Aesthetic Reconstructive Jaw Surgery and Dental Implants Blog

Nerve transposition for dental implants in Singapore


Dental implant placement depends on the availability of bone. In the case of missing lower molars, bone is usually sufficient but it is complicated by the fact that there is a nerve running through the back of the lower jaw. This nerve, known as the inferior alveolar nerve and commonl …

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Computerized simulation of jaw surgery for jaw asymmetry in Singapore

A 24 year old Chinese male was referred by his orthodontist for surgical correction of his facial and jaw asymmetry. He had noticed that his face was twisted to one side and wanted to correct that. Corrective jaw surgery for facial asymmetry is always a bit tricky because nobody is pe …

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Computerized simulation of underbite corrective surgery in Singapore


A 19 year old male Chinese patient was referred by his orthodontist for surgical correction of underbite deformity. It is commonly believed by most patients looking for underbite corrective surgery that their problem lies with the lower jaw being too long. However, it is rarely a prob …

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Treatment planning full mouth dental implants in Singapore


A elderly man presented with multiple missing teeth that were restored with removable dentures in the upper and lower jaws requesting for them to be replaced with fixed prostheses. Examination showed that the denture was not fitting properly and the remaining teeth were also not in go …

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Planning for Corrective Jaw Surgery for Overbite in Singapore.


Overbite deformity, whereby the lower jaw is significantly shorter than the upper jaw is actually a lot more common in Singapore. However, it is not as commonly treated surgically. This may be due to the fact that the ideal jaw relation dictates that the upper jaw is more protruding t …

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Planning for corrective jaw surgery for underbite deformity


Underbite deformity in Singapore is the most commonly correct dentofacial deformity. With advances in understanding of the healing process and orthodontic movement of teeth, it is usually treated in a surgery-first approach today. This is in contrast with the old practice of going thr …

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NobelGuide- CT guided dental implant placement


A 60 year old man came into the clinic with a newspaper cutting showing a certain way of doing dental implants and requested for it. The implant company that came up with this technique was marketing direct to the consumers through the mass media. The idea of placing 8 implants on one …

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Singapore dental implant case study: distraction osteogenesis


A 30 year old patient male patient lost his lower front teeth due to a motorcycle accident one year ago. The bone supporting the teeth was also destroyed in the process. One year later, he presented for reconstruction of the lost bone and teeth. A CT scan showed that there was a signi …

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What is the cost of zygomatic dental implants in Singapore?


Once of the common problems in oral rehabilitation with dental implants is the lack of bone in the jaw to place an implant. This is especially the case for patients who have lost all their upper teeth for a long time and have been using a removable denture for years. The pressure of a …

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Is it normal to do prophylactic wisdom teeth surgery  in Singapore?


I came across this article about vestigial body parts today and it struck a chord with me. I just reviewed an old patient who has been working deep in the Kalimantan forest for the past year. Before he left, we checked his oral condition thoroughly and did everything that needed to be …

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What is the cost of bone grafting for dental implants in Singapore?


Today, dental implants are the teeth replacement of choice. However, there are many instances whereby dental implants cannot be done, at least not without bone grafting. Dental implants are inserted into bone to support a dental prosthesis. If that part of the jaw bone is deficient in …

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Dental implants are becoming more affordable in Singapore


We often read about rising healthcare costs and how governments try different ways to tackle the problem. It is a problem that affects all countries, big or small, rich or poor. In Singapore, the recently revamped Medishield scheme together with integrated shield plans, is one way of …

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What is the cost of All-on-4 dental implants in Singapore?


All-on-4 dental implant treatment protocol is gaining popularity around the world and is beginning to catch on in Singapore. There were a lot of skepticism about this protocol when it was first introduced as it required a significant change of mindset to accept that four implants angu …

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Full mouth dental implants in Singapore – is All-on-4 better?


Traditionally, patients who have lost all their teeth and want to replace them with implant-supported prostheses require fairly extensive surgery to rebuild the bone to support the implants. Typically, six to eight implants are needed for the upper jaw and five to six implants for the …

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