In a BROADER sense, dental care first includes consulting patients with a variety of problems. That is usually when the treatment begins.
Diagnostic options at our clinic:
3D X-ray, intraoral X-ray, dental microscope, intraoral camera images, digital dental models generated by intraoral scanners, smile photos – provide a more detailed overview of the problem and accurate information.
By analysing the information obtained about the patient’s oral health, we can start preparing a treatment plan and budget, if requested.
The daily oral hygiene routine of patients is very important and should be followed correctly in order to prevent problems later in life. Good oral hygiene habits that we learn at home will benefit us for the rest of our lives.
Unfortunately our daily work also involves the treatment of periodontal diseases which are caused by poor oral hygiene. Calculus or dental plaque on tooth surfaces and along the gumline can cause gingivitis and even lead to loss of teeth.
Teeth whitening is a great way to lighten the natural colour of teeth. It is mainly an aesthetic procedure that can be performed on the whole set of teeth and in the case of good oral hygiene.
Technology plays a central role in modern dentistry and requires continuous training from specialists. Dental procedures are often very time consuming, which is why it is important for patients to be patient and cooperate. This is particularly the case for root canal treatment, oral surgery and prosthodontic procedures. However, the result of this cooperation is worthwhile.
The more unfortunate side of dentistry involves tooth extraction. Fortunately, in our clinic we can replace missing teeth with implants which require some time for bone healing before the placement of crowns. The result will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy eating and smiling again.
In a NARROWER sense, dental care means the treatment of tooth decay in which bacteria break down the tooth tissue, mainly enamel and dentin.
The treatment depends on the severity of the damage and its location on the tooth surface. The decayed tissue needs to be removed before a filling is placed. In our clinic, we only use high-quality fillings and instruments that are properly sterilised after each use.
If necessary, we isolate the tooth with a rubber dam to prevent saliva and other liquids from interfering with the dental work. This is, of course, done to ensure a high-quality result.
In dentistry, restoring the masticatory function of teeth and creating an aesthetic appearance are both equally important.
Modern dentistry has seen an increase in new innovative possibilities. The best solution for restoring a severely damaged tooth is ceramic fillings, i.e. inlays and onlays. For more information, read the article “Ceramic crowns and fillings”.
Dental care is an interdisciplinary treatment service, the success of which is the main objective and joint effort of the entire clinic team.
We welcome all our patients for a dental check-up ideally at least twice a year to ensure good oral health and prevent any issues.
We stand by the saying: “The mouth is the mirror of the body”.
The Estonian Health Insurance Fund will reimburse dental care to adults with health insurance up to 40 euros per year. In our clinic, it is possible to use both the EHIF’s dental care benefit and the denture benefit.
Additionally, EHIF pays in full for the dental care for children under the age of 19 at our clinic.