Dentistry has taken a revolution since the existence of dental implants. What is a dental implant? Well in simple words, it is a titanium screw that is placed into the gums to replace a missing tooth in the mouth. Implants are the closest replica to having your natural teeth again. It is 10 times stronger as compared to the strength of a single tooth, while it is safe and provides support to the surrounding bone and gum structure.
It works by osteointergrating with the bone, forming a very strong bond that provides good tensile strength as well as high compressive strength. These features are the reason why dental implants are tough and reliable. Most importantly, they are biocompatible!
We only believe in using the best quality implants in the market. Our implants bare a Swiss trademark and all of its components are fully imported. Each implant bares a serial number and have been certified. The crowns fitted onto the implants are fabricated from Germany, and hand finished locally by our German Master technician.
The procedure is pretty much easier than it looks.
- The missing tooth site is examined and a specific treatment plan is made.
- The implant is placed into the missing tooth site – no pain involved!
- The crown is fabricated later to fit onto the implant.
Now how hard is that! Our technology and approach is evidence based, hence giving you the best quality of materials and service at an affordable price! You have read enough about implants. Curious to know what it looks like?
We create smiles for everyone. We have helped many people who were unable to chew properly, and had given up hope on smiling. Some of them had even forgotten how certain food taste like as they don’t eat well at all. Well, this torture does not need to go on forever. As professionals, we are here to Deliver Solutions to your problems. If you have a missing tooth problem, or a problematic tooth that needs to be replaced, you might need an implant. It is a gentle, simple and yet precise approach to replace your missing teeth.
Well in this case, we had a case of problematic dentition complicated with missing teeth!
The treatment was satisfying, and this woman was pleased! At the end of the day, it’s the choice we make that determines the outcome.
Many of us are unaware of the fact that missing teeth can lead to further problems with the gums and teeth. What we do know is that it gets hard to chew food once a tooth is extracted. But what we don’t realize is that a missing tooth could result in the upper opposing tooth to grow into its space, while the side neighboring teeth will eventually tilt towards the empty lot of the missing tooth, creating a gap between teeth. For more understanding on this issue, you might be interested in this 2 minute clip … to broaden your horizon on effects of missing teeth.
A whole load of information on why a tooth needs to be replaced explained. Early intervention however would give you the advantage to curb this problem and reduce long term damage. Contact us today for a simple consultation on your dental health and we will be glad to help you.
Crowns / Bridges / Veneers
We are trained to provide aesthetics solutions to those who want and need dental treatment. WE HAVE ATTENDED TO VARIOUS DIFFICULT CASES, AND having specialized in this field we have always delivered great results. In this division, we construct prosthesis that protects and covers any defected teeth- giving it a WHOLE new look and appearance. With specific dental engineering, we construct prosthesis to protect and strengthen weak, abused teeth, and as well as replacing them.
Dental prosthesis are fabricated materials to mimic our teeth. They function as a single unit protection over a weakened tooth structure, a Crown, and as well a multiunit prosthesis replacing missing teeth by the support of other existing teeth, a Bridge. As opposed to implants (bone supported titanium screws), dental bridges help replace missing teeth using the existing adjacent teeth in the mouth. It is dependent on the neighboring teeth for support, and possesses good strength and stability as well. It is a similar concept to modern architecture where the pilling is done to support the foundation of a superstructure.
Generally, dental crowns and bridges make very good cosmetic prosthesis. They don’t only protect defected or discolored teeth, but also gives a tooth a new form, size, color and texture. The advantage of a crown, or bridge is that it controls the aesthetics of the dentition by modifying its exterior attributes. It has the power to rehabilitate poor looking teeth to spanking brand new pearly white teeth, almost as if you were born with it.
Veneers, on the other hand are cosmetic lamination’s that are placed at the labial surface ( the front visible surface of your teeth ) to enhance the beauty and appearance of the teeth. It gives a marked dramatic improvement to the look of each individual tooth, hence bringing out a brand new beautiful smile. It is usually done in conjunction with Smile Designing, where the overall appearance of someone’s smile is altered for cosmetic reasons.
Though there are limitations using this technique, the results are usually overwhelming as it is a very conservative approach in treating the original teeth. Consider veneers, to be an overhaul of your entire dentition – it’s like a plastic surgery of your teeth, except it is not so harmful since it is minimally invasive. Ever seen someone put on their contact lenses? Well this is similarly the same method, except veneers sticks on firmly, and remains there permanently.
