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Can I Get A Dental Implant At The Age Of 17?

April 23rd, 2014
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I wore braces for almost 3 years. I was told that one of my teeth will never form into an adult tooth meaning that I will have a gap. My dentist has partly filled the gap by essentially making the tooth next to the gap bigger because at the time they said I was too young for an implant. I am now 17 and would really like to know whether or not I would be able to get an implant in your opinion as the gap really affects my confidence, so I would love to get it sorted.

dr nick fahey

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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Is There Any Technology That Allows For Implants To Be Placed In Under One Month?

April 15th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore,
I am a healthy 19 year old individual, and I need 2 tooth implants. The teeth I require are the first and fourth incisors, and I need a long term solution. I understand the procedure of dental implants using titanium screws and have been advised that this is best option for me. I am asking you whether there is any new technology that would allow dental implants to be put in in under a month, using the titanium screws? Also, what would the possible advantages and disadvantages of this technology be, compared to the procedure that takes approximately 6 months? 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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Bridge Or Implants – Which Would Be Best For Elongated Upper Teeth With Receding Gums?

April 14th, 2014
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Hi Dr. Moore. I have receding gums, but I see a hygienist regularly and have had a very expensive series of periodontal treatments. My 6 front upper teeth are elongated with obvious receding gums, and are held together by a brace on the back that maintains their awful position- would you recommend a bridge or implants? Could you also advise on me on the cost? My dentist is only interested in implants which worries me because of the pain, cost and whether I have enough bone to hold them. I am 50 and I am a smoker (I am trying to stop). I would be very grateful for your advice, 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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I Would Like My Dental Implant Removed. Where Can I Find A Dentist To Carry Out This Procedure?

April 14th, 2014
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Hi Dr. Fahey. I had a dental implant put in 3 years ago. Within 3 weeks of having the implant, I became very ill and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have always been healthy, have no history of arthritis in the family and have been tested negative for the HLA-B27 gene. I believe 100% that the implant has caused my illness. I am allergic to metal (I am unable to wear any cheap jewellery otherwise I come out in rash). Since my illness I have learnt that a titanium implant is made up of 90% titanium and 10% is other metals (i.e. nickel). I believe I am allergic to the other metals used to strengthen the titanium implant. I am aware that not many dentists will agree that there is a connection between autoimmune diseases and implants but I do believe I have suffered due to having an allergic reaction to the implant. I am aware that a ‘bur tool’ is required to remove an implant safely. Please can you tell me if you know anyone who has this tool and can carry out this procedure for me? Many thanks for your time.

dr nick fahey

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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Will Taking Steroids For A Short Period Of Time Make My Dental Implants Fall Out?

April 11th, 2014
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Hi Dr. Moore. Would taking steroids for shingles for 5 days cause an implant that was in my mouth for 16 months to fall out? I don`t smoke or take any other medication. I took the steroids for 5 days but the shingles were caught early and cleared up within 3 months. I had 2 implants put in, 1 took 28 months for my dentist to put in and the other 16 months. The latter got infected. My question still remains, could taking steroids for a short period of time affect implants?

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?

April 11th, 2014
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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. 

dr nick fahey

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 An NHS Dentist Help Me With Bone Resorption?

April 9th, 2014
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I have significant bone resorption & pain from a two year old implant. The bone wasn’t great in the beginning but it has got worse and the stump is now exposed. I have been dedicated to keeping it clean. I have another which I have had no problems with.
I do not have the funds to rectify this privately. Can I use an NHS dentist to help?
The place I used had an offer on but I think the dentist was quite inexperienced in implants. For my first implant I had additional bone grafted but on this one she said “there’s plenty of bone there” and took some from further along my jaw.
Some advice on what to do would be great and also any thoughts on the original grafting. Would I have been spared this if she had only placed some extra bone in?

dr nick fahey

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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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

April 9th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I am currently unemployed and am on Jobseeker’s Allowance. How much would it cost for me to have complete dental implants? Are there any discounts available, and can you pay in monthly or weekly installments? Does my existing tooth root need to be removed before starting the implant treatment? 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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hi I had my teeth removed a number of years ago, due to my careless negligence and have been wearing dentures ever since. I find these incredibly uncomfortable and have been looking at the different options available for a more stable replacement. I am to

April 7th, 2014
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Hi Dr. Moore. I had my teeth removed a number of years ago, and have been wearing dentures ever since. I find these incredibly uncomfortable and have been looking at the different options available for a more stable replacement. I am torn between All-On-4 and implants for dentures. Which, in your opinion, is the best choice for me? Thank you for your time, any help you can give me would be much appreciated. 

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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Hello, I have fibromyalgia so I’m in a lot of pain, all the time. My teeth are not in the best of states because to be perfectly honest I have just let myself go. However, I am looking into dental implants to replace all the teeth in my mouth but worried

April 7th, 2014
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Hello, I have fibromyalgia so I’m in a lot of pain all the time. My teeth are not in the best state because to be perfectly honest I have just let myself go. However, I am looking into dental implants to replace all the teeth in my mouth, but I’m worried that my condition means that I can’t have them. Can you please offer me some advice? I am looking for a specialist who can help me in the Manchester area, do you know of any? If not I am willing to travel for the right dentist who can help. Thank you for your time!

dr nick fahey

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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