Posts Tagged ‘smile’

I’m wondering if lingual braces will be suitable for me

Friday, November 21st, 2008
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Hi, I’m wondering if lingual braces will be suitable for me? I’ve previously looked into invisallign but was told it was not suitable. My problem I’d like to correct is crowding at the bottom. Although I’ve been told my top teeth are all shifted to the right so these would need to all move (which apparently is a lot more work). I also have two teeth which are rotating due to missing adult teeth that are non existant! I am 28 and have 2 baby teeth left in tact. My wisdom teeth are also fully erupted on my bottom so they are causing even more crowding. I’m guessing this sounds like a massive job? I’d like to have confirmation that something is possible – I’ve been somewhere and was told it was would take too long and made to feel ashamed! so I’m at my wits end! I’d appreciate your feedback.


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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

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I had a serious car accident whilst on holiday in turkey and had jaw surgery

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
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Hello I had a serious car accident whilst on holiday in Turkey. In brief, I had jaw surgery and was wired for more than 4 weeks. The wires have been removed now. Its been like 6 weeks now since i had jaw surgery. I also had broken/chipped teeth because of the accident. My questions are: 1. How long should I wait to get my teeth sorted – to get veneers? 2. Should my travel insurance be responsible for my broken teeth as well? If yes, how do deal with insurance payments? Hope to hear from you soon


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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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I have an overbite and have had braces

Thursday, November 6th, 2008
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Hi I have an overbite and have had braces when I was younger. This was only on my top teeth and it was not fixed braces just a retainer. I did have teeth taken out at the time. Over the years I have been to a few dentists who have advised that I would need braces to fix the overbite. I recently visited and orthodontists at my local hospital and they advised that I would need fixed braces for about 18 months, they would then operate and move the bottom jaw which will mean staying in overnight. After that I would need a retainer full time for 3 months and then only at night. Overall the process seems to take about 3 years. I planned to get married next year and really don’t want to wearing braces on my wedding day. What I would like is a second opinion, is this the only option?


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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I want a natural nice smile

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
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This may be a long winded note but I’m hoping you may be able to advise me. I am 43 and my teeth are not great and need work. The work I have done to date is-

1. Removal of incisor not front tooth but next, prep for implant (specialist was not happy to progress as bone did not grow back well enough). I trust this decision and have opted for a bridge – cantilever.

2. 2 x re-root canal – 1 lower molar (first one) fine 2 top 2nd molar – can flare up occasionally. (may need an apisectomy).

3. Prep of 2 upper premolar for crowns.

I think my dentist is OK (part of a dental chain) and was recommended; not cheap but not Harley Street prices – about £1000+ a crown. Root canals were £1400 done by the specialist in restorative work. But practically every time I leave the surgery I seem to have to go back due to pain. The most recent being after a temporary crown was fitted, the whole of side of face hurt. Went back he could not see a problem drilled a bit and sent me on my way with another load of antibiotics. (Is it usual for a dentist to be looking at the internet whilst waiting for X-ray to be developed). Also, he seems to not remember my case notes (or does not look at them before I arrive). I suppose I just don’t feel comfortable with him but now feel I would have to find another and have no idea how to. Nobody I know can recommend one – my husband sees a NHS practice but I have decided to go the private route as want cosmetic work on front. I will be having 3 crowns, 3 crowns or veneers and 1 bridge on the upper and 2 crowns, couple of fillings to replace leaking on lower as well as bleaching the bottom row – the odd thing is I have been told that you should bleach first and then try and match up the natural teeth to this. He did not seem to think this was necessary. Also, on the top I have one perfectly good tooth – I think it a good shape (canine) and would ideally like to just bleach and match to this. It is the front four that are in the worst shape. But he says why am I basing my whole smile around one tooth which I can understand but I have so few ‘virgin’ teeth. I would like to keep the ones I do have. Is this not a challenge for a Cosmetic dentist working with the good teeth? May have to have another top molar removed as endodontist said it was not good enough to re-root canal (it was filled with silver points) and could be destroying the bone around other teeth. My main priority is to have a good bite as I suffer from tmj and facial pain, and clench my teeth. Sort out the foundation I want a very natural smile – not too white and Hollywood a la Jodie Marsh just an ordinary ‘you have nice teeth’ look. Definitely do not want bulbous teeth (chicklets).


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Dr Justin Glaister

Umbrella
11 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF
Web: www.umbrellasmiles.com Tel: 020 7612 9810

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I am getting married next year and want the perfect smile

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
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Hi, I am getting married next year and want to have the perfect smile. I have been told i can’t have veneers because i grind my teeth quite badly. My teeth are also not very straight and seem to be quite small. What would you reccomment to improve my smile ?


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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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can dental nurses do cosmetology

Monday, September 8th, 2008
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Please can you advise if a dental nurse with a GDC number can apply to do cosmetology course and if yes can you please advise where i could get insurance from to run a business. Many Thanks


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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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I have very bad teeth at 19 I want a perfect white smile

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
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Hi, i am nearly 19 years old and ever since i can remember i have had very bad teeth. one of my from teeth has a wierd stain on and the rest are yellow, also there is so much plaque i dont know what to do. i always brush my teeth but it isnt helping, i cant even smile to people and i cant talk to people as i dont want them to see my teeth. they make me sick and i need help as i cant go on living my life, hiding from talking to people. please, if there is any way i can have a perfect white smile, tell me! thankyou for your time. S


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Web: www.s3dental.co.uk Tel: 020 8398 6322

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My crowns fell off I wear dentures and have gum shrinkage

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
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Hello, I am a 52 yr old woman and my life is being ruined by the state of my mouth. I have always had problems with my teeth,and over the years have had Crowns and a Bridge fitted.. The Crowns repeatedly fell off likewise The Bridge was always coming loose. Finally I gave up returning every few weeks to the dentist. Consequently my mouth is now in a disgusting state. I wear an upper denture which has 2 front teeth on it(This was originally made as a temporary measure whilst waiting for Crowns ) and i have one remaining crown on a back tooth. In my lower mouth i have 6 remaining teeth,they are all extremly badly decayed and need removing. My lower gum is very flat due to years of shrinkage i suppose. I am not sure what can be done in the way of Dentures . I realise this is my own fault and would give anything to have my teeth back. I just want to smile once more with an open mouth . Many Thanks for reading this and i feel better for just sending it.I’m finally addressing this terrible problem C


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Dr Rob Tennet

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

I am an ex drug adict can you help me smile ?

Sunday, February 10th, 2008
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Dear Sir i am 24 years of age and have constant problems with my teeth due to beeing an ex addict i have been to a few dentists and none of them helped in any way i have no confidence left and i dont smile at all not even to my husband i cry all the time because of the state of my mouth and just want to find a way to sort this out i have been of drugs for 3 years but the effects are lasting can cosmetic dentistry help me and were would i go to find one and would it be to expensive i am at my wits end and i am constantly miserable and in pain please help Thank you for your time A

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Dr Rob Tennet

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