Can I Get a Refund on a Crown That Looks Wrong?

February 16th, 2015
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Good morning. I recently had a crown done on my front tooth as it was becoming grey in colour due to a root canal. I had the root canal over a year ago and it hasn’t given me any trouble since then but the aesthetic look of it was declining. The crown is horrible – the colour is wrong and the tooth was filed down too much on the end so it is shorter than my other front tooth – I also have a minor lisp now. It doesn’t look like my tooth. I also don’t know if I am within my rights to get a refund as the tooth is so wrong. I’m terrified I am now stuck with a horrible looking tooth, what can i do?


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Dr Mark Hughes

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What Treatment is Required for Teeth That Stick Out?

February 16th, 2015
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Hello there. I have two front teeth sticking out like vampire teeth, so what treatment will I require? Will I have to get them pulled out? Will I have a twin blocker or what? Please do not say to consult your doctor, just tell me from your experience what you think.

Also what will it cost to get invisible braces? I am under 18.  How long will it take for my teeth to settle down? Thank you.  Please reply as soon as possible since I am very scared of getting braces.


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Harley Street Dental Studio
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How Can I Restore My Smile?

February 13th, 2015
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Hi. When I was a teenager I was in an accident which basically ruined my teeth. After my first child and with a horrific fear of dentists but an even bigger pain in my mouth I decided together my teeth ‘sorted’ once and for all, I was put to sleep in an operation which I thought was to remove 4 teeth, when I awoke 10 had been taken out as they were just crumbling. I’m now 24 with a bridge across the front of my mouth and substantial gaps, I have no bottom teeth except my front 6, I hate smiling, I hate everything about them, eating is near enough impossible. I can’t even remember the last crusty roll/biscuit I ate, at least before I didn’t have to worry about my gaps showing or my bridge falling out. What are my options? I’m with a new dentist now and even though I have had drastic teeth removal my other teeth are basically crumbling too, the damage is done. Is there anything I can do?


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Harley Street Dental Studio
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What Procedure is Best for Shortening Teeth?

February 13th, 2015
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Hi. The size of my front two teeth are a bit big and I want to shorten them to have a better smile. Can you give me suggestions about what cosmetic surgery I should go for? I feel the front teeth are a bit outwards too. I don’t know the terms to explain but in simple terms I’ve got big front teeth and I have small lips so when I smile I don’t look quite good. I am 30 years old. How much will it cost, and how long will it last? Thanks. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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How Can Botched Teeth Whitening Be Corrected?

February 13th, 2015
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I have just used a Megawhite teeth whitening gel tray at home, and I am not happy with the results. My top teeth appear to now be two tone very white on the top half of my teeth but darker on the bottom which is unsightly and upsetting, Is this a common problem, and is there anything that can be done to correct this, or improve my now two tone teeth? Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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How Can I Correct a Rotated Incisor?

February 13th, 2015
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Hi. All my teeth are perfect except my left lateral incisor, which is slightly rotated. It very much bugs me. What can I do about this? My dentist said they wont give me any braces as it’s ‘minor’, but I really want something to help my tooth go back to its normal state of place. Thanks for any help, I would really appreciate it. If it helps, I’m nearly 15 and my teeth are all healthy. Could I get a retainer or something? Or what can I say to my dentist about this? Many thanks.  


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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Will a Temporary Filling Harm a Newly Fixed Broken Tooth?

February 12th, 2015
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Dear Dr Hughes. My son broke his front teeth which affected the pulp area as well.We had restoration work done on the same day. His next appointment is in six months.But now he is left with the uneven restoration layer and obviously it doesn’t look good at all. I was told to wait for the nerve healing process to play out but for the time being he’s not getting his smile back.
I would like to ask if a pleasant temporary filling is possible while we are waiting for it to heal, or will it disturb the healing process? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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Can I Replace my First Molars With New Wisdom Teeth?

February 12th, 2015
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Hi, can I replace my 1st molar (which is full of amalgam) with new wisdom teeth? I am 18 years old and my second molar is fine. Does such treatment exist? If so could you tell me of a possible price range and whether I need to go to a specialist (or can my normal dentist do the job)? I have a filling on all 4 first molars, will I be able to replace them all with wisdom teeth? Thanks in advance.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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Which is the Best Option: Post Crown or Maryland Bridge?

February 11th, 2015
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I have fractured one of my lateral incisors along the gum line, which I had root treatment for approximately 10 years ago. I visited my regular dentist who has advised me to wait until the tooth breaks off and then he will probably be able to fit a post crown providing the root is OK. I visited a private dentist for a second opinion, who has advised that I have the tooth extracted and consider having a Maryland bridge or an implant fitted. I am totally confused and don’t know what to do. I can’t afford an implant so what would be the best option, a post crown or a Maryland bridge? Your advice would be greatly appreciated, many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What Treatment Would You Recommend to Rejuvenate Thin Enamel?

February 11th, 2015
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Hello. I’ve got quite thin enamel and consequently I have discoloured, relatively-short teeth with gaps. I would preferably like to have as many teeth rejuvenated as recommended (e.g. in a smile, let’s say between 12-14). I was just wondering what treatment you would recommend (bearing in mind my teeth are reasonably slim due to my lack of enamel, but I’m not sure how slim they have to be so that veneering is not an option…they’re not too thin though) and what the cost would be? Thanks! 


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Dr Mark Hughes

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