Selamat Hari Raya 2015

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Wishing all Muslims “Selama Hari Raya”

We close for business from 16th (Thursday) till 20th (Monday) July for this festival season. Business will resume as usual on 21st (Tuesday) July 2015.

Damon System

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What makes the

Damon System

different?

 

Fast treatment time

Outstanding comfort

Extraordinary results

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Duo:PCH ™ — Our Cases

Duo:PCH ™ Kit

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This is the set we have in clinic

 

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It consist of the composite resin bonding part and the porcelain veneer selection part.

 

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The porcelain veneer selection part.

 

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Variety of shape and size for fitting of porcelain veneer to patient month.

 

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The Cerinate ® porcelain veneers.

 

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The bonding part of Duo:PCH ™ with multiple shade/colour selection.

 

 

Our first case with Duo:PCH ™

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This young lady complaint about her teeth discolouration due to tetracycline staining.

 

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Six veneers were placed over the front surface of the incisors and canine.

 

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End result… The lip at rest and smiling.

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Case done by:

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 Azelia LauYiling

Dental Surgeon BDS (Niz)

 

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Direct Porcelain Veneer — Duo:PCH ™

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Duo:PCH ™ Gives More Patients the Choice of a New Smile

Not every patient can afford veneers, especially in today’s economy. Until now, there hasn’t been a more affordable solution that you can stand behind clinically.
Duo:PCH changes that.

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Duo:PCH Porcelain Composite Hybrid is an entirely new esthetics category, combining the convenience of a composite build-up with the finishing beauty of Cerinate ® porcelain.

 

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Happy Chinese Year 2015

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Happy Chinese New Year. We will close from 18 Feb (Wed) to  23 Feb (Mon) for this festive season. Business will resume as usual on 24 Feb (Tue).

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

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eCligner® — Invisible braces

The Invisible Way to Get

Visibly Beautiful Teeth

A product from Korea

Orthodontics

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« Setting new perspectives for the future »

The eCligner® aligner technology sets a new benchmark in modern orthodontics and enjoys widespread popularity amongst orthodontists, general dentists and patients. It offers many new and exciting possibilities to dentists and patients alike to correct misaligned teeth easily and quickly. This is made possible by using aesthetically high grade aligners that is 100% digitally produced.

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« Thinner, more transparent… faster »

The future of using an almost invisible dental aligner has begun. The eCligner® aligner system has been around from the beginning and has always enjoyed a small, but important step ahead of other aligner systems. The eCligner® aligner is thinner, more transparent and flexible and, above all, moves teeth faster!

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« Hardly any limitations in handling »

The eCligner® technology is unbeatable when it comes to moving teeth. It is efficient, fast and simple, and it uses nearly invisible plastic aligners with minimal force. It is so easy to handle that both orthodontists as well as general dentists with orthodontic experience can apply it successfully to treat their patients. It is suitable for correction of most misaligned teeth in booth children and adults.

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« Simple, quick and easy handling »

All the dentist needs to do is to take a good dental impression of the patient’s mouth. The rest is quick and easy leading to a set of digitally produced eCligner® aligners for the patient to wear.

« eCligner® is a revolutionary orthodontic system »

The eCligner® principle is easy, simple and fast. Step by step, teeth are moved into the right positions using a state-of-the-art technology that applies a set of very thin, flexible and almost transparent plastic aligners. The eCligner® technology allows the patients to see the possible end result even before the treatment starts. Also, the dentist can make adjustments and corrections at any time during the course of the treatment.

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« Comfortable, aesthetic and quick results »

eCligner® aligners are not only the most comfortable to wear, they are also very aesthetic in appearance due to their extreme flexibility and transparency. They are so efficient, patients can see visible results very quickly – as soon as after approximately 3 weeks of treatment.

 

« eCligner® traetment process flow »

The treatment process is simple and easy, starting from taking the patient’s dental impression to the shipping of the model for 3D scanning and printing to the production of aligner sets. Once the dentist approves the treatment plan, the aligners can be shipped out within 3-4 weeks.

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« One product, many advantages »

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We are proud to inform you that we are the registered doctor for eCligner®

For more info log on to: Malaysia eCligner®

 

Case 3: Aesthetic Fillings with resin composite

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This young lady was not happy with the filling done on her left lateral incisor…

Can you catch the problem?

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It was lack of white opaque colour on the surface of the tooth.

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We add some white opaque over the front surface of her tooth. Now do you see the difference?

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IPS e-max for all ceramic restoration

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Lithium disilicate (LS2) glass-ceramic is ideally suitable for the fabrication of monolithic single-tooth restorations. This innovative ceramic provides highly esthetic results and, compared to other glass-ceramics, demonstrates a strength that is 2.5 to 3 times higher. Supported with zirconium oxide, it may also be used for bridges in the posterior area.

The material is used in the dental laboratory in conjunction with either the press or the CAD/CAM technology. Given the high strength of 360-400 MPa, the restorations offer flexible cementation options. Depending on the patient situation, the restorations may be veneered in a highly esthetic manner or, if fabricated as monolithic restorations, stained.

