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Should I Get A Porcelain Upper Arch Implant Done?

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Q.

I have seen two dentistry experts over getting a full upper arch implant done and both have said two different things to me one has told me that the acrylic would not last and i would need porcelain and the other has said that porcelain would damage my own bottom teeth as they would wear down over time so i don’t now which one i should go for also one is saying they will make dentures for me until my gums have healed after having the four implants then after 4 month the would the fix my permanent teeth so can you please help me as i don’t know who is right and what way or what type i should get my bone is fine for this treatment waiting your reply asp thank you and I really look forward to seeing how you can advise me.


dr andrew moore

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 Is The Approximate Cost To Replace Two Front Teeth Implants?

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Q.

I currently have 2 implants for my 2 front teeth that I had put in almost 7 years ago.

One of those teeth however has become loose.

What is the approximate cost to replace the false tooth itself or have it refitted?

The tooth itself from my own external examination reveals no damage.

Would this require a new tooth completely or can this existing tooth simply be refitted?

I am obviously looking to keep costs as low as is practicable! I have noticed that prices for this type of work has changed quite considerably in the past few years so would like an idea of how much I would need to save if I needed the whole tooth replaced. Thank you for your time, kind Regards. 


dr andrew moore

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 Am On Benefits, Can I Receive Free Treatment?

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Q.

Hi. I’m 45 years and haven’t seen a dentist since I was 15 years. I know I need loads of work done and I also wear a top plate but I’m claiming benefit of £71 a week and every penny is accounted for can I still receive treatment? I’m also very scared of needled and have a very low pain threshold. I know I have to see a dentist but I’m petrified. I have a tooth missing on the top, front, left hand side and broken teeth at the back, top, right. Can a dentist do anything about all those? I can’t eat anything hard because my teeth just break.


dr andrew moore

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 Am Ashamed Of My ‘Goofy’ Teeth, Can I Get Veneers On The NHS?

Monday, April 15th, 2013
Q.

I’ve been unhappy with my teeth for 8 nearly 9 years, once I started secondary school I got bullied because of them, the main name i got called was goofy, and now when I show my teeth I place my tongue over them so no one can see them, for many years I’ve been depressed over them. It has severely knocked my confidence but now it has come to the point where I wanna get them sorted and after researching thoroughly it seems veneers are the best way to get them sorted. I’m not the richest of people as i’m on maternity leave. I was wandering if id be able to get the veneers on the NHS?


dr andrew moore

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 Quick Fix Invisible Braces The Way To Go For Me?

Friday, April 12th, 2013
Q.

I have recently had a consultation for a clear brace (similar to invisalign but it is the dental practices’ own ‘in house’ version) which focuses on aligning the front x6 teeth. I was told it would work within 22 weeks, and requires the teeth to be polished with an abrasive floss to shave a minimal amount from the teeth in order to create space for the teeth to move. My two front teeth are crossing over slightly which is the reason I would like the brace.

My concern is whether such speedy treatment poses any risks? As a teenager I had very extensive orthdontic treatment & am just very wary of this seemingly quick fix. In your opinion do you think there will be long term issues with this type of treatment – will the enamel be affected if the teeth are ‘shaved’, leaving me with sensitive teeth? And are the teeth not too brittle to be moved so quickly? (I am 30 years old). It sounds similar to invisalign but not as trustworthy.
Please advise, thank you


dr andrew moore

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 Tooth Hurts When I Come In From The Cold, What Is The Problem?

Monday, April 8th, 2013
Q.

When out in cold air I feel no pain but a few minutes after coming into the warm I get a pain in upper tooth which lasts for some time (depends how cold it is outside and how long I’ve been out. My dentist says he can see nothing wrong and has x rayed. I do use special toothpaste for sensitive teeth but it doesn’t help.
If I get a cold (which I haven’t this winter I do get pain in the teeth both sides but this pain is on the upper jaw between premolar and molar. Seems to be at a very specific spot between the teeth
What can be the cause and what can I do as I am getting reluctant to go out in the cold?


dr andrew moore

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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Should I Get An Implant To Replace My Missing Crown?

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Q.

Hello, my upper left front tooth is crowned, has been for the past 7 years, i recently have had root canal on it, and in between the procedures the crown fell off as the Stump was drilled away in the procedure, I have been given a temporary post, with the intention to of having a perm post installed as my tooth below the gum line is in good condition and in tact, the issue is, that the two teeth on my lower jaw directly below the are slightly overlapped ( even though i had braces as a kid, so they must have slipped back)
This overlap is hitting the back of the crown when i bite, thus making the tooth a little loose,
I need to see what my options are as my dentist is going down the post route, where as i am wondering whether an implant would be a better option? or because of the overlap on the bottom teeth, i would need to get this addressed first? and still go with the post option.
Thank you.


dr andrew moore

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 You Help Me Plan The Best Course Of Treatment For My Weakened, Decayed Teeth?

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Q.

Dear Dr.,

I have several issues, my front teeth are severely decayed and broken this has just added to the other issue. I had a car accident while in the Royal Navy and have been a wheelchair user for 10+ years which means I struggle to carry and pick things up. I without really thinking about it carry stuff in my teeth or drag at a sleeve etc. with my teeth really wearing them down. Essential I’ve been left with a mouth that looks like a cemetery with lots of broken tombstone. Due to the injuries I received I’ve been on major painkillers for sometime that usually means I struggle to get any relief from normal drugs a dentist uses. My teeth have got to the point where I’m surprised when they don’t hurt.

I’ve saved some money which I don’t want to flush away with the wrong treatment.

Please help


dr andrew moore

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 my dental implant and crown be fitted on the same day?

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Q.

Hello, 

I have heard of several clinics where a single dental implant including the finished crown is completed within a day by a team of dentists and technicians all at the same location. I have read your website information on dental implants and it described the work taking place over a number of visits .
in your opinion what would be the pros and cons for a suitable candidate with no prior problems?

dr andrew moore

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 Am Scared My Teeth May Fall Out Due To My Receding Gums, What Can I Do?

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Q.

Hi
I am 52 years old and have never smoked or drunk but I have got badly receding gums which according to my dentist is apparently due to the wrong type of brushing. My teeth are very sensitive and they feel loose. I am getting scared that they are going to fall out. I have regular check ups at my dentist but he just says that it is my own fault for brushing too vigorously and there is nothing that I can do. I was wondering if this is correct or if there are any procedures to stop the gums from getting any worse. If so could you possibly give me a rough idea of costs and where I could get any treatment.Many thanks.


dr andrew moore

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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