Dental Implant

Dental implants are made of titanium screws, and it is placed in the jawbones in place of the missing tooth to replace the roots of the missing tooth. After the screw is placed, the fusion of the implant and jawbone takes place. After fusion, a prosthesis is placed over it that resembles the natural tooth. It provides better phonetics, stability, and mastication when compared to dentures.

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I have gaps between teeth after braces. Please help.

Query: Hello, About 5 years ago I had wire braces for my teeth. And to have the braces on, I had 4 teeth extracted because my teeth were overcrowded. As far as I know, a lot of orthodontists take out premolars to create space. But for some reason my orthodontist took out 2 premolars, 1 molar on my bottom l...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sometimes orthodontists do extract molars if there is very severe crowding of the teeth. In your case, as you said there was severe crowding. Now you have space present where the molars where previously present and hence you are unable to chew properly. Is your second mol...  Read Full »

How to cure the frequent abscess in the jaw, sides of the face, chin and neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 years old otherwise healthy male. I think I have a pretty unique infectious issue happening. I formerly had a wrap-around jaw implant (silicon prosthetics) which was in place for about three years. There developed a draining abscess in the chin area. Bactrim worked initially to...  Read Full »

Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your query. Rather than going for empiric antibiotic therapy like Doxycycline and Clindamycin, we can go for a culture and sensitivity test of the pus specimen obtained from the infection site, followed by antimicrobial selection. Frequent usage ...  Read Full »

Are there any alternate options to root canal treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has been told he needs a root canal on two of his teeth. He has had seven root canals in his life and then crowns on those teeth. He is 49 and has now lost all of the teeth that he had root canals and crowns on. He has problems with the crowns. They tell him he has a small ...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If his teeth need a root canal treatment, the best way to save them will be to get the teeth capped. Root canal treated teeth become fragile and needs to be capped without fail. For a proper treatment, after getting a root canal treatment done, I suggest you consult a...  Read Full »

Would braces close wide gap between front teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a wide gap between front teeth due to short upper and lower frenulums, which were removed nine years back. I was also treated for periodontal disease as a result of these gaps. Now I have recessions (pockets), the exposed root of that front tooth that is deviated. Do I need surger...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to get root canal treatment for the upper and lower central teeth and then place a fixed partial denture (FPD ceramic crowns) on them to close the space. This will give a permanent solution to your problem. It will provide you with a much better esthetic soluti...  Read Full »

My natural tooth is close to the newly placed implant. What can I do?

Query: Hi doctor, Today I had three dental implants fixed, and I feel one is close to the natural teeth. If I develop sensitivity in another one to three weeks, the doctor said a root canal has to be done to that natural tooth. I am attaching my X-ray here. Kindly let me know whether I have to undergo roo...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is very close to the natural tooth, and it may need root canal treatment. As per the OPG (orthopantomogram), the tooth near to implant shows PDL (periodontal ligament) wid...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have pain after a dental implant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an implant in my mandible one week ago. Now, I have severe throbbing pain in my lower jaw radiating to multiple sites like adjacent teeth, lips, and chin. I take tablet Diclofenac 50 mg for pain. If I stop taking pain medicines, it hurts a lot. I am feeling compression. I do not...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope I could lessen your discomfort. I have gone through your OPG (orthopantomogram) (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is a radiolucency that indicates a postoperative infection. I suggest you take tablet Amoxicillin 500 mg twic...  Read Full »

Is there any alternative other than GA for highly uncooperative patients during dental procedures?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 29 years old with Down syndrome, and he is completely non-cooperative with dentists. He had nine teeth removed (two up and seven down) under general anesthesia. As three teeth were broken when the dentist was trying to clean them, they were removed. Since my brother has no ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope I can lessen your discomfort. Yes, conscious sedation can be a better option than general anesthesia. Talk to the concerned oral surgeon and get him treated under conscious sedation. Also, the complications associated with general anesthesia are the same in ev...  Read Full »

Will mere touching of crowns of the implants affect the bone?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently got three dental implants over the summer, and one of them sadly failed a couple of months later. Just last month, I finally got the crowns on my implants and have found that because of my OCD, I cannot stop touching them with my tongue and rocking them back and forth. The cro...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please be calm. Mere touching of the crown has no effect on the bone. Secondly, at your age, bone is continuously growing and getting stronger, so there are fewer chances of resorption, but the failure of one implant is doubtful, so I suggest you to please share the...  Read Full »

Why do I have a severe toothache after an onlay implant procedure?

Query: Hello doctor,My question is, after an onlay implant procedure, I got some severe toothache. Today I went to make an x-ray for myself and noticed that one of the roots is reduced somehow. What can be the cause of this? And can a root canal save it? Many thanks for considering my request.  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After evaluating your radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is resorption of one root with sclerosis around. This can be due to prolonged trauma from biting. The significant reasons for resorption as such are trauma, any periapical lesion, o...  Read Full »

My mother needs an implant for missing nine teeth. What is the procedure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am here for my mom's dental implants. We want information about dental implant. She is 47-years-old, and her nine teeth are missing. She requires implantation for nine teeth. So please guide us on how we can do her treatment. What is the procedure needed and required cost?  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For your mother, we need to know some health information like her history of blood pressure, recent surgery, diabetes, or any history of blood disorders. For implants, they are actually of two types. 1. Basic implants. 2. Advanced implants. Both are imported impla...  Read Full »

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