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SERVICES

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GENERAL
DENTISTRY

General Dentistry is defined as the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment (nonsurgical, surgical or related procedures) of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body; provided by a dentist.

General Dentistry
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DENTAL HEALTH SCREENING

When you arrange an appointment with us, you will undergo

a thorough and comprehensive examination as follows:

Medical History Update

Your dental health screening begins with a medical history update in which our clinical staff will ask you about any drug allergies or medications that you may have.

Gum Health Assessment

Next, you will receive a thorough checkup on your gums for the presence of ulcers and other gingival diseases that can cause bad breath, tooth loss, loose teeth or pockets between teeth and gums.

Oral Hygiene Instructions

Prevention is better than cure. Following your gum health assessment, you will be given advice on how you can take care of your teeth, prevent tooth decay as well as correct methods of brushing and flossing.

Caries Diagnosis

Not all tooth decay problems necessitate fillings but if left undetected, these caries can lead to abscess and toothaches. After instructing you on oral hygiene, your clinicians will give you a detailed diagnosis on caries.

Treatment Plan & Options

During treatment plan and options, you will be given an explanation on our assessment and all the treatment options available. This will help you make an informed decision whether to proceed with our dental services and which treatment option to choose.

Dietary Advice

Your dentist will also brief you on the types of food and drinks that should be avoided to minimize wear and tear of your teeth.

Dental X-rays

Dental X-Ray examination is needed to detect any possible dental caries or other dental problems that you may have that are not visible to the eyes.

Bite Assessment

Your bite will be assessed next. You dentist will check if your teeth can bite well together and how you can correct your bite to enjoy your food better.

Aesthetic Dentistry
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AESTHETIC
DENTISTRY

Aesthetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person's teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement in dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.

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CROWNS & BRIDGES

A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are indicated when the tooth is too damaged and unable to be restored by conventional filling materials.

There are basically 3 types of crowns:

 

The most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth by a dentist. The impression is then send to a dental laboratory and a technician will fabricate the crown. The crown is then bonded to the tooth using a dental cement on a second appointment.

Bridges

A bridge is a type of dental restorations used to replace a missing tooth (or

several teeth) made up of two crowns one on each tooth on either side of

the gap.

 

The two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and a false tooth/teeth

in between are called pontics. Dental bridges are supported by either

natural teeth or dental implants. The process of making a bridge is similar

to making a crown.

 

Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of

missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely

noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the

proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.

 

Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants.

 

Porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of materials are usually used to make bridge appliances.

Full Metal Crowns
PFM Crowns
Full Porcelain Crowns

- gold or metal alloys

- porcelain fused to metal internal metal coping veneered with porcelain on the exterior

- metal free crowns made entirely of zirconium or aluminium oxide

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BRACES,
CLEAR ALIGNERS

Dental braces are devices used in orthodontics to align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person's bite, while also working to improve dental health. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural.

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CONVENTIONAL METAL BRACES

A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are indicated when the tooth is too damaged and unable to be restored by conventional filling materials.

Conventional Metal Braces

Traditional braces are the most common type of braces used. It consists of

standard metal brackets that are adhered to your teeth with an adhesive and

connected by wire. Colored 0-rings hold the wire to the bracket.

They require periodic wire changes so that the wire can gradually straighten

your teeth and align your jaw as needed. While metal braces brackets are still

the most common, other treatment options are available today.

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DENTURES
& IMPLANTS

A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. it is usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal.

 

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth into that area.

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IMPLANTS

Dental Implants are one of the possible solutions to tooth or teeth replacement. It consists of a titanium fixture that is placed into the bone after which a crown, bridge or denture is attached to it.

The concept of implanting metal or prosthetic roots into the jaws to support teeth is not new. Archeologists have uncovered attempts at dental implants in mummies found in ancient Egypt.

Replacing a Single Tooth

If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it.

Replacing Several Teeth

If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace

them.

Replacing All of Your Teeth

If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or

full denture can replace them.

Bone Grafting

In certain cases, bone grafting procedures have to be carried out to ensure

that the implant has sufficient bone coverage and stability. Bone grafting

can be done before implant or during implant placement. Your dentist will

access each individual case and advise you accordingly.

Sinus Augmentation

A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the

implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditonally been one of

the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to

insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus.

Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor

and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.

Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark is credited with the discovery and development

of the technique of osseointegration. Osseointegration is defined as a

chemical and mechanical bonding of a titanium implant (essentially a

titanium screw or fixture) to the surrounding bone. These implants act as

artificial roots, or anchors, for the replacement of missing teeth. Implants give replacement teeth a more stable base and improve the use one can get out of bridgework and dentures.

 

Dental implant treatment is performed with a team. The team consists of a restorative dentist who will ultimately fabricate the prosthesis or teeth that are to be replaced; and an experienced surgeon who will place the dental implants in the jaw bone. Careful evaluation of the patient and meticulous planning is essential in providing predictable and satisfactory results.

The treatment consists of 3 phases,

The first phase of treatment is the placement of the implants by the surgical specialist.

 

The second phase of the implant treatment is performed after an appropriate period of healing. Bone heals slowly. A period of approximately 3-6 months is required for the process of osseointegration to be complete. The second phase of treatment consists of the placement of abutments or small metal posts to the implanted fixtures.

 

The third phase of treatment consists of the restorative phase. In this phase the new replacement teeth are fabricated and placed on the implants and abutments.

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ROOT CANAL
TREATMENT

Root canal treatment or endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

 

During root canal or endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.

 

Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.

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CRACK TOOTH MANAGEMENT

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Fractured cusp:

A corner of the tooth has broken off.

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A crack running towards the centre of the tooth:

The tooth is still treatable.

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Split tooth:

The tooth cannot be fixed.

Crack tooth can vary from a slight chip, fractured cusp, internal crack line to a vertical root fracture into the root. Treatment depends on the extend of the crack as well as the signs and symptoms.

 

Treatment can range from just a simple filling or bonding if the chip is small, crowning if the fractured cusp is too large to repair, to a possible root canal if the crack extends to the pulp chamber causing the pain. However, there are instances that a tooth need to be extracted if the crack has extended to the pulpal foor of the tooth. The dentist will do an assessment on the severity of the crack and advise you accordingly.

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