1. Dental Implants

Dental implants are currently the only possibility of replacing missing teeth by means of fixed prostheses (different from mobile ones, which must be removed from the mouth for hygiene reasons), which closely resemble natural dentition.
At the end of the necessary healing period, you might even forget that you have implants instead of your natural teeth. Dental implants enhance the quality of your life as they are built in such a way as to provide a natural feeling. Persons having lost their teeth recover their ability to eat practically anything, to talk and to smile “from ear to ear”. More and more patients prefer this treatment method to using prostheses or bridges.

Implants are actually small screws that are inserted in the maxillary bone wherever there is a missing tooth. They act as roots of the future teeth and as bases on which dental crowns are mounted.

Who can get a dental implant?
Implants are recommended for all patients with missing teeth, without age limitations. Any person healthy enough to qualify for a small surgical intervention in the mouth cavity can resort to this type of treatment.

Surgical Procedure
The placement of implants is a two-stage process:
During the first stage, the implants are inserted in the maxillary bone; there follows a 3 to 6 month waiting period during which the implants get fixed into the bone. During this time, they are covered by the mucosa.
During the second stage, the implants will be uncovered and pivots will be inserted to support the crowns that will be mounted afterwards. The entire procedure lasts 6 to 8 months (both stages), during which time most patients continue their normal daily life.

 

2. Cavity Therapy

A dental cavity is a lesion that destroys the hard tissue of the tooth. During its incipient stages, it can only be noticed by the dentist; when patients also notice the presence of the cavity, the lesions have already reached an advanced state. That is why it is so important to go to the dental clinic for periodical checks. In this way, you will be able to deal with your condition during its earliest stage. The earlier the cavity is detected, the less the strain on the teeth, the less expensive the treatment and the smaller the number of visits it takes to complete it. At first, the cavity will manifest itself as a simple brown coloration of the teeth. Later on, there appears the actual cavity that continues to grow. If the process evolves, an inflammation of the dental pulp (“of the nerve”) will also occur, which will lead to the necessity of removing it and of filling in the root canal (operation also known as “killing the nerve “).
Cavity treatment aims to:

–          entirely remove the damaged dental tissues,

–          protect the healthy tissues by using materials that insulate the tooth against temperature variations,

–          reconstruct the tooth (filling), based on materials that make it equally resistant, functional and good looking.

The entire treatment is performed under local anesthesia to avoid any discomfort.

3. Prosthetics

If a large portion of the tooth has been destroyed by a cavity, it will not be possible to reconstruct it through a simple obturation operation (“filling”). The remaining walls are too thin to be able to bear the pressure exerted upon the teeth when we eat and they may fracture. That is why it is necessary to protect healthy walls by covering them with a dental crown.

If, however, the tooth cannot be saved anymore and it is taken out, the remaining empty space can be filled in either with a prosthetic device (dental bridge), or with a dental implant. Dental crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices (cemented). If a large number of teeth are lost, the patient will require a dental prosthesis, which will have to be removed every day, for hygiene purposes (mobile prosthetic device).

We use best quality materials, we closely cooperate with dental technicians and we take special care about patients’ wishes, all of which enable us to obtain excellent prosthetic devices in point of aesthetics and functionality.

Our clinic covers the following dental treatment services:

– mounting of porcelain prosthetic devices with chromium- cobalt, plated gold or zirconium metallic supports

– mounting of porcelain prosthetic devices without metallic support

– inlays

– ceramic or composite veneers

– operations on dental implants

– acrylic and skeletal prostheses

4. Endodontics

Endodontics is the specialty that deals with the treatment of the root canal. It represents the basis of stomatology as the life span of the tooth primarily depends on the correctness of this treatment.

Root canal treatment consists of the removal of the vascular nervous tissue (the “nerve”) from root canals, which will then be cleaned, widened and sterilized and, finally, obturated. Canal obturation represents the final stage of the endodontic treatment, which means sealing the roots with special materials that prevent infections.

At our clinic, these operations are performed with state-of-the art equipment and materials. To give just an example, we use the apex locator, which allows accurately measuring the length of the root canal and which represents a rotary root canal widening system.
Treatment duration depends on the pervious state of the nerve (inflammation, infection) as well as on the difficulty of the intervention; in other words, it can be over after only one or after several sessions, depending on the specific nature of the respective case.

What we aim at is to make the patient feel comfortable throughout the treatment, to avoid subsequent symptoms and to obtain the best tooth sealing, which will expand its life span as much as possible.

5. Cosmetic Dentistry

There’s so much a nice smile can say if you have beautiful teeth. Just think of all of the daily benefits of a white and shiny smile and of the way in which it affects your personal and professional life.

There are two cosmetic dentistry methods to get your best smile: tooth whitening and porcelain veneers.

Whitening is a safe and efficient procedure, used in order to remove tooth colorations and stains and to obtain a lighter shade of the natural tooth colour, if the patient wishes so.

