and making necessary adjustments before they are permanently bonded to the teeth. The dentist ends the procedure by polishing your teeth.
Core Build Up
Post and core buildup is a restorative option for treating damaged and decayed tooth that has undergone a root canal therapy. This is performed prior to the placement of a dental crown. The first step involves conducting a root canal therapy, wherein the infection is removed, and the root is shaped with the use of a dental file. The post is bonded in place, after which the tooth is filled with a new core material. After the new core hardens, the tooth is shaped to receive a new dental crown. An impression of the tooth is taken and will be used to fabricate a custom-made crown. This is fitted during the patient's subsequent dental visit.
A dental crown serves as a cover or jacket to protect a tooth from further chipping, fracture, and staining. A dental tooth crown can be made from 100% ceramic, which means, unlike other types, this one does not contain metal or gold. Because of its translucence, a full ceramic crown is aesthetically pleasing as it blends well with the rest of the natural teeth. Getting ceramic crowns requires at least two visits to the dentist so the impression of the damaged tooth can be taken after the tooth has been filed down and prepared for the crown. The crown is then fabricated in a dental lab and is fitted during the second visit.
Crowns - Porcelain fused to high-precious alloy >85%
Porcelain fused to metal crowns with precious alloys are made from three kinds of precious metals: platinum, gold, or palladium. These alloys are made from sixty per cent precious metal and forty per cent of another metal. These crowns are often installed on teeth that need to withstand high chewing force and impact, as they rarely chip or break. They are installed similarly to other types of crowns though the manufacturing process can greatly differ from the ones made with standard alloy. Dentists at Bonifacio Dental Clinic recommend porcelain fused to metal crowns with gold, platinum, or palladium for the premolars and molars.
Regular teeth cleaning should be done every six months. In this simple procedure, the patient will have to sit on the dental chair and made to wear a dental bib before the qualified dental professional starts using the ultrasonic device. This instrument will dislodge larger pieces of calculus and plaque build-up. Once these larger pieces are loosened up, the dentist will switch to hand-held tools known as scalers and curettes. These finer instruments will remove the smaller deposits on the tooth and tooth surface. The dentist will then proceed by polishing the teeth with a handpiece that rotates at a slow speed. This handpiece is fitted with a soft rubber cup that will polish the teeth.
Dental implants continue to be the best treatment option to replace missing teeth. With dental implants, a tooth root is surgically placed in the jawbone. It fuses with the natural bone, serving as a strong foundation for replacement teeth, which is typically a dental crown. Dental crowns can be made from porcelain, all-metal, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. Each has pros and cons; while porcelain crowns are the most aesthetically-pleasing, all-metal crowns are the most durable and long-lasting. When combined with dental implants or biocompatible titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone, this offers the ideal solution to missing teeth as these feel, function, and look like the real ones.
Single dental x-rays are performed on one tooth or one region instead of the whole mouth. A bite-wing x-ray is performed to inspect and evaluate the crowns of the back teeth. Typically, a qualified dental professional will take one or two bite-wing x-rays on the right and left sides of the mouth. Each of these x-rays will show the lower and upper molars of the patient, as well as the premolar teeth. This imaging procedure got its name because the patient will have to bite down on a device (shaped like a wing) to hold the x-ray film in place while the imaging procedure takes place. Periapical X-rays, on the other hand, are performed on one or two teeth. This type of x-ray shows the whole length of each tooth, from the root to the crown.
Dentures - Full, Immediate or Healing (Upper or Lower)
Full dentures are a set of artificial teeth made of different materials including porcelain and acrylic. These can be permanent or immediate (healing); this means that they are worn as soon as all the teeth have been extracted. They can also serve as temporary dentures, which are fitted while the final dentures are still created in a dental lab. Healing dentures are meant to ensure chewing and speech are restored and to support facial bones, preventing them from sagging. Dentures may be adjusted in case of gum shrinkage that leads to a gap, and they may be prepared while the extraction is going on.
Composite Fillings are also referred to as white fillings but are actually made of a blend of glass and plastic. They are intended to save teeth from further decay or repair chipped teeth. Unlike amalgam or metal fillings, these look more natural as they blend well with the rest of the teeth, making them useful even for aesthetic reasons. Before applying the composite filling, the dentist will first administer local anaesthesia to numb the affected tooth. It will then be cleaned by removing tooth decay and dried. The resin filling is then placed layer by layer into the cavities. A special light is typically utilised to bond the filling every time a layer is placed.
