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Dr. Ravi Kumar

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Ravi Kumar Dentist, Chennai
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Our team includes experienced and caring professionals who share the belief that our care should be comprehensive and courteous - responding fully to your individual needs and preferences....more
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Dr. Ravi Kumar is a popular Dentist in Velachery, Chennai. He is currently practising at aarthipriyastoothcare in Velachery, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravi Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Dental Implants - Types and Benefits

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dental Implants - Types and Benefits

Dental implants are a type of a treatment that is carried out to replace missing teeth. During the process of extracting a damaged tooth, the root and the crown are removed. So, a dental implant involves placing a tooth on a precise titanium insert which is surgically placed on the jawbone. These supporting inserts are placed in the jawbone because they fuse with the jawbone (similar to orthopedic plates) and thus provide a strong foundation for the replacement teeth. 

Why tooth loss matters? 
A missing tooth or teeth can not only take away from the beauty of your smile, but tooth loss can also have many negative effects on your oral health, including:

  1. Bone loss
  2. Shifting and drifting teeth
  3. Bite changes
  4. Chewing difficulty
  5. Wearing down of remaining teeth
  6. Changes in the jaw joint

Types of implant placement 
Whether an implant is placed immediately or in 2 phases depends on a variety of factors like bone density,initial fit of the implant during surgery,the other teeth,area of jaw,loads received during chewing etc.

Dental implant placement can be of two types

  1. Immediate single stage placement: In this type we place an implant and give you at least a temporary crown immediately,followed by a permanent crown shortly thereafter.
  2. Delayed (2 stage) Implants: Such a placement is usually to safeguard the implant from any early forces when its just healing and fusing within the bone.After the placement the implant is kept covered below the gum for 3 months and uncovered after this period to give you a permanent crown.

Benefits
Now that you know about the different types, it is time to move on to the benefits of getting these.

  1. Long lasting: Compared to other treatments such as tooth bridges which last for 5-10 years, dental implants can last for an entire lifetime if maintained properly.The only part to replace is the crown.
  2. Mimicking natural teeth: Your replacement teeth will feel similar to your actual teeth, so you do not need to worry about your self-image issues. Flash that wonderful smile of yours without thinking over it the second time.
  3. Preserve surrounding teeth: When an implant is inserted in place of a missing tooth, adjacent healthy teeth are not damaged.
  4. Comfort: Dental implants being a fixed replacement they have none of the problems that removable dentures or other substitutes may cause.Patients who replace all of their teeth with dental implants can feel more comfortable talking, smiling and eating.
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My teeths are becoming yellow how I can prevent this?

BDS
Dentist,
My teeths are becoming yellow how I can prevent this?
here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- Mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. for faster result you can go for TEETH BLEACHING from dentist...
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My newly coming wisdom tooth are spoiled what I can do now.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist,
Hi, typically wisdom tooth do not erupt in the correct manner or get decayed we need to extract them. Please send us some x-rays of the region in question, so we can give you detailed treatment plan.
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My teeth colour is light yellow. How can I make them white. I tried many toothpastes but didn't workout. Suggest me a good way to do it. And also if I brush in hot water will the yellowness increase or decrease or it doesn't have any effect? pls tell me. Thank you:):

MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth colour is light yellow. How can I make  them white. I tried many toothpastes but didn't workout. Suggest me ...
You can get bleaching done for once for removal of your yellowish teeth. This help brighten the teeth. Toothpastes won't help much.
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Hello sir my name is rohit dawar I am 19. Year old boy I have teeth cavity problem last two months what should I do please tell me.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hello sir my name is rohit dawar I am 19. Year old boy I have teeth cavity problem last two months what should I do p...
kindly get an xray done to assess the depth of cavity.. and dentist might advise a filling or a root canal treatment.
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How to get back the lost layer of teeth that is enamel nd please prescribe some medicine to get back original teeth layer nd make it healthy.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Kurukshetra
How to get back the lost layer of teeth that is enamel nd please prescribe some medicine to get back original teeth l...
Enamel once lost is lost forever as it cannot be reproduced by the body the second time. There is no medicine that could repair the solid structure of the tooth. Only option available is visit a dentist who will advise you whether you need any kind of tooth restoration.
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Hi Sir, I am 24 years old, actually I feel down from steps from 8 years back because of that my front tooth has been cracked and it turns to yellow colour, and I wish to get remove both (two) my front tooths and wish to attach or implement. Kindly provide me suggestions, what have to do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi Sir,
I am 24 years old, actually I feel down from steps from 8 years back  because of that my front 
tooth has bee...
Kindly visit dental surgeon. There is no need to remove the tooth, the teeth can be treated and a crown preparation can be done. You will have a beautiful smile after treatment.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Bacteria acts as enemy of we disturb there ecology in our mouth
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Dear sir, how to cure the mouth ulser. Weekly once I affected by this

