FAQ

Dental On The Bay clinics are Medisave accredited for surgical procedures according to the Ministry Of Health (MOH) guidelines. Both Singaporean and Permanent Resident patients are eligible to claim a portion of their surgery fees from their Medisave Account. These surgical procedures include wisdom tooth excision, implant surgery and gum surgery.
What causes tooth discoloration?

Lifestyle habits and the aging process can stain, darken and dull the lustre of your pearly whites. Smoking, drinking coffee (lots of it), tea and even red wine can contribute to staining.

What is Zoom!® teeth whitening?
It is an extremely safe and straightforward cosmetic procedure that brightens and whitens yellow teeth by lightening discolouration on enamel and dentin.

Do many people whiten their teeth?
Yes! The convenience and un-invasiveness of teeth whitening procedures make it a popular choice for people who want to rejuvenate their smile.

Teeth whitening is:
-Fast and Convenient
-Long lasting
-Proven to be safe and effective

Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest and minimally invasive dental procedure available.

Who can whiten their teeth?
Almost anyone is suitable for teeth whitening. If you have severe gum problems, you may seek treatment with us before you proceed with any teeth whitening procedure.

How long does Zoom! Chairside Whitening take?
The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes. Prior to that, a little time is allocated to prepare the patient for Zoom!. A cleaning session is recommended prior to the Zoom! treatment for maximum results. This can be scheduled on the same day. The total duration of your visit should not take more than an hour and a half.

Traditionally, restoring natural bite function and the appearance of missing teeth was a difficult task to accomplish. Dentures and bridges were used – but with some limitations.
With development in technology, patients have the option to completely restore their bite function and smile. A titanium post that acts as the root of the tooth is implanted into the jawbone. In time, bone recognizes the titanium core as its own and it is able to securely anchor a crown, over-denture or even a bridge.

Am I suitable for implants?
If you are in general good health and are above 18 years of age, you most likely are a viable candidate for implants. There is no age limit for implants, only a minimum age prerequisite to ensure bone tissue in the jaw is fully developed.

Patients suffering from uncontrollable diabetes, connective tissue disorders or under-going steroid therapy must be carefully evaluated. Do consult our doctors and get a full evaluation to access if you are viable.

What is the success rate for implants dentistry at Dental On The Bay?
Our success rate for implants stand at 95%. At Dental On The Bay, we attribute our high success rates to careful treatment planning, risk assessment, surgical as well as patient post surgery care and reviews. Most importantly, cooperation from our patients is crucial. Adhering to a lifestyle that includes dietary restrictions and maintaining good hygiene during their recovery is key to a successful dental implant.

How long do implants last?
Most patients are shocked to find out that implants are very durable and can last a lifetime. Implants also require the same care as natural teeth do.

When is the right time for my child to start braces?
As soon adult teeth have erupted, you are ready for braces. If your child is suffering from a “bad bite” or you are concerned about overcrowding, make an appointment for an evaluation. Our doctors will consult with you on a treatment plan and your available options.

Is it too late for me to start braces as an adult?
It is never too late! One in five orthodontic patients are adults. As patients are better informed of their options, we are seeing an increasing number of adult orthodontic patients seeking to correct their bites. Healthy teeth can be adjusted at any age. After all, everyone deserves a beautiful smile.

How long will treatment take?
Treatment time depends on several factors, including – severity of an individuals case and the patients compliance with the doctors treatment plan and reviews. Once our doctor has had a look at the patient’s case, they will give an estimate of the duration of the treatment.

 Invisalign® is a new option for patients who wish to correct the alignment of their teeth without having to wear braces. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign®?

Effective – You start enjoying the benefits of a better smile even before your treatment is over.
Removability – Invisalign® gives you the flexibility of removability. You can remove them when you eat, drink, brush, floss or if you have a special occasion.
Clarity – The Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible, so if you are concerned about the look of fixed braces, Invisalign® is for you!
Customized – Our doctors will take precise impressions and your aligners will be customized for you. No two aligners are the same.
Comfort – Your customized aligners are carefully milled and trimmed to provide you with maximum comfort. Edges are smoothed out so they will not cause irritation.

How do I get started?
All our dentists at Dental On The Bay are Invisalign® accredited. Book an appointment with us for your first step to a great smile!

What are my options if I have a phobia of surgery?
At Dental On The Bay, we understand that some patients may have concerns and hesitance regarding specific dental procedures. In such instances, we can offer the option of having the surgery done under IV sedation to make your experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

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