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I am having problems with my veneers and have additionally developed periodontitis, what should I do?

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
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I am writing to ask for some advice about the problems I am having with my gums and teeth.

I was given fluoride tablets as a child which led to me having mottling and discolouration on my adult teeth. My mother decided, when I was 15 that having veneers would be the best course of action (and this was recommended by my dentist) I had veneers fitted on my 6 front top teeth. These veneers were effective and remained ok until 1999, when 2 of them had chipped, which I understand is not unusual, veneers having a limited life span.

In 2003 I had new veneers fitted by my local dentist. Since then I have had repeated problems, in particular with two of these veneers. These veneers repeatedly come off and I have been back to my dentist several times to have them refitted. More problematically though, the veneers would come off whilst I was out and unable to go to the dentist. The teeth underneath are noticeably small, discoloured and have no enamel. I experience some sensitivity in one of these teeth. Thus I bought some temporary dental cement and used this when the veneers come off . 2 of my veneers are now fixed on (badly!) with this cement. Ideally I would have no veneers at all, but I can’t do this as my teeth underneath would be exposed, with no enamel.

One enquiry I have is whether I could qualify for NHS veneers, given that I am not now seeking them for purely cosmetic reasons, I have no real choice about it. I also had limited choice when the original veneers were fitted when I was 15, and was not mature enough to make a properly informed decision. If this was not possible I would like to find out where the best place to go for private veneer replacements.

A complicating and worrying factor has now come about however. I have now got periodontitis. I only noticed the symptoms of this 3 weeks ago. My dentist took ex rays and made an appointment for me to go back for cleaning at the end of this month. She intended also to remove the 2 veneers around which the problem is worse. I feel unsure about undergoing this procedure and having new veneers fitted there, because of my past experience. My gums also are getting worse on a daily basis and I’m quite alarmed at the rapidity of the deterioration. I therefore found and saw a private periodontist. He did a thorough examination and diagnosed periodontitis. He suggested deep cleaning of my teeth and gums, before replacing the veneers This made sense to me, but I am concerned that the two venners that are causing me the most problems will either come off and maybe break during the cleaning, or stay in place, still harbouring infection and/or causing aggravation to my gums because they are ill fitting. The fee for treatment privately is also unmanageably high for me, though if it was likely to be the best course of action I would consider taking a loan. I just don’t want to go down the wrong route and end up with more long term problems, as I’m aware of the associated health risks from periodontitis.

I am also unsure if periodontitis can be treated by an NHS dentist. I would like to know more about the differnece in quality of NHS veneers versus private ones. I don’t want a ‘hollywood smile’, just to have teeth that look like mine would have done. My original veneers from the NHS both looked fine and lasted long, but maybe quality varies (these would have been fitted in the 1980’s). Ideally I would have the periodontitis treated by an NHS dentist and perhaps ‘shop around’ for the best veneers I could afford (if they are very different from NHS ones), but it would also be nice to have everything dealt wirth under one roof .


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Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
Web: www.kissdental.co.uk Tel: 0161 748 5250

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I am 54, am i too old for orthodontic treatment and how much will it cost?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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I am 54 years old and have had a severe overbite all my life – my teeth always look dreadful and I hate having my photogrpah taken or having to smile when people are watching. I never had a chance to have orthodontic treatment – it didn’t happen when I was young in the same way it does now. Alos my teeth ache because my bite is so out of line.

Two questions

1 Is it possible to have orthodontic treatment at my age?
2 How much would it cost – this will probably prevent me having it done and I don’t suppose any of this gets done on NHS.

Any help appreciated.

My overbite is about 15mm


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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Can I get free Implants on the NHS?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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can you get implants on the nhs free?


dr andrew moore

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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Where can I purchase Colgate Duraphate toothpaste cheaply?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
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Hi,

I used to get this toothpaste from my dentist – Colgate duraphate 2800 – but they carged £12 a tube. Which is really expensive. Would a private dentist write an prescription for this so I could buy it online. I’ve seen it advertised in multi buy packs for much cheaper, although I need dentist approval or a prescription.

Thanks.


dr andrew moore

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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I am suffering from extensive bone loss, would it be best if I received dentures?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
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I am a 36 yr female. fixed income insurance covers 50% of dental. I went yesterday to have my teeth cleaned and they said I had to have extinsive bone loss. I have my e ray I can try to scan and e-mail you. I can not afford to have the periodontal deep cleanings done. I only have 26 teeth left . My question is would my long term cheapest method be doing ahead and getting dentures. I cannot afford the proper care to save the rest of my bone and teeth. Please some advice..


dr andrew moore

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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Can you get finance on a full set of dental implants?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
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can you get finance on full set of teeth implants?


dr andrew moore

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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Where do I go to find the best dentist where I can also spread the cost?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
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I’ve had a lot of problems with my teeth but dentist is useless. I want to go private but it’s going to be a big job to get sorted. Where do I go to find the best dentist where I can also spread the cost?


dr andrew moore

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 son attends university and has no job, does he have to pay dental fees?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
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My son is attending Bolton University has no job aged 21yrs does he have to pay dentidt fees?


dr andrew moore

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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Where can I get teeth whitening done and how much will it cost?

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
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Hi, I am wanting my teeth whitening but am unsure of costs and where to go, I also have an NHS Exemption card for free dental care can i have my teeth whitened using the exemption certificate as i am pregnant or will i need to pay and also is it best to have it done by my local dentist or go private? Thanks,

dr kalpesh bohara

Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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Roughly, how much does Six Month Smile treatment cost?

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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I was wondering how much the 6 month smile cost? I have just finished dental work of 3 bridges and would now like to smile even bigger. I have paid everything out of pocket and it was very expensive and i cant affford braces but i seen an ad about 6 month smile and it said the cost was less expensive. Called a dentist and they wont tell me but i dont wanna waste my time or theres with a consult. Can you halp i just want a range?,

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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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