Category: Dental

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Invisalign Singapore – Why Choose Invisalign over Braces?

Thinking of having your teeth straightened? Well, there are two popular options available for you in Singapore right now – metal braces or Invisalign. Braces have existed for a long time (since the 18th century), while Invisalign is still a relatively new product, having been introduced in 1999. Despite this, Invisalign in Singapore has slowly but surely become a very popular alternative to dental braces. In this article, Ubiqi details why you should choose Invisalign for straightening your teeth.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a brand of orthodontic devices called clear aligners, which are used to straighten and align teeth. Unlike traditional braces that are clearly visible on your teeth and are immediately noticeable, Invisalign is, as its name suggests, invisible, and can only be noticed at a very close distance. This makes it a great option for people who want to keep a low profile and avoid the unsightly look of braces. Smiling girl wearing invisalign Invisalign is made using a comfortable clear plastic that is worn over your teeth to slowly and gently move your teeth to a straight position. To create the clear aligners, the specialist will create a precise 3D model of your teeth through X-rays and pictures. These 3D models are then used to configure the series of aligner trays so that they are specifically customized for your treatment. These aligners are strong enough to apply pressure to your teeth to...
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Zirconia Crown: Uses, Advantages, Procedure and More

In the world of dentistry, unrivalled strength and durability might be zirconia crowns’ best selling point. You may have heard about zirconia crowns from friends, family or over the internet but not really sure how it works and how it can benefit your overall oral health. This article answers all your zirconia crown qualms but before we get into it, it is important to understand what dental crowns are in general.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crown installation process Dental crowns or caps are a type of fixed prosthodontics that are used to cap, wrap or completely envelope damaged or cracked tooth to protect it from further damage. If a tooth is severely compromised, a normal filling may not be sufficiently strong enough to protect the tooth, hence, the need for crowns. Dental crowns are beneficial for patients with:
  • Weakened teeth due to heavy filling
  • Structurally compromised teeth portions
  • Heavily worn-down teeth due to constant wear and tear
  • Brittle teeth after root canal treatment
  • Misshapen or discoloured tooth brought about by trauma
  • Decaying teeth caused by a cavity
  • Implants (a dental implant is incomplete without a dental crown placement)

What do Dental Crowns do?

Essentially, dental crowns restore the structure, function and strength of a damaged tooth and save it from being completely extracted. In the same manner, protecting teeth from further degradation improves oral health and brings a better smile. At present, there are different...