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I’m struggling To Find A Dentist That Fits Lumineers, Do You Know Of The Nearest Practice That Has Experience With Them?

Monday, March 17th, 2014
Q.

I live near Sheffield and I’m struggling to find a dentist
that fits Lumineers, do you know of the nearest practice that has experience
with them?

 I have two front
teeth that appear higher in my gums making my smile look ‘wonky’ and I’m hoping
that Lumineers will rectify this rather than having to wear braces for a
considerable period of time.

I'm 34 and am desperate to avoid having braces due to the
time the treatment will take and the cost implications of having them too.

Thank you


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Dr Riten Patel

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My Father Needs Bridges And Gold Teeth Fitted. How Much Will This Cost?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr Patel I’d like to enquire about implants and bridges for my father. Mainly with regard to his two front teeth as they need to be gold. Not sure if he can afford the prices, what are your best prices? He still has his front teeth but the two that are besides it are missing and now he’s really quite scared he will lose either of his front teeth which is causing some distress. Could you please help the situation, this would be great. I’m sure he’d like to hear from any other treatments options you can suggest also. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.


dr riten patel

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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Can Old Veneers Be Removed Or Filed Down? Mine Are Too Thick And Don’t Match The Rest Of My Mouth.

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Q.

Can old veneers be removed?
Many years ago I had them fitted and they have always looked too thick. I would like to know if they can be filed down to look slimmer.

I have never had the nerves or the money to do anything about this as I used to suffer from panic attacks and could not face the thought of going to the dentist.

It would be more affordable to me if the teeth I have now could sort of be modernised, like skimmed down so I don’t look as though my teeth are so thick.

They don’t seem to suit the rest of my teeth.

At the time I paid £500 pounds for them at a dentist in Manchester.

I had the teeth done as a result of domestic violence and one tooth was chipped but the other was perfectly okay.

However the dentist said I should have the two of them done for a better result?

I would appreciate your help and guidance.

Kindest regards.


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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 Had A Crown Fitted A While Back And I Am Now Being Told They It Will Cause Infection And That I’ll Need Dentures. Surely Something Else Can Be Done?

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Q.

I had a new porcelain crown fitted to my front tooth 2 years ago, a couple of days ago part of it chipped off, been to dentist and have been told I have a severe infection in the root that the steel post attached to my crown and the whole thing needs to be extracted! I’m devastated because I am terrified of dentists, is this the only solution? They have said I will need a false denture. Surely there is another method? Whilst I am not vain I hate the thought of a denture with 1 front tooth just yet, I have no pain what so ever, no problems with it before apart from this tiny piece that as broken off which makes 1 of my front teeth a little rough and rubbing on my bottom lip, but they told me if I don’t have it done now I will end up with a bad abscess which will result in the same thing happening but obviously I will suffer more pain.


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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 Have Had Bad Root Canal Treatment Recently, But My Current Clinic Can’t Fix My Problem. How Much Would You Estimate To Fix A Problem Such As?

Monday, October 14th, 2013
Q.

Hello, Dr Riten. What I want to discuss is that I have had bad dentistry of a root treatment that has been covered by a porcelain crown. This was done around one year ago and I have had quite a few problems with it since this was done, I have now gone to another dentist who has discovered this but is unable to do the treatment as they do not have a microscope available.
Please would you give me a rough estimate of what it would cost to correct this problem and any further advice in correcting this problem. Many thanks,
I really hope you can help me with this.


dr riten patel

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 Am About To Lose A Tooth Transplant I Had Fitted Twenty Seven Years Ago, I Have Gaps In My Teeth Also, What Kind Of Costs Am I Looking At?

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Q.

Hell Dr Patel, I hope you can help me out. How much would you say it costs to get a bridge? I have previously had root canal treatment for a crown but I am missing the tooth next door to it. I also have a loose tooth on the other side. I am embarrassed to smile because I have a gap in the front of my teeth and now I have gaps in the side of my mouth starting to appear and this is distressing me. I have been told that I have bone shrinkage on the right hand side and that’s why I am about to lose my tooth which was a tooth transplant which I had twenty seven years ago. Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer me.


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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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My Husband Struggles To Eat Properly As His Dentures Don’t Stay Firm, Can He Have Implants To Solve This Problem?

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr Patel, what I’d like to mention is about my husband who currently has no bottom teeth and a top denture, he had a bottom denture made but does not wear it as it does not stay firm when eating or talking. He has trouble eating a lot of foods, as he cannot chew it properly, eg: Salads, he cannot chew lettuce, most other foods he just sucks or mushes with his tongue, not very enjoyable for him. I have heard previously that you can get two screw in teeth and then a denture that will clip to these, hence no movement of bottom plate. Was wondering what cost would be involved and how long procedure would take? I really hope you can help us sort this out.


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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 Need A Lot Of Treatment, What Options Or Advice Can You Provide Me With?

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Q.

My teeth are all brown and not in a good shape, the lower ones are crooked as well, they are very short, guess my biting isn’t very good or maybe I have a grinding problem, I am 46 years old and very desperate, could you please give me some advice and give me a rough figure of the cost? I have a very badly filled tooth and I can’t use my right side any more, on my left at the back, I have gaps and eating is becoming a nightmare. The front ones are chipping and biting is becoming a challenge, I can’t even bite into an apple, please give me all the options cause with my teeth to all get done it looks like it will be very expensive.


dr riten patel

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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How Much Is It To Get Two Implants As I Have A Drifting Issue?

Friday, September 27th, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr Patel. My problem is that I am in need of a molar implant as after having it taken out when I was sixteen, it has now caused a drifting issue but also I need my second molar on the left taken out due to a bad filling and I am really paranoid about the gap from the previous extraction, so much so that I fear that if I have this other one taken out I won’t be able to smile again.

How much will it cost to have two implants? I don’t really want bridges as they would have to file the teeth down and they look really noticeable and that’s something that I don’t want. Thank you in advance for any advice, I hope you can help.


dr riten patel

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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After Root Canal Treatment I Get A Pain In My Mouth And A Funny Taste. Would Removing My Tooth Be The Only Option?

Friday, September 20th, 2013
Q.

I went to the dentist with pain which was going up my face and in my ear and when I bit on the tooth it hurt and felt like spongy. I also occasionally get a funny taste in my mouth. The tooth was one that I have had root treatment for last year which I had a few problems as I have a small mouth! Well that was what I was told and this was done through a crown(the crown wasn’t removed to do the treatment) When I went to the dentist today all they could say was that the tooth was decaying and couldn’t see much else wrong, basically try antibiotics to see if they would help but the only option would be to remove the tooth or retry root treatment privately for£400.00. That’s out, but would removing the tooth really be the only option? I have a fear of the dentist and I had a lot of problems with my teeth and required a LOT of treatment and I am only 46 and don’t have many of my own teeth.


dr riten patel

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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