Posts Tagged ‘bridge options’

Should I Take My Dentist’s Advice About a New Bridge?

Monday, August 17th, 2015
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I had a two teeth bridge on upper left side of my mouth. It came out ten times over two years. The dentist originally accepted responsibility but now has changed his mind. He now partly puts the blame on me because I kept the temporary bridge in too long but at no time did he ever express any concern. Now wants to place a four tooth bridge which I’d have to pay for. He is now saying he wanted this all along but I rejected it which is absolute nonsense. He never ever mentioned it to me as an alternative. Had he done so he would have been duty bound to advise that a one tooth implant would, according to his price list, be only £600 more and well worth the extra expense. I feel I have been done. He is making claims now that he never made before and his story changes every time I speak to him. What do you think? I do not have confidence that the new treatment is the right course or that it will work. What happens if that comes out? Will he try to blame me again?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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What’s Wrong With My Bridge?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
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Hi. I have a 3 piece bridge on the upper right side. The gum smells awful and my other half complains of the smell. My regular dentist said it looks fine. A water/air floss helps for 1-2 hours. There has been lots of bleeding but it has stopped since using Corsodyl in water floss. Also, I get sort of a suction effect where my cheek can be pulled into the bridge area with a sucking motion. I’m not sure exactly which part. Do you have any thoughts or treatment suggestions? Was a bridge a bad idea? That’s what I’m thinking now. Kind regards. 


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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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Should I Get My Crown Replaced Before it Breaks?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
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My bridge on the upper right side is 20 years old. My dentist says it could break at any time. One of the teeth it is attached to has had root canal treatment and my dentist has filled it for now. Should I go ahead and replace it before it breaks? I am 72 years old and have several jaw teeth missing and several fillings in the remaining teeth. I have 3 teeth on the bridge and 4 single crowns. My two upper front teeth have large fillings and will eventually need crowns. I am a diabetic and have had lung cancer with a lobectomy last year to remove a tumor. Thank you.


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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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How Do I Look After a Bridge?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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I have two gaps on the left side of my mouth and one gap on the right side. I’m thinking about having a bridge. Which is the best one and what is the cost? Does it hurt to have it done and how long would it take to be done? After having it done how do I look after them? Is there anything I need to do before I have this fitted, and do you have to drill any part of my gums? Do I need to do anything at night to my mouth when I’m going to bed, and can I clean them like normal teeth with normal toothpaste?


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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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I’m Finding It Very Comfortable To Eat With My Partial Denture, It Feels Like Not Chewing Anything. What Other options Are There?

Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I have just had a one tooth pallet inserted and I am finding very hard to eat. It feels as though I am not chewing anything, all I can feel is the plastic. I don’t no if this is normal and have they done it right. My gums have been bleeding a lot and just calmed down recently. What are the best things to eat for the first week?  Is a pallet the best way or is there a better option? If so which? I find this way very uncomfortable. Thank you for your time.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Other Than A Bridge, What Are The Best Treatment Options For A Missing Tooth?

Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore, I hope you can help me out. I have one upper canine missing, I would like to know how much would it cost me to fill the gap?
I don’t like the bridge options available because I don’t want the dentist to file the tooth down next to it. Could you please tell me about any other options available and the prices/costs available? It really bugs me as it’s really noticeable whenever I try to smile. Thank you for taking the time to respond.


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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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I Had Dental Phobia As A Teenager And Now I Need To Fix My Gummy Smile. Is This Even Possible?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Hello Mark. I lost teeth on the left side of my jaw due to serious dental phobia when I was a teenager. I had implants about 14 years ago and I am happy with them, the only issue is cosmetic – I have a gummy smile and due to loss of teeth on the left, the gums have shrunk, but not on the right side where I still have teeth, making my smile asymmetrical which makes me feel very self-conscious. Also the bridge over the implants is a different colour from my teeth on the right jaw. Maybe a more appealing and cosmetic bridge over the implants could make a difference? Thank you for taking the time to reply to me. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Have To Clench My Teeth To Keep My Dentures In. I Would Be Grateful If You Could Help Me With This Matter?

Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I would like to ask you what the cost of a full set of dental implants would be? I have an Ill fitting upper denture (this is the 3rd one) and I hate having it in my mouth. I am constantly having to clench my teeth to keep it in which gives me headaches. I have my bottom teeth, except a bridge of three in the front which really don’t match, needless to say I am very conscious of
this and don’t smile like I used to. I really don’t know what to do, can you help with this matter? I would be grateful if you can give me some advice.
Thank you.


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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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Is It Possible To Remove A Tooth And Then Fit A Bridge For A Better Appearance And To Boost My Confidence?

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore, I have a lower front tooth which is set much further back than the other three. Is it possible to remove the tooth and then fit a bridge for a better appearance? Although it is a healthy tooth it is very detrimental to my confidence. Having a straight set of lower front teeth would massively boost my confidence. Braces are far too expensive and because the other three teeth have now closed the gap and pushed it further back I believe it would take years to straighten, if it was even possible.

Many thanks.


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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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I Have A False Front Tooth And I Would Like Alternative Options As It’s Coming Loose.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Hi Mark. I had one of my front teeth taken out about six years ago due to a gum infection and I now wear a false tooth. I was told at the time that this was my only option as there was insufficient bone to support an implant. I am now wondering if this is still my only option as I am very self conscious. I am 53 and in good health. I regularly attend my dentist and look after my teeth also. My false tooth is one of my front teeth and is also coming a little loose now. Thank you, I hope to hear from you soon.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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