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How long have you been seeing a dentist? 

I bet all of you know regular dental visits are important because they help to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

For every check-up your dentist will do the usual prod and poke with a couple of x-rays?  If you have any questions as to whether your gums have receded any more or whether your teeth have moved, it’s difficult to tell unless the dentist specifically measured the recession previously or if they happen to have an old study model of yours to compare.

Thanks to modern technology has brought us the 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner. With this new tool, a live video of teeth photos is taken in 3D. The software will be able to show you precisely where your gums may be receding more or exactly where your teeth may have moved.  You’ll be able to see any wear and tear damage that has happened over time and many other things can be noted on there.

Detect miniscule changes and act on them - quickly.

Seeing changes with the naked eye can be hard or even impossible. What can we do to monitor your oral health is by scanning your teeth and gums every time and continuously comparing scans. We can even measure geometric changes to each tooth to identify tooth wear, grinding, chipping and other volumetric changes.

This form of dental monitoring allows us to detect miniscule changes so that better treatment decisions can be done by visually documenting oral development with accuracy and ease.  

So, yes, we do still have to prod and poke a little and take some x-rays if necessary but including a 3D scan into your check-up can make all the difference over time! 

You are on the cutting edge of all other technology – your phone, your tablet, your TV so why shouldn’t your teeth be the same?  

Book your 3D scan with us and get your mouth into the new era of Dentistry!

Author: Dr Lim Sze Ming

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Dr Lim Sze Ming

Dr. Lim Sze Ming received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Malaya. She is recognised with the title of Fellowship and Mastership by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI USA).

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