ORAL & DENTAL HEALTH 

The protection of oral and dental health is important ensuring nutritional needs in the correct and proper way. Besides, mouth is the most exposed to the microorganisms in the human body.

ORAL & DENTAL HEALTH

Oral and dental health is very important for a healthy life and should be followed regularly. Because the protection of oral and dental health is important ensuring  nutritional needs in the correct and proper way. Besides, mouth is the most exposed to the microorganisms in the human body. Dangerous microorganisms can often accumulate on the inside of the mouth, bottom of the teeth and on the teeth. We provide free inspection by our experienced physician. We offer quality dental treatment for people of all ages with the support of modern technology for a healthy life. We always offer the highest quality service to our patients by giving priority to customer satisfaction.

TREATMENTS

Implant Treatment 

Aesthetic Dentistry 

Teeth Whitening  

Smile Design (Hollywood Smile) 

Endodontics

Orthodontics 

Composite Filling

Dental Prosthesis (Total) 

Botox

Implant Treatment

Implants are artificial roots made from various biological materials. It is a screw placed in the jawbone by a surgical procedure to complete the missing teeth. The implant is made of a very durable and long-lasting mine called titanium. Tissue compliance and bone fusion are very good. The implant is placed in the jawbone by a dentist in a sterile environment with a small surgical procedure. The implant is expected to fuse with bone for 3 months. Three months later, the gum former is attached. Then the planned implant tops (porcelain, removable prostheses) are attached in a few sessions.

Advantages :
The biggest advantage of making implants is that patients have fixed teeth with almost identical characteristics instead of their lost teeth. There will be no ugly images of the arc dental prostheses to be made to the patients who have lost some of their teeth. It is an aesthetically important procedure. In addition, the implant replaces the tooth prevents osteoporosis. Therefore, implant application for bone protection is a great advantage.

 

Is it applicable to everyone?

Implant treatment is applied in cases of single or multiple tooth loss or loss of all teeth, except for certain specific health problems.

What are the health conditions that impede implant treatment?

-Diabetics patients
-Heart disease patients (implant treatment shouldn’t be applied before consultation with the patient’s own doctor)
-Hypertension patients
-Blood clotting disorder patients
-Cancer patients (people who take chemotherapy)

What are the points that people should take care of after implants being done?

There are some points that should be considered in patients who don’t have good oral care. For example, patients who smoke in excessive amounts infection risk caused by bacterial plaque which occurs in the tissues of the mouth is high. Because of the toxic effects of cigarette smoking and the toxic effects of cigarette smoking affects fusing of implant with bone badly. Because of that we do not prefer to apply implant treatment to smoking patients. We start treatment after the reduction of smoking. Patients should give great importance to oral and dental cleaning after implant treatment has done.

Is implant treatment expensive?

Although implant treatment seems to be an expensive procedure, it is not costly when it is used for many years and considering its convenience.

Aesthetic Dentistry

Treatment methods applied in aesthetic dentistry are;

1. Aesthetic filling applications
2. Porcelain laminates or laminate veneers
3. Zirconium crowns
4. Gum aesthetics application
5. Smile design application
6. İnley- Onley
7. Porcelain crowns and bridges

First, a general oral and dental examination is performed to evaluate the oral and dental health. Planning is done after the patient’s entire mouth x-ray (Panoramic X-ray) is taken. The target is to make the teeth in harmony with the face of the patient. The patient is able to compare the operations after the treatment is done by the photos taken before and after the treatment.

 

Porcelain Laminates or Laminate Veneers:
Lamina means leaves in latin language. They are fine porcelain made by removing only very light matter from the front surface of the tooth without cutting the teeth.

Zirconium Crowns:
They are non-metal porcelain veneers and bridges. It is compatible with gums and does not cause gingival problem and bad breath. Metal porcelain allergy seen in some people is not seen in zirconium. It is harmonious in terms of aesthetics and health and breaks the light like natural teeth due to its lack of metal. In addition, because it is a very durable material, it can be used safely in the back areas and long bridges.

Gingival Aesthetics Application:
Gingival contouring can be performed when the gums appear too much or the teeth appear short.

