How much will it cost? When you ask how much your dental procedure will cost, what should the answer be? The price of a procedure in dentistry reflects the quality of the treatment performed, the longevity of the treatment and that it will cause you no harm / adverse effects. Surprisingly, many patients are not aware that dentistry is not only the tools and materials used, but also how well the dental team does the work: the decision-making system of planning and carrying out of treatment and then the choice of tools and materials used. Overall, there are a multitude of decisions along the way that can give you peace of mind. Not avoiding sharp corners in health care is right. If the price is too low, there may be some forced savings along the way. Good professionals should make a good income in order to enjoy their work knowing they are providing excellent care while rewarded appropriately. At Divident we pride ourselves on three things regarding your costs: No sharp corner is avoided. Our systems, our protocols and the use of the best materials are unequivocally made to last. We are not the cheapest option in Armenia nor do we want to be. To have the best people, we have to ensure they are paid well. To have the best management systems and people, you have to invest time and energy in this. To ensure no unforeseen complications we need to have an excellent work quality control and management team. Our prices are on average 3 to 5 times lower than those in the USA, Europe and Russia. We use long term approach to dentistry and our aim is to actually save more money for you in the long run due to quality dentistry. The quality and service that you deserve is reflected in prices we provide. Our goal is that many years later you still continue to have peace of mind about the dental work that has been provided. How much time will my dental treatment take? All dental treatments vary on time. Tooth Whitening, for example, can be done in an hour. Implants may require 1 week and potential follow-up procedures. It will also depend on your dental health and the severity of your case. Our doctors can give you a good estimate as soon as they have access to your scans and all the required information. Will I really save a lot of money on my dental treatment in Armenia? If you are already here then yes, you would. How much depends on the amount of treatment that you require. The best savings come to those who need a lot of dental work done. Our prices are on average 3 to 5 times lower than those in the US, Europe and Russia. In some cases even less. How can I be sure that your dentists are highly qualified and competent? Do your dentists speak English? We are committed to keeping up to date with the latest techniques and materials in dentistry. Our staff is highly trained in all aspects of dental care. We are digitally linked with overseas partners and we focus strongly on continuing education and consultation with leading specialists. We work with invited experts from different countries. Our professional team regularly conducts workshops in Armenia and abroad being a leader in enhancing vocational education. Our dentists speak good English. Can I feel confident about your hygiene services? There aren’t specialists in dental hygiene in every country but they are part of a growing trend in dentistry around the world because of their specialized services. Our specialists have great experience in this field. They take the time to provide you with thorough cleanings and home care advice. You can expect the same or even better level of service as is available in the USA, Canada and other Western countries. Why are your prices higher than in many local clinics? Our aim is to offer you the best service and quality in dentistry without compromise. We do not use cost cutting measures by using inferior dental materials or equipment and cheaper, ineffective sterilization. As a leader, we commit more resources to the training and development of our team members. We employ only the best dentists and medical professionals. High quality dental treatment is an investment in long lasting good oral health. We do not avoid sharp corners. Our prices are 3 to 5 times lower than those in the USA, Europe and Russia especially for complex treatments involving cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. What about guarantees? Firstly we fully guarantee all the dental procedures we complete. If for any reason you are not satisfied, are concerned or have questions we are ready to satisfy you. Rarely, a dental clinic will have a written policy or offer a guarantee on it’s work. We do it because we believe you are making the choice of a reputable clinic that will guarantee their work. We want you to be confident our treatment is worth your investment. Our initial treatment plan aims at a long term results, which will allow avoiding complications. How safe is your infection control? We comply with the strictest rules of infection control that meet international standards. What can you say about the level of qualification of your dentists? Our dentists are highly qualified and competent in various fields of dentistry. They speak foreign languages which allows them to communicate effectively with both local and overseas patients. Our experts are in tune with the latest technologies. Dentistry has evolved into modern science, and we regularly participate in lectures and international conferences both in Armenia and abroad. In