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Incisor - Central or lateral front teeth with cutting edges (4 upper and 4 lower). 
Inlay - Porcelain, resin, or gold filling (made to fit a prepared cavity) bonded in place to help restore a decayed or broken tooth. 
Implant - A dental implant is quite simply a synthetic tooth root. This provides the support a crown needs to withstand the pressures of chewing. Implants help reverse the negative impact of missing teeth in a variety of ways, restores and maintains the natural bite, prevents unnatural stress on the other teeth, keeps opposing teeth in their proper place, prevents tilting and shifting of adjacent teeth and enhances your smile, speech and chewing function.
'Instant' orthodontics - The art of using ceramic veneers to 'instantly' (sometimes even within one week) align crooked teeth. 
Invisible Braces - Our specially cerified Dentists use a series of tried & tested, clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position your orthodontist or dentist has prescribed. You will visit your orthodontist about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case. 
Experienced orthodontists can use this new technology to treat a vast majority of adults and adolescents who want a better smile. It is so easy to get started.  We will arrange for you to visit your orthodontist. 
After a consultation which might include several X-rays, a treatment plan will be decided with the help of the orthodontist. The orthodontist will then send away a prescription so that your aligners can be made. After just a few weeks, you will be able to wear your aligners. At the end of your treatment plan, you will have a straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

Importance of laser surgery in dentistry

  • Different methods - new surgical tools
  • Selective treatment - function preserving
  • Theoretically new methods
  • Minimal invasive treatment

Keratosis - The hardening or thickening of soft tissue in the mouth or on the skin.


lasers in stomatology

  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Bone surgery
  • Application on dental hard tissues

Laser root canal procedure - limits the infection and keeps it from destroying the tooth.  Dental professionals clean out the root canal with laser beam and fill it with a sealer. Depending on the number of roots in the infected tooth, the root canal procedure can take from one to three appointments. And the end result? You keep your tooth, and it's infection free.
Laser penetration of different lasers  on oral soft tissues
Er YAG        CO2          Argon           Diode     Nd YAG
0,03 mm       0,1 mm        1 mm            2 mm        4 mm
Laminates or veneers - Thin, custom-made moldings that cover the fronts of unattractive teeth. They are crafted from lifelike, high-tech materials to portray a bright, natural smile. If you are looking to improve your smile, custom-fitted veneers can provide the answer.
Laminating - Applying a thin porcelain or composite resin veneer to a tooth.
Low lip line - Where the widest smile barely reveals the bottom edges of the upper front teeth. 
Laser tooth whitening - offers clients the safety and science of a dentist's office with all the comforts of a spa. First you'll have a complimentary consultation to answer all your questions. If you are interested in moving forward with the treatment, a laser dentist will then examine your teeth and gums to ensure that they're healthy for whitening at that time. Then, while you relax, watch TV, or even nap, our proprietary gel and laser light treatment work to whiten teeth to their optimal brightness. 
What does the whole procedure look like? 1.Your gums and mouth are protected with isolation materials and a "Before" picture is taken. 2. The laser  whitening gel is professionally applied and activated by the laser light source. 3. After three 20-minute applications over a one-hour period, your whitening is completed and your "After" picture is taken. 4. You rinse. You smile. Wow!


Malocclusion - A bad bite caused by incorrect positions of the upper or lower teeth. 
Midline - An imaginary vertical line that divides the face into equal parts.


Occlusion - Please see TMJ/TMD
Onlay - Porcelain, resin, or gold filling that protects a tooth by covering the chewing surface. 
Oral Hygiene - Proper oral hygiene, including flossing at least once a day and brushing twice daily, is just as important as ever to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy, along with regular (four monthly) dental hygiene appointments.
Orthodontics - Addressing a variety of cosmetic and functional problems this specialised branch of dentistry deals with straightening teeth. Through the use of specially designed and fitted appliances constant and gentle pressure is put on the teeth causing them to move into the desired position.