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How much would it be for a consultation and treatment?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
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Hi Dr Sunita, I have quite a long question. I have always had trouble with my teeth from a young age from trama to my front two teeth having fell on to concrete steps to bad eating habits causing rotting and holes and fillings. I have an overbite and overcrowding. I would like to have straight white teeth all my fillings made white and maybe veneers over the two front teeth where I’ve had trauma. How much would a conslutation be and could I pay in installments and coud you guess how long it would take, how often I’d have to come back for treatment etc. Thank you,


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Dr Sunita Verma

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311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
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I need implants to replace my missing teeth, but I am worried about the cost

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Q.

Hi,
I’ve been researching dental implants and I’d love to be able to get them. I have bad teeth, partly because I haven’t looked after them enough and also due to a psychological disorder (dismorphophobia caused me to brush my teeth 20 – 40 times per day in my teens/early 20’s).

Also, when I was very young, I had an accident causing the top front 4 teeth to crack and have had crowns since around age 10 – the dysmorphophobia condition stems from this.

These 4 teeth and 2 others next to the canine on the left side of the upper jaw are where I’d like implants (as soon as possible, I’d like more on the other side of the same row later).

My main question is about the cost – can the 4 teeth be replaced with 2 implants, with the other 2 teeth replaced with 1 implant along with bridges?

I don’t have good credit, so will be taking out an expensive loan to pay for the treatment, so I’d like to know if the above proposal is a reasonable request (rather than 1 implant per tooth), and one which would be a lasting solution.

Many thanks for your time.


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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I have had white spots on my teeth since I was little, can I do anything about them?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
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I have two white spots on my front two teeth. I’ve had them ever since my permanent teeth grew in, so they are not due to wearing braces or anything. I would really like to get rid of these white spots. I’ve tried crest whitestrips at home and they do help to make my teeth whiter and they do help blend them a little but I feel like I need to use the strips continuously but I do not wish to damage my teeth. So, I was wondering if there were any methods of doing so at the dentist which aren’t that costly.I’ve heard of microabrasion.. Is that a good option for me? What would be the cost of doing microabrasion on two teeth? And also, do you think these spots are too deep to be rid of? I do not know why I got these spots in the first place. Advice would be much appreciated.


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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My gums are black and tearing away from my tooth, what should I do?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
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hello,

A part of my gums have gone black and have teared away from my tooth. it is hanging on by a small part and bleeds whenever I touch it. It does not hurt but is very noticeable and annoying to say the least. The part that is black is numb and I sam thinking of cutting it to get rid of it as I am very conscious of this. I do have gum disease I know this and have not been to the dentist for many years and a few of my teeth have broken. I am finding it difficult to find the courage to go to a dentist because I am embarrased by the way I have neglected my teeth but I am geting to a point where I dont think I have much time left to correct or help the problem, I would very much like your opinnion on whst I should do next.

Many thanks 


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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Broken smile? Enter the Cosmetic Dentistry Guide’s £10,000 Smile Makeover Competition

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
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hello there doctor sunita. I was just wondering if you could help me in my problem that I have For a while now i have been very paranoid about the way my teeth look because they are all full of tooth gaps and have chips out of them and they actually get me really down at times i hate smiling because they look horrible , i was thinking of having dental veneers done but i couldnt afford them so i was wondering if there is any chance i could have them done on the nhs or even have some of the bill payed for me. I am twenty two years old and work part time so if you could help me in any way that would be great thank you


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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My fixed retainer is hurting, what could be the cause of this?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
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Dear Dr. Verma

Near the end of my treatment, a bonded retainer was permanently attached to my lower teeth from canine to canine two decades ago. I never had any problems with it until recently. A few days ago, I went to a dentist for a regular cleaning. After the scaling, I noticed that there was some discomfort between my lower two front teeth – it felt like there was something stuck in between there. I addressed this issue with the dentist, but she cannot find the reason for my discomfort, and she also claimed she did not damage my wire.

It has been three days since my cleaning, and I am now experiencing some mild soreness around the retainer area (ie. the same type of tightness one would feel when a wire is changed on one’s braces), especially near the left canine and the neighbouring incisor. Chewing gum and eating vegetables is a bit painful. I cannot find any damage, but is it possible for my wire to have been bent during cleaning? Has this ever happen to other patients of yours, and if so, what was done about it? Can an orthodontist, who has never seen me before, know if my bonded retainer is damaged or not? Or, can there be a different reason for my symptoms?

(For clarification: the wire is held in place by a dop of glue on each tooth)

Thank you for taking the time out to read my email. I am a bit anxious at the moment since I do not want my teeth to become misaligned again. I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely, 


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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I am pregnant and suffering from gum disease, what should I do?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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I am two mths pregnant and just found out i have gum disease, and i am losing the bone in my teeth,my dentist says i have lost about 40% so farwhich sounds like alot to me, my gums are bleeding everytime i brush, how do i go about treating this disease without it harming my baby, and will the bone loss to my teeth be permanant? could u tell me how i would have developed gum disease and is it treatable


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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My teeth are in a very bad condition, can you help?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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hi..i have not attended a dentist for around 19 yrs after a very bad experience and a horrible dentist. I have lost my smile as two of my teeth are rotten at the front,many of my other teeth at back top and bottom are decayed down to the gum. i am starting at university soon and need my smile…it is making me self conscious and i dnt like kissing my husband anymore…my breath is also starting to smell..i am so embarassed what can i do or is it too late for my teeth.i need someone to understand and help me.thankyou.


dr sunita verma

Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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Will cosmetic bonding or veneers be better for the treatment of my daughter’s teeth?

Thursday, August 11th, 2011
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my 13 year old daughter has just had brace removed and has been told by our old dentist she could have vaneers ,as she has had problem with many of her front teeth the bottom of her teeth are thicker and yellow ,and children can be really cruel to her ,she brushed her teeth twice a day but kids say she just dont brush ,would you think bonding would be a better choice ??? I have done a bit of research and she is going to see a local dentist tomorrow and she has got her hopes up that they will do something to help her ,i really feel for her because she has had this problem since her second teeth have come through so i am really eager for this problem to be solved at this very sensitive age


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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Bruxism has ruined my once perfect teeth, what can I do?

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
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Hi,

When I was in my teens I was told I had perfect teeth. However, I have developed bruxism. I’m not sure when it happened but I became aware that it was affecting teeth about 4 years ago, I am 27 now. My two front teeth have worn down and I now never smile with my teeth as I am embaressed about my teeth. I visited my dentist a year ago having tried to ignore it for a few years. I was told that there was nothing I could do but get a mouth guard. I’ve been using over the counter mouth guards now for a year, but I don’t want to have to do that for the rest of my life and I also like to have my teeth fixed as I think they look so short, they are now not connecting with my bottom teeth I have noticed recently. I’m thinking of visit my doctor to see if he could refer me to anyone. Could you please offer any advice as it is really affecting my confidence and everyday life.

Thanks


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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