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Children Dentistry

In a friendly environment and manner, our dentist uses simple words, pictures and models to help the child understand what the problem is and to have the child agree willingly to have his / her teeth examined. This will allow a child to relate to dental treatment as a pleasant and positive experience. Our approach to treating children is to ensure that they do not feel threatened in the dental chair. Other forms of anxiety control, such as sedation or general anaesthesia, can be implemented to ensure that the best treatment can be rendered. Preventive advice will also be taught to parents and caregivers to ensure the children will not have to go through complex and uncomfortable dental treatments in the future. To help prevent decay, especially in children, tooth coloured fissure sealants are recommended to cover the deep grooves on the teeth.

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Aesthetic Dentistry

As first impressions are important, our aim is to provide our patients with a beautiful smile. Services include veneers, teeth whitening, tooth coloured restorations (where the problem is colour related), crown lengthening (“gummy” smile related) and braces (alignment or bite related problems). Implants, crowns and bridges may also be used to achieve the desired results. Our dental surgeons will approach this from a multidisciplinary angle to get the smile our patients want.
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Root Canal Treatment

The crown of a tooth is made up of hard layers to protect the pulp which contains blood vessels and nerves that extend to the tip(s) of the root(s). RCT involves the removal of the pulp often when it is infected or inflamed due to deep decay, cracked or fractured tooth from trauma or severe gum disease. Symptoms of possible pulp damage include pain, swelling or prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold. In a nutshell, RCT saves the tooth that would have been extracted otherwise. After RCT, the tooth will mostly need a crown to ensure that the tooth is strengthened. .

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Implants, Crowns and Bridges

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent fixtures. Each implant is made from titanium or titanium alloy which studies have shown these materials complement with our bone to provide long-term support for the missing tooth. The estimated duration for treatment completion for each dental implant is 3 months to a year.

A crown is a cap over the tooth secured by means of dental adhesive. Crowns are used mainly to replace teeth that require extensive restorations or to correct spacing in between teeth, uneven tooth shapes or colour. Crowns come in different materials and depending on each patient’s need, our dental surgeon will advise on what is best and appropriate for the patient.
A bridge replaces missing teeth using the neighbouring teeth as a support. 3 or 4-unit bridges are very common and they cost less compared to dental implants for patients with financial concerns. They do have their drawbacks as they require the shaping and trimming of the neighbouring teeth and these can lead to other problems. Our dentists will discuss the various ways to replace the missing teeth and both tangible and non tangible aspects of it.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that adhered on the front of teeth to change the shapes and colour to enhance the smile. Normally, at least 2 or more teeth are veneered to effect a beautiful change.
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Night Guards

Bad jaw habits (e.g. chewing on ice, nut-cracking) and subconscious night grinding (bruxism) or clenching of teeth often give rise to multiple problems. Tension headaches are a commonly underdiagnosed problem as a result of bruxism or clenching. Teeth and restorations (fillings) can be severely worn down, damaged or even cracked. Jaw joints may also be damaged resulting in joint pain. An awareness of the problem, changing of bad habits, night guards and sometimes medication can help alleviate the pain and prevent such problems from worsening.

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Gum Health Analysis and Treatment

Unhealthy gums, when overlooked, may sometimes lead to periodontal disease – a condition where the infected gum destroys the fibres and bone supporting the tooth or teeth. Bleeding and swollen gums, bad breath or loose tooth / teeth are common symptoms of periodontal disease. Regular visits to the dentist help prevent the problem from worsening. Medical science has shown a possible link between gum disease and heart problems, diabetes and may also affect pregnancies.

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Tooth Coloured Restorations (Fillings)

To restore means to replace what was lost. It is commonly termed as “fillings”. With traditional metal fillings, the material can only fill a cavity but do not strengthen the tooth. However, with new bonding materials and tooth coloured filling materials ranging from composite resins to high strength ceramics, teeth can be filled with improved strength. Restorations now mean strong and highly natural looking tooth coloured material placed in tooth cavities.

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Oral Surgery

Wisdom teeth, when they erupt, may cause a variety of problems. They can become impacted giving rise to pain, food trap, crowding of teeth, sore gums and tooth decay which may even sometimes affect the neighbouring teeth. Our patients can choose to have their wisdom teeth removed under local anesthesia, sedation or general anaesthesia. Apart from wisdom teeth, severely damaged teeth, teeth with unusual root formation or position may also require surgery to remove them.

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Orthodontics (Braces)

Braces are appliances used to bring the teeth and jaws into a harmonious position with the face. It deals with the alignment of teeth and the way teeth bite together. Teeth conditions that require braces include protruding teeth (i.e. “bugs bunny teeth”), buccal canines (i.e. “dracula teeth”), overcrowding (i.e. crooked teeth), deep bite (i.e. biting onto the gums), cross bite (i.e. a wrong bite which may cause deviation of the jaws), open bite (i.e. inability to bite the teeth together), spacing, bi-maxillary protrusion (i.e. upper and lower teeth sticking out) and jaw problems.

Depending on the patient’s need and problem, our orthodontist will advise on what is best and appropriate for the patient in terms of speed, comfort and value for money. Types of braces available include metal, ceramic (clear), lingual (hidden /invisible) braces. Duration of treatment for braces ranges from 1 ½ years to 2 ½ years depending on the related problem.

There are also instances of dental and facial abnormalities. With growing children / teenagers, adjunctive procedures like functional appliances (e.g. for small jaws) and interceptive orthodontics (e.g. for cross bites causing deviation of the jaws/teeth) help to alleviate the jaw or tooth problems which would otherwise require jaw or orthognathic surgery. This correction is usually started somewhere between 8 to 12 years of age.

In adults with such jaw deformities, our orthodontist will either camouflage the problem with braces alone (although there are limitations) or work with an oral maxillofacial surgeon to jointly carry out braces and orthognathic (jaw) surgery to ensure the best results, functionally and aesthetically.

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Teeth Whitening

At our dental centre, we offer two types of teeth whitening treatment. One is the take-home whitening kit and the other is the chair-side on-the-spot treatment. Our dental surgeon will explain to the patient the suitability for treatment and treatment option to achieving the best result by analysing the type of staining or discolouration.

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Headache and Bruxism Management

Read on night guards above.

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Dental Radiographs

Commonly known as X-Rays, our dental centre is equipped to take both intra and extra-oral radiographs for a more accurate diagnosis by our dental surgeons. This is very crucial as we strive to perform the correct treatment for our patients and not to under or overtreat them. Hence radiographs are a critical and necessary tool in our service and responsibility to our patients.  We adhere by this important motto – No proper diagnosis, no proper treatment.
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