Posts Tagged ‘second opinion’

Is Surgery the Only Option for my Son’s Lower Jaw Misalignment?

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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Hello Dr Hughes.
My son is 17 years old. His front two teeth are coming outwards onto his lower lip. I know we’ve left it late, we should have had braces put on him when he was younger. My worry is the orthodontist referred him to hospital and they gave us an option for him to have surgery to align his lower jaw. I’m concerned about this surgery. Can I ask you if there is another option, just so the front two teeth can be worked on through cosmetic dentistry? I await a reply. Many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Is It Possible To Remove Onlays And Start Again? Will This Damage My Natural Teeth?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I’ve just recently had 2 onlays next to each other to on my upper set of teeth but the dentist filed them down too low after fitting them in. He then topped them up again with a filling material but they are still too low and do not meet the lower teeth. Is it possible to remove the onlays to start again? Will this damage my natural teeth? Is it bad to keep adding layers of filling over the onlays? My dentist is having difficulty and seems stuck with what to do. Thank you for your time. 


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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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Could You Tell Me If My Quote For Damon Braces Is Accurate?

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes,

I have been quoted a total treatment cost of £6,500 to get Damon braces for my lower teeth and lingual braces for my upper teeth to address moderate to severe crowding on the upper and lower arch, with reduced posterior diameter on the upper arch and an over developed lower jaw.

As it’s difficult to get comparison prices I was wondering if this seems reasonable for London. The orthodontist thinks that I will need 10 -14 months.

Thanks, it would be great if you could help me with this.


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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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I Want To Know If I’m Paying To Much For My Porcelain Crowns. Can You Help Me?

Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Hello Andrew. I paid £1270 for two porcelain crowns. Is that about right or did I pay too much for them?

Also I need deep cleaning and the dentist told me that it is going to cost me £235.00 and that is not including the medication that I need for my teeth.

I have an appointment in two weeks and I would really like to know before I go so I will not be surprised on the price they will give me. Should I have a look elsewhere as this seems a little excessive to me. Thank you.


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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 Made Slits In My Retainer So It Was Easier To Get On. Is This Right, Will It Still Work?

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Hi,

I have just had retainers fitted by a local orthodontist. A few of my teeth have moved over the past few years and the dentist suggested having a mould created and then adjusted the mould so that the mould/teeth were then forced to be perfectly aligned and hopefully this would push the few non-aligned teeth into a straight position. However, when the dentist fitted the retainer, he created slits in the top and bottom so that they were easier to get on. I am slightly concerned, that a) if there is a gap in the retainer, how is it going to move my teeth? and b) I have just paid £400 for technically, a broken retainer.

Please can you advise whether this is normal procedure, (to cut retainers so that they are easier to fit on) and if so, will it actually move my teeth?


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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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Is It Fair That My Dentist Can Charge An Extra £300 For Each Crowns Lab Fee?

Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I have a dental discount plan which covers dental services at a discounted price. I recently had six crowns placed (lower front, 22-27).
Standard price quoted was £1,100 and discounted price was £428.
However my dentist charged me an additional lab fee of £300 for each crown. Is this correct? I heard that crowns include lab fees.
My dentist charged me a “lab fee” in addition to the cost of the crown. I thought the cost of the crown would include lab fees associated with the crown. Any information on this would be very helpful as I currently don’t know where to turn. Thank you.


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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 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

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Would I Replace My Caps With A Bridge Attached Or Is There Another Treatment You Would Suggest?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Hi, my two front teeth are capped and discoloured and the tooth to the direct left is also a cap but will be removed as it fractured, meaning I will need a denture there. My dentist has suggested replacing the caps and having a bridge fixed to my teeth for the tooth I will lose, which will improve appearance. The cost is £1800. My question is, would that be the best treatment and would it be better to get the tooth on the right of front teeth done also as it’s discoloured too, if so what would you see as the best option for price? Thank you.


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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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My New Crowns Are Discoloured, What Should I Do About This?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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I have recently had 9 of my crowns renewed by a cosmetic dentist. I love the shape however my front upper 4 are showing a grey blueish tint to them especially in darker light they look very grey. I have gone back to the dentist and they have agreed to change one which has particular blueish shading on the tooth. I was told that this was the post underneath showing through. Which I guess that with the other 3 it is probably the post colour underneath showing through giving a greyish look in certain light, I paid £500 per tooth. What is your advice? I was thinking about going for a second opinion?


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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Half Of My Filling Fell Out, Do I Need An Extraction?

Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Hi. I had a root canal on one of my molars a while ago and half of the filling fell out whilst eating. I went to my dentist and she took the rest of it out and put a temporary white filling in and said I’d need an extraction. She wasn’t very nice and didn’t mention anything else and never got back to me when I called. That was a few months ago and now the temporary filling has fully eroded away so I have a big gap in my tooth. The ‘inside’ of the tooth is black and yellow and pretty gross, which I’m concerned about. It is not causing me any pain at all. I was wondering, by the sounds of this, is there any other treatment possible instead of an extraction? I’m only 17 and really do not want an extraction.
Thank you for reading I hope you can reply.


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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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