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Artificial Teeth: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Artificial teeth or dentures are the replacement for missing teeth and its surrounding tissues which are removable. There are two types of dentures which are available. One is complete dentures and the other one is partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when someone has lost all his/her teeth. On the other hand, partial dentures are a replacement for a few missing teeth.

Complete dentures can either be “immediate” or “conventional”. These are made after the remaining rotten or damaged teeth have been completely removed and the gum tissue has started to heal. This happens after a period of 8 to 12 weeks after the removal of teeth. Immediate dentures are quite different from that of conventional dentures. These are made in advance and are positioned immediately after the removal of teeth. As the result, the one who has to wear the artificial teeth does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. Partial dentures or bridge are replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored or a pink plastic base. At times this is connected by a metal framework which holds the dentures intact in the mouth. When there is one or more natural teeth remaining in the upper or lower jaw that is the time you need partial dentures.

How is the treatment done?

The process of denture development takes approximately three to six weeks and a number of appointments. As soon as your prosthodontist (a dentist who specializes in the replacement and restoration of teeth) or dentist determines the type of appliance that is best suited for you, the first step is to make various impressions of your jaw, so as to take measurements of the relation and space in between your jaws. The next step is to create wax forms, models, and plastic patterns in the precise shape and location of the denture to be prepared. You will have to try out this model multiple times and then there will be an assessment of the denture for shape, fit and colour before the casting of the final denture. After the whole assessment part is done and the denture is finally made, it needs to be cast in your mouth. Lastly, there will be some adjustments made, only if necessary. One or more teeth is replaced by a fixed bridge by positioning the crowns on the teeth on one side of the space and joining the artificial teeth to them. After this, the “bridge” is cemented into place. Artificial teeth not only fill the spaces made by the missing teeth, it prevents the teeth from changing its position too.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

A person who had his/her damaged or rotten teeth taken out and cannot afford dental implants is eligible for the usage of artificial teeth.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

A person with difficulty in the adjustment of dentures is precluded from the usage of dentures. For example, a person with loose fitting of dentures which keep falling out and a person whose jaw hurts constantly on inserting the dentures in his/her mouth are not eligible for the treatment.

Are there any side effects?

New dentures will feel a little loose or odd for a few weeks in the beginning as the muscles of the tongue and cheeks need to learn t keep them intact after some time and you get comfortable putting them inside and removing them. Along with this, there will be soreness, minor irritation and increased flow of saliva. But these conditions will diminish as soon as the mouth adjusts.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

After the new dentures are cast, it will be uncomfortable for new wearers to eat for a few weeks. A little practice will make you adjust to the new eating habits with dentures. In order to get used to the denture, you must start with soft food items which are cut into small pieces. Make sure to chew softly and use both sides of your mouth while chewing. As you start getting used to the new denture ass more food items to your diet chart until you return back to your normal diet. Be cautious with sharp-edges bones, shells, hot or hard foods. Avoid the consumption of extremely sticky foods. Chewing gum should also be avoided while wearing dentures. Also, be sure to not use toothpicks while wearing artificial teeth. Practice pronouncing loud words as you may have difficulty in pronouncing specific words while wearing dentures. Use adhesives in case you want full satisfaction of a perfectly constructed artificial teeth.

How long does it take to recover?

It takes about a month or so in order for the dentures to adjust properly in the mouth.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The average cost of conventional complete dentures ranges between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 25,000. The cost of immediate dentures ranges between Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 30,000. Lastly, the cost of partial dentures ranges from Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 16,500.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The result of the treatment lasts only as long as you continue wearing artificial teeth. As soon as you take them out, they will be of no use to you as they will no longer be able to act as a replacement to your missing teeth.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

The alternative to artificial teeth is dental implants. Dental implants are used for supporting cemented bridges and to give a feeling much closer to real teeth. Although implants have become a very popular alternative to artificial teeth, not everyone is eligible for it. Consult your dentist for a proper advice before moving towards a plan.

Safety: High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Low Side Effects: Low Time For Recovery: Medium Price Range:

Rs. 10,000 - Rs. 25,000

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Teeth Implants!

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Teeth Implants!

All on 4 implant technique requires only 4 implants in each jaw.

• This is a very popular technique where all the artificial teeth will be supported by 4 implants in lower jaw and 4 implants in upper jaw. 

• This technique can be done on patients with minimal bone support and patients walk out with a fixed implant supported bridge. 

• Stable replacement of up to 12 teeth on only 4 implants by tilting the two posterior implants. 

