Time for a makeover!: Dr. ‘Atil Athirah

Time for a makeover! A trip to the salon? A new wardrobe? Nope, why not a trip to the dental clinic! Yup that’s right! People often want to refresh their look with a new haircut or outfit but many people make a lot of changes and neglect a very important part of their appearance-their teeth!

So come on…you don’t need to be a contestant of an ‘extreme makeover’ reality TV show to update your look right? Go ahead and update your smile for that self-satisfaction to boost your self—esteem!! 

Now, take a look in the mirror and examine your teeth. Do you see any crooked or chipped teeth, worn, yellow or otherwise damaged?

Let us take you a step forward into a “GREAT INVESTMENT”, shall we?? Hehe…

Why not INVEST on our well-known composite veneers .

Composite veneers can fix a multitude of cosmetic dental issues and is a great investment that I bet you will never regret. Composite veneers are truly a modern dental miracle. You can literally walk out of our clinic in a single visit with a perfect smile. Imagine that!

Composite veneers are often a less expensive option than porcelain veneers or crowns and the results are truly astounding. So what is a veneer?

Composite veneers are used to improve the colour, shape, position, alignment, and in certain cases, the texture of teeth to make them more aesthetically pleasing and attractive. Normally they can be completed in one visit and require little or no preparation (drilling) to the teeth meaning they are less destructive and more preservative than conventional porcelain veneers which require the tooth to be cut down before placement.

They are long-lasting with proper dental hygiene, and they look and feel like natural teeth. Roughly the composite veneers will last 4-8 years depending on how well you look after them. Sometimes they stain, but the staining can usually be polished out. Sometimes the veneers can chip, but they can quite easily be repaired using the same technique used to place the full initial veneers.

Have had enough reading by now? At this point, I’m pretty sure you are eager to witness the results of that “GREAT INVESTMENT” right?

Here we go!! Let me share some photos of the patients who decided to invest and they sure did not regret their investment 

Angela came with her father recently after she discovered our website and instagram page. Angela had been living with her discoloured upper front teeth. Clinically I would consider her teeth discolouration were due to genetic defect. She wanted me to aid her so that they will appear more pleasingly. So I suggested that we start off with chair side professional whitening to lighten the stains followed by composite veneers.

Angela Before, During and After Treatment

Another investor would be Miss Zulaiha who came with her mother just recently too. She too discovered us from our website and instagram page. She claims that her upper front teeth had some discolouration after her braces were taken out at another dental clinic and she was here to get them enhanced. For Zulaiha, all she needed was just 6 composite veneers.

Zulaiha - Before and After Treatment

And my last investor for now would be Mr. Affendi. He requested for me to close the gaps on his upper front teeth.

Affendi - Before and After Treatment

All 3 patients above had their makeovers done in ONE SINGLE VISIT. And they paced out of our clinic smiling confidently and happy and most importantly NO REGRETS, OF COURSE!!

So have I not prove you well that it is indeed a GREAT INVESTMENT?? You don’t need a TV crew showing up on your doorstep to make a positive change in your appearance. Take that step now. Contact me at atil@drfauziah.com to get your smile makeover today. We look forward to helping you achieve a celebrity smile. 

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Shalini’s Painless Voyage to A Lustrous Smile: Dr `Atil Athirah

Every young girl dreams for a beautiful and attractive smile. Especially if you are in your prime age. Well this is what my young lady patient Shalini feels. Shalini is from Rawang and used to work with UniAsia as an insurance agent until 2 months back she decided to resign.  She was going for a job interview with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur City Hall) for a post as an officer that she decided to do her makeover.

She was referred to our clinic by her aunts and cousin who are our regular customers. Her cousin whom is a regular customer of Dr Nik accompanied Shalini into the surgery and told me what Shalini wanted to do.

My first question to Shalini was “Yes Shalini, what about your teeth that you don’t like the most?”

She then pointed at the gaps which some were big and small in size.

Before Treatment

Shalini asked “Do I have to do braces Doctor if I want them close? Is there any other way to close them other than braces?”

In Shalini’s case, she wanted the outcome fast; possible to be seen in one visit and of course painless!! That was then a call for me to introduce to her composite veneers. But of course, I did lay other treatment options available for her which includes braces and porcelain veneers.

Composite veneers and fillings were the best option for Shalini as it suited her financially and it was not time-consuming. As Shalini agreed, I took her to embark experiencing the painless journey into getting her dream smile.

Hence readers, scroll down to find out how Shalini looked before and afterenhancing her smile.

After Treatment

Do drop an email at atil@drfauziah.com if you too would like us to take you on the painless and worthwhile journey like Shalini did!!

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A Diastema Is No Disaster : Dr. Dini

What do Anna Paquin, Madonna, Spongebob , among few celebrities have in common aside from being famous?

Gap in their teeth!!! and they display it with pride. These gaps are called diastema. I, personally and  believe most people from around the world consider teeth gap unsightly!

Before

After

A diastema is a space between two teeth or more. It doesn’t have to be between the front teeth, it could be anywhere in the mouth , although it is most common to occur within the front teeth.

Diastema occurs when there is a mismatch between the size of the teeth and jawbone. Another reason is when a person has a missing or undersize tooth. Also, you can develop diastema due to childhood habit of thumb sucking.

Before

After

Some people don’t mind that they have a space in their teeth, while others are bothered by it. Thankfully, it can easily be corrected with orthodontic treatment, veneers, crown or sometimes surgery.

