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Hi Mark. Can A Cantilever Bridge Could Successfully Fit Onto Two Implants?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Hi Mark. Can a cantilever bridge be fitted onto 2 implants successfully? The 2nd tooth crown I have becomes loose constantly and screws into the implant fracture. I think this is due to forces exerted on the implants which are on the top jaw next to the front teeth as there isn’t a tooth at the back and both sides of the upper jaw that rests on a tooth on the bottom jaw so my bite rests behind the teeth at the front. Do you think an extra tooth built into a cantilever bridge should correct this?


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Dr Mark Hughes

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Do You Know Why My Dentist Refuses To Give Me A Bridge Instead Of A Partial Denture?

Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I had a tooth removed which was crowned because of an on-going infection and I have a crowned tooth one side and a soon to be crowned tooth the other side. Do you know why my dentist refuses to use a bridge rather than a partial denture? I have looked at implants but I have osteoporosis in the family and I’m unsure. Both my dentist and my hygienist have said it would be unsuitable but I was hoping for a bridge. Thank you for getting in touch.


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I’m Missing Two Teeth In My Lower Jaw As My Permanent Teeth Didn’t Come Through. How Can I Close This Gap?

Friday, July 4th, 2014
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Hello Andrew. I’m missing 2 teeth in my lower jaw at the front but the gap I have can take only one implant.  If I place one tooth above the implant it leads to gap between the teeth. What can I do to reduce the gap? For me no permanent teeth have grown, after the milk teeth came through I didn’t get my permanent teeth. I got my treatment in dental college. They said I could have only one single tooth implant otherwise you go for bridge technique. I look forward to hearing your reply.


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Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Have Had A Maryland Bridge For 8 Years But The Bond Keeps Failing Now. What Should I Do?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes. I have had my Maryland bridge in for about 8 years. The bond tends to fail usually after 2 to 3 years but I always have it refitted. It normally takes about 15 to 20 minutes to refit. This would include removal of any cement from the adjacent teeth and the Maryland bridge wings. It failed again 3 weeks ago and was refitted in just 5 minutes, it failed after 5 days, refitted again and now failed after 3 days. Again only 5 minutes was spent in the chair. Can you tell me what prep is usual in refitting the Maryland? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Brush, Floss And Use Mouthwash Regularly But My Remaining Teeth Are Coming Loose. What Can I Do?

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore. I worry a lot over my teeth. I brush, floss and use mouthwash regularly. I have a denture on the top and I’ve a partial denture on the bottom set but some of the teeth that are left, I seem to be losing. I also have black gums at the top of bridge on the gums. I’m looking into giving up smoking but have started to cut down. What can I do? I’m scared the teeth I have will fall out. My bottom denture is fine on its my own but the two teeth in the middle that are becoming loose. Do you have any advice for me? Thank you.


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I Have Had A Root Canal On A Crowned Tooth. Would It Be Possible To Get A Bridge For Two Teeth Or Would I Need Dental Implants?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Hi Mark, I have been to the dentist and been told I need to have a root canal on a crown I had years ago which has never worked and he is not sure how much tooth is left, also the tooth next to it is not in a great condition, the top is completely crumbled but he might be able to save it to crown. The cost is too much to have the work done on both so my other option is to have them both out. Not sure what to do other than that though. Would I be able to get a bridge for two teeth or would I need to get implants? Also how much money would that be?
Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Husbands New Bridge Has Fallen Out After 5 Weeks. Surely This Shouldn’t Happen?

Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Hi Mark. My husband had a Maryland bridge fitted to replace another bridge he had fitted by an army dentist almost thirty years ago, (this one had started to become loose after 26 years) for his 2 upper front teeth, how should this be priced? By the unit the 2 teeth are attached to or per tooth? Also the new bridge has also fallen out after 5 weeks, surely this shouldn’t happen and his dentist is refusing to replace it unless he pays again. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Is It Possible To Have A Two Unit Bridge By Using A Small Molar As Support? I Have A Missing Tooth.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Dear Dentist. I have a missing tooth with a (hopefully) healthy small molar on one side of the gap and an old crown that I would not like to be fiddled with on the other side of the gap.
Is it possible to have a two unit bridge to fill this gap by using just the small molar as support? I do not like the sound of a Maryland Bridge but would a Cantilever Bridge be possible in my case?

Thank you very much for any information you may have.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What Treatment Would I Need To Move My Teeth Into The Correct Position?

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I don’t like the fact that I have a gap between three of my teeth at the bottom. I spoke to a friend who’s a dentist and they said I would need to move a big tooth at the back plus two smaller ones to the left of the front teeth. Is it possible to get an approximate cost or an idea of what possible treatments I would need to consider? Thank you for your time and expertise. I look forward to your response. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Had A New Bridge Put In And Whenever I Chew It Hurts. The Temporary One Worked Better. Can I Have It Changed Back?

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Hello. I had a root canal done on the lower ring molar and they put the new bridge in. Now chewing and eating on the right side hurts, do you have any suggestions to stop the pain? I believe it’s in the molar where I had the root canal on. The bridge was too high and my dentist was grinding down on my upper bridge and then on the bottom. I been back 3 times and it’s better now. I still feel pain in when I chew on that side and the temporary one seemed like it was a better bridge. Is there any way I could change it back? Thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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