For esthetic restorations we use composite and glass ionomer materials. These materials have many advantages, biomechanical and especially esthetic, which make them virtually undetectable once placed in the cavity. This feature is most important within your line of smile.
This is a very important part of esthetic dentistry. We give advantage to a method that does its magic at your home during the night with the use of gels based on carbamid peroxide. It is an absolutely safe and highly effective method.
Veneers are thin scales made of ceramic or a composite material placed on the front surface of a tooth (labial or buccal) in order to correct its shape, colour and minor defects, such as cracked or chipped edges, spaces between teeth or overlapping teeth.
They give your smile that special touch. Placement of the jewel is completely safe and without any damage for your tooth. At any moment it can be removed or replaced with another one.
Contemporary dentistry provides us with a much more comfortable solution in rehabilitation of a partially or completely toothless jaw, by using dental implants. They represent a substitute for natural teeth giving you an option to avoid rehabilitation with removable dentures.
After the dental implants have been placed it takes some time for them to heal (fuse with the surrounding bone). During this time dental implants should not be exposed to any pressure. When the healing period passes, fixed restoration is made over dental implants. The success rate for dental implants today is over 95%.
With this procedure the tip of the root is removed, indicated in cases of chronic periapical lesions, inadequate root canal treatment, root fracture...
The majority of dental cysts are the result of untreated gangrene of a tooth or an inadequate root canal. They can also form during the development of the jaws and teeth or during tooth eruption, and grow to a significant size, thus effecting neighboring structures and in rare cases they can undergo malignant transformation.
Sometimes tooth eruption can be disabled – retained tooth, but that doesn't mean that the development of tooth is disabled as well. Retained tooth is a tooth that is unable to erupt due to some mechanical obstacle, unfavorable position of a tooth germ, lack of an erupting impulse, pathological processes that damaged tooth germ….
All surgical procedures that aim to ensure successful prostodontic rehabilitation are classified as pre-prostodontic surgery. These procedures are performed in order to correct anomalies and prevent consequences of periodontal disease that could jeopardize further rehabilitation.
Dentistry today is a science that requires team work. In the course of orthodontic treatment it is sometimes necessary to perform certain surgical procedures. Before any work can be done, a doctor ( an orthodontist) will devise a detailed treatment plan that is based on the inspection of a patient, patients X-rays and a model study and decide if any surgery needs to be done. The most common procedures are : tooth extraction in order to prevent or treat crowding of teeth (usually it is the wisdom tooth that needs to be extracted sometimes even before it starts erupting- procedure called germectomy), frenectomy in order to correct spaces between teeth (usually central maxillary incisors), cortycotomy- a procedure that removes soft and hard tissue in order to facilitate tooth eruption.
In some cases, while extracting maxillary teeth (premolars and molars) there is a chance that the maxillary sinus gets opened due to the fact that root tips of the maxillary teeth are located extremely close to the floor of the sinus. It is a situation that needs to be resolved quickly (usually by means of surgery) in order to prevent later complications such as chronic sinusitis or oroantral fistula.
Ceramic fused to metal or full ceramic crowns and bridges provide us with the possibility of making up for the loss of one or more teeth in such a way that artificial and natural teeth cannot be differentiated. Full ceramic restorations are, due to their properties as a material, leaders in the field of esthetic dentistry. Among other things it gives us the possibility to eliminate that dark line in the gums that comes from the metal in the old metaloceramic restorations.
In some cases when nonremovable dentures (bridges and crowns) are not an option, prosthetic rehabilitation can be done with removable dentures such as: complete dentures, flipper dentures or partial skeletal dentures. Partial skeletal dentures combined with high precision attachment elements provides an excellent esthetic results.
Sometimes pathological processes on our teeth progress to such an extent that they start effecting nerves and vessels located inside the tooth. This is usually accompanied with extreme pain. In such cases, in order to preserve the tooth , root canal treatment is required.
In our practice root canal is done with nickel – titanium instruments following the latest procedures, with the assistance of highly precise instruments that determine the length of a root canal and under X-ray control .
This is completely painless, a non drilling procedure that seals the biting surfaces of posterior permanent teeth in order to protect them from carries. The sealants used in or practice are modern materials that have the capability of releasing fluorides continuously over an extended period of time.
This field of dentistry deals with the growth and development of jaws, teeth and other anatomical structures. Within orthodontic treatment numerous preventive and curative procedures are performed in order to achieve a normal bite and facial expression. In the past, orthodontics were focused on the younger population but lately orthodontic procedures are successfully applied regardless of age.
Periodontitis is a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the periodontium (the tissues that surround and support the teeth) accompanied by red, swollen, bleeding gums, halitosis and a persistent metallic taste in the mouth in the early stages followed by the loosening and migration off tooth/teeth in later stages and it ends with tooth loss. One of the symptoms is gingival recession resulting in an apparent lengthening of the teeth (significant esthetic problem) that leaves the roots exposed and sensitive in contact with hot, cold or sweet.
The primary cause of periodontitis is poor oral hygiene which leads to the accumulation of a mycotic and bacterial matrix at the gum line, called dental plaque (a.k.a. bio film).
Management of periodontitis has four stages. The goal of the first stage a.k.a. initial therapy is to eliminate all of the factors that can cause or contribute to the spreading of an already existing inflammation in the gums or other tissue surrounding the teeth and to establish excellent oral hygiene. This is done by removing all microbic plaque and calculus in a non-surgical procedure using the ultrasound called scaling and planning. In the second stage the following procedures are performed: debridement and pocket reduction, adjustment of the occlusion (bite) to prevent excessive force on teeth that have reduced bone support, replacement of rough, plaque retentive restorations, closure of open contacts between teeth…. All these procedures are done in local anesthesia. The third stage is a surgical stage that involves open debridement, soft tissue management (free gingival grafting, subepithelial connective tissue graft…), as well as guided tissue regeneration and bone grafting. The fourth and final stage is maintenance. This is the longest stage, and a stage that is almost completely up to the patient, which includes regular dental checkups and proper dental hygiene (this includes brushing two times a day with daily flossing). It is important to remember that there is no periodontitis in the clean, plaque and calculus free, mouth.