Hello Andrew. My husband broke his front tooth and wants to repair it, can you give me a rough estimate of what it would cost to fix this please? This happened recently. He put the broken bit back in, but has lost that part now. He is 65 years old. Can he get this fixed or repaired? Also, his teeth have become discoloured through smoking, do you think his smoking has caused his broken tooth? Thank you in advance for taking the time to reply to my enquiry.
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Hello Andrew, I’m 20 years old and have awful teeth. They are broken, chipped badly and I have teeth missing I am really self concious about smiling, laughing and it’s really affecting my social life as I don’t like to leave the house. I am also on a budget as I have 2 young children. I really want my teeth sorting out so I can gain the self esteem and confidence a young 20 year old should have. Is there anything you can possibly suggest for me? Thank you, your advice would really be helping me out.
My son had one of his front teeth broken with a cricket bat when he was 9 (he has about half the tooth left). He had it filled to rebuild the tooth but has knocked it out or lost the filling 5 times since. He is now 12 and plays rugby. What is the best way to protect his teeth? Are there any mouth guards that have added protection for protecting already damaged teeth? Is there a long term solution that will make it stronger and at what age should that work be completed? He is due to be referred to the orthodontist to correct his ‘fangs’ in the next month.
My Tooth Has Gone And Broke In Two. My Dentist Wanted To Pull It. What Else Can Be Done That Is Relatively Inexpensive?Monday, February 24th, 2014
Hello Mark. I have a problem I would like help with. I have a tooth that gone and broke in two. My dentist was going to pull it, I said no thanks, is there something you can do? He did not pull it and it had decayed when this happened, instead of him pulling the whole tooth he fixed it to where it looks like a real tooth, but told me if I ever have problems with it he would have to pull it out completely. Is there a procedure that can be done without pulling it or getting an implant and it being inexpensive? I have an extreme sideways bite and I have fillings in every tooth almost and I have had them for over 20 years. Sometimes when I eat something they hurt, so what do I need to do?
I Would Like A Completely New Celebrity Smile. My Teeth Are Weak And I’d Like To Know Which Treatments To Have?Friday, January 31st, 2014
Hey! Hope you are well.
Firstly – good idea with this “ask an expert” thing. Anyway, I want to make my teeth go away. I’d like all of them removed, and to have a new smile – basically. I want to have a teeth like the celebrities have.
My problem is that my teeth look nice, it’s not a bad smile, but they are very weak, and in the back, I don’t have half of my teeth, because they are broken. So I want to make new ones – fake, so I won’t have to care about it later…How much would it cost? To make all new, white, nice teeth?
I seem to have chipped my tooth. When I run my tongue over, it has a real sharp edge and it makes my tongue sore. Will I need surgery or will it eventually smooth itself out? Just a concern that I wanted to ask you personally. Can I smooth it out by using something or just leave it? Can I buy anything from the chemist for a chipped tooth? Can there be an long-lasting damage to my tooth? Or could there be a concern it will it just smooth itself out in time? Hope it won’t need hospital treatment. Thank you for helping me out with this.
Hello Dr Moore, I have a question I’ve been wondering about. Can a Maryland bridge be used for double teeth or are they only for the front single teeth?
I have a double tooth snapped off and I wonder if once extracted it could be replaced with a Maryland bridge.
I also have a single tooth snapped off that I think needs to be extracted. The single tooth is next to a tooth that has one side of the metal wing of the Maryland bridge attached to it. Is it possible to attach another wing to the same tooth? Thanks for answering my question, it’s much appreciated.
Hi! I Have A Broken Tooth And I’m Afraid It Will Hurt To Get Treatment To Sort It Out. Do You Know Of Any Natural Remedy?Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Hello Dr Gambroudes! I really want to ask you a question. I’m a teenager and I have a broken tooth. It’s my first time that this has happened in my entire life. It hurts only sometimes when I eat, but not that often. I’m afraid to remove that bad part of the tooth from a dentist with those tools they use because I know it’s painful. Is there any home remedy or natural substance that with help me remove that part and then go to the dentist to fill it? Thanks a lot.
Hi Andrew. I’m hoping you can help me. You see, I have, what my private dentist calls a ‘deep’ or ‘traumatic’ bite which is causing me all sorts of problems such as bone shrinkage (front bottom, not extensive) leading to loosening of teeth , broken and chipped teeth and receding gums. They don’t , however, seem to have any answers!
I don’t want dentures if it can be helped and I guess implants would be a problem due to bone shrinkage (and cost). Any ideas what could help me. It’s a problem that’s really getting to me know and as I said causing a number of big problems. If my dentist can’t help me right now then I don’t know who can! I haven’t been referred to anyone either. Any ideas for me? Big thanks!
Hi Dr Hughes, I had a fall yesterday and chipped the bottom of two of my front teeth. About one quarter of each tooth is chipped off. I went to see my dentist immediately and she told me that no nerves are exposed, and to wait for about five days for the teeth to heal before doing the filling. My teeth only hurt if they are tapped, and then it feels sensitive and quite sore. I asked if an X-ray is needed, and my dentist said no. In the meantime, she gave me painkillers. I would like a second opinion. Is she right that I should wait a couple of days to do the filling and not immediately? I would be very grateful to have your advice, thanks so much!