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My teeth are very worn down due to severe acid erosion, how much should I expect to pay to have this problem fixed?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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Hi Doctor Moore, I am a 38 year old man who has suffered with bulimia for many years, it is now in remision. I have a fair amount of acid erosion and shortening of my teeth. I see my dentist every six months and he tells me my oral hygeine is very good. I am concerned about how my teeth look and how long they will last. I feel it my be time to get something done. I am an anxious patient even though I am a health care profeesional, my anxiety is also exacerbated by the shame of being a male with this illness. Could you tell me what my options might be and how much I could be expected to spend.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Why do the cosmetic dentistry procedures vary so much in price?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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Hi,
why does cosmetic dentistry vary in price so greatly. I have had 4 consultaions and all the prices are completely different for the same procedure?? It makes it impossible to choose the right dentist as your left wondering WHY are they £1000-2000 cheaper or more expensive. Its crazy!??
The procedure I have had consultaions for is for 4 porcelain veneers fitted to my top front teeth to close a gap I have had since the age of 12.


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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I’m not happy with my crown, what should I do?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
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Hi there, wondered if you could help me with something? I just got a custom made zirconia abutement made and a zirconium crown put in. It was for a front tooth very close to the middle of my lower jaw. My question is why is the abutement so big for such a small space and the crown was very big and thick in the back and when over the back of my natural gum line. I thought of this is that the abutement is not custom made???? And the work he done of my crown was very poor.The dentist told me he made the crown to be bigger on the back to cover the custom made abutement. I don’t understand why a custom made abutment in the first place is so big and looks like a pre-fabricated one 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 can’t afford cosmetic dentistry but I hate my teeth! What can I do?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
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Hi Dr, I currently do not pay for my dental treatment and just wanted to know if i can ask my dentist to improve my teeth and smile or are they limited, i cannot afford cosmetic dentistry but i hate my teeth, i have a crooked one, filling in my front teeth that are now discoloured, and my teeth are generally discoloured which i find extremely embarrassing, if i had my choice i would have them all out and get dentures, i am 50 yrs old and i do smoke, but i know lots of people that smoke and their teeth are not the same colour as mine, any advice would be appreciated and thank you for your time. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My porcelain crowns have turned yellow! What can I do about this problem?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
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Hello
I had porcelain crowns fitted approx 10 years ago, (8 on the top teeth) when they were fitted they were a nice natural cream colour (not too white) and matched my other teeth. Unfortunately in recent years they have yellowed. A couple of my friends have commented on this too. When discussed with my dentist he says it is impossible to discolour. This leaves me not knowing how to proceed as I know tooth whitening does not work on crowns? I have read it is possible to remove glaze on crowns by hygienist cleaning but I dont know if this is the case? How can I now proceed as a smile i was once happy with has gone. kind regards.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Do I really need a crown? What are my other alternatives?

Monday, July 2nd, 2012
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hi dr, i was just wondering if you could help me? i have a cosmetic filling on my front tooth. it has been broken since i was 10. the filling is now starting to get old and the change is starting to show. i am now 19 and when i asked my doctor to simply change it he said that it cannot be done and the only way to repair is by a crown. i’ve been highly discouraged for that solution because i don’t want to file my whole tooth for a small piece that would become more unstable than my current filling. is there any other solution you may recommend?

p.s. : I am thinking about taking up a boxing class, would it be safe if i used a mouth guard? Thank you for the help. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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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
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My veneers are constantly coming off, why does this happen?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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I had two veneers when I was 16 years old because my big teeth either side of my front teeth never came through. These I had until recently with no problems. One side of my lower teeth I do have an over bite so one of the veneers was shorter though I can live with this. 2 months ago I had then redone to improve colour and straighten them slightly but I have been back several times now as they keep coming out. The dentist has had one of the veneers remade and prepared the tooth differently (this is the tooth which has no overbit) but again today it has come out eating a soft chocolate bar. Obviously I am very self conscious of them now and so disappointed. What would you suggest and why would these not be staying in.
Thank you


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I’m 16 and I have bad teeth, I can’t afford veneers so what are my options?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Hello dr moore. I am 16 years old and i am really suffering because of my very bad teeth. They are very discoloured despite me trying lots of different tooth whitening treatments, I also have an overbite and individual teeth lay on top of each other or are crooked meaning they are chipped too. There are just soo many problems and now I really hate smiling and meeting new people. I asked my dentist about braces and she said I would have to pay because I am not classed as a severe case as I only want them to “look good”. As you can tell this is really upsetting me because my self esteem is so bad. I can’t afford veneers so what can I do?! Please give me some advice!


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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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Can you tell me where I can receive the new Lanap treatment?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
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Where is London can I get Lanap treatment – have severe peridontal disease – 50% bone erosion in places. Just had xrays completed. Front tooth has limited bone left and dentist talking about stabalisation asap. Always had a few pockets that were cleaned on a regular basis – but I did lapse for the last 18 months – but no real symptoms over that period – continued brushing and flossing. Literally 5 days ago I became very aware that my front tooth was very sensitive and shaky hence visit to dentist. In some places she noticed the pocket was a measurement of 9 – seems have heriditary issues as opposed to very bad oral health. I obviously want to address this and she has advised a course of deep cleaning across all quadrants etc – but this lanap treatment seems like a route that may be very beneficial to me – however I cannot find a dentist in London that actually provides it – Can you help?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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