Beverly Wilshire Dental is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most trusted and leading innovative dentistry centers. The clinic uses revolutionary technologies and a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art dental equipment, with procedures being performed by award-winning and highly-skilled dental specialists who have received training and education both in Malaysia and abroad. The clinic’s team of dental experts is composed of an orthodontist, prosthodontist, implantologist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon who all possess years of experience in providing accurate, highly effective, and innovative treatment and consultation services to both local patients and medical travelers to Kuala Lumpur. Its dental team is also adequately supported by warm and hospitable front-line staff and well-experienced technicians. Aside from cutting-edge facilities, the clinic also provides a sophisticated ambience, providing patients with a pleasant and comfortable experience from start to finish. Beverly Wilshire Dental Clinic’s prime commitment is to provide patients with comprehensive dental services so they can achieve the most beautiful smile that they deserve.
Dr. Yoganjali Dorairaj is one of Beverly Wilshire Dental’s Aesthetic Dental Surgeons. A graduate of Aimst University in Kedah, she specializes in In-Office Beaming Teeth Whitening, Tooth Extraction, Root Canal Therapy, Veneers, Crowns, and Fillings.
A graduate of the University of Western Australia and University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) and a Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Dr. Khairil Aznan specializes in Orthodontics. A firm believer that everyone deserves well-aligned teeth and a beautiful smile, he combines his expertise, latest techniques in the field of orthodontics, and state-of-the-art dental equipment to provide patients with absolute satisfaction. Other than metal and ceramic conventional braces, he also offers low friction self-ligating braces. He also specializes in Dentofacial-Orthopaedic procedures and has a special interest in Jaw Surgery.
Dr. Lim Tong Wah is a board-certified Prosthodontist who completed his full-time specialist training at the Dental Institute at Guy’s Hospital, King College London. A Member of the Royal College of Surgeon (Edinburgh), Dr. Lim specializes in aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry, smile design and full mouth rehabilitation, reconstruction with implants, crowns, veneers, composite build-up, bridges, and dentures. He is also a recognized expert in occlusion/bite, temporomandibular joint disorder, and maxillofacial prosthodontics.
Datuk Dr. Mohd Noor AwangVerifiedOral & maxillofacial surgeon in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaView full profile
A graduate of the University of London and with 27 years of experience under his belt, Dr. Datuk Mohd Noor Awang is a board-certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and Implantologist. Considered as an important figure in the field of oral and dental health in Malaysia, he specializes in the treatment of canker sores, oroantal fistula, Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), trauma and fracture, as well as management of trigeminal neuralgia. He also has a special interest in mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation, facial neuralgic and development disorders, nutritional related disturbances, and oral-facial infection.
Braces / Invisalign InstallationContact Clinic
Braces are orthodontic appliances made of metal, plastic or ceramic that are fitted to the teeth to straighten and make them more visually-appealing. They are recommended for those with crooked, crowded and protruding teeth, for closing gaps and correcting bite. Braces today are more comfortable to wear on a daily basis, and consists of different types to suit anyone’s comfort. These include the following:
- Traditional braces: made of metal brackets and wires bonded to the teeth's surface using resin material
- Ceramic braces: similar to traditional braces but with clear brackets and wires that blend well with the teeth
- Lingual braces, which are placed on the underside of the teeth
- Removable Invisalign braces (invisible aligners): made of clear plastic
Ceramic veneers are your best option if you’re seeking aesthetically pleasing appearance that is closest to your natural teeth. Aside from superior aesthetics, they are also chip- and stain-resistant and can last up to 15 years. For the procedure, which is typically completed in at least two dental visits, the tooth is prepared by removing 0.5 to 0.7 millimetres of its enamel. Then, the dentist will get an impression which will be used in a dental laboratory for the fabrication of the veneers. The veneers will be permanently cemented in place on the second visit.
Clear AlignersContact Clinic
ClearPath aligners are customized clear plastic trays that correct the positions of the patient’s teeth. These aligners are designed to exert pressure on the patient’s teeth to effectively move them to the correct position. A series of aligners will be made for the patient to be worn one after the other when the aligner has moved the position of the teeth. For this treatment program, the patient will have to undergo a comprehensive consultation with the dentist, where images of the patient’s teeth and mouth are fed into a highly advanced software. This software is hooked into mechanical systems that fabricate individualized series of aligners.
