Phuket Dental Signature, the largest stand-alone dental center located in Road Patong, Phuket, boasts three floors of advanced dental facilities to cater to thousands of international patients yearly. It is one of the leading providers of teeth whitening services, dental implants, aesthetic crowns, Invisalign, and cosmetic dental veneers that are professionally fabricated in-house through its very own dental laboratory. Phuket Dental Signature is a subsidiary of Dental Corporation Co., Ltd., which is the conglomerate holding company of Thailand’s world-renowned Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC) and the award-winning Dental Signature Clinic based in Siam Paragon in Bangkok. Because of its excellent track record, the clinic is accredited internationally and bears the Joint Commission International (JCI) gold seal from the USA.
Phuket Dental Signature is committed to providing its patients with state-of-the-art, technologically advanced dental diagnoses and treatments, as well as high-quality clinical care, performed with the strictest standards in patient safety. It has a team of front-line staff and highly experienced dentists with excellent English communication skills, who provide personalized and efficient cosmetic dental solutions and smile makeover treatments. Its central location, guaranteed results, and highly individualized dental solutions make it one of the top providers of dental services in Phuket.
Dr. Chatchai Kunavisarut DDS, MSc. is a highly skilled prosthodontist and a known expert in dental implants. His vast experience in the field of dental restoration and prosthetics has allowed him to serve countless satisfied patients with the highest work ethics and standards. In every procedure, he ensures patients a safe, sterile, and compassionate environment.
2 Implant Overdentures
With traditional dentures coming loose all the time, patients who need a replacement for their missing teeth now consider other options, the topmost of which is the overdenture, an improved version of the conventional denture. An overdenture offers greater flexibility because it is still supported either by the natural tooth root that got left behind or by two pieces of implants strategically placed for the purpose of holding the overdentures in place. The use of implants to retain dentures was an idea developed to help patients regain the same quality of life they used to have prior to losing their teeth. Some studies show that the use of 2 implant overdentures provide several unique benefits such as better digestion, slowed down bone loss, better facial structure retention, and greater comfort. Phuket Dental Signature currently offers 2 implant overdentures to both local and international patients.
2 Locator Mini-Implant with Overdentures
A 2 Locator mini implant with overdentures tooth appliance is an advanced form of dentures that uses mini implants manufactured by popular brand Locator as the main support for the dentures. This unique Locator Overdenture Implant System is currently the most popular overdenture attachment system in the industry. The reason behind its success is its use of 2 implants that are specifically designed for this purpose. Unlike traditional implants, the Locator mini implants are made smaller and now have a narrow diameter. This allows the dentures to fit better without compromising the stability offered by implants, thanks to the mini implants’ reduced vertical height, aggressive thread design, and a tried and tested RBM roughened surface that covers the entire implant length. Locator mini implants are currently available in 2.4mm and 2.9mm diameters in lengths of 10mm, 12mm, or 14mm depending on placement requirements. Medical tourists looking for overdentures may visit Phuket Dental Signature, an award-winning dental facility based in Bangkok, to discuss possible options.
4 Implant Fixed Bridge
A 4 implant fixed bridge is a non-removable tooth appliance offered by Phuket Dental Signature to its local clients and medical travelers. The main purpose of a fixed dental bridge supported by four implants is to bridge the gap created by missing teeth. Bridges are made using two or more crowns positioned strategically on either side of this gap; they are held in place by their attachment to the natural teeth. A dental bridge offers several benefits, such as the restoration of an aesthetic and healthy smile, the restoration of proper chewing and speaking, and the distribution of biting force once the missing tooth has been replaced. These crucial tooth bridges now come in many different types, with the oldest and the most reliable being traditional bridges, followed by Cantilever bridges and Maryland bonded bridges.
4 Implant Overdentures
4 Implant Overdentures are dental appliances that are fitted over the natural roots of the missing teeth. These are basically overdentures that are placed on top of dental implants. The use of four implants as support gives the overdentures improved stability that cannot be achieved by traditional dentures. Thus, 4 Implant Overdentures provide excellent retention and better overall function, helping patients avoid the hassle of loose dentures, denture creams, and denture adhesives. Most patients who decide to have their dentures supported by implants find that they are able to speak more freely and clearly as well as eat and chew food with greater ease. Medical travelers looking for a trusted source of implant-supported overdentures that are SLA and ADA approved, such as ITI Straumann’s can visit Phuket Dental Signature, one of the most recognized dental facilities located in Bangkok.
