What Can Be Done About the Gap of a Missing Tooth Whilst Waiting for an Implant?

May 17th, 2016
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I need to have left front tooth and one to the left removed due to bone loss (I am under Eastman’s and fanatical about hygiene). However, being a wimp I am struggling with the thought of having the gap – apart from temporary plate, can you suggest ways of coping in the interim of a possible implant, i.e. how do you look in the mirror? I know they need to come out and I am all for it but I can’t get over the distress over what a two teeth gap will look like – I am not vain, but distressed and do not want to talk funny.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Is Fluoride Varnish a Good Treatment Option for Children?

May 13th, 2016
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My son, who is 7, has white patches on his emerging adult teeth which are quite extensive and some of these teeth also seem a bit translucent. He would always swallow his toothpaste rather than spit it out. I am concerned about fluorosis. His dentist is keeping an eye on his teeth and one thing he mentioned was about using fluoride varnish. I’m concerned about treatment with fluoride varnish and can’t find out any info about its use for this particular kind of problem – do you know if this is a good treatment option?


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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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Can a Crown be Re-Shaped Using Veneers?

May 13th, 2016
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I broke my front tooth in an accident 20 years ago. It had a metal-ceramic crown. A part of the root was also damaged, for which I had an operation to remove part of the bone from the lingual side.The new crown was very ugly shaped, different to the other tooth. Many dentists fear to remove the crown, others say to have an implant done, which I fear. Is it possible to restore the shape by means of a veneer or Lumineer? A dentist made a restoration with composite, but it is broken now, after many years.


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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What is the Best Way to Close a Gap in My Teeth?

May 13th, 2016
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I have a large gap between my 2 front teeth (about 5mm wide) with a piece of skin hanging down between the teeth. What would be the right steps to take in closing the gap fully? I know I will have to have a frenectomy but I don’t know what to do after that because it is such a wide gap. Would it be better to get braces or Invisalign or would cosmetic surgery (veneers) do the trick? Although I have read it’s not usually practical to close such a wide gap with veneers as it can make the front teeth look very wide and unnatural. I’m looking for the quickest (less than 1 year) and cheapest method. Any ideas please?


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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Could I Have My Veneers Removed and Replaced with Whiter Ones?

April 29th, 2016
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Dear Sir/Madam.  I had 12 composite veneers fitted – 6 on the top 6 on the bottom. I have chipped one at the front and am very unhappy with them. The dentist matched them to my natural colour which is very yellow! I am not fussed with the bottom row as you can hardly see them but I would like the top row removed and replaced to achieve a very white Hollywood smile like the celebrities.

Do you think this could be done?

Many thanks.


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 Supposed to be a Gap Between a Dental Crown and the Gum?

April 29th, 2016
Q.

Hello.

I hope your day is going well.

I am writing to you to find out if the gap between the dental crown and the gum is a side effect of having a crown fitted. I had been treated with one crown, some time ago and realised that it isn’t fitted right. I am worried that food may get behind the crown and so cause the decay process.

I find it hard to believe that this is something happening frequently, can’t believe it is something normal.

Thank you very much for your time. 


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 a Time Limit for the Removal of a Bone Graft?

April 26th, 2016
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I had an external sinus lift bone graft carried out in Spain two months ago in my upper jaw, in preparation for an implant. Graft material, I'm not sure what, in the form of white granules was packed into the cavity drilled into the existing bone, and a dissolvable membrane placed over the top.
I have suffered a dull toothache type pain in the area of the graft ever since.
On a number of occasions I had loose graft particles removed as they were causing some pain.
I have had three courses of antibiotics. Two of penicillin and one of Rhodogil. Only Rhodogil gave some temporary relief.
I am being advised that the graft will probably have to be removed as antibiotics have proved ineffective.
Is there a time limit for removal of graft? Is it a difficult procedure, and could your practice assist, if necessary?


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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Can I Have Dental Work Done at a Dentistry School?

April 26th, 2016
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Dear Dr Andrew Moore,

I am 26 years of age and moved from Scotland to London to try and better my life. I struggle with depression and anxiety which doesn’t help this matter.

I don’t have or make a lot of money and am trying to save in London. It’s impossible. The problem is, my UL3 has no root and is a black tooth which was covered with an NHS veneer, which has now split and come off. My UL1, UL2, UR1, UR2 have been extracted and replaced with a denture (along with UL4 UR4 AND UR6) which doesn’t fit. So I can’t eat with it in. My UR3 is the only tooth that hasn’t had any work done to it, this also includes both my wisdom teeth UR7 and UL7. The rest of my upper teeth have either root canal or really big fillings and you can hardly see any tooth.

This has caused me to loose weight due the fear of my teeth breaking when I eat and I have stopped socialising with people and have missed days at work also. I’m left with no confidence whatsoever! The worst thing about it is, I have always taken care of my teeth and flossed, brushed and used mouthwash but the decay is so bad! I lack calcium, always have. I gave my mum pyorrhoea of the mouth while I was in the womb.

I can no longer live like this and it’s so expensive to correct and I don’t want a denture for my whole upper mouth. I have heard of many people going to dental schools to get the work done for free. I’m lost and don’t have any clue of what my options are. All I have done is cry all day and not left the house.

Is there any advice or help you can offer me?

Warmest regards,


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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What’s the Best Way to Close a Gap in the Teeth?

April 25th, 2016
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I have gap in my front teeth and I want to bridge the gap. Can you please help me out with the procedure?

I have searched though the internet and came to know about applying the braces, but it will take so much time and I don’t want to spend time on this. So can you please help me out in this regard?

It would be really great if I could get some help and various solutions so that I can smile happily.


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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Can Corrective Dental Treatment be Reversed?

April 20th, 2016
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Hi, I had two teeth extracted and my front teeth pushed back when I was a teenager. I’m 38 now and the treatment was to correct an overbite that I had. However, unfortunately my teeth have been pushed too far back in my mouth and now they are hardly visible when I smile. Its affecting my self confidence. My question is, is it possible to reverse this and bring the teeth forward, either with braces or an expander? Thanks.


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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