Dental Laser

 

THE LASER DENTISTRY

No Drills!       No Needles!         No Shots!     No Pain!

No anesthesia injections!

Our Hoya VersaWave® Dental Laser equipment allows us to do many pain free procedures previously done with drill or surgical scalpel, without those instruments, and in many cases without  injections. Perfect for children and adults.

 

Beyond Laser Whitening

Your smile is important. A Shiny, white, confident smile is the first thing people notice. A whiter, brighter smile is beatiful - it can help you feel better about yourself. Whitening can get your smile looking its best. Non-professional procedures and clinically unproven teeth whitening tips can often lead to unsatisfactory results, you should look for a whitening procedure that is:

Go Wireless

Braces that are wireless, comfortable and invisible.

Invisalign No Brace

At the Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry in Tirana, we use the latest Invisalign invisible brace system for straightening and moving crooked teeth into a perfectly aligned beautiful smile that you will be proud of.

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Home FAQs

7 Ways to Prevent Bad Breath

Bad Breath can be very embarrassing, but unfortunately is very common and it effect million of people. Bad Breath occur due to the different causes but we can make a first approach in eliminating these causes. Follow our advice in:



Avoid Bad Breath.
Keep your mouth healthy on daily basis.

1.    Prevent bad breath by visiting your dentist
Visit your dentist regularly for check up and cleaning.
This will maintain a good oral Hygiene
2.    Prevent bad breath by brushing twice a day
Brush your teeth at least twice a day to remove plaque.
3.    Prevent bad breath by flossing daily
Flossing your teeth daily will remove food debris in between the teeth that toothbrush can’t reach.
4.    Prevent bad breath by using a mouth rinse
The use of an anti bacterial mouth rinse like Listerine or Crest Pro Health will help reduce the bad breath of your mouth.

Anyhow if the problem  becomes critical then you need to be seen by a dentist.

Remember that the mouth rinse is just a mask and not the perfect solution.
5.    Prevent bad breath by brushing your tongue
Brush or Scrape your tongue daily to keep remove bacteria.
6.    Prevent bad breath by avoiding tobacco
Do not smoke or use other tobacco product.

Tobacco tends to dry out the mouth and can leave an unpleasant odor.
7.    Prevent bad breath by avoiding dry mouth
If you suffer from dry mouth talk to your dentist so that he can suggest an over the counter salvia substitute and be sure to drink plenty of water.



 

Dental Implant Treatment

Dental Implant at Tirana Center

Cosmetic & Laser Clinic

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I HAVE LOST MY TEETH.
DO I HAVE TO REPLACE THEM?
WHAT HAPPENES IF I DON’T?

The Possible Consequences are:

  • Drifting of the adjacent teeth.
  • Over-eruption of the opposing teeth for the empty spaces and possible decay.
  • Difficulty in eating (indigestion system)
  • Loss of youthful appearance
  • Loss of lip support
  • Difficulty in speaking (especially if you have lost your front teeth)
  • Bone loss in areas where teeth used to be. This may lead to change in facial contours which will affect your appearance.


Missing teeth!

What are my options for replacing them?
1. Dentures
2. Fixed Bridges
3. Implant supported crown or bridges

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable appliances with artificial teeth. There are two types:


Partial Dentures-This is if you have lost just part of your teeth, and it comes with visible metal hook wrapped around teeth, surrounding them for better stability.
Complete Dentures- If you have lost all your upper and lower teeth. They are made of wholly plastic and cobalt chromium a form of metal. Its very important to remove your dentures daily for cleaning.


Figure 1: A plastic complete denture replacing all the missing lower teeth


Figure 2: A plastic lower complete denture seated in the mouth

They should not be worn during sleep. They may move during eating, especially when you have fully upper or lower denture and they rest on a smaller surface of the bone. Upper dentures also tend to interfere with your speech and it may take a while to get used with them. Dentures tend to accelerate bone loss which makes denture wearing more uncomfortable in later years.
Dentures may be adjusted and relined periodically also to be replaced every 3-5 years.



 


Figure 3: A metal cobalt-chromium partial denture replacing only two front teeth.

 

 

 

What are bridges?

