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What’s the Most Natural, Non-Invasive Way to Close a Gap Between the Teeth?

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I had braces before, but had them removed. During my treatment, my dentist had stripped between my from front two teeth as it was bigger than the next tooth. But after the removal, we felt that although the gap was filled, the bonding between the teeth is still not complete. I mean there is a small surface gap still visible.  I am worried about it and want to fix it in the most natural, non-invasive way possible. Kindly help, thank you. 


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Can My Teeth be Made Visible Without Surgery?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes. When I talk, my teeth don’t show, and when I smile only a quarter of my upper teeth are seen. My lower teeth are perfectly alright and I’m happy with them, but my upper teeth are situated too high up in my mouth, so that when I smile they do not show. Please help me to solve my problem. I have beautiful teeth, but they do not show. I want my entire set of upper teeth to be seen while I’m talking and smiling. I think my gums are too small. I do not want to undergo any surgery to sort this out. Is there any other solution for my problem? Thank you in advance. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Have A Narrow Smile And Large Front Teeth. Would Braces Help To Resolve This Problem?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes. I have really good size upper teeth but unfortunately when I smile or talk, they do not show up very well. My teeth start from high up in my gum. My front two teeth are bigger in size than the rest of my upper set of teeth. Because of this reason, I have such a narrow smile.
Can you please recommend me the best treatment for this particular problem? I do not want to end up with a life where I cannot smile. Are braces helpful or would any cosmetic surgery be required? Thanks and regards.


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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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Would Invisalign Work on a Tooth That Sticks Out?

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Hello there Dr Gambroudes. I have three crowns on my front teeth on the top row. One of these teeth sticks out noticeably and is gradually getting worse and worse. I am extremely self conscious about the way it looks when I talk and smile. I have seen my dentist, who suggests a denture. I also have had an orthodontist referral with impressions taken of my teeth. The orthodontist seems to think train track metal braces will lead me to needing to have the crowns replaced, which puts me off that idea. Would Invisalign work for me in this

situation? Thank you, I hope you can answer me. 


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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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Which Way Will My Teeth Move with Six Month Smiles?

Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Dear Dr Hughes. I am currently in week 2 of Six Month Smiles treatment.

I am looking at my teeth, trying to imagine which ones will move, and in what direction. Will any teeth come down, will they move forward, backwards or side to side?

Is there anything I can determine, just by looking at the wires? Will my dentist have a mould of what my teeth are expected to look like at the end?

I am looking at the anchor points on my back teeth and trying to imagine the brace wire running straight. Would that give me an indication of what I can expect to move and in which direction? Thanks a lot, I’d be happy to receive your advice. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Would Cosmetic Bonding be Suitable For My Daughter?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Good morning Dr Gambroudes, I’m hoping you can offer some advice for my daughter. My daughter is 18 years old, and in the process of having her teeth straightened in a brace. unfortunately my daughter has severe enamel erosion due to over exposure to fruits such as pineapples as a child. She has recently under gone surgery to remove overcrowding. She is very nervous with dentists, which is part of the reason as to why her teeth became a problem. Her teeth are thin in apperance, and on the yellow side. I would like to know if cosmetic bonding can help her? Please help as I’m so worried that she will have no teeth when she grows older. 


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

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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What Damage Could 0.01% Sodium Perborate Do To My Teeth?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Hello Dr Gambroudes. Please can I ask you what damage 0.01% sodium perborate could do to my teeth? I am so confused with the legal aspects and safety and sensitivity.

I would really like to have my teeth whitened professionally, but I have very sensitive teeth already, so I couldn’t stand or bear a procedure that would cause me any excruciating pain in the process. I have been advised that sodium perborate causes no damage whatsoever, and more to my shock as I didn’t think it would be possible, no sensitivity at all during treatment or after? Please could you advise me on this?   Thanks in advance.


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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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Could I Have Crowns Placed by an NHS Dentist?

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Hello Dr Gambroudes, my question is this: I had braces when I was younger, but my teeth have changed shape considerably in the years since I had orthodontic treatment. My bottom front four teeth and top four front teeth are really bent, and I have two holes on the top four. It really makes me lack confidence, and my top teeth are beginning to chip away which makes me feel even more self-conscious. I would love to have some crowns put in, can I get this done by my local NHS dentist? And how much would it cost roughly for eight crowns? Please help, any answers would be such a big help to me as I’m dying to get this fixed.


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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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Are Veneers a Good Option for My Front Teeth?

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. My front teeth are awful!
A few years ago I had a dental abscess, and I had to have a hole drilled into the front of my front tooth to allow the infection to drain out, and this was then filled in by my dentist. Since then, the tooth has now gone black. My dentist has bleached the inside, but I am still very self conscious about it. Would veneers work for me? I would probably need the 4 front teeth doing.  Do you have any other suggestions? By the way, I am a very nervous patient. I also live in North Wales, with Wrexham or Chester being the nearest town. Thank you. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Would New Veneers Solve the Problem of Recessed Gums?

Friday, September 12th, 2014
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I have severely recessed gums that now expose the substrate below the veneers to my upper jaw.
My lower jaw has five dental implants and a bridge, so the question of receding gums does not apply.
Would new veneers solve the problem, or would implants be the better solution? Giving consideration to the inevitable question of cost and longevity of the success after the procedure, I am also a type 2 diabetic and suffer from Coeliac disease.
Are there any other suggestions you could make to improve the appearance of my smile? With the prolonged receding of my gums I have inevitably lost a number of teeth from my upper jaw as well and although the denture I have conceals some of the problem, they do highlight the areas where the substrate is most visible.


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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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