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I Have Teeth That Are Decayed And Many With Deep Amalgam Fillings. Would Dental Implants Work Better Than Bridges?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Hello Dr Gambroudes, I need some advice regarding what to do with my teeth please. I have two crowns at the top front that need replacing and these are next to the top right tooth which has broke off & the one on the other side is decayed. I have teeth that are decayed and I have many amalgam fillings some quite deep. I will need dentures or implants on the bottom back of my mouth to help me to chew now I’ve lost the ones there. On the top I am either going to need implants and bridges or just bridges. I’m not sure what will be the best to done. What do you believe to be the best?


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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I’m Thinking About Having Dental Implant Treatment In India. Which Qualification Does A Dentist Require To Undertake This?

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Hi Dr Gambroudes. I am 42 years old and I’m considering having implants and bridgework done. Is there a certain make or type of implant you would recommend that would last me at least 20 years? I am also thinking of going to India to have it done. What type of qualifications does a dentist need to undertake this treatment? Is there anywhere you could recommend and how long would the treatment take? Will a normal X-ray of my teeth be okay to send to a dentist so they can make some sort of plan? My dentist doesn’t have a cat scan or panoramic X-ray. Many thanks.


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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My Maryland Bridge Has Fallen Out Three Times Recently And I Would Like An Alternative Option?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Hello Dr Riten. I currently have a Maryland bridge which needs replacing as it keeps coming loose. This has happened to me on three occasions now and I am not willing to have this bridge cemented back in again. I would much prefer something more permanent than this. What options are available for gaps and missing teeth and what are they likely to cost? I have dental insurance so hopefully this will cover me for any costs. Thank you for listening, I hope to hear from you soon. 


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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My 3 Unit Bridge Has Been Poorly Fitted And Now My Gum Is Inflamed. How Should I Proceed?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I had 3 unit front teeth dental bridge done 4 years ago. I noticed that the gum is red above the abutment teeth. I am not sure when this started. My dentist says my bridge was poorly fitted hence the inflammation. He fitted a temporary bridge and said the inflammation would disappear but two weeks later it hasn’t. I also noticed that the crowns go deep into the gum line. I am afraid of receding gums due to this bridge. How should I proceed? Should I get a denture? Or should I opt for an implant? What should I do? Thanks.


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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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I Had A Milk Tooth Pulled Recently And A Small White Spot Has Appeared Within The Gum. Could This Be An Abscess?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I had a milk tooth pulled as it was loose and on the same day had a permanent bridge fitted (adhesive metal wing). It’s two days after the procedure and I have started to experience a pain whenever there is pressure, moreover, a small white painless spot has appeared within the gum above the artificial tooth. The pain is not that bad, more annoying. Do you think this could be bruising post insertion and extraction, or could it be the start of an abscess? It is now four days post procedure and I’d like some advice. Thank you for your time.


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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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I Have Been Considering Dental Implants But Find Them Costly? Could You Advise Me?

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel, I am 54 years old and an ex-smoker. My teeth are mostly bridges, and my question is: Could I have these replaced for a whiter, brighter smile? I have being considering implants so as to have something more permanent, but found them to be very costly. I do understand you can pay monthly which I am considering at a lesser cost to replacing what I already have. Could you advise me? Or do I need to see dentist? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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The Post Which Holds My Bridge Has Broken And Cemented In Place. Can This Post Be Replaced At The Same Location?

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. I have 3 teeth bridged in the front – top row. This bridge usually rest on 2 posts which were made by grinding the 1st and 3rd teeth. Last year the 1st post was found to be broken and dentist’s observation was that it does not project out of the bone. My dentist has temporarily fixed it with cement but I fear that it could become loose at any time.
Can this broken post be replaced by a new post implanted at the broken tooth/post location? If yes then please let me know the cost and also time duration for the treatment.

Thank you for your suggestion and also for your time.

Kind regards.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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The Tooth Which Anchors My Bridge Has Worn Away. Is There Anything That Can Be Done To Preserve The Entire Bridge?

Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Hi Marcus. I have a lower 3 tooth bridge. I have had it in place for over 20 years now and it recently became loose on one side. I had a recent X-ray and my dentist told me that the molar which is anchoring it in has lost a lot of tooth structure. This tooth already has a root canal on it. He said by the X-ray it looks like too much tooth has been lost and recommends leaving one tooth of the bridge in place and removing the other 3 crowns of the bridge as well as the molar that has decayed away. Have you ever seen this situation and is there anything else that can be done to preserve entire bridge? Thank you.


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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I Am Unhappy With My Temporary Bridge That I Have To Wear For Six Months. Can You Tell Me What To Do?

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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Hi Marcus. I got temporary bridges this year for upper and lower. I am very unhappy as the colour is really yellow and do not match my teeth, the metal shows on my upper and bottom teeth. I do not want to even smile with them in my mouth. I asked four different times when I would get my permanent teeth and now I’m being told six months. They did not clean my teeth before they pulled my others ones and when I ask when they are going to clean my teeth I was told it would cost me and extra £1,500. I want to know where I can go and get my teeth done the way they are supposed to be. I would to hear from you over any advice you could possibly give. Thank you.


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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Have You Ever Heard Of The Metal Wire Going Under The Gum After Dental Bridge Treatment? My Dentist Says It’s Normal.

Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Hello Andrew, I hope you can help. After completion of a dental bridge treatment, the wire which was connected to the false tooth went inside the gum after a few days. I started feeling pain occasionally. The dentist who performed the bridge said that this is normal but prescribed antibiotics and painkillers if pain persists and also advised to use fluoride toothpaste. Does the metal wire ever go inside the gum after few days? Have you heard of this before? Please advise me on my future course of action. Thank you.


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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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