Several artificial teeth joined together to replace missing teeth create a bridge. They are usually made of porcelain and gold.
Bridges need to be replaced about every five to ten years due to the wear and leakage.





Figure 4: The teeth are reduced in size (lower left) to provide space for a three-unit bridge (lower right and far left) to be seated over them to replace the single missing tooth in the middle.



Figure 5: The gums have receded and exposed the junction between a ten-year old bridge and the underlying teeth making it unsightly. Leakage has also set in and caused decay.

What are dental implants?

Dental Implants are root like structures made of titanium, a material which our body easily accepts. They come in all shapes and sizes. They can be used to replace one or all teeth in the mouth.

How do dental implants work?

Implants are artificial root which are inserted into the bone to replace the natural root you have lost. A strong bond is formed between the implant and the bone over several weeks or months. The implants provide a stable foundation for crowns, bridges or dentures which are placed over them. Your new teeth are very firm and make eating and chewing very natural and comfortable as your original teeth.




Figure 6: Diagram (right) implant-supported crown and a natural tooth. Such a crown (below) finished.

 

How many teeth can implants replace?

They can be used in all kind of situations even if you have lost one teeth, several teeth or all the teeth.

They have been scientifically tested and documented for over forty years.

What are the advantages of dental implants therapy?

This advanced treatment that most closely mimics natural teeth in look, feel and function such as speech and chewing, it supports teeth without being able to move, it minimizes bone loss & changes to adjacent healthy teeth, it preserves facial contours and appearances.

Implant treatment typically involves a team comprising

The fabrication of the crown is made by a prosthodontist or a restorative dentist.

An oral surgeon will be the one that is going to place the implant into the bone and a technician is going help in making those beautiful crowns.

The treatment sequence is as follows:

Pre-Treatment evaluation and treatment planning
Implant Placement
Crown Placement
Implant Protection and maintenance

Everybody’s treatment is different; anyhow it depends on many factors including your health, the condition of your underlying bone and remaining teeth, if any.

How long should I wait after extraction to get my teeth replaced by implants?

Ideally implant replacement for teeth should be planned even before tooth extraction! Special care will then be taken for the extraction, with bone preservation method where required. Immediate implantation after extraction may also be possible.

The amount of bone available tends to shrink with time, and the opposing teeth tend to drift into the space left by the extracted tooth.

In general, tooth replacement should be considered as soon as possible after dental extraction.

 

 

General Questions

Laser and Gingivitis...
Laser kills the bacteria that cause gingivitis. The treatment is painless and can heal the gums in 2-3 visits.

Laser and Periodontitis ...
The treatment is short and painless avoiding the surgical methods that usually are painful and with many postoperative difficulties. In very progressive state of periodontitis laser can be used in combination with any other surgical method. Combining the two methods we get the best result with excellent prognosis.

Laser and Root Canal treatment...                                                                                                                                                                                           Laser can kill the bacteria that might be in the root canals. By killing and actually sterilizing the canals, it prevents the formation of a cyst or abscess.

In cases where cyst is present or an inflammation on the apex of the root then by redoing the RCT and reaching inflamed area through the canal, we can cure inflammation without any surgical procedures involved. The whole procedure is very comfortable and painless for the patients.

I have missing tooth… Implant is the most advisable choice for such issue. If you have a good bone structure implant is the perfect replacement for your missing tooth.

If you are not going to make implant and there are missing teeth in the front and rear side it is possible to build a bridge.  

I have no teeth in my mouth…
In such cases if the bone structure is pleasant we can make implants and fixed dental prosthesis over implants.It is also possible to make removable dentures over implants. Implants increase stability of dentures.


Signs of Dental Problems…

  • Bad breath( a sign of dental disease)
  • A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on teeth near the gum line
  • Red swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding when your gums are touched.
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty in eating.
  • Loose or missing teeth.

My teeth are shaking… If your teeth are shaking this can be a sign of a periodontal diseases. You need to visit your dentist, if not please receive periodontal treatment. You may lose your teeth due to this issue.


I want to have whiter teeth…

Your teeth can be whiter due to a special gel which can be applied by your dentist. Bleaching time will change one hour to 10 days.

