Teeth Replacement Options

Accidents happen, and if your tooth is damaged and removed, leaving the space can have long term consequences. Let us help you regain a healthy, beautiful smile.

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What is Teeth Replacement?

Missing teeth replacement is crucial not only for restoring the ability to chew and speak properly but also for maintaining the alignment and health of surrounding teeth and gums. Dental professionals assess individual cases to determine the most suitable treatment option based on factors like the number of missing teeth, the condition of the surrounding teeth and gums and the patient's overall oral health.

Teeth replacement is a form of modern dentistry aimed at restoring the function and aesthetics of a smile affected by missing teeth. Whether you've lost teeth due to decay, injury or other dental issues, there are various options available to replace them and restore your confidence in your smile.

What Happens if I Leave the Gap Between My Teeth Without Any Treatment?

After the tooth is extracted, a space is left between the teeth. Over many years, without treatment, the following long term consequences usually occur:

  • The neighbouring teeth can start to tip or drift inwards towards the space. As this happens, food will get stuck under these teeth and it can be harder to clean.
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  • In most cases, the opposing tooth will also start to ‘grow’ or ‘super-erupt’ towards the space. Eventually, the tooth may end up loose or bite on the gum opposite it, and may also need to be removed.
  • The bone around where the tooth used to be will gradually become less dense and may sink downwards.

If the above occurs, additional and more complex treatment may be needed before we can replace the missing tooth.

Therefore, we always recommend that you consider all options carefully before you decide to extract your tooth.

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What Options Are There for Replacing a Missing Tooth?


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Crowns and Bridges

  • Bridges cover a gap between two teeth. It is made of 2 crowns on the supporting teeth and a prosthetic tooth suspended in the middle.
  • Patients who want to avoid surgery or who are unable to have dental implants usually opt for this as it is a fixed option that is long lasting and natural looking.

Here at Dental Designs Clinic, we do most of our crowns and bridges in-house, using a 3D CAD-CAM system – CEREC Sirona. We customise each bridge to fit in harmoniously with your teeth.

WE PROVIDE SAME DAY CROWNS AND BRIDGES: With our in-house lab, we can provide crowns and bridges in just a single day, without the typical 2 week waiting period.

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Dental Implants

  • A dental implant is a very small, but strong post which is inserted into the jaw bone in place of the missing tooth root. The implant fuses to, and becomes part of your jaw bone. One or more implants can be placed according to how many teeth you have lost.
  • The advantage of dental implants is their ability to preserve the surrounding bone and neighbouring teeth. Unlike traditional bridges, which require the alteration of adjacent teeth, dental implants themselves support the replacement tooth.
  • It is made of medical grade titanium and ceramic, making it biocompatible with your tissues.
  • This helps to maintain the integrity of the surrounding teeth and prevents further dental issues down the road. Additionally, dental implants may stimulate the surrounding bone, preventing bone loss and preserving facial structure.
  • With proper care and oral health maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime, restoring not only your smile but also your confidence.

Concerned about pain or seeking quicker implant surgery?

Through our fully digital Guided Implant technique, we employ 3D printing technology to create a personalised implant guide for you.

This approach ensures optimal placement of implants, resulting in faster, less painful surgery, along with favourable outcomes compared to traditional freehand implant procedures, which are susceptible to inaccuracies.

In the dental implant treatment process, patients may undergo procedures such as implant placement, abutment placement, and prosthetic placement. Patients are advised to stick to a soft diet initially and take the prescribed pain-relieving medication to manage any discomfort. Regular follow-ups are essential to monitor the healing process.

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Removable Dentures

To replace multiple missing teeth, traditional removable dentures is a common option. These dentures consist of plastic teeth set in a pink acrylic base that conforms to your gums and any remaining natural teeth.

They are worn during the day, but have to be removed every night before sleep. Crafting a well-fitting set of dentures typically involves 4 or 5 visits as they are custom-moulded to your mouth.

It's important to note that with dentures, some degree of bone loss may continue to occur over time. Consequently, there may be a need for periodic adjustments or complete replacement of the dentures when they no longer fit properly.

Did You Know?
Dentures can also be supported with implants, to improve the stability and retention of the dentures.

Afraid of pain with implant surgery?

Implant placement is a surgical procedure where a dental implant fixture is inserted into the jawbone, serving as a foundation for the replacement tooth. In some cases, bone grafting may be necessary to ensure there is enough support for the implant. The surrounding jaw bone provides stability and support for the artificial tooth. With proper care and oral health maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime, restoring not only your smile but also your confidence.

Overall, dental implants offer an innovative solution for replacing missing teeth, providing good stability and durability. Whether you need a single dental implant or multiple implants to restore your smile, consulting with a qualified implant dentist can help you explore your various tooth replacement options and embark on the journey toward a healthier, more confident smile.


Cost of Teeth Replacement in Singapore

The cost of teeth replacement options greatly varies and is determined by the individualised treatment plan created by the dentist for the patient, taking into factors such as the number and location of the missing teeth as well as the health of the remaining teeth and supporting structures.

Two types of teeth replacement options are available: fixed or removable. Fixed options, like ceramic bridges and dental implants, rely on distinct support systems. Ceramic bridges depend on adjacent natural teeth for support, while dental implants rely on the jawbone and gums. On the other hand, dentures are removable teeth replacement options that patients can wear and take off at their convenience.

The cost of teeth replacement typically starts from $5232. During your consultation, your dentist will assess your specific needs and provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs involved, enabling you to make an informed decision about your treatment and budget accordingly.



Ceramic Bridge (3 units) $5232.00 - $5886.00
Dental Implant (Per Unit)
$5528.50 - $6608.50
3D Printed Removable Dentures


*Price are inclusive of 9% GST

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The service and doctor is the best in town! The customer service and receptionists are very friendly! Dr Phillip Miller and Dr Noah Teo is very nice and very professional on their skill! They also very patient to explain to me about the treatment!

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Beautiful and friendly dental clinic, was recommended by my colleague. Been coming here for dental cleaning and fillings. Always a good visit!
J. Kho

This dental clinic has very good staff who are well trained and friendly. The dentists are also very good and will explain the treatment in detail before starting treatment. The equipment is very high tech and I believe they are able to do high quality work as I did my crown here and it looks much better than my colleague who also recently did his at another place. The waiting room is also very comfortable. good job!

C. Zheng De

This clinic is one of the best I have ever seen. I saw dr Justin for my implant which I did many years ago, the tooth was loose, and other drs told me to remove it as they could not find out what brand it was but dr Justin was able to take 3d xrays and locate the brand and specially ordered the part in. he saved me from having to do a surgery to remove and put a new implant which would have cost me a bomb. the tooth looks even better than the original thanks to the experieced dental technician Katsuya from Japan. 

Very happy and will keep coming back for my regular dental. 

G. Hock An

my workplace is close by and I had a problem with my tooth for a few days, so I made an appointment to come down. The receptionist who booked my appointment was very helpful and friendly to explain the way to the clinic from my office. I saw Dr Nicholas who was able to do a root canal treatment on the same visit so that I didn't need to come back. I felt safe and comfortable to do my dental treatment here as the dental picks are all wrapped up and sterilized and only opened before each treatment when im inside. 

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