• No Bone grafting is required. The concept of all on four implants is placement of two axial implants in the anterior region and two tilted implants in the posterior region of the jaw bone on the day of surgery itself.

All on 4 implant technique requires only 4 implants in each jaw.

• This is a very popular technique where all the artificial teeth will be supported by 4 implants in lower jaw and 4 implants in upper jaw. 

• This technique can be done on patients with minimal bone support and patients walk out with a fixed implant supported bridge. 

• Stable replacement of up to 12 teeth on only 4 implants by tilting the two posterior implants. 

• No Bone grafting is required. The concept of all on four implants is placement of two axial implants in the anterior region and two tilted implants in the posterior region of the jaw bone on the day of surgery itself.

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Yellowing of Teeth - 4 Tips to Avoid it!

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Yellowing of Teeth - 4 Tips to Avoid it!

You look your best when you wear a smile on your face. Everyone prefers a smiling face over a frowned one. Since we are talking about smiles, one can never underestimate the role that teeth play in the beauty of a smile. Dental hygiene and care is mandatory if you wish to secure your beautiful smile for years to come.

However, the global statistics for dental care suggests that we do not care enough for our teeth. 60-90% of children who are in school and almost every adult suffer from dental cavities. Dental cavities are pretty common nowadays. And yellowing of teeth can now be seen in almost every other person. It spoils the smile and makes people conscious. By ensuring a few dental care habits in your daily routine lives, you can avoid yellow teeth.

Let us discuss the tips and tricks to avoid yellowing of teeth: 

  1. Say no to specific foods: Yellowing of teeth is caused by food choices including coffee, red wine, sodas, juices, sports drinks, white wine, coloured candies and other artificially coloured foods. It will help if these foods are consumed in less quantity and frequency as they are the major contributors towards discoloration of teeth.
  2. Water after every coloured drink: Here is a habit that you must inculcate in your routine, whenever you consume any of the above mentioned food items. Post every drink or food intake which can cause tooth-staining, top it up with a glass of water. When you swirl or gargle the water in your mouth, you remove the acids that get accumulated in your mouth. It is one of the simplest preventive measures one can implement to avoid tooth stains.
  3. Dental hygiene: Our parents and dentists kept reminding us all the time to brush twice a day and gargle with water post every food intake but did we listen to them as kids? No we did not. Proper brushing, flossing and going for dental checkups at regular intervals are sure shot ways to keep your teeth healthy for majority of your lifetime. One must develop these habits quite early in life to gain benefits from it.
  4. Whiten those yellow teeth:  You might be at that stage of your life where inculcating the above mentioned habits won't do much good. The damage might already have been done. Your teeth are probably yellowish already and you have a history of dental cavities. In this 21st century, there are ways to whiten your teeth artificially with the many alternatives available in the market. One can opt for a solution, which can be done at home itself or go for a laser whitening which is now possible at a dentist clinic. 

So there is still hope for those who are unable to share that smile with the world due to the yellowing of teeth. Nothing is irreparable here and the health of your teeth lies in your hand. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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Popular Questions & Answers

Have lost 2 of my original front teeth over the past 4 years & about to loose another one soon due to weak gums & pyorrhea. Need to get an artificial set of 3-5 removable teeth done at the earliest. What are the costs for removable front dentures/teeth?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Costs cannot be revealed without seeing the patient, they vary highly according to the expertise of the dentist, and the type of denture you need.
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I am having 2 temporary teeth till now. Because there were no permanent teeth below it. The same case is with my brother also. What should I do?

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, MDS - Pediatric Dentistry
Dentist, Mysore
Nothing to worry much. If its shaking. Than remove and take support of permanent teeth and get a bridge. Consult me for further queries regarding the above.

I'm 28 years old girl. I have two artificial teeth in front row. Can I apply braces to my teeth. Is there any benefit on artificial teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
You can do. kindly visit dentist for the same .only after clinical assessment one can suggest you proper treatment /medications.

Hi doctor. Mere father ke front upar and neeche ke three teeth nikal chuke hai jiske vajah se vo archifical teeth use kr rhe hai jinhe nikal kr rakh dete hai raat hai. Permanent teeth lag skte hai kya. And please charge kya hoga.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
permanent teeth as in he can get implants done .. but only after clinical review and looking at the bone density and his medical history ..as well as a full mouth xray would be required to understand the situation inside ...one can suggest for implants..and a bridge ...

Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Artificial Reproductive Techniques (ART)
Hi!

