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Is my orthodontist giving me the correct price for Invisalign braces?

Monday, March 5th, 2012
Q.

Hi,

After a few consultations with my dentist/orthodontist, he has recommended straightening my two front, upper teeth by either Invisalign or Lingual braces (I refuse to have ‘traintracks’ or even ceramic braces).

My lower teeth are fine, but he has suggested having Invisalign/Lingual braces on them as well, so that they still align with my top teeth – he said that it may cause problems down the line.

Is this normal? I have no reason to distrust him, it’s just he has now said the cost will be between £5000 – £6000!

Do you think I should get a second opinion on this? I want straight teeth, but I doubt very much whether I will be able to afford it.

Thanks.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

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Do I really need to have my tooth removed when it doesn’t actually hurt?

Friday, February 10th, 2012
Q.

My crown has fallen out and after visiting a dentist I was told that my root filling is not all the way to the end of the root.
The root filling and crown were fited about 20 years ago. I have had no pain from the tooth. The dentist tried to drill out the old root filling but told me it was not possible to do so as the ‘cement’ is too hard to drill through.
She doesnt want to put a new crown on top. (Actually I also still have the old crown which she also doesnt want to stick back in). Instead she has recomended that I have a bridge, but I am not keen on damaging healthy teeth on either side.
I am totally confused and considering a second opinion when I came accross this website.
Is it so bad to have a root filling not to the end. I have not ever had any pain from this tooth since the crown was fitted all those years ago.
What can you recomend?
Many thanks in advance.


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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I do not feel like I have been properly informed about my treatment, what should I do?

Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Recently i had a dental treatment and doctor offered me a further treatment of root canal and crown which is going to cost me £204. Two months ago same doctor checked my front tooth and done the filling on it which came off with in two months and i was told that they will redo the filling for me. Last night, i went to a same dentist for a filling and i mentioned him that my gums are bit swollen around that same tooth. He checked my tooth and done some Xrays and told me that there is same decay on the back of my teeth which is causing this swelling. He tried to remove the decay and drill it and after a while he told me that tooth is gone, its half broken. Then he showed me an xray and told me that tooth was there just becuase of big filling and no actual tooth was left. My complain is that; 1- Why didn’t he treat it properly two months ago when he done the filling. 2- Why didn’t he tell me about the consequences of my treatment. 3- Why did he try to clean the decay when he had already seen my xrays. Before starting a treatment i should have informed about that consequences. 4- During my all treatment i wasn’t informed about anything like what can be happend to my tooth in the future and i was not given any options for the treatment. 5- I have asked them for a second opinion but they said that i can’t have it becuase my treatment has already started but it hasn’t started yet. To me it feels like they want to do their job quickly without doing it properly. Just in hurry of completing all appointments in a day. As a patient it is my right to have a second opinion.


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 other options do I have to plate dentures with implants?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Q.

Mine is rather unique situation. I am on a long trip from Australia.I have purchased a small house on the north coast of France and we be renovating for over a year.
Before I left Australia four months ago I had to have all my top teeth removed. The gum has healed well and recently I went to the Brighton Implant Clinic who did a panoramic xray and told me I was fine for an all on four procedure.
But I have decided I am not happy with the All on Four or any procedure which includes flap type surgery.
I cant wear a top denture. I gag even with the concave piece ground out of the back. I have an overbight and really need a denture without a top plate.
The only option I have left and which I pray will suite me is a removable denture with no top plate and ball bearings onto the o rings.
I have also lost a number of teeth on the bottom but the problem is I only have a limited budget because of the burden of renovating.
Are you able to help me? Brighton Implant Clinic said I would have to come back numerous times which isi financially impossilbe for me. I have tried contacting Dental clinics in France but I dont feel I can communicate with my limited language skills. Can you help me?
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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I am 26 and I don’t want to have train tracks again, what other braces options are there?

Monday, November 28th, 2011
Q.

hi andrew, when i was a teenager i had braces for 4 years and the result was very good, as advised i kept my retainer in for 6 months (since i have read i should have kept them in for a lot longer)…since then they have slowly reverted back to there old shape, i am now 26 and really do not want to wear the dreaded train tracks again, what other possibilities are there and would behind the teeth braces rectify this problem….the main problem is my two teeth either side of my front teeth are behind, 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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I need, but am unable to afford dental implants, do the NHS provide them?

Monday, November 28th, 2011
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I never had enough adult teeth come through . The 2 teeth either side of my front top ones never grew. As a teenager they fitted me with a brace to pull the teeth there to the side to create 2 spaces big enough for 2 bridges to be fitted with false teeth. 10 years on I am visiting the dentist every couple weeks to have 1 or the other re-cemented in as they keep falling out. The dentist has told me all my other teeth are fine and healthy and recommended either implants or new bridges attached to crowns over the teeth either side. I cant afford either of these. Would they be available on the NHS? IF I keep having my healthy teeth filed down to re-attach my current bridges, I’ll soon end up damaging those teeth permanently.


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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I have abnormally shaped gaps between my teeth, what is the best treatment to close them?

Monday, November 28th, 2011
Q.

I m a 30 year old otherwise healthy female. I have gaps between my upper incisors which are abnormally shaped ( tapering at their lower ends, instead of being square). I am not sure if my upper row of teeth protrude slightly or the gap between my teeth causes this appearance.
If i were to go in for a smile makeover, please advise on the following
a) dental procedures you would need to carry out
b) approximate time required
c) approximate expenses
d) post procedure treatments/ maintenance required if any

Many thanks for your advice


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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Should I have cosmetic treatment or just settle for dentures?

Friday, November 25th, 2011
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I am a 65 years old female with quite crooked bottom and top teeth. I have twice had my top front teeth treated, the last time (about 10 years ago) when I had a veneer on one tooth to bring it into line and a crown on the other one because it was crooked. However I have always thought this crown was quite large and didn’t look right – this was made obvious when none of my friends ever mentioned that I’d had anything done! I would like to have something done with this top tooth but don’ t know what – my dentist who is new to the surgery suggests visalign on my top and bottom but I cant afford it – a few hundred is my lot! I have thought about having them all out and a set of dentures – my husband isn’t happy! My bottom teeth (although I have had teeth whitening treatment on them) are still marked on the very bottoms Should I just give up at my age?


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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Why can’t my dentist remove all my teeth and fit dentures?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
Q.

Hi please can you help me for the last 20 years ive been asking my dentist to remove all of my teeth, i want dentures, but he refuses. I feel so unhappy and have no self confidence. I suffer with stomach acid due to a few teeth missing making it difficult to chew properly. There must be a dentist some where in the uk that can help me. If i wanted plastic surgery say breast enlargement or facelift that would not be a problem, surely i have rights ? I would be more than happy to sign a legal paper saying that im going against good advice. Please can you help me. 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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I am 72 years old and would like implants rather than dentures, what is the cost?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Q.

Sir
I am 72 years old fit and healthy with looks and attitude that deny my age. I have all of my teeth removed and wear dentures. Despite having three sets of new dentures in less than one year none of them fit.
Is a complete set of dental implants possible and what would be the time scale of the treatment and the approximate cost.
I am fully mobile but live in Cumbria therefore I imagine there will be considerable travelling to a centre

Regards GH


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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