Teeth whitening is a dental procedure to restore the colour of your teeth, or to whiten your teeth beyond its natural colour.
Laser teeth whitening is a dental procedure done in the dental clinic exclusively by the dentist. After the bleach is applied to the teeth, a laser light is used to activate the whitening to fasten the process. As the bleaching ingredients are broken down, they react with oxygen upon entering the enamel in our teeth. This produces a brighter, lighter colour on the surface of the teeth.
After assessing your dental condition, the dentist makes a customised mouth guard according to your teeth, together with some bleaching gel. After applying a layer of bleaching gel, the mouth guard is inserted into your mouth and left for one or more hours for the bleaching to take effect. You can then do subsequent treatments at home by consistently wearing the mouth guard (with the bleach gel) for a few hours.
Teeth contouring and reshaping is a dental procedure to fix crooked teeth, chipped teeth, or cracked teeth in a short period of time compared to other treatments.
Dental bonding is the procedure of bonding materials on your teeth for aesthetic purposes, usually to cover tooth discolouration or chipped teeth.
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.
Maryland bonded bridges (also called a resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland bridge) are made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal or porcelain framework. Metal or porcelain wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.
Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth. This is not very common anymore and is not recommended in the back of the mouth where it can put too much force on other teeth and damage them.
Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on both side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
During a dental implantation procedure, a dental implant is used as a surgical component in the bone of the jaw to support dental restorative treatments like dental crowns, dental bridges, dentures, or sometimes for dental braces.
Titanium dental implants are made from the metal titanium, which is known to be compatible with body tissues and able to bond with adjacent bone during healing. Dental implants support dental restorative treatments like dental crowns, dental bridges, dentures, or sometimes for dental braces.
Dental veneers are materials placed on your teeth to improve the aesthetics of your smile and protect the surface of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are dental veneers made out of porcelain materials, usually a similar colour to your teeth.
An alternative to porcelain veneers, composite veneers are tooth-coloured filling materials used to cover your teeth. A good choice for you if you prefer a more conservative appearance.
Dental veneers are materials placed on your teeth to improve the aesthetics of your smile and protect the surface of your teeth. Zirconia has high strength and is resistant to fracture.
Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse.Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.
A permanently fitted dental crown to help restore your teeth by covering your teeth or dental implant.
A dental crown made of porcelain to help restore your teeth by covering your tooth or dental implant.
A porcelain dental crown with a metal shell to help restore your teeth by covering your tooth or dental implant.
A dental crown made up of resin to help restore your teeth by covering your tooth or dental implant.
A temporarily fitten dental crown to help restore your teeth by covering your tooth or dental implant.
A dental crown made of zirconia ceramic to help restore your teeth by covering your tooth or dental implant.
Dentures are prosthetic devices to replace any missing teeth, fitted on the surrounding soft and hard tissues in your mouth. Dentures can be removable or non-removable.
Dentures made of Acrylic plastic to replace any missing teeth, fitted on the surrounding soft and hard tissues in your mouth.
Dentures made of chrome metal to replace any missing teeth, fitted on the surrounding soft and hard tissues in your mouth.
A permanently placed denture to replace a few missing teeth partially.
A permanently placed denture to replace a few missing teeth partially, but is almost invisible to the eye as there are no metal clasps.
A removable denture to replace a few missing teeth partially.
A dental filling is a type of dental restoration procedure done by filling a decaying or a broken and damaged tooth with specific types of materials. There are different types of dental filling materials like gold, silver or amalgam fillings, and composite resins.
Composite (plastic) resins are matched to be the same colour as your teeth and therefore used where a natural appearance is desired. The ingredients are mixed and placed directly into the cavity, where they harden. Composites may not be the ideal material for large fillings as they may chip or wear over time. They can also become stained from coffee, tea or tobacco, and do not last as long as other types of fillings generally from three to 10 years.
Indirect composite restorations offer a more aesthetically appealing alternative to large posterior restoration treatments.
Inlay, onlay and overlay ceramic fillings are used to rebuild your teeth, more stable than dental fillings but less sturdy than dental crowns.