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My Teeth Have Grown Misaligned. Would It Be Possible For Me To Have Straighter Teeth?

Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Hi Dr. Mark Hughes!

If may I ask, I have some few question for you about teeth and my gums.

First things is, is it possible for me to have straighter teeth as mine have grown inward and some teeth have grown outward? I have this one tooth in front that is not aligned with the others which really bothers me when I smile, laugh or just talk and this tooth really stands out.

Plus the formation of my front teeth are outward. I just want to ask if my teeth could still be fixed?

Hoping for your reply.

Thanks in advance!


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Dr Mark Hughes

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I’ve Recently Had A New Bridge Fitted, But I Am Unhappy As My Teeth Seem Too Big. Is There Any Way This Can Be Sorted Out?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I have a new bridge on my front teeth, 3 units to replace the original bridge which broke, but I am not happy with it as my teeth are too long. Can the teeth be shortened or am I stuck with it? Also it doesn’t fit correctly as my bottom tooth hits the metal on the back of my front tooth. I am also unable to close my back teeth together. It was done through the NHS and I know the teeth underneath are highly compromised, so I think it’s unlikely that it can be taken off without damaging what’s left of my front teeth. I am unable to afford implants unfortunately, so is there a way this bridge can be sorted? Thank you.


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My Wife Is In Need Of Seven Dental Implants. Do You Know If This Is Possible Through The NHS?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Hello Mark. My wife is in need of seven dental implants. Do you know if she can get this procedure done for free on the nhs as she is finding it hard to eat and it is causing her to be depressed. It is affecting her confidence and mental well being. We are in need of advice as we do not know where to turn to for her dentist referred her to one dental hospital, but she did not fit their criteria. Could you please give us some advice please? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Have Been Told That I Could Have A Lower Bone Graft For Dental Implants. Does This Sound Correct?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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Hi. I have a full lower denture that is totally loose and unretentive to the point where I have to remove it in order to eat, although aesthetically it looks good.
I have been advised that I need a bone graft as the lower gum has been ground down to such an extent. I have no suction retention whatsoever due to a very dry mouth induced by necessary medication I need to take. I have been advised that after a lower bone graft I could be fitted with two conventional implants to give retention. My previous mini implants were unsatisfactory and needed to be removed. Does the advice I have been given sound right to you and does your clinic carry out such work?

Many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

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I Have Decided To Switch To Private Treatment To Align My Teeth. Do You Know Of Any Clinics That Could Help Us?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I’m 18 and have been wearing braces for the past three years now under the NHS. There hasn’t been much progress with their treatment which is why I’ve decided to opt to seek private treatment. I have my two lateral incisors missing at the top. I was wondering what kind of treatment options I would have and if so what clinics within the UK could provide this. I would like to sort this issue out as soon as possible. I hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Which Treatment Would Be Best To Correct An Open Bite. Braces Or Dental Implants?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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Hello Mark. I have an open bite or fish bite type of teeth. My lower jaw teeth and the upper set has a significant gap when I close my jaws together.
The two front teeth are excessively displaced outward.
Either I should take those front two out teeth and implant artificial teeth in the alignment of the other front teeth or use fixed braces to solve my problem.
Either way I need to take two of my teeth out, and I guess implanting artificial will be quicker than having fixed braces for a long period. Which would you suggest?


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52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Have Researched PST As A Way Of Correcting Receding Gums. Is This Approved By The Dental Associations Of This Country?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I have been doing some research about PST as a way of correcting receding gums. My dentist who carries out all kinds of cosmetic surgery, veneers, cerec, implants etc claims to have never heard of it, yet I can see that there are some cosmetic dentists who have been trained performing the procedure in this country. I don’t know whether he just doesn’t want me to go elsewhere for treatment or has genuinely never heard of this technique. It is easy to find it. What is your opinion of it and is it approved by the dental bodies/associations in this country? Thank you.


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Harley Street Dental Studio
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Hi There. Is It Possible To Have An Implant And A Crown Put In Immediately After Extraction?

Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Hi there. I have an upper premolar (24) that has undergone RCT and has been heavily restored with a composite filling. My dentist felt that a post crown was not an option as in their opinion the tooth would not be able to support it. I am considering having an implant but I am not keen on the conventional method due to the length of time that the process can take. Is it possible to have an implant plus crown put in immediately after extraction (I know that this would depend on bone density and the area being infection free etc)?
Thank you in advance!


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Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My 14 Year Old Has Two Protruding Front Teeth. Could You Tell Me The Best Treatment For My Son?

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Hi Mark. My son, who is 14 years old, has his front 2 teeth protruding forward. These teeth sometimes rest and sit on his lower lip. He’s still got 3 milk teeth left to come out, 1 on the top set and 2 from bottom set. His bottom teeth are fine with no gaps in them. His front two teeth look so bad.  He had perfect milk teeth but ever since his permanent teeth have come through, they’ve just fallen out of alignment. Could you tell me the best treatment for my son and how long he has to wait for this? Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Hello Mark. My Teeth Are Overcrowded. I’ve Been Told It’ll Take 10 Months To Fix. Can It Be Done Any Faster?

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Hello Mark. My teeth are overcrowded. I would like straighter teeth in as little time as possible.

I have spoken with another dentists and they suggested ceramic or lingual for up to 10 months due to overcrowding. I was wondering if it’s possible to do it in less time, perhaps by filing down spaces between teeth or extractions?

I also have partially erupted wisdom teeth and was considering removing these too. Especially if it would help with straightening my teeth. Thank you!


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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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