Smile Design Application (Hollywood Smile):
It is the realization of the most beautiful smile planning with the harmony of aesthetics and naturalness. We listen to the ideas and desires of the desired smile in the design of the smile by considering the facial shape of the individual, the color, gender, age and color of the teeth. This process can be done with porcelain laminates, gingiva applications and whitening.

Inley – Onley Application:
They are the fillings which are produced and applied by computer instead of crowns in cases where there is too much material loss due to cavities or trauma and in cases where successful results can not be obtained with fillings. The cavity is cleaned, the measurement is taken, the color is determined. Then it is digitally designed and glued into the mouth in the clinic. It is an aesthetic and long lasting treatment.

Porcelain Crowns and Bridges:
They are the treatments such as crowns or bridges applied to teeth which has less tissue or advanced tissue loss. It is an application covered with porcelain because of its metal supported infrastructure.

Teeth Whitening

It is a way to have a white, shiny smile and that the color-changing teeth for many reasons appear more white than they are. It is easier and less costly than large aesthetic applications. It can be applied in two different types.

Office Type: The patient stays in the clinic for approximately 1 hour and the dentist applies whitening gel into the mouth by the help of cold light.
Home Type: In this method, a transparent plaque is prepared by measuring inside of the mouth of the patient. The whitening gel supplied is administered by the patient during the day or before sleep.

In general, we recommend using these two methods at the same time. When combined home and office type methods, a more permanent and ideal result is obtained.

Endodontics (Canal Treatment)

Human health starts with oral and dental health. If the necessary importance is not given to oral and dental cleaning, the bacteria that accumulates in the mouth after the meal produce acid. The resulting acid dissolves the tooth enamel, causing the dentin layer to be destroyed and results in tooth decay. One of the treatment methods of tooth decay is the treatment of the canal (endodontics). Canal treatment is the treatment of root canals in the teeth. In the root of the tooth, there is a vein-nerve bundle that supplies the tooth known as the ‘nerve of the tooth’. The nerve is damaged due to decays, trauma and infection. The cleaning, shaping and filling of this area is called canal treatment. Canal treatment provides the tooth function properly without having nerve and veins inside.

In which situations root canal treatment is applied?

– Spontaneous pain

– Pain that awakens from sleep, especially at night

– Long-term sensitivity to cold

– Having infection at the root end of the tooth

– Color change of the tooth, swelling of the tooth, pain in the lymph nodes near the tooth, or swelling felt by hand.

– It is applied in cases of irritation caused by deep decays

Is canal treatment a painful procedure?

With modern anesthesia techniques, the pain during treatment is minimized. Therefore it is not a painful procedure. However, some very painful or infected teeth may experience numbness problems. In this case, teeth can be anesthetized using advanced methods of anesthesia.

How long does the canal treatment take?
Thanks to the developing technology and drugs, a troublefree or uncomplicated canal treatment is usually completed in a single session. Depending on the condition of the tooth, the canal treatment can be performed in one or two sessions. A few sessions may be required to ensure that the infection is completely eliminated for an infected tooth

What should be done for the canal treatment that has ongoing pain?
If pain still persists in the future, the canal filling may be incomplete or insufficient. In this case, the root canal is generally cleaned and refilled after removing the canal filling. If no results are taken by this treatment, the tooth can be treated by the so-called ‘root end resection’ surgical technique.

What are the benefits of canal treatment?
It prevents tooth extraction. Even if it is dead, our own tooth root is healthier than an artificial tooth root.
After tooth extraction, loss of function, aesthetic problems and problems with speech occur.

Does canal treatment can be done to children?
In children, canal treatment is a sensitive issue. At the age of six , the first great fangs start to teeth. These teeth can rapidly decay when adequate cleaning and hygiene are not provided. If filling is not done and the caries reach the pulp, the canal treatment is required. Sometimes the root of the tooth has not completed its development and may remain open. In these cases, it may be necessary to administer aspecification therapy. Compliance of the child is the most important criterion affecting the success of the treatment. Sometimes, because of trauma, the teeth break and the pulp is exposed. In such cases, children may need to be treated with a canal treatment.

How canal treatment is done?
From the crown of the tooth that appears in the mouth, a cavity opening into the nerve layer of the tooth (pulp) is introduced into the root portion from a hole of the jawbone of the tooth. The nerves of the tooth are found in the root canals. The treatment of the canal begins with the removal of the nerves. It ends with shaping the channels and removing them from microorganisms and then filling the expanded channels.