addition, cooperation with local and foreign doctors had a significant impact on the promotion of professional interaction and supports passion for the profession. Our doctors are trained in different countries. It is important to mention that, as you probably know, there are good and bad doctors in every country. Our doctors differ from others with their high professionalism in all aspects of dentistry, communication skills and understanding of complex diagnostics. Our dentists will never put their own financial interests above the interests of patients. Does cosmetic dentistry only refer to teeth whitening? Cosmetic dentistry can be used to deal with many problems such as gaps between teeth, cracks or cavities, broken or crooked teeth, stained or discoloured teeth, uneven teeth, and chips or rough spots. Teeth whitening is just a part of cosmetic dentistry which also includes veneers, implants, crowns, orthodontics, shaping, etc. Is teeth whitening for everyone? Generally, teeth whitening systems work great for everybody. Some people do experience mild sensitivity during the treatment but this goes away after the treatment is completed. There are some cases of staining due to fluoride or antibiotics that require careful pre-examination to ensure that the results will be good. Like any other dental intervention, teeth whitening is also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. If my tooth is white, does that mean it is healthy? This is a myth. A tooth can look good and white but can contain cavities or other problems that require a treatment. If ignored, these hidden problems can lead to more serious, painful problems. We recommend 6-12 month check ups regardless of how your teeth appear. Can we go through teeth whitening if we have crowns and fillings? Crowns and fillings do not whiten due to teeth bleaching. If you have odd color crowns, crowns with dark lines near the gum-line, or old fillings that stand out, it is better to think about replacing them to improve your smile. Are implants an emergency procedure? Dental implants are used to fill empty spaces in the mouth caused by missing teeth. It can be used for aesthetics, comfort and also to prevent many problems including decay, periodontal disease, stress on the remaining teeth, etc. Implants are titanium screws surgically placed in the bone of the mouth to which a tooth, bridge or a denture can be attached to make a stable restoration. Are Implants only for young adults? No! Implants are possible for everyone as long as you have enough bone in the area of the missing tooth to facilitate the anchorage of the implants. If you are missing one tooth or all your teeth, implants may be for you. If you don’t have enough bone, a graft may be necessary. Does implant surgery involve a lot of pain? No! Most people experience mild to moderate discomfort following dental implant placement. In more rare cases there are cases of moderate severe discomfort lasting a few days. Most describe the implant as less painful afterward than having a tooth extracted. The procedure can be done either under local anesthetic or intravenous sedation. During the procedure there should be NO discomfort. If I need a bone graft, where does it come from? Is it safe? We have several areas where a bone graft can come from. The first is your own bone such as from jaw or hip. Another choices are from FDA approved used bone graft material that are made from human free dried bone, animal source (cow) or synthetic (calcium triphosphate). With all choices, the safety is guaranteed and been CE and/or FDA approved for use. All the choices have shown to be extremely safe and well documented in the literature for use. Is it true that thumb sucking by children lead to teeth disorder? It is true that if the child continues this habit after the age of 3 to 5 years old, it can result in forward placement of upper teeth. In this case, the intervention of a dental surgeon may be required. Are braces only for teenagers? This is a myth! Although many people associate orthodontic treatment with adolescence, orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw and tooth growth much earlier, while the primary or baby teeth are still present. Some of the more readily apparent conditions that indicate the need for early examination include: early or late loss of teeth difficulty in chewing or biting mouth breathing thumb sucking misplaced teeth speech difficulties biting the cheek or the palate teeth that meet abnormally, or don’t meet at all facial imbalance jaws that are too far forward or backward Kids as young as four (4) are sometimes advised to start Orthodontics in order to avoid more severe problems later on. Orthodontic treatment is most common between the ages of 8 and 14. At this age, we can take advantage of natural bone growth. Orthodontics and braces can be effective at any age. However, as you get older the treatment may take longer. Your bones grow much faster when you are young so your jaw is easy to stretch. By the time you are 20, you may need surgery to expand your jaw. Usually, braces take from 12 to 30 months. This will depend on the severity of your case. Do people wearing braces have food restrictions? For the most part people can eat normally. They should avoid hard, sticky or crunchy food. Caramel and taffy can stick to braces and if not properly removed can cause cavities. Crunchy food like apples and carrots should be cut into smaller pieces before eating.