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Cosmetic dentistry in Singapore
A smile is one of the prettiest things you can wear, and it does not take up any space in your closet. Bring back your confidence by giving your smile a makeover with our array of options to enhance, brighten and beautify your teeth with cosmetic dentistry!
At Specialist Dental Group, our philosophy is to restore the condition of your teeth and improve your quality of life. Not only do we aim to achieve the smile you desire, we also want to help you eat and speak better too.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry, or aesthetic dentistry, comprises various dental procedures that help to improve and restore your teeth appearance. From teeth whitening treatment to dental implants, our team of dental specialists will determine the recommended treatment that you need to take to enhance your smile.
What are the procedures involved in cosmetic dentistry in Singapore?
Not only does cosmetic dentistry help you to regain your confidence by achieving your desired smile, some of them have restorative properties that will benefit your quality of life as well. Cosmetic benefits will follow the functional aspects naturally, and your beautiful teeth will reflect your inner well-being.
Our dental specialist/dentist will find out the details of your medical and dental history, go through a consultation and examination and take a digital X-ray of your teeth to enable a thorough and detailed diagnosis.
Depending on your dental condition and concerns, our dental specialist/dentist will advise on the most appropriate option to help you bring back that sparkle in your smile.
Treatment can be one or a combination of teeth replacement, teeth correction, teeth straightening or teeth enhancement procedures, just to name a few.
Teeth replacement procedures
When you have missing teeth, it can be difficult to eat, chew and even speak clearly. You may also be more susceptible to cavities, bite problems and periodontal (gum) disease. After teeth are lost, ongoing shrinkage of the jawbone makes the face look older.
Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or are completely toothless, dental implants are long-term predictable solution to replacing missing teeth. They are suitable for most people and have a success rate of about 95% to 99%. Dental implants are man-made titanium surgical screws that are placed in the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. A healing period of several months is needed for the implant(s) to bond with the jaw bone. Finally, the implant crown will be fitted. For more information, please visit our Dental Implant page.
Dental bridges, also known as fixed partial dentures, restore appearance and function by replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and are attached to the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants.A marginal amount of tooth structure will be removed from the supporting teeth and a mould of the teeth will be made. The bridge will then be fabricated and cemented onto the teeth. 2 visits are usually required to complete the process. For more information, please visit our Dental Bridge page.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are typically made of acrylic plastic and sometimes porcelain and metal materials. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Several visits to our dental specialists/ dentists are usually required to make dental impressions and ensure that the dentures fit. For more information, please visit our Dentures page.
Teeth Straightening Procedures
The benefits of having straight teeth extend beyond a confident smile; it can also significantly affect your overall dental health. You can clean your teeth more effectively, minimizing the risk of dental decay. In addition, there is also a reduced risk of dental trauma from falls, and you can eat better and speak clearer when your teeth are properly aligned.
Braces & Invisalign
There are 2 main types of braces – Fixed and removable appliances. Fixed braces are wire-based devices that help correct crooked, protruding or uneven teeth. If you have gaps between your teeth, braces can close these gaps. Treatment usually takes between 2 to 3 years, depending on the complexity. There are a variety of options including metal braces, ceramic or tooth-coloured braces, and self-ligating braces. For more information, please visit our Braces page. Removable braces straighten your teeth invisibly, without any wires, by using Invisalign, a series of clear aligners. Each pair of aligners is worn for 2 weeks and is replaced by the next pair in the series until your teeth are at the desired alignment. Think of Invisalign as “contact lenses” for your teeth; one hardly notices them. Treatment usually takes between 1 to 3 years, depending on the complexity and severity. For more information, please visit our Invisalign page.
Gummy Smile Correction Procedures
Some people smile with a little bit of their gums showing but for some others, a significant amount of gums can be seen when they smile. Their teeth appear short in proportion to the rest of the gums, giving rise to the term “gummy smile”.
There are several treatment options for those with gummy smiles
A crown lengthening procedure which adjusts excessive gum tissue and the underlying bone can be performed by our periodontist (gum treatment specialist). Our prosthodontist (teeth replacement and cosmetic dentistry specialist) will then provide veneers or crowns treatment to complete your gummy smile makeover. The surgery itself takes about an hour to complete.
