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Services

Services

We provide a comprehensive range of dental treatments using up-to-date technology and with the strictest infection control. Our Dental Services includes:

Scaling and Polishing

What is scaling and polishing?

Scaling and polishing removes plaque, calculus and extrinsic staining from the surfaces of teeth. Plaque is a soft yellowish bacterial deposit that forms around teeth and gums. Calculus is hardened plaque which is impossible to remove with normal brushing.

How often do we do it?

It is recommended to have a 6 months scaling and polishing done. This is also dependent on individual patient’s oral health condition. For patients with advanced gum disease, surgical root planing (SRP) might be needed.

What is Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums where gums become red, puffy and bleed easily. Gingivitis can be treated with good oral hygiene and regular scaling and polishing by a dental professional. Our dentists will inform you when you need to improve on your brushing or flossing.

Post-care instructions

After scaling and polishing, there may be bleeding and some sensitivity on your gums and teeth. You will still be required to brush and floss your teeth at home as per normal.

Post Treatment Instruction

  • It is common that the teeth get a bit sensitive and the gums swell up a little with slight bleeding
  • No eating and drinking for 30 minutes if topical fluoride is applied
  • Avoid rinsing the mouth too often as that may encourage bleeding from the gums

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Restoration *Signature Service*

What is restoration?

A filling is done to restore a damaged tooth and to prevent further decay. 3 types of filling materials may be used which include ceramic, composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc).

Post Treatment Instruction

  • No eating and drinking for the next 30 minutes
  • Avoid biting on hard food
  • The filled tooth may be sensitive for the next few days

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Extraction

What is extraction?

It is the removal of a decayed, broken or damaged tooth when the tooth is beyond repair.

Medication

  • Finish the whole course of antibiotic(s), Take after food
  • Take painkillers when necessary, according to the dosage instructions
  • Stop medication if rashes or swelling of eyes occurs and inform us

Post Treatment Instruction

  • After extraction, numbness will be felt around the affected area
  • There will be swelling and pain after extraction for about 3 to 5 days
  • Bite hard on the gauze and change the gauze every 30 minutes
  • Do not spit or rinse for 2 hours
  • Soft diet is advisable and avoid hot food and drinks

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Closed on public holidays

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Wisdom Tooth Operation

What is Wisdom Tooth Operation?

This is a more complex procedure to remove a wisdom tooth that is not erupted properly or grown out undesirably.

Medication

  • Finish the whole course antibiotic(s). Take after food.
  • Take pain killers when necessary. Take 2 tablets each time, not more than 8 per day.
  • Stop when rashes appear or any signs of allergic.

Post Treatment Instruction

  • After extraction, numbness will be felt around the affected area
  • There will be swelling and pain after extraction for about 3 to 5 days
  • Bite hard on the gauze and change the gauze every 30 minutes
  • Do not spit or rinse for 2 hours
  • Soft diet is advisable and avoid hot food or drinks
  • Removal of stitches is required after one week

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Braces *Signature Service*

What is 3M Metal Braces?

3M Unitek brackets are used to straighten and align teeth This improves facial profiles and gives patients a beautiful smile. Our dentists have attended and completed a 2 years’ orthodontic training course in Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS).

What is Ceramic Braces?

The braces are made of a translucent material that blends with the color of teeth. They are used to straighten and align teeth to improve facial profiles and give patients a beautiful smile.

Post Treatment Instruction

  • Do note that ulcers are common when having orthodontic treatment
  • Monthly visits are required to check on the progress of the treatment
  • If the bracket has fallen out, keep it and book an appointment to fix the bracket back or go back during the next retie visit
  • Should the wire/ bracket cause any discomfort, book an appointment to check or use the wax given to smoothen the area
  • If the power chain is broken, book an appointment to replace it

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Closed on public holidays

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Invisalign *Signature Service*

What is Invisalign?

This is the clear alternative to metal braces. Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth.

Post Treatment Instruction

  • Need to collect new aligners every 6 – 8 weeks
  • Brush the aligner with clear water, twice daily
  • Do not wear the aligners while eating or drinking coloured drinks
  • Wear at least 22 hours daily

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Whitening *Signature Service*

What is Whitening?

Tooth whitening is a way to counter discoloration for brighter and whiter smile. We use Philips Zoom Whitespeed as featured on top American TV shows such as Extreme Makeover.

Post Treatment Instruction

  • Teeth will be sensitive for the next few days
  • Avoid tea, coffee, coloured drinks and stain-inducing foods
  • Last tube of gel to be used 6 months later

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Closed on public holidays

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Crown And Bridges

What is a Crown?

A crown is a protective cover or cap to restore a badly decayed, root-canal treated or heavily broken down tooth. A crown is to protects teeth and closes gaps between teeth. The right choice of color and shape will be used to suit aesthetic needs.

What is a Bridge?

A bridge is a special kind of dental prosthesis to replace missing teeth. The artificial teeth are supported by existing adjacent teeth known as abutments.

Care of your crowns and bridges

Daily brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining healthy gums . Avoid chewing on hard foods to prevent chipping and fracture of prostheses. Regular check-ups are also recommended.

Post Treatment Instruction

  • Advisable to brush and floss daily to maintain healthy gums.
  • Avoid biting on hard food to prevent chipping and fracture of prostheses.
  • Routine check is recommended (once every 6 months).

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Veneers

What are Veneers?

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-made to fit over teeth, providing a natural and attractive appearance. They can be used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth. The two most common materials used in dental veneers are composite resin and ceramic, bonded with resin cement.

