Posts Tagged ‘gap in teeth’

Do I Need to Have a Denture as Well as a Crown?

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Q.

My dentist says I need a crown because my back tooth is cracked, and I have a gap between this and the next tooth where a tooth was taken out many years ago. Also he says I will need a part denture to fill the gap so there is no pressure on the tooth that is to be crowned, which I don’t really want. He said if I had a bridge he would have to shave my other teeth down, so they are all the same size. My question is: could I not just have a crown? It is so expensive to have both done. How long would a crown last on its own, or are there any other options?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Could a Spring Aligner Close the Gap in My Teeth?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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Good day. I am 26 years old and have a 2 mm midline diastema. Can a spring aligner (removable appliance) be used to close it? I was going to get braces but a dentist I met at the clinic suggested the spring aligner option and I have been researching it since.
They suggested it because they didn’t understand why I wanted braces (all my other teeth are well aligned etc.). When I told them I wanted to close my gap they suggested it.
N.B. I have tried doing a bonding trial, however it made my teeth look bold and unnatural and the Inman Aligner is not done by any dentist where I’m from. 


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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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Hi Marcus. My Teeth Are Crooked And My Jaw Is Misaligned. Will Braces Work For Me? Can I Pay By Deposit Or All At Once?

Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Hi Marcus. My top and bottom teeth are crooked and my jaw is misaligned. When I bring my top and bottom teeth together, there is a gap in the middle. I am always insecure when it comes to smiling and I have had crooked teeth ever since I was little. I would really hope I can get braces to straighten my teeth. Will braces fix my misaligned jaw and how much will I have to pay for braces? Also, what are the ways to pay for private treatment? Can I pay by deposit or do I have to pay all at once? Thanks.


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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How Can I Reduce The Gap Between My Front Teeth Without The Use Of Braces?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Dear Dr Gambroudes. How do I reduce the gap between my front teeth. I have actually had my braces put back 1 year, but this gap has re-occurred. Can you suggest to me any ideas to get rid of this gap? I had this gap before and I had braces put in to close it. I don’t want to have braces any more because I had them for almost 2 years and I had a retainer but it still came back again. Is there anything that can be done without putting braces on? The gap is not that much but it is uncomfortable for me. Thank you for your time.


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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Could You Tell Me Whether My Son’s Orthodontist Has Given The Right Course Of Action?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Hello. My 14 year old son has a lot of overcrowding, which requires 3 teeth removed, his upper k9 teeth are very high up in the gums, and to complicate things further, he has one upper front tooth missing and currently wears a denture plate. His orthodontist has suggested braces for 2 and a half years, and pulling the teeth next to his missing tooth into the gap, and after braces are off capping the tooth that was next to the missing front tooth to make it look like a front tooth, and capping the k9 to make it look like the tooth that has become the front tooth, but doing this will leave my son unable to wear a denture and live with a gap and then a small tooth in the gap until its capped after the 2 and a half years, is this the only way to deal with this problem? Could braces not be used to straighten the teeth but leave a gap for him to continue to wear a denture and then at the end of the treatment to straighten, the denture be replaced by an implant? My son is devastated by the prospect of revealing that he has a false tooth to his peers. 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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My Orthodontist Has Recommended Inter-Proximal Stripping. Will The Gaps From This Be Particularly Noticeable?

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Q.

Hi Dr Hughes. I am currently wearing a 4-4 fixed clear brace but with a metal wire.
My orthodontist has recommended I get inter- proximal stripping.
I am worried as I am scheduled to have this done on a Thursday but have a rather important social event to attend on the Saturday of the same week. Would you recommend getting the stripping done before or after? I wouldn’t want to walk around with gaps in my teeth before hand? Thank you for taking the time to listen to me.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Had Braces Five Years Ago But Now My Teeth Are Moving. What Are My Options To Move Them Back Into Place?

Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I had braces around 5 years ago now. And ever since my teeth have moved slightly. The gaps from the side of my mouth where I have had teeth out are more visible and the front teeth have moved forward so my first big two teeth have pushed forward. Is there anything that can happen that will not cost thousands of pounds to pull my teeth back into place?
The bottom teeth have inevitably moved also but my main worry are the top teeth as these are more visible.
Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Want To Know Which Treatments Will Close My Bucked Teeth Before My Wedding?

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
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Hi Andrew,

I’m 26 years old and I have an overbite and my two front teeth are bucked with a gap in the middle. My bottom teeth are perfect!

I’m really self conscious about my teeth to the point of when I’m talking I put my hand over my mouth.

I’m getting to the point now where I really want to be pro-active and do something about it!

I’m due to get married next year and would love for my two front teeth to be perfect for the photos, Can you please recommend any treatments you think I may be suitable for?

Thank you so much for your help.


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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 Was Told I’d Have To Pay For An Implant Privately After The NHS Extracted My Tooth. Is This Correct?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore, I have just got back from an NHS dentist and one of them said I need a root canal. Then that dentist left for another practice and handed me over to his colleague, I was advised by his colleague that the root canal would not work and that my best option would be to have the tooth extracted? I had no choice to agree as I had just got over an abscess in that tooth, after the extraction I asked what the next step was, as I am now left with a big gap in my smile line, and she said I will have to pay private for an implant or braces to push the teeth together. Could you offer me any advice on what I should do, I can provide photo’s of the tooth and gap.


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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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There Seems To Be A Gap Forming Between My Teeth, After I’ve Had Braces Treatment. What Should I Do?

Monday, November 25th, 2013
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Recently there seems to be a gap forming between my top middle front two teeth. It’s really small at the moment but it really annoys me. I’m 21 years old and I have had braces for 2.5 years since the age of 13.

How much does it cost to fix the gap? And also what’s the best home method to whiten teeth. I heard salt water is an option, is there anything else that I could do? Thank you for answering my questions.


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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