The colour of teeth is the colour of the dentin layer, which shows through the enamel. In time, certain coloured substances (from coffee, tea, red wine) penetrate the enamel and get impregnated in the dentin,  from which it cannot be removed by a mere periodontal scaling.
Among the most frequent causes of stains there are: drinking coffee and tea, smoking, certain antibiotics, dental traumas, excessive fluoridation.

Whitening is not efficient in the following cases:
– brown colouring due to a cavity
– grey- bluish colouring due to amalgam fillings
– dental fluorosis
– yellow-brown colouring caused by tetracycline

Types of whitening operations:

     1. Clinic whitening: takes place during one session, so that in only half an hour you get the smile of your dreams.The whitening gel has a higher concentration.

     2. Home whitening: you will use custom trays that perfectly fit your teeth and a whitening gel with a lower concentration. Trays must be worn at night, for 6 to 8 nights.

Porcelain veneers represent another cosmetic dentistry domain. Different from the whitening operation, which modifies the shade of your teeth, porcelain veneers represent an elegant way to enhance your smile, even when there are form, alignment, length or even positioning problems. Given that they are very thin, veneers require trimming back only a very small quantity of enamel. The result is amazing. Your teeth will have the desired colour, size and form.

6. Periodontics

Gum conditions – the most common cause of tooth loss in the adult population. “Ignore you teeth and you will lose them!” You should be able to use your teeth throughout your life. This can be achieved with proper care. Regular brushing, the use of dental floss and periodical visits for periodontal scaling and professional brushing may help avoid periodontal conditions, which are the main cause of tooth loss.
The term “periodontal” comes from ancient Greek and it means “around the tooth”.

Periodontal conditions are caused by bacteria which adhere to the gums, bone and surrounding tissues under the form of the microbial plaque or of the calculus (tartar). The first stages of this process are usually painless, but the periodontal condition leads to serious consequences if left untreated. The number of those who suffer from periodontitis is quite high, approximately 3 out of 4 adults being affected by a form of this condition.

Types of periodontal conditions:

1. Gingivitis: The bacterial plaque causes an inflammation of the gums, which become sensitive and bleed. At this stage, the condition is still reversible.

2. Periodontitis: If the microbial plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). As it continues to grow, the calculus pushes the gum line towards the root or causes the gum tissue to separate from the tooth. This phenomenon leads to the appearance of pockets between the tooth and the gum.

3. Advanced periodontitis: The condition continues to advance destroying more of the bone and periodontal ligament. Even the healthiest teeth can become loose and they may require extraction at times. Although the microbial plaque is the main cause of the periodontal condition, there is a series of other factors which favor it, such as smoking, using oral contraceptives, dental bridges that are incorrectly adjusted at the margins, old dental fillings, systemic conditions such as AIDS or diabetes, certain types of steroids or other medicine, bruxism or even a poor diet.

7. Surgery

The most frequent dental surgical intervention is the dental extraction. If a tooth is severely damaged and it cannot be restored or of its condition leads to complications, it must be taken out.
The tooth taken out will be replaced with a dental implant or with a dental bridge.
Our clinic performs the following types of surgical interventions:
– dental implants
– dental extractions
– odontectomies
– root resections
– cystectomies
– premolarization
– transplantations
– periodontal surgery
– surgical interventions aiding implant insertions

– surgical interventions aiding mobile prosthesis mounting
DentalMed has a fully equipped operating room, fitted with modern devices which ensure strict aseptic conditions. The extensive clinical experience and the professionalism of our team of surgeons guarantee the successful outcome of any intervention.

8. Pedodontics   – specialist doctor from Israel

Pedodontics represents the dental assistance intended for children.
Children are a special category of patients due to the specifics of milk teeth and of young definitive teeth, as well as to the fact that it is essential to gain the trust of the little ones right from the start. The atmosphere is nice and friendly, and the treatment puts very little strain on the children so that they like coming to our clinic.

Pedodontics also includes prophylactic treatments (fluoridation, sealing, guidance on tooth brushing) because the prevention of cavities is as important as their treatment.

Certain teeth conditions cause troubles in the development of definitive teeth; that is why it is very important to treat milk teeth with the same care because their health influences the harmonious and proper development of the permanent dental arches.

Due to the development of the technology in this domain, a visit to the dentist is no longer a stressful event either for children or for their parents. Children are happy to come to the DentalMed dental clinic because they know that nothing in the dental treatment will cause them the slightest physical pain.

The DentalMed clinic introduces in Romania the latest technique of fighting patients’ fear and pain sensations: inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide.

The novelty of this treatment consist of the use of the nitrous oxide, a gas which, when combined with oxygen, has a calming effect on the patient who will therefore feel no fear at all. When the treatment is over, the doctor discontinues the supply of nitrous oxide and the patient will only inhale oxygen for a few minutes so as to eliminate the effects of the previously inhaled substance from the body.

