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Is There Any Chance My Dentist Could Of Left Behind Some Silver Filling In My Tooth?

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
Q.

Hi, I had a silver amalgam filling removed today as it made my tooth look totally grey and had it replaced with a white filling. However, there is a silver band around the top quarter of the tooth (although the rest of the tooth looks okay). Does this mean that the dentist may have left some if the old silver filling in and this is now showing through? The old filling was pretty deep so maybe the white filling isn’t deep enough? How can this be rectified? The dentist said it’s just my tooth but it looks like some silver has been left in. Any advice please?


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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A Bit Of Tooth Came Out Whilst Eating And Now Food Debris Gets Trapped In The Hole. Will The Tooth Be Okay For A Couple Of Weeks?

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Q.

A bit of my tooth came out whilst having something to eat, towards the back of my mouth but in between two teeth. The hole is right in the middle of the teeth and not on the outside/inside etc, it doesn’t hurt (YET) but I can’t get in the dentist until after the New Year, it looks quite dark and a lot of food is getting trapped inside which I have to keep flossing it out. Is this a sign of decaying, as I only visited my dentist in August this year, surely they should of spotted early signs of decay? I also had a crown fitted and they would of looked at my teeth on different occasions, I don’t know what to do? I don’t want to be unwell for Christmas but I have to wait until after New Year.


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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I Notice That I Have A Stain That Has Developed Near My Filling. Why Is This?

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Q.

Hi Mark. I have a front tooth which already has a filling in it, but I have noticed where the filling is there appears to be a spot of some sort, like a brown stain on the tooth. Why is this? Does the filling have to come out and treated to be refilled. The filling has been in there for a few years but now I am worried that I might lose the tooth or the staining might spread. I would be most grateful for your help. I have no problems with other teeth but I would like to know why this has happened.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Am 5 Months Pregnant. Would I Get A White Filling For Free Through The NHS?

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Q.

Hi, I’m currently nearly 5 months pregnant, I have a maternity exemption form and I just wanted to know something, a couple of months after I had my son I was brushing my teeth and the inside corner up to the halfway mark chipped off one of my top front teeth, I never got it looked at because I was always ashamed of it never smiling in front of people and never laughing and so from then a month or two after that it broke up to the top and was more ashamed to let anybody see it. It’s been like this now for around 2 years, would I have to pay for this as it would need a white filling, thanks in advance.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
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Hello Dr Marcus, I’d Like A Durable Way Of Mending My Chipped Tooth.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Q.

Hello Doctor Marcus,
I have a front tooth (second left) which is chipped (approx 30% of tooth), I have had a composite filling done in the past but it keeps falling out. I would prefer a more reliable and durable fix, but I do not want to have a crown just yet. Is a porcelain filling a possible option. I’d also like to know the cost as well please? Also I’m thinking about teeth whitening. Thank you, really look forward to hearing your advice.


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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I Had An Infected Tooth After A Filling Came Loose And Now It’s Black. What Are My Long Term Options?

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Q.

Hi, a year ago I had root canal surgery performed on my front tooth. I have had ongoing problems with this tooth since I chipped it when I was 12 years of age. I have had it re-filled 3 times. Before I had the root canal, I was told I had an infection as the filling came lose. It is now black. I’m a 20 year old girl and this is really affecting my confidence. Preferably I wouldn’t like to get a crown but I am looking for a long term solution. What are my options in fixing this tooth?
Thanks, please help.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Discovered A Black Spot On My Front Tooth. Will Fluoride Treatment Reverse The Decay?

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Hello Dr Hughes, my problem is that I have recently discovered a black spot on my front tooth (top 1) that’s annoying me. My dentist recommended to just leave it and wait, but now I’m starting to think that it now looks bigger. I have heard of a fluoride treatment, and I wondered whether this could this help to reverse the decay? What would be the best treatment for my front tooth if I had to use a filling? Is a filling the only option? Many thanks for your advice.

Kind regards.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Think I May Need Composite Bonding As I Grind My Teeth At Night. Is It The Right Option?

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr Shaffie, I am 17 years of age. I am interested in White fillings with composite bonding. If I decide on having this done to my teeth how long does it last, does it wear off in time? Also does it blend in with the colour of your teeth? A few of my teeth have worn down due to grinding my teeth at night and want to know if this method is suitable for my teeth. Also, I want to know how much will it cost because I am hoping to do it to all of my teeth as I am very insure about them whenever I smile. Does this method still work if you have gaps in your teeth and does it cover these gaps? Thank you.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
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I Recently Took My Braces Off And Some Glue I Scraped Off Damaged My Tooth. What Should I Do To Resolve This?

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Q.

Hello, I had braces and took them off myself and on my front tooth some of the glue did not come off so it scraped it off and it has took a small part out in the middle of my tooth. The small dip after every meal or drink goes yellow, so how can I get around this problem? (I brush twice daily, once in the morning and once at night before bed) any help would be fantastic I’ve started brushing even more recently to try get rid of the problem but nothing seems to work and obviously is knocking on my confidence a bit. Thank you for any advice you can offer.


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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Is It Difficult For Dentists To Extract Teeth Barely Over The Gum Line?

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr Shaffie. I believe I may require treatment fairly soon, at the moment I have two back molars on opposite sides that need extracting and an upper tooth where a crown has come out. In regard to the back molars, one broke in half and the other one is barely above gum level and is almost entirely made up of filling. Will the extraction for the tooth barely over gum level be difficult to perform for some dentists?
I have not seen a dentist for two years, as my previous one retired. I will probably need some other work, can you offer me any advice in regards to this? Thank you and kind regards.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: info@sandford.com

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