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Is It Possible To Have Dental Implants After Valve Surgery?

Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Q.

Hi Mark

I would like to  know if after undergoing surgery for an Aiortic valve replacement in 2007,  Would it be possible to have tooth implants fitted? ( it would perhaps be six implants altogether in all )
I am currently taking warfarin to keep my blood thin due to a mechanical valve being fitted.

Please let me know if these implants would be possible, and if not what would you say is the best solution to my problems?

Kind regards in advance for any advice you may have on this matter.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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2 Days After My Root Canal Treatment And I Can’t Bite Down, Is This Normal?

Monday, August 12th, 2013
Q.

Hi Mark, I have recently had a root canal that did not bother me at all. I just had another one that is right next to the first one. It did have pain in it before the root canal. It is 2 days after the root canal and it feels like the inside is tender and if I bite down on it ( even a little bit ) it feels like the rods are being pushed. During the procedure it felt as if the doctor pushed past the canal. Could this be why it has some pain? If so should i be worried and call the doctor? If this is normal how long will it last? I’m not sure what I should do and I don’t want to pester my dentist as he is a very busy man! It just doesn’t feel the same as it did last time. Any help would be great, thank you for your time. Regards. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’m 21-Years-Old, Can The NHS Help Close The Gaps In My Teeth?

Monday, August 12th, 2013
Q.

Hi, I am 21 year old female and I have always had gappy teeth for as long as i can remember, and because of this i spend most of my time trying to hide them.I rarely have them on show or smile in pictures. It has been a problem for years and I feel as I am getting older it is preventing me from doing a lot I things. I was wondering if this is something which generally has to be paid for in full or something which the the NHS could help with? I never received any braces as a youngster as they were never given to me as an option and I’m desperate to sort them out now, I’m getting older and just want a nice smile. I’m not asking for much am I? Thank you for your time, I really hope you can suggest something for me. 


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Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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How Can A ‘Deep Bite’ Be Treated Correctly?

Monday, August 12th, 2013
Q.

Hi Andrew. I’m hoping you can help me. You see, I have, what my private dentist calls a ‘deep’ or ‘traumatic’ bite which is causing me all sorts of problems such as bone shrinkage (front bottom, not extensive) leading to loosening of teeth , broken and chipped teeth and receding gums. They don’t , however, seem to have any answers!
I don’t want dentures if it can be helped and I guess implants would be a problem due to bone shrinkage (and cost). Any ideas what could help me. It’s a problem that’s really getting to me know and as I said causing a number of big problems. If my dentist can’t help me right now then I don’t know  who can! I haven’t been referred to anyone either. Any ideas for me? Big thanks! 


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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 Implants To Keep My Dentures In Place, Through The NHS?

Monday, August 12th, 2013
Q.

I have no teeth at all. I have lost them through poor hygiene after many years of depression and after being hassled to get them sorted I went to the local dentist only to have them all removed and replaced with dentures. I have been trying these for a while now and every time I wear them I get serious headaches up through my temple areas and across my fore head. I understand that using them takes patience and practice but no matter what product I use I still can’t eat any food with them in. as a result I haven’t been able to eat any solid food since I had them done. I understand also that you cannot have them on the nhs, only in certain circumstances. I am hopeful though that maybe you can advice me on my best course of action, whether or not I can have a minimum number of implants that will help secure these things so I can try to eat solid food again. The food problem is the most important thing for me at the moment but I also haven’t been able to leave my home since having them as it is causing me more problems than just not eating. I am desperate for any help/advice you can share with me. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Have Been Bullied For Years Because I Have A Large Chin, Please Help!

Friday, August 9th, 2013
Q.

Hi, I’m 32 years old and have suffered with real confidence issues since my school days due to a large chin I’ve been called every name under the sun. School was horrible, I would literally walk through the gates and be called the most awful things and this continued outside of it too. It has since made me feel very self conscious and as a result I’m a very introvert person and don’t say two words to anyone for fear that they’ll start mocking me too. I just wish I had heard about jaw surgery before I also have very crowded teeth and an overbite which also doesn’t help, looking back this is something I definitely feel should have been an option for me when I was younger

What would be my options now and who should I speak to about it?
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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My Dentist Had To Remove My White Filling As It Was Causing Too Much Pain, What Are My Options Now?

Friday, August 9th, 2013
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Hello Dr Moore, I had to get fillings at Christmas. One of them was my left upper molar, which was a white filling but was sensitive and I had almost like a shooting pain. So my dentist took the white filling out and used a putty type clay but although its a tiny hole I hate it what can I get done to fill up the whole thing so it looks like a molar again? Also i have staining in the groves of 2 molars but again my dentist said drilling would be involved and I really do not want any more teeth drilled into as I look after my teeth! I like them.just to be perfect basically but without having to go through any unnecessary pain procedures. Any feedback would be great and thank you ever so much 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 Long Would It Take To Open A 4mm Space, In Order To Receive A Dental Implant?

Friday, August 9th, 2013
Q.

Hi there, when i was 12 i had braces to open up a space. This space had to be opened up in order to compensate for my missing lateral incisors which had to be replaced with dental implants. Now i am 18 and have been told there is not enough space in the roots to place the actual dental implant and I have been advised to have even more orthodontic treatment, i am just wondering if the braces how long it would take to open up roughly 4mm of space for dental implants to be placed? This work is taking forever, I just want it finished!! I feel like my whole life is on hold! Anyway, thank you very much for your help in advance. – See more at: http://www.cosmeticdentistryguide.co.uk/blog/can-braces-be-placed-over-an-already-existing-maryland-bridge/#sthash.LDK3WyWa.dpuf


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My NHS Dentist Has Recommended Gold Crowns, What Are The Alternatives Available To Me?

Friday, August 9th, 2013
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Hi I’m writing in because I am 52 and have always grinded my teeth a bit so consequently my teeth have worn down and now I have difficulty chewing without it hurting. I have also told that I also need root canal treatment on one tooth. Unfortunately the NHS have only offered me gold teeth fillings as an option but I really do not want to end up with a mouth full of gold, I just don’t think it will look very nice.I think they’ve offered gold because it’s a strong material isn’t it? And it’ll be suitable for what I need as my teeth have become rather week from the grinding over the years.Would implants be an option for this sort of complaint? I think it’s probably just 4 teeth that actually need fixing? Thanks for your time any help will be great. 


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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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Can Cosmetic Bonding Be Carried Out On The Whole Smile?

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Q.

Hi, I recently chipped my upper right front tooth. My local dentist has now seen to it using a bonding agent and the appearance of my tooth is great, exactly the same as before. But now it has got me thinking of using the same thing for the rest of my teeth to improve the overall appearance. I have slight gaps between a few of my upper teeth which does leave me quite paranoid. Would you recommend bonding on the rest of the teeth? I’m just slightly worried that I’ll have to keep having the treatment replaced and that I’ll have to lose a lot of tooth structure.  I think it would be better if all my teeth matched up perfectly too as the new bonding is slightly brighter than the rest of my teeth but only I can notice it. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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