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Dentistry or dental medicine, also called oral medicine, includes diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of teeth, oral cavity, gum and mouth disorders, and diseases. There is no specific information about dentistry in ancient Persia but according to two important sources on medical science and also dentistry; Avesta, the Iranian holy book and achievements of Gondishaur (Jondīšāpūr) in the Sasanian dynasty, it has been traced back to a long time ago around 800 years back.

Iran dental clinics and dentists are on the list of the top dental services in the world because of the most modern equipment and using the advanced cutting-edge technology and highly skillful dentists in both fields of medical and cosmetic dentistry at an affordable price.

Iran is still considered a developing country, nevertheless, Iran is one of the top destinations in medical and health tourism in the world specifically in the Middle East.

Iran is a popular destination for dental medicine because of enjoying of the best dental surgeons and dentists, so every year many passengers from all over the world travel to Iran for this purpose. It is worthy to mention that Iran cosmetic dentistry is so popular not only among Middle East countries; but all over the world for high-quality services, professional and experienced dentists, and reasonable prices especially competitive prices of dental implants. So, we advise you don’t miss this opportunity for dental care and visit Iran highlights in one trip.

We at KIATREAT are cooperating with the selective best dental clinics in Iran so that our dental passengers can make sure that they have their dental problems done by the best dentists and oral surgeons. One of the many advantages of these dental clinics is that they use high-quality material for dental prosthesis and the best dental implant brands.

Healthcare services are very competitive and affordable in Iran comparing to the other advanced and developing countries and dental treatments are no exception. Because of high quality services at competitive prices, Iran has become a hot destination for people seeking dental care procedures.

A dental implant is an artificial fixture made of metal (titanium screw) replaces the root of a missing tooth.  In fact, a dental implant is directly fit into jawbone in order to hold the crown or denture and support natural tooth. It can be used replacing a single tooth, several teeth or all of the teeth.

Dental implant was invented in 1952 by Per-Ingvar Brånemark; a Swedish physician and orthopedic surgeon who has been known as the father of modern dental implantology. It is a safe solution to restore function as well as esthetics and like natural teeth, will last for as long as you look after them well.

Dental implant was invented in 1952 by Per-Ingvar Brånemark.

For making dental implants, different materials are used. A dental implant consists of titanium screw replaces the root and an internal screw which is called abutment. At first, the surgery will examine the health of your gums and strength of jawbone.

A dental implant is popular in Iran specifically in Tehran because of updated techniques, quality dental services, and high professional dentists, and competitive prices. In the “Cost of Dental Implant” chart, you can compare the cost of dental implants in Iran with other countries.

Dental crowns also referred to as caps, are placed over the remaining natural tooth to protect, cover, and restore the shape of your tooth. It is done when filling doesn’t solve the problem.

    • Protecting a weak tooth from breaking,
    • Restoring already broken tooth,
    • covering misshapen or discoloured teeth,
    • covering a dental implant and holding a dental bridge in place,

Permanent crowns can be made of different materials such as metal, ceramic, porcelain, and or a combination of these materials.

A dental bridge is a fixed restoration (prosthesis) used to replace one or more missing teeth. A missing tooth can cause difficulty in speaking, bad bites, and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders. Bridges are one of the best options to cover the space of missing teeth. In fact, bridges are the best treatment to improve the shape and appearance of a tooth and also strengthen a damaged tooth. In this method, the cosmetic dental surgeon cements bridges and crowns to the existing teeth or implants.

Dentures, also called false teeth, are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth. There are two types of dentures including complete and partial dentures that are used when all the teeth are missing or when some natural teeth remain.  Depending on your condition and according to your dentist’s diagnosis, you may need complete or partial dentures.

Dentures, also called false teeth, are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth. There are two types of dentures including complete and partial dentures that are used when all the teeth are missing or when some natural teeth remain.  Depending on your condition and according to your dentist’s diagnosis, you may need complete or partial dentures.

Dentures are fixed on your gums and jawbones after the damaged teeth are removed.

    • Eat comfortably
    • Improving appearance
    • Helping you speak clearly

There are 3 different types of dentures including:

    • conventional
    • immediate 
    • overdenture

This is a full removable denture. In this method, first, all the remaining teeth will be removed and after the tissues have healed, the made dentures are placed in your mouth which may take several months.

