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I’ve got gaps, missing teeth and damage from gum disease, are veneers a good option?

Friday, March 25th, 2011
Q.

I have some black gaps either side if my upper 4’s. I have no 3’s as they erupted late and were removed. Thre is some recession buccally too so the tooth looks like a 3 which is fine but i hate the black spaces which is a result of past perio disease from when i smoked. I have good oral health now and I have heard about guided tissue regeneration. The papillae is still present but has lost the knife edge shape. Can a specialist in this field help or do i have to opt for a bulky vaneer?


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I don’t like my my dentures, I would prefer screw ins, how much would they cost?

Friday, March 25th, 2011
Q.

I have just got new dentures after having all my teeth out but I dont like them, I would prefer screw ins. What would be the cost?


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I am 25 and I wear a denture, it’s really embarrassing, are there other options?

Friday, March 25th, 2011
Q.

am 25 year old an i wear a denture which is really embarrassing and has killed my confident. i was hoping to know is there anything that can be done to get a more permanent whiter good set of teeth rather than wearing and taking out my denture. if there is what procedure is it called and what can be done please. hoping to do my teeth by summer before my avertising fashion PR work begans.


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My teeth are in bad condition, I am considering cosmetic dentistry but don’t know where to start, any advice?

Friday, March 25th, 2011
Q.

I am considering cosmetic dental treatment and need to understand precisely what it is I am looking for. My teeth have never been particularly strong despite regular brushing and flossing and I am now almost in despair. I have 1 crown that had just snapped, one back tooth that needs to be removed, a further root canal that has yet to be crowned and a number of large fillings that I am certain will not last too much longer. I really want to know if implants are the way forward or what else I can do to salvage my remaining teeth!!! Dare I say I have a mortal fear of the dentist and almost feel embarassed to visit given my current situation, please help!!!!


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Is a fixed or removable denture better?

Friday, March 25th, 2011
Q.

i am 58yrs w/o diseas
which denture is better
fixed(not removable)
or
removable considering all the points


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Recommend a UK dentist for LANAP to treat chronic periodontitis?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Q.

Good Morning

I have develop periodontitis and I have a couple of lose teeth. I have been looking into LANAP laser surgery however I am unable to find anyone in the UK who can do this or how much it will cost? If you could give me some help it would be appreciated.

Thanks


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I have a cavity that formed under a crown that was installed less than 6 months ago. Is this normal or was the dentist negligent?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Q.

I have a cavity that formed under a crown that was installed less than 6 months ago. Is this normal or was the dentist negligent?


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Can I get dental implants fitted on the NHS?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Q.

Could I get implants on the NHS?
I have had to have 13 rear teeth/gold crowns removed due to treatment for throat cancer.
I have tried dentures but continually gag on them. Gaging also causes a problem with heartburn – I have a hiatus hernia.
There is also a problem with lack of saliva which I treat with rubbing Biotene Oral Balance Gel on my gums, but can’t with dentures in.
Would be grateful for your advice.


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My dentist says my front treeth are too loose to crown, what can I do?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Q.

my 6 front teeth need crowning ,but my dentist NHS says they are to loose but they dont feel 1 bit loose to me they are quite solid apart from fillings and stained is this correct thank you dr julian


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Can I whiten my teeth despite having calcium deposits?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Q.

Hi, My teeth have slightly moved after having braces when I was younger, I was considering to get invisalign braces. However I have calcium deposits on my teeth and would like a bright white smile.
I am too scared for veneers, but is there anything else stronger maybe then tooth whitening that would ensure all of the teeth are white? I looked up and seen composite bonding, would that work? Thank you for your help.


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