FAQ

What is a dental sealant?

A dental sealant is a plastic material (resin) applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth – the premolars and molars. The sealant bonds to the pits and grooves on the biting surfaces of those teeth, and helps protect them from getting cavities. It is recommended for both adults and children, and only takes a few minutes to apply.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a man-made artificial replacement for natural teeth. It is a titanium cylinder that is placed where the missing or lost tooth was. They are compatible with the human body and will attach to the jawbone and gum tissue. They have been around for several decades, and are quickly becoming the treatment of choice for replacing missing or lost teeth.

I was told that I have a cavity, but how come it doesn’t hurt?

Decay starts in the outer layer of the tooth known as the enamel. This tooth layer has no nerves, so when decay is present there is no pain associated with it. It is only once the decay grows to moderate in size that most people experience pain. That is because now the decay is very close to the inside nerve of the tooth or already into the nerve of the tooth.

Does teeth whitening damage your teeth?

No! Teeth whitening does not soften, demineralize, or weaken the teeth in any way. It has been proven over the years be safe and very effective

Will tooth whitening work for me?

There are many causes of tooth discoloration; things like coffee, colas, and smoking are among the most common. Some medications, old fillings, and aging can also cause your teeth to stain over time. Dr Brijesh Patel will determine why your teeth are discolored, and then recommend the best whitening system for you. In most cases the final results are striking!

What are Veneers?

A veneer is a thin, semi-translucent “Shell”, permanently bonded to your tooth. Veneers are customized to your teeth and usually made out of porcelain. They are a cosmetic procedure used to treat a variety of dental conditions such as: spaces between teeth, broken or chipped teeth, stained or unsightly old fillings, discolored or stained teeth, and misshapen or crooked teeth.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a therapy done on a tooth to treat a disorder of the nerve (pulp) of the tooth. Usually it is done when a tooth has an infected nerve and has pain and discomfort (sometimes there is just an infected nerve without any pain or discomfort). The diseased nerve is removed and the empty chamber is cleaned and sterilized. Then the chamber is filled with a special filling material. A temporary filling is placed until a final restoration can be done. In the back teeth a crown is usually the final restoration of choice, and in the front, it can often be either a crown or a filling.

Is there a link between gum disease and heart disease?

Studies have found that the incidence of heart disease is about twice as high in people with periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease may increase your risk for a variety of health concerns including: Diabetes, Stroke, Weakened Immune system, Lung Disease, Preterm low birth weight babies, Respiratory Disease, Osteoporosis, and Stomach ulcers. By keeping regular maintenance appointments with your dental team, you will help increase your chances for a long and healthy life.

When should my child first go to the dentist?

Every child should have a dental appointment by the age of three. It is important to brush your child’s baby teeth and to look inside their mouths every day. If at anytime you see dark spots or stained areas then it is advisable to make a dental appointment at Dr Brijesh Patel’s Brij Dental Clinic & Implant Center right away regardless of the age of the child.Dr. Brijesh S Patel M.D.S. (Guj Uni First) Implantologist & Cosmetic Dental Surgeon and his associates are proud to offer pedodontic services at our Ahmadabad’s best dental clinic. Many children see the dentist before age one for a quick exam and get acquainted visit.

Is it difficult to eat after putting dentures?

Initially eating requires practice. One should start eating soft food that is cut into small bites. Food should be chewed using both sides to avoid tripping of dentures. The quantity of food can be gradually increased. One should not chew hard/ hot food, biting hard objects should be avoided.

How to take care of the denture?

Dentures should be cleaned regularly as tarter/plaque can get accumulated on false teeth. One should brush the denture after every meal. Bleaching agents should be avoided as they may discolor the acrylic of the gum line.

Is denture adhesive a solution to old/loose denture?

Denture adhesive are used for extra retention and support to a well fitted denture. Loose dentures should be replaced or realigned immediately because loose dentures can cause irritation and develop sores. One should consult the dentist immediately. Denture adhesive should never be used for loose teeth.

What is the life of dentures?

Dentures can last for say 5 to 10 years. Gums and teeth continue to change shape (when there are no teeth) for the whole life. Dentures are constructed and are artificial and so their shape does not change with the mouth, as a result they need to be adjusted or replaced after a few years. Continuous visits to the dentist are recommended so that there is no major problem which cannot be identified by the patient.

What factors determines the cost of the denture?

The cost depends on the personnel skill of the dentist (qualification and experience), type of denture to be constructed (e.g simple, vein, lucitone), location of the dental clinic etc. Dentures are in high demand and have become main stream that one can find the best price for the denture.

Testimonials

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I live in NewZealand, was on holiday in India and came across Brij Dental Clinic online. I have undergone implant and clear path treatment with them, and found them thoroughly professional with prompt, polite and smiling service …always available to answer any queries even if living overseas…would recommend any day for your teeth care. Check Original Review At Clinic’s  Google Plus Page.
Malini Patel (Newzealand)

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