|Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
How much do you charge for braces?
The estimated cost for braces treatment is FROM $4,601.00. An initial deposit of $2,140.00 is payable upfront with the remaining sum to be paid via monthly installment of $107.00-$160.50 over 18-24 months period usually.
This is for braces treatment ONLY and does not include charges for other
procedures, for instance x-ray, extractions, if required.
How much do you charge for teeth whitening?
There are basically 2 types of teeth whitening procedures:
Take-home kit: FROM $642
Chair-side/in-office: FROM $1,412.40
How much do you charge for scaling & polishing? How often should I have this
Scaling and polishing is FROM $69.55. It is recommended that you should go for a dental check-up once every 6 months.
How much do you charge for filling?
Filling is FROM $58.85 per surface.
How much do you charge for consultation?
Consultation is FROM $21.40
Consultation with Specialist is FROM $37.45.
How much do you charge for wisdom tooth surgery?
Wisdom tooth surgery is FROM $535 of which either the full or partial fee
can be paid via Medisave, subject to final approval by CPF Board.
How much do you charge for dental implant?
Dental implant is FROM $4,708.00 per unit of which partial fee can be paid via
Medisave, subject to final approval by CPF Board.
When can I use Medisave to pay? How is the process like?
Patients can choose to pay via Medisave for selected procedures. The common
ones are wisdom tooth and implant surgery.
Patients have to fill in certain forms and pay the clinic in full first. Then
the clinic will process the Medisave claim online. Upon successful claim,
clinic will issue a cheque made payable to the Medisave account holder. Patient
will be informed by phone when the cheque is ready for collection from the
clinic. The clinic charges an administrative fee of $21.40. The processing
time is about 2 months from date of treatment.
Am I allowed to use my Medisave Account to pay for my family members?
Yes, you can but it is restricted to immediate family members only, i.e.
spouse, children, parents, grandparents. However, in the case of grandparents,
they must be either Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident.
Can I use my Children Development Account (CDA/Baby bonus) Nets card for payment
at your clinic?
This CDA fund can be used by the child and his/her siblings to pay for expenses
incurred at our clinics. Siblings include adopted children and stepchildren.
What is "Sterilization and Disposables"? Why do I have to pay "Sterilization and Disposables" Charges each time I visit
These are essentially items that we use in infection control such as gloves,
masks, gowns, disposable cups/bibs, disinfectant, autoclaving paper/pouch etc.
Having proper infection control procedures in place ensure that infectious
diseases like Hepatitis B, AIDS, TB, SARs etc are not spread from one person to
another. We want to give all our patients a peace of mind that we take their
safety seriously and want to do our best to protect them.
All along we have been absorbing the Sterilization and Disposables charges. However, with the
recent increase in costs, we are no longer able to do so and thus have to pass
the additional charges to patients.
Is there any installment plan that I can use?
If you are paying by UOB credit card, we have the following interest-free installment plan for you to choose from:
- 6-month: a minimum spending of $1,070.00 is applicable.
- 12-month: a minimum spending of $3,210.00 is applicable.
What is plaque?
Plaque is a soft sticky substance caused by bacteria and food. It forms on your
teeth and causes a furry feeling. It can build up in between teeth and at the
gum line and turns into calculus (or tartar) if left for long enough.
Why is plaque bad for my teeth?
When you eat the bacteria in plaque eat too! The plaque bacteria then produce
acids which can dissolve the minerals which make up the tooth and result in a
hole or cavity. This process is called decay.
Why is plaque bad for my gums?
The acids produced by plaque not only damage the teeth but also damage the
structures that hold the teeth within the jaw.
|Tips for Dealing with Dental
Bitten Lip or Tongue
Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any
swelling. If the bleeding does not stop, go to a hospital emergency room
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compresses on the
area to keep any swelling down. Call your dentist immediately.
Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Go to your dentist or a hospital
emergency department immediately.
Management of Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
If your permanent tooth is accidentally knocked out due to trauma or sport injury, do not panic. Prompt and effective management of the avulsed tooth within the first 20 to 40 minutes can save the tooth.
Here are some simple measures that you can do:
- If the tooth is dirty or contaminated, gently rinse the tooth under running tap water. Do not scrub or brush the root surface as it may have living peridontal fiber and cells. Hold the tooth crown while rinsing.
- After cleaning the tooth and your mouth, try to re-plant (insert) the tooth into its socket again.
- If it is not possible to re-plant the tooth back into its socket on the spot, place the tooth in milk, saline or water. Alternatively, you can bathe the tooth with your own saliva by placing it on the inner side of your cheek.
- See a dentist immediately for emergency treatment.
Objects Caught Between Teeth
Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums.
Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your
teeth. If you can not dislodge the object using dental floss, contact your
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an
interdental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught
between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums
near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists,
contact your dentist.