Cleft Lip/Palate Reconstructive SurgeryContact Clinic
Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery is often prescribed for young patients aged six to twelve weeks old to correct abnormal development. The aim is to restore normal appearance and function. For the procedure, the patient is placed under general anaesthesia before the surgeon proceeds by trimming the tissues in the lip or cleft palate, then sewing the lip together. The sutures used for this procedure are very small to prevent obvious scarring as the patient grows up. In most cases, the tissues absorb the stitches as they heal. Meanwhile, patients aged between nine months to one year are ideal candidates for cleft palate (without cleft lip) surgery. It is important to perform the surgery before the patient learns to speak to prevent speech problems.
Dental fillings, which are by far the most sought after dental treatment, are used to close a hole created by decay or trauma. This is a very straightforward procedure that takes 30-60 minutes to complete depending on the size of the hole and the amount of decay to be removed. During the procedure, the dentist will inject local anesthesia into the gums that hold the affected tooth. Once the tooth is numb, the dentist will remove the decayed part using a special drill. The tooth is then cleaned and dried before fillings, which could be made of Amalgam or composite resin, is applied. A special light will be used to hasten the curing process. There is no downtime and patients can go back to their normal activities right after the procedure although minor discomfort can be felt within 24 hours.
Composite Filling (Simple)
Patients who have decayed teeth can take advantage of composite filling; a tooth-coloured plastic and glass mixture that is widely used in cosmetic dentistry, particularly in reshaping disfigured teeth. The process of getting composite filling is the same as getting amalgam filling. The part of the tooth that is decayed is removed using a dental drill before the composite filling is directly applied to the tooth. Composite fillings bond perfectly to the tooth’s surface, providing that much-needed protection to avoid further breakage or sensitivity to excessive temperature changes.
Veneers are dental appliances designed to address various dental problems. They are the conservative solution for chipped, broken, and heavily discoloured teeth. They are also widely used to close a small gap between teeth. Veneers can be made from different materials including composite resin. These are made from engineered resin that is sculpted at the dentist office. Unlike other types of veneers, this procedure is completed in just one visit. They can last up to eight years and can be removed and replaced when needed. They are also affordable, costing about 50% when compared to their porcelain counterpart.
Crown (All Ceramic)
Dental crowns are some of the most popular dental restoration devices that are typically used to protect chipped, broken, and severely decayed teeth. Crowns can be made from different materials; for those who wish to achieve aesthetically pleasing results and restoration that closely resembles the real teeth, full-ceramic crowns are highly recommended. These are your best options particularly if you’re restoring the front teeth as they feature life-like translucency that closely mimics the look of the natural tooth. The process of getting full ceramic crowns is the same when getting any types of crowns. The dentist will prepare the tooth by filing it down to make a room for the crown. A dental impression is then taken; this will be used in a dental lab to fabricate the crown, which will be cemented in place on the next visit.
Adult dental cleaning is recommended once a month. This is a common dental procedure to prevent problems such as tooth decay or gum diseases. During the procedure, the dentist will conduct a thorough assessment to ensure that all the teeth are in good condition and that there is no existing periodontal disease. Depending on the amount of caries or tartar buildup that needs to be removed, the dentist may elect to use local anesthesia for patient’s comfort. Professional adult cleaning includes tooth scaling and debridement that require the use of various devices and dental instruments to loosen and remove deposits on the surface and in between teeth. This procedure takes 30 minutes to one hour.
Dental ImplantsContact Clinic
Implants are an excellent dental restorative option for restoring missing teeth and bringing back a beautiful smile. In this technique, an artificial tooth root is surgically placed in the jaw. This root is capable of holding a replacement artificial tooth that will be screwed onto it after the root effectively integrates into the underlying bone matter (Osseointegration). Dental implants are recommended for those who wish to have natural-looking and functioning teeth, and still have adequate bone structure to support the artificial root. The process of getting implants takes four to six months and could be longer if other procedures, such as a bone graft, need to be performed to achieve the desired effect.
