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Is there a procedure to correct my sagging jaw?

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Q.

Hi,
As a youngster I was told I needed braces but because of the stigma attached to braces at the time my mum opted to take the NHS advice and have 4 of my healthy teeth removed (2 top, 2 bottom), this seem to resolve the problem and my teeth never became bucked like my fathers, however I believe the underling issues was my lower jaw positioning, which is set back causing a sagging effect of my jowls, when I jut the jaw forward the sagging is resolved and my teeth line up exactly.

Is there a procedure to correct this problem. Note I am 53 years old and have never come to terms with my jaw issue and I don’t think there is ever a wrong time to make to improve the quality of your life.

Regards.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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I am about to turn 18, is there a way around the problem of age and cost in relation to receiving braces?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Q.

Hello, I am 17 years old but turn 18 in 4 days, I have wanted braces for a while now but only recently has it come to my attention that I should really get braces as my teeth are affecting me everyday and is sometimes uncomfortable the way my teeth are arranged. I recently phoned up an orthodontist to make an appointment to see somebody, but they informed me that, because of my age, I have left it too late and would have to go privately, I’m in full time education and will not be able to afford to go private. I was just wondering if there is anyway that this particular orthodontist is wrong and there is actually a way of getting around the problem of age and cost?
If not do you know what other options are available to me?
Thank you for your time.


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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How much should I expect to pay for veneers and will they blend with my existing teeth?

Monday, September 10th, 2012
Q.

Hello, I am interested in getting four veneers and wondered how I would get an exact price for them please? The least expensive veneers range quite a lot and I wonder why the vary so much? The four veneers are the two teeth either side of the two main from teeth. They are fang like and the two next to them are twisted. Will the veneers blend in with my other teetg as I don’t want to have all my teeth changed to veneers.

I would be looking to do it as soon as possible are the waiting lists long? Can it be done in a day as there would be travelling involved.

Thank you,
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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Can I have veneers or crowns for all of my front teeth?

Monday, September 10th, 2012
Q.

Hi, I have one tooth at the top, front of my mouth which is fairly pushed back into my mouth. As well as this I have fillings in a few of my front teeth due to decay, however they as well as other teeth are now very stained. I do have a slight overbite which doesn’t bother me at all and all my other teeth are fine. I was just wondering would I be able to get veneers or crowns for all of my front teeth? Even though I have this one bent tooth. I’m really unhappy with my teeth and sad its come to this but so desperate to get a nice set of front teeth!!How much should I expect to pay for this type of treatment? Thank you for any advice in advance!


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 would be the most cost effective way to replace the bottom row of teeth?

Monday, September 10th, 2012
Q.

Hi,
I have five front teeth left on my bottom set with a gap in the middle were two teeth have been removed.
At the moment there is a bottom denture which makes up the rest of the missing teeth. this denture is lose due to gum shrinkage. The five remaining teeth are in poor condition and are very small. My teeth on the top set are complete but are all either crowns or bridges these are in good condition. the bottom five remaining teeth are small and don’t match the top set. what would be the best and most cost effective way to replace the bottom set so that it would match up with the upper teeth. Please give a rough estimate of costs involved or list possible treatments from high to low in cost


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 can’t clean the gums in between my veneers, will this lead to problems?

Monday, September 10th, 2012
Q.

Hi there,

I had veneers done in spain around 6 years ago and they were done on one plate so all four front veneers are as one and I can’t clean the gums in between – do you think this will lead to problems, it already seems to be as the gums are bleeding and slightly receeding but my question is – should I get all four replaced and if so, what would that likely cost? I am worried I will just face many problems and they are the four front ones so its important they look good too :( can you give me some impartial advice. Does it work to have them all on one plate – if there are already problems will I need to replace them??

thank you in advance!


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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Is it right that I have to pay £1000 for a brace that is needed for just one tooth?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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Hello, I had some holes filled in my front teeth when I was 18 during which my dentist moved my tooth out of place when drilling my tooth was left in a slanted position and has been this way for the past 8 years my teeth no longer fit together and it wobbles slightly it also rubs on my bottom lip when I close my mouth, I have lost all my confidence I have seen many dentists and they say there is space for it to go back in position and I have been told it may cost £1000 + for just the one tooth to be straightened even though it was a dentist that put me in this position in the first place do I need full braces just for one tooth, I am currently unemployed due to my lack of confidence. thanks for your time.


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 have my removable bridge replaced with individual crowns?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Q.

Hello there! I hope you are well! Okay here is the problem: I currently have a removable acrylic bridge of three teeth in my right side upper jaw, between my front and my rear teeth. It is not that comfortable and I was considering having individual crowns because I feel it will only get worse – (not sure if the crowns are called bolt in or screw in.) Could you indicate how long the surgery would take and how much I would be expected to pay for the treatment? (I wish to start saving for it as soon as possible!) Should I wait or have it done now? Would my current (NHS) dentist be likely to give a discount, as I am now 65? Any advice would be great, Thank you for your time.


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 my teeth moving back because I’m not wearing my retainer often enough?

Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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Hello. I hope you are well.
I am 32 years old and I wore a brace for a year and now have a retainer on the top and bottom rows of my teeth. I have noticed that my bottom teeth are moving a little and going back to their original place – which was originally very crooked. This is really concerning me. I had white fillings to line them up so should I go back and get crowns on the bottom to stop the movement and make them look better or is it that I am not wearing the retainer often enough?
Id like to have really nice looking teeth. I had a crown on the front and whilst I was really happy, its colour appears to be less like the other teeth – which puts me back to square 1can you give me some advice please?


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 braces close a 1cm gap?

Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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Respected Sir,
Due to an injury in my early age,my right lateral incisor overlapped my right central incisor.The overlapped right central incisor did not have a root and so my dentist removed both the teeth. Now there is approx. 1 cm gap there and the dentist has put braces to bring the left central incisor to the right and cover the space.He will bring the left lateral incisor in place of the left c and putting a cap on that tooth so that it looks like a central incisor.And because my left canine is very high, it will come down.
Is this treatment right? By doing so the dentist wants to cover the space along with bringing the canine down! Can braces have the capability to cover 1cm gap?
Please answer and explain.


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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