This patient got a full set of upper veneers done to enhance her smile. She flew in just specifically to attempt reduce her anterior open bite, which turned out quite good despite the challenges. However, she was advised that veneers aren’t the best option for treating anterior open bite. She was happy to accept, and the results turned out great.
Cosmetic prosthesis play a great role in lifting up self esteem, while repairing and protecting natural teeth that has been a victim of abuse – either from natural malformation, staining, root canal treatment, trauma and other sources of destruction. If used correctly, they will turn out to be a patient’s best friend- they will stick around and serve you in need. So Smile Right with us, it only takes a simple visit to know more about your own dental health.
“A Smile is a curve that sets everything Right” …
We are all aware of our own smile. Some are just born with the perfect curves, and some aren’t as confident about theirs. What we don’t really realize is how does a smile affect us in our daily lives. Many of us don’t smile anymore knowing that our teeth don’t seem right in pictures. Others try their best to smile in order to get a glimpse of their teeth to be seen. It is always the public dilemma … There are also many of us who are caught in candid snapshots, not realizing how bad does our natural spontaneous smile look like.
Shall we interrogate some of the famous people that we are familiar with? What does good teeth and smile do to an individual …
I believe, we can all agree that aesthetics completes a good smile. Of course there are other factors influencing a persons smile, such as the lip length, gummy smile effect, muscle tone, dimples! However … if you had all the right combination of external factors for a gorgeous smile but somehow were not too lucky with your dental aesthetics, it would still be incomplete! In fact, an outstanding smile without good teeth is rather a disaster!
Smile Designing is simply a combination of few dental interventions to produce a gorgeous smile! Each plan is individually customized exclusively for the patient. Our team works out a comprehensive treatment plan that would transform your smile from this …
We pay attention to your needs! Our treatment is personalized, pain free and most importantly… it will bring a smile to your face. All it takes a little bit of courage, quite a bit of treatment planning and an overall approach from your teeth, to your gums, to your lips!
And if you are still wondering what happens behind the scenes to get this winning smile, well …
get your pen and paper ready, because here is the secret …
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We are here to deliver solutions to your dental dilemma. Every patient that walks into our studio has their own set of problems and challenges. We work together as a team to create a perfect solution to their dental issues, using cosmetic interventions. This involves a fair amount of dental engineering in order to rectify teeth appearance, adjust malocclussions, and correct crossbites.
This intervention works best for complicated cases where it involves different expertise to treat different dental problems. Each problem is addressed accordingly, following a sequence of treatment plan chronologically. The most important and necessary issues are addressed first, while factoring in what the patient wants and expects as an outcome from the entire treatment plan. This process involves a lot of knowledge input and time in order to make sure the patient understands the entire process. For an example, a 56 year old woman comes in with a set of dental problems, complicated with dental phobia. She has been experiencing sleep apnea for the past few years, while snoring and snorting heavily. Besides that, she is unable to chew her food properly and in the midst of all that she had put on a couple of pounds.
The first time she wrote in to us, she was afraid and unsure of what to do. She mentioned that she was unhappy with everything that has been going on, and most importantly she “hated dentists”! We communicated over emails for a while before she decided to take the bold step of coming to meet us for just a simple consultation. We would never forget her first day in our consultation room, she was literally shaking in fear and her hands were wet from perspiring. Well we understood her anxiety, perhaps it explains why her teeth needed attention to begin with.
The treatment planning process for her had already begun … starting with Reassurance! We spent a good deal of time with this patient, as she needed to understand that we are ready to help her. We discussed about what she wanted, and then designed a Cosmetic Intervention for her. After days of talking and planning, she finally managed to shake her fear off. By the next visit, where we had this woman all ready for her treatment.