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E-max crowns

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E-max crowns

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E-max Veneers

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E-max Veneers

Even if the preparations demonstrate a dark shade (e.g. as a result of discolouration or titanium abutments), all-ceramic restorations may be fabricated. Inform your laboratory about the die shade and the dental technicians then selects the IPS e.max lithium disilicate material in the required opacity in order to redesign the true-to-nature esthetic appearance.

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Blocks of E-max press

Indications

  • Thin veneers (0.3 mm)
  • Minimally invasive inlays and onlays
  • Partial crowns and crowns
  • Implant superstructures
  • 3-unit anterior/premolar bridges (only IPS e.max Press)
  • 3-unit bridges (zirconium-oxide supported only IPS e.max CAD)

The highlights

  • True-to-nature shade behaviour for highly esthetic solutions
  • Durable restorations due to the high strength
  • Minimally invasive preparation for treatment that is gentle to the tooth structure
  • Versatile use and comprehensive range of indications
  • Lifelike esthetics, irrespective of the shade of the preparation
  • Adhesive, self-adhesive or conventional cementation depending on the indication

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Zirconia – All ceramic restoration

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What is zirconia?

It is zirconium dioxide ( ZrO2), a white solid used in ceramic glazes and refractory coatings, and as a synthetic substitute for diamonds in jewellery.

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Zirconium dioxide

Zirconium

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This is a metallic element with the atomic number of 40 and the symbol Zr. Despite the fact that zirconium can only be found in a combined form in nature, it is very abundant on Earth, being a highly reactive element. This element belongs to the transition metals, a group of neighboring metals on the periodic table of elements which includes palladium, silver, cobalt, copper, zinc, and nickel, among many others

Despite the fact that zirconium can only be found in a combined form in nature, it is very abundant on Earth, being a highly reactive element. This element belongs to the transition metals, a group of neighboring metals on the periodic table of elements which includes palladium, silver, cobalt, copper, zinc, and nickel, among many others.

Before going into details, we decided to do an overview of zirconium. This is a metallic element with the atomic number of 40 and the symbol Zr. Despite the fact that zirconium can only be found in a combined form in nature, it is very abundant on Earth, being a highly reactive element. This element belongs to the transition metals, a group of neighboring metals on the periodic table of elements which includes palladium, silver, cobalt, copper, zinc, and nickel, among many others. – See more at: http://www.dental-zirconium.com/#sthash.wb622dwA.dpuf

Structure

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Zirconium(IV) oxide

Three phases are known: monoclinic <1,170 °C, tetragonal 1,170–2,370 °C, and cubic >2,370 °C. The trend is for higher symmetry at higher temperatures, as is usually the case. A few percentage of the oxides of calcium or yttrium stabilize the cubic phase. The very rare mineral tazheranite (Zr,Ti,Ca)O2 is cubic. Unlike TiO2, which features six-coordinate Ti in all phases, monoclinic zirconia consists of seven-coordinate zirconium centres. This difference is attributed to the larger size of Zr atom relative to the Ti atom. [Taken from Wikipidia]

Chemical reactions

Zirconia is chemically unreactive. It is slowly attacked by concentrated hydrofluoric acid and sulfuric acid. When heated with carbon, it converts to zirconium carbide. When heated with carbon in the presence of chlorine, it converts to zirconium tetrachloride. This conversion is the basis for the purification of zirconium metal and is analogous to the Kroll process. [Taken from Wikipidia]

 

Zirconia in dentistry

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Zirconia is a very hard ceramic that is used as a strong base material in some full ceramic restorations. The zirconia used in dentistry is zirconium oxide which has been stabilized with the addition of yttrium oxide. The full name of zirconia used in dentistry is yttria-stabilized zirconia or YSZ.

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Cross-section of a zirconia crown

The zirconia substructure (core) is usually designed on a digital representation of the patients mouth, which is captured with a 3d digital scan of the patient, impression, or model. The core is then milled from a block of zirconia in a soft pre-sintered state. Once milled, the zirconia is sintered in a furnace where it shrinks by 20% and reaches its full strength of approximately 850MPa.

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Milling of zirconia block

The zirconia core structure can be layered with aesthetic feldspathic porcelain to create the final color and shape of the tooth. Because bond strength of layered porcelain fused to zirconia is not strong, “monolithic” zirconia crowns are often made entirely of the zirconia ceramic with no aesthetic porcelain layered on top. Zirconia is the hardest known ceramic in industry and the strongest material used in dentistry. Monolithic zirconia crowns tend to be dense in appearance with a high value and they lack translucency and fluorescence. For aesthetic reasons, many dentists will not use monolithic crowns on anterior (front) teeth.

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Translucency of a zirconia crown

By using crowns made of metal zirconia, then merge the porcelain on the outside, zirconia crowns allow light to pass as a normal tooth would and that gives a natural look, unlike other metal cores that block the light. The normal too hot/cold sensations that can be felt with other crowns does not normally occur because of reduced thermal conductivity, this being another strong point for zirconia.

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