I am Dr. Ruchi Malhotra from FS IVF Centre, Delhi. I am a senior consultant. I ve been working with Lady Hardinge medical college for many years as a senior consultant. Thereafter I worked at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, after which I came into this infertility practice. Today I am going to discuss about Artificial Reproductive Techniques or ART. Now ART is a technique which is used for patients who are suffering from infertility. What is infertility? We define infertility when a couple is living together without any precautions and is unable to conceive after one year without any precautions. When such couple comes to us we need to find what is the cause? why they are not conceiving? and furthermore how do we need to treat them? So there are certain basic tests when the patient comes to us for such a complaint. Most important is the history, whether the couple is living together or not. Sometimes it happens when couple comes to us but the husband is travelling, husband is not living so they are not having a normal sexual activity because of which may be they are missing the ovulation period and may be they are not conceiving.

May be there is some kind of sexual problem with in the couple which also comes out in the history or there could be a problem with the hormones in the female. She might be having delayed periods or early period or prolonged cycle or maybe she is having no cycles at all. So these are the main causes which we find out in the history from the couple and then further we need to decide how we need to treat these patients. So ART includes many methods, most important of which are IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) and IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization ). So first we will discuss about IUI. In IUI, the method is, first we stimulates the ovary of the patient by giving them tablets or by giving them some injections. We make the eggs ready which is called as the follicle which finally give us the baby. These follicles are then followed by a transvaginal ultrasound. In this once we reach the particular follicle size then we give them a trigger injection so that the follicle can rupture and comes out of ovary.

Following which we take the husband s sperm and we segregate the best sperm and we inject them into the uterus of the female. So this is the process of IUI. Now if we discuss about IVF, it is totally different process and in which basic treatment is we give injections and we will make the eggs ready. Now IVF is all about the number of eggs which we get from the ovaries. We give them gonadotropins and we increase the number of eggs and when these eggs reach a particular size, we under anesthesia need to take out these eggs. These eggs are taken out in a test tube in specific conditions of temperature, air and lab. Then we take the husband s sperm and we inject the sperm into the eggs.

We leave the eggs and sperm together outside in a lab environment and let the embryos grown. Embryos can grow to stage 3 or stage 5, day 3 or day 5. So the transfer is then prepared, the uterus is prepared and these embryos are then transferred into the uterine cavity. This is the entire process of IVF. After 14 days of transfer we can look for a positive result. Aap bhi is infertility ki samasya se pareshan hain aur apko iska koi ilaj samaj mein nahi aa rha toh aap mere pass visit sakte hain. Mera centre Azadpur Sabzi Mandi ke samne hi hai. Ye adarsh nagar metro station ke paas padta hai. Aap directly bhi yahan aa sakte hain aur via Lybrate bhi aakar mere se mil sakte hain. Online consultation bhi ho sakte hai aur Video Conference bhi ho sakte hai.
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Type Of Artificial Reproductive Techniques
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is the technology used to achieve pregnancy in procedures such as fertility medication, in vitro fertilization and surrogacy. It is reproductive technology used primarily for infertility treatments, and is also known as fertility treatment.
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Whether to Save a Tooth or Extract it ?
Know how Root Canal treatment helps to save a tooth
Know how Root Canal treatment helps to save a tooth

Hi friends I am doctor Premendra Goyal. Lot of questions are asked to us about whether to save a tooth or to extract it. I will talk to you about root canal treatment today which is a treatment by which we can save your tooth and it can serve for a lifetime with good maintenance. A tooth basically is a lot of hard tissue with some tissue in the center, you can it the heart of your tooth which in our language is called as pulp and layman end up calling it something as nerve. Once that nerve or pulp portion of your tooth is exposed to the oral cavity in some way may be a fracture of your tooth, may be decay, cavities- as we call them, once the heart of your tooth, the pulp of your tooth, the nerve of your tooth is exposed to the oral cavity your tooth is in danger. Tissue goes bad, infection travels, it goes deeper and it enters your bone area.

Now to save that tooth or not that is the first question that comes to the mind. By saving that tooth we are saving the natural thing that nature has given us. We have been trying to replace or replicate what nature has given us, but 100% replication of what nature has given us is not possible till date. So the best option is always to save a natural thing, and that can be easily done by root canal treatment. In root canal treatment I will try to explain in as simple language as simple the procedure is for the patient. I will reiterate- for the patient, for the clinician or for your dentist it definitely is a process which involves a lot of intricacies but for a patient it is a very simple procedure, wherein local anesthesia is given and the area is numbed and you don t feel any pain when you undergo the treatment.

