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How Much Would It Cost Me To Get My Discoloured Bridge Replaced?

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I have had a bridge for over 20 years, and it covers my 6 top front teeth. I’ve always thought they looked too big and false looking and now they are starting to look a bit discoloured which isn’t ideal. I am looking at getting them replaced. Would this be possible after so many years and what would be the cost of doing this? My own dentist always says there is no point, after all I’ve put up with them for so long but I am just not happy with them and I would like some advice from you if that could be at all possible. Thank you for taking the time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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I Have A Cyst Which Needs To Be Removed. If It Causes A Gap, Will The NHS Pay To Have This Fixed?

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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My NHS dentist noticed that a couple of my front teeth appeared to be coming loose and did an X-ray. He found something on the X-ray and referred me to hospital. The consultant at hospital thought it was a cyst and arranged for a biopsy. The results of the biopsy confirmed that it was a cyst – apparently the sort that has a one in three chance of coming back (it has drained a lot since the biopsy) so I have been referred somewhere else for an operation. I may lose a couple of teeth and/or need a plate in my jaw! If after all the surgery I am left with a gap in my front lower teeth will I have to pay to have something done myself with my dentist or would the NHS sort it out because it happened as the result of an operation. I am a bit unclear as to whether I will just be left with a gap! Thank you for any advice.


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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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My Son Was Advised That He’ll Have To Pay £150 Toward A New Bridge As The HC2 Certificate Has Changed. Is This True?

Monday, January 20th, 2014
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Hi, my son had a front bridge which has broken as he’s grown. He had his last one for 10 years and he’s now 24. He has recently tried a denture without success as his new dentist was reluctant to replace the bridge (my son has left home now and is a student and has MS and has a HC2 certificate). He could not eat with the denture having to take it out to eat and it affected his speech, the tiny front tooth snapped off after 3 weeks. The dentist has said it will probably happen again as it’s so fragile. My son was advised he’ll have to pay £150 towards new bridge as HC2 has changed – but we can find no evidence of this – and it’s cosmetic. Is it cosmetic if the back of his adjacent teeth were previously ‘shaved’ to hold his old bridge, are they vulnerable if just left? Or will he have to pay £8000 for implants across all three teeth? Is what this dentist says correct? I will pay the £150 if this is correct as he needs this doing for his well being. 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 Teeth Were Weakened By Braces When I Was Young. Is There Any Chance I Would Be Entitled To NHS Implants?

Friday, January 17th, 2014
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I am 27 and when I was a child I had fixed braces and because they were left on for too long they made my teeth week and when I had to get them removed as half the front enamel came off. Since then going into adult life has been an uphill struggle, I now only have 6 teeth left in my mouth and am forced to wear a denture which I find really hurting. I can’t even wear my bottle one as its too painful with this information would I be entitled to free dental implants on the NHS. Having no teeth really hurts and I wish I could do more but I feel at times I don’t want to smile cause I know my teeth are gone and I don’t have the confidence I once had. I’d really like 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 Have Amelogenesis Imperfecta And My NHS Veneers Are Forever Breaking. What Can I Do?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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I’m 20 years old and I have amelogenesis impecfecta. When I was 16 my dentist at a dental hospital who said I would get veneers when I was 18 when my jaw had functioned properly, due to that dentist leaving and me having a new one I am now been told I will not get veneers on the NHS, I am really unhappy with my teeth. Although over the year I have had a lot of work done on my teeth it’s not forever, the work that’s been done is forever breaking. Just wondering what I can do? As I can’t afford to pay thousands. 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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I Don’t Like My Metal Based Crowns Which Make My Teeth Look Black. Is This A Cosmetic Issue?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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My top two front teeth have metal based crowns. The black ( metal) around the top of the teeth is clearly visible and I am getting fed up with people asking why my teeth are black.
I have just been to the dentist today (NHS), as one of them is quite sensitive to hot and cold and the last three days I have experienced discomfort. However, she doesn’t believe there is anything wrong with it, which is great. However, I asked if these could be replaced as the metal is unsightly. She said that as it is cosmetic I would have to pay £275 for each one. Is this true? I thought I could do this on the NHS for a cost of £210 or thereabouts for both or have I just misunderstood?


dr andrew moore

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 Desperately Need Braces For My Slanted Teeth, How Can I Pay For Them?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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Hello, I’m 18 and working and I desperately need braces due to my two front teeth have been pushed back and bent inwards, my bottom teeth have been pushed to one side and are slanted, I have a chip on one tooth and they’re all different lengths.
Will I have to pay for them braces? If yes, how much will they cost me? And will I have to pay every year or have a payment scheme? If I will be able to get braces how can I set up an appointment for this or will I go on a waiting list?


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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As A Sufferer Of Periodontal Disease, Do You Know Of Anywhere That Can Provide Treatment At Low Cost?

Monday, October 7th, 2013
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Hello Dr Moore, I have a question to put forward. Do you know if the NHS provides periodontal treatment?

My gums are receding because of this, and my teeth are no longer aligned. My teeth now protrude out of my mouth and I can hardly close them.

I have suffered some bone loss, and I am very desperate find somewhere that can fix my teeth at an affordable amount.

I have also made regular dental check-ups in recent times, but have never been referred to a specialist of any kind.

Where can I obtain treatment at low cost? I really hope you can provide an answer to ease my worries with this matter. Thank you.


dr andrew moore

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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Will I Be Able To Get Dental Implants For Free Whilst Claiming Job-Seekers Allowance?

Friday, October 4th, 2013
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Hi, I have been looking for a good dentist for a long time and finally I saw your website and I was relieved. I have got some quite extensive problems with my teeth but I have not got the amount of money the dental implants are priced at, therefore I wanted to ask you, If I’m claiming job-seekers allowance, do I still have to pay the full price for dental implants? Also, is it possible to stabilise dentures? If yes, how much do they cost if I was claiming job-seekers allowance? Thank you in advance for your consideration, I hope to hear from you soon.


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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 Am Very Unhappy With My Teeth And It Has Seriously Affected My Confidence, What Would Be The Best Thing To Do At This Time?

Monday, September 16th, 2013
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Hello, I was just wondering if I could have some advice. I am 22 years old and my teeth are in a very bad way. I have had many fillings and have holes in my teeth which need to be filled. Recently I have had my wisdom teeth removed along with another tooth. I am very unhappy with my teeth and it has seriously affected my confidence and how I feel about myself. When I was younger I was very depressed and therefore neglected my teeth. I am currently working towards going to university and I feel that this issue will affect my chances in the future. I am really scared of losing all my teeth. I have a 16 month old son and was just wondering what would be the best thing for me to do about this? I don’t have very much money but I do have an NHS exemption. Thank you 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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