Frequently Asked Questions

Ques 1: What is the right age for Braces or Orthodontic treatment?

What is the right age for Braces or Orthodontic treatment?

Best age to start orthodontic treatment of Braces is 12.5 to 13.5 years.

(a) By this age all the milk teeth have been replaced by permanent teeth.

(b) By this age root formation of these permanant teeth have also been fully developed.
Although it can be done at any age.

Ques 2: Cost of Braces/Orthodontic treatment?

Cost of Braces/Orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic correction can be done using Braces, Invisalign, Lingual/Invisible Orthodontics etc. The cost of treatment in Lucknow varies between 25000/- to 150000/- depending on severity and type of treatment chosen.

Ques 3: How often I have to visit the dentist for orthodontic treatment?

How often I have to visit the dentist for orthodontic treatment?

Duration of treatment varies from 1.5 to 2 years. However one has to visit the dentist only once a month.

Ques 4: Cost of Dental Implants?

Cost of Dental Implants?

Cost of Implants in Lucknow varies on the type of implant selected. Cheaper once without any warranty like the once made in Korea may cost up to 17000/-.

The most common dental implants are made in Israel and may cost up to 25000/- which comes with the free replacement warranty up to 10 years.

In both the above category the patient has to wait for up to 3 to 6 months for the placement of crowns / caps.

The most expensive implants are from Noble Bio-care which are made in USA or made in Sweden. They offer 4 different variants. Only one of the variant which is called as noble Bio-care “Active” is an immediate loading implant costing up to 50000/- these are the most successful Implants on which the crowns / caps can be given immediately after the implant placement.

Made in China or made in India Implants are yet to proof a long term survival capability.

Ques 5: How painful is implant procedure?

How painful is implant procedure?

It is a painless procedure as it is done under Local Anasthesia.

Ques 6: How long does it take for implant placement surgery?

How long does it take for implant placement surgery?

It will take around 30 minutes to place one implant after the anasthesia is effective.

Ques 7: Which is better Implant or Bridge?

Which is better Implant or Bridge?

It varies from case to case depending on bone quality, site of placement, systemic health of the individual & several other local factors.

But Implant is the most natural way to replace the missing tooth without touching the adjacent teeth

Ques 8: What is the cost of RCT/Root Canal Treatment?

What is the cost of RCT/Root Canal Treatment?

It varies from place to place; as it is a very complicated procedure and require skill with advanced instruments.

According to a survey done in Lucknow approximately 80-90% RCTs done on the molar/posterior teeth are incorrect. Which can result into pain, swelling, abscess or fracture of the root canal treated tooth.

One should prefer a Endodontist specialist  for root canal treatments.

The treatment cost of root canal in Lucknow is between 2000/–5000/-. While in metros it costs around 5000/–8000/-. While in USA it cost upto 15000/- to 50000/-.

Ques 9: How many times one has to visit the dentist for RCT/Root Canal Treatment?

How many times one has to visit the dentist for RCT/Root Canal Treatment?

It should be completed in one or two sittings except in very rare cases like abscess or retreatment cases it may take 1-2 extra sittings.

Ques 10: Is it necessary to give a Crown/Cap after RCT/Root Canal Treatment?

Is it necessary to give a Crown/Cap after RCT/Root Canal Treatment?

Yes, it is mandatory to give a crown after the RCT procedure is completed because tooth becomes brittle and may end up in fracture.

Ques 11: What is the expected life of the tooth after the Root Canal Treatment?

What is the expected life of the tooth after the Root Canal Treatment?

If the RCT procedure is done correctly it should stay as long as the other natural teeth.

Ques 12: What are the types of Crown and which one will be the best?

What are the types of Crown and which one will be the best?

Acrylic Crown – Least Expensive – Limited Life.
Metal Crown – Highest Strength – Disadvantage is It’s not esthelically compunused tooth color and thus
Gold Crown – Gold is best if one can afford it under metal crown category.
PFM/Metal Ceramic Crown – Medium Strength – More asthetic value as compares tomental crowns but less than all ceramic crowns.
All Ceramic – Maximum Strength – Most natural looking crown. Types are – (1) Hand + Machine made and Totally Machine made (2) Based on material Aluminium based and Zirconia based.
Based on method of fibrication.

Ques 13: What is the cost of Crown/Caps?

What is the cost of Crown/Caps?

It varies according to the material used. The cost ranges 2500-14000; Gold crown can cost more than 14000 as well.

Ques 14: Which dentist will be best for you?

Which dentist will be best for you?

It depends on the type of treatment required. Compare to a BDS the postgraduate MDS can provide a better treatment only if he/she is a speciality in which your required treatment falls.

Or you can select a multiple speciality clinic like ours were we have MDS specialist’s from all the clinical branches of dentistry.

Ques 15: How often do I actually need to visit the dentist?

How often do I actually need to visit the dentist?

One should visit their dentist for regular cleaning and checkup once or twice a year.

Ques 16: What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

There is no universal answer that applies for everyone. The fastest and most effective way to whiten teeth is typically an in-office professional whitening procedure.

Ques 17: Do I really need to floss every day?

Do I really need to floss every day?

By flossing daily, you help remove plaque from the area between your teeth where the tooth brush can’t reach. Flossing helps prevent gum disease and cavities.

