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Dr. Shilpa Kothari

BDS

Dentist, Mumbai

8 Years Experience
Dr. Shilpa Kothari BDS Dentist, Mumbai
8 Years Experience
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Dr. Shilpa Kothari is an experienced Dentist in Mumbai, Mumbai. She has been a successful Dentist for the last 8 years. She is a BDS . You can consult Dr. Shilpa Kothari at Mydentist - Garodia Nagar in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shilpa Kothari on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Sharad Pawar Dental College - 2009
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I have space between front two teeth. How can I finish this space and how much ll be expense.

PGDHHM, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have space between front two teeth. How can I finish this space and how much ll be expense.
Depending on the space and your requirements the gap can be closed by veneers, crowns etc. Cost also depends on suitability.
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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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Sir, I am suffering from mapped tongue around 5 years, is there any treatment for this?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Initially you can take cap becosule and tab folic acid two times a day after meals for a week and than reduce to one tab in a day for a month. Apply boroglycerin paint regularly.
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I'm getting tooth ache from past two days. It so making some like minor pain? Is there any remedies for that?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I'm getting tooth ache from past two days. It so making some like minor pain? Is there any remedies for that?
Dhana you are having toothache from last 2 days . warm saline mouth rinse,take tab combiflam for pain ... Maintain proper oral hygiene. Visit dental surgeon for check up and treatment . rinse with listerine mouthwash after meals
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Frequently i am getting mouth ulcers and i am unable to eat any spicy foods or hot food. Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
For mouth ulcers apply ulcer gel two to three times a day for one week. And multivitamin tablet. Once a day for 7 days.
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My tooth slightly black how can I get bright tooth. And also my breath smell bad.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My tooth slightly black how can I get bright tooth. And also my breath smell bad.
go for dental scaling and polishing it removes the external stains so that it gives the color which u r teeth use to be if u want more whiter than go for teeth whitening
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I am fifty four year old female and my gums are bleeding continuously from last fifteen years. What should I do?

MDS - Prosthodontist and Implantologist, Root canal certificate, BDS
Dentist, Noida
I am fifty four year old female and my gums are bleeding continuously from last fifteen years. What should I do?
Hi one of the most common reasons for bleeding gums is gingivitis. In easy terms, gingivitis is inflammation (swelling) of gums. You should immediately see a dentist to get a round of scaling (cleaning) done.
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All ready 15 years back i done bridge for upper jaw teeth. They loose, can replace it ?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Yeah u can replace them if supporting teeth are still ok then can use same teeth for bridge otherwise go for implants
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medications that can stain teeth

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
medications that can stain teeth
Medications that can stain teeth

The antibiotic tetracycline causes gray teeth in children whose teeth are still developing. Antibacterial mouthwashes that contain chlorhexidine or cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Some antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and blood pressure medications cause tooth stains, as can iron and excess fluoride. If bleaching doesn't help, ask your dentist about dental bonding, in which a tooth-colored material is applied to teeth.

I am 22 years old female having frequent canker sores making me unable to eat and speak its painful what are the causes of these regular canker sores.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Mouth ulcers are usually due to vitamin deficiency or bad digestion. Other causes are tonsils, trauma from teeth, dry mouth, tonsillitis, stress, change in lifestyle, allergies to certain foods and medication, smoking and tobacco chewing, consumption of spicy n hot foods. Start some vitamin supplements. Apply local anaesthetic ointment like dologel. Eat healthy and balanced diet. Increase your water intake. Avoid oilly n spicy food completely.
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Sir my que is about my teeth condition, my teeth are dull yellow now and my problem is increased day by day I know its all about fluoride so please give me a better suggestion about my teeth problem?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Sir my que is about my teeth condition, my teeth are dull yellow now and my problem is increased day by day I know it...
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 affecting 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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I am 23 years male and I am getting ulcer around my tongue and lips what should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 23 years male and I am getting ulcer around my tongue and lips what should I do?
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need Coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with T. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, along with C. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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I am suffering from mouth ulcer from last 5 year. I am going through lot of test and medication last five years but no result found. Pls help me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from mouth ulcer from last 5 year. I am going through lot of test and medication last five years but n...
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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I accidentally bites my inner side of lower lips. After 2-3 days, it coverts into mouth ulcer. Mouth ulcer is der from last 4-5 days. What is treatment for it? What medication should I take for it? Is antibiotic like ofloxacin required for mouth ulcer?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I accidentally bites my inner side of lower lips. After 2-3 days, it coverts into mouth ulcer. Mouth ulcer is der fro...
there is no need to take any antibiotics you can take Vit B complex and apply over the counter ointments for symptomatic relief. visit a dentist if it does heal with in a week.
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Does by scaling polishing, the tooth get weaker. I heard from many peoples that it does. Is it true.

Dentist, Delhi
Does by scaling polishing, the tooth get weaker.
I heard from many peoples that it does. Is it true.
it is a myth.of it was so the instruments and materials should not be provided to the dentists.and the concept was not taught in colleges
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Recently I have diagnosis with impacted teeth. Wisdom teeth are emerging but space is crowded already. My doctor says I have to remove all four of them. Does it really needed? Can not I get some medication to stop the growth of these vestigial teeth? If I remove does it effect any maxofacillaous tissues which arise any future problems.

MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Panchkula
Recently I have diagnosis with impacted teeth. Wisdom teeth are emerging but space is crowded already. My doctor says...
Removal of impacted teeth will not cause any harm to any anatomic structure. If they are really aching then you should get them extracted.
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I feel pain in one of my teeth when I eat chocolate or drinking ice water. what would be the cause and suggestion to get rid of it?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I feel pain in one of my teeth when I eat chocolate or drinking ice water. what would be the cause and suggestion to ...
Hi, teeth have a protective layer called enamel with age the enamel wears off and become thin which causes to become teeth sensitive to cold and hot. You need to get a professional check up done to know the exact cause and solution of your problem. Regards
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When I wake up in the morning, my breath smells so bad. I went to dentist and he said your teeth are ok, it can be due to stomach problem, please help me what should I do?

MDS Prosthodontics, B.D.S
Dentist, Kolkata
When I wake up in the morning, my breath smells so bad. I went to dentist and he said your teeth are ok, it can be du...
Get a clinical examination done by your dentist. Scaling and polishing will help, but follow the treatment plan given by your dentist after complete oral check up.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Do not use your teeth for doing something other than chewing food. Using them for cracking nuts, removing bottle tops or ripping open packaging can result in chipped or broken teeth.
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