BDS
Dentist,
Try dentogel tube to locally applying on ulcer. Reduce, manage stress. It is also one of the main causes of ulcers.
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I have teeth problem, I am feeling cold and hot in my teeth and some teeth effective from germs.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have teeth problem, I am feeling cold and hot in my teeth and some teeth effective from germs.
Exposure of (dentin or cementum) layer of the tooth or trauma to the root nerve tissue causes sensation when drinking hot or cold. Get filling done by a dentist.
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After brushing of an hour my mouth is getting smell. Dr. Will you please tell me the medication.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
After brushing of an hour my mouth is getting smell. Dr. Will you please tell me the medication.
you might be having deposits over teeth surface causing this. get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing.
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I am 3o years old. And I have some teeth problem. My front teeth are very loose even there is smell and soiling. They giving regularly pain.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 3o years old. And I have some teeth problem. My front teeth are very loose even there is smell and soiling. They...
It is possible to recover from having loose teeth. However, you don't have time to waste! loose teeth or teeth shifting around in the mouth is a sure sign that gum disease has been active in the mouth for years. The teeth become loose when the bone and ligament that holds them in place is being destroyed. The truth is that if a person with loose teeth doesn't change their course, their teeth are going to drop out of their mouth one at a time. Gum disease generally develops because of improper brushing and flossing habits, although underlying medical conditions may have a correlation to greater incidence. The bacteria that are found in the mouth as a result of these poor habits begin to affect the surrounding bone and tissues below the gumline. Consult a periodontist at the earliest.
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BDS
Dentist, Rawatbhata
अकसर लोग अकल की दाड़ और अकल का सीधा सीधा संबंध समझते हैं.....कुछ पूछ भी लेते हैं कि अगर अकल की दाड़ निकलवाएंगे तो समझ पर तो फर्क नहीं पड़ेगा.?? इस दाड़ का अकल से केवल इतना संबंध जाता है कि यह आम तौर पर मुहं में तब प्रवेश करती है जब आदमी में बुद्धि का विकास हो रहा होता है.....अर्था्त् १७ से २१ वर्ष की उम्र में यह मुंह में दिख जाती है, इसलिए अकल की दाड़ कहलाती है।
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Swollen gum at the back of lower left jaw Severe pain down the throat along that side Headaches that comes and goes over that side and Ear feels tight Gone to different doctors and all said it's an infection and gave antibiotics, but the swelling didn't go down neither did the pain. What should I do now?

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Swollen gum at the back of lower left jaw
Severe pain down the throat along that side
Headaches that comes and goes o...
Get x-ray done to aid diagnosis of your prob. Meanwhile use bethadine mouthwash n gargle with warm saline water. Maintain oral hygiene. Drink warm fluids often to relieve pain in throat.
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Hi, My baby is 1 year and 8 months. She has got almost 20 teeth. Should we start brushing here teeth with tooth paste because we can see the color of the teeth getting yellow?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, My baby is 1 year and 8 months. She has got almost 20 teeth. Should we start brushing here teeth with tooth paste...
First train your baby for mouth rinsing and spitting the content after rinse and than can apply toothpaste
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Is removing teeth is necessary when you are doing treatment of your teeth by braces.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Is removing teeth is necessary when you are doing treatment of your teeth by braces.
Actually removing of the teeth is necessary only when your teeth are crowded or needs to be shifted back but there are no spaces between the teeth so extraction is a way by which we make space to shift the teeth in proper allignment.
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Is chewing gum like happydent and orbit actually good and healthy for our teeth? If not recommend something better.

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Greater Noida
Is chewing gum like happydent and orbit actually good and healthy for our teeth? If not recommend something better.
chronic consumption of chewing gums sometimes causes side effects because too much xylitol has been known to draw too much water into the gut with it or it may get fermented in the gut by intestinal bacteria which results in nausea,bloating, diarrhea and a psychological feeling of dependence. Apart from these most of the chewing gum contains aspartame, which in the body is broken down to phenylalanine, few of the people have genetic abnormality to metabolise it. So it leads to phenylketonuria in them. This informations are usually mentioned in most of the chewing gum brands.
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Chewing Gum Side Effects

Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Chewing Gum Side Effects
Excessive chewing gum intake can cause mild pain in yr temperomandibular joints gradually leading to chronic headaches. This also leads to wearing away of teeth surfaces causing hypersensitivity and cracks in later stages.
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B.D.S
Dentist,
Introductory offer on FIXED BRACES TREATMENT. Get beautiful smile in just 20,000 rupees.
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Sir. My gums are losing my teeth seen clearly deep what can I do please help me sir.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Sir. My gums are losing my teeth seen clearly deep what can I do please help me sir.
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem, without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine merc sol 30 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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