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Will The NHS Pay For My Dental Implants?

Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Hello there, wondering if you can help me out a little with a difficult problem. I have just had 2 top right back teeth out and 2 bottom right teeth took out and I was told buy my dentist that I cannot wear dentures as I suffer from very bad epilepsy. I have suffered from this all of my life and have been told that the denture route is unsafe in case I have a seizure and swallow or choke on them. Every time I have a seizure I am badly damaging my tongue too, ripping it really badly through the gaps which are now present in my mouth from the missing teeth. The only way I can think of resolving this situation is to get implants. Will the NHS pay for me to have implants in this case do you think?


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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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Am I Too Old For Implants?

Monday, March 17th, 2014
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Hello there, I wondered if you could help me with my problem. I am a sixty-one year old woman, and have had two large gaps on either side of my lower jaw since I was a child. I have experimented with dentures in the past, but I found them to be an inconvenience to me. Would you say I was too old for dental implants, and are my gums too thin to have implants fitted? A big problem I have is that I find that I struggle when it comes to chewing food, and have always wanted to have my teeth sorted out professionally. I do not have many teeth, and I would really like to have a full set of working ones! Thank you. 


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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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My Crown Keeps Falling Out. What Can I Do If The Gap Is Too Small For An Implant?

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I have a small crown next to my front tooth which I have had for nearly 20 years, which keeps falling out. I have been told the gap is too small for implants or screw in teeth. What are the options I have? If I have to keep it what is the best way of making sure it stays attached to my other teeth as it is very embarrassing.  It is right at the front of my smile. It has been stuck in with cements three or four times but they don’t seem to be able to secure it. Thank you for your reply in advance.


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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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Hi Mark. I’m Unsure Whether I Should Have My Canine Removed Before Orthodontic Treatment. My Dentist Said This Would Make My Smile Symmetrical. What Do You Think?

Friday, February 21st, 2014
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Hi Mark. I’m having invisible fixed braces fitted soon and because I had a canine removed years ago (it had grown above the gum and the other teeth are joined) my dentist recommends removing the other canine to make it look symmetrical. He told me I’d have an extra tooth if he didn’t do this. I’m not sure about getting teeth removed. Would you recommend this procedure as I can go with another treatment he offered that doesn’t involve removing teeth? I really don’t know what to do. Any advice on this would be great.


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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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Is It Possible To Have Dental Implants After Valve Surgery?

Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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Hi Mark

I would like to  know if after undergoing surgery for an Aiortic valve replacement in 2007,  Would it be possible to have tooth implants fitted? ( it would perhaps be six implants altogether in all )
I am currently taking warfarin to keep my blood thin due to a mechanical valve being fitted.

Please let me know if these implants would be possible, and if not what would you say is the best solution to my problems?

Kind regards in advance for any advice you may have on this matter.


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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 Am Unsure Whether To Switch To A Rochette Bridge As My Maryland Bridge Keeps Falling Out?

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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Hi Mark.

About 14 months ago I had an epileptic fit where I fell on my face. As a result I fractured one tooth and lost the other.
I began with wanting implants, but could not afford this option. It resulted in having a dental plate which recently led to a Maryland bridge being fitted.
However the bridge has come away three times now. Is there anything else that can be recommended? I have just heard of a Rochette bridge, I am unsure what to do?
Please can you give me some advice. Many thanks.


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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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My Dentist Recommends Braces For Me But I’m Unsure. What Other Treatment Should I Consider?

Friday, November 29th, 2013
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In the upper front of my mouth, I have a very bad overbite with a very large gap in the middle. My gap looks like I have a tooth missing but I don’t it is just a large gap. The two teeth on both sides of the gap are the overbite. Will I be able to get a partial, I can not afford implants, What do you recommend? I am a female middle age and I am not comfortable smiling. Is it too late to make the repairs needed. I can not afford dental implants. I know I will have to have the two front teeth removed. Is it normal to have a gap this large? My dentist recommends braces, I do not want to go that route, one of my front teeth is loose and I don’t think braces is the answer.


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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 Want To Know Whether I Should Straighten My Teeth Before Getting Caps Or After?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Hello Dr Moore, I’d like to discuss a problem I have. Currently I’m undergoing extensive gum grafting and implant preparation for two teeth with an eye toward crowns for the rest. My desire is to have my teeth straightened at some point. Still, my other dental team members seem to be running into interference with my orthodontist, so I don’t have his input. Should I wait until my teeth are capped and the implants installed before seeking further alignments? I hope you can help me with this and offer your advice. Thank you.


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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 Had Conflicting Advice. Should I Get Implants Or A Cantilever Bridge?

Monday, November 11th, 2013
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My 7th right lower molar was done with RCT. But due to poor support of the crown capping they were misplaced twice. RCT was also not done properly due to prognosis being questionable. Now my doctor has advised me for an extraction due to the poor condition of the tooth. My 8th molar was already extracted 3 years back due to impaction. I am afraid that in absence of two molars that I will be unable chew food. Someone suggested a Cantilever bridge and someone said implant. what should I go for? I am confused, I hope you can advise me. Also is it necessary to go for any option after extraction? Can’t it be left as it is? Thanks.


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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: [email protected]

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I Need Implants As I May Lose My Next Placement As A Student Nurse. Could I Get NHS Funding For Implants?

Monday, November 11th, 2013
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Hi Marcus. Could you please tell me if my situation would warrant funding of NHS for implants as I’m desperate. I am a student nurse and have been told that I may not be able to attend my next placement due to teeth missing at the front of my mouth (I tripped and had a small rake in my hand that hit me in the mouth).
I am pretty devastated as not only have I lost teeth I may lose my place. Hope to hear from you soon and thanks in advance for any help you can offer me.


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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