When there is an issue with oral health, a person approaches a dentist and schedules the first visit, during which the dentist performs a full oral examination to evaluate the general condition of the mouth, tongue, and gums. Dentists at Bonifacio Dental Clinic start by looking for signs of caries, gum disease, and even tumors that may be benign or malignant. If necessary, imaging tests are performed to properly assess the condition of the teeth, gums, and bones, especially if there’s an impacted tooth or infection of the root canal. The dentist also chats with the patient about his issues, symptoms, and medical history. The dentist then provides an initial treatment plan to address the identified oral problems.
Fluoride Treatment (Upper and Lower)
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in water and food, and it is one of the elements needed to keep the enamel healthy, making it less likely to be damaged by acid attacks. Fluoride therapy may be carried out with over-the-counter kits, although the best option is to see a dentist who uses different but stronger type of fluoride that provides long-lasting results. During the procedure, the dentist applies fluoride directly to the teeth as a mouth rinse, varnish, or gel. A cotton swab is used during the application. The patient is advised to not drink or eat within a half hour following the treatment to achieve optimum results.
Full Acrylic Dentures
Full dentures are cheap but reliable dental prostheses used to replace a full set of upper or lower teeth that may have been damaged by tooth decay, trauma, and gum disease. The dentures can be made from acrylic, which is ideal if you want to retain as much of the jawbone that can be used for dental implants later on. These dentures reduce the pressure on teeth for people who clench or grind. They are also less likely to undergo staining or yellowing following months of wearing. Before getting this type of denture, a comprehensive oral examination is conducted by the dentist to help you decide if this is the best solution to your problems.
Full Denture, Porcelain Teeth (Upper or Lower)
Full dentures are dental appliances that are made to look like real teeth and serve as a replacement when all of the teeth in the upper and lower jaw have to be removed to save the gums, treat an injury, or get rid of decayed teeth. These dentures can be made of porcelain, which is known for its strength (it lasts for years), and flexibility in terms of shape, size, and texture. They are also ideal for patients with more supporting bone structure, as porcelain tends to add more pressure. The process of getting full dentures with porcelain teeth requires at least two visits to the dentist. During the first one, the dentist will conduct a comprehensive oral examination and get an impression of your gums and mouth. The impression is then sent to a dental lab where the dentures will be fabricated. These are fitted and adjusted during your second visit.
To relax the patient during a dental treatment, the dentist may recommend an IV (intravenous) conscious sedation, which is administered by an anesthesiologist. In this procedure, an IV line is connected to the vein, and the sedative is allowed to drip and travel through the bloodstream, eventually relaxing the patient and blocking pain activity. Although the patient is awake, he will not be aware of what is happening and thus, will not remember much of the procedure. Conscious sedation speeds up the recovery process as the anaesthesia wears off faster than general anesthesia. This is ideal for dental treatments that are less complicated or take only a short time to complete.
Implant Supported Overdenture (Removable/with 8 Implants)
Patients who require a more stable solution for missing teeth may take advantage of an implant supported overdenture with eight implants offered at Bonifacio Dental Clinic. This is ideal for patients who have no remaining teeth either on the lower or upper jaw or both. As the denture is supported by implants, patients do not have to worry about them falling off while talking or chewing. The installation of this type of dentures is performed under local anaesthesia. Eight implants made of dental grade titanium will be installed into the jawbone, in strategic spots to maximise the support for the overdentures. The surgery can take up to three hours. The patient will have to wait for several weeks for the implants to integrate with the jawbone. The overdentures are then manufactured and fitted during the second visit.
Implants Supported Porcelain Bridge, Full Arch (with 4 Implants)
Dental bridge is a non-removable prosthesis that is used to close the gap created by a missing tooth. Because of its design, it is usually attached to adjacent teeth for support. However, patients now have the option to have implant supported porcelain bridge, which are more secure and stable as they use titanium rods that are surgically placed into the bone. This setup is ideal when there is more than one tooth missing, and thus the bridge becomes a full arch. At Bonifacio Dental Clinic, this dental prosthesis is installed using four implants, adding more stability.
Implants Supported Porcelain Bridge, Full Arch (with 6 Implants)
Oral prostheses such as dental bridges are used as replacement for missing teeth. When many have been removed, the dentist may recommend a full arch porcelain dental bridge to close the gap while replicating the natural appearance of the teeth. Bridges are permanent and are secured using dental implants, which are biocompatible titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. At Bonifacio Dental Clinic, this prosthesis is offered using six implants, making them extremely stable and durable. The process of getting implants supported porcelain bridge can take four to six months as the titanium posts are given enough time to meld naturally with the bone before the bridge is attached.
