Hi, my daughter is currently wearing braces and her bottom lip is overriding on to her top lip. She has braces on both her top and bottom sets of teeth. Her bottom jaw is bigger than her maxilla (this was caused by an accident when she fell onto her teeth on a step when she was two years old). Can we do something to make this less prominent by moving the teeth forward a bit? She has been wearing braces for 18 months now …
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Hi Dr. Butt,
I have sjogrens which is an autoimmune disease that causes dry mouth and other things. The problem I am having is that my two front teeth have chipped and are now decaying so I would like to know what can be done to restore my teeth. I also have my front bottom teeth that have chipped and broken off that need to be replaced also.
I don’t know if I need to get dentures or if I can get them capped or a bridge. I have no insurance so this would be out of pocket, so how expensive is it? Could I also do the front teeth first? Any advice would be great, I’m just looking for some general comments so I know what to expect when I decide to visit my dentist. Thank you very much for your time.
i am 38 years old. i have overbite problem, what is worse is that now my lower teeth have started eroding due to the problem. There is also acute sensitivity to temperature fluctuations which is very uncomfortable. Another major issue is that often when i am chewing my food there is quite severe pain which again is horrible. Doctors have advised me to go for crowning. Please tell me whether you think that this is the correct course of action. Presenlty i am in kashmir. Where I can go for it safely in kashmi? How much will it cost to crown with good material in kashmir? Does it require a specialist? Sorry for all the questions but I really need to get this sorted out. Thank you.
Over the years my front two teeth have started to chip away..there are only a few small chips and I was wondering if it was possible to get them filed down? This doesn’t cause me pain at all, it’s purely for cosmetic purposes really so I am not in need of urgent surgery or anything. If it is possible to get them down how much would that cost roughly?
Also one of my canines is discoloured and the surface is not like the rest of my teeth. It’s bumpy and rough. I’m not too sure what had caused it but is there anything I could do to change the colour and smooth the tooth down?
Hello, I am currently choosing between a traditional or maryland bridge, and wondered if you could offer an expert opinion on the decision. The cost is about the same, and it is needed to bridge the gap between my lower incisors, so is needed to replace four removed teeth. I have been advised that the main risks are nerve problems for the crowns that have to be done for the conventional bridge, and the risk of dislodging for the maryland bridge, but that they maryland may be the better solution when fewer missing teeth are involved. Would you be able to offer any advice please?
I have recently had two root canals started and am going back for the crowns within the next few weeks. I have another slightly problematic tooth that my dentist has told me the root is twisted and that I need to see a specialist for the root canal treatment or even potential extraction. This would be fine however I am intending to keep my teeth. I wanted you to tell explain to me, does a twisted root need to be worked on by a specialist or is the dentist trying to get more money out of me..? I am a little concerned that they are so would really appreciate a response. Thanks for your time and hope you can get back to me for my own peace of mind…
I’m looking maybe to get all my teeth pulled and replaced by permanent dentures. Obviously I need to goto a dentist and get more information but depending on the cost for a complete set either on the nhs or private will depend if I want to enquire about it. The price is really the issue. I need to know before I can commit to having any treatment done or agreeing to any. I know cost shouldn’t be an issue when it comes to my health but I can deal with the pain in my mouth, especially when dentistry experts like to charge a arm and leg for the smallest of procedures.
Can you give me a rough price to indicated what I may be looking at spending point all work that needs done?
Hello Doctor Butt, My front top teeth stick out a lot I was just wondering what can be done do give me straight teeth please? My teeth are very weak. I have 2 teeth missing at the top and a bridge on the right side! I have even considered getting my bottom jaw broken to make them look straight! I didn’t know what root to take I’ve looked at braces but don’t know if you can have one with a bridge aswel, I’ve looked at veneers and even dental implants!!
Please help I have been so depressed about this for to long all I want is to feel confident and smile!!
For many years I have had false teeth, which from time to time have become cumbersome. Four years ago my dentist recommended that I have implants put in on my lower jaw in the front due the lack of bone at the back. Now I am finding the pins do not work for long and would love to have something more stable and permanent. I am 73 of age can you help. Is it possible to have bone grafting on the bottom jaw at my age. Although I have false teeth on upper jaw which do not give me trouble, but would very much like to have something more permanent and stable. I am terrified of dentists due to childhood experience which nearly cost me my life. Your advice and help will be much appreciated. Thank you
Hello Doctor Safeer Butt, I had 4 teeth extracted and my front teeth pushed back when I was younger to correct an overbite that I had. However, unfortunately, ,my teeth have been pushed too far back in my mouth and now they are hardly visible when I smile. In addition to this, the position of my teeth has made my profile not the best looking as it makes my chin way more prominent. Its really upsetting and effecting my self confidence. My question is, is it possible to reverse this and bring the teeth forward using implants and pushing the teeth back forward. I have been to visit my orthodontis about bringing the teeth forward about10 years ago who just said it was not possible to move the teeth back.