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Dentist has recommended clear fixed braces for my irregular bite, but could I instead have something like veneers or crowns?

Friday, October 22nd, 2010
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i am writing hoping you can give me some advise. i have visited an orthodontic dentist and they have the recommended the following treatment for me. This is what i was told i have an irregularity of the top teeth and irregularity of the bottom teeth. when the teeth bite together the top front teeth are prominent than average this called an increased overjet. My overjet is 5mm. The vertical overlap of the front teeth is increased. The top front teeth are centred and the bottom front teeth are across to the right. The side teeth do not mesh together perfectly. My examination of the jaw shap shows the bottom jaw is smaller than average such that in profile the chin is slightly receding. X rays confirmed that i have a number of missing teeth. The x ray also shows that the upper right second preomalr is impacted and unerupted. I can have fixed clear braces for the best results but would like to know if there is alternative treatment like veneers crowns etc,

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Can be treated for bruxism through my doctor?

Friday, May 14th, 2010
Q.
I have been diagnosed with Bruxism and wanted to know if I can be treated for this through my doctor as I am concerned about the cost and feel that it is having an impact on my overall health as I am in pain all the time and am losing sleep.,

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I’m petrified of the dentist but I need to have my teeth fixed, please help!

Friday, May 14th, 2010
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I am petrified of the dentist, ever since 1971 when the dentist took out back tooth without any medication. I am now embarrassed with a front broken nearly black tooth, I have paid nearly £90.00 in cancellation fees, I need to get it done, I get to the doors and panic and turn away, i cry for ages before I get to the office. HELP HELP I Have three broken teeth, several gaps. HELP HELP,

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Can I have dental veneers done if i have tooth decay?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
Q.
hi,just wondering if you can help me.im looking to have my teeth veneered,only 2 of them.you see i want them doing because i have slight decay to the front of the 2 teeth.would i still be able to get them done because of the decay or not?thabkyou for your time,i look forward to hearing from you.,

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Dr Justin Glaister

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I had dental bridges and crowns done in India, what is the best method of cleaning them?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
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i have had crowns and bridges done in india , can you advise me on the best method of cleaning them and what toothpaste is best food getting lodge between the teeth is my one concern . and i still do have a bit of sensitivity .,

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Dr Justin Glaister

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Should I find a dentist who is part of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
Q.
I have recently moved to a new city and would like to find a reputable cosmetic dentist. Should I only select someone who is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists,or, just select at randomn from the Yellow Pages? I don’t have much money for various consultations.,

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Dr Justin Glaister

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Is this typical of what I would expect to pay for the braces?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
Q.
I have just had a consultation at a dental clinic in the City regarding having my teeth straightened. I have prominent front teeth, in particular one to the side of my middle teeth, and was recommended traditional fixed braces for 18 months with a permanent retention wire at the back of the teeth permanently afterwards. I was quoted £3,800 for the treatment which seemed rather a lot. Is this typical of what I would expect to pay and is the permanent retainer necessary (I hadn’t expected this)? I look forward to hearing from you.,

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Dr Justin Glaister

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Are there any significant dangers of having your wisdom teeth extracted?

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
Q.
i am due to have my top wisdom tooth extracted due to recurring symptoms of pericoronitis.i am very worried as i have been told by friends the procedure is dangerous as the tooth is linked to the brain nerves.could you tell me if there are any significant dangers or side effects?,

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Dr Justin Glaister

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How much would one back tooth implant cost?

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
Q.
Hello Justin I had a back tooth removed last week, which had broken in half. The original treatment should have been root canal treatment, but the dentist advised removing the tooth and having an implant fitted. I had treatment under sedation, as I’m phobic of dental treatment and suffer anxiety. My question is, was this the correct way forward and how much should one back tooth implant cost. Many thanks.
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I can’t afford dental crowns, can I make the filling last instead?

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
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I have cracked my number 12’s I believe that is what the dentist called them I jhave made an appt. fo june 5th, I can not afford crowns so will the filling last as long as I take csare of my teeth,

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