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My dentist said my implant was fitted too high and the gum will never fill the space. What should I do?

February 19th, 2013
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I had two dental implants fitted to the bottom left of my mouth, the back teeth five and six. There is a gap between the bottom of crown six and the gum where food gets trapped. I am always flossing the area which leaves the area feeling strange. The floss has got trapped on occassion when it reaches the titanium post. The dentist said the gum would eventually fill the space within two months, already been one month. How can a gum grow up to meet a crown? The gum is completley healed now. My dentist said the implant was fitted too high and the gum will never fill the space. What is your opinion?

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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 pay monthly for dental treatment to remove and replace teeth?

February 6th, 2013
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Can you help me please. My teeth are really bad but I’m only twenty-seven years old. My dad died when I was sixteen and I neglected everything including my teeth health. I’m embarrassed to smile or meet new people because of the way my smile looks. I have a son and he he has a beautiful smile and I don’t want him to be embarrassed of me when he’s older, which I feel he will be. Ideally I would like the teeth being removed and new ones being put in I just wanted to know if I got that done can you pay monthly for it at a dental practice ,really need your help,thanks yours sincerely

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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I was horrified at the cost of getting 3/4 implants supporting a bridge. Can you give me an estimate?

January 29th, 2013
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I have recently had an examination for 3/4 implants supporting a bridge ; x-rays confirmed that no bone grafting was needed. I have been wearing a denrure for many years. the work would entail removing the present 3 teeth in the upper jaw. I was horrified at te enormous cost involved. I am very conscious of the discolouration of these existing teeth, which restrict my ability to smile. I was told the proceedure could be completed in one day. Could you please give an estimate of your charges please?

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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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The price of getting dental implants for my missing teeth is too high. Can you advise?

January 29th, 2013
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Dear Dr Fahey, i have all top teeth missing and I must say that I am extremely embarrased about this situation. I went to see my dentist about getting implants but they wanted me to have brdige implants costing 11k which i thought wasnt too different from wearing a denture because you still have this in your mouth. I was after the type of implant that goes into your gum and there is no plate or anything but the price shot away up to 18k after I told them that this was what I wanted for my teeth. Can you advice me of what i can do please. many thanks

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 it best to remove tooth affected by periodontal pockets and get an implant?

January 22nd, 2013
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Hi – I had a upper molar extracted. After this, Bone absorbsion must have taken place, leaving a slight depression, at the same time, a upper wisdom tooth then grew out next to the gap and closed the gap at a slight angle. However, periodontal pockets opened up at the same time, leading to periodontal disease and I now I have a periodontal pocket of over 7mm in the Wisdom tooth.

On a recent panoramic x-ray there is clear bone loss.
I had a deep root scaling to counter the disease, and maintain excellent dental hygiene, but I am again getting periodontal infections in this tooth.

I am utterly fed up with it, so I would like this wisdom tooth extracted and a implant put in it’s place.

I also have read a lot about the gram negative periodontal bacteria which have negative effects on peoples general health. I would like to think that if the tooth is extracted and a implant put in that would be the end of the disease in the site, as I read there is no periodontal ligament with a implant. Would this be the case?

I realise I would likely need a sinus lift and perhaps a bone graft also to build up the bone.

How would you proceed in this sort of case?

If the tooth is extracted would you wait for 2 months for the periodontal bacteria to be eliminated from the site by a patients immune response? Is it better to get the tooth extracted and wait 2 months before I see a implant specialist?

What sort of outcome can people with periodontal disease I hope for with implants?

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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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If the infection has returned is tooth extraction and the placement of an inevitable?

January 17th, 2013
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I have had a failed root canal treatment. The endodontist removed it and bleached it and then sealed it up again. He said I would need a dental crown, but that I should leave it for a few months as there was a danger the infection would return, in which case I will have wasted my money on the crown. Two months later the thing has started to hurt again, so I’m pretty sure that it has become infected again. Does this mean that tooth extraction is now inevitable?And once the tooth is gone, can I be sure there il be no recurrence of infection?I would like an implant, but not if thre was a cance of infection under it. How long after extraction should n implant be carried ut, if the tooth is infected? Thank you for your time and I hope you can help.

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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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Is it possible to do a bone graft around Bicon implant where there is bone loss?

January 11th, 2013
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i am 32 and a non smoker i had a bi con dental implant on my front tooth 8 years ago during a check up and x rays it was discovered that the bone around the implant was deteriorating due to an infection. The dentist decided that due to the amount of bone loss more than half the implant would have to come out the crown was taken out but the implant remained solid in the remaining bone. Healing can placed on implant. Can new bone be grafted around the implant or does it have to be removed? what are my options ? Thanks

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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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Is it possible to remove my troublesome tooth and re-fit it afterwards using PeriAcryl?

January 3rd, 2013
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I have an old “crown-on-gold-post” upper left incisor which is, over time, slowly dropping down (it has also moved over to the left, increasing the gap between the front teeth, and partiall covering the next tooth along). It is not currently loose, but my local dentist says it is the bone rejecting the dead tooth root, so it will fall our eventually….? The bottom half of the tooth was originally broken off in 1984: the nerve was removed (VERY painful!), a gold pillar with the matched false tooth attached was then screwed / glued into the old root canal after it had been drilled into (prepared?). I have to say that until recently, this tooth has been completely trouble-free, looked good, etc…but in the last 5 years or so, I have noticed it has gradually dropped significantly: It is now approximately 2mm+ lower than the adjacent tooth. I appreciate this is going to require attention eventually whatever happens, but having spent the last few months researching my options, I have come up with something that I think MAY be the best solution overall (I have been out of work and cannot really afford the Ti implant-route at this stage!) Is it possible to do the following: 1) Extract the offending tooth. 2) Remove the top part of the root. 3) Refit the tooth (which should now be able to be inserted further in / squared up?), using PeriAcryl (or similar) to secure it to the bone. 4) Over time the gum will bond back with the tooth, thereby holding it back in place securely……. If you have a “real” email address, I can send you pix of the tooth and a diagram of what I’m suggesting? As an engineer (but NOT a dentist!), I think this sounds plausible, and should take a very short time to actually do (if possible), avoiding the implant fitting / settling time / multiple visits, etc….. Please advise: if ti is possible, how much would it cost to have done..?

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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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Is it possible to get orthodontic braces if you have dental implants?

November 29th, 2012
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Can orthodontic braces be used even if the person has dental implants in place of missing teeth? I have two implamts on my top jaw, after losing them due to an accident some time ago. They sit next to my two front teeth, which are what I would like to have corrected as they stick out horribly, drawing unwanted attention and comments all the time and just making my feel very self-conscious about how I look. Although I really want to have them straightened, I also do not want to risk the health of my two implants that have proved good so far, so do you think it is possible to have the Inman aligner without causing any damage? 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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Is there a possibility of nerve damage if I get implants and a bridge after wearing dentures for twenty years?

November 13th, 2012
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Yello, I am concerned about getting nerve damage in the lower jaw. I hope to have four front teeth replaced by dental implants and a dental bridge but have worn a denture for over twenty years now and the underlying gum and bone has shrunk considerably – what are the chances of damage being done in this instance? I also have bruxism and am worried about the general outcome of such dental treatment. I have had considerable problems with gum disease in the past (the reason for the tooth loss) but have excellent oral hygene levels now and for the last few years. I have no worries on that score, but would appreciate what you have to say on the other matter.

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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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