Frequently asked questions / FAQ
Yes, our clinic do provide cleaning services – dental hygiene. Including tooth tartar and plaque removal and teeth polishing using fluoride paste. Our dental hygiene sessions also includes providing instructions about how to take care of your teeth at home. We are happy to show you how to use different sorts of dental tools such as dental floss, go-between cleaners etc.
Dental plaque is a biofilm, usually a pale yellow color, that develops naturally on the teeth. It contains a big amount of various bacteria, causing teeth cavities and other teeth damages. Also, to prevent possible gum diseases, it is necessary to treat dental plaque as soon as possible using correct cleaning technique.
In dentistry, calculus or tartar is a form of hardened dental plaque caused by insufficient or incorrect dental hygiene. It is caused by the continuous accumulation of minerals from saliva on the teeth plaque. Its rough surface provides an ideal medium for further plaque formation, threatening the health of the gingiva (gums). Not treated, the tartar film can spread on the whole tooth, causing severe damage.
Next phase, if untreated, leads to permanent bone damage. Teeth might also lose the ability to hold in place firmly, therefore, dental plaque and tartar might easily cause the teeth loss.
We recommend a regular appointments for professional tartar and plaque removal. The time between individual appointments may vary depending on how fast they are occurring. First step is using an ultrasound to remove the tartar (also using mechanical tools if necessary). Dental plaque is removed using rotary brushes and special paste or using so-called sanding technique. Sanding is a plaque and pigment removal method using jet of sand, air and water. Last step is a local gum treatment using disinfectant rinse. After this treatment, your teeth are cleaner, whiter and shinier.
Whitening is a procedure in which we lighten the color of the teeth using one of many available techniques. At our clinic, we use the most advanced technology: BriteSmile. We are able to lighten the tooth color up to 9 shades during one hour treatment. It is necessary to consult your dentist before whitening your teeth.
We are able to lighten the color of your teeth. Therefore, the darker your teeth were, the more impressive will the result be. The whitening gel is applied to the front side of the teeth. We use special blue light lamp for boosting/enhancing the gel effect. This allows us to use gels with less peroxide index with better results. Compared to take-home whitening, in-office procedures are much more effective since the professional dentist is able to use more concentrated whitening gels. This guarantee better whitening results during only a 60 minute treatment. Take-home techniques mostly require using bleach-trays every day for certain amount of time.
It is most certainly not. We apply a protection gel on gums and lips before the procedure. This gel protects soft-tissue from the bleach as well as from the blue light lamp. However, patients might experience some sensitivity during first 24 hours after whitening. One way to prevent this is to apply colorless fluoride polish on the teeth right after whitening procedure.
There might be some teeth sensitivity after the procedure. This effect is going to pass away in about 24 hours.
Yes, teeth whitening is absolutely safe. Many studies and researches show that teeth whitening done by a professional dentist is safe and does not effect enamel, dentine nor soft-tissue.
With correct care of your teeth and using the Brite Smile pen at home, the results of whitening may last for several years. It is also recommended to schedule a cleaning appointment with your dentist every 6 months (3 months for smokers).
In few very rare cases there is a possibility to lighten your teeth color up to 1.5 shade (after 30 days of use). This result can’t be compared however, to 9-shade improvement which you can achieve during one 60-minute treatment done by a specialist.
Amalgam is one of the oldest materials used by dentist and we have only positive experience using it. Modern amalgam fillings have improved consistency, containing much less mercury. The amount of mercury detached from old fillings or during the procedures is minimal. In fact, some studies show that we receive more mercury from our daily food intake.
No matter which material we use, it is essential to maintain all the procedures steps. This is what ensures the high-quality of the filling, not the material. Amalgam has outstanding mechanical properties, which makes him very appropriate for back-teeth. After finishing the filling, the material has to set/stiffen for some time, therefore the final polishing is done during the next session. The main disadvantage of amalgam rests in an aesthetic level – its silver color is not at all similar to natural color of teeth.
There are many current alternatives available to use as back-teeth fillings with similar qualities as amalgam. Inlay-onlay system shows great results, especially using ceramic materials. We remove the same portion of teeth as we would using any other material. After that, the procedure is different than typical amalgam filling. Computer allows us to create the filling in several minutes. After that, the filling is glued to the tooth and few finishing adjustments are done. These fillings have exceptional mechanical properties, lasts for a long time and looks just as real/natural teeth.
Maintaining a correct treatment process is essential for creating a quality and long-lasting fillings. After that, any material has a potential to satisfy the requirements, yet we have the best experience with inlay-onlay system.