The plan was to achieve the following objectives :-
- Restore her posterior teeth (molars)
- Create a proper occlusion and good bite to secure jaw and tongue from dropping back when she sleeps at night – to treat the sleep apnea
- Repair and strengthen existing from teeth for function and cosmetic purpose
- Replace missing or badly damaged teeth with titanium implants and Zicornia crowns
- Full mouth cleaning and restorative works
The duration to complete treatment took almost 6 months in total. The process was very technical, and the planning was crucial as it was a complicated case. But the results at the end of the day was promising. Once the treatment was complete, she started to smile more often. Her brand new set of teeth has given her confidence and she was overwhelmed. She had even shed a couple of pounds over the past few months since she was able to chew and enjoy her food. As for the sleep apnea, the occurrence had reduced as well. She was happy with her appearance and the overall treatment. Needless to say that a happy personality brings about bigger and more positive changes in a person, both physically and mentally. This is her smile, taken 2 weeks ago from an iPhone.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is very technical approach to treat defected or dead nerves of our teeth. The infected nerves are treated with a series of visits to the dentist where the affected tooth undergoes pulpectomy (nerve removal) under local anesthesia, followed by repeated effort of cleaning the pulp chamber and canal of the tooth. Root canal treatment can be a huge relief for severe tooth ache caused by nerve pain, most often by bacteria or severe gum disease. It is a technic sensitive procedure done under proper isolation of the tooth to ensure a good success rate.
Ever had a SHARP, SHOOTING pain all of a sudden in your gums? The pain comes like a wave, it throbs and hurts so bad that makes you want to cry? You can’t eat, can’t sleep, and the pain sometimes does not even subside with the use of pain killers.
“The pain is spontaneous, appears without any stimulus, disturbs your sleep at night, throbs and radiates to other parts of your head and jaw…”
This is a classic sign of irreversible pulpitis (nerve damage), where the nerves of the tooth is involved. The damage, or infection to the tooth is so severe that it constantly hurts the tooth and the surrounding gums. Sometimes the pain can be so extensive that it might be confused to be coming from the neighbouring teeth. All the above indicates nerve involvement of the tooth. It is the nature of the A and C nerve fibers in our teeth that are responsible for transmitting pain signals to our brain. Any stimulation to these nerves could result in an agonizing tooth ache. It is important to recognise the signs and symptoms of a dying tooth. The pain is spontaneous, appears without any stimulus, disturbs your sleep at night, throbs and radiates to other parts of your head and jaw.
A root canal treatment on an anterior (front) tooth can be easy since it only has 1 canal. However, the treatment can get complicated as we approach the molars. This is due to the number and the location of the canals, which differs from one person to another. Some canals are easily located and cleaned, while certain canals appear blocked and unaccessible. This is due to calcification of the canal, which takes place over time and makes the root canal treatment difficult. The outcome of a root canal treatment is usually encouraging, but due to its limitations the treatment sometimes may not be favourable in certain circumstances. For example, a long standing abcess or periodontally compromised tooth may have a lower success rate. It gets even more challenging with the presence of accessory canals. These accessory canals lie deep in the heart of the root canal system, sometimes even at the furcation of the tooth. These canals are hard to clean and are potential sites for bacterial infestation. Many of these finer canals are hidden, and this is a very common finding among the main canals where they branch out to minor accessory canals.
“… accessory canals lie deep in the heart of the root canal system, sometime even at furcation of the tooth. These canals are hard to clean and are potential sits for bacterial infestation.”
The difficult scenario commonly faced by dentists these days is to actually decide when a defected tooth can be saved or not. When there is a tooth decay present, it needs to be cleaned properly where only the infected dentin is carefully removed, while the affected dentin is preserved. Many times we find ourselves debating whether the tooth is worth saving, or whether saving the tooth would eventually end up in getting a root canal done. Most certainly we intend to save the defected tooth but due to the extent of the infection or decay, the tooth might require a more comprehensive approach. This is when with proper and detailed explanation, it can be justified if a tooth needs a root canal treatment rather than a large filling. The dilemma of saving a tooth versus doing a root canal, is a battle we dentists face on a daily basis … so the bottom line is to ensure the following :-
- What is the best possible treatment for the patient – long term
- What does the patient want
- Understand the circumstances and explain it to the patient, and justify the treatment in terms of longevity, cost and logic
A root canal treatment is aimed at removal of the defected nerve, while treating the pain of the tooth if no other options are available. The first approach in treating a toothache is to reduce the inflammation, and inserting a medication ( commonly Eugenol based ) at the decayed area. If the nerves are very closely located at the surface of the tooth, an indirect pulp capping is performed using Calcium Hydroxide. In any incident where there is an exposure of the pulp it is also treated with the similar method, except the medicaton is applied directly on the exposed pulp – direct pulp capping. Beyond this, root canal treatment will be indicated.
