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Dental implants

Dental implantation is a modern and reliable way to restore lost teeth.

Dental implants are artificial dental roots screwed in the places of of lost teeth and intended to hold dental prosthesis. By using dental implants, one or a few teeth are restored without damaging the adjacent healthy teeth.

Dental implants enable you to enjoy perfect chewing, excellent aesthetics, natural feeling and better mouth hygiene and also it provides you with self-confidence.

Services of dental implantation:

  • Consultation of the implantologist
  • Dental implant surgery
  • A bone growth procedure (bone augmentation) is necessary if the available bone is not sufficient in order to insert the dental implant (surgery)
  • Sinus lifting surgery
  • Placing the metal healing cap (mini – surgery)
  • Prosthetics on implants by means of a zirconium oxide (metal-free) ceramics crown, metal ceramics crown (corona) or bridge (prosthetics)
  • Prosthetics by means of a removable prosthesis on implants (prosthetics)

Endodontic therapy

Endodontic therapy is a series of treatment and re-treatment of dental root canals and observation of the teeth after traumas.  Our dentistry clinic uses a microscope for endodontic therapy, which helps the specialist see the exact amount of dental root canals, their shape and lets perform the desired actions with precion.

Endodontic services:

  • Treatment or re-treatment of dental root canals
  • Treatment of the teeth with non-formed apexes of roots
  • Treatment of resorption-damaged teeth
  • Perforation closure
  • Dental treatment after traumas
  • Removal of cement and other kinds of filling from canals
  • Removal of screw, silver, glass fibre and other pins, cult-pin liners and foreign bodies (detached instruments) from root canals
Service by: Daiva Janavičienė.

Periodontal treatment

Periodontal treatment – it is the treatment of various tissues surrounding the tooth. Periodontal treatment is necessary to people who experience at least one of these symptoms: bleeding gums, bad breath, sensitive, swollen and reddish gums, pussing infection along the gum line, increased interdental spaces, exposed roots of teeth, tooth mobility.

Periodontal treatment services:

Non-surgical periodontal therapy

  • Diagnostics. Firstly, all necessary baseline information is collected and an examination is performed. During the examination a special instrument called a periodontal probe is used to measure the sulcus or pocket depths around teeth. In general, the deeper the pockets, the greater the spread of periodontal disease.In order to better establish severity of the disease, bleeding on probing, plaque accumulation and tooth motility are assessed individually for each tooth. Clinical findings are compared with radiological examination (panoramic X-ray) and a treatment plan is suggested. Whenever possible, various treatment options are presented.By the end of the consultation you should feel fully informed about your condition and appropriate treatment options, as well as the likelihood of success.
  • Dental deep cleaning, scaling and root planing. Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) is a careful cleaning of root surfaces in order to mechanically remove plaque and calculus from deep pockets and to smooth the root surfaces which prevents further build-up of calculus.  This cleaning is more in-depth than a routine cleaning and may require more than one appointment. For your comfort, a local anaesthetic may be used to numb the area prior to the treatment.  Research has consistently demonstrated that SRP reduces gum inflammation and pocket depths, and shifts the bacteria composition living in these pockets from one associated with disease toward one associated with health. Therefore, SRP is usually the first mode of treatment recommended for most patients. After SRP and oral hygiene instructions many patients do not require any further active treatment.
  • Treatment with probiotics or antibiotics. Antibiotics and probiotics may be needed to control the amount of bacterial infections in the oral cavity.

Surgical therapy

  • Flap surgery. During this procedure a local anaesthetic is used. The gum tissue is folded back to expose deeper areas of infected tissues. Irregular surfaces of the damaged bone may need to be smoothed in order to expose otherwise hidden areas of bacteria. Then, these disease-causing bacteria are removed. Gum tissue is then closed and sutured in place.
  • Extension of dental clinical crown. This is usually done for prosthetic purposes, in which a bigger amount of a healthy tooth tissue is uncovered above the gum line.
  • Periodontal regenerative surgery. Where bone loss associated with periodontal disease is vertical in nature, there may be an opportunity to regenerate both the lost bone and periodontal attachment. Membranes, bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins are used to encourage body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue and reverse some of the damage of gum disease. Although, regenerative techniques require careful site selection, the results can be dramatic.
  • Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery repairs the defect and helps to prevent additional recession and bone loss. During gum graft surgery gum tissue is taken from palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done to one tooth or several teeth or even a gum line.
  • Root amputation refers to removal of one root in a multi-rooted tooth. This procedures is considered when there is a persistent endodontic failure in only one root of a tooth which must be kept, or if there is a significant bone loss around an individual root due to periodontal disease.

Other periodontal procedures

  • Teeth Splinting. Splinting is a technique used to stabilize teeth which became loose as a result of bone loss. Frequently condition is complicated by heavy bite stress. Mobile teeth a stabilized using fiber-reinforced ribbon which is usually bonded to the lingual surfaces of the teeth like a fixed orthodontic retainer.
Service by: Adomas Rovas.