BEYOND & ZOOM! Laser Bleaching: 1 hour
HOME Bleaching: 10 days
CREST Whitening Strips: 2 days

I am not happy aesthetic of my teeth…

At first we think orthodontic treatment. We may correct the shape of the teeth by the following restorations:

  • Laminate veneers
  • Invisible restorations
  • Full porcelains without metal
  • Crowns

My gums are bleeding…
When gums are bleeding we need to think of periodontal disease, and you need visiting your dentist.


I have halitosis…

There are many reasons for halitosis:

  • Dental Decay
  • Periodontal disease.
  • Infected wisdom teeth
  • Old crown & bridges
  • Old fillings

Accumulation of food under bridges. If you are not pleased with the way the shape of your crown looks then we can fix that now. With the evolution of the technology it also increased the quality of the dental materials.

Full porcelain crowns (without metal) can be made now with more aesthetic restorations.

 

What Can I Do to Reduce Tooth Sensitivity?

  • Maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Use a soft bristled toothbrush
  • Use desensitizing toothpaste, rinses and custom-made fluoride trays.
  • Watch what you ate.
  • Frequent consumption of highly acid foods can gradually dissolve tooth enamel
  • and lead to dentin exposure.
  • Avoid teeth grinding, use a mouth night guard to do this.
  • See your dentist at regular intervals
  • White fillings and bonding to cover exposed root services.
  • Fluoride varnishes applied to the exposed root surface.
  • Dental laser and sealers applied to the exposed root surface.

Why the teeth change color?
First of all teeth can be a darker color as a structure or in time. Do not use tooth coloring frequently such as (cigarette, tea, coffee, cola) rather frequently. They can affect the whiteness of your teeth leaving dark stains on them.

How much teeth can be whiten?
Each tooth is different and can differently respond to its whiteness. It can be differences of the white tons on your teeth depending on their structures. In other words it can’t be the same transparency and brightness.
Our aim is to be able to bring to you whiter shades for your teeth then their previous yellow shades.

What do you have to care after whiten your teeth? You may take a pain killer if there is some sensitivity, following 24 hours after applications you must stay away from cold and hot food and beverages, besides this please stay away from cigarette, coffee, tea cola and red wine, these products have coloring agents.

Bleaching, how long does take?
45 minutes application can be enough in the office.

Does it necessary whiten all our teeth?
There is no such a necessity, especially if it will be done porcelain crowns or dentures. We may whiten the teeth out of application.

We may apply bleaching as from what age? Minimum age is at 14-15 years old you may start whitening your teeth.

If a tooth whiten before can it be whiten again? Yes, of course there are no disadvantages in whiten it again.
If there is sensitivity we need to treat it first of all.

Can we apply it when there is sensitivity? Before we apply bleaching techniques. We need to treat sensitivity.

Is there any effect on fillings and prosthesis? Bleaching doesn’t affect the color of the filling and dentures. In case of fillings and prosthesis in bad conditions we need to remove or repair them due to the discomfort they can give before bleaching. They must be changed.

How long whitening will persist? We can say 2 years, even if for some patients will be longer than this, Important! If you use coloring agents like cigarette, coffee, cola, red wine ect they may interfere with the whitening we applied on your teeth.

Are there any side effects:
There isn’t any known side affect for this application.

Can pregnant and suckle women use it? The Companies have not performed any research for this type of condition. Therefore bleaching whitening has not been applied on them.

 

 

Tooth Sensitivity

Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

Have you ever gone out on a cold winter morning and actually avoided breathing in for fear of causing tooth pain from the cold air? Or how about sipping coffee so carefully to one side of your mouth just to avoid that one tooth that’s been driving you crazy? Well, you’re not alone. Tooth sensitivity is tooth discomfort in one or more teeth that is triggered by temperature extremes, sugary or sour foods and drinks, are creating pain in your Sensitive Teeth.

Sensitivity teeth treatment made via laser:

Until recently, sensitivity due to gingival recession was treated with fluoride applications but with laser energy, dentin tubules that initiate sensitivity are sealed thus the sensitivity is eliminated.

