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Removable appliance is an appliance that is not fixed to teeth but can be removed by the patient. It usually contains spring, screws, clasps and acrylic base plate. This appliance is often used in situation whereby simple teeth movement are needed only and it can allow patients to perform better oral hygiene by removing it. However, this appliance requires compliance from the patient to wear it.
Fixed appliance is probably the most common type of orthodontic appliances in use today. They consist of small brackets that are attached onto the front surface of the teeth and a thin wire which is often held in place by elastic loops.This appliance allows multiple tooth movements simultaneously and more effectively as compared to removable appliance. The treatment usually lasts from 6 months to 30 months depending upon the severity of the problem. It is very important to maintain an excellent oral hygiene and dental health throughout the orthodontic treatment
A procedure to correct the gum shape and contour thus improve the smile line. Gingivoplasty surgery is usually done on the upper front teeth (can be up to the premolar region) where the gums here can be seen when smiling.
Most of these gum defects are usually caused by gum diseases (eg. periodontitis). However, in certain cases, the gum recedes due to over brushing or probably just because the gum itself is thin (thin biotype).
In gingivoplasty, a gum graft can be done where the tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth (this is called a graft) and then stitched into place on either side of the tooth that is recessed.
Here, is a case of a young male presented with receded gum due to over brushing…
He didn’t like his teeth and gum for a few aesthetic
The teeth are uneven
The gums on his left are simply too high!!
We found out that he was a right-handed person, using his toothbrush to brush his left teeth too hard!! That causing the gum to shrink upwards.
Secondly, his gums were thin biotype and the previous dentist had over-filled his abrasion cavity with composite preventing the gum from ‘coming down’
Objectives of treatment:
Correct his over-brushing technique
Modified the over-filled composite restoration
Correct the Shape of his teeth
Gum surgery to thicken his thin biotype gum and bring his gum down at the same time
Dr Joann Yong received her dental degree in 2011 and obtained her Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 2014. She then undertook specialty training in orthodontics at the National University of Malaysia and was awarded Doctor of Clinical Dentistry with Distinction in 2020. Dr Joann had served under the Ministry of Health with working experiences at various specialty clinics and hospitals. She is also actively involved in research and has several publications to her name.
Aligning teeth with confidence, bringing a tidy and beautiful smile to her patients is Dr. Joann’s biggest passion.
Dr. Tham Ru Yueh received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery(BDS) from International Medical University(IMU) in 2015. She then completed her compulsory government service in Ipoh, Perak.
When she started working in private dental clinics in 2018, she realised that she loved treating children as it makes her feel very fulfilled. She saw that there was so much more that she can do for children other than preventive (polishing, fluoride varnish application, dental education) and restorative work (filling, stainless steel crowns) because more and more children are starting to have crooked teeth at a very young age. This led to her quest in seeking for answers and the beginning of her journey in interceptive orthodontics, where she now provides treatment for children in the mixed dentition stage (children at the age with permanent and baby teeth) to help expand narrow jaws, grow beautiful faces with natural smiles and achieve better airway health.
Apart from her interest in seeing children, Dr Tham is also excellent with orthodontics and esthetic restorations (fillings and veneers). She continues to attend many Continuing Dental Education courses and workshops in order to keep her knowledge up to date because she believes that her patients deserve the best care.
Dr. Chong is a general dental practitioner who received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from University of Malaya in 2008. She regularly attends braces, implant and aesthetic dental educational courses in Malaysia to keep improving herself. With years of extensive experience and skills, Dr. Chong enjoys bringing compassionate and comprehensive dental care to her patients.
With an inherent passion to help people, she is keen in educating patients to attain good oral health and to promote self care approach in daily life to achieve optimal oral hygiene. Dr. Chong’s vision for the practice is to provide modern and aesthetic dentistry in a very approachable environment. Her goal for Prestige Dental Care is total patient satisfaction.
