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26/Jul/2020

This procedure is conducted to remove excess gum tissue that may be overgrown on the teeth to provide a better aesthetic result and a better area to clean the teeth.

Gingiva Overgrowth

Several reasons why there is an overgrowth of gum:

Inflammatory-induced:

  • Biofilm (bacteria) and the host response, resulting in familiar forms of periodontal disease such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Swelling, erythema, and bleeding are signs of these diseases.
  • Usually due to poor oral hygiene, orthodontic appliances 

Some mediation might trigger the growth of the gum tissue, such as:

  • Anticonvulsants (phenytoin, phenobarbital, lamotrigine, vigabatrin, ethosuximide, topiramate, and primidone)
  • Antihypertensives (calcium channel blockers such as nifedipine, amlodipine, and verapamil)
  • Immunosuppressant (cyclosporine)

Systemic diseases such as:

  • Pregnancy or puberty and vitamin deficiencies (mostly vitamin C) are some of the more common causes in this category.
  • Benign neoplasms—such as giant cell granuloma, papillomas, and fibromas—can cause enlargement of the gingiva.
  • Other more serious causes of gingival enlargement include leukemias, malignant neoplasms/carcinomas, as well as many forms of granulomatous diseases.

All these gum overgrowth can be corrected by reduce the cause factors or gum surgery (gingivectomy)

A case of Gingivectomy

A young lady complained that she didn’t have great smile. On examination, we found out that she had a very short teeth. Oral hygiene just moderate.

Using a dental chi gauge, it was confirmed that the patient had a short crown height

Dental scaling was done to improve oral hygiene

After taken radiograh to determain the bone height and biological width, surgical excision of 2mm of gum tissue above the gingiva margin.

Immedate post surgery
2 days after surgery

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26/Jul/2020

Gingivoplasty

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

reasons:

  • 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

Final Result

Before Treatment
After Treatment


15/Jul/2020

 

Dr. Joann Yong Sook Mei

Orthodontist Consultant (Visiting)

BDS (AIMST), MFDS.RCS( Edinburgh,UK), DClintDent (Ortho)(UKM) 

Dr. Joann Yong Sook Mei’s Duty Roster

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Summary about Dr. Joann

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.


15/Jul/2020

Dr. Eddy Loo Si Yi

Dental Surgeon

DDS (USM) MFDS.RCS (Edinburgh)

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Summary about Dr. Eddy

Dr Eddy Loo is a dental surgeon who has special interest in Endodontics, Orthodontics and Dental Implantology. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He completed his compulsory government service and was previously attached to the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) and Pediatric Dentistry department in Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun (HRPB) in Ipoh. As an avid learner, he often attends courses and conferences locally and internationally.

He is currently pursuing a 3 years Orthodontic Programme by Dr Derek Mahony which will qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics from the University of City London Dental School.

With good knowledge and advance technology, Dr. Eddy believes he can provide the best dental treatment for his patient.


15/Jul/2020

Dr. Tham Ru Yueh

Dental Surgeon

BDS (IMU)

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Summary about Dr. Tham

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.

As a general dentist, she is passionate in all aspects of dental care and has a special interest in Restorative dentistry, Endodontics and Dental aesthetics. She strives to provide a painless dental experience for all her patients.

She is currently undergoing a 2 year training programme in Beethoven’s Damon Master Programme. Dr Tham is also an avid learner and regularly attends Continuing Dental Education courses and workshops.


15/Jul/2020

Dr. Janice Ng Su Chin

Dental Surgeon

DDS (UKM)

Dr. Janice Ng Su Chin’s Duty Roster

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Summary about Dr. Janice

Dr. Janice Ng is a general dental practitioner with special interest in Orthodontics, Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantology. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) from the National University of Malaysia on 2010. She had completed 3 years government service with Ministry of Health Malaysia before joining private dental clinic.

She had completed AII – UiTM Dental Implantology Continuum 2014 and currently undergoing Beethoven 2 – years Orthodontic Mini Residency Program 2014/15. Creating a stress-free and high quality of dental treatment for all patients through the gentle touch is her goal of practice.

As a firm believer in providing high quality and exceptional dental treatment, Dr. Janice treats her patient with utmost professionalism.


15/Jul/2020

Dr. Chong Sum Ying

Dental Surgeon

BDS (Malaya)

Dr. Chong Sum Ying’s Duty Roster

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Summary about Dr. Chong

Dr. S. Y. Chong is a general dental practitioner who received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery or BDS degree from University of Malaya in 2008. She has been working as a dental surgeon for more than 4 years in the government health clinics and private clinic with an emphasis on cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Chong’s vision for the practice is to provide modern and aesthetic dentistry in a friendly environment. Her goal for Prestige Dental Care is total patient satisfaction. With years of extensive experience and skills, Dr. Chong enjoys bringing compassionate and comprehensive dental care to her patients.


15/Jul/2020

Dr. Ng Sheue Nee

Dental Surgeon

BDS (Malaya)

Dr. Ng Sheue Nee’s Duty Roster

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Summary about Dr. Ng

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.


15/Jul/2020

Dr. Ng Hon Wei

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Consultant

BDS (Malaya), MFDS.RCS (England), MClinDent (OMFS)(Malaya)

Dr. Ng Hon Wei’s Duty Roster

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Summary about Dr. Ng

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 5 years of working experience as a general dental practitioner and he worked as a trainee oral & maxillofacial surgeon 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 Columbia Asia Hospital in Bukit Rimau and Puchong, 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.

His fields of interest are cosmetic dentistry, oral rehabilitation, dental implant and orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery.

 


09/May/2020

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.

Dental Implant

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Situation before dental implant placement
Computer planning of implant placement on lower left first molar combining 3D CT X-ray, intraoral scan. Dental Implant planning is done virtually and surgical guide is designed
Surgical guide printed out by our in house 3D printer in patient’s mouth
Dental implant placement according to computer planning
Final Implant crown screwed into place

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

Our new CBCT, OPG and Lat Ceph X-Ray unit
Intraoral 3D scanner available in Prestige Dental
3D printer for fabricating surgical guide available at Prestige Dental

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.

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