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Dr. Shilpi Kelkar

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Shilpi Kelkar Dentist, Mumbai
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Cosmetic Dentistry

MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry primarily involves improving a person's smile and facial appearance. It could involve the teeth, gums, cheeks, lips, or the bite of the patient. Accordingly, a change can be produced in the color, position, size or shape of the teeth, alignment of the teeth, contouring of the smile, etc. The end result is always a better facial appearance and improved confidence level of the patient.

Some common examples of cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Teeth whitening: There are very few people who are happy with the color of their teeth. Everybody wants whiter teeth and therefore go for options like bleaching. This can be done either in the dental office or done at home. A word of caution though - go for teeth whitening only after the consultation with a dentist.
  • Veneers, crowns: Just as the color of the teeth, the shape of the teeth also leaves a lot to be desired for almost everybody. Veneers are applied on the teeth after removing a thin layer of tooth structure. Minor reshaping and contouring of the tooth can also be done, especially to improve appearance in the front teeth.
  • Tooth contouring/shaping: The edges of the teeth can be smoothened by mere shaping or contouring. There is no extra material that is added to the tooth here. In some cases, a thin layer of resin may be bonded to the tooth if required.
  • Bridges: In cases the adjacent teeth shape, size, or color mismatch, then bridges can be done to even out the difference and produce a more corrected appearance.
  • Braces: Braces are a big hit as they help correct misaligned teeth. However, the next step with invisible braces and ceramic braces is another step towards moving away from the traditional metal braces, which itself was not cosmetically received.
  • Onlays and Inlays: Improper tooth shapes can be corrected with parts of the teeth that either replace only a small decayed portion or the entire crown portion to produce a more pleasing effect.
  • Implants: Though fixed bridges do a very good job at replacing lost teeth, implants go to the next level in terms of the aesthetic replacement.
  • Gingivoplasty: In cases where the gums have black spots, are too short, or are too long, the gums can be shaped to provide a better teeth visibility. The gums can also be sculpted to produce a more appealing gum line that shows off the teeth to give a more harmonious smile.
  • Bite correction: In addition to braces, in some cases, bite correction may be required to smoothen out a sharp cusp or reduce the prominence of the canine.

With a number of corrections possible, cosmetic dentistry is here to stay - just as the drive to look good.

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Chipped Tooth - How To Fix It?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Chipped Tooth - How To Fix It?

You are in the middle of a hot summer afternoon and decide to have some ice to cool off. Suddenly you hear a crackle and something comes into your mouth that doesn't quite taste like ice. Oops! That's a part of your broken teeth! Although your first instinct is to panic, don't worry as there are a lot of things dentists can do these days to fix chipped teeth.

A tooth may chip off for some other reasons too. Decay being one of the main culprits, it erodes the top enamel leaving the tooth exposed to decay. Taking an unsightly fall or getting your teeth broken in a fight are some of the other reasons why your teeth may break o partially chip off. Here are some things you can do:

  • Take care of you chipped tooth: The first thing to do when you realize that you have a chipped tooth is to see a dentist. If you are unfortunately suffering from this problem on a weekend when a dentist near you isn't accessible, keep the jagged edge of the broken tooth covered with a sugarless chewing gum or paraffin. If you get hungry, opt for a liquid diet or soft solids that don't require chewing. 
  • Treatment: Filling or bonding that is if you've chipped a visible tooth in your frontline, your dentist will use a tooth coloured composite resin for a 'bonding' procedure. If it is one of your inside teeth, your dentist may try a simple 'filling' to fix things up. Bonding is pretty much 'gluing' bits of your artificial teeth on. The dentist clears up the surface to place the adhesive and sticks the bonding material and then hardens it into shape with ultraviolet light.
  • Adding a crown or dental cap: This procedure is used when a larger piece of tooth chips off, it happens mainly due to decay. The dentist will chip off the edges from your broken teeth and cover it with a crown or cap to protect the tooth from further damage. The cap also acts as a cosmetic fixture not making anyone realize that it is different from your real teeth.

Patients are generally given a choice on the material for the cap, which they can choose based on cost and cosmetics. A metal cap is the strongest, but can make you look like a villain from yesteryears, which has an evil glint in every smile. The other common options are porcelain fused to metal, all ceramic or all resin. This procedure will require more than one visit for x-rays, taking an impression of the tooth, trial for your crown and finally fixing it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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What are the causes of mouth ulcers? I am having those quite often. Just after one has gone, the other starts.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
What are the causes of mouth ulcers?
I am having those quite often. Just after one has gone, the other starts.
Hi, there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You can go for professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same. Regards
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I am male 31yrs. I have bleeding gums and they frequently bleed. One time I had fever and was given antibiotics. Surprisingly my bleeding stopped during that time. But now it has started again. Can you please suggest me any antibiotic toothpaste or mouthwash which can be purchased in INDIA. Betadine doesn't solve the issue. Thanks.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Patna
I am male 31yrs. I have bleeding gums and they frequently bleed. One time I had fever and was given antibiotics. Surp...
Its all due to gum infection. Please get your teeth cleaned by a dentist and then your problem will be solved.
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I have been treated with imf done after i'd met with an accident when my lower jaw sustained three cracks. I'm better but can't cut food with my incissors. Is any further improvement possible?

