I had a two teeth bridge on upper left side of my mouth. It came out ten times over two years. The dentist originally accepted responsibility but now has changed his mind. He now partly puts the blame on me because I kept the temporary bridge in too long but at no time did he ever express any concern. Now wants to place a four tooth bridge which I’d have to pay for. He is now saying he wanted this all along but I rejected it which is absolute nonsense. He never ever mentioned it to me as an alternative. Had he done so he would have been duty bound to advise that a one tooth implant would, according to his price list, be only £600 more and well worth the extra expense. I feel I have been done. He is making claims now that he never made before and his story changes every time I speak to him. What do you think? I do not have confidence that the new treatment is the right course or that it will work. What happens if that comes out? Will he try to blame me again?
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Hello Dr Gambroudes. I visited my dentist recently and had a permanent filling in my left sided tooth and they used cotton wool and some kind of gel to fill this permanently. I wanted to ask whether cotton wool is safe and hygienic for permanently filling the cavity tooth. I’ve been charged different amounts for each filling I’ve had and would like to know if this is fair. Please help me as I don’t know if I’m being ripped off. What would you suggest? Thank you for your time.
I recently had 7 teeth pulled in preparation for a lower denture. I received local anaesthesia only, I was wide awake, no gas either. I just got my bill and there was £600 on the bill for two aveoplasties. I think they made a billing mistake. Like I said I was wide awake and I contend there were no aveoplasties done. I even remember him saying after he pulled the last tooth, “Look at that, 7 teeth in 25 minutes, I think we just set a record”. Even though I was very numb wouldn’t I know and be able tell that a procedure like that or something other than a tooth being pulled was being done? Can an aveoplasty be done without sutures being required? Thank you very much in advance.
Hello Dr Moore. I recently had a faulty dental procedure on my upper anterior teeth and I am extremely anxious and disappointed with the outcome. To explain what happened:
I had an extremely small cavity between my front upper anterior teeth whose fillings have been changed over the last couple of years because of staining. Approximately five months ago, I asked the dentist to redo that filling but she couldn’t acquire the right shade after three attempts. I was travelling for work the next day and I visited another dentist that was referred to me by a friend. This dentist literally sawed deep into my teeth, and after creating a deeper cavity, filled it and my teeth began to look bigger. So I went back to my original dentist and she removed the excess filling. While performing this procedure she chipped off a portion of my teeth.
I finally went to a cosmetic dentist that then refilled and bonded the chip but my teeth look big and bulky and artificial which has left me depressed and extremely sad. I had perfectly normal and natural teeth but this is the outcome. I would like to find out if you can help me achieve my goals at a reasonable price? How do I get this problem fixed before another dentist ruins my teeth. I don’t like the look of artificial teeth and the shape of my teeth. Please help.
Hello Dr Moore. I had six dental implants in total fitted which was completed in Budapest. Unfortunately one did not take. I had to go back to get it sorted when I returned to Budapest to have crown fittings. I have just been fitted with a zirconium crown for that implant but the implant is visible. The dentist whom did the crown has suggested waiting a month then he will fill the gap with a pink porcelain. What’s your opinion on this? Should I demand a refit or is this acceptable?
I Had To Make A Complain About An Ill Fitting Plate A Dentist Gave Me. Do You Know How Much It Will Cost To Fix This?Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Hello Mark. I recently had a cap on a plinth removed which was replaced by an ill fitting plate that fits uncomfortably in the roof of my mouth. This makes it hard to actually speak clearly. I have a large gap the size of two teeth at the top which is really embarrassing. Please can you supply a solution and also an approximate cost of what it would be to fix this? I have made a complaint against the dentist to the dental regulator. This was on advice from another dentist who told me it was the worst piece of dentistry he has seen. I look forward to your reply. Thank you for your time.
I Recently Got New Crowns, But Now I Have A Lisp And They Feel Too Big For My Mouth. What Should I Do About This?Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Hi Dr Hughes. I went to my dentist so I could get a great smile but now I don’t even smile now and I hate talking as I have a lisp. The dentist put your new crowns along the top but one of the crowns is blue/grey in colour and I feel my teeth are too big and bulky for me. I hate speaking as have a lisp, so now not only do I not have the perfect smile but I can’t talk properly now either. I went back to my dentist and he said – Oh, I think they are fine and that I was paranoid when referring to my lisp. I am very upset about this and I would like to know what can be done. Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer me.
I Had Dental Surgery In Budapest And My Teeth Are Too Bulky. I Just Want To Be Myself Again. How Can You Help?Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
I have been going to Budapest for the last 15 months and there was a lot of confusion over my teeth but in the end I had 6 upper implants, a sinus lift and a bone graft. I now have my new bridge, when they put it in the teeth were very long so I had them cut and filed down but they are so bulky they sit above my gums I am so upset please can you give me some advise so I can get this rectified please I’m desperate. All that I have been through should have taken 6 months and it has taken 15 months. I have been so depressed. I just want to be myself again.
I’ve Recently Had A Bridge Cemented, But After A Couple Of Days Now, I Don’t Feel I Can Get Used To It. Is It Too Late?Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Hello Dr Moore, I’ve recently had a bridge made for the front four of my top teeth. I had it permanently cemented in place two days ago and after having a couple of days to look at it and get used to it, I’m really not happy with it. The shape is really not what I wanted and it looks crooked in my mouth. The bridge also feels bulky in my mouth and I feel that my bite is now not correct.
Can I now have it removed and altered, or is it too late?
I’m afraid to call and tell my dentist and that he says nothing can be done now. Please help me with this problem!!! Many thanks.
For the past 15 years my front teeth have had vaneers. Every 5-6 years one of them breaks and I go through the process of getting a new one. They never break at the same time and I have had no problems over this time with colour matching or shape.
Recently my front left vaneer broke and I went to my local dentist (different dentist) and she polished my tooth up ready for a new vaneer. She let me choose the colour which perfectly matched my other vaneer. I got a temp for the time being and was told to return in 2 weeks.
On the fitting day I’m sat in the dental chair and are told I’m getting a crown fitted. Not really knowing the difference she slotted it in my mouth, showing me the mirror for 3 seconds and asking if is all is well. At this point I’m like okay looks good. 15 min later I’m in the waiting room wondering why it feels so big (on the back with my tongue) Feels nothing like the back of my other vaneer. It’s huge at the back.
Okay so jump in the car and look in the mirror. WOW. It’s slightly off colour. Can’t believe it. Drive home and here I am looking in the mirror every 5 mins trying to convince myself it’s the same colour. My wife starts asking why my front teeth are different colours now, then tries to convince me it’s difficult to notice.
I’m eagerly awaiting Monday so I can call and discuss this further, but I’m wondering what kind of rights I have here to ask it be sorted.