The outer surface of our teeth (tooth enamel) is the hardest substance in the human body, even stronger than our bones. However, due to wear and tear and/or accidents, your tooth can chip, crack (fracture) or even break.
When this happens, there can be no pain, or possibly pain when chewing, or when your tooth is exposed to very high or very low temperatures. Extensive cracks can lead to infection of the tooth’s pulp tissue, which can spread to the bone and gum surrounding the tooth. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential if you want to save your teeth. A cracked tooth that is not treated could be further damaged or become infected, possibly causing you to lose the tooth.
From tiny cracks that only affect the outer enamel to a root fracture, the treatment and outcome for your tooth depends on the type, location and extent of the crack. Depending on your condition, our dental specialists will be able to customize a solution to suit your needs. Click on the below to find out more:
A great smile does wonders for your self-confidence and self-esteem. Crooked, protruding, uneven teeth or gaps between teeth may be a source of embarrassment. From a functional point of view, it is difficult to maintain the oral hygiene of crooked teeth because they are harder to clean and floss. Misaligned jaws not only impede proper chewing, some people may also experience insomnia, dizziness, headaches, ear aches, facial and neck pain etc.
Orthodontic treatment methods to straighten your teeth include fixed and removable braces. Fixed braces can be metal braces, ceramic braces or self-ligating braces. Removable aligners such as Invisalign are transparent and can be removed easily for eating and when brushing your teeth.
There are also other treatments like veneers and crowns that may be recommended to you by our dental specialists to improve the appearance of your teeth. Veneers are thin shells custom-made to modify the color or position of your teeth. Crowns are restorations that completely cover or cap your teeth, and can strengthen teeth that are weakened or be used to change the color or alignment of teeth.
Depending on your needs, we will be able to customize a solution to suit your needs. Click on the below to find out more:
Visiting the dentist every 6 months is vital in maintaining good oral hygiene.
American Dental Association recommends seeing a dentist twice a year. Regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of good oral hygiene and a healthy smile. It is important to have regular dental check-ups and make them an essential part of your basic oral care regime. These will allow for your dental specialist/ dentist to find early signs of disease and problems (if any) that can be treated at a manageable stage.Read More
A toothache signals something that you should not ignore, even if the pain goes away on its own after a while. One can experience toothache from eating or drinking something too hot or cold; the pain could also be due to teeth grinding or a problem with your jaw joint. Other common reasons include dental cavities, loose fillings, chipped or cracked teeth, or inflamed nerves.Read More
Missing teeth can often affect not only your appearance but also your quality of life and ability to do everyday tasks.
However, you do not have to give up on your favourite food or restraint from speaking/singing freely just because you have missing teeth. Specialist Dental Group uses the latest technology to create dental implants that look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Whether it is a result of extensive cavities, severe injury, an unfortunate accident, or periodontal (gum) disease, our dental specialists would provide an accurate consultation on whether this is a suitable treatment option for you.
Understanding How Dental Implants Can Change Your Life
A dental implant is a man-made foundation – usually in the form of a titanium screw – that is placed into the jawbone to serve as a replacement for the missing tooth’s root. It becomes the anchor point for the new teeth (implant crown).
This procedure offers the patient a number of benefits:
- Dental implants are made to last for a lifetime
- Seamless integration with existing, natural teeth
- The only tooth replacement method that prevents bone loss in the jaw
- Only maintenance required is daily oral care and visit to the dentist twice a year
- Eat, chew, speak regularly like
Generally, a healing period of three months is needed before the final crown is seated. Made using zirconia, a very strong and translucent material, these crowns are indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth in all but the most careful inspections.
Learn More the Dental Implants, Dentures and Other Options Offered By Our Practice
Looking for a less permanent option to replace missing teeth? Have a discussion with us today about how dentures can help to improve your performance of daily activities such as chewing, eating and speaking.
Specialist Dental Group has been solving our patients’ dental needs since 1979. Over the years, we have been awarded with various awards to recognise the superior healthcare experience we provide to our patients.
Bring out your best smile. Contact us at (65) 6734 9393 (Mount Elizabeth Orchard) or (65) 6471 5150 (Gleneagles Medical Centre). If you require any assistance, feel free to fill in the enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.Read More
Individuals with dry mouth, (xerostomia) often complain of problems with eating (swallowing) and speaking. Dry crumbly foods, such as cereals and crackers, may be particularly difficult. Denture wearers may have problems with denture retention, denture sores and the tongue sticking to the palate. This is a condition that may or may not be a result from reduced or absent saliva flow.
More than 90% of xerostomia cases are caused by medications. It may also be experienced as a side effect of radiation therapy. Xerostomia can affect nutrition and dental, as well as psychological, health. Some common problems associated with xerostomia include a constant sore throat, burning sensation, difficulty speaking and swallowing, hoarseness and/or dry nasal passages.
Depending on your condition, our dental specialists may be able to customize an appropriate treatment for your needs. Click on the below to find out more:
A gap between your teeth can be charming or a pain. Madonna, Chris Martin (lead vocalist of Coldplay), Condoleezza Rice (the 66th United States Secretary of State) are some famous people with a space between their two upper front teeth (called a midline diastema).
Diastemas are common, especially among children. A diastema is a natural part of a child’s development and most commonly occurs during the “ugly duckling” stage of dental development. It may correct on its own as the permanent teeth continue to erupt. If a diastema persists after the eruption of adult teeth, it will become permanent and depending on how large the gap, your teeth may become poorly aligned. This may cause aesthetic concerns. Other causes of diastema include habits like thumb sucking, a thick band of gum tissue between the teeth, an incorrect swallowing reflex, and more serious ones like periodontal (gum) disease. If untreated, periodontal disease will lead to further loss of bony around the affected tooth/teeth, and eventual loss of teeth may occur.
Depending on your condition, our dental specialists will be able to customize a solution to suit your needs. Click on the below to find out more:
Some people smile with a little bit of their gums showing but for others, a significant amount of gums can be seen when they smile. Their teeth appear short in proportion to the rest of the gums, hence the term “gummy smile”.
Gummy smiles may arise due to a number of factors including the abnormal eruption of the teeth, excessive gum tissue, hyperactive lip muscles which causes the upper lip to rise higher than normal when smiling, prominent upper jaw, prominent position of upper front teeth, or severely worn teeth, resulting in the teeth looking shorter relative to the gums.
A gummy smile bears no significant negative functional impact, but if it does bother you from an aesthetic point of view, our dental specialists will be happy to customize a solution that will help you get a toothier smile. Click on the below to find out more:
Mount Elizabeth Orchard
3 Mount Elizabeth, #08-03/04/10
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6 Napier Road, #07-17
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