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Is Bonding Useful For Closing A 4mm Gap Between My Two Front Teeth?

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
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Hi,

I have a 4mm gap between my two front teeth and I am looking at getting it fixed. All of the rest of my teeth are fine and I have no other gaps at all. My teeth are also perfectly straight. Would bonding be possible here or is the gap too large? I don’t want veneers because I don’t want to lose any of my natural tooth structure. I really want the gap closing and bonding seems to be the best way from what I have read but as I said I’m unsure of the procedure and if it would be suitable for me. I would just love a general idea or if there’s anything else you can suggest? That would also be great. I would just like an idea so I can gather the funds to have this fixed once and for all. Many thanks.


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Can Braces Be Placed Over An Already Existing Maryland Bridge?

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
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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 can be placed over the maryland bridge i currently have and also 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.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My New Dentist Told Me That I Still Have A Baby Tooth Present, Why Wasn’t This Mentioned To Me Before?

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
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Hi,
I have been for a routine check up this morning and my new dentist has noticed I still have a baby tooth (2 along from my front teeth). I am 31 and have regular 6 monthly check ups. This has never been mentioned to me before. He said it may last another 4-5 years and at the point where it comes out I will need to have the adult tooth removed from the roof of my mouth and an implant placing. Is this something you have seen before and is it something I should have done at my local dentist as opposed to a specialist practice such as yours?
Many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Dentist Has Recommended Air Flow, What Is This? And How Will It Improve My Veneers?

Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Hi, I wondered if you could help me with an issue? I am sixty years old and have had my front teeth done with veneers which are old now. Now I’m going off the colour of them. But having recently been made redundant I can’t afford to have them replaced .I visited my Nhs dentist today and he recommended something called Air flow. Im not sure what that is. Would that help or shall I have them removed altogether? .I really don’t know what to do .As we have moved to Devon now as my old dentist who did them is in Hampshire so I can’t go back there .And I’m now really ashamed of my teeth so I hide them a lot. Can you please advise me on the matter. I don’t know who to turn to. Thank you in advance. 


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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How Can I Make My Large Front Teeth Look Smaller?

Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Hi
I have quite large front teeth which are fine but my gums are receding quite a lot which i revealing more and more tooth. I know ways to slow down the gum receding but am looking for permanent ways to make my front teeth look smaller. Could they perhaps be removed and replaced with false ones or perhaps a bridge would work? I don’t particularly want proper false teeth just ones that are slightly smaller.
Not sure if this is even possible but would appreciate your comments on the matter. Many thanks for your time.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’m Not Happy With My Implant Crown, Can My Dentist Correct It Free Of Charge?

Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Hi, about a year ago I had a crown replaced which looked great and I was really happy with. After about three months I was in considerable pain and was told that my root had fractured and that I would now lose my tooth. I was given the option of a denture, bridge or implant. I decided to go with the implant as I felt this would be more beneficial. My other front tooth was always very slightly set back from my crown (naturally) and very slightly discoloured from the rest of my teeth and it was always my intention to have a veneer or crown on this one too in order to give myself a straighter smile. I went ahead and had the implant then my dentist went on maternity leave. Another dentist took over and did the impressions for my implant crown and at the time I informed her that I was going to have some sort of work on the one next to it done when my original dentist came back. When my crown came back and was fitted I noticed it stuck out quite a lot from my other teeth and much further than my original crown had. Where my other teeth come straight down, this one kicks out. I also have no bite at all on this tooth now. When I queried this I was told that it is preferred that you don’t have any bite on an implant at all and because I was going to have work done on the tooth next to it, it allowed them to change the shape of my tooth. I was never asked nor agreed to changing of the shape of my tooth. She told me it looked great and said I’d get used to it.

I was going to wait until my original dentist came back from maternity leave before having any work done on the front tooth next to it but decided that I couldn’t wait as the new ‘sticky out’ implant made the one next to it seem even further in so I went back and saw the dentist who did the implant. She is now saying that rather than cut away at the healthy tooth next to it and fit a crown that she would rather fit a veneer instead but that this won’t bring the tooth in line with the implant. I have two options now, I can either accept that since my implant sticks out so far and I have a veneer that I will never have straight teeth or, I can have my other tooth crowned to bring it in line with my sticky out implant and have two sticky out teeth!! I feel that the problem is with the implant crown but my dentist doesn’t see this. She says that I notice it because I’m aware of it but no one else does!! I really hate my teeth now but I’m loathe to pay again to replace the crown. Is there any way that I can insist on them correcting the crown on the implant free of charge? Am now wishing I had just gone for a bridge instead as my temporary one (done by my original dentist) looked much more natural.


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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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How Can I Have Teeth Like Marilyn Monroe?

Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Hi I am desperate to have veneers but cannot afford porcelain , would composite ones be the next best thing or should i go for the snap on smile ? I really need to get my teeth sorted as I have been asked if I want to be a Marilyn Monroe look a like ! Having my teeth done would make all the difference . What do you charge for composite veneers ? I would need 6 veneers for the top teeth only and the gum line on one tooth trimming . Could you give me an estimate of cost please ? I also need them brightening up a little Thanks, any information you can give me will be extremely helpful. I want to know how much it is all likely to cost before I book a consultation. Thank you again! 


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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How Much Would The Inman Aligner Cost To Fix Two Front Teeth?

Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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Hi Dr Moore. I was just wondering how much the Inman Aligner would cost to correct my two front teeth? My two front teeth are starting to move inward and creating a large gap between my teeth. I wanted to know if the invisalign or inman aligner would be more appropriate? The gap just started approximately 3 years ago and wasn’t sure what the cause was. I am obviously looking for the most cost effective option, but not worried about the length of time. I hope you can advise me something as I’m beginning to get really down with this issue now, as I said I don’t even know what caused it in the first place and I am not sure where to even begin. I’m in the London area anyway, if you could recommend someone that can help? Many 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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There Is A Gap In Between My Two Front Teeth Which Is Getting Bigger, Please Help!

Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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Hi Dr Hughes, I’ll just get straight to it! I have a gap in between my top front two teeth, i can fit my tongue in it and it seems to be getting bigger! i think!
when i shut my teeth together is seems to be as i can only describe it as tight feeling.

i have been getting very low about it, and have started to cover my month when i smile, sometimes I try not smiling at all!!!

So i would like to do something about it.

would like to no the steps on going to getting this sorted? Would I have to go down the route of orthodontics? Or is this something that fixed by means of general dentistry? I’m not sure who I should speak to about this so any help you can provide me with will be very appreciated. Thanks for your time. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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If I Invested In Implant Supported Dentures Could I Still Play My Saxophone?

Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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Hi Dr Patel, I just wondered if you could advise me on something? It looks like my lower teeth cannot be saved. The uppers have already been gone for 4 years, and a recent bout with chemotherapy has advanced the decay in my lowers. The only thing I could possibly afford would be mini-implant supported removable dentures. The upper dentures have already ruined my career as a saxophone player — do you think the solution will allow me to play? When done properly, it shouldn’t put any more pressure on the teeth than chewing nuts, for instance? Can you please advise me, I don’t want my career to be in ruins too, I’m not sure what route to turn down. Thanks in advance. 


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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