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I’m 16 Years Old, Would This Be Too Young To Get A Dental Implant?

Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Hello. My front tooth is crooked. It came out twisted just about 180 degrees turned. I have got braces on and was told that the root was a claw shape and it was risky to turn it. The orthodontist said that they were instead, going to have a crown put on it.
After some research on what a crown is a few months later, I have decided that I don’t want my tooth to be ground down. I have called my orthodontist to ask about changing the procedure. They set up a meeting in 20 days to talk to them about the procedure.

The other front tooth is healthy and I would much rather have a real front tooth than a crown. The front tooth is the first part people see of your smile and I don’t want issues like it being a different shade to the other teeth, or the crown falling off. I know they can last a lifetime but so can a real tooth.

I am also only 16 years old and I thought that my teeth would last me my whole life. I think I am too young to be getting a fake tooth.

What should I ask/tell my orthodontist to help me in this situation? Is a crown the only way to go? Thanks.


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 Would Like To Know Which Material Is Best For Making Dental Crowns? How Much Does This Cost?

Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I would like your advice. I want to know the best material with regards to dental crowns. What price should I be looking at? I am currently undergoing dental treatment in hospital and I need a crown? I would like to know what material you use so I can tell my dentist. It’s difficult being from another country to know what works best and where to obtain these materials. Thank you in advance for your reply. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Is It Viable To Use A Previously Extracted Tooth As A Crown For My Back Molars. Has This Ever Been Done Before.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Hello. Is it viable to use one’s own wisdom teeth (previously extracted) to create crowns for the back molars? Would the tooth remain strong? Stronger than the traditional metal casing cap added porcelain? Could the wisdom tooth be drilled out and the cap mould poured into the wisdom tooth? Would it survive longer than the average 10-15 years? Rather the 50 plus years I expect to need it? The fit would be great since I recently found three wisdom teeth and I may need crowns on the back upper and lower molars they need to be a perfect bite match. Very curious to find out if this has been tried and what the success rates are if so. 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 Have To Wear An Acrylic Denture. Would A Dental Hospital Provide Me With Dental Implants For A Nominal Fee?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Hi Mark. I have a acrylic denture for my 2 front upper front teeth. My teeth have had extensive work prior to extraction and I have had an apicoectomy, numerous crowns, posts etc but I’ve not any long-term success. I would really like to have either implants or a bridge, however I can not afford the quote of £4000 minimum. My whole bottom and top set of teeth are quite poor. I clean twice daily but seem to suffer from broken teeth and I had my wisdom teeth out under general anaesthetic 40 years ago and again would love to have the gaps filled with teeth.
I find it difficult to chew food as the gaps leave the gums quite exposed.  Could dental hospital students do this work for a nominal fee?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Had Root Canal Treatment Two Years Ago But My Tooth Has Now Cracked. I’d Like To Know The Advantages Of Each Treatment Method?

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Hello Mark. I had root canal treatment two years ago but my tooth has now cracked, it’s the furthest back molar. Does it need to be replaced with an implant or can it just be removed? I am interested to know what are the advantages of each treatment method? Would just having the tooth removed cause any problems in the future?
There does not seem to be any
infection and the bone is good but the crack means that the tooth moves and is uncomfortable each time I put any pressure on it so trying not to eat on it.

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 A Calcium Deficiency. My Veneer Fell Off And I Need It Replaced. Could A Dental Trainee Do This?

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Hi there. I am a model and currently receiving more job offers than ever, however my teeth will lose me work. Only yesterday I lost a veneer. I was born with calcium deficiency and my teeth have suffered greatly. I discovered a few years ago that I have a pituitary tumour, it has probably been there since I was a child and hence why I’ve discovered many problems that I’ve only found throughout my adulthood. I was quoted a few years ago from a dentist from York, who said they would give me a Hollywood smile for £2800, but even that I can’t afford. Here in the U.K it would cost around £14000 so my question is: Can I have work done by being a study for trainees? I have veneers, bridges, crowns and I’ve had major work done which were fabulous but that was over 18 years ago. Can someone help? I’m willing to travel….. Regards.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Have A Problem With My Crown. Could I Remove The Tooth And Use Braces To Fill The Gap In?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I’ve had a crown for 3 years but although it looks fine I have a problem with it not being real. I’m very good at cleaning and have to floss as it does get food caught and smells even hours later. I have all 32 teeth and this is a lower molar. I wondered is it possible to remove the crown/tooth completely and then have a brace and move the upper molar and wisdom teeth down in that place? Firstly is it possible? Then I’d have no crown to worry about! Please help getting me depressed. Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Tooth Fractured After Root Canal Treatment. I Now Have Three Options For This Tooth And I’d Like To Know How Much A Dental Implant?

Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I have been having treatment over the last 3 months for a crown on one of my upper front teeth. I had to have root canal treatment for a crown to be fitted but after the crown was fitted the remaining part of the old tooth fractured. I now have 3 options for this tooth: a plate, a bridge or an implant. How much would it cost for an implant please?
Where would the surgery be carried out please? When could it be done? I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Have A Maternity Exemption Card. Will I Be Able To Get Dental Crowns Fitted For Free?

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. My 4 front teeth are becoming thin as my enamel is wearing away which makes me insecure but also makes my teeth really sensitive. I have a maternity exemption card. If I ask my dentist to fit the crowns will I get this for free or do they have the final decision as to whether I need them or not? Or also are dental crowns the best solution or would veneers help me? Would love some advice so I can go to the dentist with a bit of information.

Thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Had A Crown Re-stuck The Other Day And Now I Have A Gap Between My Front Teeth. Could You Tell Me How To Fix This?

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. I have three crowns on my front teeth. I am 47 and have had them for about 20 years! I had a crown re-stuck the other day by my dentist and I now have a gap between my front teeth. I never had a gap naturally or when original crowns fitted.
I returned to dentist who said he could not get the crown out and he’d have to “cut it” out. Is this correct? Anyway he took an X-ray and said I still had two “rumbling” infections above my two front right crowns. I had an apicoectomy a long time ago now and I don’t want to repeat the experience.
He said my only options are to fill the gap by adding some sort of material to my left front natural tooth to close the gap, but he said it would angle out from the top which sounds awful! Could you tell me how I can fix this? 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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