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Will My Sensitivity To Gluten Impact Upon The Success Rates Of Dental Implant Treatment?

Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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Hi Doctor Moore, I am scheduled for a titanium implant. The doctor I see for gluten sensitivity strongly advises against it based on her own experience and research about after effects, e.g., infection and electrical conductivity with old metal fillings. She had the implant removed as it seriously affected her health and had a Maryland bridge put in place. The tooth I need replaced is the second right of front which I am concerned would look grey with the metal attachments. However, my three remaining front teeth are crowns as it is. What is your position on this issue? Is there a link between gluten sensitivity and dental implant success? Do you think this should be an issue I may have to take up with my own dentist? I’m not sure what to think about receiving the treatment now…Thank you for your help. 


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The Bracket On My Brace Has Come Away Should I Be Really Worried?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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I have just had a metal brace fitted & less than 2 hours after fitting, I felt a small twang & on looking noticed that the bracket fixed to the one tooth that I have a porcelain veneer on (top tooth next to the main front tooth) but, had come away.

At the initial consultation, the orthodontist did say that he wasn’t sure whether the bracket would stick to the veneer or that the veneer might be damaged. I told him that the veneer was in fact 15 years old & I wouldn’t be too upset if I had to have it replaced. My orthodontist is closed on a Tuesday (tomorrow) & I don’t want to worry about this – can you advise?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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Would I be able to get veneers on the NHS?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Q.

Hello,

I have had caps on one of my teeth (top front teeth) on 2 occasions as my the bottom of my tooth was chipped quite badly playing football when younger, but they keep falling off. My teeth are also very sensitive, I have used toothpaste for this for atleast the last year but it hasn’t helped.

I have spoken to some people about this when teeth is the topic of conversation and on a few occasions veneers have been mentioned. I’m not in a position where I have the funds to pay for private veneers after a quick search on Google, but have seen that veneers through the NHS are rather inexpensive.

Given my brief description of my situation, would veneers at NHS prices ever be granted? I am willing to try other solutions also. I have an appointment next week with my dentist, but just thought I would ask here first to see if it would even be worth mentioning.

Thanks for your time.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Is It Possible To Still Have Gum Grafting If The Tissue That Is Used Comes From An animal?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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hello, i have periodontal disease an my gums are receding badly,i cant hant have a graft because i have been told their is not enough tissue there to do it,is it possible to still have grafting because i dont want to lose my teeth which are fine,i did look at a site somewhere,that they can do grafting with another animals tissue ,instead of taking it from the roof of the mouth,also i do smoke a lot,also their is a company with a product called qsiant i was wondering does that work? wouldnt it be ideal if the tissue came from my own mouth? i don’t really know how it all works, a little explaining would be great before i head into getting this problem fixed. thanks for your time


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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What Has Happened To My Bridge?

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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Hi Andrew

I went to Budapest and had porcelain veneers fitted, I have a strong smell in my mouth and they have now concluded that I need 2teeth extracting, therefore they say the bridge which is all fitted in one will have to come out and a new one will cost 4000 pounds, this is all very distressing for me as its turning out to be a very exspensive job. the bridge was fitted approx 2 years ago and i have also had various abcesses in that period were i have travelled to london for treatment with the same dentist who fitted the bridge its a whole one in my mouth i’d be grateful for your advice please


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Can I Have A Large Gap Between My Two Front Teeth Closed Using NHS Treatments?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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Hi, I have a very large gap between my 2 front teeth. In fact, it is so large that I can wobble a pound coin between them as I’ve gotten older (I’m 31 now). My teeth have moved quite a bit and my problem is that the gums between my teeth are getting damaged due to biting food and are becoming very tender so I have been looking at treatment used but it all seems very expensive. I never had braces as a child because the ones available were very large and I would have been bullied when wearing them. I don’t know what else to do and I am becoming very self-conscious about it now. What kind of treatment would you suggest and would I be able get my teeth fixed on nhs? as I currently don’t work, thank you for any help. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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I’m 18 And In Full Time Education, How Much Would It Cost To Have My Overlapping Teeth Corrected?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
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HI. 🙂

I have near perfect teeth in that all of them are straight, but the curve of my jawline is stronger on one side of my mouth. Consequently, there is less of an overlap of my bite on that side. It also makes the teeth on that side appear bigger when I smile because they bulge out slightly more. It is not a very huge problem and I can chew fine. No one else notices it but what forms of correction could I get? I don’t think I require anything too drastic because as I said there is no pain and I can eat just fine. However, is there any chance of this small problem developing into something more serious? If possible, could you give me a cost range? I am 18 and in full time education and so I understand that NHS treatment will not be an option for me anymore.

Thank you for your help in advance!


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Are There Any Cheap Treatments Available That Can Fix Overlapping Front Teeth?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
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Hi,

I would like some advice please,my two front teeth are crossed and overlapping slightly. one of them is pushing down on the other and pushing it back. They have been like this for as long as I can remember now and they make me feel very self conscious. I have just applied to study drama at university and intend to become an actor when I have left so I would like them fixed as soon as possible. Please bear in mind that my other teeth are fine, well as far as I know. What would be the best treatment to correct this? My main focus is the two front teeth, not the whole set, can you get braces or whatever to treat just two teeth?. I don’t have a great deal of money to spend as I am a student (I am due to finish sixth form this summer). Any advice or recommendations would be great. Thank you,  kind Regards.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Can You Improve On The Work Done By My NHS Dentist?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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I had composite veneers fitted over the front of my 2 front teeth by an NHS dentist. I’m not happy with the work done. One is bulky and cracked due to the fact that i have already had it repaired the other has a dent in where the glue is and you can see on both where they end and my old tooth is under. I’m so disappointed, i feel I have lost confidence when i smile. I had composite bonding over both teeth years ago and this was great you could not even tell. they looked so natural. I went to get them redone as it has been 8 years and this dentist said this was the only way they could now be done. I feel my front teeth are a mess with the composite veneers. Could your firm do anything? Maybe composite bond over them? Thank you.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Can My Teeth Be Restored With Cosmetic Work Rather Than Being Extracted?

Monday, April 29th, 2013
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I went to my dentist this week as I have 2 decayed upper left 7&8,  a missing lower left 3 and missing up left 4. My front right 1 has a distal chip right down the edge. I am very embarrassed of my teeth an am getting married in August. I asked my dentist if she could do me some veneers or crowns or bridges and all she said she would do is extract I really don’t want this.i am a NHS patient and don’t know where to turn now. I don’t want to lose any more
teeth. She wouldn’t even offer me composite fillings for my front teeth she just tried to push dentures and I do not want them. Can you suggest anything I can do? I’m so upset.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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