Posts Tagged ‘bone loss’

I am suffering from periodontal disease and my teeth are now very yellow, what can I do?

Thursday, June 17th, 2010
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I am 53 yrs old with severe bone loss from periodontal disease, my teeth have migrated and I have a bad overbite. My teeth are also very yellow. I can no longer smile withut putting my hand to cover my mouth. Is there help for me?,

dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Will the fact I’ve had gum disease and some recession prevent me from straightening my teeth?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
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Hello, I’m 27 years old and have very healthy and white teeth with no fillings. I had braces when I was younger (15) but as I stopped wearing my retainer my teeth have since moved a bit and are not as straight as I would like. I was thinking about going for the invisalign treatment to re-straighten the teeth which have moved. However there is a problem – when I went to the dentist recently he said over the last 3 years I have suffered from some gum disease which has led to a small amount of bone loss on my two very back teeth (diagnosed from routine x-rays in a check up). I have also noticed a small amount of recession on two of my front teeth. Anyway, I’ve rectified the problems with my gums now (through hygienist visits and an electric toothbrush) and they are healthy and pink now. Will the fact I’ve had gum disease and some recession prevent me from straightening my teeth?,

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Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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Should I see a cosmetic dentist about the possiblity of dental implants even though I may not be suitable for them?

Friday, June 11th, 2010
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I have been seeing a periodontist for treatment for gum disease and I asked about implants,she said i would not be suitable for implants due to bone loss. I was wondering if I should see a cosmetic dentist anyway or would it be a waste of money.Thanks 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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Which one would look better: a dental bridge or dental implants?

Friday, June 11th, 2010
Q.
Hi, My four front teeth are posted crowns. I have had them replaced three times over the last 25 yrs, never with complete satisfaction (size, colour, speech etc). On my latest attempt to replace them I lost one of the smaller incisors and am now advised to have a six piece bridge from canine to canine or replace with implants. My concern this time is to achieve the best possible esthetic result and feel that a bridge would be more flexible in the smile design and retention of gum line. Can I please have your opinion on the esthetic merits of these two options? I have had significant gum and bone loss in the past though no gum disease at present and the situation is well maintained. I am also aware that a bridge will have a limited life span.,

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 sort of dentist should I look for when trying to fix my receding gums?

Friday, June 11th, 2010
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I have severely receding gums around my upper molars (due to vigorous brushing in the past) which cause me pain at times, from xray I have also lost some bone around these areas. What are the best procedures for this problem and what sort of dentist should I look for? Does the nhs not cover this?,

dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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What can I do to hold my lower dentures in place?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
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don’t know how much you know about medicare & medicaid in the u.s. but medicare does not pay for dental unless it’s medically related (cancer, etc) and medicaid will pay for extraction & least costly full dentures only. in my case, i was told by my dentist i needed all my teeth out because they were too loose due to bone loss (i’m 54yrs old). i was referred to an oral surgeon who looked at the xrays from the dentist, agreed with the diagnosis & also said i needed alveoplasty in all four quadrants. the surgeon did not discuss why it was needed, did not discuss exactly what was involved…i only saw & spoke to him once for about 5 minutes before i was put under for the procedure. the surgeon placed my dentures directly after the surgery. the dentures were made by my denturist. the same day as the surgery, i had to see the denturist because the lower dentures were flopping around in my mouth. the denturist was shocked/surprised at how much bone the surgeon had removed. he did some adjusting and replaced the lower denture in my mouth. i saw him again the next day, he made another adjustment and advised me the alveoplasty done made me a perfect candidate for implants. continued trying to wear my dentures but the lowers just won’t fit correctly. a soft liner was added about a week after the surgery to help with the fit…it didn’t help. i’ve had several adjustments, approx 2 a week since the surgery, my gums are healing well, it’s been three weeks since the surgery, most of the swelling is gone. my denturist has me using denture adhesive to keep the dentures in place. he suggested using “secure” which works very well on the uppers but not at all on the lowers. he keeps telling me i’m perfect for implants. the problem is, i can’t afford implants and medicare/medicaid won’t cover implants. here’s my question…what on earth can i do to hold my lower dentures in place? the lower gum is so flat it simply won’t hold the denture in place, even with the denture adhesive. is it possible the surgeon took too much bone off? i realize part of the responsibility was mine to be sure i understood all aspects of the procedure. however, i was given the impression the surgeon wouldn’t do the extractions if i didn’t also have the alveoplasty. everything i’ve read on the procedure states the alveoplasty is supposed to make dentures fit better. my experience has been the exact opposite. is there anything else i can do to make my lower dentures fit better. my denturist states he will make more adjustments after the six week healing period. in the meantime, i’m eating only the softest of foods & most of that i’m swallowing whole, which can’t be good for the digestive process. i can’t eat with the dentures in because the lowers simply won’t stay in place.,

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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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Would dental implants work after having a substantial amount of bone loss due to periodontal disease?

Monday, April 26th, 2010
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Hi, I have been told I have periodontal disease and I will be starting my treatment for that shortly. I have been told that my bone loss is around 30-40% and I do have a few ‘wobbly’ teeth that my dentist said I will most likely lose. I would like to know that if teeth are lost, would dental implants work on me due to the amount of bone lost? Thanks,

dr kalpesh bohara

Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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What is level 5 gum disease?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
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Hi there, I went to my dentist and she said I have quite bad gum disease, sge said level 5? what does that mean? she gave me a deep clean which really hurt, and my gums were saw for the rest of the day. she said she will refer me to a gum specialist and I have to go back in two weeks for more deep cleaning. I have a gap in my front teeth now and I am pushing them and worried they are loose, I am getting myself in a state, will I save my teeth? can gums and teeth get stronger, I am flossing with brushes and cleaning my teeth and using proper mouth wash but I am really worried. 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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Does a bridge help to prevent bone loss?

Monday, March 1st, 2010
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Implants seem like a great solution to missing teeth but they are expensive and take a long time especially as I need bone grafts too. Would a bridge, say for my two front teeth slow done bone loss as much as implants?,

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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Are new veneers coming loose due to bone loss?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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Is it possible that the majority of my newly done veneers (full mouth) are coming lose & teeth even falling repetedly due to dental bone loss?,

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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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