Dentistry

Dentistry

Modern dentistry is evolving in a supersonic rate. Today, dentists have many procedures to offer, including personal treatment plans to ensure healthy teeth and beautiful smile. Dental specialists have comprehensive know-how on preventing and treating of various dental problems. Thanks to the fast development of dental science beautiful smile and healthy teeth are available to everyone in a fast and painless manner. Thanks to the fast development of dental science beautiful smile and healthy teeth are available to everyone in a fast and painless manner. Below you can find some explanations for frequently appearing dentistry terms:

Orthodontia

Orthodontia is mostly associated with paediatric patients as  the treatment of malocclusion is easier when the body is still growing. However, orthodontia has lots to offer also to adults who are not satisfied with the alignment of their teeth. Orthodontic procedures (eg. braces) are also used as a part of implantation and prosthetic treatments.

Dental fillings

Dental caries or cavities is a breakdown of teeth due to microorganisms and external factors. Treatment of cavities requires removal of decayed dental tissue and placement of dental filling. Today, mainly light-activated resins or dental composites are used. The procedure is minimally invasive and enables to preserve maximum amount of patient’s own dental tissue thanks to the special method used. Wide variety of dental composites available enables to restore the exact shape and colour of the tooth, and usage of light-activated resins makes the procedure fast and convenient for the patient.

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment may be necessary in cases of strong and acute tooth pain, temperature sensitivity, chronic inflammation of root canal or trauma. Root canal treatment requires one or several visits to the dentist. During the procedure diseased and dead pulp tissue is removed from the tooth, root canals are then cleaned, shaped and finally sealed. Thanks to the new technologies root canal treatment has become faster and more precise. The tooth receiving root canal treatment must be restored in a very stable way, for example using dental composite or crowns. Dental crowns are custom-made in a special laboratory: the tooth is filed and filled, if necessary, and an impression is taken from the tooth, which is sent to the lab. The result is a permanent crown which is fastened to its position with a special adhesive.

Dental implant treatment

Removal of a tooth may be indicated in certain situations. As a rule, the procedure is minimally traumatic and painless. To replace the missing teeth the dentist might recommend different solutions, for example removable partial dentures, fixed prosthetic devices (such as crowns and bridges) and dental implants. Each solution has its pros and cons. As of today, dental implant treatment is considered one of the best methods for replacing missing teeth. Dental implant is an artificial tooth root which is placed into the jawbone. After the healing process a custom-made dental crown is made in a laboratory and it is fixed on the dental implant. Go to Medihub web page to look at the different clinics offering implant treatments, book consultation appointment and compare prices.

Prosthetic treatments and dental crowns

Dental crown is used for restoring the structure of a tooth when it is broken or decayed. Our clinics offer all-ceramic dental crowns which are identical to natural teeth. In cases when several consecutive teeth are missing the dentist might recomment other options, for example removable partial dentures, which can be made for partially missing teeth, and also complete denture protheses. Modern materials and methods result in a beautiful, natural smile.

Air polishing

Air polishing or Air-Flow® procedure is becoming more popular day by day. In just few minutes surface stains, plaque and other soft deposits are removed from the teeth, making them look cleaner and whiter. In order to achieve a better effect, air polishing is combined with plaque removal procedure (done by either ultrasound or manual instruments). The procedure is perfect for smokers, coffee and tea lovers, and everybody who want to keep their teeth and gums in a good health.

Tooth whitening

In addition to tooth restoration procedures, we also offer different esthetic dentistry services, including tooth whitening. After the short procedure the teeth are several shader whiter. The result lasts for a few months.

Dental veneers

During the placement of dental veneers a thin layer of material is placed over a tooth. Dental veneers enable to change the shape and colour of the teeth completely. Cooperation of patient, dentist and dental technician is crucial for the optimal esthetic result. Patient’s individuality and personal preferences are taken into account when preparing the veneers. Depending on the procedure the teeth are not filed at all or a minimal preparation is made. Before the veneers are made the patient can see different possible shapes and make suggestions according to them, or even try how temporary veneers feel. This results in a complete satisfaction of the patient.

