Posts Tagged ‘filling’

Whats the difference between fillings and crowns?

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Q.

Hi been to the dentist today as I have lost part of a filling on one of my back teeth – dentist has said needs a crown but would cost £198 as nhs charge 3 for a silver colouredcrown or £150 for private white composite filling??? Bit baffled so took the private route as cheaper? Why crown and not filling on nhs? Also had to pay half now for appointment in a month??? I’ve paid for services not yet received??? I wouldn’t do this for any other service so feel slightly conned?


dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Where can I get white fillings?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
Q.

Can you advise me of where I can get white fillings instead of metals ones and the costs associated with these?
Many Thanks


dr mark hughes

Dr Mark Hughes

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

View My Profile Dr Hughes

What is the best way to treat receding gums?

Friday, March 4th, 2011
Q.

Hi,

I have receding gums, are fillings effective to cover the bone, how long will this kind of treatment last? will the gums continue to recede?


dr julian caplan

Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

View My Profile Dr Caplan

I have a bit of gum growing between my two front teeth causing a gap, how can I get rid of this?

Friday, March 4th, 2011
Q.

i have a bit of flesh from my gum that is growing down into my two front teeth which is making them seperate and gap … what is the best way and cheapest way to get rid with out having brace’s


dr kailesh solanki

Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
Web: www.kissdental.co.uk Tel: 0161 748 5250

View My Profile Dr Solanki

Can I have my severly damaged teeth repaired so that I can chew food again?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Q.

Dear Dr Bohara,

I write to you with serious concern and constant anxiety over my dental health.

Having suffered severe depression in my teens I failed to take care of my oral health and pretty much lived off fizzy drinks which has damaged my teeth pretty badly, to the extent where ever since I seem to be spending most of my time at the dentist trying to “make the best of what is left”.

I have now had two bad dentist experiences which, in combination of not so much a fear of the dentist but of my actual teeth (I cannot view them in the mirror for example, even while brushing, it’s too deeply rooted in shame for me), has left me disillusioned and resigned to my path heading towards dentures.

Last year I had a big filling come out while I was abroad, upon arriving back in the UK I was intending on going to the dentist to sort it out come what may, but on my first night back I was having a meal and bit into some white bread, which in turn caused the whole tooth to crack. I immediately booked myself to see the dentist, this was a tooth I had had root canal on so I wasn’t in pain. This dentist proceeded to drill out a substantial part of my tooth while “repairing” this tooth. Within 15 minutes of leaving the filling itself cracked from me putting normal pressure on it so I went back. He repaired the filling again and said it was fine. A couple of hours later I went to lunch and the tooth cracked again, this time a chunk of tooth came out. This dentist took one look at it and said it was fine and should last anyway, but from feeling around the tooth there is only one giant lump of filling and no actual tooth left, so this has left me fearful of eating on that side at all.

My problem is that he also quickly repaired another tooth while he was at it, one of my last not completely demolished teeth on the other side, which had a small cavity growing in it. The filling he has put there, next to an abscess after the removal of a tooth previously, seems to me suspiciously large for the size of cavity, infact since this bad experience I have become convinced it is of a poor quality as he appears to have removed about a third of my tooth on a slant and built up the filling just on one side of the tooth making me dread that if I bite into it this filling will come off in an avalanche effect and just slide off the tooth.

This has left me in a position where I am afraid to eat anything that requires chewing. I have literally been living off soups and yoghurts for months ever since, which obviously can’t be good for my health in itself but after trying to see another dentist and have this one suggest I remove most of one of my better teeth in order to support a bridge I have lost faith in your profession.

I guess my question is: If you have severely damaged teeth, is it possible to repair them to such an extent you are able to chew steak and boiled sweets again or is it soup forever for me?


dr kalpesh bohara

Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

View My Profile Dr Bohara

I f I get teeth whitening will my fillngs whiten as well?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Q.

Hi
My question is that I have a filling on my front teeth.. Which have become slightly discoloured. I wanted to know if I got teeth Whitening done. Would the filling also whiten with the rest of the teeth… Thank you


dr sunita verma

Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

View My Profile Dr Verma

Should I have my tooth removed or filled?

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Q.

Is it true, you can only have a route canal fill on the same tooth once? as I have a double tooth and the back part the filling has come out. My dentist would prefer to remove the double tooth which will leave me with no back support. please can you advice if I have any other options


dr sunita verma

Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

View My Profile Dr Verma

My daughter has enamel hypoplasis in one of her teeth, how should this be treated?

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Q.

How should my daughter’s Enamel Hypoplasia be treated?


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

View My Profile Dr Moore

My tooth is decayed, what should I do?

Friday, February 4th, 2011
Q.

Hi. Im having this problem that my tooth near the jaw being cement. But the cement worn out. And leave a hole in my tooth now. The whole tooth now turns out to look like an inverted ‘C’.
Some parts of the tooth chipped out. I thought i can just pluck it off but it wont come out. I can feel my tooth stuck in the gum. I wanted to get rid of this whole decay tooth. It is painful?


dr mark hughes

Dr Mark Hughes

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

View My Profile Dr Hughes

I have had one tooth refilled a number of times and now some of the healthy tissue is breaking off, what can I do?

Monday, January 31st, 2011
Q.

Hi there. I’m only 18 but one of my teeth had to be refilled a number of times, and now has a temporary filling. Now however some of the healthy tooth tissue is breaking off with relative eas and there is hardly any of it left. I’m worried if I go back to my dentist that he will have to drill this out, resulting in the whole tooth falling apart. Is it possible this will happen andf if so what can I do about it?


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

View My Profile Dr Moore