- Orthodontics - Braces
- Wireless Orthodontic Treatment with Transparent Plaques
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects incorrect positioning of teeth and jaws. Crowded teeth are more difficult to keep clean, so more tooth loss is seen due to dental caries and periodontal disease. It can cause pain in the chewing muscles, neck, shoulder and back. Correct positioning of the teeth is also very important from an aesthetic point of view.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasant appearance and healthy teeth for life.
Your orthodontist can determine if you need orthodontic treatment. An accurate treatment plan can be created based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, clinical examination, plaster models of the teeth, x-rays and photographs.
The first orthodontic examination is recommended as 6 years of age in current treatment approaches. Effective and permanent results are obtained with the intervention of some of the following orthodontic disorders at an appropriate age. As of the age of 6, it should be ensured that your child can be prevented and injured from preventive treatments at an early age with a specialist physician examination.
You may need orthodontic treatment if you have any of the following:
– Dentistry or skeletal stenosis in the lower or upper jaw should be treated at an early age.
- Crowding - crooked alignment of the teeth as a result of shortness of space or narrowness of the jaw
- Diastema - missing teeth or spaces between teeth
- Crossbite – may be caused by stenosis of the jaw and may cause asymmetries reflected on the face.
- Deep bite – a situation where the upper teeth cover the lower teeth more than normal
- Open bite - the upper teeth and lower teeth do not cover each other, the teeth do not close during closing
- Midline deviation – a situation where the middle of the face is between the lower or upper teeth, or the midlines that are inconsistent with the face.
Dental implants are surgically placed on the roots of missing teeth, that is, on the jawbone. Since the specially surfaced titanium in the implants fuses with the jawbone, it provides the ideal root support for bridges or prostheses when applied correctly, does not cause problems in the long term and does not cause bone damage. At the same time, these implants do not rot.
Dental implants are generally suitable for you if:
• If you have at least 1 or more missing teeth,
• If you have a jawbone that has completed its growth,
• If your bones are sufficient to fix the implants or if bone grafting can be done,
• If you have a healthy mouth tissue,
• If you do not have diseases that may cause negative effects in terms of bone healing,
• If you cannot or do not want to wear dentures,
• If you want to improve your speaking.
A comprehensive examination is performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Specialist, Prosthetic Dentistry Specialist, Periodontology Specialist, and sometimes an ENT Specialist when necessary.
When the suitability and treatment plan is decided; An implantation process in a healthy bone is approximately 15 minutes. It is applied under local anesthesia and no pain is felt throughout the procedure. In most cases, the integration of the implant into the bone takes 3-4 months, and after this process, the appropriate dental prosthesis is made on the implant in about 5 days/3 sessions.
•All on 4 implant application is a treatment that allows dental prostheses to be placed on four dental implants placed at certain angles in case of complete edentulism.
•All on 4 application can be applied to all fully edentulous patients with sufficient bone volume and to our patients who do not have any systematic disease that may hinder their surgery.
•A detailed radiological and clinical examination is required first of all for patients who are planned to undergo an All on 4 application.
•All on 4 application consists of two main parts as surgery and dental prosthesis. On the first day of the treatment, 4 implants are placed in accordance with the planning, and then the temporary dental prosthesis is fixed on the dental implant. Permanent dental prostheses are made 3-4 months after the surgical intervention. Thus, the patient goes through the treatment process without affecting his social life.
• It allows fixed dental prosthesis to be made with a single surgical intervention on the same day for patients without teeth.
• Dental implant insertion operation time is shorter.
• The cost is lower than the conventional dental implant because the number of implants is less and it does not require additional surgical procedures.
• Cleaning and maintenance are more comfortable than conventional fixed dental prostheses on dental implants.
• Since it is specially designed for the patient, it provides you with an aesthetic appearance.
• It is suitable for patients who have problems with removable dentures.
• Since its design is different from full dentures, it does not cover the palate and is easier to use.
You can use temporary dental prostheses fixed on dental implants after all on four application. In the 3-4 month period, which is the process of fusion of dental implants and bone, you will need to eat in accordance with the diet that your doctor will recommend to you. After the period required for the fusion of the dental implant, you can feed as you wish with your permanent prosthesis.
Smile Design is a type of treatment planning that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile with certain procedures such as dental veneers, composite bonding, teeth whitening and dental implants. Some factors taken into account for this treatment are: facial appearance and skin tone, gums and lips.
The points to consider when designing a smile are:
discolored or stained teeth will make you look old and dull, while well-shaped bright teeth will give you a perfect smile.
Alignment and spacing
Irregular fracture, overlapping teeth or teeth with gaps between them can be evenly aligned and corrected with the help of veneers.
In case of a missing or cracked tooth, your missing teeth are completed with dental implants.
