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I Snapped A Tooth Playing Rugby. I’m Worried The Filling Supporting My Broken Tooth Will Break As I Wear Braces. Could This Happen?

Friday, January 31st, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes, about 1 year ago half of my tooth snapped whilst playing rugby so half of my tooth is made out of filling. Will my braces snap the filling off? I am worried, I have had braces for 1 year already but I fear it will snap off. I hate tooth ache, half the tooth is still there and the brace is on both so not all the pressure is on the filling but I’d just like to know if there’s a chance the filling could snap off during my braces treatment. I hope you can help me to put my mind at rest over this. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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A Sweet Tooth And Need My Back Teeth Fixing So My Teeth Don’t Bleed When I Brush. How Much Would Treatment Cost?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes, I am 20 years out and I have a very sweet tooth. My smile is my best asset, however what it hides is terrible. I’ve got many fillings and gold crowns and I want them fixed permanently, so my teeth don’t bleed when I brush. Half of one tooth is absent, but my smile, well my front teeth are amazing. The 4 top right teeth at the back need fixing. The 2 middle back teeth at the top left need fixing. 4 on the bottom two either side need fixing also. I’m really worried, how much will it cost? I hope you can help me with this. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’ve Quit Smoking And I’m On A Healthy Diet. Is There Anything On The NHS That Can Fix My Discoloured Teeth?

Monday, January 27th, 2014
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Hello Mark. I have fillings in the front of my teeth and my teeth are very discoloured from the dye and I’m not very confident. Is there anything on the NHS that can help me? My confidence is so bad that when it comes to job interviews I back out. Also talking to anyone I avoid it completely it’s really getting me down. I’ve quit smoking and on a healthy diet. I’ve looked online about teeth whitening but they don’t and won’t work on teeth that have holes, fillings or cavities. I really hope you can advise me on this. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can You Tell Me Who In London Has The Most Expertise Using Cerec? I Have A Tooth That Requires A Crown But Would Prefer Cerec.

Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Hi Mark. Can you tell me who in London has the most expertise in Cerec fillings? I have heard mixed reports on how
successful it is as a treatment. I have heard the life of such a treatment is not great and that the finish can be imperfect. I have a tooth which requires a crown but would prefer a Cerec filling if it was comparable. I need a dentist with plenty of experience with the product. I live in London and would prefer to be seen there if possible. Many thanks, I hope you can help me with this.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Is There Any Chance My Dentist Could Of Left Behind Some Silver Filling In My Tooth?

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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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?


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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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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
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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.


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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 Notice That I Have A Stain That Has Developed Near My Filling. Why Is This?

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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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
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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
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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.


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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
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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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