Composite fillings, also known as white fillings, are tooth-coloured materials made of plastic and glass mixture. It is widely used in the field of dentistry particularly in restoring and reshaping disfigured teeth that are easily seen when a person smiles. The procedure of getting this restoration material includes removing the decayed part of the tooth and placing the composite fillings in layers. Each layer application is hardened using specialized light. The procedure ends as the dentist shapes the composite to achieve a perfect fit and polishes the composite to prevent early wear and staining. The procedure typically lasts between 45 to 60 minutes.
In-Office Beaming White
Patients who want to whiten their teeth to up to eight shades lighter can take advantage of In-Office Beaming Teeth Whitening offered at Beverly Wilshire Dental Clinic. Highly recommended for individuals with dull, stained, and discoloured teeth, this involves the application of whitening solution that contains hydrogen peroxide and using laser or specialized light to activate the chemical, helping the teeth easily absorb the solution. In most cases, the 15-minute process is repeated three times to achieve optimum results. The effects are noticeable right away and can last up to three years.
Laser Gum TreatmentContact Clinic
Laser gum treatment involves the use of laser technology to treat periodontal disease, which occurs when there are bacteria, plaque and tartar buildup near the gums. When left untreated, this could lead to infection-prone periodontal pockets that separate the teeth from the gums; this can worsen and may lead to tooth loss. With laser gum treatment, lasers are used to vaporize as well as remove periodontal pockets, diseased areas of the gums and even decayed portion of the teeth. This advanced procedure is often used along with scaling and root planning to promote an overall healthy mouth.
Oral SedationContact Clinic
Oral sedation involves the use of oral sedatives to reduce pain, discomfort, and anxiety during a wide variety of dental procedures. Oral sedation can be performed as conscious, inhalation, and conscious intravenous (IV) sedation. There are a wide variety of drugs that can be used for oral sedation. Valium or diazepam is perhaps the most recognized drug used and is often used for extensive dental procedures. Triazolam, zaleplon, hydroxyzine, lorazepam, and midazolam are other examples of drugs commonly used in oral sedation. These drugs are often prescribed for dental patients who are afraid of sharp instruments and needles or have dental trauma, fear of dentists, and other such anxieties.
Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Alignment)Contact Clinic
Correction Jaw Surgery, also known as Orthognathic Surgery, is a procedure used to correct a spectrum of skeletal and dental irregularities such as misaligned teeth and jaws. This surgical procedure promotes better speech, chewing and breathing and can also significantly improve the overall facial appearance of the patient. Performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon under local or general anesthesia on an in-patient basis, the surgery is performed entirely inside the mouth (leading to no facial scars). Incisions on the jawbone or around the mouth are made to correct the jaw position, with the aid of bone plates and screws to secure them into their new position. Extra bone may be added when necessary. The orthodontist may suggest braces to ensure that the jaw and mouth structures will stay in their new positions.
Pit and Fissure SealantContact Clinic
Fissure sealants are one of the procedures designed to protect the patient’s teeth from the onset of decay or the advancement of further decay. Made from dental grade protective plastic, fissure sealants are applied to the patient’s back teeth (the premolars and the molars). The back teeth have fissures (or grooves) and pits (or small hollows) right on the biting surface. When fissures and pits are deep enough, the dentist can recommend the application of sealants that will prevent decay. This procedure is relatively quick, taking a couple of minutes for every tooth that needs to be sealed. The sealant is applied after the teeth are carefully cleaned and prepped with a special solution. Once applied, the sealant will be exposed to a high-intensity light for setting.
Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy is a dental treatment method used to save and repair a tooth that is severely infected or seriously decayed. The procedure targets the center of the tooth, also known as the root canal system. Performed by a dental surgeon under local anesthetic with or without sedation, the procedure starts with drilling a small hole into the affected tooth to access the damaged pulp. This pulp in the interior of the teeth houses the nerves which cause pain. The pulp is cleaned of infection and is detached from the nerve. The root canal is then filled and sealed using dental filling or crown.
Root Canal Treatment - Anterior Teeth
Root Canal Therapy is a multi-step procedure performed to remove infected dental pulp that cannot be saved by other restoration procedures such as dental filling, onlay, or inlays. This starts with a thorough consultation where the dentist inspects the affected tooth and where x-rays are performed. A hole is then created in the crown of the affected tooth so the dentist can access and remove the infected pulp. The inside of the tooth will then be cleaned and medicated. It will also be sealed to protect it against further infection or damage. The dentist may elect to use dental fillings or dental crowns to restore the appearance and function of the tooth. The whole procedure may require up to three visits, and each session may last between 30 minutes to an hour.
