Archive for the ‘dental treatment’ Category

How Would I Go About Having My Front Teeth Replaced?

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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Hi. I want to get my 2 front teeth taken out and fake ones put in. My 2 front teeth stick out, so I want them out and two false ones to replace them so they are straight. How much would I be looking at and how do I go about it? Could I get this done in one sitting? I hate my teeth and need them doing as soon as possible. Also, can you be put to sleep? Because don’t like the thought of being awake when getting my teeth pulled out. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Are My Health Conditions Due to My Dentures?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
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My partial dentures are ground down badly – I grind my teeth. Can the metal and plastic make me sick? I have developed GERD and AFib recently. These conditions came upon me suddenly, along with a lot of tension. I feel run-down and tired all the time. How should I clean my partial dentures? My insurance won’t give me new partial dentures until next year. Do you think they might make an exception if they see how ground down they are?


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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How Can I Help My Wife Get Her Teeth Fixed?

Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Dear Dr Moore, I was wondering if you could advise me on how my wife can become a guinea pig to help have her teeth fixed. 2 years ago my wife had to have many teeth out due to bad dentistry. She was fitted with a denture for top and bottom but had problems with ulcers, this was put down as being a bad fitting plate. My wife had a second lot done and still ends up being very sore and ulcerated, also they have affected her remaining teeth due to being ill fitting again. My wife has since been back to her NHS dentist, explained to them the issues she’s having only to be told yet more teeth may have to be removed and that she maybe allergic to the dentures and that if that the case there’s nothing more they can do. My wife is only 44 and very conscious of her mouth. We were always going for meals and nights out but now she makes excuses to hide herself away, she gets upset if she can’t eat a meal due to having no chewing teeth and her gums being too sore. I am on disability myself with my wife being my carer, my wife will do anything to meet my needs and I myself would love to be able to meet hers, I would love to see her smile a full smile again. I hope you can advise me, kind regards. 


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Can I Get Dental Implants Funded by the NHS?

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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Being a OAP, can anyone put a smile back on my face by offering to give me implants? I have tried false teeth but they are not good, I can’t wear them and can’t eat with them either. My gums are hurting trying to eat meat and hard things like apples or oranges or even sweets. It’s very hard to cope with this, is there any way the government can get the NHS to fund this (teeth implant) so I can get the chance to smile again?


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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What Can Be Done About the Gap of a Missing Tooth Whilst Waiting for an Implant?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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I need to have left front tooth and one to the left removed due to bone loss (I am under Eastman’s and fanatical about hygiene). However, being a wimp I am struggling with the thought of having the gap – apart from temporary plate, can you suggest ways of coping in the interim of a possible implant, i.e. how do you look in the mirror? I know they need to come out and I am all for it but I can’t get over the distress over what a two teeth gap will look like – I am not vain, but distressed and do not want to talk funny.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Is Fluoride Varnish a Good Treatment Option for Children?

Friday, May 13th, 2016
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My son, who is 7, has white patches on his emerging adult teeth which are quite extensive and some of these teeth also seem a bit translucent. He would always swallow his toothpaste rather than spit it out. I am concerned about fluorosis. His dentist is keeping an eye on his teeth and one thing he mentioned was about using fluoride varnish. I’m concerned about treatment with fluoride varnish and can’t find out any info about its use for this particular kind of problem – do you know if this is a good treatment option?


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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What is the Best Way to Close a Gap in My Teeth?

Friday, May 13th, 2016
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I have a large gap between my 2 front teeth (about 5mm wide) with a piece of skin hanging down between the teeth. What would be the right steps to take in closing the gap fully? I know I will have to have a frenectomy but I don’t know what to do after that because it is such a wide gap. Would it be better to get braces or Invisalign or would cosmetic surgery (veneers) do the trick? Although I have read it’s not usually practical to close such a wide gap with veneers as it can make the front teeth look very wide and unnatural. I’m looking for the quickest (less than 1 year) and cheapest method. Any ideas please?


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Could I Have My Veneers Removed and Replaced with Whiter Ones?

Friday, April 29th, 2016
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Dear Sir/Madam.  I had 12 composite veneers fitted – 6 on the top 6 on the bottom. I have chipped one at the front and am very unhappy with them. The dentist matched them to my natural colour which is very yellow! I am not fussed with the bottom row as you can hardly see them but I would like the top row removed and replaced to achieve a very white Hollywood smile like the celebrities.

Do you think this could be done?

Many thanks.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Is There a Time Limit for the Removal of a Bone Graft?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
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I had an external sinus lift bone graft carried out in Spain two months ago in my upper jaw, in preparation for an implant. Graft material, I'm not sure what, in the form of white granules was packed into the cavity drilled into the existing bone, and a dissolvable membrane placed over the top.
I have suffered a dull toothache type pain in the area of the graft ever since.
On a number of occasions I had loose graft particles removed as they were causing some pain.
I have had three courses of antibiotics. Two of penicillin and one of Rhodogil. Only Rhodogil gave some temporary relief.
I am being advised that the graft will probably have to be removed as antibiotics have proved ineffective.
Is there a time limit for removal of graft? Is it a difficult procedure, and could your practice assist, if necessary?


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Can I Have Dental Work Done at a Dentistry School?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
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Dear Dr Andrew Moore,

I am 26 years of age and moved from Scotland to London to try and better my life. I struggle with depression and anxiety which doesn’t help this matter.

I don’t have or make a lot of money and am trying to save in London. It’s impossible. The problem is, my UL3 has no root and is a black tooth which was covered with an NHS veneer, which has now split and come off. My UL1, UL2, UR1, UR2 have been extracted and replaced with a denture (along with UL4 UR4 AND UR6) which doesn’t fit. So I can’t eat with it in. My UR3 is the only tooth that hasn’t had any work done to it, this also includes both my wisdom teeth UR7 and UL7. The rest of my upper teeth have either root canal or really big fillings and you can hardly see any tooth.

This has caused me to loose weight due the fear of my teeth breaking when I eat and I have stopped socialising with people and have missed days at work also. I’m left with no confidence whatsoever! The worst thing about it is, I have always taken care of my teeth and flossed, brushed and used mouthwash but the decay is so bad! I lack calcium, always have. I gave my mum pyorrhoea of the mouth while I was in the womb.

I can no longer live like this and it’s so expensive to correct and I don’t want a denture for my whole upper mouth. I have heard of many people going to dental schools to get the work done for free. I’m lost and don’t have any clue of what my options are. All I have done is cry all day and not left the house.

Is there any advice or help you can offer me?

Warmest regards,


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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