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I Lost My Crown And Chipped My Tooth But I Don’t Like The Way My Temporary Crown Rests On My Lower Lip, Should It Be There?

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
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Hi, in the past I have had an accident while diving and I’ve lost the crown to my front incisor and chipped the tooth next to it. I’m in the process of having my local NHS dentist repair the damage and I’m a quite a bit concerned.
The refitted temporary crown sits at an odd angle and now rests on my lower lip. I’m told that this is the best that they can do and that the permanent crown will most likely be the same. There was no other damage and I’m confused as to why the crown that was fitted before served me for years and now I’m having this ugly radical alternative? Can you help me understand why this is? Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My New Crowns Are Discoloured, What Should I Do About This?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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I have recently had 9 of my crowns renewed by a cosmetic dentist. I love the shape however my front upper 4 are showing a grey blueish tint to them especially in darker light they look very grey. I have gone back to the dentist and they have agreed to change one which has particular blueish shading on the tooth. I was told that this was the post underneath showing through. Which I guess that with the other 3 it is probably the post colour underneath showing through giving a greyish look in certain light, I paid £500 per tooth. What is your advice? I was thinking about going for a second opinion?


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Dr Riten Patel

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My Teeth Are Decayed Due To Acid Reflux, Can I Get Them Crowned On The NHS?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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I have been to the dentist today and my teeth have severe decay through acid reflux, which I have been having treatment for over the last 2 years or more at my local hospital needing several operations to stretch the oesophagus to prevent me bringing food and liquid back up from continuously . The dentist said the cost will be over £6000 to have them crowned, as this comes under cosmetic treatment, is this correct? the other option he gave me was to have my teeth out and he would fit dentures on the NHS, something I really could not have in my mouth, can you offer any advice please, is it possible to have crowns or caps on the NHS due to other medical conditions? Kindest regards


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Incisor Stops Me Having Braces, How Can I Resolve This Without A Crown?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Hi Dr Hughes. so i have a little bit protruding teeth on my two upper teeth. Back then, i visited my dentist to have more info about braces. unfortunately, i can’t have them as my upper lateral incisor doesn’t have the same size. the one on the left side is slightly smaller than the right side. he said that i can have braces if i agree to get the smaller tooth crown.so, i really have to make sure that, can i have my braces on without having any crowns or bonding etc? because for some reason, don’t ask me why, i really disagree with the idea of having any crowns or bonding on my tooth.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Mother Is In Agony After Her Treatment Abroad, Where Can I Go For Help?

Friday, June 28th, 2013
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Hi Mark,
I wanted to get some advice regarding some work done to my mothers teeth.

Last summer she went abroad and had 3 implants and 6 crowns. Since coming back 4 of the crowns fell out (botched up job) She is in constant agony and is constantly crying because the crowns where not done correctly, her bottom tooth now has began to crack and chip off because the top crowns are not fitted correctly (huge gaps in between)

Going back is not and option and the NHS doesn’t cover corrective surgery (they’ve been no help regarding this). Could you please advice us on where we could go from here.

Desperately need help
Thanks


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Could I Have A New Bridge With More Teeth Fitted?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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My top front teeth are two crowns with a bridge. They have lasted 26 years and have recently come out twice due to wear of the teeth they are fixed on to. My dentist advised me that my only option now is implants or dentures, I don’t really want either of these. Is it not possible to have a new bridge fitted with more teeth on the bridge. This would then be a crown at each side with four teeth on the bridge. or is this too many teeth for a bridge. Can any one advise me on this please?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can I Receive Some Financial Help In Order To Replace Old Crowns?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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Hi, I wondered if you could help me with something? I had my four front upper teeth crowned about 16 years ago, due to my gums receeding i now have gaps along the top of three of them , which causes food to get trapped and looks unsightly. i would also at some point like to get some teeth whitening done.
I am unemployed due to redundancy 6 months ago. However I do not claim any benefits and so am very short on money but I do feel I need the work doing . How much should i expect to pay to have my crowns redone and can i get any help with cost? Do you think I will have to have them replaced often due to the nature of my gum recession? Should I look into gum grafts do you think?  Any help would be much appreciated, thank you and kind regards. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Should I Have To Pay For My New Porcelain Crowns?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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Is there a general period of time for which porcelain crowns are guaranteed for? This was done at a private practice. I have two crowns on my front two top teeth that were done 4 years ago by an emergency dentist in Hammersmith, London. The level of customer service there was atrocious so they knocked £600 off the £1800 bill. I am seeing the same practice again tomorrow and I’m hoping the repair/ replacement treatment will be free. The crowns they gave me are now cracking up and will not last too much longer. I am really disappointed with the level of service and standard of care I received. In your opinion, should I have to pay again for this treatment?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Can My Crowns Be Made Shiny And Smooth?

Monday, May 13th, 2013
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I recently had two all porcelain crowns on my front teeth. They were too bulky so the dentist contoured them all over to flatten them. Now, I feel self conscious because I can see horizontal creases on the crowns and they are not as shiny as before. I have paid a lot of money for these crowns and feel really upset with the appearance. I can see where the dentist has contoured them and where he hasn’t because I can see te shiny glaze in some areas where he did not contour. When I tried them on I did not feel like I could make a decision because they kept falling out of my mouth and I ended up saying yes but felt rushed. I would have preferred going away with them for a few days and then making my decision. Is there any way that the crowns can be made shiny and smooth again?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Can I Replace My Veneers With Crowns?

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
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I have had veneers on 8 of my top and 6 bottom teeth 10 years ago before my wedding. However as my bite is the wrong way round ie my bottom teeth coming over my top when my jaw is clenched together, the upper veneers occasionally come off. i would like them replaced with crowns as they bulge here and there also in comparison to the remaining teeth. What would be the likely costs of replacing all of my veneers with crowns please? I want them a more natural colour and also a more natural shape than what I have at the moment but of course still white!


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Dr Mark Hughes

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