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Should I have veeners replaced due to receding gums?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
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Hi, I had veneers put on my top 8 teeth about 8 years ago. Over time my gums have receded a bit and there is a visible line between my gum and where the veneer hits my tooth, one of them being a little bit dark. Only on my two front teeth though. I really don’t want to have them replaced at this time if I don’t have to. Is it possible to use white composite to fill the gaps? Will it hurt my dental health if I don’t have them replaced now? I’ve also read that they tend to “pop off” after you’ve had them replaced. Need unbiased advice on whether I should have them replaced or not. Thanks!!,

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Dentures feel really uncomfortable but what can be done?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Q.
Hi there i have had top and bottom dentures since the age of 19 and am now 38. I have never had a set that actually fit properly. i recently lost a bit of weight and my dentures were too loose so i went to my dentist on the nhs and got a new set made which are unsuitable. She then made another set which are even worse ie bite feels all wrong, constant ulcers and sores on the bottom gum. She now says there is nothing else she can do for me. I cant even eat with the bottom set in. I am at my wits end and feel so frustrated. Do u have any ideas on where i can go next as i am constantly suffering. I really do hope you can advise me.,

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Dentures make me gag. Are there any alternatives?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Q.
Hi I have new dentures,but the plate makes me gag i dont think i will get use to it,what alternitive have i.,

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Why am I getting pain in tooth even though I had root canal treatment?

Monday, March 1st, 2010
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i recently had a filling done on my front tooth, but because it was too infected had to have root canal. its been 4 months since this and am getting pain forming on this tooth, why do you rhink i am fetting this pain, espacially as root canal has been performed,

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Can toothy smile be fixed?

Monday, March 1st, 2010
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I have a very toothy smile. It has always bothered me and now more than ever it is really making me feel self consciuos. I think the problem is that my front 4-6 teeth are quite long and therefore make my smile look very toothy. is there anything than can be done for this and what would the procedure cost.,

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I am scared that tooth will fall out – what can be done?

Friday, February 26th, 2010
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hi there, i am 23, i have all of my adult teeth except one, one of the front ones 4 across. the adult tooth is sideways in my gum aparently. its caused me no problems until now and im really worried. at the very top of the tooth theres a small hole which ive noticed for about a week or so now…. the tooth is wobbling very slightly and im so worried its going to fall out. im getting married in 3 months. what can i do? help please?,

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Do you have any advice about getting my teeth whitened?

Friday, February 26th, 2010
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Hello doctor, I am a teenager of 15 years of age and I have neglected my teeth for a few years since maybe the age of 7 or 8 where I only brushed once a day or once every other day and I am ashamed to say that I have only just started to think about doing something about it. This has caused stains on my teeth from a young age which have never gone which leads me to fear that these stains are maybe quite deep. I have started an oral hygiene regime in which I’m using Arm and Hammer Advanced Whitening toothpaste and Plax Mouthwash. My question is therefore, do you have any advice or information concerning what I can do to get my teeth healthier and whiter (especially!) and any specific products that would help my teeth stains disappear? Thanks.,

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Is it possible to have lost enamel replaced?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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my teeth are in really bad condition and i have lost most of my top set along the sides through grinding in my sleep.im struggling to chew properly and have been using the two front ones for most of it.now the enamel on my front two teeth has started to break down and im worried these two are going are going to snap now.is there a way to replace the enamel with something else or will i need to dentures or implants?im 33 and dont even smile now because its noticable.i only ask about replacing the enamel as money is extremely tight at the moment and the cost of dentures or implants is totally beyond me yet i still dont qualify for nhs dentistry.any suggestions you have would be extremely appreciated.many thanks,

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What are the benefits of implants?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Q.
what are the benefits of implants which are available to replace missing teeth?,

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Is it okay that I took off braces myself?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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i took my brace off my self and i was woundering if my teeth will go back to they way they was, i still have gaps where i got teeth taken out how do i get a retainer to keep them in shape?,

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