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when i get my braces will they hurt

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
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When i get my braces will they hurt and then all have to get a retaner and my teeth whitening and a bridges and last but not laest veneers Im scared wiil it hurt and can you show me some picturs show me how you do it.thanks


Dr Komal Suri

Dr Komal Suri

Smile Design Dental
33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU
Web: www.smiledesigndental.co.uk  Tel: 01932 223 479

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can you treat bleeding gums

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
Q.
Hi Komal,I am looking for some sort of treatment for my bleeding gums.My gums bleed everytime I brush my teeth although its not painful. Also, I need to get my teeth pushed back (as I am buck-toothed) and I have been advised that I need to have my gums treated first.Can you pls advise how do I go about getting all this done and the costs involved.


Dr Komal Suri

Dr Komal Suri

Smile Design Dental
33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU
Web: www.smiledesigndental.co.uk  Tel: 01932 223 479

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broken tooth crowns and pain

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
Q.
On the top left side I believe my dentist said its tooth # 13, I broke and they had to remove the tooth. He told me that an implant wouldn’t be necessary and that best opt would be a bridge. He basically told me that he would shave the tooth behind, crown it and hook on the fake tooth in the missing spot. First time around, I had pain eating on my left side and I couldn’t sleep as I noticed my lower jaw was shifting adding pressure to my front top teeth. I went back and they had to redo the impression, said my bit was off. I found out that a bridge consisted of 3 teeth (crown the tooth behind and in front of missing tooth). I have no idea why he only shaved back tooth as I am still having problems. I’m suppose to go back tomorrow as I am having problems with the temps that were placed in. Hurts to eat on left side and again, can’t sleep on side as my lower jaw slides. What do you think is the problem? The tooth was pulled out last month…is it too late for me to get an implant and have them just crown the tooth they shaved down? I already paid $675 and still in pain. He told me that I may need a root canal but I think he messed up somewhere. How can you tell me you are going to give me a bridge and only shave one tooth? I now regret it since I just gave up a good tooth!


Dr Komal Suri

Dr Komal Suri

Smile Design Dental
33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU
Web: www.smiledesigndental.co.uk  Tel: 01932 223 479

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i want my front teeth filed down

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
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Hi! I have been thinking of getting my front 2 teeth filed down so they are more in line with the others. I cant really find much informaiton as to what it entails etc, how painfull it is and if there are any pitfalls as such by having it done. Is this something your practice can do?


Dr Komal Suri

Dr Komal Suri

Smile Design Dental
33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU
Web: www.smiledesigndental.co.uk  Tel: 01932 223 479

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should i have an onlay or crown

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
Q.
Hi – I have an existing cap on a molar (actually it may be an ‘onlay’, as it is essentially half a tooth than has been cemented on to the remaining half-molar, which is fully intact – i.e., has not been ground into a peg) which has just broken in half. The dentist I have just seen has recommended a crown – which would require drilling away the remaining healthy tooth base into a peg – rather than another onlay. However, I’d prefer the onlay as it requires less intervention, and no grinding of what is otherwise a healthy half-tooth. What is your view on the pros versus cons of the two approaches? Thanks!


Dr Komal Suri

Dr Komal Suri

Smile Design Dental
33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU
Web: www.smiledesigndental.co.uk  Tel: 01932 223 479

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I am 33 and still have a baby tooth

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
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Hello there, I am 33 and still have a baby tooth which is on the top left hand side, 2 away from my 2 front teeth. The adult tooth is above this and as far as I know sat in the correct position but has just never come down. I have started recently having a bit of tenderness in the gum and the tooth is a little painful, but nothing where I feel I have to take a painkiller. I am very worried now, as been reading that I will have to see a cosmetic dentist to either have the tooth pulled down by means of a brace and bracket contraption or have the 2 teeth removed and a false tooth fitted. Main concerns are, I am a single mum on benefits after my husband left me when my baby was born and could simply not afford to pay privately, and also at the age of 33 I am very upset at the thought of a brace. Would this procedure be done on the NHS and if so, what are the chances of me having both teeth removed and a false one in its place to avoid a brace? I have been reading that leaving the adult tooth in the gum can cause a multitude of problems the older you get and its really upsetting me and worrying me, whereas some websites suggest leaving the tooth well alone if there is nothing wrong with them as they “rarely cause problems”. Thank you very much for your time.


Dr Komal Suri

Dr Komal Suri

Smile Design Dental
33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU
Web: www.smiledesigndental.co.uk  Tel: 01932 223 479

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Im 21 and i hate my smile

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
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Hi, im 21 iand i hate my smile! my teeth are all horrible, ther crocked, stained and my top front teeth stick out! imy dream has always been to have a nice smile but i cant stand the thought of having braces as im already not very confident. is there only other way in which i could get my teeth inline and straight so they dont stick out. ive learnt to smile with out showing my teeth but i would love so much to have the biggest bright smile that i crave. many thanks.


Dr Komal Suri

Dr Komal Suri

Smile Design Dental
33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU
Web: www.smiledesigndental.co.uk  Tel: 01932 223 479

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I smoke and have gum disease can i have dental implants

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
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My two front teeth were crowned almost 29 years ago. Recently they are both giving me discomfort and incredibily loose. Not a good feeling. I a 59 years of age, I smoke and enjoy my white wine. I do have gum disease and a heart murmour. Is it possible to have implants?? OR what would you advise. I definitely do NOT want to have a plate. Many thanks.


Dr Komal Suri

Dr Komal Suri

Smile Design Dental
33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU
Web: www.smiledesigndental.co.uk  Tel: 01932 223 479

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I am extremely nervous and I do panic a lot

Friday, September 12th, 2008
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I am a very bad patient for a dentist I am extremely nervous and I do panic a lot, and because of this past dentists, I have had, rather than try to save my teeth removed them. I do have fillings in some back teeth but a lot of gaps and it is a little difficult to eat properly. I have not been to a dentist for five years because I dread it so much, I know that at least three back teeth are in trouble and have had a little tooth ache that has calmed down now but I really want to sort out my teeth, and don’t know where to go. I do not want dentures I want to be able to eat properly and I want to be able to talk and smile with a nice confident smile. I don’t think there is anything wrong with my front teeth but they could be whiter, I would like to know if I could find someone to take me on is there any way Gaps in the back of the mouth can be fitted with permanent tooth fittings rather than dentures and would it depend on the teeth you have left to attach any fitment to? also how expensive could that be? Hope you can help.


Dr Komal Suri

Dr Komal Suri

Smile Design Dental
33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU
Web: www.smiledesigndental.co.uk  Tel: 01932 223 479

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can you tell me the price for invisalign

Friday, September 12th, 2008
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Thanks Komal for answering to my query about veeners. I had gone my dental check up done so doctor here suggested instaed for veeners to go for invisalign. If you can let me the approx price for that. thanks


Dr Komal Suri

Dr Komal Suri

Smile Design Dental
33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU
Web: www.smiledesigndental.co.uk  Tel: 01932 223 479

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