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Get an xray done of lower incisors and if possible don't cut food with incisors. Wait for one more week and then see.
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I have bleeding problem in my teeth? Any solution please provide me. This problem m having since childhood.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have bleeding problem in my teeth? Any solution please provide me. This problem m having since childhood.
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How many times I have to brush my teeth?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
How many times I have to brush my teeth?
A minimim of 2 times brushing is required. Brushing after every major meal of the day is good too. Atleast rinse well after anyrhing you consume. Ask your dentist to guide thru the method of brushing which is very important. Most of us brush in a wrong way.
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Cost for oral prophylaxis?

MDS, BDS
Dentist,
The cost for Oral Prophylaxis at our centers are Rs. 600/- per sitting. It includes Scaling and Polishing and we generally prefer to do the entire procedure in 2 sittings; though it could be done in more or fewer sittings as well depending on the individual conditions.
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My teeth got reddish colour due to an accident, I went for bleaching but its not getting effected, can you pls suggest any treatment other than root canal treatment.

BDS
Dentist, Madhepura
Dear patient, I think your pulp is traumatised, so please go for root canal treatment. Then get crown over the treated tooth.
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Hi dr.My gums are bleeding what I have to do to stop this?

M.D.S, B.D.S.
Dentist,
Hi dr.My gums are bleeding what I have to do to stop this?
You might have infection in the periodontal ligament of the tooth. Go to the dentist and ask for treatment. It may be scaling and root planning.
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How to remove discoloration of teeth. They are turning brown gradually? Is it due to heavy intake of coffee?

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
How to remove discoloration of teeth. They are turning brown gradually? Is it due to heavy intake of coffee?
Yes heavy intake of coffee discolours your teeth. These discolourations may not be successfully removed by scalling alone n hence may require bleaching. Meanwhile reduce coffee intake n try snowdent toothpaste.
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I have little quiry Reg in morning while clean my teeth.while cloning with cold water it's sum green type water.what is the problem I don't know.and getting bad small. can you suggest me medicine or consult sum Dr.

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Dentist, Jaipur
That could be longtime deposits present on teeth so get a scaling (cleaning done by dentist) done and your problem would be solved
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Hi, What is the cause for extra saliva occurring on mouth. Also gas problem after eating anything.

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
saliva is not a problem for acidity avoid spicy and caffeine products to avoid acidity we can prescribe you some antacids also.
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Please suggest a good toothpaste ?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist,
Tooth paste for what reason? The sole thing is ur brusing technique that matter for proper hygiene. and for 2 month kid just make wipe with cotton. After milking.
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My two lower front teeth is covered with yellow stain and has become weak and gums are also bleeding. If I cleaned from dentist it will definitely broken. Please suggest how can I cure it?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My two lower front teeth is covered with yellow stain and has become weak and gums are also bleeding. If I cleaned fr...
Consult a periodontist you may require gum surgery a splint can b given till bone support redevelops.
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Hlo sr. Is there any particular age limit after which we can not do teeth clamping. Means after that age if we do this our teeth may be affected. please clear it.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hlo sr. Is there any particular age limit after which we can not do teeth clamping. Means after that age if we do thi...
No. Braces can be done in any age. But depends over the flexibility of bone. At elder age, flexibility of bone is reduced. So it would take more time, and treatment would be a bit difficult, that's it.
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There are holes in my teeth.Please do help

Hi you can get a composite filling done for the cavities. And depending on the damage, you might have to get a root canal treatment done.
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Hi, I am 38 yrs old, male and I have a pain in my left gum (mouth) for last 1 months. What should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, I am 38 yrs old, male and I have a pain in my left gum (mouth) for last 1 months. What should I do.
Dear Kunal verma you are having pain in left gum from last one month . kindly visit dental surgeon again for check-up.and treatment . get cleaning and polishing for maintaining good oral hygiene . brush your teeth twice a day and do listerine mouth wash regularly take medicines as advised.
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My one teeth is damaged. I can two times rct but my teeth is pained tightly and there is pas under the teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Gwalior
Hello, if the condition of tooth is good please go for re rct by endodontist only otherwise extracted out the tooth.
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