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Can I Get Six Month Smiles Even Though I Have a Bridge?

Friday, September 5th, 2014
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Hello Dr Gambroudes, I hope this question finds you well. I got a bridge placed on the upper part of my teeth on the left hand side. But I would really like to straighten the teeth on the right hand side now so that my smile is symmetrical. Would Six Month Smiles be a good treatment for me even though I have a bridge on my upper teeth? I just really want to make my teeth straight so that I can smile in my pictures without hesitation, and Six Month Smiles looks like the perfect brace. I’ve looked at other options but it is by far my favourite. Thank you, I look forward to your response and hope you can give me some good advice. 


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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I’m Finding It Very Comfortable To Eat With My Partial Denture, It Feels Like Not Chewing Anything. What Other options Are There?

Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I have just had a one tooth pallet inserted and I am finding very hard to eat. It feels as though I am not chewing anything, all I can feel is the plastic. I don’t no if this is normal and have they done it right. My gums have been bleeding a lot and just calmed down recently. What are the best things to eat for the first week?  Is a pallet the best way or is there a better option? If so which? I find this way very uncomfortable. Thank you for your time.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Am Unsure As To Whether Dental Implants Are Suitable For Me At The Age Of 74. Is It Wise?

Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Hello Mark. I have been assessed for dental implants for my top jaw. Is it wise at my age 74 to have this work done? I am in very good health but have fairly severe periodontitis, and I do not want to put myself into a position where I have to have remedial work done in my 80’s if I survive that long? I currently have a bridge of 4 at the front, two crowns and I have lost all wisdom teeth and one molar(5) in upper left jaw. The teeth in my upper jaw are mostly loose, and the bridge which was done in 2012 is loose. I have recently taken antibiotics and have been using hydrogen peroxide mouthwash, my mouth has certainly improved in recent weeks. I have had gum disease for several years, but the severity of it has only recently become apparent. I have attended for dental treatment on a regular basis all my life. My main fear is that the periodontitis will continue regardless if I have implants. I have also been recommended for a course of intensive hygiene treatment.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Was Wondering If A Bridge Would Work For My Misaligned Canine?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Hello and thank you for your time. I have a question about bridges, I don’t know anything about them really but I have my two central incisors then either side of them my lateral incisors are behind and then I have a canine tooth sitting high and misaligned. I was wondering if tooth removal and a bridge would be a good choice for speed of treatment? I do not wish to have any type of brace/orthodontic treatment to correct this? Anyway, thank you very much. 


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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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My Old Bridge Has To Come Out Leaving A Gap. Can You Give Me An Idea Of How Much Implants Cost?

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. On my last visit to the dentist they said I would have to have my old bridge removed as there is a gap now between the tooth and the gum. It doesn’t bother me at all but they said it will have to come out. That will mean I’ll have a gap on either side of my mouth where the two at the back teeth used to be. They said a plate would be an option but I would prefer to have permanent teeth implanted. Could you give me an idea how much they cost? And if there are any other options available to me? Thank you.


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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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I Have A Missing Central Incisor. What Would Be The Best Type Of Bridge For This Situation?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Hello Andrew, I need your advice. I have had a missing central incisor for around a year and I am currently wearing a denture at the moment. What is the best material for a bridge in this situation? Strength wise and aesthetically? I have been advised to try a Zirconia bridge. Could you tell me the material this is made from and how long is it likely to last and is it the best? My teeth and gums are healthy otherwise. Would bleaching affect already existing tooth coloured fillings or damage them? Thank you for your time.


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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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I Have A Loose Front Tooth. Would A Cosmetic Dentist Be Able To Give Me A Bridge Instead Of A False Tooth?

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I have a question for you that I hope you can help me with. I have a bridge on the right front part of my mouth. The false tooth on the bridge is next to my big front tooth. Now I have a loose front tooth on the left side of my mouth next to my big left tooth. My NHS dentist said I cannot have another bridge and would have to have a false tooth instead. This is something which I really don’t want. What I want to know is: would a cosmetic dentist be able to give me a bridge instead of a false tooth? Thank you for taking the time to read this. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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My Root Cracked After Root Canal Treatment. Would A Cantilever Bridge Be A Suitable Option For Me?

Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I am 80 years old. My dentist tried to do a root canal on one side of a bridge that holds a false tooth between two crowns. He had a problem that resulted with the root being cracked. This is on the lower left side. I have all four wisdom teeth but when the cracked root tooth is pulled that will leave two teeth missing with only a wisdom tooth and the original crown on the other side.

Will a cantilever bridge work for me? I do not want an implant and would like further treatment options suitable to me? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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What Alternatives Are There To A Bridge?

Monday, March 17th, 2014
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Hi. When I was younger, it was discovered that I had no “adult teeth” growing under my bottom two centre milk teeth, so I had them removed. I had a brace fitted to close the gap and another brace on my top teeth to straighten and close gaps. Unfortunately, at the time, I didn’t regularly wear the retainer to keep them in place so now my teeth have come apart again. I had a bridge fitted to the gap at the bottom but the gums behind the supporting teeth seem to get swollen and sore regularly. What would you recommend as an alternative to the bridge, and more importantly the gaps and alignment at the top? I was thinking lingual braces at the top would be best for me but I have quite small teeth. Kind regards.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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My Orthodontist Wants To Remove My Braces But I Think It’s Too Early. What Should I Do?

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes,
I am currently fitted with braces to straighten my teeth before I have an implant to replace a missing upper front incisor.
I have been fitted with the braces for 3 years as my teeth had moved forward into the space of the missing tooth, although I was fitted with a Maryland bridge.
My orthodontist wants to remove my braces but I do not feel the top teeth are straight yet. The top incisors all look splayed forward and at an angle. Almost as if they have been pulled into position by the bands I wear, but then not turned straight again. Also my remaining front incisor overlaps the centre line. Does this seem right to you?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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