Dr. S. N. Ng is a general dental practitioner. She graduated from University of Malaya in 2003 and has more than 15 years of working experience as a dental surgeon. Her previous working experience includes working as a dental officer in government health clinics and private clinics. She mainly specializes in orthodontics treatment, cosmetic dentistry including teeth whitening/bleaching, aesthetic composite filling, crowns and bridges.
Highly recommended by her patients for being gentle and caring, Dr. Ng always make sure the ultimate comfort of her patients while providing dental care.
Dr. H. W. Ng is an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. He obtained his basic degree as a dental surgeon from University of Malaya in 2001 and become the member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2006. He passed his master degree, MClinDent (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) from University of Malaya in 2009.
Dr. H. W. Ng has more than 15 years of working experience as a general dental practitioner and 10years as an Oral & Maxillofacial Consultant. He worked as a oral & maxillofacial surgeon/trainee in a few centres in Klang valley, namely University Hospital, Hospital Tunku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang and Hospital Kuala Lumpur. Currently, he is the visiting Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in Assunta Hospital, visiting oral surgeon in a few dental clinics in KL and a part-time lecturer in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department in Dental Faculty, International Medical University (IMU) in Bukit Jalil.
He is the founder and director for Prestige Dental Care Sdn. Bhd. and currently, he works in Prestige Dental & OralFacial Surgery in Setiawalk. His work mostly involved the oral surgery field, namely wisdom teeth removal, implant surgery, impacted tooth. He does corrective jaw surgery and planning as well.
His fields of interest are cosmetic dentistry, oral rehabilitation, dental implant and orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery.
Tooth loss is a serious oral health problem that can have a significant effect on overall quality of life, making it difficult to chew or embarrassing to smile. Dental implants are a solution for people who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, trauma or injury, or other reasons. Implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into the jaw bone and are used to support the crowns.
Traditionally, a dentist will create impressions of a patient’s teeth and gums. X-ray will also be done in order to get an image of the mouth structures before placing the dental implants free hand. These technique require the dentist’s experience and expertise. Computer guided implant surgery represents a giant step forward in the replacement of teeth with dental implants.
What is Computer guided dental implant surgery?
Computer-guided implant surgery is a great advance in dental implant treatment planning. A computer program, cone-beam CT 3D X-ray and intraoral scanner will be used for planning an accurate position of dental implants. The computer program will combine x-ray images, intraoral scans and cone-beam 3D CT images and translate into a 3D model of the jaw. The dentist will be able to plan the placement of dental implants and determine their optimum position with a high degree of accuracy. A surgical guide will be fabricated by our in house 3D printer for use during implant surgery for accurate placement according to computer planning.
Benefit of computer guided implant surgery:
Reduced Risks Computer-guided implant technology makes it possible to see the anatomical structures of the jaw, teeth, and surrounding tissue, thereby reducing the risks of unexpected complications during surgery as well as allowing the dentist to know exactly where the implant should be placed.
Reduced Surgical Time Because a precise surgical guide is created, there is no guesswork with guided implant surgery. This allows the procedure to be completed faster than traditional dental implant surgery so patients can start the recovery process sooner.
Better Patient Education Computer-guided implant technology is based on detailed scans of the oral structures. These images may be used to explain the dental implant procedure as well as to educate patients about their oral health.
Case Example: Patient of ours requesting for dental implant to replace his lower left first molar tooth.
At Prestige Dental, we are fully equipped with Cone Beam 3D CT X ray machine, Intraoral scanner and 3D printer to fabricate the surgical guides
These computers can also be a valuable tool when it comes to our explanation of how exactly your implants will be placed. The patient will be able to look at clear images, as well as ask any questions.
With the help of computer guided surgery, we able to better pinpoint the exact location within your mouth for each implant, considerably simplifying the overall procedure. As our patient, you can look forward to a less invasiveness procedure, safer with less complications, a shorter recovery time, and an overall process that is much smoother from beginning to end.