Tag: Closing the gap

Dental Gaps: Dr Nik

Dental Gaps: Dr Nik

Beauty implies to all, no matter how old we are. Beauty is a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight….and one of the few thing that matters are your teeth. Having beautiful, nice align teeth…

TAKING CHARGE : DR. DINI

TAKING CHARGE : DR. DINI

Taking control of your life especially your health is essential to a life lived well. That’s even more true when you’re living with chronic health condition. No matter what excuses have gotten in the way in the past, small steps today can still add up…

Close that Gap! – Dr. Shanaz

Close that Gap! – Dr. Shanaz

Meet Julie. She had braces done in our clinic before many years ago. But unfortunately for her, she stopped wearing her retainers and lost them after a while. The result of not wearing retainers usually ends up with a bit of relapse of her teeth alignment. And for her, the gap between the front two teeth started opening up again!

My immediate suggestion was to offer braces again, but she did not want to go through a second round of braces. So I suggested some close gap fillings or a half composite veneer on her front two teeth to close that small gap she had.

The gap between her front teeth were bothering her.

The first few questions I get asked from patients regarding composite veneers or close gap fillings are always the same;

  1. Does it hurt?
  2. How long is it going to take?
  3. How long can it last?

And my answers are always the same!

  1. Nope, it doesn’t hurt one bit!
  2. It’ll take roughly 45mins – 1 hour. I’m a bit slower than my experienced colleagues, because my main concentration is on orthodontics.
  3. It’ll last roughly 10-15 years depending on how well you take care of them. Which means regular yearly follow-up with scaling and polishing and possibly repairs of the veneers/fillings if it discolours or chips.

And in just 45 mins, her gaps were closed! She was beaming from EAR to EAR once I passed her the mirror. She kept on going “WOW, I can’t believe it! I look TOTALLY different!”. I was pleased she was happy, and that the colour matched perfectly.

Gaps CLOSED!

So if ever in doubt, seek for a consultation with one of our doctors, or ask our nurses and clinic managers regarding the types of makeovers we can do for you. It can be life changing! – Dr. Shanaz

Replacing dislodged old composite fillings: Dr Nik

Replacing dislodged old composite fillings: Dr Nik

It has been so many years since I last saw this patient of mine and he told me that his front fillings had came off for quite some time. He was unwell, hence the absence and now that he’s better he came to get the…

Cara cepat untuk menggantikan gigi yang hilang secara tetap: Dr Nik.

Cara cepat untuk menggantikan gigi yang hilang secara tetap: Dr Nik.

Ada beberapa sebab atau punca gigi perlu dicabut. Antaranya gigi yang patah teruk atau gigi yang mengalami kerosakan karies (lubang) yang tidak dapat diselamatkan. Ada juga gigi yang perlu dicabut kerana sudah bergoyang dan ada yang mengalami kemalangan yang menyebabkan gigi tercabut! Walau apapun punca…