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My Dentist Said He Can’t Do Anything About My Periodontal Disease, Is This True?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
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Hi,

I was subject to bad periodontal disease caused by smoking (I think). The bleeding went on for a long period of time before I had it seen to but by then it was far too late, the damage was done. I have the disease under control now through regular cleaning but I have lost a lot of bone apparently and gum recession of around point 4. The gaps are quite noticeable but my dentist keeps saying there is nothing that can be done. Is this true? I thought he would have been a bit more helpful! I’m looking for some sort of restorative treatment in order for my old smile to come back, I used to have such a nice smile. I just don’t believe that NOTHING can be done. Surely there is something? Can you please offer me some advice? Thank you for taking your time to read this. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

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What Are The Treatment Options For Inverted Canines?

Friday, July 19th, 2013
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Hi Andrew. I currently have a gap on the side of my teeth. the canine on my left side is inverted, so when I smile facing forward, it looks like im missing a whole tooth if you understand what I mean? Thus there is a gap. you cannot see the inverted canine until you look at me smile from the side. is there a solution to this? my canine is inverted inward, so it looks like i have a missing tooth, and it has prevented me from smiling for the past 10 years. I smile with my mouth close, and often it comes across as if i’m not being genuine which has hindered me being able to make friends properly, especially in the area I live. How much would it cost for me to have this fixed? and what are the procedures I can pay for? 


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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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I Only Have One Upper Tooth, Can I Receive Implant-Retained Dentures Through The NHS?

Friday, July 19th, 2013
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Hi doctor Moore, I was really hoping that you’d be able to help me out with a problem I’ve been having for a very very long time. I am 27 years old and only have one upper tooth. Because of this I therefore have a denture, it is very ill fitting and so loose that i have to glue it in about four to five times a day. It’s making me so self-conscious that I barely even leave the house. I find it so depressing and it really knocks my confidence i was wondering if there was any way that i could get implanted dentures on the nhs. My partner and i are on a very low income and i am also pregnant. I’m not sure if this will impact upon any future treatments that I plan to have. I’m really at a loss as to what to do and as I said this has been a struggle of mine for many years now. Please help.
Many 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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I Was Attacked And Lost 8 Teeth, How Can I Get Them Replaced?

Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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hi there, just gonna get straight to the point! I was attacked with a hammer in an armed home robbery 3 years ago lost 4 top 4 bottom front teeth

am I better having implants or a bridge iv tried dentures and I cant keep them in, they are not for me so I go with no teeth

what sort of cost would it be for my 8 teeth replacing with implants and same with a bridge? I’m looking for something that’s going to be quick and easy to do!  thank you, also  I live in the chester area

and oh dear now you need 400 words hmm ok I need them doing asap as its getting me a little depressed by not having any teeth. Would I have to pay for this treatment as it wasn’t my fault? Can I get anything done for free because of the incidence? 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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If A Trainee Gives Me Orthodontic Treatment Will I receive It At A Reduced Cost?

Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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Hello, Please could you tell me the best way for the 6mm gap between my front teeth to be closed? Its really started to affect my confidence and very rarely want to smile,I am 45 years old, wore a metal brace as a teenager which successfully worked, but then never wore a retainer. I read that being seen by a student/trainee, costs for treatment are reduced. Or would this kind of treatment have to be carried out in a training hospital? I would appreciate some professional advice, I’m desperate to receive some treatment but don’t earn a lot of money so that’s why I’m trying to opt for a cheaper form. Unless you can recommend some sort of financial scheme I can get a hold of? As I said, I would love some advice. So, thank you for your time. 


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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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Are Veneers Good At Hiding White Spots?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
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Hi Dr Moore! I just got aceppted to NYU and I want to have a great smile for college. My two top front teeth aren’t very straight, however the rest of my teeth are. (But all if my teeth have white spots) … I know braces would take a long time to straighten my front teeth. Are veeners a good route to go with on my two front teeth and then luminers to fix the discoloration on the rest? I really want to have a great smile before I go to college. I have always taken care of my teeth (brushing, flossing, etc). However, due to my younger brother being diagnosed with cancer my single mother never had the extra money to afford braces and such. So I want to try and get them fixed now, well before I go to college anyway. I’m hoping you can provide me with some 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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My Boyfriend Had His 2 Front Teeth Knocked out, Is He Eligible For Dental Implants?

Friday, July 12th, 2013
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Hi my boyfriend has had his 2 front teeth knocked out playing sports. He is a full time mature student at present and has no savings so feels his only option affordable to him would be to get dentures. Is it true that he can apply for a hc2 certificate which would pay for NHS dental care? Would this cover anything towards dental implants? If not then do any dentists offer affordable and realistic (for that individual) treatment plans over a period of time, even when the treatment is complete? He’s only young and isn’t ready for dentures I feel, plus he would like it if the treatment could blend in naturally with the rest of his natural teeth. I think that a denture may appear bulky and will affect his speech. Can you please offer an advice? Thank you for your time. 


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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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Would Braces Be Dangerous Considering My Heart Conditions?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Hello i m 45 never had braces my teeth r ok but over crowding on bottom so much now that center tooth is receding as those adjacent seem to be shifting over the receding tooth can simpli5 help correct just the bottom teeth? In addition i have two cardiac issues mvp and bicuspic aortic valve both leak slighty. I premed before each dentist appt would braces open up my mouth to to much bacteria? I would like to correct bottom teeth as they make me slightly self conscious but wonder if its to risky for someone with cardiac issues. In addition is it very costly?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Teeth Are Turning Transparent, What Can I Do About This?

Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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Dear Dr Andrew
I desperately need your advice, just recently I have noticed all my teeth are becoming transparent at the ends. I’m 42yrs old and I have had really nice lovely white teeth all my life and now I’m faced with this. I don’t know why this has happened! It’s really scaring me, I am so scared that I will loose my teeth or the color will not return. I guess my diet has affected my teeth, I drink coffee which I never used to and I have recently started a Jason Vale juicing programme. Could this be causing the problem do you think? I also drink red wine and eat a lot of homemade curries. Can you please advise on what I can do to restore my teeth to their natural color? Thank you so much in advance, I just want to get this sorted before they get any worse. Kind regards. 


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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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My Teeth Are Causing Me Great Distress, Can I Have Them Removed And Replaced With Fake Ones?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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Hi when i was a child one of my front teeth didn’t come through properly and became slanted like wonky,my Dentist gave me braces and it didn’t help much it straightened out a bit but when the braces where removed the tooth went back into its original position and has since moved a tooth either side of it while it was going back into position from the braces.Over the years it has caused me a lot of distress i suffered badly with bullying and low self esteem now at 21 i really want this sorting as it would be a huge lift of my shoulders and feel like i can finally smile i haven’t smiled for photos in years because of the issue.Would the best course of action to have the 3 teeth removed and replaced with fake ones? also is this possible on the NHS i cant seem to find anything helpful through google searches which is how i came along this website,also if it helps the 3 teeth are front 3 on my top jaw


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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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