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Could You Offer Me Any Advice? I Find It Hard To Talk To People As I’m Embarrassed Over My Missing Teeth.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Hi Dr Riten. I have lots of broken teeth at the back and some are missing. I have not gone to the dentist for years as I’m so embarrassed about them. They started getting bad after I had my first child I now have 6 children. I have been in a relationship for a few years and I have never kissed him, also I don’t really talk to people as I don’t want them to see my teeth. When I do have to talk to people I put my head down. I’m 35 years old. I’m so depressed and down and to be honest I find it hard to be happy any more. I don’t know what to do. Could you offer any advice?


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I’d Like To Straighten My Incisors. I Am Investigating Invisalign But I’d Like A Cheaper, Faster Alternative?

Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel, I’d like your advice. Both my upper lateral incisors are set back about 0.5cm behind my front teeth. One sits on my lower incisor, the other just behind.
I had a removable brace as a teen, 10 years ago and after 2 years of diligently wearing it, I got told he may have made a mistake!
I would like to know what options I now have for correcting this? I am investigating Invisalign, but I’d like to know if there is a cheaper, faster alternative?
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I look forward to your reply.


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My Gums Have Receded, Can I Have The Gum Put Back In. What Treatment Is This Called And Are There Any Alternatives?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel,
Two questions I would like to ask please:
1. My gums have receded on my top teeth the four in the middle, I believe I can have the gum put back in, what is this called and any advice would be appreciated? 2. My daughter’s bottom teeth stick out over her top set. I got it checked out and her jaw line is fine. She has lost her two bottom teeth now and they are coming through, but I am sure she will need a brace or something to make sure the new top teeth coming through come over her bottom ones. She is nearly 6. Should I be making an appointment with orthodontist now?

I look forward to your reply. Kind regards.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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Hi. My Question Is: Can I Get My Regular Dentist To Fit A Dental Implant?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel. I have a question for you. I have a front tooth that is missing and I really need to get this fixed. There’s another tooth that is also loose and that is about to come out as well. My question is: how much does screw a tooth cost and can a regular dentist do this? How does this work? What I mean is, do I need to have a certain problem other than a missing tooth? Also do you put a person to sleep for this or just use shots to numb the gum area to do the screw in tooth. Any other information you can provide me with would be great. Thank you.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I Would Like To Have Inman Aligner Treatment But I’m Allergic To Nickel. Can I Have Them Without Nickel?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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Dear Dr Riten Patel,

I would like to straighten my front four lower teeth. Having researched all of the various options I have decided that I am most interested in the Inman Aligners as they offer quick results, are reasonably priced and are removable.
However, could you please tell me if the metal used is nickel, as I am allergic to it? If so, can they be made without nickel and would that add to the cost of the treatment?

What are my options please?

Many thanks in advance for your answer. I look forward to hearing your reply.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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My Teeth Have Relapsed After Braces Treatment. I’m Scared They Will Relapse Again Due To My Tongue Thrusting. What Can I Do?

Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel,
I had a bad thumb sucking habit until I was 15. I am 22 now.

I had braces when I was 16 to correct my overbite but my gap never completely closed. My teeth relapsed a bit but are still not as bad as they were before the treatment.

However I am still not happy with my teeth and wanted braces again to pull my teeth down. I am scared that they will relapse due to my tongue thrusting. I normally swallow by pushing tongue forward behind my front to teeth or even touching my lower lip.

I have tried to find places that correct this or provide treatment but have been unsuccessful. I am based in the Midlands and would really appreciate help and guidance.

Thanks, I hope to hear from you in the near future.


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I Have A Gap That Looks Like A Black Triangle Between My Teeth. Is It Best To Use Veneers?

Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. How do I remove a 1 millimetre gap between my front two teeth? The gap appears to be in an inverted v (^) shape. All the other teeth are normal and are in sufficient size and I am not missing any other teeth. There is no problem with the size of my other teeth. What will be the cost of treatment? Is it is best to use veneers? Please advise me. How can I have veneers without disturbing the normal healthy tooth structure? Is there any other treatment I could consider for this? I look forward to hearing your reply. Thank you for your time.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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My Molar Will Only Last 2/3 Years. Is There Any Treatment I Can Have To Make It Last?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Hi Riten. I’ve had one of my back molars removed three years ago (I don’t believe it should have been removed as the dentist failed to perform a root canal and decided to remove it). That being said the molar next to it has had root canal treatment. My question is how can this tooth be protected and can it be retreated with a ‘new’ root canal? My dentist thinks it won’t last more than another 2/3 years as an estimate and has suggested capping it? I am looking for a more long term solution. I am 32. The other side is fine and usable with minor fillings.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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My Smile Has A Gap And Is Gummy. Is There Anyway I Can Have The Gum Removed And The Gap Closed?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel, I have a gap in between my front two teeth and the gum inbetween my teeth where the gap is, seems to be kind of gummy. Is there anyway I can have the part of my gum removed and something done to where my teeth will close in making the gap smaller within a small amount of time? This has been bothering me all my life and I have been made fun of all 29 years of it. I want better self- esteem. I am a single low income mother. Is there anything that can be done about my problem and if so what’s the cost and where can I get it done? Thank you. 


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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I’m Worried That My Teeth Might Relapse After Braces Treatment. Please Let Me Know How Credible My Worries Are?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Hi,

I am 30 years old and got braces just 2 weeks back. My teeth protruded out very slightly – almost negligible and I had a fang which kind of hung on the top. I got braces so I could have a perfect smile. I have no trouble with pain but I am worried because now when I have put braces many people said I should not have done it at this age. Also, to make space for the teeth to retract, IPR was done on the front upper and lower teeth and I am now scared that even if the teeth move but go back to the same place even after using retainers, my teeth would be a complete mess, especially with the spaces that IPR has created.

Please let me know how credible my worries are. My dentist who put the braces told me mine was a very simple case and I might get over with it in 6 months.

Looking forward to the reply.

Thanks.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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