Archive for the ‘Crown’ Category

Why Does My Tooth Have Dark Patches On It?

Monday, February 16th, 2015
Q.

Hello Dr Hughes. My dentist drilled into my front tooth and cleaned it and got rid of the decay. Then she put a temporary filling in which is a different colour to the rest of the tooth, but part of the tooth at the top has still got a dark patch on it and also a little on one side. Will she remove those now so it’s all one colour? And if she does why didn’t she do it the first time? I am going back next week so she can finish it off and also take a mould for a crown. Thank you. 


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Can I Get a Refund on a Crown That Looks Wrong?

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Good morning. I recently had a crown done on my front tooth as it was becoming grey in colour due to a root canal. I had the root canal over a year ago and it hasn’t given me any trouble since then but the aesthetic look of it was declining. The crown is horrible – the colour is wrong and the tooth was filed down too much on the end so it is shorter than my other front tooth – I also have a minor lisp now. It doesn’t look like my tooth. I also don’t know if I am within my rights to get a refund as the tooth is so wrong. I’m terrified I am now stuck with a horrible looking tooth, what can i do?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Which is the Best Option: Post Crown or Maryland Bridge?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Q.

I have fractured one of my lateral incisors along the gum line, which I had root treatment for approximately 10 years ago. I visited my regular dentist who has advised me to wait until the tooth breaks off and then he will probably be able to fit a post crown providing the root is OK. I visited a private dentist for a second opinion, who has advised that I have the tooth extracted and consider having a Maryland bridge or an implant fitted. I am totally confused and don’t know what to do. I can’t afford an implant so what would be the best option, a post crown or a Maryland bridge? Your advice would be greatly appreciated, many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can A Crown be Placed on a Loose Tooth?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Good afternoon. I cracked my tooth and the dentist pulled out the loose piece. The remaining tooth is somewhat loose. I have been trying to get him to put on a crown, since it has been exposed for two weeks and is hurting. He is telling me that you can’t put a crown on a loose tooth. However, my research indicates this is not true. Also, when is a root canal done? I have been to see him 3-4 times and he keeps changing his mind. One time I need a root canal the next time I don’t. Please advise.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Son’s Crown Fell Off. Should He Get Another Crown or an Implant?

Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Good afternoon. My son who is 24 fell as a child and broke one of his two front teeth. A local dentist gave him an amateur-ish crown which has never looked right. Yesterday it fell off and he isn’t sure if the way forward is a new crown or an implant. However, money is a slight problem and I don’t know how much it would cost or who could do the procedure . He is speaking at my mum’s funeral on February 3rd and is devastated that it will look dreadful! Please can you advise? I’m worried mother as you hear so many dreadful stories of cosmetic surgery going wrong.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Is It Viable To Use A Previously Extracted Tooth As A Crown For My Back Molars. Has This Ever Been Done Before.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Hello. Is it viable to use one’s own wisdom teeth (previously extracted) to create crowns for the back molars? Would the tooth remain strong? Stronger than the traditional metal casing cap added porcelain? Could the wisdom tooth be drilled out and the cap mould poured into the wisdom tooth? Would it survive longer than the average 10-15 years? Rather the 50 plus years I expect to need it? The fit would be great since I recently found three wisdom teeth and I may need crowns on the back upper and lower molars they need to be a perfect bite match. Very curious to find out if this has been tried and what the success rates are if so. Thank you.


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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Would Invisalign Work on a Tooth That Sticks Out?

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Q.

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
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The Back of My Crown Feels Rough. What Should I Do?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Good afternoon Dr Gambroudes, thank you for taking the time to read my question. I have just had a back crown replaced today with a CEREC crown. I have been asked to wait a week and see how it feels, and then by all means go back to the clinic if there are any problems. At the moment, it’s obviously quite sore and feeling a bit strange which is of course to be expected, but I have realised as the anaesthetic is wearing off that the back of the crown feels very rough against my tongue when other crowns I already have feel smooth. Is this normal? What should I do please? Thank you in advance. 


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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Would it be Possible to Have an Implant to Replace a Broken Crown?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. My crown (second from middle) recently became loose. My dentist removed it and stuck it temporarily, but it came out the next day. About ten years ago my crown broke off and the then dentist replaced it by putting a post into the tooth, and this has now apparently broken. My current dentist has told me that he now cannot drill into my root and crown and so I need to consider having the root out and a bridge put in, or would it be possible to have an implant? The root seems to be OK from what I can see, it’s not loose. I don’t understand why the dentist cannot put in another post. Can you make any suggestions please?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’ve Been Told I Need an Apicectomy, but the Pain Has Subsided. Do I Still Need Treatment?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes, I hope you are well. I have been told by my dentist that I need an apicectomy above my bridge (the 3 top teeth). Unfortunately, I didn’t ask enough questions at the consultation so I’m not really sure what this means, and the dentist said I may have gum shrinkage afterwards. Will this be noticeable? I am not in any pain anymore and I don’t think I want it done if it’s going to look funny, and it will be pointless if I no longer need it. Also, I have to have another apicectomy on the bottom gold crown, but this time I have to go to an outpatients hospital instead. Thank you for your help. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

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