Fuller lips, smile and cheeks
In smile design, we focus not only on your teeth, but also on making your lips and cheeks look more beautiful.
Tooth ratio and smile line
To make your smile look flawless, the orthodontist or aesthetic dentist will examine whether the teeth are the right size or whether the smile line that follows the corners of your upper lip is proportional to your face.
• Laminate Veneer is applied as a solution to color and deformities of teeth that may occur in every person. It is a treatment method applied not only in terms of aesthetics, but also for the correction of interdental spaces or the correction of tooth crowding. It is also called ceramic laminate, leaf porcelain and leaf laminate.
• To close diastemas, lengthen teeth and reshape if necessary • For the treatment of broken or cracked teeth
• As a solution for patients who want a permanent whiteness in the color of their teeth.
• In patients who do not like their own smile as part of the smile design
How is Laminate Veneer Applied?
• Laminate Veneer application, after your comprehensive examination, first of all your Gum Health and Hygiene is provided.
During the preparation process, the tooth levels are roughened in order to set the porcelain laminates. The degree of roughening varies according to the tooth structure.
•Then your Digital Scan is done with special intraoral scanners. Leaf porcelains are produced by devices in the laboratory environment according to the measurements of the person after nanometric preparation.
•Laboratory process may take 2-6 days relative to the procedure. Finally, leaf porcelains are adhered to the tooth surface with the help of a special bonding agent. (Ultradent - Variolink series is used in our clinics.)
You can have an aesthetic smile with leaf porcelain in 3-7 days!
Traditionally, there are three types of veneers: porcelain with metal base, all-ceramic and monolithic zirconium. Each veneer type offers excellent durability and tooth integrity while mitigating the occurrence of periodontal infections and conditions such as tooth decay or fractures.
What is Zirconium Veneer?
Zirconium is a man-made material that is often used as an imitation of diamond high-end costume jewelry.
Aesthetic is the biggest benefit of a Zirconium coating. Unlike other veneers, Zirconium is translucent, meaning it allows light to pass through like a normal tooth, giving the tooth the natural transparency that real teeth have. With zirconium, it will be difficult for someone to distinguish a veneer tooth from other natural teeth. Zirconium veneers protect the beauty of your teeth by looking whole with existing natural teeth.
Zirconium crowns are extraordinarily tough. Zirconium is a material derived from a unique and robust type of crystal.
Strong Zirconium coating will help prevent damage such as tooth fracture.
Zirconium veneers are biocompatible, meaning there is no risk of allergic reaction. In addition, Zirconium has an extremely low thermal conductivity, so the normal cold or hot sensitivity felt with other aesthetic dental veneers is almost absent with zirconium veneers.
A zirconia crown is produced from zirconium oxide, which has the strength of a metal crown and the natural look of a porcelain crown. This means you get double the benefits from a single package. Their transparency and light-reflecting qualities do not show a black color on the gums caused by metal, giving them a more harmonious appearance with natural teeth.
What is E-Max Full Ceramic Coating?
The art of ceramic production is indeed one of the oldest handicrafts in the world. Today, special ceramics are also used in dentistry to give patients realistic, natural-looking smiles. IPS
E-Max is a ceramic material that combines strength and beauty unlike other dental restoratives.
All-ceramic dental restorations are metal-free. Therefore, the light can shine through them, as in natural teeth.
• high aesthetic and natural appearance
• long-lasting quality
• color variety
• compatibility with the human body
One of the requests that our patients frequently convey to us is whiter teeth. As you evaluate your options, learn about the condition of your entire mouth, their suitability for whitening, and how they might affect your teeth. It is important that you consult our clinic beforehand.
Many people think that the discoloration of the teeth is caused by plaque or dirt. But it can affect the color of your teeth, including food, drink, tobacco, age, injury, and medications. Understanding what causes discoloration is important for effectively whitening your teeth.
Teeth whitening products use bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) to break down stains into smaller pieces, which can make your teeth brighter. These bleaches may not be effective on all teeth. In our clinic, your eligibility assessment and pre-treatment information are provided by the physician.
Teeth whitening options often include whitening toothpastes, at-home bleaching, and in-office bleaching. Of course, efficacy, safety, and results vary widely between products, so if you're considering these options, you can schedule a free inspection.
Pediatric Dentistry (Pedodontics)
All of our staff get along very well with children. We know and understand how children think.
We want children to believe that clinics are a good place, rather than being afraid of dental clinics. We spare time for all our young patients for a pleasant visit.
Our dentists and all of our staff understand the importance of good oral health for young children as well. They have received specialist training in milk teeth. They are here to help protect and restore children's teeth, striving so that they can talk, eat and have fun. They understand the growth and development of children's teeth so we can ensure good oral and dental health for your children.
