Aesthetic / Cosmetic
Radiology / X-Ray
Your dental health is best maintained with regular preventive dental examinations and periodontal care. Dental caries (decay) and chronic periodontitis (gum disease) are the most common diseases in the world, and apart from being potentially painful and expensive problems, they also affect your overall general health.
Recent researches are discovering the links between dental problems and systemic conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and cancer. We encourage you to undergo regular oral hygiene reviews to prevent any potential oral problems before it leads to more complex health problems.
Typical routine appointments include x-rays, scaling, polishing, oral examination, and fluoride treatment. Other additional services provided by our dentists at routine treatments include fillings, extractions, saliva test (to test susceptibility to decay and gum disease) and oral hygiene instructions.
Our dentists serve as the primary care provider in managing your oral health care needs and coordinating treatment with in-house specialists when necessary.
We encourage you to visit us every six months to perform routine examinations and cleanings. Through your regular six monthly visits, we strive to keep you smiling because we care.
Oral surgery is a specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis and related treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues. Surgery involves the treatment of deformities, injuries and disease related to the mouth, teeth and facial regions.
Some teeth are extracted due to severe decay; others may have advanced periodontal disease or have broken beyond repair. Other teeth may need to be removed due to poor position (e.g. impacted teeth) or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. Usually oral surgery involves, but is not limited to: wisdom tooth removal, TMJ disorder, facial trauma, corrective jaw surgery, oral pathology, dental implants and bone grafting.
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral functions, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and / or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.
It has 3 main branches: removable prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthodontics. Prosthodontists are dental specialists who restore oral function through dentures, dental crowns and bridges and dental implant restorations. They have an additional 2-3 years of specialized training in the field of prosthodontics.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat well and can smile with confidence. Teeth can appear natural and facial contours can be preserved. The implants are titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss, and may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness.
Implants are used as a form of restorative surgery, under the field of prosthodontics, where artificial tooth replacements are used to restore your teeth’s natural beauty, in the circumstance of a tooth loss. It is a functionally effective and durable method, proven to be stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts like bridges and dentures.
Implants can be used to support crowns replacing missing teeth. They can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, or used with dentures to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation.
Orthodontics is the field of Dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontics involves the skillful and professional provision of care in diagnosis, treatment and maintenance of the teeth, lips and jaws to achieve the proper function, health and facial aesthetics.
At Lee and Lee Dental Surgeons, our specialist in Orthodontics will help you achieve the proper alignment and facial balance. We aim to do it in a gentle and efficient method as possible. We understand that every patient is unique and as such, requires specialized care and individualized concern. Orthodontics is an essential & beneficial procedure that can be comfortable, efficient and even life-changing.
Periodontics is the speciality of dentistry concerned with the treatment of the supporting structure of the teeth. Gum diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are usually caused by an accumulation of bacterial plaque and diet on the teeth leading to infections and these may destroy the structures supporting the teeth.
Gum disease is usually caused by an accumulation of bacterial plaque on the teeth leading to infections and these may destroy the structures supporting the teeth. Gingivitis causes gums to swell and bleed during light brushing and can be easily treated with professional help. Our treatments include both surgical and non-surgical methods. These, combined with good eating habits and a healthy lifestyle, can reverse the effects of periodontal diseases.
Our teeth can be stained by lifestyle habits such as increased intake of caffeinated or carbonated drinks and smoking. Aesthetic dentistry is a field specializing in improving the overall appearance of one’s teeth. It includes a suite of services such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, dentures, bonding, orthodontics and implants to improve the overall appearance of our teeth.
In the event of tooth fracture, malformed teeth, or tooth discolouration we are able to repair teeth by using tooth coloured composite material.
BLEACHING (TEETH WHITENING)
Often our teenagers, especially after braces, desire whiter teeth. We offer at home bleaching kits with custom made trays.
Endodontics is the field of dental specialty that deals with the privilege space within a tooth, namely the root canal system. It involves the restoration of previously diseased tooth back to health and function by means of vital pulp therapies, root canal treatment, regenerative procedures, microsurgeries as well as dental trauma management. Ultimately, the goal of endodontics is to render the tooth pathology-free to help prolong the longevity of our clients’ dentition, hopefully for a lifetime.
At Lee and Lee Dental Surgeons, a comprehensive examination, investigations and treatment planning are achieved by a team of multidisciplinary doctors to ensure the best level of care is given for successful treatment outcome.
Dental radiology or X-Ray is a complementary procedure used to help screen for problems in the teeth, bones, and surrounding soft tissue.
They can show cavities, cancerous or benign masses, hidden dental structures (such as wisdom teeth), and bone loss that cannot be seen during a visual examination.
Most pediatric dentists will agree that regular dental care should begin by one year of age, with a dental check-up at least twice each consecutive year for most children. Some children may need more frequent evaluations and care. In accordance with this recommendation, the following dental checklist for infants and toddlers has been provided by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
BIRTH TO 6 MONTHS OF AGE
Clean the infant’s mouth with gauze after feedings and at bedtime. Consult your child’s pediatrician regarding fluoride supplements. Regulate feeding habits (bottle feeding and breastfeeding).
SIX TO 12 MONTHS OF AGE:
During this time, the first tooth should appear. Consult the Pediatric dentist for an examination. Brush teeth after each feeding and at bedtime with a small, soft-bristled brush. As the child begins to walk, stay alert of potential dental and/or facial injuries. Wean the child from breast or bottle by his/her first birthday.
TWELVE TO 24 MONTHS OF AGE:
Follow the schedule of dental examinations and cleanings, as recommended by your child’s pediatric dentist. Generally, dental examinations and cleanings are recommended every 6 months for children and adults. As your child learns to rinse his/her mouth, and as most deciduous (baby) teeth have erupted by this age, brushing with a pea-sized portion of fluoridated toothpaste becomes appropriate.