Hi, I wondered if you could help me with a dental matter please? I had my front 4 top teeth crowned some 19 years ago to improve the appearance. (my teeth were off centre as they had move to fill up a gap). They have never really felt comfortable even after all these years I am aware that they are crowned. I do not know if this is caused by the fact that they are quite ‘built up’ on the back whcih the dentist said was to make them strong. Or if it is because my bottom teeth lean back so top and botton do not rest on each other. I have the urge to bite teeth together for no reason which only causes discomfort. What are my options to improve this situation? I don’t know what to do…Thank you for any help. Regards.
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I’m really concerned about my teeth. First of all I absolutely hate them, as I feel my ‘fangs’ stick out and am currently looking into braces. However the teeth to inside (toward the centre of my mouth) are becoming wobbly and i’m really scared they will fall out. I’ve always had problems with my teeth and now I have 4 fillings (that are silver and not white, which I don’t know why) I’m 15 is that helps and currently really wanting braces so any other help on them would be great. I”ll be okay for receiving braces through the NHS won’t I? Is it when you’re 18 and over you have to pay for brace treatment? Otherwise I won’t be able to have anything done because I don’t have any money, I’m only a teenager! Thanks for your help.
I wanted to get some advice regarding some work done to my mothers teeth.
Last summer she went abroad and had 3 implants and 6 crowns. Since coming back 4 of the crowns fell out (botched up job) She is in constant agony and is constantly crying because the crowns where not done correctly, her bottom tooth now has began to crack and chip off because the top crowns are not fitted correctly (huge gaps in between)
Going back is not and option and the NHS doesn’t cover corrective surgery (they’ve been no help regarding this). Could you please advice us on where we could go from here.
Desperately need help
Hello Andrew, I am 38 and unfortunately with bad living etc I have been wearing a denture on my upper set for 5 yrs. I still see myself as too young for dentures & get to the point in the day when I feel i have to take it out,but with having a partner & kids this is very difficult as I wont let them see me without it. Basically I would like to know the approx cost of an upper set of dental implants, I realise in time bone in the jaw would deteriorate & that would have to be looked at. But I just think I can’t go through the rest of my life with the irritant of my upper denture. Also what does it take to get NHS help in my situation? So I would appreciate any information you could give to me, thank you very much.
Dr. Andrew Moore,
My tooth has stopped growing at 3mm and my dentist said have a spring fitted? I’m quite worried about it and would like to know more about it and maybe see a picture?
Thank you. I would be so grateful if you could respond to my question as soon as possible. Just so you know my dentist has confirmed that it has stopped growing and it is an upper canine and he suggested that I have a spring of some sort fitted. I don’t actually know what he means by this but it doesn’t sound too good at all! I was wondering if you could tell me how much I am likely to pay for this kind of treatment and will it hurt? I have very sensitive teeth and gums and petrified of undergoing any pain. I hope to hear from you soon and thank you very much in advance for replying to me. Kind regards!
Hi Andrew. I am writing to you in order to seek some advice. I am very embarrassed to admit that I sucked my thumb day and night from being a baby to age 12. Now my teeth are crooked and arched and I am regularly told that I have “vampire teeth” because my canines stick out. I have lost a lot of confidence because of this and cannot smile in pictures. I am a teenager and have been refused help by my dentist because the problem is cosmetic. Please can you advise me on the best procedures for my case and hopefully, cheap ones also, preferably due to my current situation with money. I would also like to know if my teeth will gradually set straight again over time as well? Or would this only come about with the help of brace treatment for example?Thank you for taking your time to read this in advance.
Hi Doctor Moore, I have had a dental bridge for 25 years replacing six of my top teeth in all, 2 of my front teeth are missing and the bridge is supported by 2 other teeth on either side and 2 fake teeth in the centre. I am very lucky that the bridge has lasted so long but I feel that it is coming to the end of its life. I can’t afford the almost Â£3000 it will cost to replace (it cost me Â£600 private 25 years ago) so what will be my alternative? Can I get a NHS bridge to replace the one I had done privately? I don’t know what else I can do, I simply cannot afford the £3000 in one go, unless some sort of funding arrangement or finance scheme can be arranged. Thank you ever so much for any advice you can give to me, I’m at a loss now.
hello andrew, i would like you to know that i have got a tooth that has been pushed back and there is a gap in between two teeth where the tooth has been pushed back and i would like to remove my tooth that has been pushed back. it has been a problem of mine for several years now and i don’t want it anymore. i want to get rid of it as soon as it is possible to. in its place i would like to put a gold tooth in that empty space. so how much will it cost and is it even possible to get it done ?? thanks
if that is possible any recommendations of where i can get it done from? is it difficult to find a dentist who can place gold tooth in teeth spaces, i mean is it recommended or not? thank you for your time and help in advance, regards.
Hi, I’m hoping you can help me with something please! I’m a 22 year old female and I have developed a cavity on my front right tooth that is now spreading to the other front tooth. It is quite deep now and is now turning very sensitive . What could I do to prevent cavities? I tend to drink a lot of tea with three sugars in, so I know that doesn’t help! Also, If i have these filled will the cavity continue to get bigger/worse? And will the filling I get match the surrounding tooth colour correctly? I don’t want it to look any different from the rest of my teeth. I hope you can help me on this. Thank you for your time.
Hi, I have still got baby teeth which didn’t come out as a child and as a result I have two extra canine teeth. I am aware the baby teeth are not going to last long-term but unsure of what procedure I would need to either bring the adult canines into position/ remove and replace with ? An alternative. Would brace treatment have to be involved in order to move the canines into position? I feel this would be the best solution as it is less invasive than tooth removal. Also I believe it would cost a substantial amount but have no idea what the approximate cost would be. I really don’t know how to go about receiving treatment for this. Can you please shed some light? Any help greatly appreciated, thank you for your time.