Services:

    • Dental consultation

      355 clinics

      Dental consultation is a procedure whereby the dentist performs an examination of the oral cavity. If necessary, dental X-ray is done for extra charge and a treatment plan is drawn up. Depending on the health of the oral cavity, it is necessary to consult a dentist at least once a year. During the consultation, the dentist gives advice to the patient on necessary treatment and correct oral hygiene methods.

    • Orthodontic consultation

      70 clinics

      Orthodontic consultation usually precedes orthodontic treatment. To plan treatment, the doctor first takes impressions from your mouth and makes plaster models of your teeth. Calculations are made based on clinical examination and X-ray images. Finally, a treatment plan is drawn up.

    • Fluoride varnish

      36 clinics

      Impregnating sensitive tooth necks with a special varnish is a procedure performed in case of hypersensitivity of tooth necks. Degeneration of gums or wearing of enamel may expose tooth necks and they may become hypersensitive to different irritative factors like cold or sour food. Usually transparent fluoride varnish is used to cover the exposed tooth necks. Additionally, the dentist may advise to use a toothpaste that makes the teeth less sensitive.

    • Braces removal (one arch)

      8 clinics

      Braces removal is a procedure performed after the end of the orthodontic treatment. It is a painless and fast procedure whereby the braces are separated from the teeth with special orthodontic pliers. After removal, the teeth are polished and cleaned.

    • Dental guard

      48 clinics

      Dental guard is a removable mouth guard made of transparent plastic that helps to prevent teeth grinding (bruxism) during sleep. It is a treatment device the aim of which is to decrease contact between teeth and thus also abrading at night. The guard is prepared for each patient individually. The thickness of plastic depends on the intensity of bruxism.

    • Metal braces (one arch)

      11 clinics

      Metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment devices for correcting dental disocclusion. Depending on the occlusion, both arches or only one arch may need treatment. The braces are glued to the teeth with filling material. During the treatment, it is necessary to visit the orthodontist quite often to regulate the pressure of the braces. With metal braces, the treatment time is shorter than with ceramic braces, for example.

    • Access cavity and root canal preparation

      128 clinics

      Access cavity and root canal preparation is always the first stage of the root canal treatment. Root canal is a narrow passage under the tooth that contains the tooth nerves, veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Depending on the number of roots, a tooth may have one to four root canals. The anatomical structure of teeth may vary and therefore the root canal preparation (expansion) may sometimes require several visits to the dentist. This is vital, however, to avoid the recurrence of inflammation.

    • Access cavity and root canals preparation

      218 clinics

      Access cavity and root canals preparation is always the first stage of the root canals treatment. Depending on the number of roots, a tooth may have one to four root canals. The root canals are opened and expanded by means of needles and drill-like instruments. The preparation (expansion) of the root canals may sometimes require several visits to the dentist. This is vital, however, to avoid the recurrence of inflammation.

    • Root canal filling (two canals)

      42 clinics

      Root canal filling for two canals is a root treatment procedure whereby a permanent filling is inserted in the prepared canals. The root canals are filled with rubber-like material. After filling the root canals, the tooth is reconstructed with filling material and a crown is attached to the top to increase the life span of the tooth.

    • Complicated root canal opening and expansion

      9 clinics

      Complicated root canal opening and expansion is a procedure, which is usually performed with a dental microscope. The structure of the root canals may vary widely and in certain cases the opening and expansion of the canals can be complicated. With winding and narrow canals, the procedure takes more time and several visits to the dentist may be necessary.

    • Root canal filling (three canals)

      36 clinics

      Root canal filling for three canals is a root treatment procedure whereby a permanent filling is inserted in the prepared canals. The root canals are filled with rubber-like material. After filling the root canals, the tooth is reconstructed with filling material and a crown is attached to the top to increase the life span of the tooth.

