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Is it Possible to Correct My Crowded Teeth?

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Hello. I have two to three crowded teeth, on the lower jaw next to the canine and on the upper jaw. I am 40 years old. From childhood I’ve felt that I am not confident, I don’t speak as well as others due to my teeth.
Is there any way to align my teeth at this stage so that I can earn some money by teaching for my family? I was  a good student but I’m not a good teacher. I want to be a good teacher, to relax and feel confident. Please reply, is it possible to correct this?


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Dr Mark Hughes

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Can I Have My Relapsed Teeth Corrected Naturally?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Hi. I used to wear fixed top and bottom braces when I was younger, for three years. My teeth were perfect but started to move about 7 years ago. On my top teeth, one front tooth has started to stick out a little and it’s very upsetting. How can this be corrected naturally, without veneers etc.? My bottom teeth are very crooked now, I had about 4 teeth extracted when the braces were fitted as I have a small mouth but large teeth, my jaw is cross biting and it’s effecting my speech slightly. Can you help me please?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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Does an HC2 Exemption Cover Brace Fitting?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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My grandaughter has been attending the same dentist for the last 7 years and having 6 monthly checkups, and has been querying previously why she still has one of her baby teeth.
She is now 19, at university and has been back to the dentist this week and been told that the second tooth is trying to push itself down behind one of her other teeth and she now has an infection in it. She has been told that they will have to take the baby tooth out, and she’ll have to have a brace to correct this long standing problem. She has been told she will have to pay for this treatment and my question is does an HC2 exemption cover the fitting of braces (if she manages to get one), or should she make a complaint against the dentist who obviously has not been doing his job properly for the last 7 years? The other thing is that this is a herediatory problem as her mother had to have a similar brace fitted, and this was picked up by another dentist when she was 10, she had her brace and treatment at the age of 12. I would appreciate your advice please, and guidance as to what to do next. Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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How Much Should I Have Paid for Veneers?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Hi, would you please advise? I have been wearing 11 temporary veneers for over 2 months while my porcelain ones are being made. I’ve so far had 6 appointments since requesting them in January. I was asked to pay in full just under £10,000 2 months ago and after I had paid, my final fitting was put back another month. I chose this dental practice due to past awards, now I’m beginning to regret it! Is this the normal practice? So far I’m really not happy!


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How Can I Stop the Pain in my Tooth?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Good evening. I have had a lot of trouble with two of my teeth. I kept getting bad infections. My dentist took the tooth out and gave me a bridge. Once again, two days after I had pus leaking from the tooth with the bridge. After a course of antibiotics my dentist removed the bridge and took out the root which was very smelly and infected and gushed with blood. He had to put a stitch in to stop the bleeding and then put the new plate over the top. I’m in so much pain. He told me to take it out this morning and clean and put it back in. Please can you help me? My next appointment is not until a fortnight’s time. Regards.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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How Quickly Can Implants or Bridges be Placed?

Friday, April 10th, 2015
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I had a bone marrow transplant 4 years ago. Then a year later I had a stem cell transplant. Since having this, my teeth have become very weak. I’ve lost 2 teeth from the upper side and back of my jaw, and 2 teeth from my lower side of my jaw. Last night anther tooth cracked in half. It’s very distressing to think I may loose further teeth. I am looking for either implants or a bridge fitted What would the cost be and how quick can the treatment be done? And can the implants be fitted all at once? How dose the bridge work?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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What Can I Do to Stop My Dental Pain?

Friday, April 10th, 2015
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Hi. I have being in agony over the past few days. I have taken ibuprofen but nothing is taking the pain away. I’m not sleeping at all because I’m in constant pain. I find that drinking very cold water helps for like 10 seconds. I went to the dentist today and had x-rays, it showed decay close in a nerve under my filling, so she took off the filling and put on a sort of dressing. However I am still in agony, what can I do?


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Is My Old Dentist Legally Obliged to Send X-Rays to My New Dentist?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
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Hello Mark. I am a working pensioner who moved 85 miles away 5 years ago from a dentist who took over from my previously excellent dentist who retired. I continued to see this new dentist as for simple routine dental procedures he seemed OK.

Extracting a tooth recently and replacing with an additional tooth to my lower denture, costing me over £200 proved to be a disaster, causing me pain and inflammation. Any adjustments made were unsuccessful. I was unhappy with his technique, which seemed brusque and caused more pain, sticking an x-ray plate into my sore mouth and suggesting that he would need to remove the root of the tooth he’d extracted. I said I would have to think about this.

I have since seen a clinical dental technician, on recommendation, who removed the offending tooth replacing with another onto my denture immediately. Though the gum became sore slightly, it is far more comfortable and I know I can return to him for adjustment.

My 2 questions are: 1.When I find a good and experienced dentist in/near Brighton, Sussex, is my existing dentist legally obliged to send all x-rays and my dental history from his practice to my new dentist?
2. Can I insist that any dentist who I see use the clinical dental technician I found for myself as described above, although is he is even further away than 85 miles? I have confidence in him.

Sorry for this very long email and many, many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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Should My Crowns be Thicker Than My Natural Teeth?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
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Is it normal for crowns on my two front teeth to feel and look thicker than my adjacent natural teeth? These are my second set of crowns. They’ve always felt rather bulky. They were done about 13 years ago. I do have an overbite. Could this be why they seem to stand out when I smile? I would like to have them replaced, however I’m afraid the look will not be improved. Both times these crowns were done by dentists. Is it better to go to a dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry? I am hoping that cosmetic dentistry has improved since my crowns were done.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Should I Have Internal Bleaching, a Crown or Veneers to Treat Discoloration?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Hi Dr Hughes. I had a root canal on my maxillary lateral right incisor about 10 years ago, and it has discoloured really badly. This happened after my second set of braces were removed. Initially bonding masked the grey tone but eventually that’s come off as well. The tooth has also rotated back to its original shape prior to braces. Do you suggest internal bleaching, veneers or crowns? The thought of having a lot of the tooth shaved for a crown scares me a bit, especially in case it breaks.With veneers, would I require one or more to match the surrounding 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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