PRIVATE DENTAL CARE CLINIC IN HELSINKI

Dentti is a private dental care clinic on the street Mikonkatu in Helsinki. We offer individual high-quality dental care in cosy facilities. Good oral health and well-kept teeth create the basis for sound general health. On these pages, you will find information on how we can help when your home care is not enough.

Because of the corona epidemic, we pay special attention to the safety of your treatment. If you have flu symptoms or have been in close contact with a person who has been infected with coronavirus, cancel or delay your appointment and be in contact with us before your dental treatment. And remember to wear a mask in the waiting room. Thank you!

Lähihammashoitoa Mikonkadulla.

Hampaillasi on väliä.

Kauniit, kestävät ja helposti puhtaana pidettävät Cerec-täytteet.

Services

In addition to basic dental care, we offer surgical and prosthetic treatments, and the services of dental hygienists. Digital radiography covering the entire mouth area can also be easily arranged. Artificial root treatment can be used to substitute for missing teeth or to help keep dentures better in place. We have Cerec equipment with which we can make durable ceramic fillings to substitute for old worn or split fillings.

Preventive care is the most important means to prevent diseases of the mouth. Sufficient home care is significant in this respect, but a lot can also be done at the clinic. Regular check-ups and, when necessary, radiography help find cavities and tartar in good time, thereby reducing the need for treatment.

Fluoride treatments reinforce the tooth enamel and prevent the formation of cavities. Regular cleansing of the tooth surfaces keeps the gums healthy. At Dentti, preventive dental care is done in cooperation between your dentist and your dental hygienist.

Daily home care is the most important type of care for the health of the mouth and the teeth. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste in the morning and in the evening constitutes the basis of home care. The brush should be soft, and the use of excessive force should be avoided when brushing. In particular, the collar areas of the teeth and the gumlines may become worn and injured when using a brush that is too hard or a brushing technique that is too forceful.

A toothbrush is usually not efficient enough to clean the spaces between the teeth. Dental floss, toothpicks and interdental brushes are good aids in addition to the toothbrush. Your dental hygienist will help you in choosing home care instruments that suit your needs.

It is not advisable to brush the teeth immediately after eating. After a meal or snack, it is recommendable to rinse your mouth with water and take a dissolving xylitol pill. To reinforce teeth that are prone to cavity formation, you can use dissolving fluoride pills. The formation of cavities can also be reduced by keeping your daily meal and snack times regular – this will limit the frequency of acid attacks.

When you take proper care of your teeth, our share of the dental care will remain rather small. Regular check-ups and cleanings will then usually be sufficient.

A dental hygienist is a professional with education in the maintenance of oral and dental health. Dental hygienists carry out diverse preventive treatments that help to maintain oral health:

  • Cleaning of teeth and removal of tartar
  • Instruction in home care and selection of care instruments
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Fluoridation and treatment of teeth with stabbing pain
  • Radiography
  • Cleaning and treatment of artificial root teeth
  • Tooth bleaching and dental replicas
  • Attachment of dental jewellery

In spite of good home care, teeth may become discoloured. For example, coffee, tea, red wine and tobacco easily cause darkening of fillings and teeth.

There are several possibilities for cleaning discoloured teeth. Teeth may be lightened by removing tartar and plaque or by cleansing with paste alone. More persistent stains need to be treated with soda cleaning.

Old discoloured fillings can easily be replaced with modern tooth-coloured materials. A darkened or worn crown can be covered with a porcelain casing. If you want a lighter shade in an entire row of teeth, the teeth can be bleached. Bleaching can first be done at the clinic, and then you can easily renew it at home, using personal bleaching moulds made according to your teeth. It is also possible to bleach a single discoloured tooth.

