Usually the braces cost starts from Rs. 20,000 onwards and goes upto Rs 55,000/- for traditional metal braces. For ceramic or tooth colored braces the cost starts from Rs.30,000 and extends upto Rs,70.000 depending upon the severity of the case. Aligners normally start at Rs. 70,000 onwards.
Your diet modification is a must while you are getting braces treatment. You are not supposed to eat hard, sticky and crunchy food stuffs. The banned food stuffs include toffees, chocolates, pizza, burgers, pastries, chips, non veg, nuts, gajak, nuts, cakes, hard fruits & sticky food items. All the precautions for braces treatment differs from person to person. While some people eat all of these and still maintain their brackets intact while others find totally unacceptable reasons like i was kicked by my smaller brother or was hit by a football on my face. Physical injury to the braces can worsen the situation as is evident from the look of braces.
With the latest technology coming into braces, we have a lot of options to choose from in braces. We can opt for traditional metal braces, self ligating braces, ceramic braces with metal wire or ceramic braces with fiber wire. The even latest and premium version of braces is aligners wherein no braces is required at all.
No teeth removal of premolars is not required in all cases. It is only required in cases where the space is not enough to accommodate an aligned arch of teeth. For cases like spacing in teeth or mild crowding no removal is required.
Braces are more or less a painless treatment modality. You can have slight discomfort or pain during the first 2-3 days of bracket placement or wire placement which can be easily managed by a very basic painkiller like paracetamol.
Usually braces treatment can range from 6 months to 2 years of duration. On an average it takes around one hand a half years to complete the case. Some severe cases may require longer than the usual expected time. Your regular visits and proper maintenance of your braces also impact your treatment duration. If you are irregular and break your brackets often the treatment duration may increase.
Braces can be given to anyone until the age of 60 if your gums and bone surrounding them is healthy. Yes adults above 18 to 40 years of age form a huge part of our patient base who are getting treated for braces. You can have the option of invisible braces i.e. ceramic braces or no braces i.e. aligners if you want.
An OPG machine scans your full mouth including all your teeth, bone supporting them, upper and lower jaws, the joint connecting the jaws and the sinuses. These are the few diagnosis that can be made by looking at OPG.
Teeth (general review)
Jaw Joint Dislocation
If you are coming for the first time to a dentist, there could be a lot of things going through your mind- Environment, Dentist, Dentist equipment, Instruments, smell, noise of drill machine. We would like to tell you that when you come to Dr. Nikhil’s Dental Clinic, we have planned your first visit in such a way that all your nervousness is taken care of. We take immense care of the hygiene and cleanliness of the clinic, the dentist is very friendly and welcoming by nature, the equipment we use are absolutely harmless, painless and undergo four levels of sterilization. We take care of your nose and ear as well by regular spray of room fresheners and customized music for your ears. Yes you have the liberty to choose the type of music you want.
We work mostly on appointment basis, so as soon as you book your appointment we can share our google map address for a comfortable journey to our clinic. You can request for a Car Park Assist which we will be ready to offer as the availability of driver.
The moment you enter the welcome area ( yes we prefer to call it a welcome area rather than a waiting area), you will be received by the front office staff. Please help us with small bit of registration and please do not hesitate on disclosing your medical history as it can impact treatment. After the initial registration process which includes paying the consultation fee of Rs.200/-, you will be guided to the doctor’s consultation table.
The doctor will listen in to all your problems, queries, needs and demands with complete peace of mind. You will then be taken to the dental chair for a complete dental evaluation. Do not be afraid of the dental check up at all as we will just check your complete mouth and no treatment will be given at this time. We normally do a 35 point check list for a complete comprehensive examination.
Then, if need be, you will be advised a full mouth scan ( separate charge ) for the comprehensive diagnosis. After the investigation is complete, the doctor will provide you with the treatment options, their pros and cons, the number and duration of appointments needed and the cost involved for the treatment.After wards you can decide about your treatment.
All these steps will be fast tracked if it is an emergency.
While cracked teeth are not completely preventable, you can take some steps to make your teeth less susceptible to cracks.
- Don’t chew on hard objects such as ice, unpopped popcorn kernels or pens.
- Don’t clench or grind your teeth.
- If you clench or grind your teeth while you sleep, talk to your dentist about getting a retainer or other mouthguard to protect your teeth.
- Wear a mouthguard or protective mask when playing contact sports.
