|We believe that giving our patients a complete view of the options available is the first step to every successful outcome.
Today, technology is making it is possible for us to do some amazing things - pressed porcelains that mimic life, computer aided design and craft, virtual surgery, lasers, bio medicines that are designed to re-juvinate, the exciting possibility of cloning, etc.
However, not every thing available is suitable for everyone. There are always compromises and side effects to everything. So now, if a patient came into IDC asking for a smile 'makeover', we don't just ask WHAT do you want to achieve anymore.
We ask a more significant question, WHY?
It doesn't sound like a common question that a cosmetic dentist asks but now more than ever I work with a conscious awareness of the energetic being that we all are and that who we are inside quickly becomes the manifestation of what we are outside.
It is crucial that our patients embark on a professionally guided self searching process before we will even begin to talk about what effectively takes us 2 to 10 hrs to change, usually for the better but none the less irreversible.
To address a very practical issue first, cosmetic and elective treatments are always expensive. A full arch makeover involving 10 teeth on the upper jaw can cost anywhere between US$ 4000 (S$7000.00) to US$ 10,000.00 (S$ 15,000.00)
The new pressed porcelains are very strong but they still have a lifespan before the material or the cement experiences fatigue. So If you are hoping for solutions that last forever, they don't exist for the moment. Veneers and crowns can feel and look just like your natural teeth so they have to be maintained in the same way.
So, if you have thought about it for years, studied your options, are prepared to do what it takes to successfully maintain what you've worked so hard to achieve then yes, please do make an appointment with us to discuss your options.