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How Frequently Should My Daughter’s Unerupted Tooth Be Pulled Down After Surgery?

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Q.

Hi my daughter who is 10 years old has an issue with her teeth. After going to see a dentist, we discovered that the the case is basically that her central incisor maxillary never erupted. When I got told about ti I was quite worried but I was assured the correct treatment plan could be put into place. When they did x-rays it showed up as being really really high, they put an expander in her mouth but that did not help so she had a surgery for her unerupted central maxillary, her gum was open and they placed a brace on the tooth, closed the gum and attached with a chain to the braces wired. How frequently should the Orthodontics specialists pull the chain to bring to tooth down?

Thanks.


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I lost my teeth due to gum disease and can’t afford treatment. What can I do?

Monday, March 18th, 2013
Q.

Hello, I wonder if you could offer any advice for me or other people in my situation? I lost my teeth due to a severe gum disease, which was due to both circumstances beyond my control, as well as lack of seeing a dentist. I now have only five teeth left, no uppers and I do wear a upper dentures an a parial which is impossible to deal with under any circumstances. My situation is unusual as I don’t have the funds to afford the appropriate dental that I really need. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
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My Front Teeth Have A Gap Between Them And My Incisors Are Missing, What Are My Options?

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Q.

Hi Dr,

I have a gap between my two front teeth and I’m missing my incisors either side of these teeth. I am really quite concerned as it is knocking my confidence a bit seeing as though it just makes my mouth look really really gappy. What would be the best solution without being to invasive? I’ve read through the different procedures and stuff so I know what they involve and I just think that it would be good to know which one I would need and the cost of this.
My teeth are really strong so I would want them to be removed but It would be nice to smile normally one day.

Thank you.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
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Smoking Has Stained My Already Crooked Teeth, What Treatments Are There For Me?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Q.

hi dr I wanted to ask how much will it cost all together to fix my teeth which is stained really bad from cigarettes, I have been smoking for a long time maybe 15 years or more and it is horrible to have a yellow tint on your teeth. Also I think that the bottom row needs to be straightened? I may need braces for the bottom row,basically I need a full teeth whitening or I think you call it bleaching? I am in a bad way over my teeth and think that lots of treatment is needed all over, am not really show about filling but I would like the full top and bottom fixed please and whatever else that needs to be fixed which i dont know about my teeth… thank you


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
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My Teeth Are Broken And I Want Implants, Can I Get These On Finance?

Monday, March 4th, 2013
Q.

hi i have really bad broken teeth i feel i am far to young for false teeth and would like implants however i have gone through a marriage break up and this took an effect on my credit rating i cant afford to pay for it all straight away but cant get finance is there any other options avaliable to me i would beable to pay around 500 per month i am in a positon to afford the finance just not readily avaliable to me im at breaking point as i simply dont want to go to the nhs i currently work and my teeth are ruining my day to day life by causing issues with confidence and self esteem i hope you can offer me some good advice thank you


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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I Believe My Orthodontist Removed Teeth Incorrectly, Can I Take Any Action?

Friday, March 1st, 2013
Q.

Please Help! I need your advice on what to do. After a long 3 yrs, I finally had my braces removed. I had an over-bite & crowding on top and only crowding on the bottom. Due to this, I had 2-4 molar extractions & now I have spacings in between my teeth(s)! As soon as they were off, I told my ortho about the spacings & was told that if i wear my retainers they would close (It has now been 8 months!!!). I rescheduled an app. to see them & was told that I needed bondings because my teeth(s) were in in their correct position & they couldn’t be moved any closer. So I thought it was fine, I’ll get the work done but to only find out that it had to be paid out of my pocket! Since they were highly recommended, I sincerely trusted them & never questioned their judgement. I’m no expert but I believe that they shouldn’t have extracted anything & if they would’ve known better, they should’ve known that I would have spacing issues from the very beginning (I read that they can actually measure/calculate the size of your teeths to determine that this won’t happen). Now I’m worried that I spent all that money for nothing & I’m gonna have to live with the ugly spacings because of their mistakes.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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Is it Normal To Have Glue Coming Away At Side Of Vaneers?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr, Shaffle, My wife has had fitted zirconia veneer five point bridge fitted on her bottom teeth. There seems to be excessive glue which is yellow brown in colour at the rear which is now beginning to come away. These where fitted approximately six months ago along with zirconia veneers fitted at the top (no bridge at the top) and there are no problems at the top. Is this normal for excessive glue on a bridge to come away and for this to happen?  And why this is happening to her? My wife and myself are getting quite concerned. thank you in advance


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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I Had A Bad Experience With A Dentist And Have A Very Painful Tooth. Will The Dentist Make The Pain Worse Poking Around At It?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr,
I am 6 1/2 months pregnant and my upper back tooth is quite sore. in fact i am in intense pain everynight. Before pregnancy this tooth has a hole in it and a few years ago it gave me problems. However, I have maintained it myself as I had a horrid experience with a dentist when I was 19. I am 28 years old now. Can you advise me on what i should do. I am currently taking amoxcillin 250mg three times a day prescribed by my GP. Any advice and possible dental treatment that I could get when pregnant would be most appreciated. My concern is that after a trip to the dentist and poking at this tooth, i will be left is worst pain than i am in now.
Many thanks, 


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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How Long Do White Crowns Last And How Easily Are They Broken On Children?

Monday, January 7th, 2013
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My son is Two years is there any way that his sliver crown tooth may it be removed and replaced with a white one? If so how long does a white crown last I was told by his dentist it will only last a short period of time like two or three weeks and that he would be able to brake it the same day he got it. Is that true or they just didn’t want to do the work done? I’m not realy a fan of silver crowns .Thank you for you time.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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How Much Would I Have To Pay To Change A Silver Crown To A White One?

Monday, January 7th, 2013
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I am 26 years old and have had a silver crown fitted to my second from back upper tooth. I was told you would not see when I smiled but you can see it when I smile and I’m unhappy with the way it looks. As I only had It this week, could I just pay the difference approx another £200 more to change to a white crown or would I need to start from scratch and pay much more money around an additional £400 to the £200 I have already spend? Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you shortly


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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