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Could I Receive Dental Treatment From A Dental Student For Reduced Rates? I Need Dental Work Taken Care Of.

Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Hello Dr Gambroudes, I just want to ask a quick question. I’m 19 and I need work done on my teeth. I’ve had a bridge fitted and a few teeth built up to look more natural. I was told they would only last a few years and I would now like something more permanent. I’ve heard from friends that I can get teeth done by a student dentist. I was wondering if you can recommend anything. I’m very self-conscious about the way my teeth look and would like something to be done. Thank you.


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 Teenager, Will The NHS Cover The Costs Of Invisalign Treatment To Straighten My Teeth?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel. I’m a teenage boy and I want to ask you a question that I’m not sure. If my mother is on social benefits, is it free to get Invisalign for me? I live in UK and I heard that the NHS can straighten my teeth for free. I don’t want regular braces as they are way too noticeable. Is there any other braces I could get to straighten my smile? Can you please help me out with this please? Thank you very much. I look forward to hearing back from you.


dr riten patel

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 An NHS Patient But I Pay Charges For A Scale And Polish. Should I Have To Pay Privately For This Treatment?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Hi Andrew. My dentist refuses to polish my teeth after a ‘scale and polish’ saying this is cosmetic only. Can I insist he polishes them or can you tell me where I can go to get the stains removed? I am an NHS patient but pay the charges for a check up and scale and polish. He will carry out a scale but will not polish the stains off the front of my teeth.

Is it possible to have this done under the NHS or would I have to go private? 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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Is The Inman Aligner Available On The NHS If You’re Under 18? I Need Quick Orthodontic Treatment Over The Summer Holidays?

Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel. I have a simple question for you. Can you get an Inman Aligner on the NHS if you’re under 18? I wouldn’t be able to go to so many orthodontist appointments with school and exams so a quick treatment that would be mostly in the summer holiday would be ideal and my family aren’t able to pay for over £1000 for them. I’m really self-conscious about smiling and even talking because you can just see points of my teeth. Also can Inman Aligners push front teeth together and fix the left incisor overlapping with a front tooth? Thank you for getting in touch.


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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 14 Year Old Daughter Needs Braces But Her Orthodontist Said This Wouldn’t Be Covered By The NHS. Should I Keep Trying?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. My 14 year old daughter has gaps between her top front teeth. Her dentist suggested braces for her and referred her to an orthodontist. The orthodontist agreed that a brace would be beneficial however said that it wouldn’t be covered on the national health! We can’t afford the £2000 quoted but are now concerned as one of her teeth appears to be twisting. Is it worth going back and asking again whether it will now be covered on the national health? Thank you.


dr riten patel

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 Can’t Afford To Get My Veneers. Do You Know If I Could Get A Dental Student To Do This For Me?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I need 8 veneers but cannot afford the 3000 pounds it costs to get them. Do you know where can I get help and whether a student dentist could do them? My top 8 teeth are rotting away, this is due to not taking care of them and it’s also because my family have all had weak teeth. I have lost most of my confidence due to this. I am now 43 years old and I know I would find it much easier to talk to women as when I smile I do it with my mouth shut. Thank you for your time in advance.


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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My Teeth Are Decaying And It Hurts To Speak. What Are My Options? Surely I Can Get Treatment Through The NHS?

Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Hi Andrew. I have 3 missing back teeth on my bottom jaw lower left 7 and 6 and lower right 6 with 7. It’s giving me agony as I speak. It has a big hole in it and I imagine it’s on its way, my lower left and right 5 also has decay. Eating is a nightmare as my bottom as I desperately need implants. I am only 30 years old and my teeth are ruined. Surely I can get treatment on the NHS or something? I really could not imagine spending another 30 years with no back teeth as its so horrible and uncomfortable it takes me ages to eat.  What are my options for this and is there any way I can afford treatment? Thank you for your reply.


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 Get Sick From Wearing My Denture. Is There Any Other Treatment That Can Help Me?

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. The dentist advised me to have all my upper teeth removed as I was born with a cleft palette which was operated on as a baby. I can’t seem to wear the dentures they have given me as they irritate the roof of my mouth. Is there anything I can do on the NHS or is private my only option? I do work but being a single parent and only aged 49, I would struggle to go privately. I get violently sick whenever I wear my denture. I would appreciate any advice? Thank you.


dr mark hughes

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 Very Self Conscious Of My Gummy Smile. Can This Be Done Through The NHS As I Am Under 16?

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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As a 15 year old would I be able to have my gummy smile removed and have my two front teeth filed down in line with the rest through the NHS? I am very self conscious of them and I avoid photos. I am also hoping to have a career in acting and I know that having those problems unfixed would jeopardize that. My gummy smile is a few millimetres of gum showing, mainly from a low gum line between each tooth. My two front teeth are also 2 millimetres longer than the the teeth next to them and I would love to have them filed down level to the others. If I can, how much would it cost and how long would take to get an appointment and have it done? Thank you for your time.


dr riten patel

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 NHS Dentist Doesn’t Answer My Questions Regarding Gum Grafts. What Are My Options?

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I have gum recession which is moderately bad on my bottom middle two teeth but less so on the surrounding few. I also have it moderately bad on one tooth on my top row. It has been caused by overaggressive brushing but I have now learnt how to brush properly, I was thinking of having a gum graft and was wondering what my options are? My current NHS dentist doesn’t really answer my questions and seems keen on just giving me sensitive toothpaste and putting fluoride on the areas affected. Why is this? 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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