Tag: dental fillings

Are Dental Filling Safe For Toddlers? – Dr Gwen Gan

Are Dental Filling Safe For Toddlers? – Dr Gwen Gan

Yes, it is. Dental filling is a two steps procedure: Removal of infection within the tooth Replacing the cavity with filling material These two steps stop infection from spreading in the mouth. In fact, ignoring the infection could lead to serious infection outside the mouth.…

Hidden Holes in your Teeth – Dr. Shanaz

Hidden Holes in your Teeth – Dr. Shanaz

Sometimes we see what we wanna see, and disregard what may be very obvious to someone else. This patient constantly had food stuck in her front tooth for years, but dealt with by flossing or brushing. But no matter what she did, and how well…

Small makeover, big difference – Dr. Shanaz

Small makeover, big difference – Dr. Shanaz

Bob came to me initially for the pain he’s been having on his front tooth. Knowing that he needed a root canal treatment, he took the opportunity to get his smile fixed at the same time!

As you can tell, he had many previous fillings done on his 4 front teeth with an obvious broken filling. What can’t be seen though, are that the fillings were quite compromised on the back. So I proposed to fix and redo the previous fillings as well. Due to budget constraints though, we’ll be concentrating on only 3 teeth.

Isolating the teeth for ease and cleanliness.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture after clearing all the carious parts of the teeth (diseased and infected part of the tooth). I promise to take plenty more the next time!

After redoing all the fillings.

Can you tell from the picture above how the greyish discolourations of some of the front teeth have now disappeared? Not only because I’ve redone the fillings, but also after removing all the underlying carious structures underneath the old fillings.

Can you spot the tooth with the filling I did not replace?

And after an hour, we’re done! Bob was so happy with the change of his smile, he forgot that initially came in for the root canal!

Post treatment!

If I had more time, I would like to see Bob again to recontour some of the angles of the teeth so that his smile would be a bit more even. But for now, we’ll let him enjoy this new smile he has 😀

Feel free to email me if you have any questions – shanaz@story.drfauziah.com

Little changes, Big difference – Dr. Shanaz

Little changes, Big difference – Dr. Shanaz

This lovely patient of mine, Mrs. Linda came to me after her husband told her that he had the most wonderful dental session with me. He actually fell asleep throughout the whole treatment when I did his scaling and fillings. He woke up with cleaner,…

Saving the Tooth – Dr. Shanaz

Saving the Tooth – Dr. Shanaz

“Help doc! I don’t want to remove the tooth, is there any way you can save it? – sounds familiar? We deal with a lot of these questions! Truth be told, every single dentist would definitely want to try to save the tooth before removing…