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Is My Husband’s Dental Issue an Aesthetic One?

Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Hi. My husband’s 3rd tooth from the front has come out, it was a crown. The NHS dentist said he can’t have a bridge on the NHS as it’s asthetic – you can see it when he talks and smiles and it’s changing his speech. Is this correct as band 3 on the NHS says bridges are included. Surely it’s up to him if he feels it’s affecting him, and he pays for dental treatment? Can they fob him off saying it’s an aesthetic thing? It is at the front so he feels it’s noticeable and also the one next to it could lean in the gap. Thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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How Strong are Replacement Teeth, and How Long Should They Last?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Dear Dr Gambroudes. How strong are replacement teeth? Also, how long are expected to last? I had one of my wisdom teeth replaced, but it came loose and fell out after two years. Now I only eat with the left side of my mouth. I feel very uncomfortable with the tooth missing, what should I do? I feel that I should replace it to enable me feel comfortable and enjoy my meals. I will also want to change my dentist.
I will also want to know how often one needs to visit the dentist so as to take care of the teeth before any problems occur. What is cosmetic teeth surgery? How often should one go for teeth cleaning? Thank you. 


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
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Can Stem Cell Technology Be Used To Create New Teeth And Is This Treatment Now Available?

Monday, February 10th, 2014
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Hi Doctor, my canine tooth cracked while I was eating crisps after a temporary filling was done.
It was a small line at the side of the tooth and my dentist told me that I would need a crown and there is nothing that they could do. I have a crown now and it is not as long as my natural canine tooth, I was wondering if I could get a matching (longer) crown to replace it and if it would be suitable for canine teeth. Also I have the feeling that if I had said this and went to another dentist that my natural tooth and shape could have been saved. One more quick question as I am aware of stem cell technology, and wonder if stem cells can be taken from old dried up baby teeth? Or if you know the people growing new teeth and if they need volunteers, I’d like to try it.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Crown Has Fallen off the Implant, Do I Have To Have The Treatment Done Again?

Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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I had an implant and crown put in three years ago never had any problem until yesterday morning. I was eating and the crown fell off the implant. I found the crown and the smell was so bad I had to run brush my teeth and rinse my mouth out. I noticed that the implant post is still in there but the crown I have in my hand, Do I have to go and have the procedure done all over again from the beginning or will they just reattached the crown to the implant again? Please help as I am unsure whether I have to pay the 5000 dollars again or not.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can My Crowns Be Made Shiny And Smooth?

Monday, May 13th, 2013
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I recently had two all porcelain crowns on my front teeth. They were too bulky so the dentist contoured them all over to flatten them. Now, I feel self conscious because I can see horizontal creases on the crowns and they are not as shiny as before. I have paid a lot of money for these crowns and feel really upset with the appearance. I can see where the dentist has contoured them and where he hasn’t because I can see te shiny glaze in some areas where he did not contour. When I tried them on I did not feel like I could make a decision because they kept falling out of my mouth and I ended up saying yes but felt rushed. I would have preferred going away with them for a few days and then making my decision. Is there any way that the crowns can be made shiny and smooth again?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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What recommendations can you give to re-close the gap between my front teeth?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
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I crown my four front teeth to close gap between my front teeth, but now after 10 years, the crown starts giving problems it has receded and the gap has reappeared, what is the best thing to do: do composite bonding, redo crowning, make veneer, use invisible banding. My crowns are metal infused, it looks faky, got dark line emerging on the edge. if i were to redo the crown how many days it will take? what are the procedures?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My daughter has just had a brace fitted, but now her crowns have cracked, what should she do?

Friday, August 19th, 2011
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my daughter has lingual behind her teeth hidden braces at the top,she also has 4crowns two top middle and one either side,her braces have only been in 10days and already her two side crowns have fine cracks along the bottom,does this mean she is not suitable for braces,and should just get new crowns an teeth whitened to make her smile nice, as she is also meant to be having bottom braces fitted soon,but if the top crowns cannot hold a brace without crumbling,not much point in wasting her money,she is 40yrs old,what is your opinion please.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What are temporary crowns made of?

Monday, June 27th, 2011
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I have been reading the information on the website about dental crowns and bridges and it is very clear and easy to comprehend so I am able to understand the whole procedure of making crowns and bridges but I am a bit confused about the temporary crowns and bridges. If possible, I would like to know how are the temporary crowns and temporary bridges made and what are they made of. Are they tooth coloured or are they made of metal or gold?

Thanking you in advance for your time 


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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 new permanent crown is loose, what should I do?

Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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Hello Doctor, A front tooth broke recently and left just about an eight of the original tooth in my gum. This tooth had already had root canal work and I was so pleased to be told that a crown could be fitted. posts were screwed into the stub of the tooth and a tempory crown fitted. Today I went to have this removed and a permanent crown fitted. The dentist had a terrible job getting the tempory crown off and whereas this was very firmly fixed my permanent crown is moving. If the posts were dislodged whist removing the tempory crown can the one fitted now be removed and the posts secured.Thank you in advance


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Should I have a crown fitted even though I have some discomfort in that tooth?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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Dear Dr , I have recently been advised by my dentist that I require a crown fitted on one of my back teeth, the tooth has already had a root filling about 9/10 years ago, I cannot recall ever having problems with the root filling but upon changing my dentist they have noticed that my root filling is actually broken at the bottom of one side (if that makes sense) this tooh was re filled and I have had discomfort in the area since the filling, they have advised that I should still go ahead with the crown, I am however concerned that after having the crown fitted the root breakage could give me trouble which could possibly lead to extra root work and another crown being required… which would be the best way forward in your opinion !!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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