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What options do I have for replacing my rotten teeth?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
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Hello Doctor, I hope you can help. 

I have missing teeth and all remaining are rotten. I am desperate to be able to speak without feeling self conscious. I have a limited budget. I need to know how much treatment will cost and what treatments are available to me. I have never had nice teeth and am unable to smile and live my life. I have felt suicidal at times as rhis has been a problem for many years. I dont know what the cost will be but can you let me know if any treatments are available and what they would involve.

Thank you for your time and 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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Are dentures my only option?

Friday, June 24th, 2011
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Hello Dr Moore
Please can you help me, i have severe bone loss in my gums the teeth that i have left are very mobile, and make it difficult to eat, my dentist said my only option is dentures, this makes me very sad. But if that is the case is there such a thing as realistic dentures? My remaining teeth have all moved and so they look crowded in some places and gaps in other places. I find myself trying not to smile as i am very aware that my teeth do not look very nice, my dentist said that only 2% of the population have this really bad gum condition, i have looked into going abroad for treatment because of the cost, but i think because of my problems it would be wise to get any work done here in the uk. Thank you in advance for your reply. 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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My dentist is only offering me an amalgam filling, couldn’t I have a white one instead?

Friday, June 24th, 2011
Q.

Hello
I recently visited a dentist who has advised me I need an amalgam filling replaced and refilled using the same material, I asked her about white composite fillingsand she reluctantley said she could do it but said it would not be strong enough in my root filled back tooth – I donot agree with her in this asI have done some research and usin amalgam is highly toxic etc. This lady is an NHS dentist will she be properly trained in inserting composite fillings?
She also reluctantly polished 2 of my teeth as she said the others were fine lthough in the £17 paid it does say you are entitled to a tooth polish, afterwards I was not even offered a mouth swill! I have therefore lost my confidence in going back for the appointment for treatment and am in a dilemma as to what to do.
I would appreciate some advice from you please.
Many thanks 


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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My teeth are in a bad state after my liver disease, what can I do?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
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After having Liver Disease for 22 years, followed by a transplant, by teeth are literally wasting away. My old liver used to prevent me from having enough Vit D and calcium. What can I do. I have got an enormous phobia of anything to do with dentists, All the edges of my teeth have worn away and I have got several decayed teeth. I do sometimes get bad pain. I wish that I could smile but my teeth are so horrible. I am frightened about what all the treatment would cost, as I am 58 but not yet working after my transplant. I am also very stressed just thinking about what might need to be done.


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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My face seems to be getting thinner since I started orthodontic work, could it be the braces?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Hello, I am 30yr old male. I have had braces for 1.5 yrs now on lower teeth with 1 extraction-second molar on my left. This was to correct and straighten my teeth. I am noticing a thinning of my face – making it look narrow. Everyone keeps saying ‘you have lost weight’ but I have not. My ortho says it cannot be braces, as only jaw surgery can change my jawline. I am very worried. Is he right? What can I do? He is moving my back teeth to cover the gap from the extraction. I would rather have an implant to make my face look fuller, (more teeth, wider smile)but he says that it will make no difference. I am very concerened. 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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What can I do about my horrible teeth?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Just a message as I am stuck with what to do and where to turn ..
I am 22 years old, and I can safely say that I highly doubt you’ve seen teeth as bad as mine, 97 year old’s probably have better teeth. As a result I have no confidence and avoid talking to people, I rarely smile and it gets me down on a daily basis.

Due to a sever phobia of dentists, I haven’t been to one since I was a young child, as a direct result my teeth have suffered. To add to this, through most of high school I suffered with bulimia. I have lost the majority of my back teeth, and have two very broken molars. I also have a gap between my two front teeth. I’ve never really looked into getting them fixed due to the high costs. I’m not sure where to go or what to do, but I do realise as I am only 22 that my mouth can only get worse, therefore I need to act. I’m just not sure how I’m going to cover the costs, some advice would be greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks 


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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My teeth are in a really bad shape, what do you suggest?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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hi, my teeth are very very bad, as a young girl i did not get the medical/ dentistry attention that i really needed, mainly becuase i spent time abroad. Now that i am older i find myself unable to pay for the dentistry work i so badly need. I am currently claiming benefits, is there any way i can get the work done? perhaps via an advertising campaign, before and after pictures etc.

i find that due to the state of my teeth it is havin an effect on every aspect of my life and is really effecting my self esteem and confidence. I am currenlty looking for a job but i am concious and very aware of my teeth causing my great anxiety.


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 are my teeth eroding and what can I do?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
Q.

Hello,
I’m afraid the enamel on my front two teeth is eroding. I had braces for two years, and during this time, my teeth did not have that “clear” appearance on the bottom. Once I got my braces off, I noticed that my front two teeth were becoming clear. Since then, I have not been drinking soda and other acidic beverages. However, one of my front teeth has been chipping. Just tiny chips, but it still concerns me. Are my teeth chipping because of weak enamel? I do not eat very hard/crunchy foods, and I do not grind my teeth. I am only 15, and I take very good care of my teeth (I brush/floss twice a day, use mouthwash, etc). I do not want to get composite put onto my front two teeth because it must be replaced every few years and enamel must be removed in order for the composite to stick. I do not want to get veneers/crowns either, because they require shaving down the tooth. What should I do in order to improve the appearance of my “clear” front teeth, and perhaps strengthen the enamel?
Thanks!


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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My crown has just fallen off, should I replace it with another crown or an implant?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Dear Dr Moore,
I had a crown put on one of my front teeth 6 years ago due to discolouration of the tooth after root canal treatment. Last few days, my tooth felt loose and I organised an emergency dentist appointment. After taking the crown off and looking at the xrays, there is a clear horizontal fracture line near where the tooth ‘stump’ meets the gum. The dentist strenghten the tooth with cement and put the crown back on as a temporary measure. She explained it might only last a couple of months before the tooth breaks completely. She offered me two options: a post crown or an implant. I was wondering which option do you think would be more appropriate in my situation? I am 24 years old and would like a long-lasting but safe option. I feel I would like to try the post crown first but was told that this might only last 10 years. Would having a post crown put in first make it more difficult to have an implant at a later stage?
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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I have found cheap implants online, are they to be trusted?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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hello Dr Andrew Moore. Can you please assist me with my problem. I am looking to get dental implants done, and also all my teeth crowned as they are in a bad way, i have had a couple of consultations and the prices have been between 10k and 12k which is way over what a can afford even with o% finance, I have seen an advert on twitter for implants at 355 pounds each in the uk is this possible and what kind of qualifacations should the dentist have to practice in the uk? as i would like to call and have a chat to them, I would be most grateful for any reply you have. regards and great 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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