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Dental checkup is a great remedy to prevent any kind of oral problems by establishing good dental hygiene.  As overall health has an important link with oral health, regular dental checkup is necessary to prevent several diseases.

Regular checkup helps to look out for cavities and gum disease along with any other oral condition which is outside the range of normal. Regular Check-up will:

  • Identify problems at early stage which means they can be treated more easily.
  • Eventually save money in the long run, by preventing complicated & costly procedures.

Among the many reasons that can cause teeth to discolour, smoking, drinking tea, coffee & alcohol, tooth decay, tartar and fillings – are only a few. Teeth Whitening is a successful and simple method that involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. The degree of whiteness achieved will vary from patient to patient and with the type of bleaching process chosen. You may want to whiten your teeth to:

  • Increase Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Look your Best for a special occasion
  • Boost your overall feeling of wellbeing
  • Have warmer and brighter smile
  • Have better first impressions


Invisalign is a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners personalized for each patient. Invisalign portrays your complete treatment plan from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position, using modern 3D technology. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place little by little moving towards the desired position projected. The aligner is replaced regularly with a new aligner that brings your teeth even closer to your perfect smile.

Invisaligns are comfortable, clear and easily removable. They not only improve your smile but also improve your dental health as there will be no significant change to your oral hygiene routine for this. Compared to metal braces, invisalign give faster result, the treatment time is about a year in average.


Dental emergencies can be extremely stressful and cause a lot of pain. If your tooth is knocked out or loosened and pushed out of position, if you have fractured your mouth or teeth means you have dental emergency, and should call your dental practice and make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible.

You might not get pain due to severe trauma but if it visibly not normal you still should go to your dentist immediately as severe trauma can make the affected are numb to pain. If you can see your dentist within an hour of any traumatic incident, your tooth will have the best chance of surviving the trauma.


Dental Implants are titanium posts that replace natural tooth roots and support prosthetic teeth (crowns, bridges). The implants are placed in the bone under your gums. During a healing period, the bone grows around the implant. Then, a replacement tooth (crown) is made and attached to the metal post, giving you a restoration that is very much like your natural tooth. Implants can also be used to secure bridges and dentures when more than one tooth is missing.

Periodontal disease or Gum disease is a very common condition where the gums become swollen, sore or infected. The main cause of periodontal disease is plaque, a sticky substance that contains bacteria, which forms in the process of eating and drinking. There are millions of bacteria exposed to our teeth every second. Some bacteria in plaque are harmless, but some are very harmful for the health of your gum. If you have gum disease, your gums may bleed while brushing teeth and may cause bad breath. This stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. If gingivitis is not treated in time, a condition called periodontitis can develop. This affects the tissues that support teeth and hold them in place. Untreated periodontitis causes the bone in your jaw to decay and small spaces to open up between the gum and teeth eventually causing the teeth to fallout.

Preventing and treating gum disease

Mild cases of gum disease can usually be treated by maintaining a good level of oral hygiene. You should also make sure you attend regular dental check-ups. A periodontist can help you in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, even with a complex medical history. They offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root cleaning or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed). Severe gum disease can be treated by surgical procedures.

dental fillings

A dental filling is an easy way to restore a tooth damaged by decay, back to its normal function, integrity and shape. The process of dental filling involves removing of the decayed tooth material, cleaning the affected area, and finally filling the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.

Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), or an amalgam. No one type of filling is best for everyone. What’s right for you will be determined by the extent of the repair, whether you have allergies to certain materials, where in your mouth the filling is needed, and the cost. Generally Composite resins are the most popular and are more liable choice for filling as they are strong, durable, and make for a very natural looking smile.


mouth guard is a specially-made, rubber-like protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums.  It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. For example, cricket, hockey, boxing, rugby and football.

Your dentist will be happy to make you a custom-made mouthguard, which will fit your mouth exactly and protect your teeth and gums properly preventing damage to the jaw & protect against chipped or broken teeth, root and bone damage, and tooth loss. Mouth guards also safeguard against serious injuries such as cerebral hemorrhage, concussion and neck injuries by helping to avoid situations where the lower jaw jams into the upper jaw.

Wisdom teeth also known as molar teeth appear in your mouth between the age of 16 and 25. Despite the name of the tooth, wisdom tooth brings along several complications and difficulties in the mouth. Most of the people feel pain when wisdom tooth is trying to erupt and fit in the jawline, while many don’t even feel the pain and any change in visibility.

Wisdom teeth usually have uncomfortable positions which are also very unhealthy for the mouth. Damages caused by wisdom teeth can occur without you being aware of it at all. It causes infection to its surrounding area which may lead to more serious gum issues and diseases. They also cause crowding which damages the outlook and position of your all other teeth.

It is wise to get your dentist to check the progress of eruption of your wisdom teeth and assess if they need to be removed. During that time the surrounding bone is softer and there is less chance of damaging nearby nerves or other structures. It is not advisable to wait until you wisdom tooth causes problem to decide on removing it.

If you have misshapen teeth, unsightly gaps or discoloured teeth, veneers may be the answer for you. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of your teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Veneers can also mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile.

Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed. It’s not uncommon to see slight variations in the color of veneers upon close inspection, as this occurs even in natural teeth. Nevertheless, this procedure can greatly enhance your smile and can heighten self-esteem.

