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Can I Get a Refund on a Crown That Looks Wrong?

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Good morning. I recently had a crown done on my front tooth as it was becoming grey in colour due to a root canal. I had the root canal over a year ago and it hasn’t given me any trouble since then but the aesthetic look of it was declining. The crown is horrible – the colour is wrong and the tooth was filed down too much on the end so it is shorter than my other front tooth – I also have a minor lisp now. It doesn’t look like my tooth. I also don’t know if I am within my rights to get a refund as the tooth is so wrong. I’m terrified I am now stuck with a horrible looking tooth, what can i do?


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Dr Mark Hughes

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What Procedure is Best for Shortening Teeth?

Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Hi. The size of my front two teeth are a bit big and I want to shorten them to have a better smile. Can you give me suggestions about what cosmetic surgery I should go for? I feel the front teeth are a bit outwards too. I don’t know the terms to explain but in simple terms I’ve got big front teeth and I have small lips so when I smile I don’t look quite good. I am 30 years old. How much will it cost, and how long will it last? Thanks. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Which is the Best Option: Post Crown or Maryland Bridge?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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I have fractured one of my lateral incisors along the gum line, which I had root treatment for approximately 10 years ago. I visited my regular dentist who has advised me to wait until the tooth breaks off and then he will probably be able to fit a post crown providing the root is OK. I visited a private dentist for a second opinion, who has advised that I have the tooth extracted and consider having a Maryland bridge or an implant fitted. I am totally confused and don’t know what to do. I can’t afford an implant so what would be the best option, a post crown or a Maryland bridge? Your advice would be greatly appreciated, many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can A Crown be Placed on a Loose Tooth?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Good afternoon. I cracked my tooth and the dentist pulled out the loose piece. The remaining tooth is somewhat loose. I have been trying to get him to put on a crown, since it has been exposed for two weeks and is hurting. He is telling me that you can’t put a crown on a loose tooth. However, my research indicates this is not true. Also, when is a root canal done? I have been to see him 3-4 times and he keeps changing his mind. One time I need a root canal the next time I don’t. Please advise.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Son’s Crown Fell Off. Should He Get Another Crown or an Implant?

Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Good afternoon. My son who is 24 fell as a child and broke one of his two front teeth. A local dentist gave him an amateur-ish crown which has never looked right. Yesterday it fell off and he isn’t sure if the way forward is a new crown or an implant. However, money is a slight problem and I don’t know how much it would cost or who could do the procedure . He is speaking at my mum’s funeral on February 3rd and is devastated that it will look dreadful! Please can you advise? I’m worried mother as you hear so many dreadful stories of cosmetic surgery going wrong.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Have Perfect Teeth, But They Don’t Show As Much As I’d Like As My Lips Come Down Too Far. What Can I Do?

Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Hello Dr Gambroudes, I have perfect teeth and lips but when I smile only a quarter of my upper set of teeth are visible. This is really annoying. I think I might have a low lip-line. Please help me to fix this problem. I don’t want to undergo any surgery and I would like to know if there is any way to lower my upper set of teeth so that they are visible when I smile. This is my only problem apart from this I have perfect teeth. If I do this, will my teeth look too long? What can I do? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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After Years Of Braces Treatment, I Still Have A Deep Overbite. I’d Like Some Feedback On What My Options Are?

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Hello there,

I’m a 24 years old with a deep overbite and since having my braces removed (After 4 years of multiple types of braces) 10 years ago, my teeth have since moved and some are actually in a worse position than they were before I had braces. My overbite was never corrected despite having braces that pulled my jaw forward uncomfortably for months.
I’m becoming increasingly self conscious about my profile and the appearance of my teeth, but these are just cosmetic issues. My jaw aches after eating tough foods like meat and it’s so uncomfortable to bite down properly and make my back teeth touch.

I’m not a full time students with incredibly limited funds but I feel like this is something I have to get corrected for my own health and wellbeing. I’d like some feedback on what my options are in terms of making my teeth and jaw feel more comfortable and natural to me. As I have very little money to spare, if I can afford it, I’d rather correct my overbite before my crooked and protruding teeth as it causes physical pain and discomfort.

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 Want A Smile Makeover But I’m Confused On Which Specific Treatment To Get. Is There Any Advice You Can Give Me?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Hi Mark, I have been wanting a smile makeover for a while now and I am a bit confused on what to get.
I have been told most of my teeth are okay except the four front ones where I have two crowns at the top and I need two veneers at the bottom.
I hate the colour and the size of my teeth, and most are slightly worn down the further back they go.
My ideal would be to have all the teeth removed and replaced with implants or something along those lines. Is this possible even when most of my teeth are supposedly fine? Is there any advice you can give me? Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Front Tooth Is Misshapen And The Other One Is The Wrong Colour. Could A Dentist Get Them To Match?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Hello Dr Gambroudes, I could do with your guidance. My front two teeth do not match. One is a misshapen crown and the other has a chip in the tooth. Can you make a crown match a veneer beside it, especially in colour? I would choose porcelain for both and a mac veneer for the veneer. I would also want other teeth beside them have mac veneers also with lower teeth and upper teeth not with veneers whitened. Could they all match? I just want my two front teeth to match in colour and shape as well as an overall matching smile. Thank you in advance.


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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As An NHS Patient I Had Two Dental Crowns And One Was Badly Matched. Is It Possible To Change This Crown?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Hi. I am a NHS patient, recently I had two crowns replaced within a year, the first was a great colour match, the second which is next to the first is awful, yellow and darker. They were both done by the same dentist. I said when having the second crown I would like to have the same colour, then the dentist and nurse started looking at different colours and decided to make the change of colour assuring me I would hardly notice the difference, I just agreed, as I was happy with the first crown.When I went for the fitting it was put in, very rushed, I just put it down to being a busy morning, I had to ask for a mirror, which was a waste of time without my glasses. When I got home I was so disappointed that it’s not matching, it’s yellow. It looks so false next to the first crown. I have my 6 month appointment soon. Is it possible to change the crown, as it was free on the NHS?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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