Hello Dr Gambroudes. I am currently on income support, so am unable to afford private dental treatment. I’ve had major mental health problems due to issues I’ve had with my teeth and the way they look. I suffer from depression and major anxiety as a result of the state of my teeth. The way they look is so upsetting to me and it plays on my mind every day, I feel as though I can’t go to social events because people will stare at me. Would I be able to get braces or veneers on the NHS due to the mental health impact on my life? I never go out due to people looking aand judging me based on my teeth. Thank you.
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I Have A Very Round Face With Wide Cheek Bones. Is This Possible To Correct With Braces Or Would I Need To Consider Surgery?Monday, July 21st, 2014
I am a 23 year old female. I have a very round face. Rather my face is wider near the cheek bones.
The width of my cheek bones is more than the width of my forehead and my jaw-line. As a result when I sleep on my side, my face just rests on my cheek bones causing it to hurt.
Is there a way to reduce the width of the area around my cheek bones? And at the same time make my face longer and slimmer.
Is any of these possible with braces? Or will I have to go through some sort of surgery.
How much money should I be expecting to spend for each?
Thank you for your time.
Hello Dr Hughes. I have been smoking for years and I have a lot of black teeth. It hurts when I eat and I don’t know how to sort it out. I’m full time work but I can’t afford loads of money and I don’t know what to do. I was hoping you can offer advice on this. I would do anything to get it sorted. I admit it’s no-one’s fault by my own but I just need a bit if confidence and help to get my life back to how I want it. Is there anything I can do. Thank you for taking the time to reply.
I’ve Had Radiotherapy As Treatment For Cancer And It’s Taken It’s Toll On My Teeth. Could I Get Cosmetic Treatment Through The NHS?Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Hi Mark. I had radiotherapy treatment for cancer about 15 years ago around my mouth and throat area, I was told at the time that this would eventually cause problems with my teeth, they are now in a sorry state even though I have always cleaned twice a day, they just seem to be wearing away and breaking and are causing me great discomfort and stopping me from eating properly. Someone has mentioned to me that I should be able to get cosmetic surgery on the NHS because this has been caused by the cancer and treatment. Do you know if this is correct and who would I get in touch with about this?
Hello Dr Moore. I hope you can help me with my enquiry. I have recently broken a third off of one of my top molars and have been given the option from my dentist to have a crown fitted or a half crown/cap. The half crown is a cheaper option but I am worried that it will not be as strong and last as long as a full crown. Do you have any information on this and what do you consider the best option.
I look forward to hearing your reply. Thank you.
Dear Dr Moore. I have my front 6 top teeth crowned and the crowns need replacing as the metal is showing at the top and they look false now. They were done for cosmetic reasons as my teeth were discoloured and I was very self conscious and rarely smiled.
They have been wonderful but recently I have become aware of them looking very artificial in photos. My teeth underneath are still strong and healthy according to the X-rays,
What is the price for 6 or 8 (2 new to blend in better) new ones. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I hope you can help.
Hello Dr Moore, I’m looking for some general cosmetic dentistry costs? I have badly decayed teeth. My front teeth are decayed due to rural unpurified water. I am also a smoker for going on 13 years. I might need implants but I also want to consult a dentist before I undergo treatment. Please assist me in estimating the required fee. I also suggested to go for teeth whitening but I’m afraid because of the expensive treatment procedures. Any help you can offer me will be greatly received.
Hi Dr Hughes, I hope to hear your advice. I am just looking to find out some more information about tooth implants. My 2 front teeth are a complete mess, I had terrible mouth ulcers after having a lot of chemotherapy which aided in them starting to rot away. I work and I am on minimum wage, and would like to know if you provide a savings scheme where I can pay for treatment in advance by instalments before treatment is carried out, or if there’s a direct debit option to pay up after treatment. Thank you for your reply in advance.
It’s Time For Me To Consider Implants, Is It Better To Have Individual Implants Fitted Or A Group Of Four?Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Hi, through an accident at age 11, I lost my 4 front teeth. I was fitted with a plate and that was replaced at 14. I’ve never had a minutes trouble with adapting to them and they have looked very natural. Today I had a consultation with a dentist nearby who advised me to have implants put in. He said as my gums were good with no disease and I had enough bone, implants would be no problem. I am now 54 and realise I’ve put this off for too long as the teeth on the plate have worn down so need replacing ASAP (although for 40 years he said they were remarkable, I’ve kept them very clean) anyway, could you please tell me what type of different implants there are to chose from. I’m at a loss at all the jargon! I really want to make the right decision and need help doing so. Also how much should I expect to pay for four implants. Lastly, is it better to have individual implants fitted or a group of four- if that makes sense. Many thanks.