There are many factors that may lead to the development of tooth sensitivity, including:

Brushing too hard: Over time, brushing too hard or using a hard-bristled toothbrush can wear down enamel and cause the dentin to be exposed.

Acid Reflux Disease: Acid reflux causes erosion of the tooth surface that can lead to sensitivity and even widespread tooth decay.

Dry Mouth: What used to be a common problem among the elderly now affects much of the population who takes any variety of medications.   

Cracked teeth: Chipped or broken teeth may fill with bacteria from plaque and enter the pulp causing inflammation.

Teeth grinding: Grinding (also known as bruxism) or clenching your teeth may wear down the enamel and expose underlying sensitive dentin.  

Mouthwash use: Long-term use of some mouthwashes contain acids that can worsen tooth sensitivity if you have exposed dentin. The acids further damage the dentin layer of the tooth. If you have dentin sensitivity, ask about the use of a neutral fluoride solution.

Acidic foods: Regular consumption of foods with a high acid content, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, pickles, tea and red wine can cause enamel erosion.

Recent routine dental procedures: Sensitivity can occur following teeth cleaning, periodontal therapy, crown placement, and tooth restoration.  

What can I do to Reduce Tooth Sensitivity?

• Maintain good oral hygiene.  
• Use a soft bristled toothbrush. This will result in less toothbrush abrasion to the tooth surface and less irritation to your gums.  
• Use desensitizing toothpaste. There are prescription toothpastes, rinses and custom-made fluoride trays available for sensitive teeth. With regular use you should notice a decrease in sensitivity.
• Watch what you eat. Frequent consumption of highly acid foods can gradually dissolve tooth enamel and lead to dentin exposure.  
• Avoid teeth grinding. If you grind or clench your teeth, use a mouth guard at night.  
• See your dentist at regular intervals. Get professional tooth cleaning, oral hygiene instructions, and fluoride treatments every 6 months.
There are many dental procedures that can help reduce sensitivity, including the use of;
• White fillings and bonding to cover exposed root surfaces
• Fluoride varnishes applied to the exposed root surface
• Dentin sealers applied to the exposed root surface

 

Tooth squeeze and grinding

During period of sleep, if someone unconsciously squeezes his/her teeth and grind it is called bruxism. Bruxism is a kind of unconscious act. The patients does not be aware of it. The patients may receive 6 times more pressure. If they squeeze and gnashes their teeth during sleep. This chronic act after certain times may result;

 

  • Cosmetic problems depending to teeth abrasion
  • Hypersensitivity to hot and cold depending on the disappearance of the enamel.
  • Necrosis of teeth
  • Cracks on the enamel
  • Defects on the cole of the teeth
  • Fractures of the fillings
  • Problems of the gingival and luxation of the teeth
  • Headaches
  • Roughness and pain of the face muscles
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Restricted mouth opening

 


The treatment is for the elimination of the cause. But as it is impossible to determine the factors clearly, symptomatic treatment is performed.  We build night guards for the patients. This device should be used during sleep. With the help of this device, chewing muscles can not squeeze the jaws and abrasion the teeth, problems of the TMJ are prevented.

 
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Cosmetic procedures are becoming more advanced and, in the case of dentistry, less painful. If you dream of having a perfect smile, you’ll be happy to know there is a new, pain-free alternative to help you get a fantastic looking smile, 0.3mm thickness, we make it.

 

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Thin Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic Veneers are thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelains that are custom made (for shape and color) by Mustafa Dinc, a professional dental cosmetic esthetician.  They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create beautiful and attractive smile.

Cosmetic Veneers are ideal for teeth that are too small, too big, or have uneven surfaces. It is very common for people to have imperfect teeth, either oddly shaped teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, teeth with small holes in them, or an inappropriate sized tooth or teeth that have an odd appearance.

Dental Implants With Laser

What is a dental implant, and how does it work?

A dental implant is a small "anchor" made of pure titanium. It is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root. The new tooth looks, feels, and performs just like your natural teeth.

 

Beyond Dental

Whitening

Children Dentistry

The best protection for children is prevention.  However, should treatment be necessary, a relationship of trust between parent, child and the dentist is particularly important.