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How is Cosmetic Dental Insurance Different to Normal Dental Insurance?

Monday, October 17th, 2016
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Hey there, I’m just enquiring on how cosmetic dental insurance is different to normal dental insurance.
I’m going to need implants soon due to having gum disease and I’m too anxious, If I had to wear dentures and would be too embarrassed. I regret not looking after my teeth well enough when I was younger but I was never encouraged too! If I had the money I’d have implants on all my teeth, as my back ones went quite bad when I was pregnant. I also built up a huge fear of dentists as I wasn’t encouraged to go, but I have started to and had a couple of fillings done. I want a perfect smile, but financially I can’t and it gets me down so much! Thank you and kind regards. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Are My Health Conditions Due to My Dentures?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
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My partial dentures are ground down badly – I grind my teeth. Can the metal and plastic make me sick? I have developed GERD and AFib recently. These conditions came upon me suddenly, along with a lot of tension. I feel run-down and tired all the time. How should I clean my partial dentures? My insurance won’t give me new partial dentures until next year. Do you think they might make an exception if they see how ground down they are?


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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 Don’t Know What To Do Now That My Root Canal Treatment Has Failed. Should I Opt For A Dental Implant?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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I had root canal treatment on one of my back teeth about 8 years ago and it’s now failed. I now need to consider whether to go for a re-root, or to have the tooth out and get an implant. I’m struggling with what to do. The cost of the implant my dentist has advised me it will be in the region of £2.5k and a re-root, which may not have a great success rate for a long period, will be around £1300 with new crown etc. In your experience, is it better to go for an implant? Are there any other alternatives? Also, in the past, I’ve had a lot of work done to my teeth – should I be looking at dental insurance plans now, as I’ve spent £1000’s in the last 10 years.


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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 A False Tooth With A Screw Which Has Fallen Out. Is There Any Type Of Dental Glue I Can Use To Keep It In Place?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I have a false tooth with a screw that just came out, but I pushed it back in myself. Is there any form of dental glue I can use to ensure it doesn’t come out again? I don’t want to go to a dentist. I need a solution so I can do it myself. I am retired and no longer have dental insurance. My tooth is in the front of my mouth and would be very embarrassing if it came out. I would not be able to smile or feel comfortable. Thank you for your time. 


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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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My Maryland Bridge Has Fallen Out Three Times Recently And I Would Like An Alternative Option?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Hello Dr Riten. I currently have a Maryland bridge which needs replacing as it keeps coming loose. This has happened to me on three occasions now and I am not willing to have this bridge cemented back in again. I would much prefer something more permanent than this. What options are available for gaps and missing teeth and what are they likely to cost? I have dental insurance so hopefully this will cover me for any costs. Thank you for listening, I hope to hear from you soon. 


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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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Hello Mark. I Don’t Know Whether To Have Root Canal Treatment Or Not. Can You Advise Me?

Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Hello. I have a badly decayed molar in my mouth. It is on the right side of my mouth on top; second to the last. I went to my dentist last year in October. He filled the tooth as much as he can. However, as instructed only a temporary fix until my insurance “kicked” in. He said it was badly infected at the time. It also had a huge hole from a bad filling and a cavity. He told me to get a root canal and to put a cap on it, If I choose to pull it, not advised, then all my teeth would eventually shift. I don’t have a clue what to do, either pull it or have a root canal? I have read the pros and cons for root canals. Please advise. Financially I can’t afford a root canal.


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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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Help! My Dog Chewed My Dentures And I’m Not Insured. Is There Any Way To Insure Them In The Future?

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. How can I insure my dentures against accidental damage – my dog chewed them – my home contents insurance covers most things in the home for accidental damage for say dropping a television but it excludes anything that is chewed by domestic pets such as dogs and cats. I don’t know what else to do under these circumstances? Is there any insurance I can take out to cover this type of damage to my dentures? Can you help please and advise what to do under these circumstances? It would be great to hear back from you on this matter. Thank you.


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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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Are There Any Companies Which Provide Cosmetic Dental Insurance Cover In The UK?

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes, I have overcrowded teeth and planning to go for a “six months smiles” treatment and I’m looking for a company that can provides insurance cover for this cosmetic treatment. I did some search and called some well known companies, but none of them provide insurance. So I was wondering as an expert, could you advise me is there any companies providing cosmetic insurance cover in the UK.

Thank you for taking the time to respond.


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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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Where can I get dental insurance from that covers cosmetic dental procedures?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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Hi there Mark , i wanted to know something (as i am about to take out dental insurance) well,  is there any Dental insurance that will cover me for any of the implants, teeth whitening or similar treatments I want once i have had my initial treatment sorted out ? for example : fillings and crowns etc?. Thank you in advance i, eagerly await your reply.


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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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Would I benefit from have a dental implant procedure in the future?

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
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I’m trying to decide whether or not to have a root canal done on tooth #32, or to have it pulled and possibly have a dental implant done in the future. What are the cost comparisons, benefits, etc., to having one or the other. I have had several root canals done in the past. At my age of 50+, I really need to weigh my options. Root canals can be expensive but I’m not quite sure how much a dental implant will cost me. I have dental insurance that will cover half the cost. I just need some professional advice. I am really leaning towards having it pulled since it’s all the way in the back of my mouth. Please advise.


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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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