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I Grind My Teeth And My Crown Keeps Falling Out. Could I Get Dental Implants On The NHS?

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I grind my teeth and I have crown at the front. I also have two false teeth but my crown keeps falling out. I did have a bridge on my three front teeth but I ended up with an abscess and had to have my root removed. I’m of ill health and my grinding is due to stress, it’s a vicious cycle because I’m worried about my health. I was wondering could I get implants on the NHS or if I could just get two for my front teeth and pay up myself? I don’t know how this all works and I’d just like some advice. Thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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I Recently Had A Front Tooth Crown Fall Out. I Have Since Been Given A Quote By My Dentist For A Dental Implant. How Do I Know If I’m Being Ripped Off?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I recently had a front tooth crown fall out. My dentist told me that the remaining tooth couldn’t be saved, so removed the tooth and I currently have a temporary denture which doesn’t fit correctly and is uncomfortable to wear. I have already been charged £219 for this treatment. I have been given a quote by my dentist for a dental implant, teeth whitening and 3 white fillings (to replace existing metal ones) which I feel is very expensive. How do I know if I’m being ripped-off? I have been told that my only other option is a permanent denture. My fear is that I pay another £219 and find that a permanent denture is uncomfortable to wear. My dentist has given me 1 week to make a decision and I’m not sure what to do?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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A Piece Of My Bridge Recently Snapped Off. Is This A Common Problem And Do You Know What I Should Do?

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Hi Andrew. I recently had a bridge fitted it is a two unit bridge. It looks like porcelain bonded to metal. However I broke a piece of the porcelain when it chipped off the metal, I had this fitted at a cost of 1200 euros. I thought it was complete porcelain and was a little shocked to find the metal and I phoned the dentist. They don’t seem very helpful and they kind of make you feel like it’s your fault. Is this a common problem you come across?

Thank you for your help and advice.


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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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I Used To Wear Braces But Now My Teeth Are Moving And Are No Longer Straight. Can I Get New Braces At A Reasonable Price?

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Hi there. I have just turned 27 years old. I used to wear braces when I was in school, the ones with the single mental line, which I could take out and put back in whenever I liked. Due to personal circumstances dental treatment stopped. As the years have gone by especially in the last few years I have noticed they are moving and are not straight. I have a job but I’m receiving working tax credit. I’ve always put dental treatment off due to costs. But now I really want braces as it’s effecting my self esteem. I was wondering what would be the best way to go about getting them at a reasonable price. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Mum Has A Bad Phobia Of Dentists. Can She Get Help From Anywhere?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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Hi Mark. My mum is 49 and she has got a real bad phobia of dentists due to her brother struggling to come round after having a tooth out as a kid. Now she’s lost most of her teeth and suffering from severe depression and she never leaves the house. She is on benefits. Can she get help from anywhere? I just want her to live her life not hide away. She has never had her photo taken and rarely smiles. She hasn’t been to a dentist since she was 9 years old. Thanks.


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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 Having Second Thoughts About Invisalign. Can I Get My Deposit Back Even After The Moulds Have Been Made?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I hope you can help me. I recently went to the dentist to have Invisalign.

I had moulds made of my teeth, and I am waiting for the Clincheck from America to decide if I am happy to go ahead with the process.

I am having second thoughts about the braces. However I have paid a 500 pound deposit that I was told was taken for the moulds, X-ray, etc. I am wondering if I changed my mind could I get the deposit back or have I forfeited it due to having the moulds made? Thank you for helping me with this matter.


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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’ve Been Wondering How I Can Get Low Cost Dental Treatment. Do You Have Any Suggestions?

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I have been having problems with my teeth and some have fallen out and some have been taken out. I feel I am getting nowhere at all it’s one after another and I have lost so much confidence from this and I am scared to smile or laugh loud in company as I feel they will see my teeth. I am wondering how I can go about getting dental treatment at a low cost as I am only in a part time job and not earning enough to pay for the cost at my dentist. Any advice would be greatly received. 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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Are There Any Companies Which Provide Cosmetic Dental Insurance Cover In The UK?

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes, I have overcrowded teeth and planning to go for a “six months smiles” treatment and I’m looking for a company that can provides insurance cover for this cosmetic treatment. I did some search and called some well known companies, but none of them provide insurance. So I was wondering as an expert, could you advise me is there any companies providing cosmetic insurance cover in the UK.

Thank you for taking the time to respond.


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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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Is £2000 Too Excessive For A Bridge? Is There Anything Else I Could Have In My Price Range?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Hi. My dentist has quoted me £2000 to have a bridge fitted for (2 teeth). This seems excessive. He told me it’s not available on the NHS. I have a gap that is awful and it affects my smile and my confidence. I currently have a false tooth plate with 2 teeth on, but the teeth keep breaking off the plate. I can’t afford this as I only work part-time, I am a carer for my husband. Could you please advise as it’s really getting me down.


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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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Is It Possible To Pay For Implant Treatment On A Monthly Basis?

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Hello, I’d like to know if I could pay monthly for implants. I’m 38 years now and have had a denture on my front tooth since I was 8 years old due to an accident. Then I ended up with another denture for five on my top jaw, as when I was 16 I had a horse riding accident.  I’ve come to the point were my teeth are causing me to feel depressed and I’m tired of people asking me to smile, it makes me so aware of the state of my teeth as I’ve give up on dentists who fit me bad dentures which in turn have damaged my other teeth. I just want to smile again and your answer would be very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to read my message.


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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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