Oral surgery

Oral surgery is a specialized kind of dentistry when various surgical procedures are performed in the mouth cavity, for example, removal of teeth and roots in case of irreparable defects, breaks or inflammations.

Mouth surgery services:

  • Complicated or surgical removal of wisdom or other teeth
  • Surgical removal of non-cut teeth or embryos of teeth
  • Tongue and lip bow plastics
  • Removal of cysts of odontogenic jaw bones
  • Removal of benign formations in the soft mouth tissues
  • Resections of the apex of dental roots
  • Surgical treatment of various inflammatory diseases of teeth and jaw bones
  • Removal of osseous outgrowths (exostoses) from the jaw bones
  • Dental crown extension surgeries

Aesthetic dentistry

Aesthetic dentistry means changing the improper dental shape, position and color, restoring missing dental tissues and the natural dental structure with the help of different means and technologies. Aesthetic dentistry means a beautiful smile and an excellent self-esteem.

Services of aesthetic dentistry:

  • Aesthetic teeth filling – restoration or beautifying the color, transparency or shape of the teeth or restoration of worn, broken or caries-damaged teeth with the help of filling substances.
  • Tooth bleaching is a cosmetic dental treatment procedure or, in other words, bleaching of the color of teeth with the help of various means. In our dentistry clinic an especially modern bleaching lamp is used which enables performing a tooth bleaching procedure in an hour and advanced bleaching substances do not cause any teeth sensitivity.
  • Dental veneers (a.k.a. dental porcelain laminates) – are thin plates covering the lip surface of the fore teeth in order to get an especially aesthetic image.
  • Dental crowns or coronas mean the restoration of the shape of a tooth with the help of a zirconia crowns  (metal-free ceramics) or metal ceramics capsule if the rest dental tissues are not sufficient for the restoration of the dental crown by filling. It also protects the dental crown from a possible break.
  • Dental bridges are the restoration of a missing tooth or a few teeth with the help of zirconia crowns (metal-free ceramics) or metal ceramics by using the adjacent teeth like supports.

Prosthodontic dentistry

Prostodontic dentistry is a field of dentistry which specialists take care of restoration of missing teeth. Currently, the possibilities of dental prosthesis enable restoring a destroyed or broken tooth or dental row by means of specific biocompatible substances. Dental prostheses are made in cooperation with the laboratory of dental technicians.

All dental prostheses can be divided into fixed and removable ones.

Fixed dental prostheses are dental crowns and bridges. They are attached to real teeth or dental implants in a fixed way and are little different or do not differ from the own teeth, so the life quality of a person after their application does not deteriorate at all. Fixed dental prostheses are made of metal (gold, chromium and cobalt, nickel and cobalt alloys), metal ceramics or – in order to reach aesthetics of a higher level – metal-free ceramics (zirconium oxide, aluminium oxide or glass). Non-metal ceramics is especially suitable for the restoration of fore teeth as a dark strip is not visible at the gums like in the case of making prostheses of metal ceramics. Non-metal ceramics is transparent and the colour can be perfectly adapted to the adjacent teeth.

The most frequent purpose of dental crowns is to protect a damaged “dead” tooth from external breaking after endodontic treatment.

Dental bridges are made in case the teeth next to the defect are suitable as supports for the restoration of the missing tooth. One or a few artificial teeth are held “hung” with crowns on healthy adjacent teeth. The main drawback of this kind of prosthesis is abrasion of supporting teeth which can have negative consequences in the future.

Removable prostheses enable restoring much bigger defects of dental rows or toothless jawbones. Of course, it is more complicated to accustom removable prostheses, but the ability of chewing can be got back in quite a cheap way.

Depending on the substance and way of production, removable prostheses can be plastic plates or supporting arch prostheses (bugels) with a smaller (more convenient) metal base. Supporting arch prostheses can be attached to the adjacent teeth both with hooks and complicated aesthetical constructions-locks or telescopic crowns. In case of using removable prostheses, the features deformed by missing teeth are restored and the patient sort of gets younger.

After dental prosthesis, mouth hygiene cannot be forgotten in any case – both personal and professional. The crown-covered tooth can be damaged by caries, especially in the junction between the crown and the tooth. Plaque-caused inflammation weakens the bone around supporting teeth or implants. Thus, we are asking you with all our heart not to leave your teeth without care of a dental hygienist or dentist after having invested time and money for dental prosthesis.

PROSTHESIS ON DENTAL IMPLANTS

A dental implant is a substitute for a natural dental root, a titanium screw that is screwed in the jaw bone instead of the root of a lost or removed tooth. Implants are used for the restoration of one, a few or all teeth. There are a lot of ways to treat the dental crown, but only implants enable having the whole tooth – both its root and crown. Dental implants are a way to restore lost teeth without dressing or loading the adjacent teeth.

The human organism that often rejects foreign bodies accepts titanium easily and dental implantation becomes suitable for most patients.

While performing prosthetics, it is important to choose a proper support on the implant that is fixed with a screw. It can be standard – made of metal – or of zirconium oxide. In more complicated cases, an individual support is made.

