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Do I Qualify For NHS Cosmetic Dental Treatment With A HC3 Certificate?

Friday, December 20th, 2013
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Dear Dr Gambroudes, I have a question:
I am an NHS patient with a HC3 certificate, and I have a problem with my teeth. I did my teeth in another country and they were done very bad. I have 6 missing teeth in front upper jaw and all my back teeth are broken.
The crown fixed in front was made from plastic and now is broken from more than 3 years, and I struggle every time to fix it with glue.
My question is: Do I qualify for NHS cosmetic help? I don’t want to wear a denture because of my age. Thank you and kind  regards.


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

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’ve Had Acid Erosion And Would Like To Know If A Bridge Is Suitable For My Missing Teeth?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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Hello Dr Moore, I am 30 years old and already have had 4 teeth extracted, this is largely down to acid erosion due to too many fizzy drinks and it’s left me with very little enamel left on my teeth. I am missing upper right 4 and 6 and upper left 5 and 6. I desperately want to fill these gaps and I would like to know if a bridge is suitable? Implants are really not an option for me at this time for financial reasons and I do not want to have to wear a denture at such a young age but I need to be able to smile again without a hand over my mouth. I look forward to hearing your advice. Thanks.


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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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Hi, I Had An Upper Denture Made By The NHS But It Doesn’t Fit Well. Should I Make A Complaint?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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Hi Dr Hussein, I had a upper denture made with the NHS about 2 months ago and to be honest it has never fitted very well at all. I only need to open my mouth at it falls out! My dentist claims I can’t get enough suction and has advised me to use an adhesive, I think she has just made a bad impression and is just fobbing me off. Surely a new denture should be tight. I don’t really want to make an official complaint but am getting to the point here that I may have to. I’m distressed about this and really would like your advice.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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I Am Considering A Maryland Bridge, How Long Do They Last With Good Oral Hygiene?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Hi Marcus. I am considering having a Maryland Bridge put in because I hate wearing the flipper and I don’t want to wait a year for an implant. Is it true that the Maryland Bridge can cause my teeth to darken? How long can the Maryland bridge last with good oral hygiene?
I have already had the initial extraction and grafting done by an oral surgeon. I am now wearing the flipper but don’t like it. Hard to eat with and not easy to talk as I do lectures and training. Would the MB be a wise choice for me?


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

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 A Loose Back Tooth Which When I Chew Hurts Sometimes. Should I Replace It With Mini Implants?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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I have recently had dentures fitted after a cardiac arrest last year. The bridge was broken and my dentist advised me to have dentures put in. As it was my 5 top teeth, I agreed, and this is okay but I doesn’t quite sit properly. Also using adhesive, I find I choke with it and it I find it very uncomfortable. I did some research and I noticed the mini implant and I need some advice and technical expertise, How much do you think a mini implant would cost for my top dentures? And I also have a loose back tooth, not painful but it can be when I chew sometimes. Can I have it removed if the tooth is okay, and can I have a Nimitz transplant? Thank you, I hope you can help me.


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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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My Jaw Bone Is Not Strong Enough To Hold My Teeth In Place. Can You Offer Any Solutions To This?

Monday, November 25th, 2013
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Hi Dr Bohara,

My dentist has told me that my tooth loss is due to the fact that my jaw bone is not strong enough to hold on to them. He suggests that it is hereditary as I do brush and bottle brush regularly. I have lost all of my incisors on the lower left and one tooth on the lower right with another tooth on the ‘wobble’ already. I have tried to wear a partial denture in the cavity on the lower left, but it lifts if I smile! It also makes me feel sickly. Can you tell me if there is a solution to this?

Many thanks for any advice you can give.


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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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I’d Like To Know Of Any Other Material That Dentures Can Be Made From. My Plastic Denture Makes Me Gag.

Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Hi I have really bad stage of gum disease and I just can’t bring myself to go to the dentist to have them removed the thought of false teeth worries the life out of me I’m not sure how I would get on with them, I already have a partial denture which I have had for three years and have never got used to it, as soon as I put them in my mouth I just gag. I have tried sucking sweets, breathing in and out slowly but I just really start to panic. The hard plastic just feels horrible, Is there any false teeth that’s made from other material to plastic. Also what price do they range from and how do I find a really good dentist I live in my area?


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

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 Had An Infection After A Temporary Filling And Now I’m Told The Only Option Is A Denture. What Would You Say I Should Do?

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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I had a broken tooth that wasn’t painful or any trouble until my dentist decided to give it temporary filling whilst doing a couple of other fillings that were necessary, following this I have been in agony as it got infected. I went back and they gave me antibiotics which I have almost finished the course but am still in the same amount of pain. they have said they will just need to take it out and the only option of filling the gap they have given is dentures which is traumatising for me to even think about as I’m only 23 they have said no to bridges because both the teeth either side to the broken one are healthy. I never asked them to do anything to that tooth and now I’m in so much pain and upset with the tooth. they haven’t been very nice as they caused this and now are trying to force dentures upon me and keep saying I have no other options. I am absolutely distraught over this and I desperately want some help?


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

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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Hi, I Have Two Dental Implants Which Are Crumbling And Need To Come Out. What Should I Do?

Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Dear Dr Shaffie. I hope you can help me. I currently have two dental implants on the back lower teeth which are crumbling and need to come out. I really do not want to go through implants again as they are costly and the bridge I was told that I would have to have to have needs something going behind my lower teeth in order to connect and hold the bridge in place. Is there anything else I could have as an alternative? I am nervous that the material of the bridge would bother me and I would feel it constantly. Can they make something like a small denture to snap on is there, is there such a thing? Thank you.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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My New Dentures Don’t Fit As Well As My New Ones And Now I Look Goofy, How Can They Be Fixed?

Friday, October 25th, 2013
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Hi, I’ve been wearing a full top denture for about ten years I’ve just had a new set made and they are much longer than my old set and they also protrude slightly so I look a bit goofy. My dentist just said they would take a bit of getting used to, Is there anything that can be done about this please? Also from the side it looks like I’ve got a badly swollen lip and I can’t talk properly. My last set were made at the same practice and they were great, only my family know I wear dentures as they are so good. Now I look like the donkey out of Shrek. This can’t be right can it? Please help.


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

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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