Archive for the ‘enamel tooth surface’ Category

I have lost a lot of the enamel on my teeth, do I need dental implants?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
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Hi my teeth have lost loads of enamel on my teeth. i have several crowns due to this and bonding on the majority of my back teeth which comes away several times a year which they replace. i have looked at dental implants but would like to know a little more to see if this procedure is for me. I saw an advert about where you can have it done in a day but cannot find any details about it. i pay privately for my dental treatment each month. but they are reluctant to do any thing else for me. i have i think two 3-4 crown on the back teeth and an awaiting a further one and my front top four are crowned, the front ones are very old now.


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Dr Mark Hughes

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Did treatment on son’s teeth make white spots even worse?

Friday, April 27th, 2012
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My 20 year old son has white spots on both permanent front teeth since a child. I thought it came because of a preventative antibiotic he was given for 15 months as a two year old for ear infections. The dentist just did microabrasion on them one month ago. It faded a little but the white spots are still there. He ask the dentist yesterday if he could use the white crest strips and he said that would be fine. He started last evening and today the white spots are so white. Because of the microabrasion did this make the white spots worse because the enamel isn’t there as much and is more open and the whitening from the strips filled in. Thanks, mother is concerned.

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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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How can I stop acid erosion from damaging my teeth?

Thursday, April 19th, 2012
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I have just been diagnosed with sever tooth erosion. I am only 23 so I’m really worried. I don’t drink a lot of soft drink or juices and I drink at least 2L of water each day, so i’m confused on how it got this bad. But the dentist did say I have naturally acidic saliva, which makes a bit of sense, but why do I? and how can i get my saliva neutral?… I am now using tooth mousse, which i hope will help. What cosmetic procedures can I have to make my teeth stronger and have less ‘divots’. I don’t have any fillings or tooth decay as yet. Is there some sort of coating I can put over my teeth?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My 16 year old daughter has white marks on her teeth, what treatment can she have to remove them?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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My daughter just turned 16 and has what appears to be “white stains on her teeth. I thought it was from her braces but the orthodontist said it was probably from the iron she had to take when she was an infant.
She was anemic when she was a baby; at 2 months of age we put the iron drops down the side of her check once a day for 6 months. We did this until she stopped breastfeeding and got the iron from her formula.
Either way, now that she has straight teeth, she wishes they were a nicer color.

What are her options?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Is it likely that the cost of porcelain veneers will rise?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
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I have broken and worn front teeth either from grinding or acid erosion over the years, and I am considering porcelain veneers. Given that the treatment is expensive, and that the veneers only last 5 to 10 years, is the cost of replacements likely to be comparable to the initial treatment ? My fear is that although I might be able to find the funds for the initial treatment, i could end up being locked into unaffordable treatments into my old age ?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I have a crown but would like to have my teeth whitened, what can I do?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
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Hi,
I’m 18 and have really bad teeth, they make me self conscious and insecure about my appearance. My front left tooth is a crown as I had an accident which broke my natural tooth. The tooth to the left of that is in bad shape, and possibly needs removing and a new one putting there. My teeth are also discoloured and this is a major issue for me these past couple of years. I haven’t tried any whitening products that you can buy etc because my crown matches the colour of the rest of my teeth so if I had them whitened then the crown right at the front would stand out. I just want to smile with confidence, and would like some advice on what I should do? Would it be possible to sort my teeth out in one day? because I don’t want to be walking around with even more dodgy looking teeth as I go to university and I would be really embarrassed. Hope you can offer my some advice. I am very self conscious about my smile. I am also very nervous!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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What is the best option for my worn front teeth?

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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I require a veneer to the top quarter of one of my front teeth. The enamel here has completely worn away. I am not presently looking for any further treatment. I have recently seen a dentist and other minor works required can wait until I can afford the cost. I cannot have the tooth whitening process as I have tried this and am allergic to it. Could you possibly offer an approximation of cost for a front tooth veneer? I am not sure if it is possible to cover just the affected top quarter of the tooth or if the whole tooth has to be covered? Thankyou


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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What is the recommended amount of enamel you can remove from a tooth for Invisalign treatment?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
Q.

Dr Hughes,

Could you please tell me what is recognised as the safe maximum amount of IPR per tooth?
I am getting Invisalign next month and to due to the fact that my teeth are protruding and I have crowding issues, to get the required result it appears I need to have .5mm taken off each side of my top teeth and .3mm off each side of my bottom teeth. Is there any risk to the long term health of my teeth?
Thanks


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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The cosmetic bonding on my front teeth has chipped, am I better off getting veneers?

Monday, November 28th, 2011
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I have bonding on my front four teeth because of poor orthodontic practices. Basically they remove the enamel from my teeth requiring me to have fillings but I wanted it to look nice so I bonded the front four recently. I just had one of them chip. Its minor, just the edge but in trying to not freak out about getting it fixed, I found a lot of people saying that it is really common for them to chip and that even if I get the chip replaced (which I have to, it has left a rough edge) it wont stay very well. Is this true? Veneers are very expensive and require a lot of commitment â seeing as you completely shave off your tooth to put it on. Will bonding at all work as a long term solution? I just need some advice please.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Will the prep work of veneers damage my teeth?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
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Hello. I would like to do no prep veneers, however I don’t know what are the risks? Can tooth deteriorate under them? Do you give any guarantees? Can bonding material cause damage? I think that maybe my teeth will need protection not only from front but also from back side, are there no prep veneers that cover tooth from back and front? Because I don’t want any level of tooth tissue to be removed.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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