Dr Pavel Krastev, founder, on how to achieve perfection with blending technology and professionalism
A healthy and beautiful smile is the result of more than biological luck – it can also be achieved with the help of dental professionals. This is the philosophy of Dr Pavel Krastev. In 2002, he founded K Dent, a modern interdisciplinary clinic where personalised treatment is a leading principle and excellent results are an everyday reality under the care of a dedicated team of professionals who constantly improve and implement new technologies. The clinic, in central Plovdiv, has 5 dental offices, an X-ray room, a kids corner, and a room for patients treated under general anaesthesia.
Describe K Dent in 3 sentences. Tell us more about your work.
At K Dent we believe that top-quality dental care means a perfect and long-lasting treatment result that materialises and even goes beyond the patient's expectations. We aim to provide completely personalised service in a calm and stress-free environment using the most advanced equipment, materials and techniques. Our connection with our patients is paramount for us to understand completely their needs and to provide them with the best care.
K Dent's team of professionals includes specialists in all fields of dental medicine – oral surgery, implantology, endodontics, aesthetic dentistry, orthodontics. Each member of our team constantly improves in order to be in line with the latest treatment methods and technologies in the world.
Why do you use a microscope in your work?
Dental microscope allows us to see teeth and gums magnified between 2 and 25 times under bright LED light, revealing details imperceptible for the naked eye. It helps us to identify dental problems early and to treat them timely.
Microscope is irreplaceable for discovering additional canals and spaces in the tooth that otherwise could be missed. Early discovery of cracked teeth and gum diseases allows treatment before their condition deteriorates, removal of less dental tissue and reduced risks of post-operative sensitivity.
You use the transparent Invisalign aligners. What are their advantages?
Invisalign has proved as the most advanced system in the world for effective treatment of orthodontic problems for comfortable, predictable and efficient smile transformation. Unlike orthodontic brackets, Invisalign aligners can be removed allowing better cleaning of the teeth. Invisalign also significantly reduces treatment time. Thanks to the system's precise planning and incredible precision we can predict the treatment's result from the very beginning.
Why did you decide to open an X-ray lab at the clinic?
At K Dent we are dedicated to offering our patients the full spectrum of diagnostic and treatment activities. The digital X-ray allows even greater precision in treatment. Our X-ray center is equipped with 2D and 3D X-ray of the best digital technology that reduces radiation with up to 90%. It allows us to make extremely detailed images and precise diagnosis. Our lab technicians are able to make not only the most detailed photo images of small segments of the mouth, but also 3D imaging of all facial structures.
How do you guarantee the quality of your implant treatment?
K Dent works with the most biocompatible implants in the world. The notion that the organism might reject the implant is just a myth. Failures are caused by many different reasons, the most common one being neglect of good oral hygiene that is crucial for patients with implants.
Preparation of each case requires an in-depth detailed evaluation regardless of whether restoration of one or more missing teeth is concerned. Planning is key for success. The 3D jaw scan allows us to evaluate the bone's quality, volume, width, and height. This guarantees the patient's safety, predictability and impeccable results. The right choice for construction over implant is also crucial for achieving long-term strength and functionality.
The clinic provides complete smile makeover. What does this service include?
Complete smile transformation is a personalised treatment plan that changes the smile. This usually includes one or more procedures like implants, veneers, whitening, composite bonding and orthodontic treatment. The teeth's shape and colour, the face's structure, the lips' shape and the patient's expectations determine what type of aesthetic restoration is needed.
Porcelain veneers are used to cover small imperfections such as spots, fractures, gaps. Orthodontic treatment is needed when teeth need to be straightened or aligned. Smile transformation often begins with a quick orthodontic treatment to make veneer or crown placement easier and to achieve a better aesthetic with minimal dental issue loss. At K Dent we apply laser technology to shape soft tissue around the teeth. The office whitening procedure we provide makes teeth brighter, more vibrant and aesthetic.
The process of achieving the desired smile can include one or more visits at the clinic, but it always begins with a consultation that allows us to understand what the patient wants to change in the colour, shape or position of their teeth. When designing the new smile, our specialists also take in consideration the face's shape so that we can be sure that the results will complement the overall harmony of the face.
An individual patient treatment plan is prepared and temporary restorations are placed in patients' mouth which serve as a prototype for the future smile. This allows the patient to "try" their new smile in advance and to share how they feel, what they want to change and any ohter concerns they might have. The last stage includes lab work to prepare the final aesthetic restoration and its implementation. The final result is a brilliant smile!
Cosmetic dentistry can be a life-changing event that often paves the way for career advancement and a greater thirst for life!
Plovdiv, 33 Ivan Vazov St
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