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Dr. Sanjay Raj

Dentist, Mumbai

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Dr. Sanjay Raj is a trusted Dentist in Andheri East, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Raj Cardio Care Clinic in Andheri East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sanjay Raj on Lybrate.com.

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Composite Veneer Vs Porcelain Veneer

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Composite Veneer Vs Porcelain Veneer

Negatively altered tooth shape or color affects not just the aesthetics, but also the person’s social image and self confidence. It can convert them into introverts who shy away from socialization. Teeth can lose their shape or color due to various reasons from hypo mineralized teeth, to food/tobacco stains, to fractures, trauma or tooth decay. If you are looking for a brilliant white smile with the perfect shape and alignment then veneers have the inherent ability of correcting all minor dental flaws creating a near perfect result.

A Veneer like its namesake is a thin perfectly shaped extension of tooth colored material which maybe composite , ceramic or a combination of the two. While composite resin veneers are fabricated over the affected tooth in a single sitting, the porcelain veneer requires taking impressions and the veneers are fabricated in the lab, which are then fixed on the tooth.

Veneers also help correct minor discolorations and mildly mishapen teeth. The choice of using composite or porcelain depends on a number of factors. Composite resin has a big advantage of reversibility. If the end result is not very satisfactory, then the entire restoration can be removed and a new veneer can be applied. With porcelains, the biggest advantage is their excellent resistance to staining. Even with long term use of coffee and tea, the chances of staining the porcelain veneers would be minimal.

Some of the properties of composite include:

  1. Requires less tooth reduction than a porcelain, thereby saving more natural tooth structure
  2. The material is extremely plastic and resinous, allowing sufficient working time for the dentist to achieve the desired shape and size of the veneer
  3. It is slightly porous and therefore, has a tendency to absorb water over a period of time and take in some stain
  4. Should be polished extremely well to achieve the natural looks
  5. May require replacement after about 3 to 5 years
  6. Can be done in one dental clinic visit

Some of the unique characteristics of porcelain include:

  1. The result of a well-done porcelain veneer produces an extremely natural looking tooth
  2. The best advantage of porcelain is that it is not porous and therefore once it is glazed, does not stain over a period of time. The typical discoloration around the edges of the veneers seen in composite restorations is not seen with porcelain veneers
  3. These veneers therefore last longer than the composite resin veneers
  4. They are more expensive compared to the composite resin veneers.
  5. They require at least 2-3 dental visits

The choice of the material for veneer and the result would depend ultimately on the patient’s aesthetic requirements and overall oral health maintenance. Having a detailed discussion with the dentist will help in choosing the right material and getting the maximum benefit out of it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist and ask a free question.

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I'm 26. My lateral and central incisors are still baby/milky teeth. One of my lateral incisors is now shaking a bit. Please, tell me if it sheds, new permanent tooth will regrow or not?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I'm 26. My lateral and central incisors are still baby/milky teeth. One of my lateral incisors is now shaking a bit. ...
No, now there will be no more permanent teeth in your mouth at this age, once the milk tooth sheds, you can go for artificial teeth.
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He got a gas trouble for these 8 days. We consult a doctor but not relief. He is saying that at night while sleeping a bitter saliva is coming out. A day at night when he coughed we found little blood in it. Sir please help.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
He got a gas trouble for these 8 days. We consult a doctor but not relief. He is saying that at night while sleeping ...
•A change in taste may result from dehydration, glossitis, a dry mouth, allergies, salivary glands infections, lack of zinc and vitamin B12, and polyps in the nose. •Others include breathing through the mouth, inflamed upper airways, and autoimmune diseases like Sjogren's syndrome and Bell's palsy. •Some injuries and traumas that cause a bitter taste include head, nerve, mouth and nose injuries, and biting your tongue. •Dental appliances such as braces, any surgery on your ear, nose, teeth or throat, and radiation therapy on your neck or head cause a bitter taste in mouth. •Gargle with water. Brush your teeth, tongue, roof of your mouth, and gums using toothpaste. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash. Drink liquids, chew sugar-free gum or mints, or suck on sour candies. Use plastic utensils if you have taste alteration when eating.
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My gums are bleeding very nuch everyday without doing any thing because of that my mouth getting bad smell give me any description.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My gums are bleeding very nuch everyday without doing any thing because of that my mouth getting bad smell give me an...
There are so many causes of bleeding gums - - brushing too hard - poor oral hygiene. - vitamin deficiency - taking blood thinners or other medications - bleeding or clotting disorders - mouth sores - other medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, leukemia or scurvy few advice to stop bleeding gums-- - visit to a dentist for professional cleaning once in a year - use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water to keep the area clean. - avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums.
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How can I prevent nicotine marks in my teeth caused by smoking? I already got one, how can I remove it?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
How can I prevent nicotine marks in my teeth caused by smoking? I already got one, how can I remove it?
2 steps. 1. Stop smoking 2. Get cleaning done. 30 mins painless procedure. You will have white teeth without stains.
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Hii. Already 4/4 extraction of my teeth short upper lip gummy smile vertical maxilaru excess missing 1 in lower. What is suggestion. Orthdontia like 5/5 extraction rcts, molar surgery then mi, oripr etc else leforte 1 ost or segmental etc.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Kolar
I would suggest orthodontic treatment with implants to correct vme with upper. 4/4 ext. Orelse surgegically by amo. Need to see pics of patient and models.
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I have irregularity in my teeth arrangement. I have 36 teeth. Which more than normal count and it causes problem to me many times.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have irregularity in my teeth arrangement. I have 36 teeth. Which more than normal count and it causes problem to m...
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (model study, full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Taking a good meal before going for the RCT is a good idea as the process can take as long as 3 hours in some cases.

