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What Are The Best Options For My Chipped Teeth?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Q.

I’m a 20 year old male and when I was younger I chipped my 2 front teeth, about 5-6 mm from the inner side of each tooth creating a small arch in the centre of my smile. I’m looking into the options I have to fix this. I’ve researched dental bonding and and composite veneers and would like any information on my options and what you as a professional see as the best option for me.

Thank you in advance.


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Dr Mark Hughes

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Will a Removable Device Help to Close the Gap in My Teeth?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Q.

Sir
I am 39 years old. I have a gap between my side teeth, not the front ones, on the lower jaw.The gap is about 2-3mm wide.This gap has appeared gradually with time. Please can you suggest a suitable remedy for me? Do removable appliances work? For how long each day should they be worn? Actually, I have been wearing one for about 2 months and I wore them the whole night but can’t afford to wear them every night. I’ve had no visible results so far.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Would an Inman Aligner Straighten My Teeth?

Friday, May 15th, 2015
Q.

Hello. My front two teeth are pushed out, they do not stick out over my lower lip or out my mouth but it does bother me and I can’t smile properly in photos because I don’t like my smile. My lower front teeth are also slightly crooked. Would an Inman Aligner be of any use to me? I’m very unsure on the use of braces, as  I don’t like the idea of them. I’m 17, and my teeth lower my confidence significantly. I am also scared of needles and tooth extractions, which is the reason I refused braces when I was younger. 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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My Dentures are Uncomfortable. What Can Be Done?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Q.

Hi. I have had all my teeth taken out on the NHS, except one wisdom tooth. The reason they were removed was my bone/gums were receding. I have been left with hardly any bridge to hold lower dentures, but my dentist has used a clip to hold the one remaining tooth. This is okay whilst it’s in but there’s going too be problems when I lose it. Both my top and bottom dentures are so uncomfortable, and my face shape has changed an awful lot.
Is there anything that can be done?
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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Could My Tooth Be Bonded or Veneered to Align With My Other Teeth?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Q.

Hi there. I have 1 front tooth that’s set back from the rest. It is next to my front two teeth to the left. I would like to know if it could be filled/built up to align with my others i.e. bonded/veneered? Sometimes on photos it looks like I don’t have a tooth there and I would like them all to look nice and full. I know a consultation will be needed in the first instance but thought I would just ask for an opinion. 


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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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Roughly, How Much Would Teeth Whitening and Veneers Cost for Me?

Monday, May 11th, 2015
Q.

Hello,

When I was 17 I got my teeth whitened and then veneers on my two front teeth.

About a year ago one of my veneers snapped and I had to get a replacement. The one my dentist put on is a totally different shade to the rest of my teeth and it’s making me really unhappy.

I was looking to get my teeth whitened again and obviously two new veneers to match the same as the rest.

Do you know roughly how much this would cost?


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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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Am I Suitable for CEREC Treatment, and How Much Will it Cost?

Monday, May 11th, 2015
Q.

Hi, I used to have a wide gap at the front of my upper teeth, which was capped in the 1980’s. I have these 2 big teeth which are very noticeable when I smile. I’m very conscious of them, and rarely smile with my teeth showing now, only with my mouth closed. I’ve asked my dentist if I can have all my teeth at the top re-capped to look even in size, but they won’t do it. I’m thinking that I have another 12 years to work until retirement, and don’t really want to be conscious all the time. Would CEREC crowns be possible on my teeth, and how much would it cost?


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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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What is the Best Material for Crowns?

Monday, May 11th, 2015
Q.

Dear Mr.Hughes, I broke an upper back tooth on Thursday night, which literally split across. I stuck it together with a repair kit from the chemist and went to see a new dentist (my dentist of many years has sadly retired) the following day hoping he would bond it back together.
Unfortunately he said he couldn’t, so recommended I have the loose piece pulled out and plan to come back for a crown.
I have to say I was rather disappointed.
My question is, was this really necessary?
And also what is the best material for crowns? I would prefer white rather then metal.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards.


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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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Can I Get Dentures on the NHS?

Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Hi. I have a full set of dentures top and bottom. As a result I do not leave my house, I have tried lots of false teeth but I have a cross bite and I have always had trouble keeping them in as they are so painful. Can I have them done on the NHS? I lost some of my teeth 20 years ago or more so I know that I would need a bone implant but I am disabled so I have not got any money to pay for them. I have only had my bottom teeth out for a few years. That is when I stopped going out as they are so painful.   Many 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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What Are The Differences Between Social 6 and Fast Braces?

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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Hi. I would like to know what’s the difference between Social 6 Lingual Braces and Fast Braces Other than where they are placed (back vs. front of the teeth)? I have some overcrowding at the top and the bottom and my front teeth stick out a little. Would either of these two treatments correct these problems? 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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