Here, at Fauziah Dental Clinic, the most preferred common treatment for close gap is the composite veneers. The advantages are immediate results and also at an affordable price.

Before

After

Here are some cases where I did composite veneers to close their gaps. So, if you think you have a diastema or you know anyone who has it,and would like to know more the treatment options available, schedule your appointment with us now!

Do contact me at dini@drfauziah.com for any inquiry.

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My experience as a patient: Dr Mawarni

Hello readers! I hope it is not too late to wish all Muslims, ‘Selamat Hari raya Aidilfitri’.

My post this time is not the usual makeover cases. It is about my experience as a patient and how I can relate it in my day to day practice.

Life experience is the best teacher. Mistakes made you think, reflect and improve. In other words, mistakes are signals that God send to make you a better person, so it is good. We must always see everything in life as a glass with half full, not half empty.

I was a patient of the Malaysia’s renowned opthalmologist and celebrity, Dato’ Doctor Prof Muhaya for Lasik (eye surgery) treatment.

Why Lasik? The reason is because, my own patient encouraged me to do. He said it was painless and convenient.

I had been wearing glasses for 21 years. Both my eyes power increased every year. They were about 600 over. People could just rob me by throwing away my glasses and I would go partially blind.

Another reason was because I want to reward myself after years of working. I couldn’t even remember the last time I spend money for my own health. So, I told myself, “Just go for it!”.

After I ran a survey of a few eye clinics, I had decided to do the procedure with Prof Muhaya. This was due to her excellent reputation and affordable treatment.

The moment I stepped into her clinic, I was welcomed by her customer service’s staffs. They were all friendly and helpful. The environment of the clinic was also peaceful. I’ve had my eyes checked by the staffs and optometrist.

After the surgery. From left: Prof Muhaya, me and my husband.

After I was checked by Prof and was given consultation, I told Prof I need time to think of which option first and will call back for appointment. I went through the options, weighing the pros and cons for a few days. Finally, I chose to do the most advanced technology which was, Releks smile.

I wonder why it is named after ‘smile’ when it is about eyes not teeth. Releks Smile promotes the most conservative surgery and fastest recovery. As a dentist, I prefer the fastest recovery because I need to get back to work fast. I need to be there for patients as well! ;-)

I was not anxious at all. Not until about half an hour before the procedure, when the staffs were preparing me for the surgery. I told myself “This is it.” I recited a few Zikir/ Surah from Quran to calm myself down. I realized at that moment, I need to practice what I preached to my patients when they were anxious and fearful.

The procedure took about 10 minutes, 5 minutes for each eye .It was painless, yes, no pain at all. Prof Muhaya had this calming effect on me. Before she started the procedure, she gave me positive words of advice. As she sat very close to me, I could hear she prayed for me.

The first eye went very well. As for the 2nd eye, I wasn’t alert and move my eye slightly. That’s when I did the mistake. However, it was still beyond repair. Prof said I should be thankful that everything went well despite that tiny mistake that I did. Phew! So I learnt how important it is to follow instructions and to stay alert during treatment especially when it involves eye!

I was given medical leave & medication, took photograph with my celebrity specialist and went off. She advised me to continue helping people. The rest was history. I started work as usual the next day.

I love the quotation that says, “You can never judge a person until you walk a mile inside his/her shoes”. Each and every step that I took as a patient taught me to understand my patients even more. To be more empathetic and always be there for them. I truly agree being a doctor is not just to treat their sickness physically but also mentally and spiritually.

I love the fact that I am glasses and contact lenses free now. I am still very amazed on how technology can improve our lives. I feel happier than before. Maybe, this is the same excitement that my patients felt too right after their makeover.

I look forward to help people by improving their smile and quality of life. Do email me for enquiry at mawarni@drfauziah.com. Also, follow us at Instagram: Klinikpergigianfauziah and Facebook: Dentist Malaysia

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New smile just in time for Raya: Dr Nik

Syawal is the islamic month that comes immediately after Ramadhan (the month when muslims perform their one month obligatory fast) . The first day of Syawal is called Eid al-fitr or Eid Mubarak. In Malaysia it is popularly  known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri and in Malaysia the celebration last for the whole month of Syawal. During this celebration period, families and friends will make time to see each other. During these gathering, everybody will do their best to look nice and what’s best than to wear a beautiful smile.

Nowadays, it’s not difficult to have beautiful and nice smile. Just spend over an hour of your time and you are set to flaunt your new smile. This is exactly what Liza did.

Before treatment

She knew our clinic from her younger sister who came and did her smile makeover with me 2 years ago. Liza gave us a call and set up an appointment a week before raya celebration. She needed a new smile for Hari Raya.

She told me that she had composite veneers done before on her upper front teeth. It’s been few years and  she wanted to make new ones. She wanted a nicer one like what her sister has.

I removed the four front old composite veneers and started to sculpt and shape new ones.

“Can I make your two central ones a bit longer or you want it all to be same length?”  I asked Liza. ” It will look more natural if the central ones are slightly longer”

After:new smile for raya!

” Yes doctor, just do what you think best”   It took me over an hour to complete her veneers and Alhamdulillah Liza loves her new composite veneers.

Hope that Liza had a good raya and enjoyed herself and most importantly smiled wide and beautifully for others and for photo session too. After all, smile is the door to the hearts and is a curve that sets everything straight.

For any inquiries, do email me at nik@drfauziah.com

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