Let’s Smile Dental Clinic firmly believes that the success of any business relies on its ability to build trusting relationship with the clients. For this reason, the clinic puts emphasis on honesty, sincerity, and quality, as well as transparency. Its goal is to provide world-class but affordable dental treatments while strictly adhering to internationally accepted standards of dental care.
Conveniently located at Phaholyothin Rd, which is only 50 metres away from the BTS Sanam Pao Station, Let’s Smile Dental Clinic invests heavily in its facilities and in procuring state-of-the-art dental equipment. Because of this, it successfully created a friendly, cozy, and comfortable environment, which is very crucial for patients who are typically anxious about getting certain dental treatment. The clinic is also purposely designed to be kid-friendly. In addition, the clinic is staffed by some of the best dental practitioners in Bangkok who specializes in the field of endodontics, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and general dentistry. These professionals are deeply committed to continual education and learning. They regularly attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed on the latest products, new techniques, and latest equipment that can make dental procedures more efficient, less painful, and more effective.
As a dental professional with years of solid experience, Dr. Piyawan Duangdara has in-depth understanding of her patients and how they feel about their dental visits. Because of this, she strives to provide a relaxing and positive experience while delivering excellent, personalized care using her expertise, and the most advanced dental tools and equipment.
Acrylic dentures, as the name suggests, are dentures or replacement teeth and gums that are made from acrylic. This is a versatile, affordable plastic material that can easily be modified. Acrylic dentures are highly recommended for patients who have lost all their teeth either in the upper or lower jaw and are looking for the most cost-effective teeth replacement solution. Getting dentures is typically a two-step process. During your first dental visit, the dentist will perform a routine oral check up to assess the health of your gums and remaining teeth, if there are any. If your gums have already healed following tooth extraction, an impression of your mouth and gums will be taken. This will be sent to a dental lab where your acrylic denture will be fabricated. This will be fitted in your mouth and adjusted, if needed on your next visit.
Ceramic veneers are wafer-thin dental appliances that are made from 100% ceramic materials and are at least 0.5 thick. They are designed to cover the entire front surface of the tooth to hide several dental problems including discoloration and gaps between teeth. These are also used to correct the setting, size, and shape of the front teeth. Getting veneers with ceramic plates is typically completed in two dental visits. On the first one, the dentist will take a cast of your upper and lower jaw. This will be used by a dental technician in fabricating your veneers. On your next visit, the tooth will be prepared by removing at least 0.5mm of its surface to make room for the veneer. The veneer is then bonded to the tooth using a special cement.
Crown (All Ceramic)
All-ceramic crowns, which are made from a translucent material, are more popular than any other type of crown mainly because they mimic the natural properties of real teeth. Patients who opt to have ceramic crown may choose between E-max and Zirconia, which both feature superior quality and produced using CAD/CAM technology which is based on a 3D design. The process of getting an all-ceramic crown is the same when getting any type of crown. The affected tooth will be prepared and this means filing it down to make room for the crown. Impression will then be taken and this will be used in producing the crown, which will be fitted on your second dental visit.
Dental implants are the latest and most innovative solution to missing teeth as they are designed to look and function like the natural teeth. These are placed in the gums that have already healed following a tooth extraction. The dental surgeon will surgically place the artificial roots that are made from titanium directly to the jaw. Once these have melded into the jawbone, they provide a strong foundation for fixed artificial teeth such as crowns and bridges. The process of getting implants may take months to complete and other procedures, such as bone graft, may be required depending on your situation
Removable dentures are the standard and most popular solution to missing teeth. Although fixed dentures are also available, most people opt for the removable type because they are significantly more cost effective when compared to dental implants, applicable even for those who do not have healthy jawbone, and quicker to fabricate. Patients do not need to wait several months to get their dentures as opposed to the application of dental implants that can take as much as eight to twelve months. Getting removable dentures typically requires two dental visits to provide the dentist enough time to prepare your gums as well as to get impression of your mouth, gums, and teeth before the removable dentures are fabricated and later on, fitted to your mouth.
Metal - Gold Inlay / Onlay
Cast gold onlays and inlays, also known as gold fillings, are dental restorative solutions that use traditional metal alloys to resolve common problems that affect teeth. Gold inlays and onlays, which come in traditional high gold alloys and low gold alloys, are useful in restoring tooth’s original structure because of the metal’s key strengths, such as durability, biocompatibility, and resistance to tarnishing and staining. Gold fillings usually last for up to 20 years, or even longer, which justifies its higher cost. Since these are manufactured at dental laboratories, patients are asked to come back for final application when the inlays and onlays are ready.
Porcelain Onlay or Inlay
Porcelain inlay and onlay are dental restoration materials that provide a better option for dental filling. These are known to be more durable and last longer as a reparative solution to tooth decay. Inlay is used when the affected part of the tooth is the center while onlay is used when the damage extends to one or more cusps or the whole biting surface. Getting porcelain inlay or onlay requires two visits to the dentist. During the first one, the damaged tooth will be prepared by removing the decay. An impression will then be taken and sent to a dental lab where the inlay or onlay will be fabricated. These will be cemented in place on your second visit.
Root Planing for Deep Cleaning of Plaque
Root planing is an intensive dental procedure that aims to remove hard plaque and tartar build up on the root surface. Performed under local anesthesia, this procedure is highly recommended for patients who have severe gum disease. The dentist will typically use different instruments depending on the severity of your condition and these may include curettes and ultrasonic cleaners to reach beyond the root surface in the periodontal pocket. In certain cases, periodontal surgery is recommended in order for the dentist to access the inside of the gums. Following the procedure, the patient will experience mild discomfort as well as mild bleeding, which should be resolved within a week.
Surgical Removal of Impacted Tooth (Complicated)
Some wisdom teeth don’t fully erupt or remain completely trapped under the bone and gums, causing problems such as pain, swelling, bleeding, and overcrowding of the mouth. Because of this, surgical removal of impacted tooth is typically recommended. The procedure, which is performed by an oral surgeon, requires local anesthesia. Before the actual extraction, the dentist will get x-ray images of the tooth. Then, he will create an incision in the gums to access the tooth. In some cases, this involves removing the bone that keeps the wisdom tooth from erupting. Using dental instruments, the tooth will then be gently pulled out before the incision is sutured closed. Bleeding and inflammation are to be expected for about two to three days.
Tooth bleaching, more commonly known as tooth whitening, is one of the most common procedures in general dentistry. It is performed to whiten teeth up to eight shades lighter to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Before the procedure is performed, the dentist will first treat existing dental problems such as tooth decay that can prevent the whitening solution from reaching the inner parts of the tooth. The dentist will proceed by cleaning your teeth and removing build-up. A gel-like whitening solution, which contains hydrogen peroxide, will then be applied directly to the teeth’s surface. A specialized light or laser that helps whiten the teeth faster then activates the solution. The procedure will take just 30 minutes. However, this is not a one-time procedure. In order to achieve and maintain the whiteness of your teeth, the procedure must be repeated from time to time (once a year).
If you have damaged, worn down, chipped or cracked teeth, or if there is a gap between your teeth, one of your best options to restore your beautiful smile is to get a veneer. Veneers, also called porcelain laminates, are wafer-thin dental appliances that are made from tooth colored materials and used to cover the surface of the teeth. These shells that are bonded to the teeth using special cement instantly change the length, size, shape, and color of your teeth. Veneers that are made from porcelain are your best options because they are stain-resistant and blend well with natural teeth.