Hello Dr Gambroudes. When I was at school I had to wear braces for a while. I’m now 22 years old and am still not happy with my teeth. I’m depressed and sometimes I can’t come into work because of my lack of confidence. I don’t earn a great amount of money and I know braces can be expensive. What is the cheapest method of straightening my teeth? I make sure to look after my teeth very well. I have a gap between my 2 front teeth. It is mainly the top tier of my mouth that I don’t like. It just needs a good straightening, although it is not disastrous. Please get back to me. Thank you kindly.
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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?
Hi Dr Gambroudes, I am a 29 year old male and I have a gap between my front upper teeth, which is about 3-4 mm wide. I don’t want to have to wear braces, so is there a quick, efficient solution to fill the gap that doesn’t involve orthodontics? I’d really appreciate your help with this matter. Please inform me of the best solution for my situation, I’m really hoping there’s an effective alternative to braces. I don’t have a lot of money to spend and I’d like a fast treatment so I can get this gap filled as soon as possible. Thank you for considering my question, I look forward to reading your response.
My Jaw Keeps Clicking And Is Worse In The Morning. Any Ideas On What This Could Be And How To Fix It?Friday, June 13th, 2014
Hello Mark. I have arthritis in my jaw but have not been seen or treated by a doctor. My jaw always clicks and is usually worse in the mornings (possibly grinding my teeth when I sleep). Today my jaw is very painful on the right side and it is getting worse as the day goes on. My bite has suddenly changed this evening and won’t go back. Any ideas what this could be and how to fix it? Or where to start with getting treated? Thank you.
Hello Dr Moore. I have had my teeth trimmed quite a bit due to being chipped. I now feel uncomfortable whenever I have to make a th sound. Is that due to trimming? And I just can’t remember how I used to do it. Before having them trimmed I used to make my tongue hit the back of my tongue mostly. With the shorten teeth it automatically wants to go underneath the teeth which doesn’t feel good. Do you have any tips for getting speech back after dental treatment? It’s really bugging me. Thanks.
I Have Overlapping Teeth At The Front And The Enamel Is Almost Completely Gone. I’m At A Loss, What Should I Do?Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Hi. I’m messaging you as I recently went to the dentist. She did what she could for me and since then (8 months ago) I’ve quit smoking I have done all of what she suggested but my teeth just seem to get worse. I have over lapping teeth at the front which wouldn’t be so bad if the enamel were there but its completely gone. So much so, that I have dark shadows on them I can’t bear to smile. I then thought I’d pay to have them whitened with a friend, hers were amazing mine not too bad but my 2 front teeth look the same, I’m at a loss, what should I do? I’m so sick of smiling though a closed mouth or hiding it with my hand. I’m 31 & I would rather have all my teeth taken out & have dentures rather than have this for the rest of my life.
Please help. Thanks.
My Gums Are Receding From Over-brushing. I Now Have A Good Oral Health Regime. Is There Any Treatment That Can Help Me?Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Hello Dr Patel, I’m hoping for some advice. I have very thin gums at the bottom front of my mouth and receding on one tooth. This is due to overbrushing. I now follow a strict oral regime including brushing in small circular motions using a soft bristled toothbrush, flossing and using interdental brushes, at night time and taking vitamin supplements. The thinning and receding is causing me much distress and anxiety. What are my treatment options? Can anything be done about this or should I just continue my regime. Thanks, I hope you can help me with this problem.
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.
Hi. I recently had two front teeth filled with white filling and I’m not satisfied with the results. It feels bulky in my mouth, and I can feel pressure dragging down on my teeth constantly. There is also pain in my gum, right above the middle between the two teeth.
Can I safely remove them and have my original shape back? If the dentist has only “smoothed” the surface of the chipped tooth, does this mean my original tooth is shorter in length or not? I am very stressed about this, it has hugely impacted my mood and I wish I didn’t do it. If they fall out, do I have to replace them or not and do they stain over time?
Hi Mark, I’m 17 years old, (nearly 18) and have decay in around 6 of my back teeth which is making it increasingly harder to eat. I haven’t been to the dentist for 2 years and I’m currently not registered with one. Also one of my top front teeth is black in 2 spots at the back which is now coming through the front. Another one of my top front teeth has a black line along the top of it. Finally one of my front teeth has 2 holes either side of it and the tip of it, the hole at the tip is black. I would like to know what you believe I would need to have done with the information I given, if it’s not enough then I apologise. Also I would like to know if it’s likely I could have treatment done while being put to sleep?