Other SpecialitiesOral Maxillofacial Surgery
Corrective jaw, or orthognathic, surgery is performed by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to correct a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth, which, in turn, can improve chewing, speaking and breathing. Corrective jaw surgery may reposition all or part of the upper jaw, lower jaw and chin.
Our team of orthodontist and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon will work together to determine whether you are a candidate for orthognathic surgery. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon determines which corrective jaw surgical procedure is appropriate and performs the actual surgery. Orthodontic treatment may be indicated before or after the orthognathic surgical procedure.
Our team will work together with you and your family to establish your needs and expectations prior to developing a treatment plan best for you.
- Wisdom Teeth Removal - The wisdom teeth, or third molars, grow at the back of your gums and are the last teeth to come through. Most people have four wisdom teeth. Due to the lack of space, the wisdom teeth can sometimes emerge at an angle or get stuck and only emerge partially. Wisdom teeth that grow through in this way are known as impacted. This can cause severe pain, infections or discomfort. In rare cases, wisdom teeth can cause cystic formations as well as benign tumour growth. Wisdom teeth removal are best done by an oral maxillofacial surgeon. He will do a clinical and radiographic assessment and advise you accordingly.
- Dental implants - A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Our oral maxillofacial surgeon and prosthodontist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, they will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.
Aesthetic Facial Procedures
- Botox - BOTOX® (botulinium toxin) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults younger than 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). Noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of some facial wrinkles, BOTOX® injections can also treat hypertrophic masseters to reduce a prominent mandibular angle. Dr Seah will do a clinical assessment for suitability and understand your expectations prior to treatment. This is to ensure that we tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs.
- Rhinoplasty - The nose is the most important structure influencing the balance and harmony of the face. Many patients seeking rhinoplasty have purely cosmetic complaints, such as a crooked or deviated nose, a large tip, a hump or depression along the bridge of the nose, wide nostrils, or a nose that is too narrow or wide. Patients may also complain that they are unable to breath well through one or both sides of the nose, or have had trauma to their noses. If you have any of these complaints, you are most likely a suitable patient for rhinoplasty.
During the consultation with the surgeon, you will learn a great deal about the anatomic considerations that cause your complaints, how they will be changed, what you will experience during the recovery, and your risks and alternatives to treatment..
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth. Prosthodontists are proficient in comprehensive oral health diagnosis, treatment planning and restoration. Dr Derek Tan will do a clinical assessment and discuss with you on the best way to restore optimal function and appearance to your smile.
Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile.
Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. A bridge is indicated to replace missing tooth/teeth by joining the prosthesis to adjacent teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Our oral maxillofacial surgeon and prosthodontist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, they will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.