    • Root canal filling (four canals)

      24 clinics

      Root canal filling for four canals is a root treatment procedure whereby a permanent filling is inserted in the prepared canals. The root canals are filled with rubber-like material. After filling the root canals, the tooth is reconstructed with filling material and a crown is attached to the top to increase the life span of the tooth.

    • Root canal filling (one canal)

      303 clinics

      Root canal filling for one canal is a root treatment procedure whereby a permanent filling is inserted in the prepared canal. The root canal is filled with rubber-like material. After filling the root canal, the tooth is reconstructed with filling material and a crown is attached to the top to increase the life span of the tooth.

    • Root canal preparation with filling

      25 clinics

      Root canal preparation with filling is a root treatment procedure. Sometimes only a single visit is needed to perform the whole procedure. In that case, the root canal is opened, expanded and filled during a single visit. If possible, the final reconstruction of the tooth is also performed during the same visit.

    • Root canals preparation with fillings

      12 clinics

      Root canals preparation with fillings is a root treatment procedure. Sometimes only a single visit is needed to perform the whole procedure. In that case, the root canals are opened, expanded and filled during a single visit. If possible, the final reconstruction of the tooth is also performed during the same visit.

    • Implant installation

      114 clinics

      Implant installation is a procedure whereby a small titanium screw or cylinder, which serves as an artificial root, is inserted into the jawbone. The implant replaces the root of the tooth and the crown on top of it replaces the tooth itself. After implant installation, a 2–6-month recovery period will follow during which the implant (artificial root) becomes firmly rooted in the jawbone. During the recovery period, a temporary crown can be used. After healing, it is replaced with a ceramic crown.

    • Dental implant with crown

      27 clinics

      Implant installation is a procedure whereby a small titanium screw or cylinder, which serves as an artificial root, is inserted into the jawbone. Once the implant has become firmly rooted, the external part of the tooth or crown is attached to the top of it. The implant replaces the root of the tooth and the crown on top of it replaces the tooth itself. During the recovery period, a temporary crown can be used. After healing, it is replaced with a ceramic crown.

    • Removable partial denture (acrylic)

      83 clinics

      Acrylic removable partial denture is a plastic denture used to replace lost teeth. It can be removed from the mouth. This denture can be used when the patient still has some teeth left so that the denture can be fixed to them. In addition to the basic price, the total cost will depend on the number of teeth and the number and type of clasps.

    • Removable partial denture (cast-metal)

      98 clinics

      Cast-metal removable partial denture or bugel denture is a denture with a metal frame that can be taken out of the mouth. Cast-metal denture fits better compared to plastic denture. Cast-metal denture is about twice as expensive as the plastic one, because the material costs more.

    • Denture rebasing

      47 clinics

      Denture rebasing or replacing the denture base is a laboratory procedure to make the denture fit better. For rebasing, first an impression is taken of the oral cavity. Based on this, the plastic denture base is then replaced in the laboratory.

    • Denture repairing

      54 clinics

      Denture repairing is a procedure to repair a cracked or broken denture. The prosthodontist sends the denture to the dental laboratory where the old denture base is melted and a new plastic base is fitted. Before sending the denture to the laboratory, an impression is taken of the oral cavity.

    • Complete denture prosthesis

      114 clinics

      Complete denture prosthesis enables to replace lost teeth at a favorable price. It is a removable plastic prosthesis to replace a whole arch of teeth. Making a complete denture prosthesis is a time-consuming process and it is necessary to visit the dentist at least three times before the prosthesis gets ready. If the patient has some teeth left in the upper or lower jaw, a partial plate denture is used.

    • Tooth extraction

      349 clinics

      Tooth extraction or pulling out a tooth is a procedure whereby a tooth is removed from its socket in the upper or lower jawbone. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia. Tooth extraction can be necessitated by several different factors, such as severe tooth decay, chronic inflammation of gums and bone around teeth, trauma, orthodontic treatment etc. Before the procedure, an injection is given to make the tooth numb. During extraction, the tooth is first freed from the gums and bone and then removed with forceps.

