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I went to have my chipped tooth repaired but my dentist said it doesn’t need treating, how can I insist that he does something about it?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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Hi i have just chipped my front right tooth on a glass. its only very small but its left a jaggery line which looks awful. I am really bothered about it. I also went to the my dentist about a chip in my bottom tooth a few months ago which is not as noticeable as its on the bottom and he charged me £17 just to say no it did not require treatment. I refuse to pay that again just to hear those words. I really need this fixing. How can I insist he does something about this? Surely its not too much hard work. All he seems to say to me whenever I go is that my teeth are better than most and I should be grateful. This isn’t the right attitude surely? I thought preventative dentistry was supposed to be the best way, my teeth are only going to get worse if they are left like this!


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I’m 19 and have an overbite, I’m thinking about corrective surgery, where should i start?

Friday, September 28th, 2012
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Hi there, I’m 19 and have an overbite, I’ve been to an orthodontist before and I had braces with had no ending result and I want to correct my jaw it’s effecting me as a person and confidence so have been thinking about corrective surgery, how would I start to go about it if i want it done?How/where/cost how long does it take? What are the risks and what’s the shortest time it could take? Any side effects any risk it doesn’t work? Would I be able to arrange an appointment and be ongoing the surgery within a few weeks of that?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Could you recommend a good dentist to restore my teeth?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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Dear Dr Moore, I have come across youre website. my teeth are in a pretty bad state, I have one tooth missing at the front also I havent been to the dentist in a long time, but by searching on the internet I came across this site. The thought of visiting a dentist is pretty scary, and I feel very ashamed of my appearance, im a 45 yr old male, but this has caused me so much loss of confidence over the years that it makes my life miserable in any sort of social situation or even with my family. I have limited funds but wondered if you knew of anyone who could help me? I have around 5k that I could spend on treatment. any advice wwuld be very much appreciated. thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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How to I sort out my badly done porcelain veneers?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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I foolishly rushed into getting 6 porcelain veneers a few years a go. It was at the height of this dental holiday nonsense. I had been in an accident, I was young, and I was desperate to get my smile repaired. I stupidly jumped in to it without looking at what could go wrong.

Anyway, they took away most of my teeth to fit them. I was shocked to when i realised they had done this. They subsequently moved (the veneers)- and i’ve never been happy with them. In-fact far from improving my confidence they have left me very insecure.

I\m really upset, a brace would have been the way to go, but now this is not an option as i don’t have my original teeth.

My question then is, is there anyway that i can have my smile repaired so it looks natural? i actually want it to look just normal, maybe even not perfectly straight. Just a normal smile so i’m not thinking, oh my god i must look like one of those fake simon cowell people everytime i open my mouth.

PLease help. i just need to know there is a solution, it’s really upset me.

And also, how do i know who to go with??


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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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Is an implant crown different to traditional crowns?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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I had a dental implant operation approximately three years ago to a tooth next to one of my front teeth. The implant felt wobbly and the implant specialist tells me the crown has chipped at the back which has in turn loosened one of the screws. I do not recall any incident that may have caused this. She said I need a new crown fitting and the screw tightening. This sorry saga has been dragging on for almost a year now and I am no further forward. She has changed her private pratice locations and has had to go into hospital for various reasons. She now has been told that she cannot continue to practise due to health reasons. She did originally state that she would carry out any work free of charge but now has referred me to a colleague and says she will pay his consultation fee but asked if I will pay for the replacement crown myself – around £900 which seems excessive. Is an implant crown different to usual crowns? Can my NHS dentist supply & fit a replacement crown or would I need to have this replaced by this alternative implant specialist?


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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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Should I get Damon or Invisalign Lite braces?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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I damaged my front teeth in a cycling accident in Dec 2011. UR1 was fractured, breaking off about 2/3 of the crown, This has a temporary composite build up with a plan to crown it. UR1 was left retroclined and my endodontist recommended having it straightened. UL1 needed RCT by endodontist as I had a nasty abcess about a week after the accident.

