A missing tooth can happen in both milk teeth and permanent teeth. If a milk tooth is missing, it may be because of its shedding period or may be removed due to caries. If permanent teeth are missing, it may be because of any gum problem that weakens the teeth, removed due to caries, developmental defect, or the tooth remains inside the bone. Treatment of missing teeth includes replacing the tooth or orthodontically moving the tooth to its position.
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I have only eight teeth left in my mouth, and I want a complete set of implants. How much will it cost?
Query: Hi doctor,I have only eight teeth left in my mouth, and I want a complete set of implants. What it will cost? Also, let me know the time I have to spare for it.Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There are three possible ways to restore your teeth. Removable dentures will cost you the lowest, between 20000 to 40000 rupees, depending on your city. Also, these dentures are not fixed, and you can remove them, so their functionality is co... Read Full »
Can an upper full denture cover up my missing front teeth?
Query: Hi doctor, I wanted to ask if it is possible to use an upper full denture to cover up my three missing teeth in the front? I only have one front tooth left and the other teeth in the back on both sides. Or should I try a different denture? Just wanted to know your opinion on this. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Full dentures are used to replace the whole lot of teeth when absent. In your case, as you have mentioned that you got only one front tooth left, it is much easier to replace only those lost teeth. So, the options here are removable partial dentures. Here you get regular ... Read Full »
My father is 70 years, and all his teeth are broken. Please suggest a treatment.
Query: Hi doctor, My father is 70 years old, and all his teeth are broken. He cannot chew or eat correctly. A type of white color acid also comes out sometimes from both sides of his lips, and sometimes that acid cuts the sides of his lips. But I also want to know if we can put a denture without removing t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, a full mouth X-ray will help to know the number of remaining teeth. Often only the root remains and causes infection and pus accumulation, so such parts must be removed. If there are any strong teeth that can be restored and your fa... Read Full »
I lost my tooth due to a cavity. What is the best treatment to replace it?
Query: Hello doctor,I got a tooth cavity, so the complete tooth got decayed, and now I have a missing tooth. What best treatment could be done? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I noticed the attached image (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and can see that there is still some decayed tooth remaining, first and foremost, you should have that portion or tooth remnant re... Read Full »
My 13-year-old daughter had a congenitally missing pre-molar. What is the best treatment?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a 13-year-old daughter who learned that she is congenitally missing a top premolar. She is starting braces and I am being asked whether we want to save the tooth or space for a future implant when she is older, or whether we would like to remove the tooth now and shift the molars o... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest you go for extraction. And fill up the same by moving the molars over. By creating space there would be much space for us to align the upper teeth perfectly. There are no cons as such. I can see only the pros like space for aligning the whole of the uppe... Read Full »
I have congenitally missing teeth and teeth with cavities that tend to break. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a female. My mother and I have the same dental issues. My teeth have cavities, and they break. Other medical issues are acid reflux, fear of vomiting, anxiety at the dentist (I usually get prescribed a particular Benzodiazepine when I go), PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) is unr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question, and I can understand your concern. Dental pain is usually non-localized because the brain's pain center can not identify the same, so the pain looks like the one you feel. Now coming to your query, you need to answer certain question... Read Full »
I have a space in upper first molar region. Can second molar be moved forward to fill the space?
Query: Hi doctor, My upper first molar was extracted a few years back. Is it possible to move the second molar forward to fill the space of the extracted first molar? Kindly give your suggestions. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Yes, it is possible to bring the second molar forward to the place of the extracted first molar. This is called the protraction of molar. However, it depends on the status of the bone, the duration of the area without the tooth, the presen... Read Full »
My lower first and second molar is missing. How can I get braces?
Query: Hi doctor, My first and second molar is missing from the lower side. How can I get braces? Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Several factors must be considered before proceeding with the discussion of your query. Molars are important teeth not only for orthodontics but also for mastication (chewing), the face's width, and the jaw bone's bala... Read Full »
I have two missing teeth. Should I get my crooked teeth extracted if I were to get a denture?
Query: Hello doctor, Would I be able to get all my teeth extracted if they are crooked and sensitive? Two of my teeth are missing. I just want to get dentures and have a better smile. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You need not get all your teeth extracted because they are crooked. Instead, you can go for orthodontic treatment, wherein all your teeth can be properly aligned, and you will have a beautiful smile. You can go for implants for your missing ... Read Full »
I have only six lower teeth. Why do they show up when I talk or smile?
Query: Hello doctor, I am wearing dentures for my missing upper teeth. I have only six lower teeth, which show up whenever I talk or smile. Also, my lower teeth are in front of my upper teeth. Kindly advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed your attachment (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your jaw posture has shifted to an anterior chewing pattern because of the missing lower molar teeth on both sides. Right now, whenever you chew or sp... Read Full »