​Dental implants are titanium fixtures embedded into the jaw bone via a minor surgical procedure.

Dental implants can be used to support fixed or removable dental prostheses, such as crowns, bridges and dentures, which act as replacement for missing teeth.

Treatment with dental implants in older patients are not contraindicated and can be predictable, as long as systemic and local conditions are suitable.

A consultation with the dentist, and necessary diagnostic records for planning, will be needed to determine an individual’s suitability for dental implant treatment.

In this 'Ask the Specialist' Q&A forum, Dr Phang Zi Ying, Associate Consultant from the Prosthodontic Unit, Department of Restorative Dentistry at National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS), answers your questions about dental implants for seniors. NDCS is a member of the SingHealth group.

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About Dr Phang Zi Ying

Dr Phang Zi Ying is an Associate Consultant in the Prosthodontic Unit, Department of Restorative Dentistry at the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS).

She received her Bachelors of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Dentistry in 2011, and her specialist training in Prosthodontics in 2017.

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