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My Son Was Advised That He’ll Have To Pay £150 Toward A New Bridge As The HC2 Certificate Has Changed. Is This True?

Monday, January 20th, 2014
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Hi, my son had a front bridge which has broken as he’s grown. He had his last one for 10 years and he’s now 24. He has recently tried a denture without success as his new dentist was reluctant to replace the bridge (my son has left home now and is a student and has MS and has a HC2 certificate). He could not eat with the denture having to take it out to eat and it affected his speech, the tiny front tooth snapped off after 3 weeks. The dentist has said it will probably happen again as it’s so fragile. My son was advised he’ll have to pay £150 towards new bridge as HC2 has changed – but we can find no evidence of this – and it’s cosmetic. Is it cosmetic if the back of his adjacent teeth were previously ‘shaved’ to hold his old bridge, are they vulnerable if just left? Or will he have to pay £8000 for implants across all three teeth? Is what this dentist says correct? I will pay the £150 if this is correct as he needs this doing for his well being. Many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’d Like To Know If Snap On Veneers Would Be A Suitable Solution For Me?

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Hello Dr Hughes, I hope you can help me. I have got a lot of crowns and bridges which are mixed throughout my mouth but also some of my own teeth in between. Top and bottom, but mostly the top teeth. Am I still able to have snap on veneers? Also my bridge on top of mouth has 4 front teeth shorter than other teeth – Can those 4 teeth be made longer? I also have a crown which has fallen out and not been replaced making bottom of my teeth at the side show through. Thank you for your advice.


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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 Husband Has Chipped His Bridge And Had To Wait Awhile For It To Be Repaired. What Other Options Are Available?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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Hi Dr Shaffie. My husband has a bridge on his front teeth. One of them chipped on the bottom right side corner. He has had a hard time getting an appointment and when he did, he was told he could only get dentures or implants. They had him come back the following week, then only cleaned the teeth. The next appointment was for some kind of temporary repair, isn’t for another month. Can’t the chip be fixed? What are the other options and what kind of price are we talking about? He isn’t having a lot of pain, however it makes him very self conscious and he wants to get it taken care of as soon as possible. Thank you for your time and your advice.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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Why Can’t I Get A Bridge Through The NHS, And How Much Would I Expect To Pay?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Hello Dr Moore, I have something I’d like to ask. I had four veneers fitted on my four upper front teeth 21 years ago, one has broken and my teeth have gone completely rotten behind them. I saw an NHS dentist this morning who says the four teeth need removing and she advises that I see a private dentist for a bridge. How much should I expect to pay and why can’t I have this done on the NHS? She said she can only offer me dentures and she does not think this is the correct treatment? I’d like to hear any advice from this on this.


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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 Dentures Which I Dislike. Would I Be Suitable For Dental Implants?

Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Hello Dr Hughes. I have upper dentures and only 9 bottom teeth because of advanced gum disease. I want to know if a whole upper implant is possible and how costly it would be if it was possible? I have disliked the dentures since I had my teeth removed against my will. Please reply as I am living in agony with dentures. I have seen many people with implants and it is what I would like to have. I do have dental coverage, although they may not include implants. 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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I’ve Been Thinking About Getting A Bridge For The Gap In My Teeth. How Much Would It Cost For The Dentures?

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
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Hello there, Dr Hughes. I had a tooth knocked out a few years ago and have been happy with the gap but now I’ve been thinking about getting it replaced, I was thinking about getting a bridge, but I heard that if I want it in gold I would have to have the whole bridge made with gold, that’s too much gold for my tastes. So I’m thinking about getting a couple of dentures, a white one and a gold one for special occasions. How much roughly would it cost for the tooth on the partial denture to be made of gold? Thanks in advance.


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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’ve Had Conflicting Advice. Should I Get Implants Or A Cantilever Bridge?

Monday, November 11th, 2013
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My 7th right lower molar was done with RCT. But due to poor support of the crown capping they were misplaced twice. RCT was also not done properly due to prognosis being questionable. Now my doctor has advised me for an extraction due to the poor condition of the tooth. My 8th molar was already extracted 3 years back due to impaction. I am afraid that in absence of two molars that I will be unable chew food. Someone suggested a Cantilever bridge and someone said implant. what should I go for? I am confused, I hope you can advise me. Also is it necessary to go for any option after extraction? Can’t it be left as it is? Thanks.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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I Have Two Loose Teeth. I Am Dubious About Implants. Would Bridge Work Be The Better Option?

Friday, November 8th, 2013
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I have two loose teeth – one at the front top and one at the side top. Because the front one is unsightly and protruding forward my local NHS dentist has suggested having a bridge fitted. Because I have had gum disease in the past my gums have receded and I am dubious about having an implant therefore a bridge seems the obvious solution. I am wondering whether I should have them taken out before consulting you or leave them in for your assessment. I would also be interested in the cost for bridge work on both teeth if that’s possible.


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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 Suffer From Gum Disease And Gaps Are Appearing From Tartar Building Up. Would A Bridge Work For Me?

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Hello Dr Shaffie, I have been told I have quite bad gum disease but I do clean and floss regular but have always suffered from bad gums and as a result I have widening gaps at the front top four teeth.

I am having cleaning to remove tartar and build up this coming week. I really want to get my smile back.

What are my options would a bridge be okay once the gum disease has been addressed? If so what’s the time frame for this type of procedure?

Thank you in advance for any information you can provide me with.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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My Father Needs Bridges And Gold Teeth Fitted. How Much Will This Cost?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Hello Dr Patel I’d like to enquire about implants and bridges for my father. Mainly with regard to his two front teeth as they need to be gold. Not sure if he can afford the prices, what are your best prices? He still has his front teeth but the two that are besides it are missing and now he’s really quite scared he will lose either of his front teeth which is causing some distress. Could you please help the situation, this would be great. I’m sure he’d like to hear from any other treatments options you can suggest also. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.


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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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