Implants Supported Porcelain Bridge, Full Arch (with 8 Implants)
An implant supported porcelain bridge is highly recommended for patients who are missing several teeth. For a full arch porcelain bridge, the patient will require eight dental implants, which can be installed in around three hours. When compared to a traditional dental bridge, this one offers more advantages as it doesn’t require filing down adjacent teeth for support. With a dental implant procedure, the dental surgeon will use titanium or ceramic implants installed directly into the patient’s jawbone. The patient will have to wait several weeks for the gums to heal and for the implants to undergo successful osseointegration. The porcelain bridge will be designed and manufactured during this time. The patient can return for several appointments to ensure that the fit of the bridge is perfect and comfortable.
Inlay or Onlay
Inlays and onlays are two types of dental restoration techniques that are applied when the teeth have cracked or are fractured. They are also used when the teeth have gone through significant decay that they can no longer be restored using filling. While both seem to be used interchangeably, inlays are placed on the tip of the cusps while onlays extend over them. Considered more durable and reliable than fillings, they are made of composite materials, gold, or porcelain. For this procedure, the dentist will start by cleaning the teeth and removing the decayed part. An impression of the tooth is then taken and sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of the inlay or onlay, which are attached on the next appointment.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure in which special gels or solutions are applied on the enamel to lighten its color. To carry it out, the teeth are first thoroughly cleaned to remove any buildup of tartar and plaque, as well as food bits and stains. A hydrogen peroxide gel is then applied to the teeth using a brush, after which a laser beam is activated to target the treated teeth. The strong light will stimulate the molecules in the solution to hasten the bleaching process. The entire procedure may take about an hour to complete while the results are instant.
Night Guards are removable dental appliances that may be recommended by the dentist if the patient suffers from consistent clenching or grinding of teeth (also known as bruxism). Hard plastic night guards are durable and are less likely to lose their shape due to regular grinding. They may also be necessary for heavy or severe grinding. Meanwhile, for light, inconsistent grinding, a soft plastic material may be used. The dentist may also suggest it if the hard plastic places too much pressure or becomes uncomfortable to wear. Night guards are customised to fit perfectly into the wearer’s mouth using dental impressions.
Night Guard (Hard Plastic)
It’s normal for people to grind and clench their teeth, but when it becomes regular or severe, it can cause damage to the teeth, fracturing or cracking them, as well as lead to disorders of the jaw. To reduce the effects of teeth grinding (bruxism), a night guard, which is worn during sleeping, may be used. Night guards that are offered at Bonifacio Dental Clinic are professionally, and custom made. When compared to over-the-counter night guards, these are more durable and far superior. If you're suffering from heavy or severe clenching or grinding, a night guard that is made of hard plastic will be recommended for you.
Simple tooth extractions refer to the removal of teeth that are easily seen in the mouth (as opposed to unerupted or partially erupted wisdom tooth). During the procedure, the oral surgeon at Bonifacio Dental Clinic administers local anaesthesia to numb the tooth and the gums that surround it. The tooth is then loosened using a lifter before it is pulled using forceps. A pad of gauze is typically provided following the procedure to minimise bleeding, which should subside within 24 hours.
Partial Denture (Acrylic Frame)
Patients who are missing few teeth may take advantage of partial dentures with an acrylic frame. These dentures are made to resemble the real set of teeth. The replacement teeth, which can be made from porcelain or acrylic, are secured to a colored pink base, resembling the patient's gums. The partial dentures, which may also have wires that secure them to the remaining teeth, can help restore the smile, maintain the biting and chewing ability, prevent teeth from drifting, and preserve speech. Before the dentures are attached, dental work including deep cleaning are performed.
Partial Denture (Flexible Frame)
A partial denture with a flexible frame is ideal for patients who are missing at least two teeth. The base or frame is made of a dental grade, comfortable and flexible material, without wire clasps like in a traditional partial denture. To make partial dentures with flexible frames, the qualified dental professional will mold the flexible material around the patient’s natural teeth. This is done to ensure that the partial dentures will not exert too much pressure on the patient’s gums while chewing. This type of partial denture is highly recommended for patients with missing teeth in the lower jaw and are not ideal candidates for dental implants (because of severe bone loss or nerve sensitivity).
