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My Husband Has Chipped His Bridge And Had To Wait Awhile For It To Be Repaired. What Other Options Are Available?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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Hi Dr Shaffie. My husband has a bridge on his front teeth. One of them chipped on the bottom right side corner. He has had a hard time getting an appointment and when he did, he was told he could only get dentures or implants. They had him come back the following week, then only cleaned the teeth. The next appointment was for some kind of temporary repair, isn’t for another month. Can’t the chip be fixed? What are the other options and what kind of price are we talking about? He isn’t having a lot of pain, however it makes him very self conscious and he wants to get it taken care of as soon as possible. Thank you for your time and your advice.


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I Have An Infection In My Gum And Need My Tooth Removed. What Would The General Cost Be?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Hello Dr Shaffie. I have just lost an upper post crown which I have had for around 15 years or so, the tooth had been loose, and I couldn’t get an appointment with my dentist for a whole week, I have since had an infection in the gum resulting in the need for antibiotics. I have been told by my dentist that the remaining tooth {I think it’s the root} needs to be removed. What would the general cost be to have a tooth fitted on a plate? I am at the minute undecided whether or not to just leave the gap. Thank you, your answer would really help me out as I’m unsure what to do.


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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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My Husband Has Suffered Bad Dentistry And Has Lost Teeth As A Result. Would He Be A Suitable Candidate For Implants?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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My husband is 55 and has had very bad experiences with dentists resulting over time in his teeth being removed, bad cosmetic dentistry etc. The result is that he has very few teeth of his own left and a variety of bad caps/coverings etc. Before that he had a lovely smile and is now very self conscious and is desperate to get his smile back, but is very nervous about going to the dentist and ashamed about the condition of his teeth. What treatments would be available to him? Would he be a suitable candidate for implants? If so what is the price range for this work?
Thank you.


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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 Teeth Which Need Are Yellow And Rotten At The Bottom. I Need To Know How To Fix This As It’s Making Me Unhappy?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Hi Dr Shaffie. I am 53 years old and my teeth have been getting me down for going on 25 years now. They’re very yellow and some are rotten at the bottom. My dentist says there is nothing I can do about it, so I don’t go no more. I am unable to have a relationship or get a job, because I have to talk with my mouth shut, or turn away from people when I speak. I have tried many products on the market. ie, smile for you, but nothing works. I would love to just be able to relax an speak and smile with people. I am desperately unhappy and would hope that you could advise me where I could go to get treatment for this. I am unemployed so money is very tight. desperately waiting for a reply from you. Thank you.


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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 Chipped A Front Tooth A Few Years Back. Should I Have The Other One Reshaped?

Monday, November 25th, 2013
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Hello Dr Shaffie. I chipped one of my front teeth a few years back now but the tooth I chipped has always been longer than the one next to it. Do you think I could I get some sort of reshaping to make it the same length as the one next to it? If so how much do you think would it cost? I need about 2 mm taken of the tooth so its the same length. The part of the tooth that is chipped is now the same length as the other teeth, so the reshaping would also have to match the chip. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer me.


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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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How Old Do You Have To Be To Get Veneers? I’d Like To Close The Gaps In My Teeth.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Hi Dr Shaffie, I just want to know how old do you have to be to have veneers and do you have to get them done at your own dentist or can you have them done anywhere? Do they also cover big gaps? because I have a really big gap in my teeth and I want to get rid of it because I always cover my mouth when I speak and hide my teeth, but I’m only 16 and somebody told me I can’t have them at this age, also how long do they take to have done? Or is there any other way to hind gaps/get rid of them? I hope you can help me, and thank you for any advice in advance.


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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’ve Been Wondering What The Best Way Is To Fix The Gaps Between My Front Teeth?

Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Hello Dr Shaffie. I’m 19 years old and I have two big front teeth with a gap between them and I’ve been wondering what the best way to fix them? I want to make them smaller and close the gap because it’s really irritating me, especially when I smile or laugh. My other problem is that I have dental caries, which used to be one tooth but now I have three teeth with large holes in them. I also have holes between my teeth and I’m asking if I want to do a filling. How does the dentist reach the places between the teeth? Hope to hear from you and receive your advice.


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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Hello, I Have Severely Crooked Teeth, But I’m Terrified And Don’t Know Where To Start. Is It Possible To Be Knocked Out For All Appointments?

Friday, November 15th, 2013
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Hello, I am 29 year old female, with severely crooked teeth, heavy smoking has created severely tar stained teeth, recess gums, periodontal problems etc. I had a bad experience and am now terrified of going but my bottom four front teeth are feeling a little loose and my incisors have twisted back from my wisdom teeth beginning to show through, it is destroying my life, but I’m so terrified I don’t know where to start, and can’t really afford major surgeries which I know I need.
What kind of treatment plan would you give if I was a patient of yours and is it possible to be knocked out for all appointments? Thank you x


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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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Is There Any Way Of Finding Help With The Cost Of Veneers? My Veneers Are Discoloured And I’d Like Them Changed.

Friday, November 15th, 2013
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Hello, Dr Shaffie. I am trying to find the cheapest way of having my discoloured veneers replaced. 5 on the front top set. I am so unhappy that they are all slightly different colours because they have been replaced at different times. Do any dentists put offers on?
I suffered from bulimia for many years and the bottom teeth are all eroded. I am not a person who has loads of money! Can you please advise me who would help me. Thanks I look forward to hearing from 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’m Worried By My Worn Down Teeth, My Dentist Doesn’t Think Crowns Are Suitable. What Can I Do?

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
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My upper back teeth are worn down and I’ve never had crowns fitted.  My dentist won’t address my concerns and said to leave
them as they are. I’m 43 years
old. My lower teeth are
capped and I have a denture on the other side. The advice given is to leave them for another year. I think the lack of length of the teeth
on both upper back set will be too short to address with crowns.
Due to immune problems with my health for many years and allergies
to foods, my teeth have suffered as
a result. I look forward to receiving your advice.


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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