Hello Dr Moore, I just got 6 temporary veneers on my front teeth, (they all had gaps) they look so fake and bulky. They look like a denture to me or a mouth piece you wear for sports. I can barely talk and forget about eating. I feel like a horse and look like one as well. They make me have a lot of saliva and my teeth look big and plastic. Will my permanent teeth look like this, my front teeth feel like I’m buck toothed and I can’t talk very well. Is this normal? I have already gone back to the dentist after one day and they said I won’t have this issue with the permanent veneers, they said it’s because I have one piece on my front teeth, I just don’t know what to believe and I’m stressed out already. What should I do?
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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.
Hi Dr Moore. Most of my back teeth have rotted away down to the gum line, I’m struggling to eat properly and have lost all my self confidence. I try not to speak to people so they don’t see what’s going on inside my mouth but I can’t afford to go to a dentist. I would need major work to fix them but am in a low paying job and can only just afford to pay my bills without paying thousands of pounds to a dentist. If I leave them how long will it be till I’m in serious trouble?
I Have Really Bad Teeth. I Would Like To Know Which Treatment Options To Pursue, For A Smile To Be Proud Of?Friday, January 31st, 2014
Hello Dr Moore, I have really bad teeth. They are very yellow and my gums are receding terribly, I also suffer with tooth ache all the time and my face swells too. I am very depressed due to my appearance and need something done quickly. I also have 4 teeth missing near the front which looks absolutely terrible. I have not got a lot of money but some family members are willing to help me out if I find someone who can do help with the mess my mouth is in, can you tell me which procedure do I need for a smile to be proud of please.
Hello Dr Moore. Last year I had a hard acrylic night guard for my bottom set of teeth as I grind my teeth and recently I got my gorgeous upper veneers fitted. My question is, should I continue to wear the hard mouth guard or get fitted for a softer one? I am concerned that my grinding against the hard plastic can wear down my new veneers.
I grind with my back teeth and not the front but it still worries me that the hard acrylic may harm my new teeth. Your help is much appreciated.
I Am Very Scared Of The Dentists. All My Dentist Wants To Do Is Extract My Teeth. What Can Be Done For Me?Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Hi Dr Moore. I am very scared of dentists, and at the moment my teeth just seem to be getting worse, it all started when I had my first child, but now my dentist just seems to want to pull them out, I have offered to pay for crowns or anything they can do for me not losing any more teeth as I don’t like the little pallet I have in, I just want my smile back and not to be so scared of seeing the dentist. I really hope you can you help me.
Dear Andrew, I Have Noticed Some Enamel Loss Recently. Is There Any Way To Replace The Enamel I’ve Lost?Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
My teeth are in generally good health and I do not suffer from any sort of pain. However over the last few months I have noticed that my two upper right sided incisors have had some enamel loss, which has probably happened over time and therefore they are now shorter than my left sided incisors which looks quite odd. Is there any way to replace, naturally or artificially, the enamel which has been lost from a cosmetic point of view? Thank you, I hope you can help me with my enquiry.
Hi Dr Moore. Can you please advise me whether I would be able to have a general anaesthetic to have a crown done? I am extremely nervous and cannot bring myself to have it done even under sedation as this has not worked for me in the past. It is a tooth at the front that has broken before and my dentist has suggested a crown to fix it permanently. I really am very nervous and was even in tears yesterday just at the though of going to my dentist for her to have a look at it. I know this will probably be very expensive but it is the only way I feel that I can go through with it.