How is the tooth restoration done after the canal treatment?
The crown portion of the tooth is restored according to the size of the damage, and the aesthetic and functional continuity of the tooth is ensured. If canal treatment is done to one of the anterior teeth or there is a small amount of material loss, the tooth is re-filled with filler. However, the back teeth usually require crown. Some teeth need an infrastructure to be supported before the crown is made. This infrastructure is called ‘core’. ‘Post’ is used to fix this infrastructure. A portion of the filling material in the root canals should be removed and a place for the post should be prepared.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics; is a branch of interest to diagnose and control the incisional teeth, diagnosis and control of discrepancies in the teeth, jaw and face, and prevention or treatment of this condition. This area of expertise offers solutions to people with closing disorders (malocclusion).

What are the causes of orthodontic problems?
Orthodontic problems may be inherited or may occur later. Nutritional disorders, long-term bottle or false pacifier, finger sucking, nail eating, tooth squeezing, pen biting, lip biting (bad habits not to be done), early loss of milk teeth, tooth loss due to irregularities, front teeth disorders because of compression of the wisdom tooth, genetic predisposition, hormonal disorders, systemic diseases may cause orthodontic disorders.

Who can receive orthodontic treatment?
This treatment, which is very important for oral health, can be applied if it is found appropriate for all patients suffering from tooth and jaw after doctor control. There is no age limitation for the treatment of orthodontics. The ideal time is the 10-14 age range. In this period, the treatment is provided to help the jaw development in young children and ensure correct positioning of the teeth. Today, it provides correction of jaw and facial disorders with the distortion and closing irregularities in the teeth of adult people.

How long is the treatment period?
It is directly proportional to the age of the person and the degree of distortion. The most accurate answer will be given by our orthodontic specialist.

How is orthodontic treatment done?
Generally, it starts with the treatment of the upper jaw. In a few weeks time lower jaw treatment starts. Then the bracket is attached. It is done by using wires, brackets and tires. The brackets are glued on the teeth and the wires are passed through the brackets and the force is applied to the teeth. In this way, the teeth are moved in a gradual way to ensure their proper positioning. Treatment may take a few months or years. Every month, adjustments are made for the desired shape of the teeth. During treatment, hard or sticky foods cause the brackets to break. The broken bracket causes a wound in the mouth. It is useful for the person to see orthodontics as soon as they are noticed.

NOTE: The brackets used today are lighter and contain less metal. It is produced in various colors to motivate the children and transparent for adults.

Considerations During Orthodontic Treatment
Because of orthodontic wires more food residue can accumulate on the teeth. Therefore, oral care is of great importance. Special orthodontic brushes, dental floss and mouthwashes may also be used as an assistant. Hard food should be eaten after cut with a knife. In particular, crusted and hard dried fruits and nuts may cause the brackets to break, while sticky foods such as Turkish delight may adhere to the brackets, causing both cavities and breakage.

Composite Filling

Composite filling is also known as aesthetic filling. It is preferred because of its durability and easy application to anterior and back teeth. It is an operation which is being done without corrosion of teeth and without they are being cut. The front teeth are closed at intervals without loss of material and given an aesthetic appearance. Our goal is that the patient gains a beautiful smile that is aesthetic and healthy without losing his or her teeth.

How is composite filling done?
First, the bonding process is done after the teeth are slightly corroded. It is then frozen by laser light after the physician forms the tooth with the filler and filling the cavities and closing the intervals. The process is finished by polishing. The result is nice smiles :

When should aesthetic fillings be applied?
It can be applied to repair broken teeth and cavities. It is an important application for the treatment of permanent discolouration of the teeth and the gaps between the teeth. At the same time, it is preferred to extend and equalize the tooth length, to apply the shape change and smile design in the teeth.

How long do the aesthetic fillings last?
It is a procedure that is frequently used and recommended by physicians because it does not cause any damage to your gums and can be used as your own teeth. If you have an aesthetic filling in your mouth, it is necessary to take care of the teeth such as brushing and flossing. If the right treatment and care process is provided, you can use it for 5-10 years or more. In order to prevent stains, it is useful to have polishing periodically. It is done in one session.

