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Category · Misc
I've just had my 7 year old daughter at the Dental Hospital due to referral by our NHS dentist. She had X-rays done and the dentist that saw them basically said that all her baby teeth need to be extracted, as they all had some degree of decay. He said this was due to a lack of good enamel on them and after a long discussion about oral hygiene and diet, he basically said that it was more than likely down to my bad pregnancy. I...
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Category · Chromes Dentures
I am nearly 80 yrs old. I have had chrome dentures for two months, and have had a lot of problems with them. The latest is that the clasps have caused my own teeth to loosen and I have had infection and an extraction as a result. My other teeth are wearing thin due to the movement of the clasps when eating. What happens when all the 'anchor' teeth are worn out and the dentures have nothing to clasp on to?
Dental Professional 05/03/2018 12:00 am
hello Michael , have you considered an Implant evaluation appointment?This can be reversed www.ceramiccentre.com
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Category · Anxiety
Hello there My 9 year old son recently finished his removable brace treatment. We were told by his dentist to leave him with no retainer for one or two weeks to "let his teeth settle into their new position". The dentist has been away for a further week and now 3 weeks later it seems to me his teeth have moved back to where they were before we started treatment a year ago. He still has a pronounced gap between his two front in...
Dental Professional 02/03/2009 12:00 am
It would be difficult to provide a retainer for someone of his age as he is still growing and I would assume that this brace was just used to correct a specific problem prior to monitoring and/or future treatment as you sons mouth grows. Please discuss your concerns with your dentist so that you can (more)
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Category · Crowns
I have lost the upper part of the back lower left molar but my dentist can save the tooth with a crown which is good news. He has also found hairline cracks on the rear right molar and he has proposed using a crown before this too fractures. I am happy with these proposed treatments. I have been given the option of a stainless steel crown at £350, metal free porcelain at £595 and 60% gold at £750. I would get a 10% discount as...
Dental Professional 05/03/2018 12:00 am
Any costing issues are independent to the dentist you are working with , we cannot pass comment on anything other than look at your private contract or the NHS contract and any issues raise it with you practice in writing.
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Category · Orthodontics
My daughter is currently having her eye teeth moved to fill the space of her laterals, I have heard that she should have had implants? I am in a bit of a panic, is this corect? her teeth have only just started to move and they say they will trim them back in the long run to look like lateral teeth. Please help!
Dental Professional 22/05/2010 12:00 am
    This might be of interest, whatever the treatment, make sure your orthodontist adresses the occlusion for the long term stability of her teeth, read about occlusion on this site.  Root length in transplanted premolars  Authors: Siv Myrlund a; Eva Margrete Stermer a; Bjrn Album a;Arild Stenvik a Abstract The objectives of the present prospective longitudinal (more)
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Category · Dental Repairs
Hello, Had severe toothache and the dentist suggested some fillings, some of which were composite on the premolar so had to pay roughly £100 for each of those. The pain did not go away so after looking again a couple of weeks after the initial treatment it was decided to perform a root canal on one of the teeth that had the composite filling (2nd premolar), after the treatment the composite filling was replaced free of charge....
Dental Professional 05/03/2018 12:00 am
I sorry to hear about your situation Any costing issues are independent to the dentist you are working with , we cannot pass comment on anything other than look at your private contract or the NHS contract and any issues raise it with you practice in writing.
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Category · Crowns
Hi I had what I think is called a crown fitted quite a few years ago (tooth was bad and the root was taken out etc a thin line of tooth left and they fit something into my jaw and slide in a flase too that has a metal spike part that fits into the jaw fitted bit) and id say 3 months ago the tooth was getting loose and maybe a month ago I was out somewhere and the tooth came totally loose and fell into my mouth, I took it out a...
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Category · Crowns
Hi, I had a porcelain crown fitted on 6 Aug 2015 and a lumo appeared above this two months later. My Dentist said not to worry about it and to come bain 6 months for a check up. He refused to xray the area. I got a second opinion and an abcess was diagnosed immediately with xray to confirm. Should I be able to ask my dentist for the return of the fee for the crown? Thank you
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Category · Tooth Whitening
My wife's teeth have progressively become more yellow. She is worried about chemical bleaching.  What is involved in ceramic coating her front teeth, and what would be the ball-park cost?  Is ceramic coating a specialist task, or could her normal dentist do it?
Dental Professional 16/02/2006 12:00 am
Thanks for your question. Whilst I can sympathise with your wife's suspicions regarding chemical whitening of her teeth,  I would want to reassure her that very little in dentistry has been as exhaustively researched as dental whitening. Nowhere is it more popular than in the super-litigious culture of the United States, and all the science (more)
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Category · Composite
I have composite fillings but they are discolouring. Should this happen and can I have fillings that won't discolour?
Dental Professional 10/05/2006 12:00 am
This can happen more easily when composites are not finished properly.  Once they are discoloured, there is no alternative but to live with them or have them replaced, depending upon the advice of your dentist.  Older composites tended to do this more than the more modern ones.  The dentist will need to polish really well (more)