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How to Take Care of Your Teeth During Confinement?- Dr Gwen Gan

How to Take Care of Your Teeth During Confinement?- Dr Gwen Gan

What is confinement? Confinement is a period after childbirth for your body to recuperate and recover from childbirth. Confinement practices aimed to help mummy to recover their health after going through pregnancy, labour, and birth. It is a common practice in Malaysia and most mummy…

Quick fix for dental gaps: Dr Nik

Quick fix for dental gaps: Dr Nik

Having dental gaps and wanted a fast and quick solution? How fast is this quick fix? Well it takes from half an hour to few hours , depending on the number of gaps that needed to be close. The treatment is called diastema closure. It…

ONE OF THE THINGS I DO TO MAKE YOU HAPPY : DR. DINI

ONE OF THE THINGS I DO TO MAKE YOU HAPPY : DR. DINI

IF YOU HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY, DO IT. THE WORLD NEEDS MORE OF THAT.”

I saw this quote on Pinterest while I was searching for something and it reminds me of what I do. I certainly don’t have the power but I do have the means to make someone happy. Through my job. Creating or crafting their dream smile that is.

Lately, I have been getting a lot of makeover cases, especially Fiber Reinforced Composite Bridges to replace the missing front teeth. I understand the difficulty of not having teeth, especially front teeth. The problems that occur in chewing food, speech impairment that sometimes present and also the low self esteem they possess when meeting people.

While denture maybe one of the few options to replace missing front teeth, most people avoid choosing this option due to the troublesome that occur while wearing it. Hence, my patients prefer to choose the Fiber Reinforced Composite bridge. Fiber-reinforced composite bridge offer the advantages of good aesthetics, minimal invasive treatment, and an ability to bond to the abutment teeth (that is, the adjacent teeth).

Madam Z, lost her front teeth due to the gum problem she had.
Madam Z with 1 unit Fiber Reinforced Composite bridge on the upper tooth and 2 unit Fiber Reinforced Composite bridge on the lower teeth.
Mr. A also lost his front teeth due to gum problem.
I build up 2 unit Fiber Reinforced Composite brdige to replace the missing two front teeth .

I did minor slot preparation on the inner side of both patient’s adjacent teeth. Fiber glass bundles was bonded to these slots running from one side to the other. Next, I sculpted composite resin into a tooth like shape around the transverse fiber glass. Polishing of the teeth shaped composite resin was the last step that I did before both patients finally got to take a first look at their new FRC bridge.

I spent nearly 5 hours to complete Madam Z’s look while for Mr. A , I spent nearly 3 hours to achieve his dream smile.

It is amazing to have a missing tooth replaced in just one visit, isn’t it? So, why wait if you have one.

However, for these patients of mine, it didn’t stop there. Since both of them , doesn’t have molar teeth, I suggested them to come back for me to construct their denture. This is to ensure that they don’t over use the front teeth. Having denture to replace the missing molar will help them to grind and chew food into small pieces that can be easily swallowed. Aside  from offering support in eating, molars also play a key role in maintaining our facial structure. If it weren’t for our molars, our cheeks might appear sunken.

Do call us for an appointment and we will be glad to be at your service.

Dr. Dini (dini@drfauziah.com)

Switching crown experience: Dr Mawarni

Switching crown experience: Dr Mawarni

You know you are strongly remembered by someone when the person blogs about you. It is either due to good or bad experience. Some people thought people do not read blogs anymore. Well, I disagree with that. I still read blogs about recipes or when…

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…