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My Daughters NHS Crown Is Too Bulky. Can She Have Her Crown Re-Done?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore, I hope you can help me. My daughter who is 18 years old has had a white crown fitted by a NHS dentist. The treatment was free as she has had a baby within the last 12 months. The crown is much bigger than her other teeth, although it is fitted at the back of her lower teeth. The dentist realized that the crown was too big before he carried on with the treatment. He did not offer to re-size the tooth and asked my daughter if she wanted the crown or not. She had no alternative but to carry on with the procedure. Can she have her crown re-done? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

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I No Longer Trust My Dentist. Do You Have Any Suggestions On How To Find A New One?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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I went for a dental cleaning and while I was under nitrous and the Dr. came in & showed me “close ups” of my teeth and told me that although they looked beautiful, that all the white fillings and crowns I had, from eye teeth back, had to be replaced. I needed 26 appointments or I could do it all in 1 shot under sedation which of course, I chose sedation since I had already explained to him my severe anxiety. 2 days later I questioned the necessity of this treatment plan and I was tag teamed by his sales team who made me feel even more nervous when they told me I was at risk of losing my teeth. I went through with it but thank God I only let him do one side. The temporaries were a disaster and I told his assistant that they were going to break if she didn’t get the bite correct but they broke 3 days later. The permanent crowns don’t touch each other (side to side), my upper teeth only meet my lower teeth at half of one crown with half of another along the whole span of entire right side of my mouth. I have pain in a tooth that previous to his work had no pain, they are yellow, short, they are flat (no contour what so ever). I have not had any dental work done for 3 years. I have asked him to fix them and had an orthodontist write him a letter as to the importance of restoring my bite. He keeps telling me I would need to pay for the sedation again. First of all, does any of this sound like the work of a “Cosmetic” dentist as he claims to be? Any suggestions on how to pick another dentist?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Have A Hairline Crack In My Cap. What Is The Difference Between An NHS Crown And A Private One?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Hello Mark. I hope you can help me. I have a question regarding crowns. I have a cap on my front upper tooth which was fitted 40 years ago. A hairline crack appeared six months ago and now a small bit fell off from behind. My present one is from the NHS. Do I have another NHS one fitted or private one? What is the difference in materials? Will the colour match? My dentist said they
don’t make the type I have any more. What type of material is an NHS crown made of compared to one made privately? Thank you for your time. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Have A Chipped Tooth And My Amalgam Filling Shows Through. Can I Have The Filling Replaced?

Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore, I would like your help. My main concerns are with two teeth. May I have your view to what is the best solution as:
My bottom tooth is chipped inwards showing the whole amalgam filling? I would like to replace the amalgam filling with a white filling and I would like the chipped tooth mended without the crown in place. How is this possible and how is it mended? Also I would like to ask you what’s the best and strongest filling to mend the top tooth (near the gum). Thank you for your help and advice in advance.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Had A Root Canal On My Front Tooth Last Week And Half Of It Has Slid Out. Will I Be Left With A Gap While The Gum Heals?

Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Hi Mark. I had my first appointment for root canal treatment last week on one of my front teeth. The dentist was away the coming weeks so booked me in for 3 weeks time to finish off. Recently half the tooth slid out!
I have an appointment with someone else for tomorrow and it’s more than obvious they are going to pull it. My question is once pulled – will I just be left for weeks/months while the gum heals with nothing in its place? I’m so concerned as it’s my front tooth and I’m a 29 year old girl. I’d really like to know what will happen to my tooth.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What Would Be The Better Long Term Option For Me, A Full Crown Or An Half Crown/Cap?

Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I hope you can help me with my enquiry. I have recently broken a third off of one of my top molars and have been given the option from my dentist to have a crown fitted or a half crown/cap. The half crown is a cheaper option but I am worried that it will not be as strong and last as long as a full crown. Do you have any information on this and what do you consider the best option.

I look forward to hearing your reply. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Crowns Need Replacing As The Metal Is Showing Through. What’s The Price For 6 Or 8 New Ones?

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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Dear Dr Moore. I have my front 6 top teeth crowned and the crowns need replacing as the metal is showing at the top and they look false now. They were done for cosmetic reasons as my teeth were discoloured and I was very self conscious and rarely smiled.

They have been wonderful but recently I have become aware of them looking very artificial in photos.  My teeth underneath are still strong and healthy according to the X-rays,

What is the price for 6 or 8 (2 new to blend in better) new ones. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I hope you can help. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I’ve Had A Crown Fitted Which Seems To Be Affected By My Bite. I’m Concerned I’ll Do Further Damage. Is This Likely?

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Hello Mark, I hope you can help as I have an issue that has me a bit worried. I have just had a crown fitted on my side tooth (After a root canal) but it seems a bit “long” and it’s always the first thing I “hit” whenever I bite down on anything. I am concerned that I will do further damage to it and that it won’t last as long as it should do with my bite affecting it’s function. Is this normal in your experience? What would you advise me to do about this? Could you tell me if it is likely to be under guarantee? Any information you can provide would be of great help to me. Thank you for your time. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Crown Keeps Falling Out. What Can I Do If The Gap Is Too Small For An Implant?

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I have a small crown next to my front tooth which I have had for nearly 20 years, which keeps falling out. I have been told the gap is too small for implants or screw in teeth. What are the options I have? If I have to keep it what is the best way of making sure it stays attached to my other teeth as it is very embarrassing.  It is right at the front of my smile. It has been stuck in with cements three or four times but they don’t seem to be able to secure it. Thank you for your reply in advance.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Is There Any Whitening Product On The Market That Can Brighten Up My Old Crowns?

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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I have heard that there are whiteners for capped teeth. My caps are pretty old, about 10 years. I have seen a periodontist and asked him if I should have the caps replaced and he said no. My caps are pretty yellow and I would like to have them lightened. Is there a way to do this? I really can’t afford to have the caps replaced, maybe a few, but it bothers me to smile, but I do because that is in my nature and I like to smile. I just wish I had whiter teeth. I know a lot of women and men whiten there natural teeth but what about us who have a mouth full of crowns? Is there no whitener in the market for crowns?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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