Our Services - Conservative Dentistry
A healthy mouth and a set of healthy teeth involve oral health promotion and disease prevention for a brighter and healthier smile. In addition to mechanical removal of dental deposits by scaling and root planning, our registered dental hygienists provide comprehensive oral hygiene education and customise proper maintenance therapy to suit each patient's individual needs and situation.
A regular dental cleaning and check-up every 6 months is recommended and needed to help keep your teeth working well and functioning healthily for life.
Small or moderately decayed teeth can often be restored with simple fillings to prevent further destruction. Taking care of early decays and defects could save you time and money in the long run and possibly future dental "nightmares".
When a tooth is fractured, extensively filled or severely decayed posing a high risk of fracture, the placement of a crown may be recommended to strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure in order to restore the tooth back to its normal size, shape and function.
When there are one or more missing teeth, your dentist may recommend replacing them with a fixed porcelain bridge, using the adjacent teeth as supports. A bridge prevents the drifting of neighbouring teeth into the tooth space "created" after tooth extraction to restore functions of teeth, including mastication, speech and aesthetics.
Endodontic Treatment (Root Canal Treatment)
Teeth fractured by accident or trauma or severe tooth decay that progresses to a destructive extent in which the bacteria have already entered the pulp (the soft tissue chamber inside the tooth) and infected the nerves may lead to an acute toothache or severe pain. In root canal treatment, the dentist will remove the bacteria, nerves and the infected tissues of the tooth pulp. The pulp chamber of the tooth will then be filled with an inert medication as a permanent sealing to salvage the tooth from the fate of extraction.