4 Mini Implant with Overdentures
A 4 mini implant with overdentures system refers to overdentures that are held in place and stabilized by four small-sized implants that are placed on the area where the old tooth stood. For a complete four mini implant with overdentures procedure, local patients and medical travelers may visit Phuket Dental Signature in Bangkok where mini implant systems are available for use. The entire procedure will include the four mini implants plus impression copings, a surgical drill, a cortical bone drill, o-ring housings, and model work, on top of the final overdenture. Due to the better retention of overdentures supported by mini implants, patients can now more confidently conduct regular activities such as eating and talking without the fear that their dentures might fall off any second.
6 Implant Fixed Bridge
A six implant fixed bridge is a fixed bridge that utilizes a total of six implants as support. The fixed bridges are attached to the implants and are impossible to remove without professional assistance. Generally, implants are supported by anywhere between six and eight bridges, which are then attached to the implants. The main purpose of a fixed bridge is to guide the movement of teeth more precisely. These bridges, which uniquely fuse porcelain and metal, are often attached to implants. Due to material durability, the bridges are considered very strong especially when compared with overdentures. A six implant fixed bridge (12 unit) is now available at Phuket Dental Signature for both local and international patients.
Acrylic Resin Full Denture Jaw
An acrylic resin full denture is a complete denture for both the upper and lower jaws. It is made from acrylic resin, a hard, highly durable material that is currently the standard in the industry. This hard plastic material offers resistance to cracking and damage caused by daily wear plus the advantage of being economical to fabricate. Thus, full dentures made of standard acrylic resin are the top choice for affordable teeth replacement, offering the advantages of strength and affordability. Acrylic resin, however, may succumb to discoloration if it is not properly manufactured. Patients should thus look for high-quality dental care facilities that can provide top-of-the-line manufacturing of acrylic resin full dentures. One of these is Phuket Dental Signature, the leading dental care provider in Phuket, Thailand. Now offering dental procedures such as dentures customization for medical tourists, Phuket Dental Signature has become a highly recognized dental facility even in the international market.
All Ceramic eMax
As suggested by its name, the all-ceramic eMax crown is a type of dental crown made of pure ceramic used to correct damaged or stained teeth. As in normal dental crowns, eMax crowns are shaped to be fitted over an existing damaged tooth like a cap, to restore the patient's beautiful smile. All ceramic crowns closely resemble the properties of natural teeth, making them unrecognizable. eMax crowns are also tough, durable, and unlikely to crack despite pressure in chewing and biting. Phuket Dental Signature guarantees cost-effective dental restoration treatments performed by a team of highly experienced dentists and dental experts, responding to the needs of its international patients.
All Ceramics 3M Lava (1 to 5 Teeth)
3M’s Lava brand uses mainly zirconia-based restorations topped with a veneer ceramic. The zirconia core material provides unparalleled strength and retention while the veneer overlay makes sure the crown looks lifelike. And since it can be used to make bridges of up to 48mm in length, it can replace up to 5 teeth in a single row. 3M Lava’s all ceramic restorations currently hold a 95% satisfaction rating as shown in clinical tests. It also has a trustworthy portfolio of more than 1600 restorations placed since year 2013. Phuket’s highly sophisticated dental facility, Phuket Dental Signature, now makes these all-ceramic 3M Lava restorations for 1-5 teeth available to local patients and medical travelers alike.
All on Four System
All-on-4 dental implants are innovative implants that offer a better solution for those who need to have one to four teeth replaced. This implant system is more beneficial especially when compared to dentures, which are usually the common treatment for multiple missing or failing teeth. The system involves up to four individual implants that look like natural teeth. Unlike removable dentures that sometimes fall off, these are permanently attached to the jawbone without the need for adhesives. They are, for this reason, more comfortable to use, especially since they also do not press down on the gums like dentures do. Due to the strength of each implant, patients can bite with up to 70% force without worrying about breaking the tooth restorations. Medical travelers can easily avail of this treatment procedure at Phuket Dental Signature, with each surgery lasting for only around 2.5 hours per arch. With a 98% success rate, All-on-4 implants are some of the most popular procedures in Phuket’s most advanced dental care facility.
