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I have two big front teeth that I really hate, what can I do about this?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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Hi Dr Riten Patel I have 2 big front teeth that I hate. Is there anyway to make them smaller so as to align them to the rest of my teeth?

The rest of my teeth are ok, but its only my 2 front teeth that are longer and bigger then the rest.


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I am missing two teeth and my front two teeth overlap, I can’t afford to go private, can the NHS do anything for me?

Friday, January 28th, 2011
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Hello
I am 28 years old and am missing 2 teeth on my left hand side and my front two teeth over lap and twist upon each other. I feel pain from my front teeth due to the pressure is there anything i could have done on the nhs for this as I cant afford to pay privately.

Thanks


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After my braces were removed there was still a gap, what can be done to close this?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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Dear Dr. Riten
I choose you cause you have a great smile! A dentist with a great smile its a must!
When i was 20 years old, i had a incluse canine on the palate and the 1st “milk”canine didnt fell. Unfortunatly at that time they decided to take it off instead of tracking him to the place. So i dont have my upper left canine. I made a profile with the ortondontist years later cause it could fall eventualy..so we decided to use the braces, take the “milk canine” and a pre molar on the upper right side and arrange all teeths…after 2 and a half years, it turned nicely…EXCEPT…i moved to italy, and i finished the last year with braces here….they places my “pre molar” as a canine, but it doesnt has the exact size… there was a stage where it was but now i only have the splint do to maintainance after you take the braces off…and i have a gap !!! :( i went to the dentist yeasterday and he said it CANT Be done to close that gap…!!! i saw so many videos online on cosmetic dentistry, i think maybe he is not an expert??? Should i put braces again? look another dentist who can use composite to close this gap? i want to smile again….
thank you! Best regards!


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I am worried my new veneer will break or fall out, what should I do?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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I have white fillings in the front of my teeth. However I choose to I have a one porcelain veneer put on one of my front side teeth. I went to a respectable clinic in central London. My tooth had a filling in it from previous years due to decay and was crooked. Everyone around me told me there was nothing wrong with my smile, but I went ahead and got it done. Although it looks better, I have now worked myself up into such state because I feel I didn’t need the veneer, I could have just got a white filling. I miss my oId tooth. I feel that I have put myself in a position were for the rest of my life I have to watch what i eat, have dental work done and have damaged the structure of my tooth. After I got the veneer I started reading from the internet how veneers fall off, root canals and needing crown/permanent implants after the veneer because the tooth was sanded down to thin and they could not replace it with another veneer. This made me cry. I constantly feel so depressed. I am scared that my veneer will fall out/break, and have stopped eating full meals as I have lost my appetite. This has made me lose a noticeable amount of weight.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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Would Lofepramine have any affect on sedation for treatment at the dentist?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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Hi, i have just seen my dentisr and she has told me i need a surgical extraction as the gum has grown over the hole. she has sugested sedation. I take Lofepramine 70mg1 at night would that affect the affects of sedation?

Kind Regards


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The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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What is the price of a dental bridge with acrylic teeth?

Monday, January 24th, 2011
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Dear Dr Patel
I have only dental implants in my upper Jaw and a complete bridge with ceramic teeth.This bridge no longer fits well, after 20 years,and I am advised I need a replacement .What would be the aprox cost of a replcement bridge using acrilic teeth (to keep the cost down) assuming I need no other work done?
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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Instead of braces, can I straighten teeth with cpsmetic dentistry?

Monday, January 24th, 2011
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I currently started wearing braces again, previously had invisiline after treatment my teeth went back to the same space so now im wearing braces again. I can’t stand them anymore and its only been 3 months. I want to know can i remove them and get my teeth fix with cosmetic dentistry. I just want a brighter smile and no spacing in my teeth


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The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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Should I replace old crowns or just get a bridge?

Monday, January 24th, 2011
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i have six crowns which are uneven and need replaced. which treatment would suit best? new crowns or a bridge?


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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 fell and cracked and chipped teeth, what can I do to get them fixed?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
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I fell on my face cracked my upper right tooth nothing fell off there is a visible crack close to the gums and is very sensitive the other front tooth did chip like a corner of the tooth and i moved out of place a bit. I would like to know my options to get my teeth fixed. I’d prefer reversible procedures with minor drilling and pain. Thank you


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The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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Please suggest an alternative treatment to PFM crowns

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
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I was involved in an accident where my four front teeth were broken.
My current dentist made porcelein fused to high noble metal crowns in conjuction with a local lab. The reason, he stated, for using PFMs was the ‘bite was too tight.’ I do not like the opaque monochromatic look, nor the metal in my mouth. Please advise if there is an alternative.


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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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