Dr. Veejay Deshpandey is a Consulting Dental Surgeon and Implantologist practicing in Mumbai for 40 years. He was consulting Implantologist in Muscat for 12 years. He has been awarded Fellowship of American Academy of Implant Dentistry in the USA. In the year 2000, he was the first Indian to have this honor for which he was felicitated by the then Governor of
Maharashtra, Hon. P.C.Alexander.
Q: I don’t particularly like my smile. Can it be fixed and how much does it cost to get a great smile?
Like most services, cost varies based on the amount of time required and the difficulty of the procedures. Generally, improving a smile requires a combination of treatment options such reshaping the teeth by veneers or crowns or using bonded materials like resin or porcelain, reshaping gums or sometimes simply teeth whitening to brighten your smile. A great way to start is by having a consultation with a dentist to determine how you can reach your goals. Improving your smile is an investment in you.Q
Q: What are the advantages of dental implants over dentures or a dental bridge?
Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants often improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.
When you lose the entire tooth, shrinkage of the jawbone may cause your face to look older. Dental implants can stop this process. A traditional denture or dental bridge doesn’t. With traditional dental bridges, teeth adjacent to missing teeth are normally ground down to be used as anchors for a dental bridge. Dental implants often eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth.
Should my child get dental implants to replace a lost permanent tooth?
Replacing that permanent tooth is important for their health, well-being, and looks, and dental implants are a preferred solution for replacing teeth as your child matures. Usually, it is advisable to wait until your child is 17 years or older to perform the implant procedure, but the dental implant expert will be the best person to decide as to when the implant can be done.