I have a problem my mouth. When I talk then locked my tooth. Place help. Sometimes pain my tooth side.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a problem my mouth. When I talk then locked my tooth. Place help. Sometimes pain my tooth side.
Kindly consult an Oral & maxillofacial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray, TMJ open & closed mouth, MRI) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Until then have soft diet. Avoid yawning. Replace posterior teeth if they are missing. You may consult me in person.
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After taken bread and tea. I got problem smell from mouth, different feel in teeth.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
After taken bread and tea. I got problem smell from mouth, different feel in teeth.
Hello, bad breath could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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I'm a 26 year old male and my front 4 teeth are not aligned properly Upper & lower so what kind of braces should I go for and how much time and money will the process take? Http://i. Imgur. Com/cXGb4z4. Jpg.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Howrah
I'm a 26 year old male and my front 4 teeth are not aligned properly Upper & lower so what kind of braces should I go...
Hello lybrate user, you would definitely need fixed orthdontic therapy to get your teeth aligned. There are various types of braces, starting from metal, ceramic, clear, lingual and more. The treatment cost depends upon the type of braces and the kind of problem you have. You need to visit an orthodontist to know the details. On average the duration of treatment may range from 1 and half to two years.
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I have problem in my teeth. Sometimes I am getting pain while eating. My two tooth are brock by wall. But I am getting any pain of that. If there is any problems occur in future.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have problem in my teeth. Sometimes I am getting pain while eating. My two tooth are brock by wall. But I am gettin...
The type of treatment you have for toothache /sensitivity/swelling will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by a loose or broken filling, the filling will be taken out, any decay will be removed and a new filling put in place. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling can't be treated using these methods, or if your tooth is impacted (wedged between another tooth and your jaw), it may need to be removed.
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I am getting mouth ulcers, which medicine do I need to take in order to get rid myself of these in less time. Help me out.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
I am getting mouth ulcers, which medicine do I need to take in order to get rid myself of these in less time. Help me...
Mouth ulcers can come if the patient is having stress, lack of vitamins, any injury, having hot or spicy food. It may also come if you have stomach problems like acid regurgitaion. Kindly meet the dentist and he may advice relief. Eating healthy food will relieve you of the problem.
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Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), P.G.certificate in cosmetic dentistry , BDS
Dentist, Mandsaur
Flossing is as important as brushing on a daily basis. Taking the floss all the way down to the point where the teeth and gums meet is the appropriate way of doing it.

I am 59 years old and want tore-move 20 teeth in one sitting is it risky? Are there any side effects.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 59 years old and want tore-move 20 teeth in one sitting is it risky?  Are there any side effects.
It depends on gen condition and capacity to take action in emergency under ga it can be easily done no side effects in particular.
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Having pain in tooth. It get worse in night. It increases when some material gets into the gap. But in general it very low in day time. But in night it goes severe.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Having pain in tooth. It get worse in night. It increases when some material gets into the gap. But in general it ver...
Means there is severing decay,(deep) so visit a dentist and go for x-ray, if it's deeper, you will have to go for rct (root canal treatment), if not temporary filling can be done folloy with permanent.
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I am 21 years old and my teeths are yellowish and even there is black too. Kindly advise.

BDS
Dentist, Kochi
Hi, your teeth may have stains from food, drinks etc, a cleaning by a dentist will remove it. If you want to whiten your teeth do a professionally suoervised teeth whitening from a dentist.
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Hi doctor, I have yellow tooth even though I brush everyday is there any treatment to make it look white and attractive.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Hi doctor, I have yellow tooth even though I brush everyday is there any treatment to make it look white and attractive.
Hi normally tooth colour ranges from white to yellowish white. If there is stain on the tooth surface then you need to go for cleaning and bleaching. You can apply mixture of lemon juice and soda bi carb on stained tooth rub gently and rinse. Avoid taking tobacco, gutka, pan, alcohol and smoking. They are carcinogenic.
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