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Should My New Denture Feel Bulky?

Friday, February 20th, 2015
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I’ve just had a partial denture fitted today for three of my front teeth – replacing a fallen-out bridge. I first had a bridge fitted 40 odd years ago (I’m now 50), had it replaced twice under the NHS, the last time 10 years ago as I fell over and broke the bridge. I have now been told I can only get a replacement bridge for £1,200 as the root of one of the teeth is broken and I would need root canal and other procedures. I understand it may take some time to get used to, but the palate part of the denture seems quite bulky and covers large parts of the inside of my side teeth as well. Is that normal? Or does that mean it’s too big? Just a bit concerned this might cause infection in my other teeth. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Which Replacement Teeth Option Would be Right for Me?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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Hello, I am a 63 year old man and my teeth are in need of a holiday. I am afraid to go ahead and have them removed because many years ago I had a partial palate made which just made me vomit so I never wore it. What can be done these days to prevent this? Once my teeth are removed there is no going back and because of my profession I need to look at least half decent and being on stage and vomiting my teeth out over an audience may not go over very well! Hope you can help. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can I Have Dentures Without a Plate?

Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Hello Dr Gambroudes. I currently have upper dentures. Would it be possible to have them without the plate? I struggle to wear them with the plate as I have a bad gag reflex so it makes me retch. The teeth are a good fit and I want to know if I could have the plate removed if they will stay in place with fixative. I only have three of my own natural teeth on my upper jaw, and can’t afford implants but am desperate to wear the dentures as I am too self conscious to smile without teeth. My daughter is getting married this year and I want to be able to smile in the photos on her wedding day. 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
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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I Have Been Told That I Should Now Have Dentures For My Upper Jaw. I Have A Hypersensitive Gag Reflex. Is There An Alternative?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
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Hi Andrew. I have been battling periodontal disease for twenty five years and I have been told by my dentist that I should now have dentures for my upper jaw. I don’t think having five children has helped me. I am terrified that I won’t cope as I have a hypersensitive gag reflex. Is there any alternative at all? I have exposed roots and feel self conscious. I have a bridge and crowns across my 6 upper front teeth. I have a lot of bone loss, especially on the top right hand side. Due to neglect my oral hygiene as a child was very poor. I have worked very hard in adulthood to maintain good oral hygiene. I am a 56 year old non smoker.


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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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I Don’t Like My Top Partial Denture And I Would Like A Rough Estimate Of How Much A Bridge Costs?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. My problem is that I have a part denture at the moment, right hand side top, I think my dentist said they were, only one tooth was broken but my dentist took the two out, I didn’t realise at the time, because of the injection I couldn’t feel anything. I now have to wear this disgusting part denture and I hate it, it hurts the roof of my mouth. I would like to ask how much would it cost me to have a fixed bridge? And how long will it take to do? Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Gums Constantly Ache. Shall I Give Up And Go For Full Dentures And Have All My Teeth Removed?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Hi, I need some advice please. I’m 45 and I have struggled with my teeth from being a little girl. My front teeth were knocked out due to an accident when I was 8. I have been told ever since I was a little girl that I have poor teeth and gums. I don’t smoke. I drink occasionally. I feel all my life I have had treatment on my teeth or gums. I’ve just paid out again over £1500 to have deep cleaning on my gums (which as you will be aware is not a nice experience) my front teeth have formed a gap. I’m thinking of the 6 month smile, which again will cost a lot of money. Then my front 4 teeth which are caps, replaced with new ones. Not sure of cost of that yet. I know some of my teeth are going to have to be removed as they are very painful. My gums constantly ache. Shall I give up and go for full dentures and have all my teeth removed? The thought of no more pain is very appealing. Help!


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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What Can I Do About My Loose Dentures? I’m Very Nervous When It Comes To My Teeth.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore, I hope you can help me. I currently only have four teeth left of my own and I am wearing dentures at the moment, which over the years have loosened which has made me much more aware of them. I would like to know what can be done and I would also like some idea of costs and if you do a payment scheme of some kind. I am very nervous of the dentist hence me loosing most of my teeth. I’m very embarrassed to take them out and I never have in front of anyone. Any advice or information on this would help me a lot, 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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I Have Worn Dentures For Over Fifty Years But I’m Not Happy With The Texture Of My New Flexible Dentures. Could I Have Them Polished?

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I currently have a top set (8 teeth) of flexible dentures, they have a strange texture and seem furry to me. They make eating most food quite an unpleasant experience. Can they be polished or are all flexible dentures like this? I have worn dentures for over fifty years so I am not a novice with dentures I have had several sets of cobalt dentures which I have been pleased with, but needing new dentures I have read good reports about the flexible dentures but now I really regret not going for the cobalt ones. Thank you for taking the time and listening to my problem.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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How Much Will My Partial Denture Affect The Look Of My Face?

Friday, February 7th, 2014
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Hi Mark, I’d like your advice. I’m having 4 top teeth removed for partial denture. They stick out to a V shape at the front. Now there isn’t much space so the front teeth will be made narrower to fit the gap, will this look normal? My top lip is full, so will bringing the teeth back straight make my lip really thin?
My chin sticks out a bit an I’d like to know if this will this make it stick out more? I am desperate to alter my sticky out teeth and have a better smile. At the moment the 4 front teeth stick out so much they rest on my bottom lip. Thanks.


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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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I Have Lost Teeth At The Front From Root Resoption And Suffer From Dry Mouth. Can I Get Dentures Or Implants?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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Dr. Bohara, I have seen several dentists with no help. I have lost teeth in the front due to root resorption, and I now need a root canal on another front tooth. I suffer with dry mouth and halitosis and when ask about dentures I am laughed at and told they won’t pull my teeth. This has affecting my life terribly and I don’t have the money to continually put in my teeth and it isn’t helping. Can you please advise me what needs to be done?


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Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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