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As you can see from pic attached 2 of my crowns have moved down and look extremely unsightly and have slight movement. My dentist says I can’t have done on the NHS as it’s classed as cosmetic work and will have to go private, I would like to know if this is right

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Asked on 25/01/2014 12:00 am
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If there is movement, the gums or other sources of infection needs to be treated to begin with. This is likely to be several visits to the hygienist. If the teeth and gums can be stabilized the status of the teeth can then be assessed. If the tooth movement has stopped, and the tooth is stable new crowns can be considered, but only then. New crowns however, may not be necessary for tooth health and therefore your dentist may say its cosmetic work.

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Answered on 29/01/2014 12:00 am
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Before you have new crowns made ,you will need to find out the cause of their change of position.Any treatment related to the reason for the teeth moving must be completed before new crowns are made.

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Answered on 27/01/2014 12:00 am
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I would agree that one needs to know the reason for the change in appearance which is likely to be gum disease causing recession
Once this has been treated (on the NHS) then new crowns should be provided also on the NHS
I would argue that this is not cosmetic but necessary for dental health

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