All you need to know about Dental Fillings

After a routine Dental Screening and Examination, your dentist may feel that it is necessary to treat and restore any existing decay or fractured tooth with the help of fillings or restorations. If filling is the choice of treatment, counseling about the procedure is generally given by your dentist. If you are feeling any necessity to visit a dentist in Singapore, please click here.

What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings are a procedure of corrective dentistry with an aim of repairing the minimal tooth cracking, cavities or discredited surfaces of the teeth. The most common materials around are amalgam/silver fillings or tooth colored fillings. Depending on factors such as aesthetics, the severity of decay, and the patient’s oral hygiene habits, your dentist may advice you to choose one type of material over another.

Advantages of Dental Fillings:

Dental Fillings are preferred when your teeth are not fully damaged. Hence, with the help of this procedure, they may restore 85-90% of the original strength of the tooth. There is no fixed location for their use. They can be used for rear or front teeth because they do not affect the aesthetics of your gums.

Undergoing the procedure of dental fillings is a very simple process and you can expect little to no sensitivity. You won’t need more than one visit to the dental clinic. However if you are undergoing multiple fillings then you might have to visit clinic more than once. Should you require any special counseling about the dental fillings, you may contact a Dentist in Singapore at any of our branches.

Alternate to Dental Fillings?          

In more extensive decay or when most of the tooth has broken down, your dentist may in fact recommend that you look at other alternatives such as Crowns or any other suitable procedures.

If you are in search of a Dentist in Singapore, feel free to book an appointment at Nam Fung Dental Surgery clinic at any of the five branches. You may contact us now to make an appointment; one of our friendly staff shall attend your call to assist in scheduling your visit.

What is a Denture – when do you need it?

Dentures are commonly referred to as false teeth, used to replace missing teeth. Complete/Full dentures replace an entire jaw (upper and/or lower) of teeth. Partial dentures replace a few teeth. Made to order exclusively for each patient, the dentures fit comfortably in the mouth cavity, well supported by the soft and hard tissues that surround them.

Dentures are of two types namely the “immediate” and the “conventional” types. In the case of immediate denture, the replaced teeth are done on the same day, generally to minimize the chances of bleeding after extraction. The conventional type may take a time period of 8 to 12 weeks for the gum healing process to take place before dentures are placed. However, the dentists may advise you on the time period as it is different for everyone depending on the case.
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Maintenance of dentures:
The denture is removable and is made up of acrylic plastic or metal materials and porcelain depending on the choice of patient or based on the suitability advice by the dentist. Your Dentist will give you specific instructions on how to safely manage the denture. The regular maintenance activity includes removing of denture and brush it every day, soaking denture in cleansing water during nights and avoiding boiling water to sterilize the denture etc.,

Alternatives to Dentures:
Alternatives to dentures include Dental Bridges or Implants to replace a few teeth. However, it is always safe to seek advice from your dentist to decide on what is best suitable for you. If you are in search of a Dentist in Singapore, feel free to make an appointment at Nam Fung Dental Surgery clinic at any of the five branches. You may contact us now to make an appointment; one of our friendly staff shall attend your call to assist in scheduling your visit.

All about Dental Extractions | Dentists in Singapore

Dental extraction is the most common and regularly heard matter in relation to the dental problems. It is often believed that dental extraction is one of the major reasons for dental anxieties. However, there is no reason to panic for dental extractions if you discover how simple and safe the procedures are.

Dental Extractions are done for many reasons; Damaged or Decayed tooth, wisdom or over crowded tooth, being inevitable or as precaution, in some cases just a matter of choice! Whether or not a tooth should be extracted should be decided by the dentist as the dentists’ first try to make the procedure as simple as possible with minimal to no risk/down time.

Dentist in Singapore at Nam Fung Dental Surgery gives a detailed counseling at the time of consultation so as to educate the patients about various procedures. This counseling helps a lot in understanding about the risks, safety, time, post treatment management, etc., in detail and helps patients to be prepared. If you are in search of a Dentist in Singapore, feel free to make an appointment at Nam Fung Dental Surgery clinic at any of the five branches. You may contact us any time, one of our friendly staff are will assist you in scheduling your visit.