The AstraTech Implant System BioManagement Complex is one of the most trusted and most sophisticated implants in its field. It is best known for its unique features, such as the OsseoSpeed, which uses a chemically modified titanium surface that helps speed up the healing of the bone to which the implants are connected. The implants are backed by MicroThread technology, which evenly distributes the load and stress put on the implants. To ensure a stable fit, AstraTech offers a unique Conical Seal Design, a special cone-shaped connection that completely seals off the implant from its surrounding tissue; this helps prevent microleakage problems. Lastly, it offers the connective contour feature, a one-of-a-kind Connective Contour technology that increases the contact zone and total package volume. Top-class dental facility Phuket Dental Signature offers medical travelers the chance to experience the many benefits of a high-grade implant system like AstraTech.
BriteSmile® for Couples
BriteSmile Teeth Whitening is a popular dental treatment that uses a highly recommended bleaching system and is performed by a licensed dentist. It involves the application of 15% hydrogen peroxide gel, a lower concentration compared to most teeth whitening formulations, making it gentler on the teeth and gums. After application, a special blue light is shone onto the teeth for about 20 minutes to hasten the whitening reaction. The process may be repeated until the desired effect is achieved. Couples who wish to undergo teeth whitening can enjoy the BriteSmile Couples promotion, offering excellent savings of at least 10%. Medical tourists can enjoy cheap yet effective dental whitening and restoration through the services provided by Phuket Dental Signature.
BriteSmile® with Airflow
For a comprehensive oral health, teeth must not only look white but must be sparkly clean inside and out as well. That is why Phuket Dental Signature offers BriteSmile Teeth Whitening with Dental Airflow for guaranteed results. AirFlow involves the use of a water-jet instrument to remove dental plaque, surface stains, and soft deposits in between teeth. It offers an excellent alternative to dental polishing to significantly improve brightness and texture of the teeth. When AirFlow is coupled with BriteSmile teeth whitening, expect instantly whiter teeth in no time. Phuket Dental Signature offers a vast line of state-of-the-art cosmetic and aesthetic solutions to bring back the beautiful smiles of both local and international patients.
Composite Resin (2 Surfaces)
Composite resins, also known as white fillings, are dental fillers that restore the normal shape, color, structure, and appearance of a damaged or decayed tooth. Composite fillings seal cavities or holes, fill in gaps between teeth and repair chipped teeth, revealing a healthier-looking, straighter, or more even set of teeth. Composite resins are chemically bonded to the teeth. Depending on the extent of the damage, resins may have to be placed on two surfaces. Placement is done on one surface at a time, each following a curing procedure with the use of blue light. At Phuket Dental Signature, medical tourists can enjoy more cost-effective restorative treatments such as composite resins performed only by highly experienced board certified dental experts.
Composite Resin (3 Surfaces)
Composite resins are direct restorative solutions used to repair decayed, broken, cracked, and damaged tooth. Made of a mixture of powdered glass, silica, quartz, and ceramic, resin-based composites are used as fillers that can be contoured to bring back the damaged tooth’s natural shape and appearance. With three surface composites, fillings are placed on three specified surfaces of the tooth. The resins are placed one surface at a time in the identified areas, usually with the aid of a specialized light for proper bonding and hardening. The restored tooth is then contoured as necessary to closely resemble the natural tooth. Phuket Dental Signature offers advanced dental solutions for medical travelers who seek more affordable tooth restorative solutions in Thailand.
Composite Resin Filler (Natural Tooth Color)
Composite resins, also known as resin or white fillings, are tooth-colored fillings that are used to directly restore and repair decayed, broken, or damaged teeth. One surface composite resins usually require the simplest procedure. First, the damaged tooth is cleaned and reshaped in preparation for the placement of the filling. After preparation, the composite material is placed on the targeted surface to seal in the cavity or hole in either the anterior or posterior segment of the teeth. Through its team of board-certified dental experts and dentists, Phuket Dental Signature offers no less than high-quality dental aesthetic and restorative treatment solutions to cater to the needs of medical travelers.
