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I Had A Crown Re-stuck The Other Day And Now I Have A Gap Between My Front Teeth. Could You Tell Me How To Fix This?

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. I have three crowns on my front teeth. I am 47 and have had them for about 20 years! I had a crown re-stuck the other day by my dentist and I now have a gap between my front teeth. I never had a gap naturally or when original crowns fitted.
I returned to dentist who said he could not get the crown out and he’d have to “cut it” out. Is this correct? Anyway he took an X-ray and said I still had two “rumbling” infections above my two front right crowns. I had an apicoectomy a long time ago now and I don’t want to repeat the experience.
He said my only options are to fill the gap by adding some sort of material to my left front natural tooth to close the gap, but he said it would angle out from the top which sounds awful! Could you tell me how I can fix this? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I Have Spaces Between My Front Teeth. As A Student I’d Like To Know The Ideal Treatment For Fixing This?

Friday, July 4th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes,

I have a question about my teeth. Basically my bottom teeth are fine but my upper teeth have spaces (gaps) between most of the front teeth. I’m really insecure about it and I want to do the 6 months smile programme. But I want to know how much the price will be for that and what is the best treatment I could have?

I’m a university student right now as well therefore I would be able only to spend maximum £1900 for my teeth. Therefore I wanna know the best treatment thats available for me please get my back to me if you can.

Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Have A Small Hole In The Gap Between My Teeth. My Dentist Missed It And It’s Starting To Bother Me. Should I Have Told Him?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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Hi Andrew. I have a small hole located next to my front teeth, in the small gap between the two. It is very minute and when I went for a check up the dentist didn’t notice it at all so I didn’t bring it up, should I have mentioned that this bothers me? I feel I may need a small filling but how large does the hole have to be for this to happen?  Obviously I’d need a white filling with it being at the front of my mouth, any advice would be great. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Teeth Have Straightened Up But Now They’re Causing Me Discomfort. Am I Eligible For Treatment On The NHS?

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
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When I was about 13 several of my bottom teeth began to cross over and I was refused braces by the orthodontist, my tooth then cut my bottom lip and was causing me discomfort so I was referred to a dental hospital where I was refused braces again. I left my teeth and my bottom one’s because they no longer bother me as they can’t be seen when I smile. I used to have a big gap between my top front teeth but last year they all straightened up and my gap closed up, but I worried they would overlap but my dentist said they wouldn’t. I’m 17 now and recently my second to front tooth has gone crooked and slipped behind my front tooth and is aching and causing me discomfort and making me self-concious, I feel it will push my front tooth forward, also my teeth don’t close together properly, am I still eligible for a brace or even a retainer on the NHS?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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The Gaps In My Teeth Are Getting Me Down, What Can I Do?

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Hi, I’ve recently suffered with gum disease and I’ve been to my dentist to get it sorted out, and she said my bone tissue was OK. After cleaning and scraping I had some antibiotic chips placed under my gums, they are much better now and the swelling has all gone down, but it has left small gaps in all the front of my teeth. I’m not liking how it looks, is there anything I can do to rectify this? as it’s just depressing me the way it looks. I’ve always been a pretty confident person, and now I don’t want to go out and talk to people as I’m very paranoid about how it looks, I did smoke for 25 years but I have now stopped for a year, I have heard about bonding and porcelain teeth but you will know better than me, could you please advise me? Thank you very much.


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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Hi, I Want Perfect Teeth, But I’ve Been Told I Need Surgery To Change The Shape Of My Jaw. Is This My Only Option?

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Hi,
I’ve previously had orthodontic braces fitted three times on my top teeth and twice on bottom ones. This was due to wisdom teeth moving my teeth and also leaving a gap between my two front teeth. The last treatment I had managed to close the gap in between my front teeth and align all the teeth well. However, I was still left with a slight overbite of the front four teeth but was told this was simply the shape of my jaw and mouth and unless I had surgery that was all they could do.

I am now in my early thirties and went to a dentist where I’ve just moved and went for a local check-up. She suggested that I’d need X-rays to check roots of teeth to see whether they were strong enough for yet more braces. I’m really not sure what to do. Is it a bad idea to have braces fitted again? Could what she says about teeth shaping be true or should I just accept that I’ll never have completely perfect teeth due to my jaw shape? I’m really not sure what to do. Is it a bad idea to have braces fitted again? Could what she says about teeth shaping be true or should I just accept that I’ll never have completely perfect teeth due to my jaw shape?  I look forward to your answer.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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The Gap In My Teeth Is Affecting My Life, What Can I Do?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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Hello, Dr Hughes, My two front teeth are mismatched and larger than my other teeth, I also have a gap  in between them which seems around and an inch or so. My teeth have been like this for some time now an It’s making me very depressed. I feel it’s affecting my social life as I now have agoraphobia and do not leave the house for days and sometimes even weeks. My  lack of confidence when it comes to my smile has been a big contributing factor. I also lost my job few months ago due to confidence issues. At the moment I am  currently claiming benefits I am very depressed and I have been bullied about my teeth. I really need help to sort them out and would appreciate any help at all.  Thanks in advance.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’m Seventeen And Wore Braces But My Teeth Have Gone back To Their Original Place.

Monday, August 19th, 2013
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I’m a 17 year old girl who has previously wore braces but unfortunately my two front teeth went back to their horrible place and ever since I’ve started having difficulties even smiling so whenever I go into public places I cover my mouth with shame and embarrassment. I worry that I’ll always have this problem and I’d just like to know if there is any hope for me. I just want to fix my two front teeth and wonder how much it will be as I can’t afford to get braces again. Can cosmetic dentistry help me put my front teeth back even a small amount so I can close my mouth without struggling?


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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Am I In Trouble After My Root Canal Procedure?

Friday, April 12th, 2013
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I have just had a root-canal treatment done on my lower right molar. My dentist has made my molar tooth smooth but the upper and lower teeth do not touch each other now hence creating a little pressure on my premolar tooth (as they now easily touch each other). What should I do? And is capping necessary after root-canal? If I don’t will my filling break away?I am a non-vegetarian and I have a tooth missing near my treated tooth. This is causing me quite a bit of stress and confusion actually so I would appreciate any advice that you feel may be helpful.


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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 Front Teeth Have A Natural Gap Which I Hate, What Can Be Done To Help?

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
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how much does it costs to fill the gap between my front teeth? its just a natural gap. i hate it! its becoming more wide as time goes by.. please do help! it used to be a small tiny space between now its become bigger! can there be anything i can do to fix it. like what sort of treatment is about for this situation? i have thought about stuff but am not up to date with procedures. also about braces, what are they mainly used for? can they help? i would like it if you can make recommendations because i now find it difficult to smile because i hate the gap. my two front are really nice but just without the gap! if i do use braces will i have to use them forever? this would cause me quite a lot of stress and i would rather avoid it do you know is there any permanent solution?


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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