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Non-subsidised dental treatments

We also provide non-subsidised intermediate dental treatments, such as crowns and bridges, wisdom tooth extractions, root canal therapy, dentures, teeth whitening and other aesthetic services. We believe that every patient deserves the same excellent level of personal care and attention. Providing our patients with the highest standards in dental care and quality of service is our priority.

Consent required for patients under 21*:
All patients below the age of 21 will need to bring along a completed consent form before the first visit. The form can be downloaded here
Parents or the legal guardian are to complete the form and let your child/ward bring it along for the first visit. We will not be able to render any dental treatment in the event that the consent form is not duly filled up and signed.

Thank you for your cooperation.
*Exceptions: NS men/ Foreign Workers.(Work permit and S Pass holders)

All our clinics provide a friendly and caring atmosphere, and a wide range of modern dental services, which include:

Routine Dental Care

Check-ups enable you and your dentist to remain up-to-date with your oral health status. During the consultation and treatment planning, your dentist will evaluate the health of your gums, check for cavities, check the margins of previous fillings and restorations, screen for oral cancer and other oral diseases and evaluate your jaw alignment. He/She may also take x-rays, carry out professional cleaning to remove plaque and stain build-up and apply fluoride. Regular dental visits allow problems to be identified early. Your dentist will guide you on steps to take to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

 

Scaling and Polishing

Scaling and polishing can be done at our non-subsidized dental clinic by our Dental Surgeons.

Scaling is a treatment which gently removes plaque and calculus deposits without harming your teeth. The hardened tartar that sticks to the teeth can be removed by using the specialized ultrasonic scaler.

Polishing is carried out after scaling to remove stains. Polishing is done with a special toothpaste-like material with a soft rubber cup that spuns around the teeth. Scaling and polishing is important as it

1) Removes tartar, which helps prevent gum recession and gum diseases which are the main causes of shaky teeth and tooth loss,

2) Removes stains caused by food (coffee / tea) or tobacco,

3) Facilitates the screening of oral disease like cavities & decay.

 

Teeth Whitening

Tooth discoloration and staining is a relatively common problem. Teeth are porous and are therefore not stain-resistant. Red wine, soda, coffee and tea, among other food and drink, contribute to the discoloration of teeth over time. Medications such as the antibiotic tetracycline can cause significant staining, resulting in yellowish or greyish teeth. Smokers’ teeth can become permanently stained if the discoloration is not treated in a timely manner. Discoloration can also occur secondary to conditions such as fluorosis, abnormal development of the teeth and dental caries.

There are a few options to choose from when considering teeth whitening.

Dentist supervised at-home whitening - a daily bleaching process that can be continued until the patient is happy with the appearance of their teeth. The dentist prepares a custom-made mouth-guard bleaching tray. The whitening gel is added to the inside of the tray and applied to the teeth for several hours each day. Good results occur in one to three weeks.

In-office light activated (laser) whitening - the latest system. A light source activates the bleaching gel which is applied to the teeth by the dentist. The whitening treatment takes 1 to 2 hours and can whiten up to 8 shades in one treatment.  A consultation with the dentist before you begin is important to determine the best method of whitening for you.

 

Bonded Fillings

These are composite (white) fillings that can be used in place of amalgam (silver) fillings in many cases. This is a more attractive alternative that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. These fillings are strong, stain-resistant and can be colour matched to the natural tooth making them unnoticeable. Composite fillings are especially suited for smaller cavities and for patients who may be allergic to metal fillings.

 

Extractions

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been damaged by decay or a fracture, your dentist will try to repair it and restore it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, the damage is too extensive for the tooth to be repaired. This is the most common reason for extracting a tooth.

 

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth or third molars are the final teeth to develop. Wisdom teeth that are healthy and properly positioned can be a valuable asset to the mouth. Unfortunately, this is often not the case and problems develop that require their removal. For example, when the jaw is not large enough to accommodate these teeth, they can become impacted - unable to come in or move into their proper place. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause crowding, displacement, decay, infection or gum disease. After examining your mouth and taking X-rays, your dentist will discuss whether your wisdom teeth should be removed.