Composite veneers are dental veneers that are made of composite resin. Like regular porcelain veneers, composite ones can improve the overall appearance of a person’s smile without making it noticeable to other people. Composite veneers are fabricated using tooth-colored and translucent resin that is custom fit for affected teeth. Dental veneers are best known for correcting spaces between normal teeth, crooked teeth, chipped teeth, and permanently stained teeth. While porcelain veneers provide a more esthetically looking remedy for damaged teeth, composite veneers are less expensive and are easier to apply in just a single visit. Phuket Dental Signature offers composite veneers to both local and international patients.
Crowns - All Ceramic 3M Lava (6 teeth)
The 3M Lava All-Ceramic Crowns are specifically designed for anterior and posterior applications. Made from zirconia fused with top-grade veneer ceramic, they offer superior aesthetic results and excellent durability. Fabricated using computer-aided framework design, they boast of excellent fit and are easy to install when compared to other dental crowns. They are also biocompatible and offer long-term stability particularly in posterior applications. Also, due to their excellent framework, the use of 3M Lava All-Ceramic Crown means removing less tooth structure during clinical preparation. They can be cemented using the traditional technique and can be fused with porcelain or metal depending on the needs and preferences of the patient.
Crowns - All Ceramic Cercon Smart Ceramics
Cercon Smart Ceramics tooth restorations are tough, crack-resistant crowns that boast of an excellent porcelain bond strength and high biocompatibility with oral tissue. The results are long-lasting, good-looking, and comfortable tooth restorations. The secret behind its strength is that each crown is made of a special yttria-stabilized zirconia, an oxide ceramic that is highly stable and thus offers unparalleled strength. It also goes through a “built-in” process to make sure that cracks and fractures won’t be a problem. Cercon Smart Ceramics restorations are up to 155% stronger than industry-leading competitors, and have a 100% satisfaction rating based on a year’s worth of clinical testing. Phuket Dental Signature, the largest and most advanced dental care facility in Phuket, is proud to offer Cercon tooth restorations to medical tourists seeking the highest quality of crowns.
Crowns - Porcelain Fused to Semi-Precious Alloy >2%
This dental procedure involves the use of a porcelain-infused-to-metal crown with less than 2% semi-precious alloy. This type of crown is considered stronger, cheaper, and more attractive than an all-porcelain crown. The patient is typically required to attend two dental visits for this procedure. During the first one, the dentist obtains an impression of the tooth and attaches a temporary crown. The dental technician then creates the metal covering and the porcelain veneer within a few days. On the second visit, the dentist applies local anesthesia on the gums and the tooth unless the patient has already gone through a root canal treatment. The existing tooth is then covered using the crown’s metal component before the porcelain veneer is attached to create a more polished look. The crown may be trimmed to make it look similar to the rest of the teeth.
Home Tooth Bleaching
Teeth whitening has become one of the most widely-used cosmetic solutions for more youthful-looking and aesthetically-pleasing teeth. Today, whiter teeth can be achieved with the use of a home tooth bleaching kit, now also available at Phuket Dental Signature. Our kit is guaranteed to work and give more than satisfying results. It consists of 3 syringes and is good for 9 to up to 12 whitening sessions. To use, simply remove the syringe tip, apply it onto the inner surface of the whitening tray, and insert into the teeth arch. Depending on the teeth’s sensitivity, the gel has to be applied for 1-3 hours every other day for a period of 2 weeks. Phuket Dental Signature provides a comprehensive range of affordable dental aesthetic solutions that are guaranteed to bring back the smiles of medical tourists.
IPS Empress All-Ceramic Crowns
IPS Empress all-ceramic crowns are created with a special leucite ceramic. This material looks similar to the enamel of natural teeth and is thus able to blend in perfectly with other teeth. It is not abrasive to surrounding dentition and can be used for veneering while conserving the original structure of teeth. Scientific research has shown that IPS Empress crowns have a low rate of fracture, especially when used for the premolars and the incisors. The impressive aesthetics of IPS Empress all-ceramic crowns make it a good choice for anterior tooth restorations. It may also be used for posterior single crowns, onlays, and inlays. Phuket Dental Signature, the largest, and most advanced dental care facility in Phuket, is proud to offer IPS Empress all-ceramic crowns to medical tourists seeking the highest quality of crowns.
