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How much would lingual six month smile braces cost?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
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Hi there Dr Rob

i was wondering if i could get a quick estimate? how much roughly would lingual six month smile braces cost. I’ve found estimates for normal six month smiles in a place in Birmingham for around £1400, im not sure if this would be an accurate quote. i was wondering whether the cost of lingual six month braces normally be considerably higher than this? Ive been online and have seen both the dental suites in leicester as well as one in loughborough are advertising that they do this type of lingual six month smile treatment. i was hoping you would you know of any place in/around birmingham who also offer this service?


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Is there anything I can do about my gap teeth?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
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Hello there, I was just wondering what can I do about my gap teeth. I have had my gap ( front teeth) since I was a child and its stopped me from smiling I can’t stand it. when I was a little girl i wanted to cut between my gap to see if i could close it myself but obviously that wasn’t a good idea i’m so desperate i’m a grown woman now and i still don’t smile due to this gap in my teeth. and i was wondering how much it cost. i can’t afford a very expensive treatment thank you very much


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Teeth whitening treatments don’t seem to be working, would lumineers be a good option?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
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My teeth and gums are healthy I do have one implant at the front which Im very pleased with and one crown which is doing fine. I have some filling but my main complaint now is I really want white teeth as ive tryed whitening treatment but not enough of a change for me I want something to work quickly and be how I want to look from the start. My teeth are very straight and I was thinking that Lumineers may be the way forward as I dont want my teeth worked on or to much preparation if possible. Plus would I have to do something with the Implant and Crown or can this go over the top.


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Will lumineers be the best option to treat the damage caused by acid erosion?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
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Dear Rob,

I’m 20 years old and have extremely sensitive teeth. Notably, this because I’ve suffered bad acid erosion to my teeth due to the diet during my younger years (As a further consequence, the enamel on my front teeth is very thin). Cold and hot foods/ drinks give me a very sharp and agonising pain. Even when I eat foods that aren’t affected by tempature such as chocolate, I feel a painful sensation that goes directly to my back teeth.

I’ve been looking into Lumineers as a way of correcting this problem. I was wondering because of my extreme tooth sensitivity would I be eligible to have them done on the NHS? I’ve decided against traditional veneers because of the unecessary tooth reduction and the fact that I do still have healthy teeth.

Thank you


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

How natural-looking will veneers from the NHS be?

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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Dear Dr Rob,

I had root canal treatment on my two front teeth around 2 years ago. I had them internally bleached but they appear greyish now. I am having the two front teeth veneered on the nhs but I am still having my doubts.

My main concern was when I asked my dentist if they would look natural or similar to my natural teeth and she said no they wouldn’t look like my natural teeth because it is just the front two teeth I’m having done and it can be difficult to match them exactly but she said she would try to match the colour as close as possible. I understand the nhs have limitations on what they can offer in regards to veneers and I’m glad she was honest with me. But I’m so worried. Are my teeth really going to look very fake and obvious?!

Do you think I could ask her if I could be referred to another nhs dentist who has more experience with veneers?

Also how much of the tooth should be shaven down? My dentist said about 1mm. But I’ve read for porcelain veneers they shave down 0.5mm. Or does that depend on the patient’s teeth? I do have quite large front teeth that stick out a little which leaves me with permantly parted lips. Do you think the veneers will make this worse and make my teeth look bulky?

I’d love to get them done privately but as a student I really can’t afford £450 per tooth.

Many thanks


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

I have lost a tooth but do not have the finances for an implant, will a denture work just as well?

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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Hi,
A couple of days ago I had a molar removed from my bottom jaw (2nd from the back on the left) due to it being rather damaged. Having already briefly discussed options with my dentist, I am aware that a dental implant would be my best option (as the teeth on either side are perfectly healthy). However, I face the problem that I am a student so for the minute £2000+ is a little out of my price range. Having been made aware that the neighbouring teeth can move around and the tooth above may move down, I was wondering if a single denture may be sufficient as a temporary option to stop any movement occurring until financially an implant is a viable option. Also, once the molar was extracted, my dentist commented on how long and curved the roots of the tooth were. I was wondering if this may have an impact on the possibility of having an implant fitted or may pose any complications?


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Am I at risk if I go to a salon for teeth whitening?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
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Hi, I’m getting married next year and would like to have a whiter smile. My teeth aren’t too badly stained, but I’d like to be a few shades lighter. Local salons in my area have various deals – i.e.£75 for laser treatment, whereas my dentist is closer to £400 for a tray that sits in your mouth and takes longer. Obviously, I want the treatment to be safe and not damage my teeth, but £75 is far more appealing when I have a wedding to save up for. Is there any way I can research a salon and any questions I should ask, especially regarding the chemicals used for the belaching agents and the qualifications of the staff? Also on a slightly different note, my fiance has calcium deposits in his front teeth and wants to know if whitening would remedy that or make it more obvious? Many Thanks.


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Can my son be treated by a cosmetic dentist, or will he have to go to a hospital?

Monday, August 1st, 2011
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My son was told that he could have dental implants to replace the 3 teeth, two dead and one lost, (which he damaged when he was 13) when he was fully grown at 18. Because his jaw also got damaged in this accident, he was told he would possibly need a bone transplant.

My question is, can a cosmetic dentist deal with this, or does this require hospital treatment? And how does this affect the overall cost?


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Can you recommend a dentist who provides sedation in Birmingham?

Friday, July 22nd, 2011
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please can you recommend the best nhs dentist for sedation in birmingham thank you. I am petrified off the chair had a filling and the dentist trapped my nerve i went through 24 hours of excruciating pain that was the last nail in the coffin so to speak i need extensive work done i amonly 30 and cant laugh smile or even talk property i would really appreciate some expert advice thank you. i have a broken loose crown at the front next to it a moulded temp tooth 4 caps only 1 left on others exposed need help


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

I suffer from Amelogenisis Imperfecta, are dental implants my best option?

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
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I suffer with amelogenises imperfecta, should I have to pay for dental treatment (if I suffered with my thyroids I would get free prescriptions for the foreseeable future).
I have previously had my teeth capped and obviously they now need doing again, a cost of which I will regularly incur throughout my life (I am now 40), so will be the 3rd time I will need this doing.
Would I be better of going down the root of implants?


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk