Specialist Dental Group Launches Patient Education Video Online

Specialist Dental Group Launches Patient Education Video Online from Specialist Dental Group

By: Specialist Dental Group   20/11/2008
Keywords: Video, Dental Specialists, Dental Clinic

Specialist Dental Group has announced the uploading of its patient education video about the “Teeth-in-an-Hour”implant procedure on YouTube.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhKVaYQ1SWE). It is the first dental practice in Singapore to release a patient education video online. A Bahasa Indonesia subtitled version can also be found on YouTube.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfjo1Vrsci0).

The video tells the story of Gregory, who lost all his teeth a few years ago, and had to resort to wearing dentures. The dentures irritated him and he did not feel confident when speaking with people. Gregory also could not enjoy the taste of food. He went through the Teeth-in-an-Hour implant procedure and it made a significant difference in his quality of life.

Unlike conventional dental implants which require four to six months to complete as time is needed for the implant to heal with the jawbone, the time frame is shortened considerably with Teeth-in-an-Hour implants. The implants are manufactured by Nobel Biocare, the worldwide market leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions based on science.

Using the patient’s CT scan and three-dimensional imaging software, the dental team plans the placement of the implants ahead of time. A custom-made CAD-CAM surgical template is fabricated. This template allows for minimally invasive surgery which promotes quicker healing time. The definitive teeth are attached to the implants on the day of surgery – the surgical placement of the implants and the attachment of teeth take approximately one hour to complete. The patient is able to walk out of the dental clinic with his or her new set of teeth. The overall time required from planning to treatment completion requires 2 to 3 appointments over a period of 2 to 3 weeks. Teeth-in-an-Hour is most appropriate for patients with multiple missing teeth.

According to Dr. Neo Tee Khin, Consultant Prosthodontist at Specialist Dental Group, “With Teeth-in-an-Hour implants, patients have teeth that feel like teeth, look like teeth and function like teeth. This benefits our patients and really improves the quality of their life.”

Dr. Ho Kok Sen, Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon at Specialist Dental Group notes, “There is minimum bleeding, minimum trauma to the patient and the procedure is totally painless. The patient can immediately function after the procedure.”

Specialist Dental Group is one of the largest multidisciplinary dental specialist groups in Singapore. The practice, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2009, has a strong foundation in dental implants - the clinic's founder, Dr Henry Lee, placed the first dental implants in Singapore over 20 years ago. Services offered by Specialist Dental Group include dental implants, Teeth-in-an-Hour implants, crowns, veneers, bridges, Invisalign (invisible) braces, orthodontics, gum treatment, oral jaw surgery, root canal treatment, teeth whitening and treatment of medically compromised patients. For further information about Specialist Dental Group or the Teeth-in-an-Hour implant procedure, please visit www.specialistdentalgroup.com or email: [email protected]

Nobel Biocare is the world leader in innovative restorative and esthetic dental solutions. Headquartered in Switzerland, it is No. 1 worldwide in the dental market with over one third of the global market share for dental solutions. More information on Nobel Biocare is available at www.nobelbiocare.com and www.nobelsmileclub.com.

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