Archive for the ‘Cosmetic Dentistry’ Category

Can Lumineers be Placed Over Existing Veneers?

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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Good morning. I currently have six porcelain veneers which were fitted 25 years ago. They need replacing but because my gums have receded considerably, I have a very sensitive mouth and gums. I would like Lumineers without the pain of drilling my current veneers off and preparing the teeth. Can Lumineers be fitted over current veneers or do they have to be removed?

I’m very phobic of dentists and would really like to be given a general anaesthetic for all my dental work, is this possible? 

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Dr Mark Hughes

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How Can I Close a Gap Caused by Ulcerated Gingivitis?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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I have a gap in between my front two teeth due to ulcerated gingivitis, which has now cleared up. I’ve noticed that my gum has shrunk away from my teeth and sometimes they hurt when I bite crusty bread or an apple. One of my front teeth has moved slightly forward as well. I brush my teeth twice daily and use inter-dental brushes when cleaning my teeth, plus use a mouthwash that is designed to improve gum health.What would you advise to correct this gap?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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How Much Would It Cost for my Son to Have All His Teeth Removed?

Friday, February 20th, 2015
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Hello. My son has very bad teeth so has to have all of them out, but he lost bone in an accident too. So roughly how much would it cost for that and how long would it take? He’s only 17 but I know I have to wait until he is 20 to have it done, would I be able to pay in installments or pay all at once? So could you send me a breakdown or payment from each teeth and bone graft? He’s in a lot of pain so they are looking to see if he has got gum problems too. If so, would that be a problem too? 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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How Much Would a Full Set of New Teeth Cost?

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Hi there, please help. Could I have a rough estimate for a full set of new teeth top and bottom please? My teeth are all crooked and stained. I would love a whole new smile as I am very self conscious about my mouth and embarrassed to open my mouth.   Kind regards, 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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My Teeth are Worn Down and Jagged. How Can They be Treated?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Hi there. I would like to ask you a question. My teeth are quite bad I think. I haven’t brushed them for years, because of problems in my life. Over the years I’ve drank lots of fruit juices, smoked, among others. My teeth now are really small, yellow, and a bit jagged. They are wearing away. I think it’s down to acid erosion. But can you tell me the cost of fixing them? Could you tell me if there is a cheaper version, and what my opinions are? And could you tell me, if I got it done, is there away of paying in installments? 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 Procedure is Best for Shortening Teeth?

Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Hi. The size of my front two teeth are a bit big and I want to shorten them to have a better smile. Can you give me suggestions about what cosmetic surgery I should go for? I feel the front teeth are a bit outwards too. I don’t know the terms to explain but in simple terms I’ve got big front teeth and I have small lips so when I smile I don’t look quite good. I am 30 years old. How much will it cost, and how long will it last? Thanks. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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How Can I Correct a Rotated Incisor?

Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Hi. All my teeth are perfect except my left lateral incisor, which is slightly rotated. It very much bugs me. What can I do about this? My dentist said they wont give me any braces as it’s ‘minor’, but I really want something to help my tooth go back to its normal state of place. Thanks for any help, I would really appreciate it. If it helps, I’m nearly 15 and my teeth are all healthy. Could I get a retainer or something? Or what can I say to my dentist about this? Many thanks.  


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can My Middle Teeth be Straightened so They are Central and Correct?

Friday, February 6th, 2015
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I have a middle line tooth. My two middle teeth are off set to the right, causing my tooth to be centred in my mouth line. Is there anything that can be done to straighten the middle two to have them central and correct? Thank you. I had braces when I was younger to push them over but it didn’t work. My teeth are too big for my mouth and I’m missing an incisor on one side, so this is what causes the teeth and centre line not to be straight. I know Tom Cruise suffers from the same problem! If that helps for a visual aspect.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Implanted Tooth has Chipped, Can This Be Corrected by a Dentist?

Friday, February 6th, 2015
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I had two implants put in at side of mouth recently. When the final teeth were fitted I had a gap between the front implant tooth and my canine tooth so dentist filled the front canine tooth at the side to fill the gap as I had a filling there anyway. When I got home later and looked I realised he had chipped a bit off my new implant tooth and it has seemed to have removed the shine. My question is, can it be corrected chair -side by a dentist or would I have to get the tooth made again? Someone told me it can be done but not all dentists do this?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can I Have My Teeth Screwed in After Having Dentures for 29 Years?

Friday, February 6th, 2015
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How much does it cost to have your teeth screwed in? I’ve had dentures for 29 years and I hate them. All my teeth are bad. Can I even get screwed in teeth after having dentures for so long? Are there any dental plans that help with the cost? I am poor and living on social security. What are veneers? Do you take them out or are they permanent? I hate having something on the roof of my mouth and my teeth don’t fit me well and sometimes cause discomfort.


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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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