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I Had To Stop My Cosmetic Dental Work Halfway Through Due To Unseen Circumstances. Would I Qualify For NHS Crowns?

Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Hello Andrew. I started cosmetic dental work around 18 months ago and had my front 6 teeth filed and temporary’s put on. Due to unforeseen financial circumstances I couldn’t afford to go ahead with the treatment and I still have these temporary’s on, almost two years later. I’m embarrassed to see the dentist as it’s been so long and my gum are pretty red also. Would I qualify for NHS crowns as I have an exemption card or would this still be seen as cosmetic? Thanks.


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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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Would A Private Dentist Provide Me With A Well-Matched Set Of Partial Dentures? I’m Not Sure About My NHS Dentures.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Hi Mark. My dentist tells me that NHS partial (2 front teeth) denture faux gums only come in one colour.
My old NHS dentures matched my gum colour.
He keeps telling me that my new dentures should look like my own teeth “should” look.
I have already paid for these teeth though I haven’t yet accepted them.
Should I ‘lose’ my fee and invest in private? Would a private dental technician be able to provide a well-matched set of partial dentures? I no longer care whether they fit well or not. I want the dentures to be unnoticeable to other people. My friends are amazed that all my teeth are not my own.


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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’m 17 And I Need Braces To Fix My Crooked Teeth. Can I Get Them For Free Through The NHS?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I’m 17 years old and I really need braces because my teeth are rather crooked and bent. Will I still get braces under the NHS for free? Or will I have to pay? The orthodontist where I live says that they only do free braces for patients 16 years old and under, does this mean I will have to pay? And it says on the NHS they cover you till your 18 years old? How many appointments will it take to actually get the braces? 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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I Had Braces When I Was Younger. Now They’ve Moved Back. How Much Will I Be Looking At And Will I Get An NHS Discount?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Hello Mark,

I wanted to enquire about having fixed braces. I am nineteen years old and a college student. I have had braces before when I was roughly thirteen years old. My teeth have slightly moved due to not wearing my retainer long enough. Would you be able to tell me whether I am able to get braces through the NHS or if I can apply for a certain discount. If not, how much would I be looking at?

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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I Broke My Tooth Recently And I’ve Been Advised To Have A Bridge Or An Implant? Which Would You Advise?

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Hi. I had broke my tooth a few days ago and went into my local NHS dentist and was told that the tooth is totally damaged, he could fill this with fillings but it won’t last very long and the other option is removal? I opted for the removal as this colour was totally discoloured from the filling and was ruptured as well.

I have been now advised to look at options of bridge or implant. Both teeth on either end of the missing tooth have a slight filling on them. What would you recommend I should do? I would appreciate your advice, could you also tell me what the cost implications would be for what you would recommend it. I was also told that I can have temporary dentures but will need to wait for at least 6 months till I decided which option to take as my bone needs to breath! 


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’m Concerned That My Root Treatment Will Expose My Crowns. What Happens If I Don’t Have The Treatment?

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Hi Andrew, I’d like your advice. I have always visited my NHS dentist regularly. Yet, after seeing a specialist, I have been told that I need root service debridement. I am very concerned about this. Will the treatment damage/expose my crowns and if I don’t have it, what other options do I have? And what will result be without the treatment? Also can I be sure that this will extend my teeth? I have 4 crowns at the top in the front and also at the bottom. Apparently the ones at the bottom are not so bad. I am concerned that the crowns at the top will look too much like crowns. I hope to hear from you. 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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I Have A Crooked Front Tooth And I’d Like To Know What The Best Treatment Would Be In Terms Of Cost And Longevity?

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I am 39 years old and I have crooked front tooth which I believe has become more prominent over the last few years. Sometimes it’s feels a little uncomfortable. I asked my own dentist about options privately though as they are the NHS were very dismissive of my concerns. I have read about a few options however which would be a better option given age, longevity of the treatment and cost?

Your advice and suggestions are welcome. 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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How Much Would It Cost Me To Have A Two Bridges Fitted To The Front Of My Mouth?

Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. Could you please advise how much it would cost to have two bridges fitted at the front of my mouth? I want gold with a porcelain cover (window). I currently have a gold cap that I want replaced with a bridge. The two teeth I want replacing are next to each other in the front of my mouth. I would appreciate your advice or any suggestions you may have. My NHS dentist has advised I may need a plate fitted, however I had this before and couldn’t wear it as it made me feel sick. Thank you for helping me.


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 There Any Way I Can Fix My Broken Teeth On A Budget? I Want To Be Confident.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Hello Andrew, I’m 20 years old and have awful teeth. They are broken, chipped badly and I have teeth missing I am really self concious about smiling, laughing and it’s really affecting my social life as I don’t like to leave the house. I am also on a budget as I have 2 young children. I really want my teeth sorting out so I can gain the self esteem and confidence a young 20 year old should have. Is there anything you can possibly suggest for me? Thank you, your advice would really be helping me out.


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’m 15 And I Was Wondering If The NHS Would Provide Me With Lingual Braces Or Not?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. My question is: how much do lingual braces cost? Does NHS provide it? I’m 15 years old. I have 2 of my front teeth are overlapping like they should be in the front but they are on the back and that is the only problem that I have. How long should I wear the normal braces or the lingual dental braces? I think that lingual braces are the only braces that can help me. I don’t really want the normal braces and I was wondering if there was any discount because of my age? 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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