Ques 18: I am interested in changing the shape of my teeth. What options are available?

I am interested in changing the shape of my teeth. What options are available?

Options available are Crowns, Veneer and Esthelic recontouring, Bleaching, Cleaning etc it varies from person to person.

Ques 19: Smile Designing (In Detail)

Smile Designing

Smile designing focuses on improvement in dental aesthetics. It can be in the form of colour, position, shape, size and/or alignment. It improves the overall appearance of the individual.

Smile designing is a dentistry aims to create a positive change to your teeth & to you smile. This increases the self confidence of an individual. The self confidence is mandatory for the success to uplift social status of a person.

This can be done by one of the following ways.-

  1. Composite
  2. Orthodontics
  3. Veeners
  4. Crowns / Bridge
  5. Teeth whitening /bleaching
  6. Implants
  7. Gum left / Gum Re-contouring

Composite:-

It is a tooth colored filling material. Composites build the missing tooth structure or close gaps in-between the teeth.  It bonds to the tooth to provide the fastest and cheapest way to improve the asthetics.  Although it does not provide a permanent solution and repetition requires over the years.
Orthodontics:- it involves the use of Braces / Invasalign to correct the position of the teeth. It involves placement of Nickel Titanium wires which slowly pushes the teeth to the ideal position in jaw. It takes around 1.5 – 2 years for the treatment in most cases.

Veeners:-

They are either ceramic or composite materials. It is approximately 0.3-1 mm thick. It is brittle in nature and bonded to the labial surface (Front suface) of the tooth.
This laminates or veneers the teeth similar to mica sheet (brittle in nature) bonded to the plywood. It almost have a similar as that of the wood.

It is one of the best methods used to correct the shape, size & colour of teeth without affecting the natural teeth.

Crown / Bridge :-

A fabrication of different material like Acrylic / Metal / Metal+Ceramic / All Ceramic. It provides high strength to the remaining tooth structure. It changes the shape, size, colour and position of the teeth. This involves cutting of the tooth structure from all around. Taking an impression which is later sent to the lab for fabrication. Average costing in Lucknow is between 2500/- to 14000/- depending on the material selected.

Teeth Cleaning / Scaling:- 

Scaling involves the use of an ultrasonic instrument on tooth. It results in removal of stain /plaque/ calculus/ attached to the outer most area of the tooth.

Tooth bleeching/ whitening:-

It is a process similar to that of facial bleeching. The use of  Hydrogen-per-oxide in strong concentration to change the colour of teeth. Generally, it is for mild to moderate discoloured teeth.

Dental Implants:-

Dental implants of Grade-5 Titanium finds similarity to a screw. It takes the area of missing teeth by removing some part of the bone. It is the most natural and comfortable way of replacing the missing teeth. Crowns are generally placed an top of these implants. The average costing of the implants are between 17000/- to 50000/- per tooth depending the quality of Implant used.

Gum Recontouring / Gingival esthetic:-

It plays a very important role for smile designing. Specially for the anterior/front teeth. All teeth should have a ideal size and shape as compared to the adjacent contra-lateral teeth. It for esthetic reason. We may have cut the gums to bring them at the same level of adjacent teeth. The methods used are Blade / Electrocoutery / Laser. Although Laser removal or recontouring will enhance the healing process.

Ques 20: Dental Implants (In Detail)

DENTAL IMPLANTS –FOR PATIENT

Dental implant of Grade-V Titanium is surgically positioned in the jaw bone. By replacing the natural tooth root beneath the gums. Once it is in place natural bone locks these implants. These Implants supports Crowns / Bridges and/or Dentures. Finally, They provide the fixed replacement of the missing teeth.

Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost there tooth / teeth due to Decay, Trauma/Injury, Gum disease etc.

What are the advantages of dental implants:-

  1. Dental implant provide fixed treatment. An alternative for the missing natural tooth. One would feel more natural and comfortable than any other method of replacing missing teeth.
  2. The removable alternative of missing teeth positions over the gums, during the chewing process. Force transfers to the underlying gums, as these are soft tissues. It may cause pain/ulcer etc, mostly it is inconvenient to the individual. In case of implants the force transfers to the bone the same way as that of natural tooth .
  3. Improved Appearance: The Improved comfort in chewing, speech to boost self confidence. Durability of the artificially replaced teeth is commendable.

Success rate:-

The rare conditions of an Implant failure conditions:

  • poor oral hygiene
  • uncontrolled Diabetes
  • long term use of steroids
  • heavy smoking
  • some bone related disease
  • trauma due to accident,
  • placement of implant on the infected bone etc.

In general dental implants have a success rate upto 98 % and with proper care it can last a lifetime.

Dental implants success rate depends on the type of implants used. It also needs experience & expertise of the dentists, equipments & technology used.  Stringent sterilization process in an clinic can result in success of dental implants.

How painful are dental implants ?

Testimony of Patients says a very little discomfort involved during the Implant placement procedure. Infact most of them reported that implant procedure involve less pain than tooth extraction/removal.

Cost of Dental Implants :-

Cost of the dental Implants depends on the brand of the Implants used.  South Korean & Chinese Implants are the cheapest while Swiss & US made Implants are the most expensive. Average cost of dental Implants in Lucknow ranges between 17000/- to 50000/-