Category “missing teeth”

My 13 Year Old Son Has Had a Tooth Knocked Out. What Shall We Do?

July 2nd, 2015
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Hello Dr Moore. My son is 13 and lost one of his front teeth whilst playing football with his friends. I’ve been looking at our options online and am not sure which treatment would be best. It’s only been 6 days since it happened and he’s very upset. As an image-conscious teen he’s worried about what people will think about him and it’s upsetting for me to see him so unhappy. What do you think the best treatment option would be? Thank you so much. 

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Dr Andrew Moore
Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Dentist Won’t Refer Me For Implants. What Shall I Do?

June 11th, 2015
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Hi Dr Bohara, I’m hoping you can give me some advice about dental implants. I’m a 55 year old male and have visited two dentists at separate practices within the NHS, and both have decided to remove my problem teeth but neglected to discuss with me the options of dental implants and such. I now have 5 missing teeth and would ideally like implants. I’ve been to see my nearest implant specialist but he says I need to be referred by another dentist, and my current one is adamant I have dentures. I’m not happy with the way the missing teeth make me look. I’d be grateful to hear your advice.

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Dr Kalpesh Bohara
The Dental Suite
36 Frederick Street, Loughborough Leicester, LE11 3BJ
Web : www.dental-suite.co.uk Tel: 01509 231144

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I’m Worried My Teeth Will Keep Falling Out Due to Gum Disease and Implants are Expensive. What Can Be Done?

April 24th, 2015
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Hi Dr Fahey. I’ve been receiving treatment for gum disease over the last few months. I had a filling about 4 weeks ago, and following it I’ve had a severe toothache, and the tooth is so loose I think it’s going to fall out. I really don’t want a plate fitted, and I’m terrified that my other teeth will start to fall out too. It’s frustrating because I thought I was getting rid of the gum disease! Now, if my teeth do start falling out, and I pay for just the one tooth now, I might have to keep getting implants and obviously this is going to cost me more and more with each tooth. My dentist isn’t saying much on the matter which winds me up even more. Can you help me? 

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Dr Nick Fahey
Woodborough House Dental Practice
21 Reading Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7LR
Web: www.woodboroughhouse.com Tel: Tel: 0118 984 3108


Harley Street Dental Studio
42 Harley Street, London W1G 9PR
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.comTel: 020 7636 5981

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Are Gingival Grafts Better For Dental Implants Than Bone Grafts?

April 12th, 2015
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Hi, I have two upper premolars missing and the gum has receded inwards but not upwards. There is enough bone there for implants, but my concern is that when they are placed I will have the same issue I had with the bridge I previously had there – that is of air and saliva being trapped in the gum dip above the tooth ‘shelf’ that sticks out beyond the receded gum. I have been put off bone grafting as I’m told the gum is tight and there is a high failure rate, but I wonder if gingival grafts might serve to bulk up the dip area and lessen the shelf that will be created by the implant teeth? Thank you.

dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore
Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 01245 268 494

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Do Mini Implants Have A Shorter Healing Time Than Regular Implants?

March 6th, 2015
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Hi. I’m 60 and a saxophonist. Last year I lost one front tooth. I cracked it cleanly below the gum line and it came out over a period of months. I have had periodontal surgery but have always had good teeth with only one filling to date. My dental surgeon is suggesting a £5000 implant with bone graft, implant then crown. I’m concerned with the healing time regarding playing my instrument, and have held off. Are mini implants a quicker viable option? Thanks – Ralph.

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Dr Nick Fahey
Woodborough House Dental Practice
21 Reading Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7LR
Web: www.woodboroughhouse.com Tel: Tel: 0118 984 3108


Harley Street Dental Studio
42 Harley Street, London W1G 9PR
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.comTel: 020 7636 5981

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Can I Have Bone Fragments Inserted Into My Tooth Gap In Order To Reduce Bone Shrinkage?

February 28th, 2015
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Is it possible and beneficial to have bone fragments inserted into the gap left by an extracted tooth in order to reduce bone loss/re-absorbment? I am concerned that when I have the loose tooth taken out (the furthest tooth back in the lower jaw) that the forward teeth will move back and create bigger gaps to trap food, and that the bone around the tooth next to it will shrink, causing that tooth to loosen. I was hoping there was some way to stop a sort of chain reaction happening, which is what I believe has happened with other teeth I’ve had to have replace with implants.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated,  thank you.  Regards,  Chriss Davies.

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Dr Nick Fahey
Woodborough House Dental Practice
21 Reading Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7LR
Web: www.woodboroughhouse.com Tel: Tel: 0118 984 3108


Harley Street Dental Studio
42 Harley Street, London W1G 9PR
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.comTel: 020 7636 5981

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My Daughter Has 10 Missing Adult Teeth. What Kind Of Treatment Will She Need As She Gets Older?

February 24th, 2015
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Hi Dr Andrew. My daughter had her first dental X-ray today – she’s 9. The dentist has told us that she has 10 adult teeth missing, so will only have 18 adult teeth. She has had 4 adult teeth grow through. She has been referred to an orthodontist for further treatment. Please can you tell me what options are available to her as she gets older. Obviously, having 10 missing adult teeth could impact on her eating and speech. We are worried about her future and her self-esteem.
Any advice would be greatly received.
Thanks.

dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore
Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 01245 268 494

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I Have A Gap Between My Implant And The Neighbouring Teeth. Will My Gum Grow To Fit The Gap?

February 11th, 2015
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Hi Dr Fahey. I had a single tooth implanted at the top of my mouth at the front. My gum didn’t fill the space on the sides and between the implant and neighbouring teeth.There is a little gap that I’m not happy with. My dentist said that it will grow naturally to fill the gap and gave me some gel to use on the area.

It’s been 3 weeks now and it’s still the same. Will the gum really grow to fill the gap? If not then what other options do I have? Thank you very much. 

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Dr Nick Fahey
Woodborough House Dental Practice
21 Reading Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7LR
Web: www.woodboroughhouse.com Tel: Tel: 0118 984 3108


Harley Street Dental Studio
42 Harley Street, London W1G 9PR
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.comTel: 020 7636 5981

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I Have Gum Disease And I’m Worried My Teeth May Fall Out, Can You Provide Me With Any Help Or Advice?

July 19th, 2014
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Hello, Dr Bohara. I have gum disease, which I have had treatment for over the last couple of years. After a filling some weeks ago, I had quite bad toothache, and the tooth is now about to fall out. I am devastated, as I do not want a plate fitted. I am also scared that the other teeth will fall out as well as this. I thought I was on top of the disease?
If I pay for just one tooth now, I may have to keep getting dentures which will be costing more and more, my dentist has not been very helpful in this matter either. I can’t have a bridge as I do not have many back teeth. I really hope you can help me with this enquiry, any information or advice will be greatly received. Thank You.

dr kalpesh bohara

Dr Kalpesh Bohara
The Dental Suite
36 Frederick Street, Loughborough Leicester, LE11 3BJ
Web : www.dental-suite.co.uk Tel: 01509 231144

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I Have An Implant Which Aches Occasionally. What Could Be The Cause Of This?

July 19th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore, my problem is that I have an implant that aches off and on. It has ached occasionally for the last 18 months. It has been in place for four years. I need it to be used as part of a bridge since the tooth next to it is missing. The missing tooth is one of the implants that came out. There is not enough bone left to put another implant in. Do you think something is wrong with the implant?
What would make it ache in this way. It only does it occasionally. I originally had four implants and so far three of them came out. I had bone grafting as well and the grafting has now deteriorated. Thank you in advance for your reply. I hope you can help me with this.

dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore
Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 01245 268 494

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