During the check-up, we will check the mucous membranes of the mouth, the functionality of the occlusion, the condition of the gums and of course the teeth themselves. If any need for treatment is found, we will prepare a treatment plan and discuss its implementation. We will also determine your personal frequency of check-ups, which may be every six months, every year or even every two years. In future, we can invite you to the clinic by email, text message or phone, as agreed upon. X-rays as support to the check-up

X-rays as support to the check-up

In order to have sufficient information to support the check-up, it is sometimes good to examine the teeth by means of radiography. In addition to standard radiography, we also provide more comprehensive X-rays covering the entire jaw, with expert opinion from a specialist dental radiologist. The X-rays provide a wider view of the structures of the teeth, jawbones and jaw joints and, for example, it is possible to find about the location of aching wisdom teeth or possible asymptomatic inflammations in the areas of the jaw or the tooth roots.

Today, there are plenty of alternatives for repairing a tooth with a cavity or a worn or broken tooth. Tooth-coloured plastic is the most common filling material. Plastic is often used for fillings in the front teeth and also for smaller fillings in the back teeth. A single missing tooth can sometimes be replaced with a fibreglass-reinforced light bridge made of the filling material and connected to the adjacent teeth.

More durable materials can be used for larger fillings, particularly in the back teeth subject to occlusion stress. Cerec filling made outside the mouth is a modern, durable and functional alternative to fillings made inside the mouth. Such fillings mainly consist of ceramic materials. The filling can be shaped to be more functional in terms of occlusion. Because it is significantly harder than ordinary plastic, it will not break down, and it will better withstand erosion. Cerec can also be used for repairing and raising worn, low occlusions, as well as for the aesthetic care of discoloured, frequently filled teeth. If larger repairs of several teeth are made during the same treatment period, you will save time and also money. In this case, the price of a single filling will also be clearly lower.

Cerec assessment free of charge

When you come to Dentti for an assessment, the dentist will conduct a preliminary check-up and assess the suitability of ceramic fillings and the costs of the treatment. When you want to make an appointment, please contact us via the Contact Information page.

If caries has advanced up to the nerve canal of the tooth, or if a living tooth becomes infected for some reason, root canal treatment is an available option.

In root canal treatment, nerve tissue is removed from the root canal; the canal is cleaned and medicated. After the medication period, the canal is filled, and the tooth is filled as usual.

In spite of good home care, some tartar formation concerns most people – and to some it constitutes a problem.

Tartar is a deposit of saliva and plaque hardened on the tooth surface, and it can no longer be removed by means of home care. If tartar remains in the gingival pocket, it will cause gum inflammation. The clearest indication of this may be bleeding gums when you brush your teeth.

Further advanced, the activity of the bacteria causing the gum inflammation weakens the attachment of the tooth, deepens the gingival pocket between the tooth and the gum, and may ultimately lead to the tooth coming loose.

Tartar must be removed regularly. A gum operation or a fixing of the teeth may sometimes be helpful in the treatment of deepened gingival pockets.

There are plenty of possibilities to replace one or several lost teeth. An implant is usually the best way to replace a single missing tooth. A fixed crown or a dental bridge can be used to replace missing teeth or to repair a tooth that has been subject to root canal treatment, to better withstand bite forces. A single crown or bridge is usually made of tooth-coloured ceramic material. It is also possible to replace several missing teeth with a removable partial denture. Its frame may be made of metal or plastic.

In addition to basic dental care, we also offer surgical treatments, such as removals of unerupted or partly erupted wisdom teeth, implant treatments, surgical treatments of inflammations in the mouth area and treatments of diseases in the mucous membranes of the mouth.

An implant made of titanium, i.e. artificial root, is the most natural way to replace a complete missing tooth. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, some missing teeth or the entire occlusion of a toothless jaw.

Implant treatment will be implemented at our clinic in close cooperation between the dentists, dental hygienist and dental technician. First, we will carry out a general check-up and take necessary X-rays for the purpose of planning the treatment. When necessary, the dental hygienist will carry out the basic treatment and cleaning of the dental connective tissues. Placing of the implant itself is usually a rather short surgical measure conducted under local anaesthetic. Upon the ossification of the implant – usually in 2-5 months – replicas of the dentition will be made, and a precisely fitting crown will be made and placed on the implant.

The patient co-payment price of the costs of the implant treatment is 1,850 - 2500 € or higher for the first implant, and 1,450 - 2300 € or higher for subsequent implants placed during the same visit to the clinic. The prices include planning of the treatment, placing of the implant and the prosthetic treatment.

A removable denture can also be additionally supported with implants. A complete denture for the lower jaw, which often tends to come loose, can be supported with implants rather well.

Assessment of implant treatment free of charge

You can make an appointment for a free assessment of the suitability of artificial root treatment. In order to make an appointment, please send your contact details by email to implantti@dentti.fi or contact us via the Contact Information page.

When there are plenty of fillings and the occlusion height is lowered or the occlusion is worn, the treatment can be implemented with the Cerec method swiftly and at lower costs than with traditional methods.

If a worn occlusion is caused by excessive grinding of the teeth, it is often useful to make a bite guard to support the treatment.

Forceful biting with teeth and moving them against each other, particularly in the night time – bruxism – may cause various symptoms and problems. Grinding erodes the tooth enamel and may lead to the splitting of the teeth and fillings. Jawbones and masticatory muscles may become sore, and there can also be shoulder troubles, sleeping problems and headaches. Apart from sleeping, grinding may also appear in the daytime, particularly in stressful situations.

Grinding is most often treated with a bite guard, or the occlusion is smoothened to make it more balanced. The bite guard protects the teeth from splitting, and it prevents the erosion of the teeth and fillings in the night time. The guard also relaxes the masticatory muscles and prevents additional problems. Smoothing is used to treat occlusion problems caused by a wrong kind of dental erosion and prevents splitting of the teeth.

Occupational dental care is a great way to reward employees for their input and commit them to the company.

We will plan a complete set of services meeting the needs and wishes of your company. Occupational dental care can cover all required care, or it may have a smaller coverage e.g. in the form of annual check-ups. The company may also participate in the employee’s treatment expenses with a specified amount agreed upon in advance.

Occupational dental care is tax-deductible for the company.

You can make an appointment for a dental and oral check-up, including a minor, short basic cleaning and preventive care. Your teeth and mouth will be checked; the dentist or dental hygienist will carry out a minor removal of tartar and the required preventive care. When necessary, X-rays of the side areas of the teeth can be taken.

SPECIAL OFFER: The patient co-payment price for the treatment package is 69 € / 84,50 € when you have a valid health insurance (Kela)-card. Kela pays a reimbursement for check-ups only every two years; the current reimbursement is 15.50 €. The normal patient co-payment price is 128,50 € / 144 €. You are also entitled to a discount of 50 per cent on the patient co-payment price for X-rays.

When you want to make an appointment, please contact us via the Contact Information page.

Personnel

At Dentti, you will be treated by dentists Anne Hakomäki, Juha Hoskari, Gitte Parmanen, Roman Kornilov, Yrjö Kumpula and Carita Åhlgren-Översti, dental hygienist Leena Laurén and by dental nurses Minna Jäntti and Satu Paanasalo.

Prices

You can find the price list by clicking the button below. You can also DOWNLOAD it as a PDF file.

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Appointment

You can easily make an appointment online using THIS LINK. You can also contact us via the form on the Contact Information page or by sending an email to hoito@dentti.fi. You can download the MEDICAL HISTORY FORM here.

Our phone number is 045 3533 498. When we are unable to answer your call we will call you back or you can also leave a message by voicemail.

When you make an appointment for the dental hygienist, please note that in order to receive a reimbursement from Kela, you are required to have a valid (less than 2 years old) dentist’s referral to a dental hygienist. Your dentist will provide you with the referral during the annual check-up. If you have any questions about appointments or referrals, you can contact us via the form on the Contact Information page.

Cancellations must be made no later than the weekday preceding the appointment and 24 hours in advance. Cancellation can be sent by email to hoito@dentti.fi, or by calling or sending a text message to 045 3533 498. Appointments not cancelled or cancelled too late are subject to a charge of 45 € per appointment of 30 minutes.

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