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My Crown Keeps Falling Out And Would Need A Denture If It Falls Out Again. How Much Would It Cost To Have Implants For 3/4 Teeth?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Hi there. I have just been to my dentist and had one of my crowns re-fixed yet again, probably for the sixth time. I was told that the dentist that originally fixed the crown, didn’t check that the post was long enough and that’s why it falls out on occasions. Next to the crown is a bridge that is fixed to a now cracked tooth so it wobbles, the bridge has wobbled for about 10 years only coming out once. I asked the dentist this morning what it if comes out again, they said that they won’t cement it in again and I would have to have a denture, which fills me full of dread. I am a pensioner and don’t have a large income and wondered if there would be an alternative on the NHS, or how much would it cost to have implants for 3/4 teeth? My own teeth are shrinking so next to the crown it’s considerably smaller.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Was Due To Have A Root Canal But My Tooth Has Chipped. Can The Treatment Still Go Ahead?

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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Dear Dr Andrew Moore. I had my first appointment for root canal treatment on my left side bottom back molar a week ago, the dentist drilled and cleaned the inside of the tooth and put a temporary filling in. My next appointment is tomorrow. I grind my teeth in my sleep and yesterday I noticed a small chip in the back right corner of the molar – today a quarter of the tooth has come off! It has broken down near flush to the gum on that corner. Can the root canal still happen? I was told I needed to have a crown put in before – can this still happen with part of the tooth gone? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Plan To Have Crowns To Replace My Veneers. Could You Recommend A Decent Dental Practice For This?

Monday, July 28th, 2014
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Dear Dr Gambroudes,

I have had veneer treatments several times in my two front teeth.

Before I was six, I was brought up in a place with very high level of fluoride in the drinking water and I developed fluoriosis, especially on the front teeth. When I was around 17, cavities were found in the two front teeth and as they were so bad, I had to have the roots removed.

The veneer treatments were on top of all the above conditions. I plan to have crowns to replace the veneers as the colour never lasts long and there are cracks on the surface as well. I wonder if you could recommend me some good dental practice clinics as well as suggest what materials I should use for crowns.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes.


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 Neglected My Teeth During My School Years And Now They Are Really Yellow. Is It Possible For Have Them Taken Out And Replaced?

Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Hi Dr Gambroudes. I have had problems with my teeth all my life and I’m now 28 years old and they have all grown out in different directions and they are getting worse. I also neglected them in my school years and as a result they are really yellow. I’m extremely self-conscious about them and never smile with an open mouth. Is it possible to have them all taken out and a new set put in and how much would it cost to do so? Thank you for your time. 


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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Is It Customary For A Dentist To Use A Crown As An Anchor For A Partial Denture?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Hello Marcus. My dentist attached my partial denture to a crown. When I pulled off the partial, the crown came with it! Is it customary or even prescribed to use a crown as an ‘anchor’ for a partial? If I had realized the anchor was a crown when preparing for the partial, I would have objected! My dentist maintains that the partial was a “temporary fix,” but would not respond to my question about using the crown as an anchor. He also said he would charge me to “glue the crown” back on so I can continue wearing the partial. There is so much decay now where the crown was, I doubt that the glue would hold; further, I still don’t think it’s a good solution. Is this ever a good idea? Do you have any suggestions for me? I can’t eat regular food now. Help! 


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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Is It Possible For A Veneer To Be Used Over A Molar That Has Had A Crown On It Before?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Hi. I have had some very nice porcelain and metal crowns for the last 20 years on three molars that had a lack of enamel when they erupted. Two of these crowns are on opposing molars, and the upper one has had to be replaced due to a small cavity. I was told a crown of the same type wouldn’t be a problem but the new crown arrived looking like a marshmallow with huge metal patches showing through the chewing surface of it. I have had two different dentists tell me that this can’t be helped and any and all replacements would come back the same way because there isn’t enough space to accommodate a porcelain and metal crown like my original, and the only option for me is a plain metal crown. The space is less than 1/16th of an inch, and my dentist wants to avoid reshaping the tooth as it was already very short. She also doesn’t want to risk damage to the root and tooth because aside from the small cavity, it is in good condition. In such a case of a lack of space, is it possible for a veneer to be used over a molar that has had a crown on it before? If so, would it affect or be affected by a porcelain and metal crown below it?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Gummy Smile Makes Me Miserable. Please Tell Me Which Treatments Can Help?

Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I am really miserable over my gummy smile. They come to far down and I can’t enjoy any kind of social life or take pictures without worrying.  Do you know if crown lengthening would work in my situation or is there some other form of treatment I could consider? I would really appreciate your advice regarding this. It has always something that has always got the way and I can’t get past it without help. Thank you for taking the time to hear me out. I look forward to your reply. 


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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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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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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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Should My Dentist Give Me Temporary Crowns When My Teeth Are Burred? I Need Clarification.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Hi there. I have had four teeth on the front of my smile burred today to make them ready for my crowns to go on in ten days. Should my dentist have put temporary crowns on? Only he as just used this type of resin and shaped them into very small stumps and they don’t look very nice and I’m paying private. Is this what he should of done or should temporary crowns be used? He did say that he was going to put temporary crowns on but when he finished burring my teeth but I have been reading up on your website and it saying that I should of had temporary crowns fitted. Could you clarify 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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I’m Looking For A Decent New Crown To Improve My Appearance. But Would A Dental Implant Be A Better Option?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Hi Mark, I would like your advice. Some years ago I broke my front tooth and had a crown fitted. I also had root canal treatment on the tooth so there’s no nerve there. I had my original tooth ground down to a little peg for a new crown over the years on the NHS, which is nothing like my other teeth! Now I’m looking to pay for a decent new crown as I want to improve the appearance! My gum is black above the tooth, is there anyway to remove that? Would a dental implant be better for me? Thank you for your reply.


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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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