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Can I Get Fixed Dentures on the NHS?

Monday, March 9th, 2015
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I’m a 48 year old woman with most of my back teeth missing. I also have gum disease and 2 caps at the front bottom of my mouth which I have had for 32 years. They are terribly off-colour and my gums have badly receded on these 2 teeth particularly. This is making it uncomfortable for me to eat! I was told by a friend that under 50 year olds can have fixed (screw in?) dentures on the NHS. Is this true and if so where would I be able to obtain this treatment? I obviously realise that I would have to have my remaining teeth removed but I am so unhappy with them that would be something I would be prepared to do. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

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I Can’t Get New Dentures as my Gums are Worn. What Should I Do?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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I am 60 years old. When I was 13, I had to have fillings in my front teeth about every 6 months for 2 years, as they kept falling out. The dentist then suggested I should have two false teeth which were on a small plate. I then had gum disease, and the rest of my upper teeth were removed. It was the norm in those days to have teeth removed. I developed gum disease in my lower teeth, and again they were removed. I was 14 and had a full set of dentures. I was meticulous about cleaning my teeth, so it was distressing to lose all my teeth. I haven’t had any new dentures for 20 odd years, as the last dentist said my gums were so worn he wouldn’t fit any more. My lower gum is so worn, my dentures are so loose, I am worried they may fall out, please give me options what can be done. I am willing to go private for the treatment, but have no idea of the cost of cosmetic dentistry.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Why Do Implant Quotes Vary so Much from Dentist to Dentist?

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Hello, I hope you can help. I have received a variety of quotes for two anterior implants with a four tooth bridge. A Dublin implantologist’s quote, like for like, is half the price of the UK.Why?
Does my dentist in the UK have any obligation to treat me if things go wrong? My worry is the number of visits I might require to Dublin. Hope you can help, thank you. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What Alternatives Are There for False Teeth?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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Hi. I have lost all my top teeth along with my confidence. I would be okay with false teeth but is there a more realistic option such as dental implants? Also, I feel ashamed of my situation and would like to know the best way to approach it. I also have a huge fear of dentists and needles etc. This stems from being a child and treated poorly by a dentist who removed healthy teeth for no reason and performed other unnecessary work.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Which Replacement Teeth Option Would be Right for Me?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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Hello, I am a 63 year old man and my teeth are in need of a holiday. I am afraid to go ahead and have them removed because many years ago I had a partial palate made which just made me vomit so I never wore it. What can be done these days to prevent this? Once my teeth are removed there is no going back and because of my profession I need to look at least half decent and being on stage and vomiting my teeth out over an audience may not go over very well! Hope you can help. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What Alternatives Are There for Implants?

Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Hello Dr Hughes. I’m 56 years old and have lost half of my teeth and about to lose two more.
I believe that I am not suitable for implants on metal spikes as I have lost to much bone for this procedure.
I have heard about a procedure where the teeth are glued in. Could you tell me what this procedure is called and what I might be expected to pay? Thank you for any help you can give. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What is the Procedure for Adjusting Dental Implants?

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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Hi Dr Hughes. I have a implant that I have had for 17 years, I had it placed when I was 16 to replace a missing tooth. I’m not happy with it, as the tooth begins much higher up then the rest of my teeth. This results in the tooth reaching to half way down the rest of my teeth, and it just looks really strange, almost as if I have a chipped tooth. It is making me really conscious about smiling as it is next to my front teeth and always on show. What would be the procedure to get this fixed? Could it even be fixed, and what would the cost be?

Thank you very much! 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’ve Swallowed the Cover of my Dental Implant, Will it Cause Harm?

Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Hi Mark. The cover for one of my dental implants came off while I was eating and I swallowed it. I am frightened it will cause damage to my stomach or intestines. What do you suggest? This is the second time it has come off, but the first time it just plopped onto my tongue while talking on phone. The dentist I use is awesome but as fate would have it, this is the weekend so the clinic is closed. I got the screws placed about one month ago on the back upper tooth on the right. I have two dental screws on the upper left back and so far have had no trouble with them. Thank you for your time.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Wear Dentures Which Make Me Look Older. How Expensive Are Dental Implants?

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Hello Dr Gambroudes. I am 34 and I’ve been left with no teeth. I am currently wearing a denture but it’s feels like my face is already making me a lot older than what I am I am so down but I have been to a few dentist and they said I would be a perfect fit for dental implants as I have good bone structure but I’m currently on benefits due to back pain is the procedure expensive for upper and lower implants. Thank you.


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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I Have Four Impacted Wisdom Teeth. Should I Have One Removed Even Though It’s Likely To Cause Root Resorption?

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I have two questions, the first regarding an implant: Is there any risk of nerve damage even with the use of a CT scan?  And one when it comes to the wisdom teeth: I am 23 years old and I have 4 mesial impacted wisdom teeth. I believe that they are fully surrounded by bone. A dental surgeon told me that one of them is causing minor bone damage around the 2nd molar. Is that the equivalent to root resorption? Is this a valid reason for extraction even though bone would have to be taken to extract the wisdom tooth? How much do wisdom teeth typically move at my age and will they likely/inevitably cause root resorption of the 2nd molar since they are impacted and there is not space for them to erupt? Does the likelihood of these problems, justify extracting them now even though I am experiencing no symptoms, just to avoid the increased extraction risks?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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