1. Scaling and Polishing / Gum treatment
Thorough cleaning is essential for the removal of all plaque and tartar deposits. This ensures a strong and healthy foundation for your gum and teeth.
Dental fillings are required when there are cavities or minor teeth fracture. Main types of fillings are tooth-coloured resins or silver amalgams.
Tooth removal is done when there are no alternatives
to saving a tooth or when required for braces.
4. Wisdom tooth surgery / Minor tooth surgery
A minor surgical procedure is required to remove a tooth when the tooth is unable to erupt completely or if it is badly broken down. This can be done under local anaesthesia while you are awake or under general anaesthesia (‘asleep’) with a specialist. Such procedures are medisave-claimable.
5. Children’s dentistry
It is important for a child to visit the dentist regularly to minimize dental issues. Having good oral health means starting early, as this also allows them to be accustomed to seeing a dentist or hygienist from young. Remember, two is too late!
6. Root canal treatment
Also known as endodontic therapy, it aims to eliminate infection from a diseased tooth without having the need to remove the tooth entirely.
7. Crown and bridge
A crown is usually done when a tooth is structurally weak, while a bridge is for a gap with missing teeth. A bridge requires the use of your natural teeth as a prosthetic support.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures, partial and complete. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth are remaining, while complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. Types of dentures include acrylic(rigid plastic), metal and Valplast(flexible plastic).
A dental implant is not removable. It is placed in bone and used to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge or denture to replace a missing tooth/teeth. This treatment does not affect the other teeth adjacent to the gap. An implant procedure is partially medisave-claimable.
10. Braces/Teeth aligning
Dental braces are used to align and straighten teeth based on a person’s bite. It acts to correct malocclusions such as crowding, underbites, crossbites, deep overbites and open bites. Types of braces generally fall into three categories: metal, ceramic and Invisalign.
11. Aesthetic dentistry
This scope of dentistry includes but is not limited to teeth whitening, ceramic veneers and teeth bonding. These treatments can only be done when the overall oral health is good and well-maintained.