Unlike a broken bone, the fracture in a cracked tooth will not heal. In spite of treatment, some cracks may continue to progress and separate, resulting in loss of the tooth. Placement of a crown on a cracked tooth provides maximum protection but does not guarantee success in all cases.
The treatment you receive for your cracked tooth is important because it will relieve pain and reduce the likelihood that the crack will worsen. Once treated, most cracked teeth continue to function and provide years of comfortable chewing. Talk to your endodontist about your particular diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
There are many different types of cracked teeth. The treatment and outcome for your tooth depend on the type, location, and extent of the crack.
Craze lines are tiny cracks that affect only the outer enamel. These cracks are extremely common in adult teeth. Craze lines are very shallow, cause no pain, and are of no concern beyond appearances.
When a piece of a tooth’s chewing surface breaks off, often around a filling, it’s called a fractured cusp. A fractured cusp rarely damages the pulp, and usually doesn’t cause much pain. Your dentist can place a new filling or crown over the damaged tooth to protect it.
If you’ve cracked a tooth and breathing through your mouth or drinking cold fluids is painful, bite on clean, moist gauze or cloth to help relieve symptoms until reaching your dentist’s office. Never use topical oral pain medications or place aspirin on the affected areas to eliminate pain symptoms.
A cracked tooth means a crack extends from the chewing surface of your tooth vertically toward the root. The tooth is not yet separated into pieces, though the crack may gradually spread. Early diagnosis is important in order to save the tooth. If the crack has extended into the pulp, the tooth can be treated with a root canal procedure and a crown to protect the crack from spreading.
However, if the crack extends below the gum line, it is no longer treatable, and the tooth cannot be saved and will need to be extracted. That’s why early treatment is so important. A cracked tooth that is not treated will progressively worsen, eventually resulting in the loss of the tooth. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential in saving these teeth.
A split tooth is often the result of the long-term progression of a cracked tooth. The split tooth is identified by a crack with distinct segments that can be separated. A split tooth cannot be saved intact. The position and extent of the crack, however, will determine whether any portion of the tooth can be saved. In some cases, endodontic treatment may be performed to save a portion of the tooth.
Vertical Root Fracture
Vertical root fractures are cracks that begin in the root of the tooth and extend toward the chewing surface. They often show minimal signs and symptoms and may, therefore, go unnoticed for some time. Vertical root fractures are often discovered when the surrounding bone and gum become infected. Treatment may involve extraction of the tooth. However, endodontic surgery is sometimes appropriate if a tooth can be saved by removal of the fractured portion.
Chipped teeth account for the majority of dental injuries. Most chipped teeth can be repaired either by reattaching the broken piece of tooth enamel or by bonding a tooth-colored filling or crown in place. See your dentist as soon as possible after the injury to treat your chipped tooth and keep it from worsening.
To understand why a cracked tooth hurts, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is the inner soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains the tooth’s nerves and blood vessels.
When the outer hard tissues of the tooth are cracked, chewing can cause movement of the pieces, and the pulp can become irritated. Eventually, the pulp will become damaged to the point that it can no longer heal itself.
The tooth will not only hurt when chewing but may also become sensitive to temperature extremes. In time, a cracked tooth may begin to hurt all by itself. Extensive cracks can lead to infection of the pulp tissue, which can spread to the bone and gum surrounding the tooth.
Cracked teeth show a variety of symptoms, including erratic pain when chewing, possibly with the release of biting pressure, or pain when your tooth is exposed to temperature extremes. In many cases, the pain may come and go, and your dentist may have difficulty locating which tooth is causing the discomfort.
There are many reasons why teeth can become discolored. The major reasons are:
- Diet – Drinking tea, coffee, red wine or other food and drink with strong colorings.
- Smoking – Smoking can result in teeth appearing a yellowish color.
- Age – As people grow older their teeth can become darker naturally.
- Tooth decay, fillings and tartar build-up can cause discoloration.
- Trauma – Teeth have nerves and blood vessels inside them. If these nerves and blood vessels are damaged the tooth may become darker – even several years after the trauma.
- Medication – Staining can be caused by diseases or medicines. Tetracycline, an antibiotic, will cause a distinct discoloration if given to a child whose adult teeth are still developing.