Healthy woman teeth and a dentist mouth mirror
Healthy woman teeth and a dentist mouth mirror

Sedation will allow most people to overcome the stress, fear and anxiety associated with Dental Treatment, because they can relax you during their dental visit. People who have limited time to complete their required treatment and want to accomplish a lot in a single appointment may want to use sedation. To assess whether sedation is right for you, all patients must disclose current medications, any medical conditions, as well as past and present drug use to the sedation dentist.

The primary sedations used in our clinic are:

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation also known as “laughing gas” used for mild to moderate anxiety & patients recover very quickly.

IV Sedation (conscious sedation) is performed by dentists with specialized training and special certification. With this type of sedation, medications are administered directly into the blood stream. Unlike General Anesthesia where a patient is completely unconscious, asleep, and unable to respond, patients under Conscious Sedation are able to respond to commands and breathe on their own.

General anesthesia is a method of sedation that uses anesthetics to render a patient unconscious throughout a dental procedure. Unlike other sedation methods, you will be rendered into a deep sleep and completely unaware of your surroundings.

Root canal treatment or endodontics involves removing infected tissue from your tooth, cleaning the root canal and then filling it to prevent further damage or infection. The treatment will vary depending on your individual needs, symptoms, medical history and any previous treatment you may had on your teeth.

Severe root pain, prolonged sensitivity of the tooth, tooth discoloration, gum swelling, recurrent pimple on gum are signs that you might need a root canal treatment. Benefits of root canal include:

  • Root canal treatment is not painful as is done done under local anesthesia.
  • Root canal treatment can save your tooth from having to be taken out.
  • Root canal treatment saves your surrounding teeth from infection as well

Crown & bridges replaces one or more missing teeth. Crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. A crown is ideal for people who has broken teeth or cavities which cannot be solved with filling. A bridge is consisted of a dental crown on the tooth at either end of the end with a false tooth in between. Crowns and bridges have the following benefits:

  • Restore the function and appearance of the missing tooth.
  • It’s an affordable option to replace missing tooth or teeth
  • Long lasting solution
  • Strengthen and protect your tooth structure
  • Helpful to keep teeth in right places by filling empty spaces.

While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene.

Orthodontics is the treatment of malocclusions which may be a result of tooth abnormality and unbalanced jaw relationships. Malocclusion is not a disease, but abnormal alignment of the teeth and the way the upper and lower teeth fit together. This may develop because of injury to the teeth or facial bones, frequent thumb sucking, or for unknown reasons. Severe malocclusion may affect eating, speech, oral hygiene and appearance of teeth.

You may require orthodontic treatment if you have different malocclusion problems like the front teeth protrude, crowding, impacted teeth, asymmetrical teeth (the upper and lower teeth do not match), Deep bite, Reverse bite, Open bite or spacing (opposite of crowding). Regardless of your age, orthodontic treatment will provide you with straight teeth and a distinguished smile. Although treatment improves self-confidence and satisfaction, the goals of orthodontics are not just the cosmetic enrichment of your smile – there are always noteworthy improvements in the health of your teeth and gums.

Many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. These appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. The severity of your problem will determine which orthodontic approach is likely to be the most effective. Book your orthodontic consult soon to discuss your treatment options.

We provide a range of denture services including complete denture, partial denture, implant retained denture and immediate denture. Dentures are removable or fixed false teeth made of acrylic or metal that fit comfortably over the gums to replace missing teeth and remove possible problems caused by gaps such as problems with eating and speech. The type of denture you may need depends on your individual need, gum health and number & positions of missing teeth:

Complete Dentures

Complete denture is recommended if all your upper or lower teeth need to be removed or replaced. Usually the denture is fitted as soon as your teeth are removed, which means you won’t have to be without teeth at any time. The denture comfortably fits over your gums and jawbone. However, in some cases, your gums may need to heal for several months before dentures can be fitted.

A dentist takes measurements and impressions (molds) of your mouth to order your full denture from a dental technician. A trial denture may be created from the impressions that are taken of your mouth. The dentist will try this in your mouth to assess the fit and for you to assess the appearance. The colour and shape may be adjusted before the final denture is produced.

Partial Dentures

As the name suggests Partial Dentures are dentures which replace just one or a few missing teeth. Usually, a plastic or metal framework is used for partial denture. Valplast is a new material that is currently used for partial dentures and it aims in providing a flexible and durable solution. It usually clips onto some of your natural teeth via metal clasps, which hold it securely in place in your mouth. It can easily be unclipped and removed.

A dentist or a qualified denturist will be able to take measurements of your mouth and order this for you and provide a partial denture for you directly.

Implant Retained

You can also have dentures with the support of implants in your jawbone. Implants are placed into the bone of the jaw and corresponding attachments into the denture.  There are 2 types; Removable and Non-Removable.  Both of these options provide the closest function of natural teeth that you can get and are a much more secure Denture.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are made to be used immediately after your teeth have been extracted. They must be adjusted or replaced after the majority of initial gum shrinkage has taken place, usually around 3 months after extraction.

Dentures should last for several years if you take good care of them. Dentures can help prevent the above problems and, if complete dentures are needed, can improve the appearance of your smile, fill out your face and give you confidence. If poorly fitting or worn dentures are not replaced, they can cause great discomfort and lead to mouth sores, infections or problems with eating and speech.

You should see your dentist as soon as possible if:

  • your dentures click when you are talking
  • your dentures tend to slip, or you feel they no longer fit properly
  • your dentures feel uncomfortable
  • your dentures are visibly worn
  • you have signs of gum disease or tooth decay, such as bleeding gums or bad breath