Archive for the ‘fillings’ Category

I Think I May Need Composite Bonding As I Grind My Teeth At Night. Is It The Right Option?

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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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
Email: info@sandford.com

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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
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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.


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

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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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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I Need A Lot Of Treatment, What Options Or Advice Can You Provide Me With?

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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My teeth are all brown and not in a good shape, the lower ones are crooked as well, they are very short, guess my biting isn’t very good or maybe I have a grinding problem, I am 46 years old and very desperate, could you please give me some advice and give me a rough figure of the cost? I have a very badly filled tooth and I can’t use my right side any more, on my left at the back, I have gaps and eating is becoming a nightmare. The front ones are chipping and biting is becoming a challenge, I can’t even bite into an apple, please give me all the options cause with my teeth to all get done it looks like it will be very expensive.


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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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How Much Is It To Get Two Implants As I Have A Drifting Issue?

Friday, September 27th, 2013
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Hello Dr Patel. My problem is that I am in need of a molar implant as after having it taken out when I was sixteen, it has now caused a drifting issue but also I need my second molar on the left taken out due to a bad filling and I am really paranoid about the gap from the previous extraction, so much so that I fear that if I have this other one taken out I won’t be able to smile again.

How much will it cost to have two implants? I don’t really want bridges as they would have to file the teeth down and they look really noticeable and that’s something that I don’t want. Thank you in advance for any advice, I hope you can help.


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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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I Had A Calcium Deficiency During My Pregnancy. Can Anything Be Done To Rectify My My Smile?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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During pregnancy I had horrible case of calcium deficiency, my teeth shifted and I suffered significant bone loss. I would like to know if your six week smile program would be ideal for me since it is a lot gentler in regards to the movement of teeth below the gum line.
My lower central incisors are slightly twisted, the lateral incisors have moved slightly behind the central incisors which have resulted in lower crowding.
My upper central incisors have moved forward and my gum line has elevated a bit, also I have developed a space between them. My right lateral incisor and canine have shifted slighted behind each other. My upper right first and second pre-molars were extracted. Also I have filings in both my upper first molars.

Please advise if anything can be done to rectify my smile. Regards.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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I’ve Been Told My Teeth Can’t Support Braces, So What Are My Other Options?

Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Hello. I have already undergone the treatment for braces some four years back, but from the time the treatment was over, I noticed my teeth were starting to get protruded and thereby opening gaps. Now it seems to look how it appeared to look prior to the treatment. Yet my teeth have developed lots more cavities and do not have a lot of strength to bite anything very hard. Enough fillings have been put in from my childhood and some even more recently. I am 25 now. When I have approached several dentists they advise me not to go for braces again as my teeth are not in a condition. Could you kindly suggest what other options may be available? I hope to hear from you in the near future.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Have A Sore Mouth After Root Canal Treatment, And I’m Worried I Might Lose A Tooth, Can You Help Me?

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
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Hello,
I hope you can help me please, I had RCT on a upper back tooth which was not successful I changed my dentist and had the RCT done again, it was very painful afterwards and took several months to settle down. My problem now is that there is a small old filling on the inside of this tooth which is making my tongue sore I spoke to the dentist about having the old filling redone and was told because it was attached to a larger filling it was best to leave it and he filed down the old filling to try to smooth it but this is not successful. I did look at the tooth with a small mirror to see for myself and the filling looks old but I also noticed a dark horizontal line just under the gum line on this tooth and when I touched it the tooth was tender, I am worried that some damage has been done to the tooth whilst having the two RCT.
I can’t afford to loose this tooth so please could you advise me what I should do, I would appreciate your knowledge regarding my problem.

Thank you so much


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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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I Am Nervous Around Dentists And Require Cosmetic Treatments, How Can You Help Me?

Friday, August 30th, 2013
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I am a nervous patient and do not like going to the dentist. I always had six monthly check ups and once a year for many years. I have not been to the dentist for around two years now due to not having any money, loss of work etc. I need a gum graft in my lower tooth in the front. The gum started to recede around 5 years ago and has not been mentioned by the dentists I have visited. The dentists said that if it got worse it may need to be looked at. I have a lot of fillings but they have been good and given me no trouble and beside this I have been lucky with my teeth, now I am getting older I noticed a few problems. I have a loose wisdom tooth, not giving me any trouble but, I’m too worried to go to the dentist. Could this be done at the same time as a gum graft? Would I be able to be completely pull it out, if so how long would it take? I am frightened to let anyone touch the tooth because I do not want it to fall out. I would need to book somewhere for the night after treatment or can I get the train back? What is the cost? Would I be able to have it done in November and how many times would I need to come and see you after treatment?  


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Hello, I Have A Big Fear Of The Dentists, But I Have To Go. What Are My Options?

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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Hello, I have a really huge fear of the dentist as of bad experiences with them when I was younger and I have extremely bad anxiety and panic attacks. I have had a big filing fall out which has caused a big section of my tooth to come out and I can’t eat or sleep properly due to the pain, I have my first appointment with a dentist on Tuesday but I’m really terrified. Is it possible for you to tell me if you know whether I can be put asleep for treatment before treatment or something along those lines? Where would treatment like this be available to me? Please reply as this is urgent and really very scared. Thank you for your time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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