Mouth and dental health; It is a field of professionalism that provides solutions to problems related to structures such as teeth, gums, palate and jaw. The importance of this area has increased with the understanding of how critical oral and dental health is for general health and with the spread of habits such as consumption of sugary foods that will negatively affect this health.
There are many sub-branches of oral and dental health that require expertise in different areas. One of these sub-branches is orthodontics. Orthodontics deals with alignment disorders of teeth and jaw. Pedodontics, also known as pediatric dentistry, is the field that performs both preventive and therapeutic procedures regarding oral and dental health in children. Periodontics; It is a sub-branch of oral and dental health that deals with structures such as gums, alveolar bone and periodontal ligament that surround and support the teeth. Endodontics is the department that treats diseases of parts of the tooth such as pulp and root. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a field that aims to surgically correct diseases of the structures in the mouth and jaw bones.
Dental implant; These are titanium screws placed into the bone in the mouth where the missing teeth are located. These screws mimic the tooth root. Missing teeth are replaced by prosthetic teeth connected to implant screws.
Zirconium is a white metal with high aesthetics and fracture resistance. While it is used alone in fixed prosthesis applications, it is also used as a substructure in porcelain-structured prostheses. It is especially preferred in smile design due to its aesthetic properties.3
Aesthetic Lamina Coating
Porcelain laminate coating is a fixed prosthesis method applied with minimal abrasion (about 0.7 mm) only on the front surfaces of the teeth facing the lip and cheek.
Aesthetic Smile Design
As a result of a combination of orthodontic applications, gum operations and prosthetic applications in line with the patient’s needs, the most appropriate natural and aesthetic tooth-smile design is made for the patient.
These are restorations made with composite fillings by determining the exact color and color appropriate to the natural anatomical structure of the patient’s teeth.
Porcelain Tooth Veneer: It is the process of covering teeth that have suffered excessive material loss for various reasons or with tooth-shaped porcelain-structured materials by making some abrasion on the teeth due to aesthetic problems.
Teeth whitening is the process of removing colored organic and inorganic substances that form in the enamel and dentin structure due to different reasons by using professional tooth whitening agents. This process may be repeated several times depending on the severity of the coloring.
Bad Breath Treatment
Bad breath may occur due to some systemic diseases such as tooth and gum diseases, nose diseases, blood diseases, respiratory and digestive system diseases. First of all, the factor causing bad breath is determined and then the necessary treatments are applied to eliminate bad breath.
Impacted Tooth Extraction
Teeth that should have erupted but have not erupted due to various reasons and are stuck in the gum or bone are called impacted teeth. It is a condition frequently encountered in wisdom teeth and canine teeth. In the treatment of impacted teeth, the eruption of the teeth is primarily evaluated through orthodontic interventions. Teeth that cannot be erupted can be followed for a long time or removed with surgical operations.
Dental prostheses are divided into fixed and removable prostheses.
Removable prostheses; They are full dentures used for all missing teeth and partial dentures used for some missing teeth. These prostheses are also used over implants.
Fixed prostheses are crown-bridge crowns, laminate-veneer crowns, zirconium crowns and implant-supported fixed prostheses.
Sedation and General Anesthesia Applications
In order to perform dental treatments on children, disabled people and individuals with high anxiety, calming the patients using medication under the control of an anesthesiologist is called sedation, and putting the patients into a deep sleep with their consciousness closed is called general anesthesia. These procedures are performed in the operating room under the control of an anesthesiologist.
Under sedation and general anesthesia, the treatments needed by the patient are carried out easily and with patient comfort.
Skeletal problems involving the lower and upper jaw and dental irregularities are treated with orthodontic applications. Patients are treated with plaques and braces for an average of 1.5-2 years.
Aesthetic brackets can also be used in the treatment of irregularities in the teeth. At the same time, tooth irregularities can be treated with transparent aligners (Invisalign) prepared specifically for individuals without the use of braces.
Skeletal problems involving the jaws can be treated by taking advantage of growth and development at an early age and surgically in adulthood.