Partial Denture (Metal Frame)
The traditional design for partial dentures involves metal frames and clasps that connect the dentures to the adjacent teeth. Precision attachments can also be used, but with metal materials. Before partial dentures can be worn comfortably by the patient, he or she will need to undergo a comprehensive consultation with the dentist. Imaging procedures will be performed to guide the dental professional on how the dentures will be designed or manufactured. After the imaging procedures, the dentist will take a mould of the patient’s teeth. Temporary partial dentures can be provided while the patient is waiting for the actual dentures to be finished and tweaked for a perfectly comfortable fit.
Pit and Fissure Sealant
Preventive sealants, also known as pit or fissure sealants, are a form of preventive dental treatment. This type of procedure uses a liquid sealant that dries solid to protect the chewing surfaces of premolar and molar teeth, which are more susceptible to decay and caries when compared to the front teeth. Typically, the premolar and molar teeth are not adequately protected by fluoride (from the toothpaste) or by the natural components of the saliva. To begin this procedure, the dentist will identify the teeth that need to be sealed. The sealant will be applied in a liquid form before it is dried. As the sealant is drying, the dental professional will expose it (and the teeth) to pulses of high-intensity light to harden and set the sealant.
Porcelain Fused To Gold (PFG) Crowns
Porcelain fused to gold crowns are used to restore chipped, decayed, or worn down teeth (in areas that require high biting force or prolonged chewing). When compared to crowns that are made of other materials such as all-porcelain, this type of crown is highly durable and can last for years. The procedure of getting dental crowns begins with a comprehensive consultation with a qualified dental professional, who will perform a careful examination of the affected tooth. The tooth will then be prepared for the crown, and this typically means filing it down and removing decay before it is sealed for protection. A dental mold will then be taken and will be used in the manufacturing of the crown. Gold is a highly durable metal that can withstand the acidic environment of the human mouth. This type of crown is typically attached to the teeth that are not easily seen when the patient smiles or opens his or her mouth, as gold does not blend well with the natural teeth because of its colour.
Porcelain Fused to Standard Alloy
One of the most common types of dental crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns with standard alloys are installed on the patient’s natural teeth whose crown area (the top of the tooth) have worn down due to grinding, heavy chewing, or tooth decay. With this type of dental crowns, a dental grade metal alloy will be attached directly on top of the patient’s tooth. Before the crowns are installed, the patient will undergo a consultation and thorough oral examination to determine which type of metal alloy will be used with the crowns. This is to ensure that the dental crowns will deliver the strength and durability the patient requires without causing allergic reactions or any adverse effects.
Root Canal Treatment - Anterior Teeth
Also known as incisors and canines, anterior teeth have one root each. These teeth in the anterior region of the mouth are generally smaller in width compared to the ones at the back of the mouth, the premolars and molars. Root canal treatment for the anterior teeth requires a different approach because they only have one root each. This procedure takes lesser time and does not require extensive sealing or filling (unless there are damages to the tooth itself and not just the root pulp). Local anaesthesia is used for this procedure, and the patient can return to normal activities after a couple of days. Over-the-counter pain medication can be used to address minor pain and discomfort after the procedure.
Root Canal Treatment - Premolar Teeth
A Root Canal procedure is performed to remove the damaged pulp in the tooth and clean out the root canal to prevent infection or abscess. When performed on premolar teeth, which have two or three roots, the procedure can take longer as each root has to be thoroughly clean. Following the administration of local anaesthesia, the dentist will access the inside of the tooth by drilling a hole in the crown. This will allow him to access and remove the pulp as well as clean the root canals. The tooth is then sealed using a temporary filling. A crown will be fitted on the next visit, providing the tooth that much-needed protection against re-infection.
Root Planing for Deep Cleaning of Plaque
Deep cleaning, which include scaling and planing, is an important dental routine that helps save the gums from disease by removing tartar and plaque build-up. Because the gums heal after a week following the procedure, deep cleaning is performed per quadrant to minimise the disruption to your mouth’s function. After local anaesthesia is applied, scaling is performed wherein hard tartar and plaque buildup are scraped from the teeth and gum line. This is then followed by root planing, wherein trapped food in the gum pockets is removed. Depending on the severity of your condition, an ultrasonic tool may be used. The procedure ends after the dentist has polished your teeth.
A Sinus Lift refers to a bone grafting technique performed on the upper jaw by an oral or periodontal surgeon in preparation for dental implant installation. A Sinus Lift procedure is performed when the sinus floor is very close to the spot where the dental implants will be placed. The procedure will begin with the surgeon making an incision in the cheek near the upper jaw. The gum tissue will be pulled back to fully expose the jawbone. Then, another incision will be made to pull the sinus membrane up to the sinus cavity. The surgeon will then place a bone graft material to the sinus membrane to provide a space for the dental implant. After the procedure, the patient will need to wait for three to six months for the bone graft to integrate with the sinus floor.