Natural, purified protein injections can be used to treat the hyperactive muscle of the upper lip. This is a 10-minute procedure consisting of a few tiny injections. There is minimal down-time and improvement is gradual; where the effects of each session will last up to 4 months. For more information, please visit our Gummy Smile Page
Jaw Correction Procedure
Orthognathic surgery is usually recommended when your jaws and teeth do not meet correctly or where there is a discrepancy in the jaw size. One’s facial appearance and chewing function will improve and jaw joint dysfunction can be prevented. Jaw surgery is sometimes also done together with orthodontic (braces) treatment.
The whole process may last 12-24 months. This will vary based on your dental condition and the type of surgery required.
For more information, please visit our Jaw Surgery Page.
Restore the sparkle back to your smile, without anyone knowing. There are various treatment options to give you the freedom to smile with confidence.
Crowns are restorations that completely cover or cap teeth, restoring them to their natural size, shape, and colour. Crowns may also be used to change the colour or alignment of teeth. The shade of the crown can be matched to your existing teeth so that they can hardly be differentiated from your own teeth. Two visits are usually required to complete the process. For more information, please visit our Crowns Page.
Veneers are thin custom-made porcelain shells designed to fit discreetly over the surface teeth, much like how a false fingernail would fit over a nail. They are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth and can help you achieve what is sometimes dubbed the “Hollywood smile”. The treatment can be completed in 4 to 5 days, and will involve about 2 to 3 visits to the dentist.For more information, please visit our Veneers Page.
Composite bonding involves the application of a tooth-coloured polymeric resin to the tooth, and moulding it into shape. It can restore chipped, cracked or stained teeth, as well as fill gaps between teeth. It can also be used to fill cavities or replace old metal fillings. Composite bonding is also suitable for people who have teeth with dark stains that do not respond to bleaching. The entire process can be completed in 1 visit and will take approximately 10 to 25 minutes per tooth. For more information, please visit our Composite Bonding Page.
Teeth WhiteningTeeth whitening is a minimally invasive procedure that put the sparkle back into your smile. It restores the sparkle to teeth that have been discoloured or stained by coffee, tea, soft drinks, tobacco, and other foods. Teeth whitening is a quick one-hour in clinic procedure that is complemented by a take home kit to help you enhance the results and do further touch ups, as needed. For more information, please visit our Teeth Whitening Page.
A good home oral hygiene regime is essential to ensure that your new smile is maintained – brush your teeth at least twice a day, for 2 minutes each time. Floss at least once a day and schedule to visit your dentist for a thorough cleaning and check up every 6 months.
How much does Cosmetic Dentistry procedures in Singapore cost?
|Consultation||$80 – 200|
|CT scan||$350 – 600 (depends on whether it is one jaw or two jaws)|
|Treatment Fees||Range (depending on the type of treatment and individual dental condition)|
*All fees are subject to prevailing Singapore Goods and Services Tax.
*All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Meet our specialists & dentists
Our team of qualified dental specialists/dental surgeons are internationally trained in a wide range of dental cosmetic procedures, such as prosthodontics, orthodontics and reconstructive surgery.
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Frequently asked questions
Can my teeth be whitened with whitening toothpaste? I’ve tried various whitening toothpaste but to no effect.
Whitening toothpaste are only slightly effective in removing surface stains. They do not change the natural colour of your teeth, nor are they able to reach the stains that go beneath the teeth’s surface. For effective teeth whitening procedures, you may want to consider in-clinic teeth whitening treatment instead.
How can I get rid of the dark spots on my front teeth? It goes away a little after brushing, but they’ll return by the end of the day. What are they, and are they caused by smoking cigarettes? What are some options to get rid of it?
Smoking cigarettes will definitely cause dark spots as tobacco residues retain and accumulate on the teeth. In fact, smoking is extremely harmful, and coupled with poor oral hygiene, it will cause extensive damage to the appearance and health of your teeth. Apart from cutting back on your cigarette intake, teeth whitening treatment is recommended to remove those stubborn black spots.