Cosmetic dental care - towards a healthier smile

Cosmetic dental care can be used to alter the appearance of teeth and fix functional issues. This may include whitening or straightening the teeth or using various veneers and laminates. However, a healthy mouth is always the starting point.

A healthy mouth is a beautiful mouth. That is why good dental and oral health is important. Cosmetic dental care means making a healthy mouth even more beautiful.


In the whitening consultation, the health situation of the mouth is checked and it is ensured that there are no factors in the mouth that affect the final result of the whitening, such as gum disease, tartar, staining or enamel wear.

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Tooth discoloration is removed at the dentist's office or with a dental hygienist. Superficial discolorations are removed with the same methods as tartar, so discolorations and tartar can be removed at the same time. Removal methods include ultrasonic devices, hand instruments, powder cleaners, and paste cleaners.

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Tooth whitening

Tooth whitening can be performed at an appointment with a dental hygienist or at home using suitable instruments. The dental hygienist often performs an initial whitening, after which you can wait a year, for example, before whitening them again at home, using instruments that fit your upper and lower teeth. Individual teeth can also be whitened.

Tooth whitening does not affect fillings as the whitening process only brightens the dental tissue. That is why you may need to redo your fillings. We recommend only whitening a healthy mouth; in other words, remove any tartar and staining before whitening your teeth.

Dental staining and discolouration

A dental hygienist cleans any tartar and staining from the teeth. The cleaning procedure may affect the overall appearance of the teeth enough to eliminate the need for whitening. Smoking, coffee, tea and certain foods can cause staining of the teeth.

White spot treatment, performed by a dental hygienist, can be used to treat both dark and light stains as well as fix or completely eliminate superficial damage.

Missing teeth

Implant treatment is the most common, and often the best, way of replacing a missing tooth. The dentist implants an artificial root and a crown in the jawbone.

We recommend replacing a missing tooth with an implant as a hole in the row of teeth may cause changes in the positioning of the teeth. Teeth tend to lean into the hole, and the tooth opposite the missing tooth may start erupting even more, in other words growing longer. In addition to the cosmetic impairment, missing teeth make it difficult to eat.

Misaligned teeth

There are several types of dental malposition. The teeth may be congested, twisted, tilted or over- or under-erupted. Congestion means that the teeth cannot fit side by side. Malposition and malocclusion is usually genetic and result from the shape of the face, for example. Orthodontic treatment is used to fix dental malposition.

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Overexposed gums

Visible gums are usually a genetic characteristic. However, the overexposure of gums can be reduced with orthodontic treatment and by extending the dental crowns.

Other cosmetic issues

Laminates or veneers can be used in various ways to shape teeth. Teeth can be elongated, swelled or flattened, for example. Laminates can also be used to correct minor malposition. Your smile should always be seen and fixed as a whole, instead of working on one or two teeth at a time.

Correcting your teeth with laminates and composite resins is simple, quick and cost-effective. The desired end result often only takes 1–3 appointments. Laminates are usually made of glass-ceramic or feldspathic porcelain. Laminates and composite resins are a high-quality, effortless way to achieve a durable end result.

Gaps between teeth and worn or shortened teeth can also be treated.

The specialist for the article was prosthetics specialist Kirsten Besuch.

Booking an appointment for cosmetic dental services

Book a dentist’s appointment in Mehiläinen’s booking system or by calling our customer service: +358 (0)10 273 8000 (0,0835 €/call + 0,1669 €/min).

Learn more about our Digital Clinic for dental and oral health that is open every day of the year.

Price list and payment

Take into account in the price list
The price estimate does not include the outpatient clinic fee (€33,90). No Kanta fee is charged for visits to the dentist. The outpatient clinic fee for a dental hygienist visit is €19.30.
ServiceMobile Benefit priceHinta-arvio
Dental check-up
65.50 €
Without Kela reimbursement
81.00 €
Dental check-up for patients with dental fear
102.50 €
Without Kela reimbursement
118.00 €
Dental X-ray of the teeth and jaws
Mobile Benefit 95.00 €
The price with a doctor's referral after Kela compensation is €80.
106.00 €
Without Kela reimbursement
115.00 €
Tartar removal

30–45 minute appointment with a dental hygienist.

Prices 126.00171.00 €, without Kela reimbursement 134.00189.00 €
from 126.00 €
Without Kela reimbursement
from 134.00 €
Dental fillings

1–3 surfaces.

Prices 91.00253.00 €, without Kela reimbursement 101.00276.00 €
from 91.00 €
Without Kela reimbursement
from 101.00 €
Ceramic filling of the tooth

1–3 surfaces.

Prices 271.00693.00 €, without Kela reimbursement 271.00750.00 €
from 271.00 €
Without Kela reimbursement
from 271.00 €
Dental ceramic crown

Laboratory costs are not included in the price estimate.

Prices 598.00755.00 €, without Kela reimbursement 598.00755.00 €
from 598.00 €
Without Kela reimbursement
from 598.00 €
Chipped tooth
Prices 91.00253.00 €, without Kela reimbursement 101.00276.00 €
from 91.00 €
Without Kela reimbursement
from 101.00 €
Tooth extraction
Prices 105.00709.00 €, without Kela reimbursement 115.00771.00 €
from 105.00 €
Without Kela reimbursement
from 115.00 €
Tooth whitening

Price estimate given at the free consultation appointment.

Prices 95.00436.00 €, without Kela reimbursement 95.00436.00 €
from 95.00 €
Without Kela reimbursement
from 95.00 €
Whitening consultation appointment

Includes an individual price estimate for teeth whitening.

Kela reimbursement deducted from the price
Prices 36.0037.00 €, without Kela reimbursement 39.0040.00 €
from 36.00 €
Without Kela reimbursement
from 39.00 €

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