A small hole is drilled on the top of the tooth, if it is a grinder, if it is the front tooth the hole is drilled on the back side of your tooth and the nerve area is accessed. And through small instruments the inside and the root area of your tooth is cleaned, up it is shaped, it is disinfected with lot of medicaments and then it is finally filled up with artificial material and then your tooth is restored to normalcy with a cap sometimes or a post which is a support inside the root and building up with the tooth canal material or a material of your choice.

I will give you a broad overview about how a root canal treatment goes about in the pictorial representation. (Displaying pictures) Suppose this was the decayed tooth, a small opening is made on the top of the tooth, we enter the tooth with small instruments, and with the advent of newer technologies it is possible today to complete your root canal in one single sitting, a half an hour to 45 minute appointment and you can end up with a painless tooth. First the root canal is cleaned, it is disinfected with certain medicaments, a artificial filling is placed in the root and then the tooth is restored on the top. So the question of whether to save a tooth or whether to extract it ends up with a proper restored tooth which works for a very long time serving you, thank you.

For more information you can contact us via Lybrate.
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Tooth Decay
Detailed description on Tooth decay

Hi I'm Dr. Vikash, an Endodontist and Senior Consultant at Ethical Dental and Health Care, Sector-1004, Noida. Today I'm going to discuss about the most common disease in the world, that is Tooth Decay.

Inside everyone's mouth there is a war going on. Our tooth is under attack by various bacterias. These bacterias grow a layer called plaque. It is an invisible battle because bacterias are of same color as our tooth and they hide in hard to reach areas of our mouth like gum line and between tooth. Plaque bacteria attack on sugary tooth. They turn sugar into acid and acid into enamel. This is where our body fights back thanks to saliva. Saliva is full of minerals that replaces the tooth structures dissolved away by plaque acids. It takes about 20mins for the minerals to get back in balance after a meal. But if more minerals are taken away than replaced then enamel collapses and bacteria can get into tissue below. This causes cavity and the tooth is in trouble.

Bacteria will start rotting the dent in the enamel causing tooth decay. WHen decay hits sensitive area you get tooth decay. By now enamel is completely undermined. Although only a dentist can remove bacteria from cavity but you can play your own part in the battle. If you cut off in between meal snacks and regularly remove bacterias with brush and floss, then by this you will be helping your body win the war against tooth decay.

For more information about dental problems you can contact me on Lybrate or walk into my dental clinic, Ethical Dental and Health Care, Sector-1004, Noida.
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About Tooth Implants
Hello, everybody, I am Dr Priyanka Puri. I have been practising for the past 12 years. My specialization is aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry and I m an implantologist also.

So today we are going to talk about implants which is a hot topic nowadays for patients and for practising doctors also. So when is that you can have an implant in your mouth. You can have an implant in your mouth when you have a missing tooth. Like you can see in a model here. There is one tooth that is missing. This is a lower molar. In actual the teeth are placed like this in your mouth. So there are the roots, there is the crown and where there is a missing tooth you can see the empty socket here. So when you have a missing tooth in your mouth there are ways to replace it and with the latest technology, we can have a fixed tooth in your mouth which has no relation to your adjacent teeth.

What is an implant?

Implant is nothing but titanium screw. As you can see in this model. The implant is a titanium screw which is made up of titanium and titanium has this unique property of binding with your Alveolar bone. This is how an implant is placed in your socket and this is how it will be inside your bone and as we are talking about the lower jaw we put this implant in your lower jaw bone. We leave it there for three months in case of lower bone and in case of upper bone for six months and this time period is very important for the implant to re-mineralise to reintegrate to become the part of your bone. This is the unique property of titanium and after that what we can do is we can give you a cap with which you can apply all the masticatory forces and you can eat with this tooth. As you can see in the model it is independent of your front and back tooth. It has no relation with your front and back tooth. It is totally independent. And you can see from inside also. This complete procedure takes about three months for the lower jaw and around six months for the upper jaw in case there are no bone deformities, there are no bony disturbances.

One of the important concerns or things which would like to confirm from the patients is the sugar levels, and his or her habits. Because of sugar if it is not at the level if it is fluctuating sugar levels. Then implants success rate will go down and in case you are a heavy smoker then also implants success rates will also go down. But otherwise, implants have a success rate of 90 to 95% all over the world. So it s great of restoring your missing tooth.

In case you have any doubts you can consult me in my clinic at smile experts or you can connect to me on lybrate.
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