Chronology Of Events Leading To A Root Canal
Root Canal Treatment Illustrative
The pink gums, surrounding our teeth are not strangers to us. These soft, but strong tissues in our mouth play a very significant role in protecting our teeth. It provides support, blood supply and most importantly it serves as a protection vehicle to the overall oral environment. Most often we are not aware of how important our gums are to our teeth. The whole periodontium structure together with our gums serve a great purpose in keeping our teeth healthy.
Your gums are the clothes to your teeth. It lies over your strong jaw bones that supports them. The gums play a very significant role in protecting your teeth by keeping a balance between the good and bad microrganisms in the mouth. A good set of healthy gums are pink in colour usually with a tinge of black pigmentation for certain ethnic groups. Healthy gums usually looks like this :
Some say that a smile is never complete without having a glimpse of some pink gums. Our gums gives us indications whether something is not right about our oral health. The appearance, the feel, and the condition of our gingiva tells us things that we do not know. Many times we find ourselves wondering why does our gums bleed when we brush our teeth. Sometimes it even bleeds spontaneously, upon slight pressure or while eating. This phenomenon is very common these days, but sometimes it is complicated with tooth mobility and bad odour. The solution is simple … gum treatment!
- Daily brushing , 2 times a day
- Mouthwash (containing Chlorhexidine, preferably)
- Regular dental check ups
- 6 monthly Scaling & Polishing with your dentist
- Wearing mouthguard – for those who grind their teeth, which could lead to gum recession
Consult us today to find out everything you need to know about your dental health!
Our gums are an important asset to us, they provide us with good support and aesthetics.
However due to certain factors which could alter the biological and mechanical properties of the periodontium structure, the gum undergoes changes. This is when we start developing tooth sensitivity, bleeding gums and tooth mobility. Any inflammation of the gums are referred to as Gingivitis, where the gums appear to be red, swollen and bleeds easily on touching. Prolonged Gingivitis, if untreated however could result in permanent bone loss and destruction of the periodontium tissue. This stage is known as Periodontitis, and it is experienced when there are teeth mobility which hurts when it’s being knocked on. In severe cases, the teeth develops a purulent discharge (whitish pus liquid) around the gums of the affected tooth.
It is very important for us to look after our gums, simply because it provides a very fundamental support to our teeth and dental ecosystem. Neglecting them would result in deterioration of the gum health, followed by tooth mobility and eventually tooth loss. Hence, treating gum problems are crucial before they become worse.
Did you Know?
- There is a tiny space between your tooth your gums, it is called “the sulcus”- which is pretty much normal
- in severe gum diseases (or periodontitis), the depth of the normal sulcus (2-3mm) is increased due to the loss of attachment of the gum to the tooth
- This is called “pocketing”, and this condition needs to be treated
- Among the common signs and symptoms of this condition are tooth sensitivity, gum bleed, tooth mobility and in worse cases pus accumulation
At Malaysia Cosmetic Dentist, we carry out Laser Dental Treatment to treat your gum problems. It is done by using Emundo Dye together with Diod Laser to eliminate periodontal infection and pocketing.
Now that we know how vital our gingiva health are, lets put some thought into the cosmetic point of view. In certain cases, the gums are very prominent on smiling. They call this the ”gummy smile” ! This could be due to very prominent lip muscles exposing a lot of gums with a simple smile. Many of us face these problem, to the extent that we do not smile or laugh naturally anymore. Sometimes even our teeth are not fully erupted, giving us a gummy smile with short looking teeth!
- After Treatment – Beautiful lengthy teeth, less gummy Smile
The simple solution to this would be treating the gums – Crown Lenghtening. This is done by increasing the length of the crown clinically, thus giving the teeth a better and more aesthetic look while reducing the gummy smile. With a simple use of a Laser technology, the gums are modified to make the appearance of the teeth to look longer. The results are almost always promising, and has a significant difference to the patients dental cosmetics.
Gummy Smile, with thin gums and a prominent smile
Laser Gun Treatment done using precise markers, reducing the Gummy Smile
The Results A Month Later
So, if you are looking for some healthy pink gums you can always come in for a consultation. We serve your needs, while giving you the wants that you need.