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What Would You Suggest Is The Best Route To Go For When Straightening My Teeth?

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Q.

Do you offer finance for veneers? If so, I have been recommended by you but worried I may have to go down the brace route rather than veneers.

My left lateral incisor falls behind my other teeth, I’m confident my teeth are healthy and my left central incisor may be slightly in front of my others, which I if you look from a right profile they look perfect, but left I look like I have just one tooth missing. My top teeth all overlap my bottom except that one tooth. What would you suggest from this before a consultation?

Thanks.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
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I’ve Been Quoted £2,600 For Invisible Braces. Would That Cost Be About Right?

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Q.

Hello. I would like one of my lower front teeth to go back in line with the rest as it is indented. I have been told that I could wear an invisible brace (removable) for 6 month at a cost of £2,600. Would that cost be about right? Also, my husband has the same problem except his problem tooth is on the top set of teeth.  His tooth has protruded slightly more than usual over the last couple of months and so he too has been told that an invisible brace could be fitted and would solve the problem in 6 months at a cost of £2,600. Please give some advice. Thank you, Dr Shaffie.


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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 Had Conflicting Advice. Should I Get Implants Or A Cantilever Bridge?

Monday, November 11th, 2013
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My 7th right lower molar was done with RCT. But due to poor support of the crown capping they were misplaced twice. RCT was also not done properly due to prognosis being questionable. Now my doctor has advised me for an extraction due to the poor condition of the tooth. My 8th molar was already extracted 3 years back due to impaction. I am afraid that in absence of two molars that I will be unable chew food. Someone suggested a Cantilever bridge and someone said implant. what should I go for? I am confused, I hope you can advise me. Also is it necessary to go for any option after extraction? Can’t it be left as it is? 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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I Smashed A Tooth When I Was Younger, I Need Advice On How To Fix My Smile?

Friday, November 8th, 2013
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Hello, I fell down a concrete stair well and smashed my front tooth when I was 9. I have had a lot of work on my teeth over the years and braces as well I have been left with a large crown. That gets infected month after month.  My dentist gave me the option of a tooth on a palate or just take it out and leave a gap in the front of my mouth. I don’t want a gap and a palate would make me sick with the food getting stuck under it and my gum has turned purple and it is shrinking back from the front tooth, my 2 front teeth. Now I have an overbite, I have gaps now in all my upper front teeth due to the work over the year. I have asked for my teeth to be fixed or if not all at least my front crown, the dentist has told me that I would have to be referred and it’s a cost of £2000/£3000 just to get my front tooth sorted, I get NHS credits as well so I don’t pay. I have had to change my Dentist as they just keep giving me antibiotics every month, I don’t not know if the infections is coming off the crown and spreading in my mouth. I get puss filled lumps on the front of my gums and you can see them when I smile. I would just like someone to just help me I sick of the pain and the infections and I would just like a nice simple smile. Thank you so much if you can reply. 


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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 Suffer From Gum Disease And Gaps Are Appearing From Tartar Building Up. Would A Bridge Work For Me?

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr Shaffie, I have been told I have quite bad gum disease but I do clean and floss regular but have always suffered from bad gums and as a result I have widening gaps at the front top four teeth.

I am having cleaning to remove tartar and build up this coming week. I really want to get my smile back.

What are my options would a bridge be okay once the gum disease has been addressed? If so what’s the time frame for this type of procedure?

Thank you in advance for any information you can provide me with.


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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Hi, I Have Two Dental Implants Which Are Crumbling And Need To Come Out. What Should I Do?

Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Dear Dr Shaffie. I hope you can help me. I currently have two dental implants on the back lower teeth which are crumbling and need to come out. I really do not want to go through implants again as they are costly and the bridge I was told that I would have to have to have needs something going behind my lower teeth in order to connect and hold the bridge in place. Is there anything else I could have as an alternative? I am nervous that the material of the bridge would bother me and I would feel it constantly. Can they make something like a small denture to snap on is there, is there such a thing? 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 Have Recently Got A Removable Retainer After Wearing A Brace For Six Years. My Teeth Are Wobbly, Should I Be Worried?

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Hello Dr Shaffie, I’m wondering if you can help me. I had braces for six years and removed them about three years ago.  I had them removed and put in a permanent retainer (a wire behind my teeth). My bottom teeth shifted forward (Class III underbite) so they removed the retainer and gave me a removable retainer to wear for a few months. However, it makes me feel like my teeth are very wobbly and loose. Is this normal or should I be concerned? Is there any risk that my teeth are so weak they could fall off if I bite something too hard? Any information would be great, 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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Hello Doctor. My Sister Needs Braces Before Her Wedding. She Wants Ones Which Are Less Visible. What Treatment Would You Recommend?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Q.

Hello Doctor, hope you are well! I’m writing to you to know about treatment for overcrowded teeth for my sister (27 years old). She does not want to opt for metal braces as they are visible and will not give her a good look for her wedding.

Please suggest what procedure will be best for her and which is less painful, giving her better look as well.

How long would treatment go and how frequently would she need to see doctor once treatment commences. If you have any details of cost of treatment, that’ll be of great help to plan! Awaiting your response.

Cheers.


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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My Teeth Are Decaying For Some Reason And I Want To Know How Much It Will Cost To Fix Them As My Smile Says Who I Am?

Friday, October 25th, 2013
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Yes, I was wanting to know how much it would cost me to have all eight of my teeth implanted along with four of my smaller teeth towards the front and to have them straightened. My teeth are decaying for some reason and are becoming uneven and it is making my used to be beautiful smile, ugly. That’s why I want to know or an around about price to how much it would cost? My smile is everything at my job as I work retail, so please help me get my beautiful smile back. If I don’t have that I don’t feel whole because my smile says who I am. I really hope you can help me sort this out.


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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If I Send You My Dental X-Ray Photo, Can You Tell Me If My Overbite Can Be Fixed?

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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Hi, I was wondering if I sent you my dental X-ray, whether you could tell me if my overbite can be corrected? I have a deep overbite and I was wondering if it could be corrected in any way at all? With or without surgery. I just do not like having the overbite and I also lost a tooth and the filling came out of the same tooth because of it. I had a root canal years ago and had a crown and post put in and then that came out maybe because of my overbite as my bottom teeth were pushing right up towards it. I hope you can offer suggestions to help me fix my overbite problems.


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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