Archive for the ‘Crown’ Category

Am I Suitable for CEREC Treatment, and How Much Will it Cost?

Monday, May 11th, 2015
Q.

Hi, I used to have a wide gap at the front of my upper teeth, which was capped in the 1980’s. I have these 2 big teeth which are very noticeable when I smile. I’m very conscious of them, and rarely smile with my teeth showing now, only with my mouth closed. I’ve asked my dentist if I can have all my teeth at the top re-capped to look even in size, but they won’t do it. I’m thinking that I have another 12 years to work until retirement, and don’t really want to be conscious all the time. Would CEREC crowns be possible on my teeth, and how much would it cost?


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Dr Mark Hughes

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What is the Best Material for Crowns?

Monday, May 11th, 2015
Q.

Dear Mr.Hughes, I broke an upper back tooth on Thursday night, which literally split across. I stuck it together with a repair kit from the chemist and went to see a new dentist (my dentist of many years has sadly retired) the following day hoping he would bond it back together.
Unfortunately he said he couldn’t, so recommended I have the loose piece pulled out and plan to come back for a crown.
I have to say I was rather disappointed.
My question is, was this really necessary?
And also what is the best material for crowns? I would prefer white rather then metal.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can I Get a Crown on the NHS?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Q.

I am over 65 years old and have to have a crown replaced because when it was originally put in 10 years ago, apparently it was put on the wrong way around by the dentist. My current dentist tells me now it will cost me £500.00 to replace this tooth. The tooth has given me aggravation for all these years but I thought that it was either because that was the fit or it would settle down, but I’ve not been able to chew properly for years. What would you advise? Do you think I can get this done on the national health service? Any advice would be helpful.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Should My Crowns be Thicker Than My Natural Teeth?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Q.

Is it normal for crowns on my two front teeth to feel and look thicker than my adjacent natural teeth? These are my second set of crowns. They’ve always felt rather bulky. They were done about 13 years ago. I do have an overbite. Could this be why they seem to stand out when I smile? I would like to have them replaced, however I’m afraid the look will not be improved. Both times these crowns were done by dentists. Is it better to go to a dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry? I am hoping that cosmetic dentistry has improved since my crowns were done.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can I Have a Crown Replaced so I Can Have a Bridge Fitted?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
Q.

The post on my front tooth has broken off leaving a stump and the root in place
The other front tooth had a crown fitted to match the now missing crown. I now have an NHS denture that feels like a blob in my mouth – one side of the plate leaves a gap between the denture and my teeth so when I eat food goes down between my teeth and under the plate, leaving some food trapped.  Is it possible to replace the crown I have on the remaining front tooth to enable a bridge to be fitted? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Is My Husband’s Dental Issue an Aesthetic One?

Monday, March 30th, 2015
Q.

Hi. My husband’s 3rd tooth from the front has come out, it was a crown. The NHS dentist said he can’t have a bridge on the NHS as it’s asthetic – you can see it when he talks and smiles and it’s changing his speech. Is this correct as band 3 on the NHS says bridges are included. Surely it’s up to him if he feels it’s affecting him, and he pays for dental treatment? Can they fob him off saying it’s an aesthetic thing? It is at the front so he feels it’s noticeable and also the one next to it could lean in the gap. Thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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What is the Procedure for Teeth Whitening?

Friday, March 20th, 2015
Q.

I am interested in having my teeth whitened. I’m a non smoker and have good oral hygiene. I have also got one crown which is 5th from my front tooth, I’m under the impression that will not change in colour, is that right? What is the procedure and the success rate? Also, is it a fixed price or is the price dependent on the discolouration? What are the options for teeth whitening, is it done over a period of time or as a one off? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Crown Looks and Feels Too Big. Is This Normal?

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Q.

Hello. I had a lower right incisor crown fitted and it appears and feels too big for my mouth, it also shows metal at the back of tooth and you can see a black outline were my gum is. Is this normal? I cannot close my teeth together or they rub off each other. It looks to big when you look at the back and feel the front with your finger. I’m very disappointed with the work that was carried out. What should I do and how should it look? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Why Am I Still Experiencing Pain After Root Canal Treatment?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Q.

In December 2014 I had a root canal post and core and then a metal/porcelain crown put on my lower “eye” tooth. It has been overly sensitive since then. I went back to my dentist who x-rayed it and could not find what is causing the pain at all. I am at my wit’s end with this whole thing at the cost of almost $2000. Any reason why I should still have pain of any kind? I feel pain when I touch or rub the tooth and it is painful to floss around and in between the crown and the tooth next to it. I also have a bad odour sometimes when I floss around this area. I am vigorous when flossing because I feel something is getting stuck there. Overall I do not think this was a good cap job. What are my options?


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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 Corrected Without Extraction?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Q.

Hi. I have just finished my forth session of deep cleaning because I have bad bone loss, due to this my front teeth have changed shape. The tooth next to my front tooth has turned and left a big gap. The dentist I’m with says the only two options I have are a plate with a single tooth on or a bridge, but again the tooth will still be pulled until the bridge can be fitted. Is there a way of having a veneer, cap or crown on the tooth rather than it be pulled? I do not want a plate. Thank you. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

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