Posts Tagged ‘bone loss’

Would a lingual frenectomy stem any further gum recession and how will I know if it’s a success?

Friday, November 5th, 2010
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I am 44 years old and have severe bone loss & recession of the anterior 4 teeth, bottom jaw. I consulted w/a periodontist, and he took measurements of recession. He recommended doing a lingual frenectomy to avoid further recession. How effective is this procedure for preventing further recession, and how long will it take to know whether it was a success or not, and if I will need a graft? Does it make a difference whether the procedure utilizes a blade vs. a laser (besides bleeding, need for stitches?) What is the typical cash cost for this procedure? Thanks very much for your assistance.,

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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My dentist has said implants are not possible due to bone loss and has recommended a 4-tooth-bridge. Sound reasonable?

Friday, October 8th, 2010
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Dear Dr. Caplan I wondered whether you could advise please. My front right tooth has suffered a lot of trauma over the years due to accidents. I am 34-years old. I have had it capped and I think I have had route canal treatment on it in the past also. However, I understand that it is now dead, my gums have receded a little to reveal the dark brown colour of the tooth underneath. The tooth has become very wobbly (enhanced by wearing for a while an anti snoring guard-which I regret buying!). Anyway my dentist has confirmed that the tooth now needs to be removed. We discussed the options of either an implant or a bridge. He has advised on a 4 tooth bridge and I wondered whether you could advise as to whether this is correct, as it seems to go against the grain compared with what other dentists are saying on the internet. He took some x-rays of the tooth and showed me that the the tooth’s bone is significantly worn down and fractured. He stated that if I went down the implant road then a bone graft would be required. He quoted a price of about £3,000 if I opted for implants. He also stated that he would have to refer me to another dentist to be the implant work. He suggested a bridge was the better option for cosmetic reasons. He cited a 4 tooth bridge would give a better alignment than simply fitting an implant (he may not have said this word to word– i’m afraid that have forgotten a lot of what he said). I think another reason is that he knew funds were a problem and a bridge would be cheaper. He has quoted £1,500 for a 4 tooth bridge. Your advise would be appreciated. Many thanks.,

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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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Is there a possibility of strengthening the gums and bone so I can have dental implants?

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
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Hi I am 23 years old and my lower gums have receeded badly. I have 1 tooth already removed and another due to be removed soon. My dentist has offered me a denture and says in ten years I may loose all the bottom teeth/they will become very loose. The bone is also affected and I am wondering if you could help me with any suggestions or treatment you can perform to have dental implants eg is there a possibility of strengthening the gums and bone so I can have dental implants?,

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Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
Web: www.kissdental.co.uk Tel: 0161 748 5250

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Can implants prevent further bone and tooth loss?

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
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Hi – I am a very worried 40 year old. I have recently had extensive perodontic treatment (deep clean) and been told I have bone loss. My worry is that I will eventually lose my teeth and am particulalry worried about the front teeth. What can I do now? – Can I have implants to prevent further loss and thereby reducing my chances of having implants? Thanks ,

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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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If bone needs to be harvested from the hip how is it done?

Friday, August 6th, 2010
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I am considering dental implants after having had a fall and severly damaging my two front teeth which had to be removed. If bone needs to be harvested from the hip how is this done. Many thanks.,

dr riten patel

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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If I wanted an implant fitted to replace my crown, could I get it done immediately after root removal?

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
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Hallo, I have a crown with a post on a front tooth but the root is in a bad way. (loose and decaying. sometimes i have an absyss on it but it never hurts) I stick it in every day with denture glue) If i had an implant could it be placed immediately after the removal of the root. 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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How can I replace my missing teeth?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
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hi I have missing teeth on the side i think i missing my lateral incisor and my front teeth has a gap what can i do to fix this problem veneers, implants or braces?,

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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Is it too late for me to receive a dental implant?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Hello,i had a tooth pulled out last november and im thinking of having an implant in its place,i want the implant to be done in December this year can i do this?Im doning this due to the high cost of the impant ,but im worried that it may be too late for me to have it done.Can you please answer my question many thanks.

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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Web: www.s3dental.co.uk Tel: 020 8398 6322

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Would your inplant procedure be suitable for me, even though I still have all my teeth?

Thursday, June 24th, 2010
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As a child my teeth were neglected and it took me until I was around 16 to realise how bad it got and to sort them out. Now at 22 my dentist has told me my bottom teeth are all likey to fall out soon as there is no bone connected. Would your inplant procedure be suitable for me, even tho I still have all my teeth and if so how much would it cost? Thank you 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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I have been told there is nothing I can do to fix my badly receded gums, please help!

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
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Hi my two bottom teeth have very bad receeding gums, i am really scared about losing my teeth, i have been told that there is nothing i can do..,

dr riten patel

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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