Maintain your teeth and gums

Advanced Care

Advanced Care

Crown & Bridge
Complete & Partial Denture
Gingivitis and Periodontitis
Root Canal Treatment(RCT)
What is root canal treatment? A dental treatment to deal with toothache. It involves cleaning of the most inner part of the tooth structure, named as pulp, where nerve and other soft tissue are located. During root canal treatment, dentist removes the diseased pulp.
When is it needed? What are the causes? When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected caused by
  • Deep tooth decay
  • Traumatic damage such as a crack, chip or tooth fracture
  • Severe gum disease
Why is it needed? What is the other option to solve toothache? If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and your tooth may have to be removed. It saves your natural tooth and your smile. Otherwise, removal of the tooth/ extraction can solve toothache.
How many visits do I need to complete the treatment? It usually takes 2-5 visits depend on which tooth is involved. Front tooth is easier than back tooth as it is less complicated.
Is the procedure painful? Most of the time, there is either no or little discomfort if the pulp is already badly inflamed. However, it is usually done under local anesthetic. The treatment actually relieves pain by removing the diseased pulp.
What is the success rate? Why is it failed? Success rate is up to 90% in general. Failure is due to complicated root structure, root fracture, cracked tooth etc.
Is a crown necessary for a root canal treated tooth? Yes. Because the tooth usually becomes brittle and more prone to crack after the treatment.
A crown protect the tooth and so the longer it last.
Dentures

Denture is a removable appliances with artificial teeth to replace your missing teeth.

What are the types of denture?
  • Acrylic resin (plastic)
  • Acrylic resin + Cobalt chromium ( plastic+ metal)
  • Flexible denture
What are the processes? 1st visit : Take an impression of your mouth
2nd visit : Record of your bite
3rd visit : Try- in of your denture
4th visit : Issue of denture
What do you expect of wearing a denture? Denture is an artificial plastic appliance. It is not real teeth. It is unable to perfectly restore your speech and chewing ability. You will need some time to get used to it. However, it is much cheaper than an implant.
Crown

Crown is a cap which covers a tooth.

Why do you need a crown?
  • When a tooth is badly damage where fillings are not sufficient to restore the tooth
  • A tooth becomes brittle after root canal treatment and a crown is needed to protect the tooth from fracture.
  • Previously large filling done tooth and filling is cracked or fractured.
  • A discolored or misshaped tooth
Is the procedure painful? No, it is not. It is done under local anesthesia.
How many visits do I need to attend? Usually 2 visits.
What are the processes? On the first visit, dentist will prepare your tooth and take an impression of the prepared tooth. A temporary crown will be made and cemented on your tooth. After 1 or 2 weeks of lab procedures, the crown is ready to be cemented on your tooth on your second visits.
Bridge

Bridge is used to replace missing tooth using the adjacent natural teeth on each ends as support.

What are the benefits of bridge?
  • More comfortable than denture
  • Non-removable , fixed in your mouth
  • Esthetically pleasing
  • Cheaper than implant
What are the drawbacks of bridge?
  • Inevitable damage to your neighbouring natural teeth on both ends
  • Not a permanent solution: It can only last up to 10 years depending on your oral hygiene
  • Eventually loss of the supporting natural teeth due to overloaded
What are the types of crown and bridges?
  • Full porcelain ( full ceramics) : strong enough, esthetically pleasant, indicated for front teeth
  • Porcelain + metal (non-precious or precious metal) :porcelain covers the front surface of tooth and metal covers the inner surface of the tooth. Stronger, not as esthetic as full porcelain, better to be used in back tooth.
  • Zirconia ( ‘’the manmade diamond’’ ): the strongest and the most esthetic
Cost of crown and bridge depends on material you want.
How do I take care of crown and bridges?
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene with brushing twice daily and flossing daily with Superfloss or single tufted toothbrush on the crown/bridge site.
  • Avoid biting hard food as it might fracture or crack
  • Regular check up to monitor the durability of your crown or bridge
Wisdom Tooth Removal
What is wisdom tooth? It is the last upper and lower molar. As revolution goes by, human’s jaw becomes smaller due to the change or lifestyle and diet habit. We no longer need our last molar to chew food. Smaller jaw causing lack of space for the last molar to grow and impaction occurs.
When is wisdom tooth grow? It is the last tooth to grow in our oral cavity. Around the age of 17-25.
Why do we need to remove impacted wisdom tooth?
  • ‘coming in sideways’ or becoming impacted (buried in the jaw bone)
  • Difficult to clean and trapped food which causes decay of wisdom tooth itself and neighboring tooth
  • Swollen and painful gums around it
  • Bad breath
Gum care – Gingivitis and Periodontitis
What is gum disease? It is an oral disease involving the supporting structure of the tooth such as gums and bone.
What are the signs of gum disease?
  • Swollen and reddish gum
  • Bleeding gum/ bleeds during brushing
  • Bad breath
  • Discomfort
  • Mobile tooth
What are the causes of gum disease?
  • Inadequate oral hygiene where plaque is not removed. (Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that form after you brushes your teeth.)
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Poor nutrition
  • Pregnancy
  • Systemic illness
  • Clenching or grinding of teeth
  • Psychological factors : Stress, anxiety etc
How to prevent gum disease?
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing daily can remove plaque- the main culprit of gum disease.
  • Visit dentist twice a year for regular checkup and professional scaling
What if it is left untreated? It will lead to loss of bone and supporting tissues of the tooth. This causes mobility of tooth and painful gums. Eventually, tooth might fall off.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
The process of reconstructing or restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. It significantly improves the overall function of the oral cavity which include food chewing, speech and appearance. It also solves long-term jaw pain and facial muscle problem.

Who needs to undergo full mouth rehabilitation?
  • Several missing teeth due to decay or trauma
  • Severely worn teeth as a result of tooth grinding
  • Complaints of jaw pain, muscle pain and headache due to biting problem
What are the treatments usually involved?
  • Scaling and root planning
  • Composite filling
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Dental Crowns and Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Denture
  • Dental Implant
  • Orthodontics
  • Mouth guard/night guard

Location

PONTIAN: 13A, Jalan Delima 1, Pusat Perdagangan Pontian, 82000 Pontian, Johor Malaysia.

BUKIT INDAH: 27, Jalan Indah 15/2, Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor Malaysia.

Contact

PONTIAN Tel/Fax: 607-687 6120
Mobile: 6016-711 9120
Email: chongdentist@gmail.com

BUKIT INDAH Tel: 607-239 5578
Mobile: 6010-760 6120
Email: chongdentistbk@gmail.com

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