Immediate Load Straumann SLActive Implant
The Immediate Load Straumann SLActive Implant is a technologically advanced dental implant system widely used today due to its simplified procedure and high patient satisfaction. SLActive implants are designed to provide rapid osseointegration, a condition where the implant naturally fuses with the underlying bone element it is attached to. With this feature, immediate loading protocol is made possible with excellent survival rates, reliability, and stability. This implant technology also allows shorter healing times from the placement of the implant down to complete and permanent restoration. Phuket Dental Signature provides a wide range of dental esthetic and restorative methods through highly advanced technologies, catering to the changing needs of international patients.
Intralock implants are some of the most widely trusted implants in the dental industry. Intralock International, however, is best known not merely for their implant system but also for the company’s many advanced technologies. The company offers one of the most advanced implants system that uses several key technologies to improve the overall experience of getting and using implants. Recently, Intralock implants were enhanced by the UniHex system, which features an External Hex prosthetic connection. Another one of its popular features is the OSSEAN, a biologically active surface treatment that speeds up the healing process following the placement of the implants. Behind the company’s new implant technologies, however, lies a stable system that promises long-term comfort to all dental patients. Phuket Dental Signature offers Intralock implants to both local and international patients.
Panoramic (Big Full Mouth X-Ray: Digital)
A panoramic x-ray is a two-dimensional diagnostic machine that is used to capture the full mouth in just a single image in a matter of seconds. The image encompasses all the teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums, and surrounding structures. While the jaw is curved, the image on a panoramic x-ray is flat. The x-ray provides physical details of the bones and the teeth, important for diagnosing problems in tooth position, impacted teeth, tumors or cysts, and bone and gum irregularities. A panoramic x-ray is also used to plan extractions and plan treatment for dentures, implants, bridges, and braces.
Periapical Film (Small Dental Film)
Periapical films are x-ray films that highlight one to up to three teeth at a time. Unlike panoramic x-rays that capture the entire mouth, periapical x-rays provide accurate details of specific teeth, including precise and accurate measurements of the entire length of the tooth. Periapical films are used to diagnose dental problems that lie below the gum line and in the jaw including abscesses, tumors, impacted teeth, and bone changes caused by an underlying disease. Through its competitive team of highly trained dentists, Phuket Dental Signature provides diagnostic evaluation and advanced dental treatment services to international patients from all over the world.
Porcelain Fused To High-Precious Alloy
Crowns made of precious alloys with a high metal content, also known as high noble alloys, are the recommended type of porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns. These are composed of noble metals, such as gold, platinum or palladium. These metals are able to bond predictably and strongly with porcelain, producing durable crowns. There is also a lesser risk for the appearance of the black line associated with PFM crowns when using high-noble alloys. However, this is also the most expensive type of PFM crown, and is not covered by all insurance plans; in general, the higher the amount of noble metals found in an alloy, the higher the cost. However, medical travelers can take advantage of high quality but extremely affordable porcelain fused to high-precious alloy > 85% crowns at Phuket Dental Signature, one of the largest and most advanced dental care facility in Thailand.
Porcelain Fused To Semi-Precious Alloy (50%)
Crowns made of semi-precious alloys are the middle ground between the noble alloys and the standard alloys. These semi-precious alloys are composed of noble metals of more than 50%. The metal alloy is made to fit on top of the specific tooth, like a shell, and porcelain is then attached to it, to make it look natural. These crowns are able to provide the strength of noble metal, and can also be fitted accurately on the tooth, but are not as expensive as high-noble alloys. Medical travelers can take advantage of high quality, but extremely affordable porcelain fused to high-precious alloy crowns at Phuket Dental Signature.
Porcelain Fused to Semi-Precious Alloy
Dental crowns that are made of porcelain fused to metal alloys provide the advantages of both porcelain and metal. Because of the metal component, these crowns are strong and durable, whether used for front or back teeth. At the same time, because of the porcelain component, these crowns can be made to appear natural as the surrounding teeth. Porcelain crowns fused to at least 2% alloy are a good option for patients who have broken or irregular teeth, and who would like to have a crown with a semi-precious alloy, but cannot afford to spend too much. Although not all clinics offer this type of crown, medical tourists can take advantage of this at Phuket Dental Signature.
