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my gums are shrinking and I want a confident smile

Saturday, June 28th, 2008
Q.
I am 57 years old and have shrinkage of the gums i have all my own teeth apart from a bridge at the bottom with 2 teeth on it .which i lost to loosening of the teeth hence gum shrinkage. would love a confident smile what can i do.

 


Dr Komal Suri

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Smile Design Dental
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Front teeth fractured in Africa my NHS veneers fallen off

Saturday, June 28th, 2008
Q.
Hi Dr. Suri, I am a 42 year old woman who due to a road traffic accident 18 years ago in Africa, had my front teeth fractured and weakened. About 3 years ago an NHS dentist was kind enough to restore my smile and began the long and scary process of vaneers, for which I was very grateful. Unfortuantly my vaneers are constantly falling off and breaking. It has now got to the point where I do not know where to turn next as I’m constantly driving an hours drive back and forth to fix a tooth only to be back in the dentists chair within weeks. I can see this is not going to get sorted out as I have tried to talk to the NHS dentist who obviously can only work within the NHS guidelines and budget! As I type this to you I have awful tooth ache as a vaneer has come off once again and I can only be seen mid July for a consultation ONLY! If you have any advice that you could give me to end this nightmare I would be very much appreciative. 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 I have veneers I am too embarrassed to see a dentist

Saturday, June 28th, 2008
Q.
On my front teeth i have fillings that are badly stained can i have veneers but im embarsed to go to see a dentist

 


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 would like teeth whitening but I am a smoker

Saturday, June 28th, 2008
Q.
Dear Dr Komal I would like to do a teeth whitening treatment. I would be grateful if you could answer the following two questions:1) I am a smoker, after whitening will I be prone to grey stains which will look worst than if I did not do the treatment?

2) I have a gum disease, is it possible to do whitening without having a problem? Thank you in advance for your advice.

 


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 chipped my front tooth and several crowns have fallen off the stump

Saturday, June 28th, 2008
Q.
Hi there, I chipped my front tooth some years ago and after various crowns falling off the ‘stump’ that was left, the stump rotted completely and was removed. It was replaced with a metal rod to which a crown veneer (?) is now attached. I am happy with the appearance of the tooth but the gum above the tooth has got progressively more discoloured over the years. I am concerned about this as I haven’t heard that this is normal and it is understandably bothering me as it is my front tooth and so visible to others. My NHS dentist informed me that the grey was in fact the top of the metal peg showing but I’m not sure if I believe this as the gum actually looks grey. Furthermore, i’m sure that it has changed colour- going from a pale grey to a darker grey over the past few years. My dentist also informed me that I was being too aggressve with my teeth brushing and that the reason you could see grey was because I had brushed the gum back and that I should stick to a more gentle, circular cleaning motion in order to reshape the gum. I tried this over a period of several months- in fact I am still following his advice, but I can see no change. I want to know whether this is a problem you have encountered before? And if there would be any cosmetic dentistry service available to remedy it?

 


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 have malocclusion will I need jaw surgery to put it right

Saturday, May 31st, 2008
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Hello. I would like some advice please? I am a 23 year old woman and i hadn’t been to the dentist for 10 years up until i went again when i was 19. There was nothing major that needed to be done – about 7 fillings due to tooth decay, but other than that, i was told my oral hygiene was good. My Dentist did however also tell me that i have malocclusion. She explained that this is where the teeth don’t join together correctly. My bottom row of teeth come out slightly. This has made me very self conscious about the way i look. I have spoken to my Dentist about it on a couple of occasions and i have expressed that i would like something done about it, but she kept putting me off by saying treatment would be too expensive and possibly unpleasant. I have found this quite disappointing so, could i please ask for your advice? I was told that surgery is probably what will put it right – the thought of having my bottom jaw-bone broken somewhat unsettles me but i also thought about braces… Could this also be a possibility to put it right? I would be most grateful if you could help as this is something i really want to have put right but i don’t know where to go to have this procedure done. I look forward to your response.

 


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 have 7 missing teeth can I have cosmetic dentistry

Saturday, May 31st, 2008
Q.
Hi can I have cosmetic dentistry even though i have 7 teeth missing at the top and 2 crowns


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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Is 70 years old too old to have botox and fillers

Saturday, May 31st, 2008
Q.
I am 70 years old,am i too old to have botox or fillers?A. I don’t think you ever too old.


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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My new denture is uncomfortable can I have one that is like my old one

Saturday, May 31st, 2008
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Dear Komal, I have just finished a series of dental treatments to replace a broken partial denture. My dentist recommended a metal frame denture.I found it so uncomfortable that i stopped wearing it and reverted to wearing my old broken one. I asked the dentist if I could just have a denture as identical to my old one as possible. It looked similar when it arrived but was also totally unwearable. The dentist assured me the bite was perfect, but i can’t wear either of them. The main difference i can see between my original denture and the new one is that the material used is so much thicker. my old denture was so comfortable i hardly knew it was there. So i have paid for two new dentures and can’t wear either of them.Is it possible to have a denture made that is identical to my old one?


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 have overcrowded front teeth will invisalign or veneers correct this

Saturday, May 31st, 2008
Q.
Hi. I have overcrowding on my top row teeth, just the front 6. This has made the front two forward, the next to either side pushed back and then the next two forward. I was wondering if invisalign would be suitable treatment, or if veneers could correct this.


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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