An immediate denture is a removable denture. In this method, the dentures are inserted on the same day when the remaining teeth are removed. During a preliminary visit, your dentist will take measurements and make models of your jaw. After a couple of days, you may need to have the dentures relined or remade after your jaw has healed.

An overdenture, some of your natural teeth which are healthy can be saved to preserve your jawbone and provide stability and support for the denture. An overdenture fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth after they have been prepared by your dentist. Implants can serve the same function, too.

You may feel uncomfortable with new dentures for a few weeks until you become accustomed to them which is normal. The dentures may feel loose while the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place. You may also experience minor irritation or soreness for a couple of days. You may find that saliva flow temporarily increases. All these problems should go away when your mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures. After a denture is inserted, you need to have follow-up appointments with the dentist as the fit should be checked and adjusted.

Orthodontics, also called orthodontia, is a dentistry specialty that addresses diagnosing, preventing, and treating malocclusion and jaws. Malocclusion is a condition in which teeth are not correctly positioned and cause an improper bite. Orthodontics helps to correct mal-positioned teeth.

    • Closing gaps between teeth,
    • Aligning tips of teeth,
    • Straightening crooked teeth,
    • Improving speech,
    • Boosting the health of gums and teeth,
    • Preventing trauma to teeth,
    • Treat improper bite.

There are two types of orthodontics, fixed and removable, which are used in different conditions.

For orthodontia, you need to have follow-up visits monthly and treatment may take from months to years.

Dental extraction, informally called tooth pulling, is the removal of the tooth/teeth from the dental alveolus, also referred to as a socket, in the alveolar bone.

Permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, but sometimes a tooth extraction may be needed because of the following reasons:

    • Too badly damaged from dental trauma or tooth decay so it is impossible for the dentist to fix a tooth by crowns or filling or other dental treatments
    • If the infection is so severe that antibioticsor RCT do not cure it
    • Periodontal (gum) disease
    • Preparing for orthodontics (in case your teeth are too big for your mouth),
    • Having extra teeth
    • In case baby teeth have not fallen out on time

Extracting tooth performs by a dentist and oral surgeon (dentists with special training to perform surgery) under a local anesthesia. In some instances, your dentist may use a strong general anesthetic. This will prevent pain throughout your body and make you sleep through the procedure.

There are 2 types of dental extractions including simple extraction and surgical extraction.

A simple extraction is the removal of a tooth that is visible in your mouth and unbroken. It is also used when a tooth has straight roots, extends above the gum line, and is structurally sound enough to be loosened and extracted in one piece from above the gums.

A surgical extraction must be used in order to section the tooth into pieces or to make an incision in the soft tissue for a tooth removal. It is performed to remove an invisible tooth or impacted wisdom teeth, extensively damaged teeth that have little or no intact structure, or teeth that are contributing to overcrowding issues and cannot be removed through simple tooth extraction.

A dental filling is a procedure to repair minor fractures or decay in the teeth, as a form of restorative dental treatment.

    • Treating damaged or decayed tooth
    • Restoring a tooth to its normal function and shape
    • Preventing further decay

There are various materials that can be used for filling such as direct composite bonding, porcelain, glass ionomer, silver amalgam, or gold inlays. In order to choose the most suitable material to fill your teeth, your dentist considers your allergies, medical history, and the extent of repair required. Although, some specific factors such as where the cavity is located, the aesthetic needs, financial availability, and preference can determine your decision.

Scaling and root planning, also known as conventional periodontal therapy is a non-surgical periodontal procedure involving deep cleaning and removal of dental plaque and scraping away tartar (calculus) from your teeth and under your gum line.

Healthy gums fit tightly around each tooth. However, they are constantly at risk for plaque buildup and gum disease. Even if you brush and floss carefully, some patients will need a deep cleaning with the help of root planing and scaling. Some factors, including bad breath, swollen or red gum, bad taste in your mouth, or lost teeth, are advanced signs of gum diseases. In the case of gum diseases, scaling and root planning help treat periodontal diseases and keep your teeth and gum healthy.

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