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Dr. Senthil Kumar

Dentist, Chennai

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Missing Teeth and Problems Associated With It

BDS, Masters in Immediate Loading Implants, Digital Smile Degin , Fellowship in Implantology
Dentist, Gurgaon
Missing Teeth and Problems Associated With It

A loss of tooth or teeth is one of the biggest dental problems that someone can face. The irony is that people consider loss of teeth to be very insignificant. But in reality loss of teeth can lead to not only cosmetic problems, but also functional problems and an unstable chewing mechanism.

Loss of teeth can lead to many problems. Some of them are:

  1. Supra eruption of opposing teeth
  2. Compromised efficiency of chewing
  3. Adjacent teeth might drift into the space created by missing teeth
  4. Food tend to accumulate between teeth, which have moved
  5. Food accumulation also leads to periodontal disease and caries
  6. A lopsided chewing pattern as there is loss of equilibrium in the mechanism of chewing
  7. The extracted area might reveal a loss of bone height
  8. Problems of the temporomandibular joints, like closed bite and TMJ osteoarthritis
  9. The existing functional teeth might lead to problems due to overload
  10. There are increased chances of cheek biting due to collapse of the cheek in the missing space, thus leading to functional and cosmetic problems
  11. The frequency of tongue biting and ulceration might increase in the area of missing teeth or tooth

When missing teeth are replaced, one can easily restore the healthy look of the teeth and also prevent any other dental problems which are due to the missing teeth.

While replacement of the missing teeth it is of utmost importance that the equilibrium is maintained with the distribution of the forces caused by chewing. Care is also taken that the cosmetic outlook is also maintained in the treatment.  

Ideally the teeth when extracted or lost should be immediately replaced. This is because the replacement prevents the bone resorption or bone loss in the area and also retains the good bone. But a drawback is that such an immediate replacement might lead to limitation. Immediate treatment is usually done with the help of implants which easily fit in the sockets created by extraction. But even for this an analysis of the bone and gum health is necessary, thus leading to only a few instances for such replacements. Other alternative is that immediate removable dentures can be prepared and these can be replaced once the gums of the area have healed. The time period for this is usually 3 months. If these need to be fixed permanently then a waiting period of 3 months is mandatory for the settling and healing of the gums and bone of the area.

The 3 basic ways of fixing missing teeth are through implants, fixed bridgework (bridges and crowns) and dentures, which can be removed.

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BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Drinking a cup of tea everyday helps in keeping the gums and teeth healthy as it contains high amounts of flouride and flavonoids which prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the teeth.

I have done with all the process of root canal treatment. But cap is not fixed yet. How much it costs to fix now.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have done with all the process of root canal treatment.
But cap is not fixed yet. How much it costs to fix now.
There are varieties of cap & cost varies with the dentist. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.
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Sir how I am remove my colour discolouration from birth I have this problem from childhood My teeth is not white properly from birth.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Sir how I am remove my colour discolouration from birth I have this problem from childhood My teeth is not white prop...
You can get bleaching and scaling done from a dentist, if no results are obtained, then get intentional Root canal treatment and crowns done for the anterior 6 teeth from canine to canine.
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Why Brushing Before Bedtime Is So Important

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Why Brushing Before Bedtime Is So Important
Our mouth is constantly cleaned by the action of saliva. During night time the secretion of saliva is reduced and ultimately the cleaning action is reduced. This is the favourable time and situation for the germs to act for a longer time on your teeth causing cavities. This is added with the food remnants present after taking dinner which becomes the dinner for the germs.
These conditions can be changed by night brushing which removes the food debris and reduces the germs that cause cavities.
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What should do during growing of teeth of a child. What kind of medicine should give to child during teeth growing. Please tell me. Thank you.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
What should do during growing of teeth of a child. What kind of medicine should give to child during teeth growing. P...
There is no need for medicine for teeth to grow. Just give the child healthy and nutritious diet. Brush twice a day and maintain good oral hygiene
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MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Nanded
Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away: brushing twice a day removes the tiny left out food particles from the mouth and keeps it fresher and cleaner.

From last few years after brushing twice my mouth still smells. Please help what to do.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
From last few years after brushing twice my mouth still smells. Please help what to do.
U probably need to get scaling done by a dentist and also use an antibacterial mouthwash twice daily.
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I have a teeth problem, 5 years ago I had lost my tooth, there will be any problem in future? I am with out tooth now.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
I have a teeth problem, 5 years ago I had lost my tooth, there will be any problem in future? I am with out tooth now.
Sir as soon as possible you should replace your missing tooth. Well but the reason behind is if you don't replace your tooth and leave the gap as it is, the adjacent tooth will start moving towards the open space and also the tooth above the blank space. This will loosen those teeth and gradually they will fall. So don't make this mistake and undergo the treatment.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Drinking a cup of tea everyday helps in keeping the gums and teeth healthy as it contains high amounts of flouride and flavonoids which prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the teeth.
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