A crown on the implant can be made of metal ceramics or metal-free ceramics (on the basis of zirconium oxide) like on the tooth and its colour and shape are matched to the adjacent teeth. The crown can be cemented or screwed by exactly adjusting the occlusion.

With the help of implants, not one, but more lost teeth can be restored; in this case, bridges are made on implants. A bridge cannot be made by using the own tooth on one side and the implant on the other side like supports. The tooth has normal physiological mobility and the implant is grown into the jawbone with a solid osseous connection, thus, it can gradually start moving if the tooth moves.

Implants can be used like supports in order to fix removable prostheses in a better way.

Missing teeth should be restored as the absence of a tooth can damage the following:

  • State of adjacent teeth. Teeth are a harmonious system. If a lost tooth is not replaced with a new one, the other teeth start deforming: the upper tooth loses its support and moves down and the adjacent teeth deform and can cause problems with occlusion. Besides, food gets to the spaces and the teeth deteriorate quicker.
  • Jaw bone. While chewing, the person stimulates blood circulation and helps to saturate the bone with necessary substances. In case of a missing tooth, the metabolism is disordered and the bone starts melting. The absence of one or a few teeth can make the jawbone reduce and the face is deformed. The facial contours change and the person looks older than he/she really is. It is also possible to implant a tooth in spite of missing bone, but the bone reconstruction must be performed in this case.
  • Speaking. In case of losing a few teeth, problems with speaking can occur, for example, lisping etc. Teeth on dental implants give a possibility to feel, look and communicate like with the own natural teeth.
Service by: Rūta Štarolienė.

Pediatric dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is prophylactics and treatment of children’s diseases of teeth and mucous membranes in case of a deciduous and mixed occlusion.

Services of care and treatment of children’s teeth:

  • Caries treatment and fillings of the deciduous teeth. If the children desire, they can choose a filling of the favorite color.
  • Baby bottle tooth decay (early multiple caries) prophylactics and treatment.
  • Covering of the permanent teeth with dental sealants – sealing of grooves of the molars with liquid filling substance intended for the protection of a just-cut tooth from possible caries.
  • Removal of the primary teeth. This service is performed if the tooth is irreparably damaged either by the trauma or the infection from the tooth decay. It may be also necessary if the baby teeth are preventing permanent teeth to erupt.
  • Mouth hygiene lessons for children and parents.
  • Prophylactics of wrong occlusion by means of “orthodontic trainers” which make the teeth straight and improve the function of muscles.
  • Consulting and treatment of treatment-fearing and complicated children.
Service by: Mindaugas Brusokas.

Therapeutic dentistry and preventive care

Therapeutic dentistry and preventive care services:

  • Diagnostics. Our dentistry clinic uses digital dental X-rays, digital panoramic X-rays an intraoral camera and microscope for diagnostics.
  • Preventive care. Preventive care dentistry helps you to keep your teeth healthy and free from infection, disease, or abnormal pathology. Various means are applied in order to prevent multiple caries, gum inflammation, periodontitis, dental wear, bruxism (teeth grinding) or irregular occlusion. Special attention is paid to the groups of patients who are sensitive to diseases of the mouth cavity: children, pregnant women or elderly people.
  • Filling is the restoration of a damaged, broken tooth with an irregular shape or changed color by means of special substances – fillings.

Dental hygiene

Dental hygiene is one of the means for preventive care and treatment of caries, gum and periodontal diseases when plaque and tartars are cleaned from the teeth, dental roots and interdental spaces with the help of an ultrasonic scaler, special manual instruments and a soda blower and the pockets of gums are cleaned and washed.

Services of mouth hygienist:

  • Removal of plaque and tartar by means of ultrasonic scaler
  • Removal of plaque and tartars with special manual instruments
  • Removal of plaque with the help of a soda blower
  • Review oral hygiene methods, aids used, frequency; assess motivation, attitude, etc., and develop personalized oral hygiene plan
  • Determine if fluoride application for sensitivity, irrigation of periodontal pockets, etc. would be beneficial to patient’s oral condition and recommend further visits to dental specialists
  • Observation of the teeth and gums during pregnancy
  • Mouth hygiene lessons for children and grown ups
Service by: Ana Plaskovič.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is the simplest way to bleach your teeth. It is recommended to perform a dental hygiene procedure before the tooth bleaching in order to ensure a more efficient result of bleaching. Teeth whitening procedure lasts a little more than an hour at our clinic. We use qualitative bleaching gel – 37 % carbamide peroxide which does not cause tooth sensitivity. Applied bleaching gel is activated by a powerful „Radii Plus“ diode lamp – in this way, the substance penetrates into the tooth surface faster.

In order to get the best result of teeth bleaching, it is suggested continuing bleaching teeth at home by means of specially-designed dental trays. Bleaching by means of dental trays at home is recommended for those patients who can have more time for them and would like to control the strength of tooth bleaching on their own. A 7–10-day course of bleaching is necessary.

Tooth bleaching is not recommended for pregnant and nursing women and those ones with systematic diseases, in case of intensive dental caries and patients with dental braces or having problems with tooth sensitivity.