NO! There is no whitening solution for most dental work such as fillings, crowns, veneers, or partial or full dentures. If the color of your teeth matches the color of your dental work before whitening, the color of your teeth will most likely be different from the color of your dental work after whitening. You are making a commitment to replacing those restorations if you whiten your teeth. We typically wait a few weeks after any whitening treatment to replace these restorations since we want to match the new color and we want the color to stabilize before choosing a color for the new restorations.
Your gums must also be healthy and any decay must be treated since both of these can be a cause of sensitivity during whitening treatments.
Teeth whitening is not recommended for children whose teeth are still developing or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Some patients report a temporary increase in sensitivity. Tender gums are also a known side effect especially if you are whitening at home and use too much of the whitening solution. Remember that a little is good, and a lot will not make your teeth any whiter.
Since the results vary from patient to patient there is no firm answer. We do know that teeth tend to become darker as time passes, so touch-up treatments are occasionally needed to keep the teeth lightened. Your eating, drinking, smoking and home care habits definitely have an effect on how long the treatment lasts. Remember that the base shade of teeth is yellow or white and that we cannot whiten this base color. However, most patients are very satisfied with the results of whitening treatments.
Your first appointment with Dr. Nikhil’s Dental will include an exam and consultation, and may include X-rays. Following your exam, the dentist will explain recommendations for your care and give you the opportunity to discuss treatment options and ask questions.
Yes, oral health is extremely important especially during pregnancy. Prior to your first visit, you must obtain a release form from your doctor indicating that you can visit a dental office. We will not be able to take X-rays during your visit.
Absolutely. As a new patient, your first appointment will include a comprehensive exam, and may include X-rays and a consultation with your dentist. They will answer all your questions, as well as go over your treatment plan, pricing options and will help you schedule future appointments.
Of course, each dentist at Dr. Nikhil’s Dental is fully licensed to practice dentistry.
We believe that everyone deserves a healthy mouth. So our dental care is not only thorough, but also affordable and accessible to all. ]Your first visit for a comprehensive exam and X-rays is free.*
Your dentist will give you a comprehensive exam and recommend treatment to get your mouth on the road to healthy. After discussing costs and work out with you to find payment options that fit your budget. Dr. Nikhil’s Dental offices make flexible payment plans available to help you make your treatment affordable, and we pledge never to surprise you with hidden fees—we’ll provide a clear, detailed estimate on the cost of your treatment plan in writing so you know what to expect. We’ll strive to do everything we can to find a plan that gives you a healthy mouth.
*Comprehensive Exam and X rays can be adjusted in treatment plans above Rs. 2500/-
Innovative digital x-ray and intra-oral camera technology allow our team to have superior clarity in examining your teeth. These tools also give us the ability to share your dental imaging right away, and evaluate it with you. The patient is always part of the planning process at our office, and you will see and evaluate any concern areas and determine what your “perfect smile” should look like.
If you are self-conscious about misaligned or crooked teeth but you do not want to go the route of traditional metal braces, you could be the ideal Invisalign candidate. As long as you have no other dental issues, such as gum disease, this convenient, innovative, and effective teeth straightening treatment could be perfect for you.
All you need is a commitment to wearing the aligners for the appropriate hours each day and to taking care of your teeth with proper flossing and brushing. You can enjoy the advantages provided by clear braces and have straight teeth at the end of the process.
Learn more about clear braces and Invisalign by scheduling an appointment. Call Smile Dr. Nikhil’s Dental today!
Invisalign invisible braces uses a series of translucent plastic aligners that gently nudge your teeth into better alignment. These custom aligners fit tightly over your teeth and will have to be worn for most of the day and night. Every couple of weeks, you will get a new set of aligners and your teeth will continue to be repositioned over the weeks and months. The process to get your teeth into the most desirable position usually takes less time than traditional braces
When you are wearing the aligners, most people won’t even be able to see them. Since they can be removed, there are no restrictions on eating and drinking, which gives Invisalign a big advantage over traditional orthodontics. If you have a special event, such as an event or a wedding, you can remove the aligners for a few hours while you attend and then put them back in afterward to continue straightening your teeth.
There are reasons other than esthetics alone that make it a good idea to straighten your teeth. If your teeth are crowded or overlapped, this can actually raise your risk of developing decay and gum disease.
It’s simply more difficult to brush and floss teeth that are not straight and even. If you are not cleaning your teeth properly, plaque can more easily build up below the gum line. Even gaps between your teeth can be problematic if there is a tendency for food to get trapped between your teeth.