    • Complicated tooth extraction

      97 clinics

      Complicated tooth extraction or pulling out a tooth is a procedure whereby a tooth with multiple roots is removed from its socket in the upper or lower jawbone. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia. The complexity of the extraction depends on the anatomy of the tooth and its position in the jawbone. Sometimes an extraction that looks simple may turn out to be complicated in the process. In that case the procedure may take more time than usual and the recovery period can also be longer.

    • Surgical tooth extraction

      121 clinics

      Surgical tooth extraction or pulling out a tooth is a procedure whereby a tooth is removed from its socket in the upper or lower jawbone with a simple day surgery operation. Surgical procedure may be necessary for removing lower grinding teeth and wisdom teeth, especially when the tooth has an atypical position in the jawbone. In such case, the region to be operated is made numb, an incision is made in the gums, and some of the bone around the tooth is removed by drilling. After extracting the tooth, the gums are sutured.

    • Complicated surgical extraction of tooth

      30 clinics

      Complicated surgical extraction of tooth is a procedure whereby a tooth with multiple roots or a broken tooth is removed from the jawbone by means of an operation. Complicated surgical extraction is usually necessitated by an unfavorable position of the tooth in the jawbone. In such case, the region to be operated is made numb, an incision is made in the gums, and the tooth is removed. Complicated surgical extraction of tooth takes more time than surgical tooth extraction and the patient may need antibiotic treatment after the procedure.

    • Wisdom tooth extraction

      49 clinics

      Wisdom teeth or the third set of molars are the last teeth to grow. Wisdom tooth extraction (or pulling out) is a procedure whereby a wisdom tooth is removed from the jawbone. Wisdom tooth extraction is necessary when the tooth has an unfavorable position in the jawbone or when its condition is poor. With upper wisdom teeth, the procedure usually takes more time and the recovery period is also longer than with lower wisdom teeth.

    • Teeth whitening

      170 clinics

      Teeth whitening is a procedure which is usually performed with products based on hydrogen peroxide. Before whitening, it is necessary to consult a dentist who performs a very thorough examination of the oral cavity. If the teeth have lots of fillings or some microfractures or if the patient has hypersensitive teeth, then this procedure is not undertaken.

    • Dental veneers

      105 clinics

      Dental veneer or a laminate is an all-ceramic thin shell bonded onto the front side of a tooth to correct the shape of the tooth or protect the tooth. Fitting these ceramic layers, used on front teeth, requires minimal preparation. The dentist designs a new shape with the help of a dental technician, and first fits a temporary version of the new solution. Before the final preparation, the patient wears the temporary version for a couple of weeks or even longer to get used to the new shape.

    • Lingual frenectomy

      161 clinics

      Lingual frenectomy is a surgical procedure whereby the lingual frenulum is freed from the surrounding tissues. Lingual frenectomy is often indicated in small children with speech problems. Labial frenectomy is performed in certain cases when the distance between the front teeth is too big, and to improve the fitting of orthodontic devices or prostheses.

    • Abscess incision and drainage

      60 clinics

      Abscess incision and drainage is a procedure that is performed to treat extensive inflammations in the oral cavity. First the abscess region is rendered numb with an anesthetic injection and then an incision is made. The abscess pocket is drained and rinsed.

    • Suture removal

      38 clinics

      Suture removal from the mouth is a procedure performed after surgical interventions. However, to close a wound, it is possible to use absorbable or self-dissolving stitches as well. In that case an additional visit to the doctor to remove stitches is not necessary.

    • Oral jewellery

      62 clinics

      Fitting oral jewellery is a procedure whereby a decoration is bonded to the tooth by means of an adhesive technique. This is an esthetic dentistry procedure the cost of which depends on the material used and the type of decoration.

    • Temporary filling

      67 clinics

      Temporary filling is a non-permanent dental filling with semi-soft consistency. Most often temporary fillings are used during root canal treatment between two visits. At the end of treatment, the temporary filling is replaced by a composite filling or a crown.