Porcelain Fused to Standard Alloy
Porcelain may be fused to standard alloys to create stronger crowns. Standard alloys are composed of metals, specifically chromium, nickel, or beryllium. The major advantage of the standard alloy base is that it is cheaper than crowns where porcelain is fused to semi-precious or precious metals. A small percentage of people have allergies to metals and are not good candidates for this type of crown. Some crowns are made with other metals, such as cobalt, in an effort to make them safer and more biocompatible. At Phuket Dental Signature, medical tourists can enjoy more cost-effective restorative dental treatments such as porcelain fused to standard alloy crowns delivered by highly experienced board certified dental experts.
Porcelain Veneer : IPS Empress Esthetics
IPS Empress Esthetic continues to be the material of choice for single tooth veneer restorations. Not only are they durable and high quality, but they also mimic the properties and color of natural teeth. It offers a range of advantages including fit accuracy, efficiency, and excellent aesthetics. IPS veneers made of leucite glass-ceramic materials are available in seven degrees of translucency, where dental experts can choose from a range of twelve ingots that closely match any tooth color or shade. If you are looking for affordable yet quality aesthetic tooth restorative services, look no further - Phuket Dental Signature offers a complete range of dental services to provide the needs of medical tourists visiting Phuket.
Porcelain Veneer: IPS e.Max (1 To 5 Teeth)
IPS e.Max is made of lithium disilicate. This is a very durable material, offering a high flexural strength. It is also made to fit perfectly and does not shrink. Aesthetics are excellent, as well. The ceramic is translucent and replicates actual teeth. This is an important property of porcelain veneers, especially when having only one or two teeth treated. Porcelain veneers are priced per tooth, so individual treatment will cost less than treating entire sets of teeth. At Phuket Dental Signature Clinic, medical tourists can take advantage of high quality but affordable IPS e.Max veneers and at the same time, experience world-class dental care from highly experienced board-certified dental experts.
Porcelain Veneer: IPS e.Max (6 Teeth Or More)
IPS e.Max is a porcelain veneer that is attached to the teeth to improve appearance. At Phuket Dental Signature Clinic, international patients can take advantage of six or even more of these veneers at very reasonable prices. These veneers are very durable, significantly thin (about 0.5-0.7 millimeters), and they can last up to 15 years. In addition, they are also stain-resistant. Patients can take advantage of an entire IPS e.Max system at Phuket Dental Signature Clinic, and the clinic’s highly qualified dentists will be happy to provide them with world-class dental care.
Resin Base Denture: 1st Teeth
Non-metallic denture bases are typically composed of acrylic resins, and Polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA is most commonly used. A good denture needs to be comfortable, functional, aesthetically pleasing, and inexpensive. It should also be durable to withstand the constant impact from chewing and biting, and be chemically stable to tolerate various oral cavity conditions. Dentures with resin bases generally have these characteristics; however, they can get fractured with repeated use. Because of this, different types of resins for denture bases have emerged, with different compositions and characteristics. These include conventional heat and cold resins, impact-resistant resins, and light activated resins, to name a few. Dentists at Phuket Dental Signature Clinic provide a free consultation to determine the best resin base dentures for both local and international patients before they are made and fitted.
Straumann SLActive Implant
The Straumann SLActive Implant is the top ADA-approved implant system in the field of dental care. Made of titanium, these implants replace the entire root section of a missing tooth, prepping it for the placement of dentures or crowns. These implants are preferred by many because they are highly compatible with most crowns and dentures. In addition, they offer excellent integration into the oral tissue. Also, thanks to its unique application technique where the gum tissue is not placed on top of the implants, the treatment process can be completed in just one appointment. Phuket Dental Signature, the largest dental center in Phuket, offers Straumann SLActive implants to both local patients and medical tourists.
The Cephalometric X-ray is an advanced diagnostic tool that is often required when the orthodontist needs to have an accurate view of the teeth, the jawbone, and the soft tissues surrounding the oral cavity. It provides an accurate side profile of the face, reveals possible bad bites or malocclusions, and can help identify fractures or injuries to the teeth and jawbone. Unlike periapical x-rays, cephalometric films are taken from the outside. Exposure to x-ray takes about 10 seconds, after which the resulting film is developed within five minutes. Phuket Dental Signature takes pride in its ability to provide international patients the most technologically advanced dental solutions while maintaining its commitment to providing cost-effective, affordable treatments.