Hello. Could you help me with something? I had a crown done on my front tooth. There was no metal involved. However, after 10 years or so, I started seeing my shaved, small tooth underneath and decided it was time to change it as I was unhappy with its appearance. I had it redone in the U.S. and they convinced me to do a crown to the one next to it to have an even and symmetric smile. the gum right above the first tooth is now turning grayish or dark blue. Why do you think this is happening and can it be fixed? Thank you
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When I was seventeen I saw a braces doctor and was told I could not get braces until I went to the dental hospital. I was told this was because I had a slanted jaw and the braces doctor would not be able to just proceed without fixing this. I’ve now been waiting for very long to get this done and I’m now nineteen. I told the surgery about this but no reply. Another braces doctor had a look and said I had no problems with my bite and thaat I would need to pay for braces even though I was seen at 17. He said he would refer me to another dental hospital. I can see the jaw is slanted and don’t really understand why they are saying it isn’t?
HI, i had a tooth extracted from each side of my mouth, these were different teeth of either side. I have had braces on for over 18 months now, and the gaps have are not closed, one the one side the gap is quite significant. I am a dancer, so having good teeth are quite important as i can’t work with the braces on. My orthodontist says that the gap is going to take a long time to close, but i cant have the braces on for any longer. My dentist is wondering why my orthodontist took my teeth out in the first place. so i was wondering if there was any way of filling the gaps on both sides, one side is larger than the other. I dot mind what happens as long as it isnt orthodontics, because i need a fast solution and have had braces on for long enough . Thanks
I was diagnosed with SLE and then developed advanced periodontal disease and bone loss. Can I receive NHS help?Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Hello Dr Shaffie. Can you please provide me with some guidance. I had gum disease which my dental practitioner was treating successfully at this point. I was then diagnosed with Systemic lupus erythematosus approximately three years ago, and was as a consequence put on Hydroxychloroquine and methotexrate. Since then my teeth have gotten to quite a bad condition with several loose and some missing. I have been told by my dentist that I have advanced periodontal disease and bone loss. I don’t know if I have the dental terminology right with that but I was hoping you would be able to let me know if I am able to receive financial help from the NHS for this problem or some other source to help fix my dental problems. I hope you are able to let me know and thank you.