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Is It Okay To Place Braces Over A Maryland Bridge?

Thursday, June 13th, 2013
Q.

Hi, I wondered if you could help me? when i was 12 i had braces to open
up a space. This space had to be opened up in order to compensate for my
missing lateral incisors which had to be replaced with dental implants. Now i
am 18 and have been told there is not enough space in the roots to place the
actual dental implant and I have been advised to have even more orthodontic
treatment, i am just wondering if the braces can be placed over the maryland
bridge i currently have and also how long it would take to open up roughly 4mm
of space for dental implants to be placed? This work is taking forever, I just want it finished!! I feel like my whole life is on hold…Anyway, thank you very much for in advance. 
 


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Will The NHS Subsidise My Dental Implant Fees Because Of My Job?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
Q.

Many years ago I had an eye tooth removed and the teeth left and right of it were crowns. To fill the gap left by the eye tooth I had the crowns either side of it removed and a triple crown replaced it with the missing eye tooth. About six months ago the triple crown snapped off completely at gum level leaving just the roots in the gum. The triple crown has been replaced on three occasions using a series of pins, but keeps coming out. I am told by my dentist that the only way of overcoming this is to have the roots removed and implants put in. Of course we are now talking about three implants which at around £1700.00 each is something I just cannot afford. Unfortunately this is now affection me psychologically, as my job as a Premises Manager at a local secondary school means I am in constant contact with members of staff, teachers, parents and contractors. I also have to attend meetings with the head and governors all of which is making me very self conscious of my missing teeth, to the point that I am where I can, avoiding contact. I just wondered on this basis if any costs of possible implants would be met by the NHS given the role I have to play in my school, as this is beginning to affect how I do my job.


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Will The Pain From My Cracked Tooth Become Unbearable?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
Q.

Hello,

I had some work done on my right front tooth 2-3 years ago.

After that work I noticed a slight pain in that tooth.

The last week that pain has gotten worse.

I’m worried cause today is the Queens birthday long weekend and my dentist is closed.

Is this pain going to get unbearable?

I did notice that I have a cracked bottom right tooth which when I bite hard hits my right tooth.

I go to the gym and when I work out I tend to bite hard. So I don’t know whether it is something I am doing, grinding or pressuring the tooth too much or whatever. Tooth pain is horrendous though and I’d like to avoid it as much as I possibly can!


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How Long Does The All On 4 Take In The UK?

Monday, June 10th, 2013
Q.

Is there a all on 4 method where the teeth are fixed after implants are fitted and you don’t have to have teeth replaced after six months?
the reason for this is that I am in Australia at the moment and could not wait for six months. In Australia the dental surgeons will do the implant surgery and put the teeth in within a few days, complete.
But as we are coming to England for a visit we are trying to see if the cost are lower. Hope that you are able to inform me further and help me make the right decision.


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S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
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How Should I Rectify My Fluoride Staining?

Friday, June 7th, 2013
Q.

When I was young, I had nice white teeth but as I grew older and my adult teeth came through it began to turn brown! I’ve always taken care of my teeth and I don’t know why they turned brown, but I went to the doctor’s so I could find out what was going on and the doctor advised me that my mum had taken antibiotics whilst she was pregnant with me. I currently have 2 veneers and 4 crowns at the top but my bottom teeth still remains brown. I was just wondering if there was anything that I can do to solve my brown teeth problem!!! Please help as it’s getting a little bit too frustrating!! Kind Regards.


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S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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My Dentist Said I Don’t Need Braces But I Want Fix My Gap, What Can I Do?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Q.

I’m 13 and I have a gap in my front teeth I have asked the dentist for braces but they said I don’t need them all my other teeth are straight but its just my front teeth they have a gap in them the gap is not that big but you can tell its there it’s really lowering my self esteem and I really want to get something done about it so please help me and how much would it cost ? And would I be able to have it done ? I live in Sheffield so what dentist could I go to? Awaiting your replay, thank you very much.


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My Teeth Have Moved Back, Can You Recommend A Six Month Smile Practice?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Q.

Hello,

I had full braces to the top and bottom of my teeth when I was about 13, however, I still did not like the shape of my teeth and so being a silly teenager I did not wear the retainer. My teeth (mainly the top 4 largest teeth) moved back crooked quickly and I’ve lived with ugly teeth for years. I’m now 30 years old and I am still very paranoid about smiling. Other than cosmetically, I have relatively good teeth, no fillings and quite white. I have suffered with gum disease in the past, partly to do with medication I was on and partly as I just hate my teeth so didn’t look after them enough and as there over crowded it built up but they are ok now.

I have read about the ‘6 month smile’ and would love to have it if possible.
Can you recommend anywhere in Birmingham that offers this? And do you know how much it would roughly cost to straighten my front top 4 teeth?

Many Thanks.


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Am I Stuck With Overlapping Front Teeth For The Rest Of My Life?

Friday, May 31st, 2013
Q.

Okay Dr I have a slight issue with how straight my teeth are, it’s a little awkward because it is not my whole mouth. It’s simply my two front teeth overlap, the rest of my teeth are fine. It looks as if one of my two front teeth is longer than the other one. It looks terrible I don’t like to smile or laugh or even talk to people because I get so embarrassed. Lately they have been causing me some discomfort, I’ve been to the dentist many times and they say they cannot give me braces and I cannot afford to pay for them. Will a retainer do me any good or is there anything else you recommend? Or am I stuck with this for the rest of my life?


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Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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Which Treatment Would Be Best To Re-size My Teeth?

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Q.

hello sir i wonder if you could help out, basically i want to resize my teeth for a better look and healthy smile..can u suggest something best that i can recover from it as soon as possible…..
first 4 teeth are forwarded to outside where they should be and i dont feel right about how they look. what i want overall is something to make everything look in proportion and normal, so probably need to resize and re position my lower jaw somehow. then look at how to align the teeth so that they look correct afterwards.


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S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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I Am Fearful Of Smiling In Public, What Can I Do?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Q.

Hello, I have an issue with my smile. Being that it is rather small and my teeth hardly show and it is just not nice at all. It has become such a problem that i rarely smile in public at all now, and i although i am a friendly and bubbly guy, i feel i am becoming more awkward to be around sometimes due to this problem. i would love to have a better smile to give me the confidence to have a laugh and a joke with friends without the fear of people looking at my awful smile. anything that could be done would be great to hear about.


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S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Web: www.s3dental.co.uk Tel: 020 8398 6322

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