Dr Jerry Lim is primarily interested in cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry and is regarded as the leading aesthetic dental practitioner in Singapore. He works as an adjunct lecturer at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and served as the President of the College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore. Beyond the clinic, Dr Lim enjoys time with his wife and three kids by going on overseas family trips.
He studied advanced neuromuscular and aesthetic dentistry at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dentistry (LVI Global), Occlusion Connections (OC), and Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy (IDEA).
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- Dental Crown
- Gum Disease Treatment
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Veneers
- General Dentistry
Good news, dental veneers are not known to be painful procedure because we're not working on the nerves of your teeth, unlike in a root canal procedure where absolute numbness is required. It's typically a pain-free procedure. Porcelain veneer installation procedure vs Root canal treatment process After your dentist numbs your teeth and gums, you will not be able to feel much of the procedure. The mild trimming of the enamel layer is usually painless. In some cases, when I employ minimally preparation techniques, I'm able to do it without any local anesthesia.
This is a difficult question to answer because there are so many aspects to an aesthetic smile makeover other than just colour. Your dentist will have to correct the shape and the inclination of the teeth, and ensure that the natural spaces between each tooth is either preserved or enhanced, not encroached. Our eyes can pick up imbalances and appearance that do not harmonise like nature do. In this picture, the teeth looked too bulky and the angle of the inclination is wrong. The white is too stark and opaque. It's too monotone and not three-dimensional enough.
Yes, crooked teeth can be indeed be ‘straightened’ with porcelain veneers or crowns. However, there might be a risk of nerve injury. Let's examine the details. When you say crooked teeth, this means that your teeth are not aligned and we'd need to bring them into a well aligner arch. Teeth that are protruding will have to be trimmed sufficiently to make them go in line into the arch. Our teeth have a range of 1. 5 - 3. 5 mm of enamel and dentine thickness. Imagine you have to bring the tooth in line by 2.
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Dr Jerry Lim is a firm believer in taking a holistic approach to aesthetic dentistry, focusing on not only restoring the functional capabilities of the patient, but going one step further to enhance and balance the appearance of the patient’s smile and face. He is currently adjunct lecturer at his alma mater National University of Singapore, and was past President of the College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore.