Dental clinics in Chisinau are increasingly confronted with a major problem specific to the Republic of Moldova, namely early tooth loss. The causes are highly diverse, but, certainly, almost 80% of children do not respect the rigors of oral hygiene – shocking, a threshold of about 30% did not use a toothbrush until the age of 9-11 years. In addition, another worrying figure is that only about 10-15% of dentists working in the country are prepared to provide a wide range of oral hygiene services to children and adults. The dental clinic Imperial Dent in Chisinau reveals the reasons that cause this phenomenon and what measures can be taken for dental prophylaxis or working to prevent potential diseases, to save our teeth.
Lack of healthy dental habits
As trivial as it may sound, the health of the teeth depends on the habits we develop and strengthen for our little ones, from early childhood. From the moment the first baby teeth appear, it is time to give the toddler a toothbrush and suitable toothpaste, both adapted to the child’s oral needs.
To teach this habit quickly, it is necessary to transform the toothbrushing ritual into a kind of play, so that the little ones can ask for it willingly. In addition, careful monitoring of caries or other dental problems, including baby teeth, should also be included in this category, to end any difficulties in the future. The fact that they will “fall” anyway is not a good reason as to why you now must go to the dentist with your child, as other deficiencies can be detected with regular check-ups. And the habits set up in childhood pass into adult life.
Every third Moldovan has health problems related to the oral cavity and most refuse to go to a doctor or do it too late, for several reasons.
One of the typical reasons is the fear of pain, which Soviet practices have deeply implanted. Nowadays we must not forget that there are high-quality analgesic substances and even non-invasive methods of treatment. Progress has come to the emergence of a field called digital dentistry, which includes the design of computer-assisted dentures; intra-oral and extra-oral digital radiography, computed tomography with a cone-beam; dental obstruction and analysis, as well as extra-oral and intra-oral photography. However, with dentures vs. dental implants, which should you choose?
About dental implants
The fear of an overly expensive dental implant has taken hold of many Moldovans, who prefer to stay without teeth than to turn to specialists in the field.
However, postponing the solving of the missing tooth issue is not a solution! As the situation of the supporting bone over time becomes more serious, the adjacent teeth migrate, eventually the implant is also necessary, and the costs increase… But it seems that people do not understand this. Here we need to clarify some relevant aspects:
- How much does an implant cost, and do affordable prices or rates exist? – the answer to this depends exclusively on their quality and technical possibilities, but also on the duration of use that you want the implant to have. There are, of course, premium implants, which cost accordingly, but a good dentist will always give you alternatives and explain the cost-quality relationship so that you understand what you give your money for and what to expect. Some dental clinics allow the payment of services in installments or even have contracts with banking institutions that offer loans in this regard, in recent years. To decide whether we can provide such a service, an individual discussion is necessary first.
- How long does the procedure take? It all depends on the problems you have with your teeth, but, on average, the procedure can take up to half a year. Patience is essential and makes a world of difference.
About dental bridges and dentures
Dental bridges are, of course, a choice, but one that’s less popular among patients. It involves covering the missing space with a tooth mold, the construction resting on adjacent teeth. The downside of this method is that it involves the supporting teeth in dental works, which would normally not be part of the treatment. The lifespan of a dental bridge is also much shorter than an implant.
A denture can be mobile or fixed. Mobile dentures are a temporary measure by specialists, however, and its lower cost will be supplemented by a permanent measure later. The fixed dental prosthesis can be an individual crown or an extended fixed prosthesis. It may span several spaces or even an entire arch (as it is often done on implants when a few teeth are missing and a dental construction is needed to cover the gaps at the same time). Each case is unique and needs to be first discussed with an orthopedic dentist. Fortunately, in the Imperial Dent dental clinic, there is a competent specialist who will explain the advantages of each option, so that you can choose the best one (in terms of price, convenience, resistance).
Do you look at the issue of oral health differently now? If you understand that you should not risk losing your teeth prematurely, but take the most effective preventive and treatment measures, you can rely on the specialists of the Imperial Dent dental clinic for help. The dental clinic is in Chisinau, Botanica, on Nikolai Zelinski Str. 15/4. For a consultation call +373 22 260 325. Your smile will be well cared for!