Extractions of wisdom teeth may be performed by a general dentist. If your dentist anticipates any problems he/she may refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon; a dentist who specializes in surgery and the removal of wisdom teeth.

 

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy treats disorders or infection of the nerve (also called the pulp) inside the tooth. Root canal treatment involves the partial or total removal of the tooth’s pulp, a small thread-like tissue that was important for tooth development. Once totally removed, it is replaced with materials that seal off the root canal from bone supporting the tooth’s root; a fully developed tooth can function normally without a pulp.

 

Veneers

These are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain or composite shells, which are carefully crafted to bond to and cover the front surface of unsightly teeth. A small amount of tooth must be removed during preparation.

 

Crowns

Crowns strengthen and protect the tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. A crown is a dental restoration that entirely covers or "caps" a tooth. Your dentist may recommend a crown to:

  • Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a poorly shaped tooth or
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment

Types of crowns

  • Full porcelain crown
  • Porcelain-fused to-metal crown
  • All-metal crown.

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to the dentist’s office. In some cases, an additional visit may be needed for adjustments. Initially, the dentist shapes the outer portion of the tooth, takes an impression and makes and fits a temporary crown. In a subsequent visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and fit and make any adjustments to the final crown. Once the patient and dentist approve of the final crown, it will be cemented permanently into place.

 

Dental Bridge

Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. There are several types of fixed dental bridges; conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. A resin-bonded bridge requires less preparation of adjacent teeth. It is often used to replace front teeth, provided that the gums are healthy and the surrounding teeth do not have extensive dental fillings.

 

Dentures

A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. Commonly referred to as “false teeth”, it is usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal.  A partial denture is fitted to replace some missing teeth whilst a complete denture is indicated when all natural teeth are missing. A good set of dentures helps you to eat, speak, function and often makes the person looks better. Like natural teeth, dentures can accumulate plaque and food debris, particularly in areas where the denture is in contact with the remaining teeth and gum. In addition to the usual oral hygiene measures like tooth brushing, dentures should be cleaned regularly. Poor denture hygiene can result in stains on the denture, bad odour, and sometimes infection of the gum areas.

 

CEREC(CEramic REConstruction)

CEREC® from Ceramic Systems is an acronym for CEramic REConstruction and is one of the most exciting new technologies in dentistry - the application of industrial CAD/CAM techniques to the restoration of individual teeth. CEREC is an in-surgery computer system that allows us to replace damaged tooth structure with a ceramic material that is as close to natural tooth as possible. This is all done while you are in the surgery. With CEREC there are NO temporary restorations, NO impressions, NO two week wait while the laboratory fabricates the restoration and NO second appointment.

All-ceramic inlays (fillings), veneers and crowns that look and feel like natural teeth, can be made and fitted in a single appointment, usually in about an hour.

Key benefits:

- Metal Free
- Tooth Coloured
- No Impressions
- No Temporary restorations
- Less Invasive Preps
- Long Lasting

Perfect teeth in 5 simple steps (PDF File)
The above information is extracted from http://www.drcerec.co.uk/Cerec.htm

Our team of highly qualified dentists, expertly trained dental assistants and customer service-oriented staff is committed to your well-being. Our goal is to deliver professional integrated dental solutions to you.

Location of non-subsidised dental clinics Address Contact Number
Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic

 Blk 720 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
#01-4100, Singapore 560720  

 6554 7000 

Hougang Polyclinic

Level 3 of the polyclinic  6489 7000 
Jurong Polyclinic Level 3 of the polyclinic  6665 6471  
Toa Payoh Polyclinic Level 3 of the polyclinic  6354 7788  
Woodlands Polyclinic Level 3 of the polyclinic  6362 0400 
Ang Mo Kio
Hougang
Jurong
Toa Payoh
Woodlands