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How Can I Improve the Suction on my Dentures?

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Q.

I’m 60 years old and just received my second set of dentures. My question is: The top denture feels like the suction should be better than it is, once they are made can they add to the back (length) so that the suction would be better? They look like they could stand to be a little longer in the back. With my previous set (top) when they were first made, the suction was great but I lost weight and they became loose and would drop down.With this new set, the top just doesn’t have the suction I feel it should. Thank you so much.


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Dr Andrew Moore

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How Can I Even Out the Length of my Front Teeth?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Q.

One of my front teeth is shorter than the other. I was told they couldn’t file down the longer one any more. What can I do to make the short tooth longer? I had braces twice, spending a lot of money without results. I don’t want to get braces again and my dentist doesn’t know what to tell me. He referred me back to an orthodontist. He says that one tooth outgrew the other, and I’ve never broken my tooth. The last orthodontist had them the same length, but the retainer didn’t keep the one tooth from growing longer than the other. 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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How Does a Dentist Remove a Tooth?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Q.

Hello. I am terrified of the dentist and haven’t been for at least 20 years when I had a nerve removed, then the dentist packed it and I should have gone back the week after but I never did as there isn’t much tooth left. I’m scared of how they can grasp it to take it out. How will the dentist do this? It’s the same both sides of my mouth and I have problems eating and I never smile due to the gaps in my teeth. 


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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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What’s the Best Way to Replace My Tooth?

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Q.

My front tooth is damaged and needs replacing. I’ve had an X-ray today to confirm and told her that I would like to think over my next procedure. I  thought that a second opinion would be best as to the best way to go. I do not want false teeth dentures fitted. I also have large gap at the front due to tooth loss (I lost this years ago). Otherwise, my teeth are in good health (fillings etc.). I am also on good general health. Can you please help?
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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Can I Have My Calcified Root Drilled Out Privately with a Crown Built on Top?

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Q.

I am a 65 year old male. Recently, I broke a double filling at the front of my mouth. After a visit to my NHS dentist it was hoped that a crown could be built upon inserting a post into the tooth’s root canal. However, after an X-ray and examination, it been decided that I would need an extraction as the root canal had become calcified (the tooth is dead).
My question is can the root be drilled out privately and crown built? If so, what would be to maximum cost?


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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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Will Crown Work Damage My Veneers?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Q.

I have veneers on my front upper teeth, but one is a crown. Within a short time, a dark gum line appeared. I want to change the crown for an all porcelain crown as the one I have has a metal core. Will the process damage the veneers either side of it? I had the work done in 2009. I live in London and would like to find an expert in cosmetic dentistry to advise what is best for my situation. My usual dentist is very good, but he does not specialise in cosmetic work.


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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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Can I Get Dental Bonding on the NHS?

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Q.

Hello, it has been around 3-4 years since I had my braces removed. During the time I had braces, one of my front teeth had chipped slightly, however, despite this being visibly apparent to both my regular dentist and orthodontist, nothing was done about it. Now over the past few months, this tooth seems to have chipped even more. My question is, since I am under 18 and in full time education, can this tooth be bonded for free under the NHS? And also, would this then affect my retainers if my tooth is able to be bonded?


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

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Will I Still Be Able to Get Braces?

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Q.

Hello. I was offered braces at the age of 13 and went through the whole process of getting them. When it came to the final appointment, I was about to get them but refused to, because I was scared that my bullies would bully me more. But I am now 17 years old and have regretted it ever since. I have been to the dentist and apparently I’m on a waiting list but I’ve been there for almost a year and one lady said that she thinks I won’t get them. But my teeth are moving, I used to have a huge gap but it closed, however one front tooth is now moving behind the other and I’m very insecure when I talk or smile and when anyone is standing on the right side of me to see it. Is it a possibility that I’ll be able to get them, or is it a waste of time?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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How Long Does it Take to Recover from An Apicectomy?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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I had an apicectomy done in February of last year. My mouth is still swollen and numb. How long does it take before the swelling actually goes away? My lip always feels like I have a fat lip. Some days are worse than others, it effects my speech. If it stays inflamed is there something over the counter I can take to help with the swelling? It still hurts on most days, I can’t eat on that side at all. I had this surgery in February 2015. 


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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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Is Gum Treatment Free for Under 16s?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
Q.

Hi! I am 14 and have had braces to fix my teeth. I am now on night-time only retainers. I have 3 problems: 

1) My gum line is uneven.
2) I lost my first retainers and had to go without them for a while and though I asked to have my teeth straightened as they stuck out a little, I was advised by my orthodontist to ‘just leave it’ and now have retainers in the form of my goofier teeth with my wisdom teeth almost fully grown.
3) My front tooth has a little yellow stain from natural causes. 
What I want to know is, will the gum treatment be free for me? Will the stain be able to be removed?
Will I have to still pay for new retainers that fit over my wisdom teeth also?
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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