At our clinic, all interventions requiring special sedation methods are permanently monitored by an anesthetic specialist.

Of course, children are the happiest with the new treatment system; they aren’t afraid of going to the dental clinic anymore because they no longer experience any of the discomforts of classic dental interventions.

9. Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry which deals with the correction of teeth position or of disproportionate teeth or jaw relationships. The term orthodontics comes from ancient Greek and it is made up of ortho=right and odons=tooth.
Your smile is the highlight of your face. Look in the mirror. Do you like your smile or do you think it can be improved? Think of how you react when you meet someone with a pleasant smile. Does that make him or her more attractive?

Orthodontic treatment will give you a fabulous smile that will last a lifetime. It will also give a nicer appearance to your whole face through the correction of the relationship between the two jaws and through the adjustment of their shape. If you want to correct your teeth, you must follow an orthodontic treatment. This kind of treatment presupposes applying slight pressure on growing or grown teeth through the mounting of braces.
The most appropriate age to go to the orthodontist is 8-9 years. At this age, the maxillary bones grow faster and they are more elastic and that is why it is easier to correct jaw and teeth positions now. However, you can benefit from an orthodontic treatment at any other age. Just keep in mind that the treatment lasts longer in adults due to the fact that the maxillary bones are no longer as elastic as they used to be during childhood.
There are two types of braces: fixed and mobile.

Braces are mostly used for children, beginning with the age of 8. The disadvantage of braces lies in that the success of the treatment depends on the child’s will to wear them.
Fixed braces are used beginning with the age of 12.
It is very important to correct teeth position not only because of aesthetic, but also because of functional reasons. Crammed teeth cannot be cleaned correctly and they will develop cavities and periodontal problems in time. Incorrect relationships between the two maxillary arches cause troubles, manifested as muscular tiredness and pain during chewing. However, all of these problems can be prevented through orthodontic treatment.

10. Stomatological Consultation

We understand the anxiety associated with each visit to the dentist and that is why we are offering you a first worry-free and non- binding consultation.
During this first visit you will get to know your doctor, a friendly and nice person, and the modern equipment of the cabinet which allows us to stand by our promise to offer you a dental treatment of the highest quality. You will be presented a few treatment options, together with explanations, as well as the costs associated with prospective interventions.

11. Inhalation Sedation with Nitrous Oxide

The revolutionary technique of inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide presupposes going through the following stages:
1. calming the patient through the inhalation of a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen (this gas is used in dentistry operations performed in the United States and in Western Europe)
2. performing the stomatological treatment without any operating pain
3. disappearance of any physical discomfort caused by classic, local anesthesia
Of course, children are the happiest with the new treatment system; they aren’t afraid of going to the dental clinic anymore because they no longer experience any of the discomforts of classic dental interventions.
The novelty of this treatment consist of the use of the nitrous oxide, a gas which, when combined with oxygen, has a calming effect on the patient who will therefore feel no fear at all. When the treatment is over, the doctor discontinues the supply of nitrous oxide and the patient will only inhale oxygen for a few minutes so as to eliminate the effects of the previously inhaled substance from the body.
At our clinic, all interventions requiring special sedation methods are permanently monitored by an anesthetic specialist.
DentalMed uses the highest performance nitrous oxide administration device, manufactured by the American company PORTER and certified by European Dental Association (EDA) and by American Dental Association (ADA), the most prestigious stomatological associations in the world.
The advantages of the new system are beneficial both for the patient and for the doctor: the effect of inhalation sedation is very rapid- in just a few minutes the patient will feel a pleasant sensation of relaxation and euphoria instead of the well- known stress.
Sedation is performed under medical control and it depends on the length of the intervention.
Different from other sedation methods, the use of nitrous oxide causes no side effects in the patient either during or after the treatment. Patients’ physical state is not affected in any way, which means that they will be fit to continue their daily activity immediately after the end of the treatment session.
For further details on this revolutionary treatment, please contact us.

12. Dental X-rays

X-rays represent an important aid for the dentist. A correct and complete diagnosis requires the consultation of X-rays.
X-rays indicate the presence of cavities, their seriousness and age, as well as the correctness of other treatments. Depending on the information obtained during the clinical examination and from X-rays, a diagnosis is set and the adequate treatment is chosen.
The DentalMed clinic is fitted with one of the latest models of x-ray devices (model PORT-X II manufactured by Genoray ), which gives off a very small dose of radiations. In our clinic, we pay special attention to patients’ protection and that’s why we use the lead apron to keep irradiation to a minimum.

13. Oral Prophylaxis

Our clinic covers the following oral prophylaxis services:
– guidance on oral hygiene (brushing techniques, the use of dental floss, the use of inter-dental brushes)
– detection of bacterial plaque through the use of plaque disclosing tablets
– tray- based local fluoridation
– sealing of pits and fissures on the areas used for mastication
– ultrasound scaling, prophy jet, professional brushing