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Can My Dentist Make Changes to My Veneers Without Telling Me?

Friday, August 14th, 2015
Q.

Hello,
I had my veneers fitted last Thursday and the dentist made changes to both the colour I had decided upon and also the shape etc. without discussing with me (or gaining any consent) prior to them being fitted. He also didn’t show me the veneers before cementing them on.
He now says that he can’t fit me in until next week to discuss my concerns.
Is he allowed to have made changes to my veneers without consulting me about these changes first? I am now left with teeth half a shade darker and he has also taken the liberty of adding a mix to them, to make them natural – I wanted B1 and he said to me (only AFTER he had finished my veneer fitting treatment) that he had made them B2 – I am so disappointed and distressed as he has also shortened them and pushed them back..
Where do I stand – what can be done?
Any help would be gratefully received.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Crown Felt Too High, So My Dentist Filed Down the Tooth Above It. Is This the Correct Procedure?

Friday, September 5th, 2014
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I recently had a new crown fitted and immediately felt it was too high. It is also much deeper (front to back) than my other teeth. My dentist asked “does it feel too high?” and when I answered yes, she checked it by asking me to bite down and move my teeth from side to side on a strip of paper, said “I’ll adjust it”, and then proceeded to file down the tooth immediately above it – without informing me first. The filed tooth is root-filled and is mainly filling anyway so it didn’t hurt, but is this normal procedure if a crown is too high? It seems all wrong to me and the filed tooth is now shorter than the corresponding one on the other side. Surely any filing should have been done to the crown?


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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 Maintain A Solid Oral Hygiene Routine But My Teeth Are Rotting, What Is The Cause?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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Hello Dr, I am 42 years old and i continuously brush my teeth yet they keep on rotting and i do not know why. I brush my teeth in the morning and before i go to my bed. I have filled many of my teeth. Please help me. I brush my teeth in multiple ways, like circles and up and down an side ways. All of my mother’s teeth have fallen out and she has dentures in and also my brother. I am really distraught and would like to know what could be the cause of this because my confidence is being affected quite badly and I’m scared of what could happen in the future considering my mother and brother’s situations. Thank you, looking forward to your response.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
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Can braces close a 1cm gap?

Monday, September 3rd, 2012
Q.

Respected Sir,
Due to an injury in my early age,my right lateral incisor overlapped my right central incisor.The overlapped right central incisor did not have a root and so my dentist removed both the teeth. Now there is approx. 1 cm gap there and the dentist has put braces to bring the left central incisor to the right and cover the space.He will bring the left lateral incisor in place of the left c and putting a cap on that tooth so that it looks like a central incisor.And because my left canine is very high, it will come down.
Is this treatment right? By doing so the dentist wants to cover the space along with bringing the canine down! Can braces have the capability to cover 1cm gap?
Please answer and explain.


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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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My crown has fallen out leaving part of my original tooth still inside my gum, how much should I expect to pay to have this fixed?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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Hi doctor, i wondered if you could help me with a dental issue? my crown has fallen out with the tapered original tooth and left part of the original tooth still in my gum, it is also causing me great pain. What can i expect to pay to have this replaced, i am 66 years old and on a pension so do you think i could receive any help with the cost of this procedure? Thank you for your advice.


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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’m unhappy with the veneers I received today, what can I do about it?

Monday, July 2nd, 2012
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Hi Dr Moore, I went to receive 10 upper porcelain crowns/veneers today – and was very, very disappointed. My dentist has done a very thorough job of preparing my teeth & made umpteen impressions for the lab. And the lab seemed to be very competent. But somehow the final set, when put in my mouth looked like the before picture, whereas the temporary crowns looked like the after! I’ve asked to have changes made but how can this happen, i.e. does the actual fitting in your mouth affect the final result? Really worried I’ve paid £8000 to end up with teeth pretty much the same as I started with. Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me. 


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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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My teeth are in a terrible condition, how can I find a reputable dentist to treat me?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
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i have got weak, stained and broken teeth. i have also have had to have some of my teeth extracted from my mouth. i have fillings in mostly all my teeth, top and bottom. i suffer from tooth ache a lot and dont feel my dentist are doing what is needed for me. i would like to fix my broken teeth or replace these and also remove stains on my teeth. i wonder what would be best for me to look into so that i can regain confidence to smile again.
kind regards and thank you for any help you can give 


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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 do not feel like I have been properly informed about my treatment, what should I do?

Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Recently i had a dental treatment and doctor offered me a further treatment of root canal and crown which is going to cost me £204. Two months ago same doctor checked my front tooth and done the filling on it which came off with in two months and i was told that they will redo the filling for me. Last night, i went to a same dentist for a filling and i mentioned him that my gums are bit swollen around that same tooth. He checked my tooth and done some Xrays and told me that there is same decay on the back of my teeth which is causing this swelling. He tried to remove the decay and drill it and after a while he told me that tooth is gone, its half broken. Then he showed me an xray and told me that tooth was there just becuase of big filling and no actual tooth was left. My complain is that; 1- Why didn’t he treat it properly two months ago when he done the filling. 2- Why didn’t he tell me about the consequences of my treatment. 3- Why did he try to clean the decay when he had already seen my xrays. Before starting a treatment i should have informed about that consequences. 4- During my all treatment i wasn’t informed about anything like what can be happend to my tooth in the future and i was not given any options for the treatment. 5- I have asked them for a second opinion but they said that i can’t have it becuase my treatment has already started but it hasn’t started yet. To me it feels like they want to do their job quickly without doing it properly. Just in hurry of completing all appointments in a day. As a patient it is my right to have a second opinion.


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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 go to a dentist or orthodontist to close my tooth gap?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
Q.

Hello

I have been considering getting invisalign for a while now and have decided to finally go for it. Briefly, my history is that i have a natural gap between my two front teeth as well as quite widely spaced lower teetth. The gap between the front teeth was covered up by veneers done by my dentist, who was not a cosmetic specialist. A few years later i’m not 100% happy with my teeth particularly the size of the veneers as well as the gaps and protrusion. I’ve been to see an orthodontist as well as an invisalign specialist / cosmetic dentist. Orthodontist thinks fixed braces are best and the specialist says invisalign will solve the issue. I am torn between going with the orthodontist or dentist. Invisalign is my preference, and my question is whether orthodontic experience should be a pre-requisite in the person i choose.
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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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Could tooth removals change my facial profile?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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my orthodontic has referred me to a dentist, the dentist will have to extract my pre-molar teeth, 2 of them, now my concerns are:

1: removing my pre molar teeth, would this have any change on my facial profile such as looking thinner or jus different because of a tooth being extracted from the right hand side and the left hand side? (i mean permanent impact)
2:if it has any impact on my facial features then what are these impacts, i have done research and some dentists say that it could have an impact on the facial profile,

my dentist will extract two teeth from top right and top left, this will leave a gap, then my frotn 4 top teeth will be pushed back and this will fill the gap slowly, so i would liek to know if this process stop any facial impact

the thing with me is that i dont want to look different for example extracting my teeth is a worry to me becaue i fear this could change my facial feature hence chaning my gums within my mouth and effecting how my jaw line looks and cheek area looks,

please would u assist me here if you are able to answer this, plz reply immediatly

thank u


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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