Dental Cosmetic Treatment
When your teeth are discoloured or stained by food, drinking, smoking, tea, coffee or red wine, then read about our cosmetic dental treatments.
If your teeth have damaged enamel and are prone to staining, this can be rectified with crowns or veneers. Where the enamel is sound but you just can’t seem to shift the stains, then we recommend teeth whitening.
Tooth whitening treatments last between sixty and ninety minutes. The dentist applies a bleaching agent which is activated by light from the blue end of the spectrum. This procedure is entirely safe and effective. See the results of the procedure in the image below.
A crown, also known as a cap, is a tooth-shaped cover that can be placed over a tooth which may be badly damaged or decayed. Small teeth can also be covered with a crown. Crowns can be all metal, porcelain fused to metal, or all ceramic. Metals include gold, palladium or a base-metal alloy – nickel or chromium. The all-metal or porcelain fused to metal crowns are stronger and are better choices for back teeth than ceramic crowns. Porcelain fused to metal and all-ceramic crowns are the same color as your natural teeth and look just like normal teeth. See photo below.
Veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front parts of teeth and are not used for back teeth. If nearly all of the tooth remains, veneers can greatly improve the look of the tooth without having to cut it down enough to place a crown. Cosmetic problems that can be corrected with veneers include:
Bridges are the use of crowns for restoration, except they are in units of two or more to complete the case. The most common being three unit bridge where the tooth on each side of the space you are replacing are used to support the new tooth.
The Invisalign system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign reveals your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. A series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth. These aligners move your teeth little by little. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, until the final position of your teeth is achieved.
Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined by your dentist, based on your specific needs. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place.
Here are the benefits:
Precise impressions will be taken and then the aligners will be customized to your teeth.
Even before your Invisalign treatment is finished your teeth alignment will improve and you’ll begin enjoying the benefits of a better smile.
You can remove Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss or for special occasions.
With Invisalign, the edges are smooth so they won’t irritate your gums or cheeks.
Invisalign is virtually invisible so hardly anyone will even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Having crooked teeth or abnormal gaps can be corrected by using a dental brace. These are most often fitted in childhood during the teen years and are worn for a number of years, depending on the level of correction needed. These days more and more adults are having corrective dental treatments too.
We can offer a variety of dental treatments and cosmetic dentistry in both Malaysia and Thailand, with state of the art dental surgeries and highly trained and experienced staff, we can offer dental surgery abroad at a fraction of the cost.
Oral maxillofacial surgery or bone Augmentation
Maxillofacial surgery is the reconstruction of the upper and/or lower jaw. This corrective surgery is designed to improve both the functionality of the teeth and mouth as well as the appearance. If one has bite problems where their upper and lower jaws do not meet properly, maxillofacial surgery can restore proper alignment, function and give a natural aesthetic.
Orthognathic dental surgery is a combination of skills including dentistry, orthodontistry and maxillofacial surgery. It’s aims are to correct the alignment and appearance, extreme overbite or underbite, or for major reconstructive surgery which may be required after a serious accident.
If you desire to have perfectly straight and pearly white teeth, then modern dental techniques and restorative treatments now make almost anything possible. Stained, chipped, cracked and decayed teeth can be restored by whitening, filling, adding crowns and veneers or by root canal treatment; a viable alternative to extraction of badly decayed teeth.
Where extraction is the only option, our cosmetic dentists can rebuild and restore your teeth with dentures. These can be modelled on your own teeth prior to extraction or you can have a completely new set made. Dentures can replace just one or two missing teeth or the entire set, allowing for normal speech, eating and jaw alignment. Dentures are removable for cleaning and greater comfort when sleeping.
A crown is a porcelain cap designed to perfectly match the rest of your teeth. It provides both structural and aesthetic restoration.
A bridge is where two or more crowns are fixed together as a fixed prosthesis which unlike a denture is not removable. Abridge also feels much more natural than dentures are and is more often the preferred option of tooth replacement.
Silver-grey coloured amalgam fillings can be replaced with white composite fillings which give a better aesthetic appearance.
Scaling is a basic but nevertheless a very important part of dental care. It should be done on a regular basis; ideally it should be done once every six months.
A scale and polish is necessary maintenance for your teeth as it removes calculus and hardened stains which cannot be removed with normal brushing. Ideally you should have a scale and polish every six months. Our cosmetic dentists use ultrasonic scalers before giving your teeth a polish which gives them an attractive glossy finish.
Another option for clean and polishing is air-jet polishing. Stubborn stains from caffeine, tannin and tobacco can be removed with this process. This is a noninvasive method which gives immediate results and long lasting whiteness.
Fluoride and fissure sealant is a special coating which is applied to the back molar teeth to prevent decay. These teeth often have tiny fissures in which food can become impacted and trapped which in time, and can cause premature decay.
Filling these fissures with a fluoride treatment will make your teeth stronger and far less prone to decay. This treatment can be performed on healthy teeth as well as those showing signs of decay and is suitable for both children and adults.