Teeth whitening or bleaching is one of the most popular dental solutions designed to whiten the teeth up to eight shades lighter. Teeth whitening has become more convenient with take-home bleaching kits that are guaranteed to provide satisfying, immediate results. Teeth whitening kits typically consist of a whitening solution or gel (usually with hydrogen peroxide as active whitening ingredient) and an application tray. The kit may be good for 6 -12 whitening sessions. The gel is easy to apply through the use of the whitening tray that is inserted into the teeth arch. Depending on the sensitivity, application may be done for 1-3 hours every other day (or thrice a week) for a period of 2 weeks. Results are immediate, as teeth become a few shades lighter after one application. Repeated application is recommended for significantly whiter teeth.
Temporary Crowns or Veneers
Temporary crowns or veneers are restorative appliances used to protect the teeth while the patient is waiting for permanent ones. A temporary veneer consists of a thin layer of porcelain or ceramic that is fitted on the surface of the tooth to replace its outside portion (enamel). A temporary crown works the same way but covers a bigger portion of the external form of the tooth, and is used when there is little natural tooth material left. Temporary crowns and veneers are usually fitted using a special adhesive and worn after an impression is taken to be used as pattern for the permanent crown/veneer. These temporary fixtures are worn while custom-made veneers or crowns are being fabricated.
Temporary Partial or Flipper
Temporary partial dentures or flippers are the most inexpensive options to replace missing teeth. They are ideal if you are missing a few teeth that are scattered over either the upper or lower jaw. Flippers are usually intended only for temporary use over several months, often as a replacement while waiting for the gums to heal following tooth extractions or for the fabrication of permanent dentures or other prosthetic appliances. Temporary dentures or flippers are often made of a brittle acrylic base, similar to that of permanent dentures. They can be fabricated even when there is existing periodontal disease or decay. Despite being a temporary solution, partials and flippers may be kept for many years as long as they are properly maintained.
Titanium Dental Implant
Standard titanium dental implants have been in use since the 1970’s and they are still considered as the standard type even today, despite the presence of other options. The main advantage of titanium as an implant material lies in the fact that it is strong yet maintains a very light weight. Secondarily, it is also highly biocompatible, which means it is rarely rejected by the body. This standard implant is simply a titanium cylinder that is implanted into the jawbone. It has a screw-like design on top, which attaches to a prosthetic tooth. Only medical grade titanium and titanium alloy are used to custom-made dental implants to ensure longevity.
Titanium Dental Implant (Including Abutment and Standard Crown)
Titanium dental implants are one of the most sophisticated ways of permanently restoring lost teeth. Implants made of titanium are extremely popular because of their extreme durability to withstand wear and tear. With this procedure, a titanium implant is surgically screwed into the underlying jawbone to serve as an artificial tooth root. After the implant integrates successfully with the rest of the bone matter, an artificial crown is placed on top that goes beautifully with the rest of the teeth. An abutment is also placed in between the implant and artificial tooth for perfect fit and alignment. Although titanium implants cost more than traditional restorative methods, they offer a fixed, long-term, closest-to-natural solution for missing teeth.
Also referred to as Panoramic Radiography, a Panoramic X-ray is a 2D imaging test that allows the dentist to see the entire oral cavity including the jawbone in one image. This may be recommended to diagnose impacted teeth, advanced gum disease, sinusitis, TMJ disorder, tumours (benign and malignant), and other dental-related conditions. The procedure is completely noninvasive, quick, and doesn’t require any preparation. To perform the procedure, a blocker is worn to improve the alignment or placement of the teeth. The dentist then advises the patient to keep very still while robotic arms where the X-ray machine is mounted moves around in a semi-circle to get an image.
Zirconia crown is one of the most popular choices in dental crowns today. Dental crowns are dental appliances that are worn on top of damaged, decayed, chipped, discolored or worn out teeth. Crowns are customized to fit on top of the tooth, sealed and cemented to go beautifully with the rest of the teeth. Unlike porcelain crowns, zirconia crowns are not likely to chip or break. Crowns made of zirconium have exceptional quality and sturdiness and proven to be long-lasting. Because these crowns are all-ceramic, they closely resemble the teeth’s natural colour, appearance, and unique properties. Zirconia crowns are also biocompatible, minimizing the risk of adverse reactions.