Sky Dental Clinic is a second generation clinic with traditions in the field of dentistry. We are proud of our work as a team – dental clinic and dental laboratory – and we endeavour to satisfy even the most demanding of patients.
Our clinic offers the full spectrum of dental services such as oral surgery, implantology, esthetic dentistry and porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. We aim at delivering solid results combined with supreme comfort for our patients, therefore we have combined dental clinic, dental laboratory and X-ray all under one roof.
The dental implant substitutes the root of a lost tooth or teeth. It is made of 99% pure titanium, which is inert metal and does react with the patients’ system. Advantage of the titanium is in its biologic tolerance, which allows the bone to connect with it and therefore the implant is stabilized in the bone. This is an daily procedure which is very predictable and with a proven clinical success. After implant insertion, a short period is required for bone to connect with the implant, although there are some occasions where the implant is placed immediately after tooth extraction together with the crown thus increasing patient comfort and acceptance.
Dental Implants give you a better quality of life because:
- Replace lost teeth without the need to destroy the adjacent teeth like in a bridge for instance
- Aid in the creation of a beautiful and harmonic smile
- Implants retain bone once integrated in the bone
- Dentures can be mounted on top of implants.
Tooth bleaching is a harmless procedure that can be done either in home or office conditions. Home bleaching is more popular and is done via transparent trays, custom made for every patient, that are placed on the teeth. The bleaching effect is relaible and proven and when certain staining foods and drinks are avoided the effect is even more pronounced.
Contemporary conception that yields the best results in dental bleaching is when home and office bleaching are combined. Initially we start off with an office procedure and the patient continues to bleach at home with the home bleaching.
Dental bleaching can be done also as an additive procedure when the aim is to rejuvenate and brighten the smile with or without veneers.
Perio and Oral Hygiene
Redness in the gums and bleeding when brushing are the first telltale signs of gum inflammation. In such cases, the patient is subjected to a professional dental cleaning, which removes plaque and calculus from the teeth. As a result the gum inflammation (gingivitis) resolves and the patient is healthy again. If the gingivitis is left untreated, it can transform into a periodontal disease (periodontitis). Perio disease is characterized by gum recession and root exposure, bone loss around teeth, tooth loosening or wiggling and eventual loss of the tooth. In periodontitis, the choice treatment is cleaning the teeth from plaque and calculus couple with deep pocket debridement wherever present. In some limited cases an open cleaning is performed, which a limited surgical procedure. After the resolution of the disease the patient is placed on maintenance therapy, which aims at preventing a new recurrence of the disease.
When there is a recession of the gums and root exposure in the neck of the tooth, due to traumatic brushing, malposition of tooth or teeth or root decay, a piece of soft tissue is added to neck in order to remedy the gum and return it to its initial position. In that way tooth sensitivity is avoided when consuming hot or cold drinks and food as well as a future progression and worsening of the recession.
Porcelain fused to metal crown (PFM crown)
Popular method of restoring chipped, non-vital or severely destroyed teeth. PFM crown consists of a metal framework on top of which a ceramic is added. An advantage of PFM is its strength, disadvantage is greyish discolouration of the gum, more invasive burring of the tooth and possible chipping of the ceramic from the metal.
All ceramic crown
Pressed ceramic – most popular way of restoring chipped, non-vital or severely destroyed teeth. It is a monolithic ceramic crown, highly esthetic with incredible strength and minimally invasive preparation of the tooth.
Zirconium crown – popular method of restoring teeth, it has the greatest strength, it is esthetic but is indicated for back teeth only. Clear disadvantage is its hardness which tends to wear off the opposing dentition quickly.
Veneers are an elegant and yet sparing way to better your smile with minimal intervention on your teeth.
What are they?
They are ceramic tiles or fingernails which are glued to the outer frontal surface of your teeth, thus changing permanently their form, colour and proportions. After bonding the veneers are as strong and durable as the natural teeth and require the same care as them.
Ceramic veneers are effective solution when smile enhancement is required or when there is chipping, space between teeth, crooked teeth, colouring, decay and etc.
Bonding is a procedure, which is limited to the frontal teeth that are restored via direct application of the composite material by the dentist to the teeth. This method is applicable with severely destroyed or worn off frontal teeth, chipped teeth, mild fractures, to close space between teeth, correction in the form, colour and proportions. Composite bonding is a cheaper alternative to the ceramic veneers, which is even less invasive and completed in a couple of visits.
We are able to offer youth orthodontics as well as dental treatment in cases like childhood caries, pulpitis and periodontitis in milky and/or permanent dentition with contemporary methods based on solid scientific research and proven clinical efficacy.
Root Canal Treatment
In the course of the dental treatment when the pulp (nerve) of the tooth is infected, it has to be removed to prevent further pain and swelling, and the root canals need to be cleaned and filled. This pulp infection can be due to large decay, micro leakage next to a filling or crown or a large fracture. In other cases already treated teeth show signs of recurring infection need to retreated in order to clean the canals. Regardless of the reason, the root canal treatment must be done with precision, all existing canals must to be found, cleaned and filled in order to secure the longevity of the tooth in the mouth. There are cases where finding and cleaning the canals is difficult therefore dental microscopes are used.
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specialises in the proper facial skeletal development, together with the jaws and correct set up of the teeth in the dental arch.
In children all this is achieved with removable appliances and at a later stage if need be brackets are used. The appliances are used to widen the arches and create space while the brackets align the teeth in the jaws. This combination produces a stable result that ensures the longevity of the dentition and general health of your child.
In adults, brackets are most popular and used most often but sometimes invisible splints like “Clear Aligner” offer very good results with less discomfort.
What are they?
Brackets are metallic or ceramic buttons that are glued temporarily to the outer surface of the teeth and are used to shift and align them in the dental arch.
Invisible splints are removable appliances that are used in patients that refuse to wear brackets. They yield very good results but have narrow specifications since their ability to shift teeth is limited.
Regular prophylaxis appointments are the only to ensure healthy gums, teeth and smile.
For your children, prophylaxis appointment includes:
Dental inspection for decay, malposition of the teeth, tongue, jaws and bad habits.
Professional oral cleaning with powder, brush and toothpaste.
Fluoride therapy – it creates more resistant to decay milky and permanent teeth
Silanization – caries prevention
What is included in the prophylaxis appointment for adults:
The patient is taught how to brush properly and effectively, also how to select and use each of the tools for oral hygiene maintenance – floss, brush, toothpaste and mouthwash.
Professional dental cleaning of calculus with ultrasonic and hand instruments, followed by polishing with Air Flow to remove stains and bacteria. Finally brush and toothpaste are used to remove plaque and to sooth the gums.
There may be need to come to additional appointments, if there is calculus below the gums, which is very robust and hard to remove.
How often should I come for a prophylaxis to the dentist:
Dental cleaning is usually carried out every 6 months in healthy individuals.
Dental cleaning is done every 3 to 4 months for patients with gum problems such as perio disease.
Before any surgical intervention, dental cleaning is mandatory to reduce the risk of complications.