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Can I have my overbite corrected within a month?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Im really unconfortable with my smile and have no conference I have an over bite my top jaw comes more forward and is not in line with my bottom jaw and my teeth are crowded and push inwards and my smile is not wide at all i would love a straight wide smile.I am willing to pay whatever cost but was wandering if they can be fixed within a month using any procedure? Using cosmetic surgery , veneers any thing possible to give me a complete smile makeover


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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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What is the best method for correcting spaces between my central incisors and canine teeth?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Hello doctor, I wondered if you could help me? Firstly I don’t have my lateral incisor teeth (they never appeared) and secondly I have gaps between my central incisors and canine teeth (gaps evenly spread). I don’t want any gaps anymore I’m 39 and would like this resolved as quickly as possible as it is getting me down  – what would you say is the best method to get this resolved – veneers/bridge/crowns – and an approximate cost would be great. And how long the process would take for example would it be 4 weeks or 6 months? Thank you for your advice in advance, I just need a general idea. 


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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 have just had 4 teeth removed, how long do I have to wait to receive dental implants?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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how long do I have to wait after an exraction to have dental implants. I had four teeth removed about a month age and I would really like to have some implants as I can not cope with a denture. My tongue is now covered with small ulcers which I am using an appropriate mouth wash but I was told to keep the denture in place which is really uncomfortable. Most of my back teeth are now missing which means eating is a real problem for me. I was given a partial upper denture which I cannot wear because it makes me gag and a partial lower denture which is causing the ulcers on my tongue. I was told that I have to persevere with the dentures but I can not handle it. I am very aware of my teeth and am becoming very depressed over the lack of my back teeth. I have had 7 crowns put onto my front teeth but I have had a lower front tooth extraced hence the denture. Please can you help or give me advice what to do. I live in Aberdeen. 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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Could my tooth be re-built in order to receive a dental crown?

Friday, August 31st, 2012
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Hello there, a molar crown that I had fitted some years ago has come out and the top part of the tooth underneath has broken away, leaving the rest of the tooth flat at the gum level. My dentist does not think it possible to build up the tooth in order to fit a new crown, and my options appear to be to have the tooth removed, do nothing, or have an implant (which I cannot afford). There is no tooth behind this broken tooth. Are there any other options? Is there any way of building up the tooth so that a new crown could be fitted?


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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The brace I am using is not closing the gap in my upper teeth, would I be suitable for a dental implant instead?

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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Hi. I am 16 years old and i will be 17 in october. Dental implants have been suggested for me due to the fact that my braces are not closing the gap between my upper left teeth.I start work in september, so braces are not really an option for me anymore. How many millimetres does the gap have to be to qualify for a dental implant? How much is a consultation and can you get them on the NHS? What circumstances do you have to be under to qualify for dental implants on the NHS? Do you think I’d qualify for them? Thanks for your help! :)


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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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Should I have my veneers replaced or go ahead with brace treatment instead?

Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Hi, I was hoping for some advice regarding the replacement of veneers. I have had veneers since I was 11 – I had 2 fitted to my lateral incisors as they were tiny and pointed, and I then had 2 more fitted at about 12/13 to my canine teeth for a similar reason. Although it was a definite improvement, I was never particularly happy with them, and had them replaced at 18. This set have been slightly better but I’m now nearly 26 and am still not entirely happy. I’ve always felt my canine teeth are too prominent, and my incisors too small. I think I had teeth removed when I was younger as the canines were growing above, and although they moved back roughly into place, I never had braces to sort them (and what I think is a slight overbite from years of thumb sucking!) out. I feel they face towards the front too much and stick out from the line of my other teeth (I am constantly faffing with them), and the small size of the adjacent teeth only makes them more prominent. I also feel I’d like my teeth to be slightly whiter – I consulted my dentist about this but she advised me that my teeth are already fairly light and I would only get a few shades whiter with a bleaching treatment, which might not be worth it. However, I’m not really after “Hollywood white” teeth, I just feel that because I have very pale skin, my teeth can have a tendency to look a little yellow and I’d like them to look a bit brighter. I suppose my main question is whether it would be worth looking into having replacement veneers and whitening at this stage – if I had new veneers applied to my 6 front teeth at the top, might it be likely to give a more unified look? Or do I need to resort to something like braces to realign the canines before I consider having them replaced? At this age, I’m not much keen on that idea, but at the same time I don’t want to spend a lot of money on veneers and still be unhappy. I realise this is probably a long winded and difficult question to answer without seeing my teeth, and to be honest, I haven’t seen the teeth under my veneers for so long, I don’t know how much is down to the tooth alignment, and how much is down to the size of the veneers. I’m just looking for some advice on the best course of action, which my Denplan dentist seems a bit reluctant to offer me. I recently chipped quite a large piece off one of my veneers and she wouldn’t even consider replacing it. I am considering changing over to a more cosmetic based dental practice, but am hoping to know what my options might be beforehand. Hope you can help, and apologies for the long message. Thanks.


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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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A part of my tooth has broken off, can I still have a crown?

Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Hi there iv just had the first stage of root canal on the left lower side of my mouth 4th tooth from the front, iv got a temporary filling in at the moment untill me next appointment in 1 week iv been careful in trying not to eat that side and being carfull also when I brush, but this morning about 1/4 of the tooth broke off on the inside it is a very small part but I am slightly worried that it will have to be removed even though I’m sure that’s not the case I would like to be reassured, will I still be able to get a crown fitted even though a small part broke off and shall I try to get my appointment moved forward instead of leaving it another week I don’t eat more to fall of, iv had root canal befor but this problem didn’t ocoure ? Thank you for your 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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Can you please provide me with as much information as you can about Lumineer treatment?

Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Hello i have been looking to find a dentist that is able to fit one veneer to my front tooth. It has given me many years of insecurities and I am eager to do something about it now. The only problem i have is due awful experiences as a child i can no longer have injections in the mouth. I have opted for sedation via another dentist than my own but i have just discovered lumineers and your clinic has come up that it offers such a service. Could i have as much information as you can possibly give about this e.t.c pain? what is involved and how much this would cost? 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 am in agony with my teeth and painkillers are not helping, what should I do?

Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Hello Doctor. Do you have any idea what could be causing me to be in such pain? I have had pain in my teeth for 2 weeks on and off but now it’s getting so bad that pain killers are not even working and it’s stopping me sleeping it is also giving me a head ache. I have tried using pain killers but they are now not working at all, which is causing me worry. I have also been using bonjela but this is only taking away the pain for a short while is there anything that I can do to help or stop the pain? as it’s beginning to affect my work and sleep pattern. 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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I have a large gap in between my two front teeth, how can I get this fixed?

Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Hello there, i have a problem with my teeth jaw and i would really like your advice please! i have been wearing a michigan splint for few months but i see no change . my front teeth are pushing forward , i grind my teeth in sleep and some times the jaw locks ..Worse still i have a big gap between my front teeth & the front teeth are big ..also i have one cannine tooth missing ( naturally and i feel very frustrated . 1- can i close the gap? get a brigde as im wearing a denture with one tooth?? and how much do i have to pay? im willing to pay for the treatment although the Denture i have was got on NHS AS IM OUT OF WORK AND NOW A CAREER. please help!! 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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