You can secure your fresh breath by following all rules of correct dental hygiene. This means removing teeth plaque and tartar, removing bacteria from your gums, tongue and interdental spaces. The main cause of bad breath are sulfur-producing bacteria in you mouth. We recommend for patient with healthy teeth to schedule an appointment every 6 months (every 3 months for patients with any dental difficulties). The main reason of all teeth issues is an insufficient dental hygiene or badly manufactured prosthetics. You should clean your removable prosthetics every night using a soft toothbrush and put them into mild denture-soaking solution afterwards.
The first time for a child to visit a dentist should be for a consultation, not after first toothaches occur. It is a time after all his teeth are cut, but if the parent has any questions, it is advised to come as soon as possible. Our professionals will teach the children how to clean their teeth correctly and also recommend a proper diet for a good dental health to the parents. We aim of course, for children not to be afraid to visit our clinic in the future.
With present technologies, we are able to perform all dental treatments almost without any pain occurring. We mostly apply a local anesthetic using a spray or an injection (depending on the procedure). Using a quality diamond drills also helps shorten procedure time thus preventing unnecessary pain.
We encounter two cases mostly. First is when anesthetic does not penetrate the tissue due to mouth sores and irritations. Second is when patient is in major fear of the treatment. In this case, we are able to provide sedatives or calm the patient by a friendly discussion.
Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums. It commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth – plaque. The bacteria are inducing toxins which irritate the gums causing swelling, sensibility, inflammation and bleeding. The only way to prevent gingivitis is correct dental hygiene. If you come across any symptom of gingivitis, it is necessary to visit your dentist, preventing teeth wobbling and loss – periodontitis.
The only effective way to treat periodontitis is dental surgery. This is only a case if all your teeth are not affected by the disease. The treatment focuses on slowing the periodontal atrophy by using soft toothbrushes and very careful teeth cleaning.
Due to its slow advancing, periodontisis mostly occur in older patients. There is no known cause of periodontitis yet, which is the reason why dentists are not able to treat it definitively today. The most commonly discussed causes of periodontitis are incorrect dental hygiene, teeth overextension, using hard toothbrushes, orthodontic treatments, etc. If patient experience any other disease besides teeth atrophy, it is necessary to seek dental care.
There are several ways to help with the crooked or overcrowded teeth. For example, using dental braces, ceramic facets, crowns, etc.
The cause of teeth decay occurring is a combination of several factors affecting the teeth for sufficient time, such as sugar and bacteria in your mouth. It is necessary not only to brush your teeth properly at least twice a day, but also to use dental floss and go-between brushes daily. We recommend applying fluoride dental products which improves decay resistance.
Yes, cold sensitivity is very common after treating deep-seated caries. After few days, teeth will create sufficient dentine barrier to prevent cold sensitivity.
If the filling is done well, it can look as new after a simple polishing procedure. Badly done or damaged fillings can be replaced with better-looking materials such as white composite filling or porcelain inlay. With severely damaged tooth, a crown can be used to cover and protect the whole tooth.
We use custom-made thin ceramic facets which look just as normal teeth. Another options are white resin fillings or crowns (treating severely damaged teeth).
Missing teeth could be replaced with removable dentures, fixed bridges or implants.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or a bridge. Shaped as a screw, implants are mostly made of titanium. Implants are placed into the bone, providing a firm base for one or more artificial teeth called crowns or bridges. Unlike a denture, dental implants provide permanent solution and have all the attributes of natural teeth.
A dental surgeon decides the suitability of a patient for dental implants. Implant are generally not recommended for patients with diseases causing healing difficulties such as diabetes, tumor diseases and periodontitis. Also, we do not recommend implants to smokers.
With taking good care of your implants (and assuming they were done well), implants are a permanent solution. Also, you should respect the effect of correct dental hygiene and scheduling cleaning appointment every 6 months. Dental implants are generally not covered by insurance.
Ozone therapy in dentistry has many ways to be of use. It can be used as a prevention method, especially with young patients. It is also used in treating teeth caries that are not advanced enough to affect a nerve. After applying, the ozone is covered by filling.
Ozone therapy is used to treat minor teeth caries. Since it does not require any drilling, it is absolutely painless and canny towards to tooth.
The purpose of RTG is to show tissues which are not (or badly) visible by the naked eye. The beams are shot through the tissue and create an image on special film. Lately, the technique called radiodiagnostic has become popular for its ability to project an image right into computer. This method is much more considerate and accurate but its main advantage is having a digital copy of image available instantly.