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A dental implantology is a surgical technique to rehabilitate the function of a tooth affected by total or partial edentulism. A metal elements, currently almost all made of titanium, is surgically inserted in the mandibular or maxillary bone to be fitted with a connector which are fastened with fixed or removable prosthesis. Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures.
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It is to stop or prevent jaw bone loss, the entire beauty of healthy oral condition and also the accurate pronunciation. It takes normally 2~3 months for lower teeth and 4~6 months for upper teeth to secure implants with your bones after the procedure is done. Then, the procedure will be completed by replacing temporary crowns(implants) to the permanent ones.

  • Duration :3 months ~ 1 year (Varies by patients condition)
  • Cost : KRW 1,500,000 ~ (Varies by the materials and the methods)
Who are the ideal candidates for Dental Implants?
  • Patients that already have had dentures and not satisfied due to dentures that slip or rub, dentures that you are unable to eat with, dentures that keep breaking dentures that are loose and dentures that look too artificial.
  • People who have suffered from missing tooth or missing teeth with aesthetics and functions.
  • Patients that do not wish to remove other teeth than missing ones.
  • Those of who want bracket treatments that will relatively last longer than others.
Dental Implant Procedure

It varies from patient’s condition- Based on the condition of your oral tissues, oral hygiene and personal habits, and your commitment to follow your dentist's aftercare instructions, your dentist will advise you of your most appropriate dental implant treatment plan. However, following is the common procedure in the most cases.

  • 1. Pre-diagnosis and Examination of teeth and gums
  • 2. Diagnosis and Plan for Dental Implant Procedure
  • 3. The First Surgery
  • 4. The Second Surgery
  • 5. Placement of Implant to complete the procedure

Sleep Dental Implant

Help patients to be comfortable during the surgery by putting them under sleep anesthesia. Patients will not be unconscious, they can breath on their own and follow the dentists’ directions but will not feel the pain.

Sleep Dental Implant is ideal for:
  • People who have dental anxiety
  • Patients who need to be in a long surgery to have several teeth implanted at once
  • Those of who have avoided dental work because of the fear
  • The elderly and children that are afraid of dental surgery
Advantages of Sleep Dental Implant
  • Great method for people with dental anxiety
  • Effective way for patients in need of longer surgeries
  • Perfect solution for those have to fix few teeth at once

Immediate Dental Implant Placement

Extract your tooth and place an implant at the same time. The immediate placement of implants eliminates waiting period, no second surgery required, healing process of implant runs as natural process(your body builds up the new bone in the extracted site where the implant placed. However, There are certain conditions such as bone volume or bone density to be checked before this procedure. Your doctor will advise you if the immediate placement of implant is the right procedure for you.

Who are the ideal candidate for Immediate Dental Implant Placement?
  • People who have just lost their front teeth or tooth in an accident
  • Patients that need to extract their teeth or tooth due to periodontal disease
  • Those of whom have to remove seriously decayed tooth
  • Patients have been in root canal procedure but has not been completed treated (Limited to the patients in fine condition of jawbone and gums)
Advantages of Immediate Dental Implant Placement
  • Prevent gums shrinking
  • Mineralize discomfort of anesthesia
  • Keep your own gumline by natural healing process
  • No need of second surgery

Flap Free Implant

Placing the implants into the extraction sites other than cutting gums. This procedure simplifies the steps of regular dental implants procedure that requires to be done in the finest professionals’ hands.

Who are the ideal candidate for Flap Free Dental Implant?
  • People who have just lost their front teeth or tooth in an accident
  • Patients that need to extract their teeth or tooth due to periodontal disease
  • Those of whom have to remove seriously decayed tooth
  • Patients have been in root canal procedure but has not been completed treated (Limited to the patients in fine condition of jawbone and gums)
Advantages of Flap Free Dental Implant
  • Procedure done in no time
  • Bleeding, pain or swollen is barely expected
  • Entire duration of treatment could be completed in a short period of time (no need to cut gums)

Laser Dental Implant (Non-pain Implant)

Reduce the pain and bleeding due to mineralized incision sight.

Laser Dental Implant Procedure is ideal for…
  • Those of who have dental anxiety
  • Patients with diabetes, cardiac disorder or pregnant woman
  • Who cannot afford to have a long recovery time
  • Patients need implants work for the front teeth that require esthetics
Advantages of Laser Dental Implant
  • Reduction of swollenness after the surgery
  • Minimal damage to the tissue surrounding surgical sight
  • Almost no destruction of alveolar bone due to fever
Post Management of Dental Implant Surgery
  • Smoking or drinking alcohol may result blockage in your blood and fail the implants attached to the bone.
  • Maintaining oral hygiene by using right dental products such as dental floss, interdental brush is recommended at all time.
  • Getting dental check up regularly allows you to find out if there is any problem.
  • For those who grinds their teeth, it is recommended to use mouth guard to protect the dental implants.

KMH Recommended Tips

  • You need to maintain proper hygiene and get regular dental check-ups to care for your implant.
  • You are not allowed to rinse your mouth for 3 hours right after the surgery. You could use mouth wash for the area of implant, however you could still brush the rest area.
  • Spicy foods, too hot foods, strong flavored foods or sodas are not recommended right after the surgery. Using straw is also not recommended.
  • Soft foods such as stews or rice porridge are good for the very first week.

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