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Is there a way that I can have smile widened?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
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Hi, I am currently almost finished having orthodontic treatment, my teeth are straight but I would like a wider smile.. showing more teeth.. the roof of my mouth is narrow..is it possible to still achieve this? My braces are supposed to be coming off in a month. Also.. as your a jaw expert, my jaw is really really clicky and doesnt seem to track up and down properly, also I have a habit of clicking it in and out on one side, if I dont it feels really tight, is this bad? Im worried about getting arthritis. I have had this since I was a child.. Im now 26. Thanks ever so much for your time.,

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Can I get implants done on NHS to replace uncomfortable dentures?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
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I have recently recieved dentures to fill the gaps in missing teeth but these are causing problems. They are uncomfortable to the point of painful and impair my speech. Although I have most of my front teeth left it is hard to chew food properly. As I have colitus it puts my digestive system under more pressure to digest the semi-chewed food. Because I am unemployed I am wondering if it is possible to implants done on the nhs. I would be greatful for your reply.,

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What treatment can I have to replace old looking bridge?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
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Hello Dr Glaister, I have had the same bridge on my bottom front teeth for about 15 years (It’s a Maryland bridge). When I had it done it was the best thing ever and improved my confidence but now it’s really looking dated and too obvious. What I was wondering is, do you have to change a bridge after a few years? Also I would like to have this bridge removed and placed with some thing more up to date because I know cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in the last 15 years! Would dental implants be best? What would you suggest? This has bothered me for many years but I have done nothing about it but this summer I have my sisters wedding coming up and would really like to do something finally.,

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Dr Justin Glaister

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Should I have to cover cost of cracked crown that looks bad?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
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Hi, I just began seeing this dentist who was going to put a porcelain crown on one of my molars. She told me to bite down to get it in place and the porcelain cracked. She told me that it is because my bite is unusually strong. I felt like I was being careful. She said the lab would cover the cost since it happened at her office but that they would only cover it once. The next crown was porcelain fused around one side of a metal crown for cosmetic purposes. She told me to bite down and I was being careful but then she said I even chipped the porcelain on that crown. She said it didnt really matter since it was metal underneath. When she tried to remove it, it took her about 20-30 minutes to remove it. She was banging and jerking all over it. She finally got it off and then cemented it in place. The fit is good but the pocelain is totally chewed up and looks bad. I was wondering if this is a common issue with crowns/dentists or if the dentist should cover the cost of a new crown since the lab won’t. I paid $1100 for the crown and it just doesnt seem ethical to leave such a chewed up crown in place.,

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Dr Justin Glaister

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Can I have braces without the need for jaw surgery?

Friday, February 19th, 2010
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i really want to have braces but the problem is that i have a bite problem and my dentist said i have to have a jaw operation which is a major and i dont want to undergo for the operation. can i still wear braces without having an operation?,

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Is breastfeeding okay after teeth whitening?

Friday, February 19th, 2010
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hi i just got my teeth whitened in house whitening three 10min sessions with the laser in the dentist. i am breastfeeding my 3month old…the dentist knew i had just had a baby and am BFing…is it safe to BF now? i got a burn on my lip afterwards like a blister on my bottom lip and am now paranoid that the bleach could have got into my system.thanks,

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Dr Justin Glaister

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Can braces be used to close tooth gaps?

Friday, February 19th, 2010
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i have perfectly straight teeth but i am a little sensitive about my smile because i have a gap between my teeth, is there any other option to close gaps besides braces,

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Dr Justin Glaister

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Can I have maryland bridge for front tooth?

Friday, February 19th, 2010
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HI. I HAVE TWO FRONT TEETH ON A METAL FRAME DENTURE THAT CLIPS ONTO THE SIDE/BACK TEETH. IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A MARYLAND BRIDGE OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF DENTISTRY TO PUT BACK THE FRONT TEETH OTHER THAN IMPLANTS. THANK YOU,

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Can Inman Aligner lose tooth gap?

Friday, February 19th, 2010
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Hello, I payed a visit to a cosmetic dentist in Bristol today for a consultation on my teeth. I have a gap in my front two teeth of 4.4mm wide. They said that the Inman Aligner maybe be able to close this. When they use the word “maybe” this puts doubts in my mind that the gap can be closed. I know you cant give me a 100% correct answer to my question without seeing my teeth, but have you experienced gaps of this size being closed using the Inman Aligner. Thanks for your help.,

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Dr Justin Glaister

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Can I get treatment for teeth replacement on finance?

Thursday, February 18th, 2010
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im a 26 yr old man i have very bad teeth for my age, i also have the biggest fear of dentists. i need alot of work done on both top and bottom of mouth on top id say i need five teeth replaced and three or four put back in. the bottom is not so bad but still needs work. can i get this on finance?? and what would be my options.. i have a young family and would like my children to be able to look up to me,

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Dr Justin Glaister

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