On average, most Invisalign cases in this office take 1 year. Minor corrections may take as few as 3-6 months. With today’s technology we can simulate the movements of your teeth before treatment is started. This shows how the teeth are expected to move and how long it may take.
At Dr. Nikhil’s Dental, one of the tenets of our practice is the importance of patient education. We understand that sometimes treatment recommendations can seem scary, confusing, or complicated. We encourage our patients to ask questions, and we always allow enough time to go over every possibility.
When we recommend a specific treatment to you, we will provide a full discussion of advantages and any disadvantages. We will take our time to explain not only the treatment under discussion but other options, if they are available. We will never force a specific treatment; the final decision is yours and yours alone.
It is important to us that you make an informed decision that you feel completely comfortable with.
If cost of treatment is a concern, we are happy to offer payment options, including third-party financing, and we can discuss that with you as well.
It is important that our patients receive needed treatment to protect their oral health, and our goal is to work with you so that you can receive it—and feel confident that it is the right treatment for you!
“Will my procedure hurt?” is a question we hear all the time.
We understand! We don’t particularly enjoy the time when we have to sit in the dental chair either. That is foremost in our minds when we are treating patients, and you will be pleasantly surprised to discover that we have a few tricks up our sleeves when it comes to making sure you are comfortable in the chair.
We want your visit to be comfortable, and that means we do what we can to ensure that your time in the dental chair is as free of stress and pain as possible. If you are getting a local anesthetic, we will apply a numbing agent to your gums beforehand so you won’t feel it. This will ensure you are comfortable for the entire procedure. The only thing you will experience is a bit of noise, perhaps some pressure, and a little spray from the water.
Another thing we find that is helpful for our patients is that we are very clear on exactly what your treatment will entail. Knowledge is power—and we do what we can to make sure you are educated on any procedures before they happen.
A smile design case typically lasts between 15 and 20 years, but can be even longer with proper maintenance and proper care.
Do you have parts of your smile you’ve considered improving? Do you wonder what’s possible or what’s involved? Give us a call and book a free consultation to discover what your options are. As always, we welcome your comments and feedback on this or any of our other videos. Please take a moment and leave us your thoughts or any questions that you may have.
RCT treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
Signs to look for include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling, drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gingival tissues. Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms.
Many RCT’s are performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by pulp inflammation or infection. With modern techniques and anesthetics, most patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure.
For the first few days after treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. This discomfort can be relieved with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Follow your dentist’s instructions carefully.
Your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other teeth for some time after your RCT is completed. However, if you have severe pain or pressure or pain that lasts more than a few days, call your dentist.
The dentist removes the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the canal, a channel inside the root, then fills and seals the space. Afterwards, you will return to your dentist, who will place a crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
The cost varies depending on how complex the problem is and which tooth is affected. Molars are more difficult to treat, the fee is usually more. Most dental insurance policies of corporates likes IOCL, NFL, panipat provide the reimbursement for the same. Generally, RCT and restoration of the natural tooth are less expensive than the alternative of having the tooth extracted. An extracted tooth must be replaced with a bridge or implant to restore chewing function and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting. These procedures tend to cost more than RCT and appropriate restoration. With root canal treatment you save your natural teeth and money.
Normally the charges range from 4000 -8000 per tooth for root canal and capping included. The range is according to the level of difficulty, materials used and the quality of cap placed.
You should not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have had it restored by your dentist. The unrestored tooth is susceptible to fracture, so you should see your dentist for a full restoration as soon as possible. Otherwise, you need only practice good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings.
Most RCT treated teeth last as long as other natural teeth. In a few cases, a tooth that has undergone RCT does not heal or the pain continues. Occasionally, the tooth may become painful or diseased months or even years after successful treatment. Often when this occurs, redoing the RCT can save the tooth.
The cost of a small design or veneer case is determined on an individual case basis. We look at a number of different things. Including the current condition of your teeth, how many teeth are involved, and how your smile fits with your face. After we have analyzed and discussed all the information, we then develop an individualized plan that involves anywhere from six to twelve teeth. This is one of the most common questions. So we provide a free consultation to confirm what’s possible for you and to provide a personalized estimate. It starts from Rs.12000/- onwards.
Usually the whole process involves four to five appointments and from initial consultation to seating of the veneers. The preparation appointment is the longest one which usually involves about three hours. The cementation appointment is about a two hour appointment. All the other appointments are approximately 30 minutes in length. So the whole process, from start to finish, usually takes about four to six weeks.