Posts Tagged ‘Splint’

My Crowns Are Forming Wide Gaps Between Them. What Can Be Done?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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Hello, I have crowns on my front teeth both top and bottom. I had these done when I was abroad about 8 years ago. The front ones on the top are forming wide gaps between them. Is there anything I can get done without replacing them? I am not sure, but I heard that there can be splints put between them. If so, are these expensive? I do not want to have to replace them as they are very expensive. Thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Grinding Is Causing My Crown To Come Loose, What Kind Of Treatments Should I Consider?

Friday, October 11th, 2013
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I have previously had two replacement crowns in both front teeth from a young age. I later replaced one of them with a screw in crown. I have a problem with grinding my teeth as well. My dentist has suggested I have short teeth and should use a guard but I grind my teeth in the daytime so not sure how this would help? The other and main problem is my screwed in crown is receding due to the grinding apparently. It feels loose and is painful. There is no infection but I would like this replaced and have asked about a bridge, my dentist has said no because it would take to long to heal and I would need my healthy teeth removed. I am confused, do I need to wait until it falls out or can I seek alternative treatments?


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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My Son Grinds His Teeth, And His Dentist Has Recommended Veneers. Is This The Only Suitable Treatment?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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Hi, my son of 20 years grinds his teeth a lot. He visited the dentist last week and she has said he needs veneers on his four front teeth as their particularly small. I am quite worried as he seems so young. Is there something else they can do? It seems she did not really consult him with any other option. I am also concerned because it seems from reading about them that they do not last too long. Can his teeth not be crowned? Please help.


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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Do My Loose Teeth Really Need To Be Extracted?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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Hello, I was wondering whether you could help me – my mam has been told by her dentist that she has to have three of her front lower teeth removed as they are loose. My question is whether it is always the case that loose teeth have to be removed? I mean, these are her front teeth so this is quite significant news. I used to visit the same dentist and he told me that my two back lower teeth would have to be removed as they were too badly damaged to save following the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, however, when I visited another dentist for a second opinion I was told they could be saved with root canal treatment so you can understand my worry. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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Are my recent symptoms a result of my orthodontic treatment?

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
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My othodontist fitted a herbst appliance in my mouth stating that i have a narrow jaw and a deep crease on chin. I did not have an overbite and from the information i have received herbst appliance is used only for children? It has widened my jaw and completely changed my appearence.

In addition to this, he widened my dental arch to such a degree that it was not natural. i asked him to remove the herbst appliance after a few months as it was painful and I have also asked him to reduce the size of my dental arch. He has done this but as a result, i have been suffering from dizziness and pressure on my nose. Is this normal? Can this cycle of expanding and reducing the size of my arch have an effect on my teeth. He never seems to explain what he is doing and why.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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What can I do about my teeth grinding?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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I grind my teeth at night and have for about 25 years. Normally, I wear a mouth guard. I also have migraine headaches and other types of headaches. I think that there is an association between my grinding, ear issues, and neck pain. Is there any way to stop the grinding? Most of the night guards I have had recently, last few years, have not been helpful. They do not take the inclusion into consideration. My teeth have vertical lines in them from the grinding and my gums have recessed (I think there are other reasons for this, but hygeine is not one of them, FYI). What suggestions do you have for the grinding and for a mouth guard that is not expensive but works? Do the vertical lines in my teeth make it difficult for me to not have my teeth whitened adequately? (a dentist recently mentioned this and it did not sound realistic to me). Thank you!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What devices would you recommend to stop teeth grinding?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011
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Hi Dr Glaister,

I would be really grateful for your opinion on this please. I am a 27 year old woman and I think I am suffering from perhaps not bruxism, but teeth clenching. I can feel myself wanting to clench my teeth together during the day, and in the mornings when I wake up my back teeth feel sort of tender. I don’t think I have a particularly sore jaw though. I have been told I have an open bite (my front teeth don’t meet but the back and sides do), and that there are signs of clenching/grinding in my mouth, namely a sort of frilly pattern on the edges of my tongue, ridges on the insides of my cheeks and maybe slight wear on my teeth. I also suffer from frequent headaches, and a bit of back and neckpain, However I spend time sitting at a computer too, so there are confounding factors. I think I have been suffering from this problem on and off for years, with its severity varying (at times I have not been aware of it at all). Getting to the point what I want to know is what kind of device you would reccommend for wearing at night for this? I had a soft guard made years ago, but I felt this made my teeth even more tender in the morning, and it was uneven in height so the back teeth seemed even closer together in comparison to the front ones (although I apprecaite that it still must have been protecting my teeth). Is a hard guard likely to be better as I would not be so inclided to clench down on this? What do you think of the NTI? Can any of these devices cause permanent changes in bite alignment, and do you know of any adverse effects these can cause if worn for long periods of time? Many thanks for your help.
P.S. I read another of your posts and thought I should mention I am also an ex-citalopram user and an ex-vegetarian!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What treatment option would you suggest to help stabilize a loose tooth?

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
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i have been to my dentist and she said that i had a slight pocket in my gum which was causing my 2 front teeth to be slightly loose.when i went back to her,i told her that my teeth had become slightly more loose but only slightly.i raised my issues that i didn’t want to lose my tooth but she didn’t suggest anything to help save my teeth.she has referred me to a hygienist to have clean and scrap but i would like to know why she hasn’t suggested anything or done anything to help me.would you be able to suggest anything to help strengthen my teeth.also i have heard about getting you teeth splinted to help stregnthen them and keep them stable.can you tell me a bit about it and is available on the nhs.many thanks


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
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What treatments are available for teeth that have been worn down through teeth grinding?

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
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in the past i had problem with teeth grinding. this has worn my teeth right down . the question i wanted to ask you is .what is the treatments you can offer me and roughly what cost . thank you


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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 have periodontal disease. Is there anything that can be done?

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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I was recently referred to a dental hospital by my dentist, the consultant says I have periodontal disease and there is nothing that can be done. Not even implants due to extensive bone loss. I wanted veneers and my dentist had discussed fitting a splint and then veneers. Are there really no options available to me cosmetically??


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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.
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