After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from NUS in 2001, Dr Siah worked with the national dental officer during his time in the Singapore Armed Forces, serving the dental needs of the community.
Following his service, Dr Siah was a consultant for a German dental lab, developing expertise in the field of dental design and aesthetics. Moreover, his keen interest in dental implants and surgery led to his persual of international courses and conferences allowing him to grow his knowledge on such procedures.
Dr Siah's passion in dental surgery is seen in his expertise for diagnosing and managing common yet complex dental treatments such as wisdom tooth removals, cracked teeth, as well as tooth implants. He has a special interest in helping his patients customise their perfect smile through a mix of disciplines, and is also certified in the application of Invisalign for teeth alignment.
Invisalign treatment can still be done if there is a missing tooth/teeth. The treatment plan usually involves closing the space or even opening or maintaining the space for a future implant or bridge placement. This will ensure the size and shape of the implant, crown or bridge is as ideal as possible. During the treatment, a tooth coloured material can be placed into your aligner to conceal the empty space such that there are no obvious gaps while you are wearing your aligner.
Not yet. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the irreversible loss of the bone and gums supporting your teeth. Therefore, ideally, your periodontal condition needs to be healthy (e. g. no bleeding while brushing, no plaque and tartar deposit, no gum recession), and to keep the gums healthy, you also need to understand your role in maintaining your oral hygiene.
Soon after receiving your dental implants, it’s very important to visit your dentist regularly to ensure healing has been successful and to diagnose any developing problems as soon as possible. If your implants are not healing properly, they could fail. Once implants fail, they will need to be removed and allow your bone and gums to heal, before attempting again. More frequent dental visits will help to diagnose any problems before they become serious. In addition, it’s important to check on the health of your gums.