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General Dentistry

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General dentistry involves professional checkups and cleaning in maintaining teeth and gums so that they remain healthy for a life-time. The main stream under general practice includes:

Dental Diagnosis
Dental Fillings
Dental Scaling Scaling & Polishing Treatment

Dental Diagnosis

Dental Diagnosis is the most important aspect in modern dentistry. Oral examinations, x-rays and checkups are done to ensure a proper treatment plan is drawn and executed. The dental diagnosis determines what types of treatments and how an individual patient case is to be treated.

Dental Diagnosis Policies and Standards

At our dental clinic in Bangkok, our clinic is dedicated dental center with simple objectives :
1) Professionalism in code of conduct
2) International standards
3) Quality care of patients with compassion

Our policies and control checks are set to provide transparency. We believe in taking the time to educate each of patients on their options and setting realistic targets. Our dental specialists and dentists are a selected group of qualified and skilled individuals chosen to treat our patients in their specific field of expertise.
A holistic approach is taken to ensure that our patients are properly and professionally treated. As with all our treatments, our team takes into considerations the patients long-term prognosis.

Dental Diagnosis Technologies

To aid our dentists and dental specialists in dental diagnosis and providing good quality dental care, modern equipments and techniques are utilized.
Our dental clinic has our own panoramic x-ray machines are used to facilitate systemic diagnoses and treatment plans. Our dental clinic has equipped with modern dental units designed for patient comfort.

Within each specific stream of dentistry, our dental specialists are also aided and guided by specialized instruments with the patient safety functions. The endomate and root apex locator are used in endodontic treatments. The OsseoCare unit for dental implants placement. Advanced laser systems are used in tooth whitening, prosthodontic treatments and oral surgeries. Please visit our Technology section for more coverage on the equipments offered at our dental center.

Sterilization standards are of the topmost importance at our clinic. Our dental clinic places emphasis on sterilization policies and controls, sterilization equipments, personalized sterilization options and have dedicated sterilization machines and technologies in protecting the safety of our patients. Tools such as autoclave sterilizer, ultrasonic cleanser, cold sterilizer, vacuum machine, suction machines and one-time disposable materials are used to ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are met.

Our clinical handpieces, dental units and other machines are selected not only for their technological advancements but also for their design focus on sterilization approaches

Dental Fillings

If part of a tooth has been lost through decay or damaged due to an accident, your dentist may put in a dental filling. Dental fillings are used to fill a portion of tooth or plug the hole and stop any future pain or discomfort.

Types of Dental Fillings

There are two basic types of dental fillings:

  • Traditional Amalgam Fillings
  • Composite Resin Tooth-Colored Fillings

Our clinic uses variety of nanotechnology composite resin eg. 3M ESPE Filtek, Permisa Kerr, and Tetric® N-Ceram Ivoclar Vivadent for composite resin fillings.

Benefits of nanotechnology composite resin
  1. Nanosized filler particles create a brilliant polish and retention
  2. Gives excellent strength, durability and wear resistance for even the toughest posterior restorations
  3. Can be used for simple to complex restorations involving layering and combining two and opacities
  4. Low polymerization shrinkage for less stress on the tooth and less sensitivity potential for patients
  5. Fluorescence contributes to a more natural looking restoration
  6. Unique nanocomposite-based restorative combines strength and high-quality esthetics

The above information has been taken from 3M ESPE, Kerr, and Ivoclar Vivadent website.

Procedure for Composite Resin Dental Fillings Treatment

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available at our dental clinic. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.

1. First evaluation and fillings tooth preparation

  • decay in tooth is removed and clean cavity of bacteria and debris
  • prepare space for the filling

2. Application of dental fillings

  • tooth-colored material is placed in layers
  • a special light that "cures" or hardens each layer is applied
  • shape composite material to the desired result, trim off any excess material
  • polish final restoration
Recovery Expectations

Having dental fillings and fillings replacement done is a quick and relatively simple process. There should be little or no sensitivity in teeth.

Dental fillings treatment can usually be completed within one visit if warranted. If however, there are a large number of fillings, the visits may be separated for better patient comfort. 

Care for Dental Fillings

To maintain your fillings, you should follow good oral hygiene practices:

  1. Brush at least twice a day. It is good practice to brush after eating and before bedtime.
  2. Floss at least once to twice a day.
  3. Rinse with fluoride rinse before bed. Swish the fluoride rinse vigorously in your mouth for at least one minute. Do not swallow any of the rinse and do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes
  4. See your dentist for regular professional check-ups and cleanings. If your dentist suspects that a filling might be cracked or is "leaking", further assessment of the situation should be done
  5. If your tooth is extremely sensitive, if you feel a sharp edge, if you notice a crack in the filling, or if a piece of the filling is missing, call your dentist

Amalgam Fillings versus Composite Resin Fillings

Type of Dental Filling

Advantages

Disadvantages

Traditional Amalgam Fillings
  1. Durability – lasts at least 10 to 15 years or more
  2. Strength – can withstand chewing forces
  3. Expense – is less expensive than composite fillings
  1. Poor aesthetics – does not match the color of your natural teeth
  2. Destruction of more tooth structure – healthy parts of the tooth may need to be removed to make a space large enough to hold the amalgam filling
  3. Discoloration – amalgam fillings can create a grayish hue to the surrounding tooth structure and tend to blacken over time
  4. Rare Allergic reactions – a small percentage of people, approximately 1%, are allergic to the mercury present in amalgam restorations
Composite Resin Tooth-Colored Fillings
  1. Aesthetics – shade/color can be matched to existing teeth well suited for front teeth use
  2. Versatility in uses – in addition to use as a filling material for decay, composite fillings can also be used to repair chipped, broken or worn teeth
  3. Tooth-sparing preparation – less tooth structure may need to be removed compared with amalgams
  1. Durability – may not last as long as amalgams on average
  2. Increased treatment time – because of the process to apply the composite material
  3. Chipping – depending on location, composite materials can chip off the tooth
  4. Expense – composite fillings can cost up to twice the cost of amalgams

Dental Scaling and Polishing Treatment


Before

After

When scaling and polishing is done, essentially this is a deep clean of your mouth. A special tool is used to get rid of the hard build up of calculus (tartar) then follow up by giving the teeth a thorough polish. The areas concentrated on are just below the gum line, behind your teeth and in the gaps in between them, as these are the regions commonly missed when we brush our teeth. Scaling and polishing helps prevent gum disease.

At our dental clinic uses the EMS Piezon technology. The EMS Piezon unit's small tip and high frequency scaling tool along with its water spray technology delivers higher patient comfort and makes the procedure for the removal of calculus (tartar) more time-effective. The EMS Peizon enables a more gentle and effective scale within a shorter treatment timeframe than conventional scaling tools. The unit is also designed for complete sterilization, a concept our clinic emphasizes on.

Tooth Scaling

Scaling or prophylaxis is the procedure of removing calculus (tartar), plaque and stains from the teeth. Tooth scaling is part of professional tooth cleaning.

Tooth Polishing

Polishing of tooth surfaces is used to make these surfaces smooth which makes it more difficult for plaque and debris to accumulate on your teeth that causes decay or gum disease. Polishing is a preventive procedure used as a first-line defense against dental problems.

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