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Why are my teeth eroding and what can I do?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Hello,
I’m afraid the enamel on my front two teeth is eroding. I had braces for two years, and during this time, my teeth did not have that “clear” appearance on the bottom. Once I got my braces off, I noticed that my front two teeth were becoming clear. Since then, I have not been drinking soda and other acidic beverages. However, one of my front teeth has been chipping. Just tiny chips, but it still concerns me. Are my teeth chipping because of weak enamel? I do not eat very hard/crunchy foods, and I do not grind my teeth. I am only 15, and I take very good care of my teeth (I brush/floss twice a day, use mouthwash, etc). I do not want to get composite put onto my front two teeth because it must be replaced every few years and enamel must be removed in order for the composite to stick. I do not want to get veneers/crowns either, because they require shaving down the tooth. What should I do in order to improve the appearance of my “clear” front teeth, and perhaps strengthen the enamel?
Thanks!


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My gums have become swollen after cosmetic bonding, what can I do?

Monday, June 13th, 2011
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Hello Dr Moore
I had cosmetic bonding done 6 days ago to close minor gaps between the front teeth. Soon after that The gum tissue in one spot (Behind the two front teeth on the lingual side) swelled up and became painful. I went back to my dentist, he cleaned the surface where he applied the bonding material, which was painful, and gave me chlorhexidine rinse to rinse three times a day. There is some improvement but the area is still swallen and painful. My dentist said that if it does not get better he will need to do even deeper cleaning with local anesthesia. Things are not making sense to me. Why do I need deep cleaning after cosmetic bonding? What’s your opinion?
Thank you for your time


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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What is the best option for whitening my discoloured, sensitive teeth?

Monday, June 6th, 2011
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Dear Doctor,

I have discolored teeth and would like to have this corrected. I have already tried the more widely available teeth whitening strips but my teeth became very sensitive soon after so I had to stop using them. I also developed a very thin, white vertical line down one of my front teeth and thought that the enamel had been damaged by the strips.

I feel from this experience that a professional laser whitening system would not suit me. I am reluctant to get veneers because I feel it is too invasive to natural teeth.

I have heard of cosmetic bonding and was wondering if this was an option to whiten teeth. Some sources say that bonding can only be used to correct smaller stains, but some suggest that it can be used to whiten the entire tooth.

Please could you tell me if cosmetic bonding is suitable for tooth whitening, Thank You.


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Is cosmetic bonding the best option for my teeth?

Monday, June 6th, 2011
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Hello Dr. Sunita Verma i just have a quick question about bonding. I am 15 years old and i just have gotten my canines replaced because i was missing my upper laterals, so they made my canines that replaced my laterals look like laterals but i still have my baby canines that have never fallen out and (they are my 3rd teeth from my centrals) and my dentist said eventually they will fall out. What would be my options if they do fall out? Also i have a minor gap in my two front teeth. What would be the cost to bond those together and make them longer? or what do you think is my best option with my situation? Thank you for your time and hopefully hear back with a response :)


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
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My daughter’s bridge keeps falling out, what are our options?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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Hello Doctor, I have a question I hope you can help with.

My daughter had her teeth adjusted by an orthodontist because some of her teeth never came in. The adjustment left a gap in her front teeth that the her dentist filled with a bonded bridge. The bridge has now fallen out 3 times over the past 4 months. Although the dentist has thus far reattached it without charge, I am sure it won’t continue and could not afford to continually have it reattached. Is this normal or should I be looking for another dentist?

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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

What is the best treatment for my chipped tooth, veneers or lumineers?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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Hi I have a front upper tooth chipped (a nip underneath when I was hit with a stick many years ago- only mentioning this in case you think I don’t look after my teeth) I have had it repaired with something that was bonded onto it although it still shows a hair crack line where the join is barely visible unless seen close up. Would it be better to have a veneer or a crown as regards longetivity and if so how much will it cost? Also out of interest are there any technological advances better than lumineer or other long term solutions I heard a while back in the papers that a technique was being innovated whereby a whole tooth could be re-grown somehow. Many Thanks!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I have slanted front teeth but cannot have braces because of my baby tooth.

Friday, May 27th, 2011
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hi there, i just wanted some information from you. my front two teeth are slanty because i have a baby tooth which cannot be removed because my dentist said that if they put braces on me then that baby tooth may fall out because a lot of pressure will come on to it, and there is no other big tooth behind it. so i just wanted to know if you could do anything to them to make them straight?or if you can straighten my teeth and make my baby tooth look bigger? and how much would this cost? thanks


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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A gap between my front teeth really hurts, what should I do?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011
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Hi there, one of my front teeth has caused a little gap, that is hurting my gums and when food gets stuck it bleeds. I had braces when i was a teen. I dont nderstand why this has happened. I am not sure what to do I was thking of geeting feelings in between my teeth the gap is causing my gums to hurt so badly. would u give me any other alternative? I really need this gap to close Plus I am a student I
can afford expensive treatment. How much would tooth feeling cost its not a massive gap its small in between two of my teeth. ts causing a lot of irritation in my gums. please reply. Thank you for your time.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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One tooth is smaller than the others, what can I do?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011
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Hi, I am 19 y.o. and I have an adult canine in the place of my right lateral incisor, where the permanent teeth is actually missing. In the place where the permanent canine should be, I still have the deciduous / baby canine. It doesn’t look too bad, although sometimes I think it looks a bit like a “vampire”. Another problem is that the deciduous tooth is always getting smaller, although it’s still healthy. What is the best to do? What are my options? I don’t wanna go through a long orthodontic tratment as I’m about to enter college. Thanks for your support!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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What is the best way to close a gap between front teeth?

Monday, May 16th, 2011
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hi I have had a gap inbetween my front two teeth since they came through I find them them really uncomfortable to smile with and just dont feel happy in myself because I know they are there. I have asked many dentists I have had if I can get them filled in or something or other and all of them have said to me I cant. from what I can see on this website that you can truthfly and a few people I know have had this procedure.
Also what would the cost be for this.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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