Scaling and PolishingContact Clinic
Professional Scaling and Polishing involve the removal of calculus and plaque deposits on the patient’s teeth. During the procedure, an ultrasonic instrument, which employs small, tickling vibrations and a water spray is used to remove larger calculus deposits. Fine hand tools, on the other hand, are used to remove the remaining deposits and to smoothen the surface of the teeth. The dental professional will gently scrape the deposits before proceeding to polishing the teeth with a handpiece fitted with a rubber cup, following the application of prophylaxis paste.
Patients who have decayed teeth can take advantage of simple fillings, which can be made from gold, amalgam, composite, or ceramic. Each has its pros and cons and these will be explained to you thoroughly by dentists at Beverly Wilshire Dental Clinic. To treat the cavity, the decayed portion of the tooth will be removed. The hole that was left by the procedure will then be filled using materials of your choice. A special curing light will be used to ensure that the filling materials bond with your tooth properly. There is no downtime and you can go back to normal activities right after the procedure.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic technique that is performed to effectively lighten the natural color of teeth. Also known as laser teeth bleaching, the procedure involves the application of a hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel to the surface of the teeth, carefully protecting and avoiding the gums. The dentist then uses a special lighting tool to speed up the bleaching process. The effect of laser teeth whitening is always instant, where the teeth become a few shades lighter. Results are usually long lasting, although repeated application may be recommended depending on your expectations.
Tooth extraction is a dental procedure performed when the affected tooth can no longer be saved by other restorative options such as filling, crown, or even Root Canal Therapy. The procedure is also performed when there’s overcrowding in the mouth or as a part of an orthodontic treatment. Prior to removing the tooth from its socket, the dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb not just the affected tooth but also the gums that surround it, making the procedure painless. The tooth will then be loosened using a dental elevator and pulled out using a pair of forceps. Bleeding and pain are to be expected but should be resolved within 24 hours.
Dental fillings are dental mixtures made of plastic and glass used to restore and improve the appearance of decayed teeth. Prior to the application of the filling, the affected tooth will be thoroughly cleaned to remove any bacteria or plaque buildup. The dental filling is then placed in layers, using a specialized light for quick hardening of the material. The dentist then shapes the filling to fit the tooth and ensure perfect bite, followed by proper polishing to prevent stains or premature wearing. Dental fillings today are typically made of composite material, as it closely resembles the material and colour of the tooth.
Beverly Wilshire Dental provides dental veneers for both local patients and medical tourists. It’s an outpatient procedure that involves attaching a thin shell-like material to the tooth’s enamel to restore its appearance, repair cracks, fill gaps between teeth, and improve its shade much longer than teeth whitening. Dental impressions are obtained to help create the veneers, and the tooth is prepped by removing at least a millimeter of the enamel. After a few days, the patient returns for fitting and bonding.
Wisdom Tooth RemovalContact Clinic
Wisdom teeth are the last to grow when all the 28 adult teeth are already in place, such that there is not enough room to accommodate them. Due to the lack of space, wisdom tooth often emerge at an unideal angle, only partially emerge or get stuck with neighboring teeth, and become impacted causing pain, discomfort and a variety of tooth and gum problems. When the latter occurs, a dental surgeon would recommend the extraction of the problematic wisdom tooth. The procedure requires a local anesthetic and in many cases, performed by cutting the tooth into pieces or cutting through the gums to remove the tooth. Minor swelling and discomfort are experienced after the procedure, while recovery takes a few days.
Crowns made of zirconia are now a popular choice amongst available all-ceramic crown options. Dental crowns are dental fixtures that are permanently cemented over a broken, decayed, damaged, worn or chipped tooth to improve its appearance, shape and colour. Zirconia crowns feature extraordinary toughness, making them durable and long-lasting. More importantly, they are biocompatible (less likely to cause adverse reactions or allergies) and resemble the tooth’s natural properties, including colour. Zirconia crowns are known to be five times sturdier to withstand wear when compared to other all-ceramic crowns, and are ideal even for molars.