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What can I do to sort out my teeth?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Q.

3 months ago lost top front crown, had root removed, have a temp plate , which i hate , but the dentist cannot do a bridge yet until my teeth built up due to my bite, had the top done today , like concrete blobs behind my top teeth , i go back in 2 wks for the bottom , i then have to wait a further 2 months for a bridge . nightmare ! what i would love is my teeth whitened, as they are orange ! i also have 2 veneers at the top,which would have to come off .what can i do ! thank you.


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Can I get Implants from the NHS?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Q.

I can only afford nhs and dont qualify for any free treetment My dentist says that my double top tooth has a crack and must come out the root is ok and I have no pain why cant I have an implant screw built up and capped Please advise ? I dont want any more teeth taken out and not replaced.


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what is the basic teeth whitening method?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Q.

sir what is basic clinical methouds of teeth whitening in clinic.thanks 4 that


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What options do I have after finishing orthodontics?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Q.

Hi i have had quite extensive dental work done in the past ie. operation, braces….to pull down my canine teeth which lasted for over 3 years.

My problem is i still have gaps between my canines and first premolars and i think it looks terrible, is there any cosmetic work i can have done to make them look better?


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Why do my gums bleed everytime I brush?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Q.

my teeth have been bleeding when i brush them, its happened for years now. whats the cause


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How much would it cost to treat gum disease?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Q.

how much would it cost to treat gum disease?

I brush for 2-3 minutes a day with an electric toothbrush and use Corsadyl moutwash each time.I have only recently started flossing.

My two front bottom teeth are white with a tint of yellow round the edge and have receeded ALOT to the point I’m worrying. All my teeth are becoming sore.

Any idea’s of what treatment I’d need and how much?

thanks


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I’m not sure whether to opt for a root canal or tooth extraction, what do you think?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Q.

hello
I have been visiting a dentist for months who said i had sensitive teeth, and was told to use toothpaste, however the pain became so bad that i had to call the emergency services.

I went back to the practice and was seen by another dentist (private)who said the tooth had to be pull due to having an abcess. I became tearful because they seem to just want to pull your teeth.
The dentist relieved the pain after approx 1 hour by opening the abcess and dressing the tooth.
He then said an RCT((UL6) was required at £550 and the earliest this could be done was march. Since then the same tooth broke to the gum line, it was refilled and now I am in pain again.
I have also discussed having implants to replace the missing teeth but will now than likely be looking else where for this

Should i continue with the rct of just have the tooth extracted?
I look forward to your reply

thank you


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Could I get gum recontouring and teeth whitening done in one go?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Q.

Hi I have had braces for two years and am about to get them removed. I have a ‘gummy smile’ though and I was just wondering if while wearing a retainer (obviously I could remove it during the surgery!) could I have gum contouring done? Also I would like to have my teeth whitened by laser. So could I have my teeth whitened and gum contouring done in the same surgery so I can be under general anasthetic? Thanks so much this will improve my confidence drastically!


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Are Veneers applied individually or in concert?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Q.

the veneer should fit one by one, or ca nattached togrther and fit in one long sole veneer?

A.
They are seperate

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Can I offer teeth whitening at my salon

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Q.

i’d like to know, if i want to have in my salon with hairdressing and beauty therapy teeth whitening as well, do i need any special licence? or just have a dentist is enough?
thank you.


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