Post Treatment Instruction

  • Proper daily brushing and gentle flossing
  • Avoid hard foods
  • Avoid coloured drinks and stain-inducing foods

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Denture

What are dentures?

Dentures are custom-made removable appliances that help to replace missing teeth. They mimic the shape, size, and color of natural teeth to help in eating and to bring back a beautiful smile. At Luminous, we provide acrylic, cobalt-chrome and flexible valplast dentures.

How to take care of dentures?

  • Patients should understand they need a period of time to get used to the new dentures
  • It is advisable to remove and rinse the dentures after every meal
  • Remove dentures before sleeping and soak them in water
  • Should the dentures loosen after prolonged period of time, a denture adhesive ( eg Polident) may be used
  • If there is pain, ulcers, bleeding or swelling,  stop wearing the dentures for 3 to 5 days. If the signs still persist, call us to adjust the dentures.
  • If the denture breaks, book an appointment with the clinic to arrange for repair
  • Should there be any calculus appearing, dentures can be sent to lab for cleaning

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Implant

What are Implant?

Dental implants are small titanium fixtures used to replace missing teeth. Implants can also be used to support dental prostheses such as bridges and dentures. Bone augmentation may be required if there is insufficient bone. It will usually take a few months for bone around the implants to heal completely. Once healed, a crown, bridge or denture can be placed over the implant.

Post Treatment Instructions

  • Bite hard on gauze, change every 30 mins
  • Consume liquid or soft food for 1 week
  • Rinse with mouthwash twice a day
  • Avoid chewing on hard items- an implant can break or crown abutment may loosen

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Root Canal Treatment

What is Root Canal Treatment?

The removal of infected or inflamed tissues. The root canals are cleaned followed by shaping and sealed with a biocompatible material to ensure complete sealing of the canals.

When is Root Canal Treatment Needed?

Root canal treatment is needed when the pulp is inflamed or infected. It is due to deep decay, an extensive restoration that involves the pulp, cracked or fractured tooth due to trauma, excessive wear of enamel and dentine exposing the pulp. Sometimes as a result of severe gum disease.

Signs of pulp damage may include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discolouration of the tooth, swelling, tenderness of the overlying gums or a bad taste in the mouth and etc.

Post Treatment Instruction

  • After root canal treatment is done, pain and discomfort on the tooth can experienced for about a week
  • Avoid chewing or biting on the tooth
  • Tooth sensitivity on the treated tooth can last for a week to about 6 months
  • If reinfection occurs, book an appointment for the dentist to examine the condition

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Periodontics (Gum treatment)

What is Periodontics?

It can be categorised into gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the inflammation of gums caused by accumulated plaque and tartar. Periodontitis is severe gingivitis that involves loss of the underlying bone. Teeth gradually become mobile and you may eventually lose them.

Medication

  • Finish the whole course of antibiotic(s), Take after food
  • Rinse mouth with antiseptic mouthwash for 7 days, twice daily
  • Take pain killers when necessary according to dosage instructions
  • Stop medication if rashes appear or swelling of eyes appears and call us

Post Treatment Instruction

  • Bleeding and swollen gums are common after periodontal treatment
  • You will experience numbness for about 2 hours or more
  • Pain and swelling will last approximately about 3 to 5 days
  • Soft diet is advisable and avoid hot food and drinks

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Closed on public holidays

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CEREC SIRONA Crowns, Onlays and Inlays

What are Crown, Onlays and Inlays?

A crown or onlay is a protective cap placed over the surface of a tooth that is badly broken down, heavily filled or has had root canal treatment. An inlay is like a dental filling made of ceramic or composite resin, instead of the usual amalgam.

Computer Assisted Design/Computer Assisted Milling (CAD/CAM) and refers to the technology used to fabricate a crown using intraoral scans and milling. The need for taking messy dental impressions as well as the wait of about a week to receive your crown is eliminated. A CAD/CAM crown is made by a 3D intraoral scan, tooth preparation and then milling of the crown directly within the clinic. You will be able to receive your crown on the same day or within 2 days (in special cases).

What is CEREC SIRONA?

We are equipped with CEREC SIRONA that is updated with the latest CAD/CAM software to provide a comfortable and seamless experience from the preparation of your tooth to the cementing of your crown. You will also have the opportunity to witness your crown being milled in the CEREC milling machine. No more long waits, messy dental impressions and inconvenience of dislodged temporary crowns!

For more information on CEREC crowns, please click here.

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Kids Dentistry *Signature Service*

At what age should kids see a dentist?

Generally, you may want to bring your child anytime after the eruption of their first tooth, or at the age of 1. National studies have shown that preschool-aged children are getting more cavities, many kids get cavities as early as age 2. To prevent early childhood cavities, parents need to find out the risk of developing cavities.

    The first dental visit allow parents to understand the followings:
  • Proper care for an infant’s or toddler’s mouth.
  • Oral habits such as finger and thumb sucking.
  • Proper use of fluoride.
  • Teething and milestones of development.
  • The linkage between diet and oral health.

Emergency management of an avulsed tooth (a tooth that drops out via accident or trauma)

The most important thing is to remain calm. Find the tooth and hold it by the crown rather than the root. If the tooth is dirty, wash it briefly (10 seconds) under cold running water and try to reinsert it in the socket. Bite on a cloth and hold it in position. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a glass of milk or the child’s saliva. Seek emergency dental treatment immediately.

KidsDentist Program

  • Tooth Brushing Techniques
  • Relationship Between Bacteria and Tooth Decay
  • Healthy Foods
  • Differences Between Baby and Adult Teeth Set
  • Checking of Teeth by Dentist

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