We also understand how important it is to take care of your children's teeth. We work with you, the parents, to ensure that their children take good care of their teeth at home. We detect potential caries early with follow-up appointments and preventive treatments.
Fluorine Application (Fluoride)
Fluorine is an element that prevents tooth decay and strengthens the structure of teeth. Fluoride slows the formation of plaque by bacteria on teeth and reduces caries formation by 40%. Since the enamel is not fully mature when the teeth first erupt, newly erupted teeth are generally less resistant to caries and more prone to caries formation. Fluoride strengthens the tooth enamel, protects the tooth against acid attacks and thus helps prevent the formation of dental caries. At the same time, the progression of caries in the initial stage can be prevented by the fluoride application made by the dentist.
Professional superficial fluoride application is a protective method that can only be applied by dentists. Superficial fluor should be applied by a dentist every 6 months. The method and frequency of application vary according to the age of the child and the rate of caries. It is available in varnish and gel form. Since it is not taken systemically in tablet form and is applied locally, it does not cause a negative effect on the health of children. It dries and hardens in a short time when applied to the tooth surface. For this reason, the risk of swallowing and causing harmful effects is negligible and can be used safely in children when applied in expert hands.
Are fluorine applications safe?
In the “Fluor Status Report” published in 2016 by the Turkish Pedodontics Association (TPD) and the Turkish Dentists Association (TDB) Education Commission, it was reported that the fluorine sources used to prevent caries do not contain toxic doses of fluorine, therefore they are reassuring. (http://www.tdb.org.tr/ekler/Florur_Durum_Raporu_2019.pdf)
Fluoride, which is used in appropriate amounts recommended by dentists, does not cause any side effects on human health.
In some cases, it may not be possible to treat infected milk teeth that have lost excessive substance due to caries. In such cases, it may be necessary to extract the milk teeth early. In early loss of milk teeth, appliances called placeholders are used to protect the permanent tooth that will come from below. Placeholders prevent the adjacent teeth from tilting into the extraction space and therefore prevent the permanent tooth from either impacting or coming out of a different place. Therefore, it prevents future orthodontic problems or speech/chewing disorders. If it is not done, the permanent tooth that starts to erupt it cannot fit in the narrowed place, it comes out crooked or it cannot come out at all.
Fissure Sealant Application (Fissur Sealent)
Caries on teeth begin in areas that are difficult to clean. The chewing surface of the teeth is an area with deep recesses and is very suitable for food accumulation. Fissure sealants make the surfaces in these areas of the teeth shallow, reduce the adhesion of food and make it a suitable surface to facilitate brushing. After these applications, the formation of caries in the teeth decreases by 70-80%. The first permanent molars erupt at the age of 6 years. Generally, the teeth with the highest decay rate are because the child is not yet able to effectively care for the mouth, they are the first permanent teeth to erupt in the mouth, and they are structurally prone to decay. If left untreated, root canal treatment or even extraction is performed at an early age. Especially in order to protect these teeth, it is important to apply fissure sealant, which is an easy and painless procedure, from the first time the tooth erupts.
Fissure sealant application is different from fluoride application and it is recommended to be applied to all children in addition to fluoride in order to protect dental health, if possible. It is easy to apply and is completed in as little as 5 minutes. There is no loss of tooth tissue during the application. It is both a preventive treatment and a recommended preventive treatment since it will be a painless procedure for the child to meet the doctor.
We don't want you to need it at all, but your dentist may have told you that you need oral surgery to solve your mouth problem. You've never had more than a filling done and the idea of a surgical procedure is daunting. Here are some common procedures performed by oral surgeons and their details.
Commonly Performed Oral Surgical Procedures
Tooth extraction and Impacted Teeth
Teeth that show a certain part of the tooth in the mouth are usually a simple extraction. It can be surgically removed when bone or tissue is cut to remove the tooth. In surgical extractions, stitches are also applied to close the wound. Wisdom teeth may be impacted in some cases and often need to be surgically extracted. Whether the tooth is partially impacted or fully impacted can change the surgical procedure.
In some cases it may be necessary to lengthen individual teeth to ensure the suitability of veneers or bridges. Surgery may be required for this.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a complex form of oral surgery. He performs surgeries such as corrective jaw surgery, dentoalveolar surgery, nerve repositioning and dental implants.
Preparation for Surgery
If you are facing any type of oral surgery, there are a few precautions you can take to make sure you are ready when the time comes. When you talk to the specialist, they may order additional CT scans of your mouth to determine exactly what your needs are. They will review your medical history, and it's important to mention all the medications you take, including over-the-counter products, vitamins, and supplements. Depending on the planned procedure and your medical history, your oral health professional may administer antibiotic prophylaxis. Patients with prosthetic joints, certain heart conditions, or a weakened immune system may require medication before surgery.