    • Cavity filling (two sufaces)

      243 clinics

      Nowadays, light-curing composite fillings are widely used in dental treatment. These materials enable to repair teeth so that the filling is practically indistinguishable from the natural tooth tissue. The price of a composite filling depends on its size or, in other words, on how many surfaces the filling covers. Cavity filling for two surfaces is situated on two surfaces of the tooth. If the patient has only a small part of the tooth left, then it is advisable to use a ceramic filling or a crown.

    • Ceramic filling

      97 clinics

      Ceramic filling or ceramic inlay is a full-ceramic dental filling prepared in the laboratory. This type of filling, which is more stable and longer-lasting than a composite filling, is mainly used in the treatment of caries or tooth decay. The tooth is prepared and an impression is taken of the tooth. Based on the impression, the laboratory will make a ceramic filling.

    • Cavity filling (three surfaces)

      240 clinics

      Nowadays, light-curing composite fillings are widely used in dental treatment. These materials enable to repair teeth so that the filling is practically indistinguishable from the natural tooth tissue. The price of a composite filling depends on its size or, in other words, on how many surfaces the filling covers. Cavity filling for three surfaces is situated on three surfaces of the tooth. If the patient has only a small part of the tooth left, then it is advisable to use a ceramic filling or a crown.

    • Removal of old filling

      41 clinics

      Removal of old filling is a procedure performed when amalgam fillings (silver fillings) need to be replaced by composite fillings or when non-hermetic composite fillings need to be replaced.

    • Cavity filling (one surface)

      351 clinics

      Nowadays, light-curing composite fillings are widely used in dental treatment. These materials enable to repair teeth so that the filling is practically indistinguishable from the natural tooth tissue. The price of a composite filling depends on its size or, in other words, on how many surfaces the filling covers. Cavity filling for one surface is situated on only one surface of the tooth – on the chewing surface, for example. A laboratory-made ceramic filling would be a longer-lasting solution than a cavity filling.

    • Soda cleaning

      163 clinics

      Soda cleaning or pearl wash is a procedure whereby a deep cleaning of the teeth is performed by a dentist or a dental hygienist. Abrasive soda particles remove dental plaque and pigment. As a result, teeth will become cleaner and brighter. If necessary, tartar removal is performed before soda cleaning. Soda cleaning and good oral hygiene at home are both essential to keep gingivitis under control.

    • Ceramic crown

      161 clinics

      All-ceramic crown is an esthetic and long-lasting solution for restoring a tooth. Before crowning, the tooth is given a suitable shape and a temporary plastic crown is made and fitted until the ceramic crown is ready. The total cost depends on the type of ceramics used and the number of teeth crowned.

    • Dental scaling (10 minutes)

      42 clinics

      Dental scaling is a procedure whereby the teeth are cleaned of mineral deposits by means of ultrasonic scalers and manual curettes. In certain cases, soda cleaning is also very useful. The duration of the procedure and the recovery period of the tissues may vary depending on the amount of tartar and the condition of the gums.

    • Dental scaling (20 minutes)

      151 clinics

      Dental scaling is a procedure whereby the teeth are cleaned of mineral deposits by means of ultrasonic scalers and manual curettes. In certain cases, soda cleaning is also very useful. The duration of the procedure and the recovery period of the tissues may vary depending on the amount of tartar and the condition of the gums.

    • Dental scaling (30 minutes)

      239 clinics

      Dental scaling is a procedure whereby the teeth are cleaned of mineral deposits by means of ultrasonic scalers and manual curettes. In certain cases, soda cleaning is also very useful. The duration of the procedure and the recovery period of the tissues may vary depending on the amount of tartar and the condition of the gums.

    • Dental scaling (45 minutes)

      152 clinics

      Dental scaling is a procedure whereby the teeth are cleaned of mineral deposits by means of ultrasonic scalers and manual curettes. In certain cases, soda cleaning is also very useful. The duration of the procedure and the recovery period of the tissues may vary depending on the amount of tartar and the condition of the gums.