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Could mouth infections exacerbate my heart problems?

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Q.

Hi
I am a 58 year old man with coronary artery disease.I have seven teeth on an upper plate. Whilst I do take care with hygiene I regard the plate as being very unhygienic and unsightly.
Because of bacterial mouth infect-
ions and heart disease | wondered whether teeth implants would be a viable option for me to replace the upper front denture. As well as the denture I have several crowns fitted following root canal treatment.

Thanks 


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Dr Mark Hughes

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Could a bridge be a good alternative to braces to treatment my impacted adult teeth?

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Q.

Hello,
I have 2 baby teeth where my adult canine teeth should be. The adult teeth are impacted up very high. They are actually perfectly placed and not anywhere touching any nerves or disrupting any bones. I was told the best option would be to have my baby teeth extracted and have braces put on my whole mouth as well as drill up into my mouth and slowly bring my adult teeth into their proper place. I know this is the best option for me to keep my given teeth. However, I was wondering if putting in a bridge would be another available option. I do not have a lot of money or any dental insurance so this is a very costly method and I know bridges are a lot cheaper. I’m also 28 years old and I would really not like to have braces for the next 3 years of my life. My childhood/adolescent dentist swore i would never need them, which is why I am just now finding this out. I’m not sure implants would be an option because I’m not sure there is enough bone from the baby teeth. I would just like some advice on getting a bridge in place of a canine or any other cost effective options. Thank you!


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Dr Andrew Moore

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What can I do to salvage my remaining teeth and dental bridge?

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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!5 Yrs ago I had lost a lot of my top teeth due to decay my dentist said he would have to extract the remaining ones and fit a denture .I was mortified at this as i was only 45 ,After pleading for an alternative, he said he would try and file the remaining teeth down and fit 2 bridges to make a top set of teeth .This was done and for 15 yrs i have had no problems till now. I do have poor gum health despite flossing under bridges and using electric toothbrush with corsodyl toothpaste .I simply cannot bear hygienist cleaning teeth as I have such terrible sensitivity to the cold water and this is something I have always suffered with .My dentist left the practice 5 yrs ago and it was taken over by a young female dentist who when I had 4 bottom teeth fracture extracted them and as i only had 4 teeth left suggested removing them and fitting a bottom denture .unfortunately she had trouble removing them as they were strong teeth and ripped my gums so badly I had multiple stitches .This experience was so horrendous I now am terrified to go back even though my bottom denture is really loose and so uncomfortable .Now I have pain with hot drinks under the end tooth of one of the 2 top bridges. What are my options ? as the thought of her taking out my remaining top teeth and fitting denture terrifies me.i I am on denplan with her and there are no other dentists in my area(cardiff) that will take me unless i go private and I cannot afford that as I am now 60 and on a basic state pension .Hope you can suggest what options I have. thank you regards 


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My adult teeth have not erupted, could I fill in the gaps with a dental bridge?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Q.

Hello,
I have 2 baby teeth where my adult canine teeth should be. The adult teeth are impacted up very high. They are actually perfectly placed and not anywhere touching any nerves or disrupting any bones. I was told the best option would be to have my baby teeth extracted and have braces put on my whole mouth as well as drill up into my mouth and slowly bring my adult teeth into their proper place. I know this is the best option for me to keep my given teeth. However, I was wondering if putting in a bridge would be another available option. I do not have a lot of money or any dental insurance so this is a very costly method and I know bridges are a lot cheaper. I’m also 28 years old and I would really not like to have braces for the next 3 years of my life. My childhood/adolescent dentist swore i would never need them, which is why I am just now finding this out. I’m not sure implants would be an option because I’m not sure there is enough bone from the baby teeth. I would just like some advice on getting a bridge in place of a canine or any other cost effective options. Thank you!


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Should I replace my missing front teeth with a fixed bridge or dental implants?

Monday, March 5th, 2012
Q.

I had a car wreck & had the front top 2 teeth knocked out. I have a Maryland bridge. It lasted about 10 years -the first time it came out. Then it lasted about 3 yaers. Then 1 year. Now I’m lucky if it will stay in for 3 MONTHS. I checked into tooth implants. However, I will need a bone graft. I really don’t want to go that direction. I’ve been thinking about a reg. bridge. But I have a problem with filing down my good teeth on both sides to place the capsa over to hold the missing teeth in place. By filing my good teeth will I have problems with nerves later on? Because there won’t be as much protection; if about 1/2 of my tooth is filed off for the cap to go over. What do you think? Any suggestions?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What is most effective way of replacing 3 missing teeth at the front of my mouth?

Monday, March 5th, 2012
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hello, i have 3 missing teeth that i had taken out about a year ago at the front off my mouth and i did not have he money to get them done and i have some no so just looking at what can be done and i would like to no what is the best and cheapest way to fix them would it be a bridge or implants or is there any more ways like removable denture that can be done thanks loloking forward to what you say


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Why has my bridge turned grey?

Friday, February 17th, 2012
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I have a 5 teeth porcelain bridge that is turning grey every month even after being polished. I have had this in with temp cement for approx 9 months as I wasn’t 100 percent happy with teeth. Why is the colour going grey? I also had my upper frenum shortened 1 year ago as it was pulled to one side but not under my teeth I thought this was best to rectify but did now know that it is a tissue that holds the top lip down. I was horrified after procedure to find my top lip felt loose and moves about when I talk. I had to have more porcelain added to my teeth to give my lip support. Can this frenum be replaced again or will my top lip begin to droop? I would like to have implants buts could never afford to have this treatment. My worst fear is I will loose my bridges and have to have false plate which I could not cope with. 

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My bridge keeps falling off, but I don’t want a dental implant, what can I do?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
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Hi Mark,

3 years ago, my side tooth was extracted and the dentist suggested that I have a bridge which is glued/cemented to either side of the teeth. For the past 2 years, I have gone back to my dentist (sometimes on a monthly basis) as the bridge keeps falling out. Each visit is costing me £90.00. I don’t want an implant. Would you suggest a false tooth, or is this not possible. Many thanks for you time.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I need, but am unable to afford dental implants, do the NHS provide them?

Monday, November 28th, 2011
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I never had enough adult teeth come through . The 2 teeth either side of my front top ones never grew. As a teenager they fitted me with a brace to pull the teeth there to the side to create 2 spaces big enough for 2 bridges to be fitted with false teeth. 10 years on I am visiting the dentist every couple weeks to have 1 or the other re-cemented in as they keep falling out. The dentist has told me all my other teeth are fine and healthy and recommended either implants or new bridges attached to crowns over the teeth either side. I cant afford either of these. Would they be available on the NHS? IF I keep having my healthy teeth filed down to re-attach my current bridges, I’ll soon end up damaging those teeth permanently.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I have a missing tooth but I don’t want dentures and can’t afford implants, are there any other options?

Monday, November 14th, 2011
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I have a tooth missing , I am 22 years old and having a tooth missing is making me very wary of smiling. It is right at the front.
I have looked at all the websites of the local dentists but its the same story, its either a denture or an implant, problem is the implant costs thousands is there no other way without ending up with a denture. One dentist is telling me that i should just have a couple more teeth taken out because they are poor state and another dentist says its just cosmetic, I paid eighty pound at a private dentist to see what i needed done , so i didnt have any other work suggested by my original dentist that could make things worse. I am so frustrated because the private dentist came up with 8000 pound worth of treatment that needed to be carried out. I am a carer so obviously I don’t have to give away and nor did i get an answer to what i can do for my teeth that is going to cost me a fortune. Is there any treatment that can get my teeth in a healthy state and cover the gap at the front of my teeth that is in within my price range ?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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