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What Options Do I Have as a Nervous Patient?

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Hello. I have a huge fear of the dentist. I need a lot of work done and ultimately want to get caps or crowns on all my teeth so they look nice for the first time in my life.

Because of my fear I am looking for a dentist that will knock me out so I don’t know what is going on.

I can no longer eat properly for fear of one of my teeth falling out so I tend to just have liquid food, so I don’t have to bite down or chew.

I also need a finance option, as I know a lot of work needs to be done and wont be able to afford all of the treatment up front.

Please help.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Was Unable To Wear My Retainer During Military Training, And My Teeth Moved Back. How Much Will It Be To Fix?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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Hi, Dr Hughes. I wore braces for two years, then had them taken off, and started wearing retainers until I went to basic military training. I had to take off my retainers because you are not allowed to wear them in basic military training. I had only worn them for six months before I went, and then after basic military training my teeth had kind of moved back or got jacked up a little. How much would it cost me to get them straightened with braces again? I’m pretty sure there’s not that much work needed on it and it should only take six months or less? I hope you can answer my query for me. Thanks in advance.


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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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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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I Have Pain In My Jaw But I Can’t Afford To Get This Fixed. Do You Have Any Ideas On What I Can Do?

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I had steroids as a child and as a result my teeth more or less all contain fillings. Money is tight for me, but I have a very painful jaw which my dentist tends to ignore. I have two teeth missing and others need pulling out. I am only 36 and find it hard to smile because I have lost all confidence as my teeth are such a mess not to mention how painful eating and drinking is. What should I do? Any help or advice on this will really be helping me. Thank you in advance.


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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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How And Where Can I Check If My Dentist Is Mac Veneer Certified At Their Laboratory?

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. How and where can I check if the dentist is Mac Veneer certified at their laboratory?

There are lots of dentist say they are Mac Veneer certified and cannot prove it.

Also, how do I know if they really order the real Mac Veneer from the MicroDental laboratory instead of going to a regular laboratory that they work with to get another kind of pressed ceramic veneer?

Please answer my question because doing cosmetic dental is a big investment and mostly safety.

I want a legitimate and honest answer from a dentist who cares for their patient.

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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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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My New Dentist Said I Needed New Veneers On Four Front Teeth. I’m Currently Exempt From Charges. Will This Be Done For Free?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I saw my new dentist today who said I needed veneers on my four front teeth. I’m currently exempt from charges. Will this treatment be done for free?
I didn’t ask her as she seemed to be saying it while knowing I was exempt.
She was very helpful and I’m sure she would have mentioned if I had to pay. I’m so glad I have found this surgery as my last dentist really did not seem to care and did very bad work on my teeth. Thank you for 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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Is It Possible For Me To Have A Crown Fitted? I’ve Had Health Issues In The Past And I’m Worried My Crowns Aren’t Secure.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes. I hope you can help me out. I have two top front teeth that are caps with studs. Is it possible for me to have a crown fitted? Also what would the average cost be? I have had an heart operation 3 years ago and was ill for some time. My dentist will not see me now as I did not keep up my 6 month checks but told them I was very ill and off work for over 6 month. My crowns are not secure and I’m worried about the health side of things. Thank you for your reply in advance. 


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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 Want To Know If I’m Paying To Much For My Porcelain Crowns. Can You Help Me?

Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Hello Andrew. I paid £1270 for two porcelain crowns. Is that about right or did I pay too much for them?

Also I need deep cleaning and the dentist told me that it is going to cost me £235.00 and that is not including the medication that I need for my teeth.

I have an appointment in two weeks and I would really like to know before I go so I will not be surprised on the price they will give me. Should I have a look elsewhere as this seems a little excessive to me. 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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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
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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