Posts Tagged ‘gums’

Is There Supposed to be a Gap Between a Dental Crown and the Gum?

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Q.

Hello.

I hope your day is going well.

I am writing to you to find out if the gap between the dental crown and the gum is a side effect of having a crown fitted. I had been treated with one crown, some time ago and realised that it isn’t fitted right. I am worried that food may get behind the crown and so cause the decay process.

I find it hard to believe that this is something happening frequently, can’t believe it is something normal.

Thank you very much for your time. 


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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 Can I Fix My Overbite?

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Q.

Hi,

I have a question. I’m very insecure about my teeth because when I smile my gums show so much, and I had braces but still have a huge overbite. I feel like having braces didn’t make much of a difference. When I smile I feel like I am going to bite someone because my overbite so big. And having so much gum exposure doesn’t help. I also feel my two front teeth are kind of big as well. I just to know if there is anything that can be changed or if there’s just nothing I can do about my smile?

Thank you.


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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 Too Much Exposed Gum. What Can I Do About This?

Friday, September 19th, 2014
Q.

Hello Dr Hughes. I have three upper teeth on a partial denture, and I really like them. However, I have a tooth on the upper left side that is causing me bother because when I smile the gum is very exposed, making the tooth look smaller and it doesn’t match up with my new teeth. Do you think I could I get it removed and have a bigger false one added to my denture to hide the exposed gum and make it match up with my teeth on the denture? The false teeth are two front and the one next to them is on the right side. I really don’t like the exposed gum on the left side, what can I do about this? Thank you. 


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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 New Veneers Solve the Problem of Recessed Gums?

Friday, September 12th, 2014
Q.

I have severely recessed gums that now expose the substrate below the veneers to my upper jaw.
My lower jaw has five dental implants and a bridge, so the question of receding gums does not apply.
Would new veneers solve the problem, or would implants be the better solution? Giving consideration to the inevitable question of cost and longevity of the success after the procedure, I am also a type 2 diabetic and suffer from Coeliac disease.
Are there any other suggestions you could make to improve the appearance of my smile? With the prolonged receding of my gums I have inevitably lost a number of teeth from my upper jaw as well and although the denture I have conceals some of the problem, they do highlight the areas where the substrate is most visible.


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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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Will My Dentist Fit My Temporary Dentures Straight Away Or Will I Be Gummy For A While?

Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Hello Andrew, I’m getting dentures fitted soon and I’m also having my remaining teeth out and I’m worried I will be left all gummy for a while. Does this happen?  I understand that I may get temporary wax dentures to check the fitting is correct and that the finished dentures will be acrylic. I’m just paranoid ill be Mr Gummy for a while. I would also like to know if the temporary ones are going to hurt or be uncomfortable at all? 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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I have had gum problems in the past, would I still be suitable for veneer treatment?

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Q.

Hi,

i have a question about vaneers, and gum problems.

I have severe gum problems on my bottom teeth, the gums have been receeded since i was a young child, i think primary school. I do my best to look after them now but they do get gradually worse each year. the front two teeth also happen to be quite long. I know there isnt much i can do about the gums now other than make sure they dont get worse, however my question is can i get vaneers and not damage them more. My top teeth are overcrowded and my front two teeth in particualar are rather large, with one now overlapping slightly. As the bottom two teeh are also large as well, i can see them looking all that nice just straightened (or if they would even fit!) so i wanted to get vaneers in the hope of reducing the size of my front teeth at the same time. is this somethign that is even possible or that i can have done with damage to my lower gums.

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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Are there any cost effective replacement options as good as dental implants?

Monday, November 28th, 2011
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Our dentist has suggested dental implants for my wife who is 70 years of age. Dentist says that her gums are in good shape and will hold the implants. She needs three implants in upper and lower gums. My concern is age and post-menoposal stage. Howevere she has no bad post-monoposal signs and symptoms and not diabetic. What do you advise? We know our dentist for long time and trust him but I am looking for second opinion as the procedure is costly.


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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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I have a black line showing at the top of my crown, what should I do?

Monday, July 11th, 2011
Q.

I had post crowns fitted some years ago on my top two front teeth. A year ago I had root canal treatment, and since then there is a highly visible black line between my crowns and my gums – I think it is the metal from the crowns.

I was informed that I am not able to have the post crowns replaced and would therefore like to know what my options are as I am becoming increasingly upset about this black metal showing.

thank you for your time and any help you can give 

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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

I don’t want to remove my piercing, but it is causing some gum damage.

Monday, July 11th, 2011
Q.

Hello,

I have a lip piercing which has made a V shaped tear in my gum. I brush my teeth twice daily and use mouthwash. However, I am concerned about my tooth falling out. It is in no way loose but it could become so. Another problem is that on one side of the tooth slightly overlaps the one next to it outwards and on the otherside they are pretty much aligned.

Two questions. What is the best way to clean my tooth and exposed part of tooth. And will it fall out? I dont particularly want to take piercing out.

Kind regards.


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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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Can my gums be reshaped after I have received my dental implants?

Monday, July 11th, 2011
Q.

Hi, I have had tatum implant surgery for two missing teeth. Both gaps are at the top front row and I am due to have the abutments fitted ready for crowns. Where the implants have been fixed into position my gum line has taken it’s own form and shape. Once the crowns are fitted I will be left with gaps where the gum once naturally protruded into a point between each tooth. My question is, can gum be taken from other arears of the gum and applied to existing gum so it acts as a filler then reshapen in order to create a better visual apperance to both the tooth and gum line?


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Web: www.s3dental.co.uk Tel: 020 8398 6322

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