Any oral surgery requires a recovery period, which you may be limited to certain types of food or diet. During the recovery period, it is important to follow the specialist's instructions and contact your dentist if you have any questions or concerns. Pain relieved by painkillers in the first 2-3 days after surgery, swelling on the face, and rarely minor skin color changes are expected effects and will disappear at the end of the first week. It may be normal to have complaints that last longer, but it is useful to consult us.
Remember, our entire team will be behind you every step of the way in surgical procedures. With their help, you'll be back to feeling your best in no time.
Root Canal Treatment - Endodontics
Root canal treatment is a procedure used to repair a decayed or infected tooth and make it function again. If dental caries is not treated, it continues to progress and eventually reaches the nerve of the tooth, causing the need for root canal treatment, blunt trauma other than caries can cause the death of the tooth. In these cases, root canal treatment may be required.
Your dentist will remove the dead nerve from the tooth and fill it in to prevent another infection or abscess from forming around the tooth. If the nerve is not removed, the infection continues to the tip of the root of the tooth and often causes swelling, pain and discomfort.
Do not wait to see your dentist if you feel any discomfort. Call our clinic today to make an appointment.
Masseter Botox (Chin Botox)
Botulinum neurotoxin is a toxin produced by the anaerobic Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Botox, which takes its name from the first syllables of botulinum toxin, is used both for therapeutic purposes and in the field of cosmetics. There are 7 serotypes of botulinum toxin. The most used type is toxin A. When the toxin is injected into the muscles, it affects the nerve cells and creates partial and temporary paralysis, thus preventing the muscle from contracting too much.
There are botulinum toxins in the market, which include type A, especially type B, and under various names. Each preparation is prepared individually and cannot be mixed with each other.
Today, botox treatment has found a wide area of use in the field of dentistry. Botulinum toxin, which started to be applied in the perioral region for therapeutic purposes, is used in various areas such as temporomandibular joint disorders, bruxism, visible gingiva, masseter hypertrophy, salivary gland problems. In this way, it has gained importance as an alternative treatment method that dentists have recently focused on, due to its advantages such as supporting other treatment methods and being a safe and effective treatment option.
Periodontology is the department that deals with gingival diseases and surgeries.
• Gum recession
Gingival recession is the pulling of the gum over the root of the tooth, exposing the root surface. The likelihood of gum recession increases with age. Recessions can be seen at a young age due to environmental and genetic factors. Using a very hard bristled toothbrush , vigorously brushing the gums in the opposite direction, severe crowding of the teeth, dense dental calculus accumulations due to lack of hygiene, severe systemic diseases that cannot be controlled, smoking, incorrectly made coatings and fillings are the main factors. are the reasons.
• Pink Aesthetics (Gingivoplasty)
Gum aesthetics is a dental treatment application, also known as pink dental aesthetics, which covers the processes in which the gums are shaped symmetrically by considering the smile line and the dimensions of the teeth on a patient basis. In pink aesthetics, tooth length can be extended by laser gingivectomy (gum cutting) or gingivoplasty (gum shaping) under local anesthesia, thus reducing the gummy smile (gingival visibility) or asymmetries can be eliminated by leveling the gums. If the gums are very red and swollen, it is applied by anesthetizing with subgingival curettage applications. Smile aesthetics can be applied to any patient whose gingiva and tooth structure are suitable for this treatment, without age restrictions.
• Gum Bleeding
Gingival bleeding refers to the extravasation of blood elements with the deterioration of the structure of the vessels feeding the gum tissue, due to the presence of gingival disease, which develops with the presence of attachments such as plaque and tartar on the tooth surface. In other words, the first sign of inflammatory gum disease is bleeding. This bleeding can be with stimuli (touching, brushing, etc.) or spontaneously. In addition, too hard brushing, overflowing or incomplete fillings, bruises, incompatible prostheses may cause bleeding. Pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, blood diseases, diabetes, vitamin C and K deficiencies, genetic predisposition, and use of blood thinners may result in gingival bleeding. It is treated with the diagnosis of the factor that causes bleeding and applications for it. In this context, calculus cleaning, if necessary, subgingival curettage (deep cleaning) and plaque cleaning are performed in addition to these. Patient care is very important in the recovery process. For this reason, correct brushing and the use of dental floss or intermediate brushes should be included in the treatment process. If there are bruises, they should be treated, and if there is an incompatible filling or prosthesis, they should be corrected or replaced. may cause bleeding systemic problems should be identified and consulted with the patient's physician.
• Frenectomy (removal of tongue, lip and cheek connective tissues)
• Gum Graft
These are the main subjects treated by the periodontology branch.