Author: Klinik Pergigian Fauziah

Broken Tooth – Dr. Shanaz

Broken Tooth – Dr. Shanaz

Have you ever had a delicious meal and suddenly bit on something hard? Well, Siti did. Halfway through the meal, she felt like she was biting on a stone. It turned out to be a part of her tooth! Most people would be worried, but…

Are Retainers after Braces very important? – Dr. Shanaz

Are Retainers after Braces very important? – Dr. Shanaz

Have you had braces when you were younger and everything was perfect after removing them? Did your doctor prescribe you a retainer or placed a fixed bonded retainer at the back of your teeth? If you answered YES to both of those questions, did you…

YOU BROKE YOUR TOOTH…NOW WHAT? : DR.DINI

YOU BROKE YOUR TOOTH…NOW WHAT? : DR.DINI

When a tooth broke, it can be both painful and disheartening. This can not only affect your tooth, but your smile and confidence as well. Multiple factors can lead to a broken tooth, such as eating hard food, unexpected fall, or decay. Rest assured though, with modern advancement in dentistry we can provide you with solutions so your tooth can be on the mend quickly and no one will ever know it was broken in the first place.

Azmi, came to see me with a request to fix his broken front tooth. He had it filled up 2 weeks ago with another dentist at other dental clinic. He was referred by one of my patients. After the initial examination, I explained to Azmi my findings:

Azmi- when he first came to see me.

  1. He had a deep bite upon closing his mouth. This can cause the filling to break easily upon chewing or biting hard food.
  2. He has no molar on the lower left and right side, causing him to chew more on the front teeth. This can cause an extra pressure on the tooth with the filling and can lead to broken tooth.
  3. His bruxism or grinding the teeth during sleeping can lead to the broken filling or tooth.

After the lengthy explanation, I suggested few treatments to him. I would fix the broken tooth by putting a composite resin material and adding 1 pin as an anchor to it. Next we need to fabricate an upper night guide for his bruxism habit. Third step would be a lower denture to replace the missing molars so he can chew more using his back teeth rather than the front. I also explained to him, if the filling brake or dislodge again in future, the next step would be crown the tooth. He agreed with my treatment plan.

After 45 minutes, I finally happy with the result. My nurse handed him a mirror. Upon looking at his own reflection, he smiled wide and nodded his head. ” Looks like a real tooth to me Doc” he said. “That’s my intention” I replied.

Thank you Azmi for trusting Klinik Pergigian Fauziah and for you out there, do contact us if you too would like to get dazzling smile you always dream about.

We are always here to assist you.

-dini@drfauziah.com-

Invisalign, for a better smile – Dr. Shanaz

Invisalign, for a better smile – Dr. Shanaz

Moving teeth with plastic. Sounds impossible doesn’t it? But with the advancement of technology, years of research and development, and pure persistence, Invisalign allows us to have straighter teeth without the need for brackets, metal and wires! Check out the transformation below. Also note, I…

Invisalign – quick, fast, easy – Dr. Shanaz

Invisalign – quick, fast, easy – Dr. Shanaz

Orthodontics come in many forms, but what I most enjoy doing is definitely Invisalign. Invisalign, a system of clear aligners allow my patients to achieve their best smile in the quickest, least painful and cleanest way possible without involving multiple monthly visits to the dentist.…