Dental Prothesis (Total)

Total or in other name prostheses, in all cases where loss of teeth occurs because of cavities, trauma, bone loss the teeth, then they are replaced by artificially or with new ones and they are called mobile and removable prostheses which located by the support from upper and lower jaw and provides the treatment of patient in aesthetic, function, speech and psychological manners. In total prostheses, lip and cheek fullness can be provided with a prosthesis and a younger facial appearance can be achieved. The prostheses are basically divided into two as fixed and moving (insertion – subtraction).

1.Fixed Prosthesis:
It is the process of replacing the teeth with missing or excessive substance loss by using materials similar to the color and texture. In patients with missing posterior teeth, and metal-backed porcelain or more durable infrastructures (zirconium-monolithic zirconium) are generally used. They are also easily used in the front areas. This process is done by removing the minimum material from the teeth and with special adhesives porcelain is adhered to tooth.

2.Mobile Prosthesis:
They are removable prosthesis which can be removed and replaced instead of missing teeth. It is being applied to mouths where all teeth are missing. Although we usually refer patients to fixed and implant applications, for some reasons (such as health, bone resorption, economic) patients may have to prefer moving prostheses. In addition to placing, there are many different methods in prostheses. There are many mobile prosthesis types such as hook, implant retained, implant supported (fix – removable) and telescopic.

Implant Supported Prosthesis:
They are full prosthesis prepared by implanting the implant in the jawbone of the patients who have lost all their teeth. It is like their own teeth and is easily preferred.

The first use of total prosthesis and its problems:
The patient’s first encounter with a total prosthesis can be quite troublesome. Especially the patient does not know how to use it and the oral tissues are not ready for prosthesis are the most important reasons for these problems. Your new prosthesis will be unfamiliar and large in your mouth. Although eating with total prostheses is difficult at first, you can eat easily after a short time. Initially, chewing should be done on both sides with soft and small loaves. Lower prosthesis will move more and move out. Getting used to the lower prosthesis is harder than getting used to the upper prosthesis and takes longer. It is normal to bite the tongue, lip and cheek. There may be problems in the voices due to the fact that the tongue cannot get used to the prosthesis, but over time, these sounds recover.
When the prosthesis is first inserted, the prosthesis edges may have difficulty in the first few days because of contact to the places that muscles fill. Then the muscles get used to the prosthesis and it has an effect of increasing the retention of the prosthesis. The prostheses must be inserted for 24 hours during the first few days to adapt to the tissues. Later it should be removed at night. Patients who do not want to remove it are recommended to remove a few hours during the day. Prosthetic adhesives can be used in prosthesis with few bone support. There is no drawback to use when it is cleaned every evening and new adhesive is applied every morning.

How is total prothesis cleaned?
The prosthesis is cleaned with a denture cleaning brush after each meal. Clean the prosthesis with paste or cleaning tablets. Generally, the errors are to wash the prosthesis with bleach and put into hot water. This can damage it a lot.

Botox Application

Botox , ie botulinum toxin, was first used to treat contractions around the eye. In addition to the use of beauty for the removal of the lines around the eyes, at the forehead and between the eyebrow, it has been used in the treatment of some diseases. Examples of these diseases include eye twitching, lethargy, chronic migraine headaches, neck contractions, excessive sweating, cerebral palsy, and tooth grinding (bruxism).

What is the importance of botox at oral treatment?

If you squeeze your teeth unconsciously at night or if a relative warns you about it, you have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that causes because of extrucion your teeth involuntary and continues with excessive grinding. Tooth squeeze may cause erosions or cracks at tooth enamel and existing porcelain restorations or fillings. At the same time, due to the reduction of the joint fluid in the jaw joint, it may cause abrasions in the joint and nest, mouth opening difficulties and pain. Teeth squeezing can be reduced by botox treatment done on the facial muscles. Botox controls the masseter muscles, the largest jaw muscles that help us carry our teeth.

What is the reason of teeth squeeze?
It can be stress, anger, disappointment and tension.

What are the main symptoms of tooth squeezing?
Head, ear, jaw and facial pain, tinnitus, voice coming from jaw joint when opening the mouth, difficulty in mouth opening, pain or jaw shift.

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