I’d like advice on othodontic devices. My GP dentist referred me to a hospital orthodontist who suggested either add a veneer to the retroclined tooth, a 6 tooth train track for 4 months or a short course of Invisalign (or similar). He also commented that I had mild crowding on the lower incisors. I have always had a big gap between my upper central incisors and he suggested that this could be addressed at the same time as delaing with the retroclined tooth.

I was then referred to a local private orthodontist who recommended Invisalign Lite as being the safest option for the most gentle movement and I was due to start treatment this month. However, her practice went into liquidation about a week after seeing her so had to start all over again with a new practice.

The second practice, where two orthodontists wanted to see me to consider the best options have a different view. One suggestion was to leave the upper teeth for 5 years to monitor vitality. The say Invisalign provides uncontrollable forces that might be too strong and would not prescribe this. The only brace they are prepared to use is a 6 tooth Damon for about 6 months, and at the same time recommend a 6 tooth lingual brace at the bottom as I have 90% overbite as well as crowding.

I’m struggling to find research papers on the forces provided by various systems, or safety post-trauma, but I’d welcome a view on the Invisalign Lite v Damon upper and lingual lower options. The latter is much more expensive even though only the front six teeth are being moved.

Thanks!!


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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 have dental phobia and need to have all of my teeh extracted, can you advise me as to how I can receive treatment in a dental hospital?

Friday, September 14th, 2012
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hi,
i would like to ask your opinion on my situation, my dentist says i need all of my teeth removed and to have dentures. i am only 24, my dentist says that i should go to a hospital for the treatment as i have dental phobia. i have had treatment under concious sedation which didn’t work and the dentist wouldn’t treat me. my dentist will not refer me to kings because he says its out of his area, and kings wont take me without a referral. i am in pain with my teeth and struggling to eat, i now have a huge abscess which has returned for the second time. i am just going round and round in circles and feel like i am just being sent away. can you advise me as to what to do.
Many thanks.


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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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My crowns look fake, it’s really getting me down so what should I do?

Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Hello, I just wondered if you could help me something that has been bothering me for a while? When I was about 14 my dentist suggested I got caps for the teeth either side of my two front teeth because they were small & pointy. I’ve since been back 3 times to get my caps re-done because they looked awful, wrong colour, don’t fit, crooked, very obvious. I now am left with two horrible (quite blatantly obviously fake) looking teeth! I now have a tooth growing behind one Of my capped teeth so I am unsure of what that will do. I can’t imagine my teeth would look any worse than they already do. Is there anything I can do which won’t cost me an arm & a leg? I’m fed up of having to have the caps replaced, it’s really getting me down. Thank you in advance!


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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 am suffering from great jaw and tooth pain, will veneers and braces help?

Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Hi Andrew, I’m 15 and currently stay in Scotland. I’ve never had braces but I feel I need something done to my teeth to make them less painful and more aesthetically pleasing. When I was younger I fell down the stairs and badly hurt my jaw and teeth. Since then the 4 teeth on my upper jaw, two large and two smaller that are next to main, large ones have been painful and chipped/crooked. When I eat, close my mouth etc they brush against each either and really hurt. I’ve not been given braces but feel like I need something done, I was looking into veneers actually, would you think they’d be a good alternative? What are my options as my parents are at a loss and my local dentist is too!


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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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How much will I have to pay for the treatments I desperately need?

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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hi i am in desperate need of having my teeth done to the point that i am  finding it very hard to even eat as most of my teeth are missing i had a denture fitted a few years ago but only at he top of my mouth i find this very uncomfortable and i am having to use denture cream a couple of times a day to keep it in. it is not only painful but it has severely damaged my confidence and i am wanting to get it sorted as soon as possible before my conditions get worse. is there any advise you could give me in regards to how much i should expect to pay for the treatment that i need so badly? thank you in advance. kind regards.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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