What is a dental implant crown?

A dental implant crown is used to replace a single missing tooth. An implant composes of 3 parts – implant post, abutment and crown. The implant post acts similiar to a new tooth root. A crown over the implant is a false tooth. The abutment is a component parts that holds the crown and enables it to be screwed or cemented into the implant post.

At BIDH dental implant clinic, we are one of the first and few dental providers in bangkok with our own fully digital dental implant laboratory. Our labs customize implant abutments as well as all ceramic zirconia crowns and bridges over implants to provide you with natural-looking results.

Dental Implant Crown Treatment Procedure

1. Before the procedure

Your implantologist makes a first examination, take a panoramic x-rays and possible CT Scan of the area to prepare for the procedure.

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2. Installing the implant

The implant post is installed. At this time, a healing cap or a temporary prosthese may be placed over. The post will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken.

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3. Attaching the new crown

The final step is the placement of the permanent crown or false ceramic tooth. The new tooth is installed. No additional treatment is needed.

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4. End result

You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. Perofrm your usual dental hygiene to keep the tooth and gum around it clean and healthy. Visit your dentist bi-annual to for a routine check and professional clean.

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Dental Implant Crown versus Traditional Bridge

If you have a missing tooth, dental implant crown do have several benefits over traditional bridges. Discusses the pros and cons of each treatment option with your dentist before you determine which treatment option is for you.

Tooth bridge

Dental Bridge

Single missing tooth is replaced with a bridge of 3 unit crowns

Advantage of traditional bridge
  1. Established and reliable treatment option for tooth replacement
  2. Relatively affordable
  3. Able to withstand regular wear and tear
  4. Natural appearance if opting for all ceramic or porcelain based crown and bridge materials
Limitations of dental bridge
  1. Requires adjacent teeth to missing gap to be tampered, therefore dental bridges requires sacrificing natural healthy teeth.
  2. Traditional dental bridges places biting pressure on adjacent teeth that are anchors. If there is constant heavy load bite over these the supporting teeth, may become loose or weak over time.
  3. As dental bridges sits over natural teeth, good oral hygiene and cleaning is require for long-lasting results. You will need to floss and clean between teeth to avoid debris or bacteria from catching along gumlines of the bridge and avoiding tooth decay.
  4. You are advised to avoid chewing directly over the dental bridge area in comparison to implant crowns whereby the tooth root are titanium foundations.
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Implant Crown

A single lost tooth is replaced with a dental implant crown

Advantage of implant crown
  1. Does not sacrifice or tampers with existing surrouding natural teeth.
  2. Implant crowns allows you to chew normally and is unmatched in strength and stability of a traditional dental bridge.
  3. Dental implant posts do not decay, they are easy to maintain and care for.
Limitations of an implant crown
  1. Dental implants require longer healing period. There is a need for osseointegration in waiting for your implant post to integrate with your jaw bone before the crown can be placed over. However after healing, the implant post is strong, stable and enables you to bite like natural teeth.
  2. The costs for dental implant may be higher than bridges. However, prices of dental implants has become a lot more affordable and the cost difference between a 3 unit bridge and 1 dental crown has now significantly narrowed. Implant costs varies with the implant range and brand chosen.

Dental Implant Specialists

Our team of top dental implantologist composes of professors and international lecturers who are American or board certified specialists. Consult our leading implantologists on peramament teeth replacements.

Why Chooose BIDH Dental Implant Clinic

  1. Our dental labs is one of the first in Thailand that is fully digitalized able to customize dental implant abutment, prostheses and all ceramic crown for each patient.
  2. Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufaturing (CAM) machines are used within our dental labs to allow for teeth works to be made within a 24 hours turnaround time.
  3. Our dental implant clinic and implantologist team is one of the first in Thailand to treat and utilize many new techniques. These include digital surgical guides for safe implant placement; intra-oral scanning for precise implant prosthese; SLActive implants for faster osseointegration; and the latest immediacy BLX implants for full arch immediate function implants.
  4. Our on-site lab technicians customizes and layers your all ceramic teeth within our dental implant clinic on-the-spot to achieve natural-looking and aesthetic teeth results.
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  • As a dental implant clinic within a dental hospital, our center follows strict hospital-base quality controls, sterilization, infection prevention and control measures.
  • We use evident-based guidlines within our dental treatments to ensure high patient safety and professional treatment.
  • BIDH is one of Thailand’s FIRST specialized dental hospital with its operating theatre, in-patient rooms and a post anaesthedia care unit (PACU) for patients that opt for pain-free sedation dentistry.
  • All our dentists, doctors and nurses are licensed and verified for their qualifications.
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  1. Each of BIDH’s implantologists has more than 10 years of experience in their field of implantology and/or prosthodontist
  2. We select an exclusive team of highly-qualfied experts, many of them are American board certified or graduates from USA or Europe. This means that your dental implant dentists has obtained their specialization degree overseas and are also able to treat patients in those countries.
  3. At BIDH dental implant clinic, you are in safe hands with treatments diagnosed and done by top experts who perform major and advance complex cases.
  4. The majority of our implantologists are professors, lecturers, international speakers and scholars. Our dental group has a track record statistics for successful implants of around 97% within a pool of tens of thousand of dental implant cases places for our patients over the past 8years.
  5. As a dental expert in their field, our dentists uses latest techniques and advance techniques based on clinical studies. Your treatment is therefore also more precise, less invasive and made safer with new technologies.
  6. Our dental network group is Straumann preferred and premiun provider having placed the most number of implants within Thailand.
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What Indications Dental Implants Treat?

Dental implants can be used to replace single, several or a edentulous full jaw.

Single Missing Tooth

Multiple Missing Teeth

All Missing Teeth

Dental Implant Techniques and Methodology

Your dental implant treatment may vary in methodology and timeline based on number of missing teeth requiring replacement, oral conditions, implant ranges and techniques.

Conventional Implants, Immediate Function and Immediate Implants


Implant crown is a benefical permanent tooth replacement solution for a single missing tooth. An tooth implant crown provides for a strong root foundation that is strong for chewing, does not decay and long-term.

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