Category “Dr Fahey”

I have an issue with the price and treatment time of dental implants. Can you advise?

August 10th, 2012
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Hello. Can you please advise me. I have had a missing tooth for a couple of years now and I find that the gum keeps on swelling up, this often happens when i eat certain foods and it thenh gets stuck down there.
I think it is time for me to finally do something about this problem but i am unsure about what treatment to have that
would be the best for me.I am considering getting dental crown and dental bridge work and also dental implants for my missing teeth. I have somewhat of a problem with dental implants. My issue with dental implants though is the price and how long it takes-can you convince me otherwise about this situation? Thank you for giving me this time.

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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’ve had a new crown fitted and it’s a completely different colour to the rest of my teeth, is there anything I can do about this?

June 15th, 2012
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Hi I have just had a crown fitted on a previously (23yrs ago) root filled molar (1st molar from front) that I am not happy with. Firstly it has a grey line around the gum line that looks horrible (reminds me of dirty finger nails!) and secondly the colour is at least a shade lighter than my own teeth which makes it very noticeable when I smile – bringing attention to the ugly grey gum line. My dentist has told me that the crown is ceramic on metal; the back cusp of the crown is all silver which I am not overkeen on but am given to understand that its more practical. My question is – is the grey line to be expected because of the previous root canal treatment or should I be able to expect a natural looking tooth right to the gum line rather than an obvious fake. Or is it me expecting too much. My teeth otherwise are in quite good condition. I would be grateful for your advice before I go back this Friday as I feel that my dentist will try to ‘fob’ me off with nonsense, as when she prepared the tooth for the crown she did not put on a temporary tooth but left me with the prepared ‘stump’ incl post. When I asked her if she would put a temporary tooth on she said that as she had now taken impressions a temporary tooth could ‘alter’ the prepared tooth when she came remove the temporary – altering the fit of the new crown! I have now learned that this is a load of rubbish and any temporary would be fixed with temporary paste which would be almost ready to fall off as I returned for the permanent crown 1-2 weeks later. I now think the that fact that she was running half hour late might have more to do with it. This is my first experience of a crown and my first experience with this particular dentist. i look forward to your reply many 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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I have lost a tooth but cannot have implant treatment until 3 months from now, will anymore damage occur?

April 24th, 2012
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I have a question regarding my 2nd front upper tooth. I had a root canal done on this tooth which later discoloured and I chose to have a veneer done to improve its appearance. However, now the tooth broke off at the gumline. I want to get an implant but I’m moving away in three months and have been advised that this is not enough time for implant to heal and so to complete the procedure. In light of this, I’ve been asked to wait until I move to the new location and have the implant put later. I want to double check this will not be a great problem (does bone loss progress signiicantly in three months?). ALso, my job requires me to speak publicly so I need to have some aesthetic interim solution — could you please let me know what the best solution is since I do want an implant at a later stage? Thank you.

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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 you advise me on teeth whitening for teeth with broken crowns?

April 24th, 2012
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Dr Fahey
There are 2 parts to my question.
1 Is Zoom 2 Laser whitening safe on teeth, some of which have crowns broken and exposed? What is the difference between it and Kor whitening from USA?
2 I have got 2 estimates for dental work eg one from a non-uk based clinic and the other a London based one. Is there any independent body who could look at my estimates and advise me please? I am elderly with osteoporosis and am delaying bisphosphonate treatment until dental care is complete.

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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 there anything I can do about my infected molar?

March 5th, 2012
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Hi I am having problems with my FIRST MOLARS tooth. Last year has been swollen and I treat with Amoxicillin. But I got worst this year, last month swollen 2 times and I managed with Amoxicillin to get well again. My dentist offered me to take off but I didn’t want to give up and I wanted to hold on with my teeth. 3 days ago again swollen exactly same tooth and I am back to Amoxicillin. All this time pain was awful. I can not cope with pain anymore and antibotis I had ate to much because of that tooth. History of that tooth: (This my FIRST MOLARS tooth has been feeled with metal 11 years ago in Germany, but wasn’t feeled good so forced me to repaired again 10 years ago in UK but this time Dentist screw the top to rut of tooth. That tooth worked couple years for me but it swollen badly 6 years ago and dentist did clean my tooth, got the shape my tooth, ordered it and once he got it he glue it that plastic tooth on my tooth) Last month swollen two time and again that tooth in my mount is swollen. My dentist says; “On bottom of your tooth got infection. What ever we would do it will stay 20% infection there. That tooth is not treatable because it sit’s on nerve. If it was in other place I would prefer you to hospital to remove that infection by sergury. Unfortunatly, that tooth is ban to plant in UK too”. I am middle age and I don’t want to stay without tooth. But things gets worst. What do you suggest as a dentist?

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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 just one implant to replace two missing teeth?

February 28th, 2012
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I am a 65 year old male and have had crowns fitted to both top centre front teeth for the last forty years, with fairly regular failures and re-fits. I have been told by my dentist that future re-crowns would not be possible, he suggested implants. My question is. Could one single implant support my two top centre front teeth? At present both teeth are crowned, but one crown had broken off (made my own temp repair with super glue).
If two adjacent teeth are fixed to on implant, would the implant be central to the gap, and would this be as sound as having two independent implants?
Regards, David

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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 my 18 year old daughter able to have the dental implant treatment?

February 22nd, 2012
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my 18 year old daughter needs a single upper left 2 implant, due to a missing tooth. What is the minimum age for her to have this procedure please? She has had the necessary orthodontic treatment and her braces are now removed. Her regular dentist has put a Maryland bridge on to replace the missing toothe but occasionally it pops off (every 2 or 3 months) I would also be interested to know who you would recommend in the Altrincham are to carry out this procedure, and what the approximate cost might be. She has a healthy bone structure and no other dental problems.

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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 dental implants an option for me, after my illness?

January 18th, 2012
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Hello. Thank you for all the information on the website here dentalimplant.co.uk and would like to ask. It is stated that a dental school may take you on as a patient, please can I have list of places?

I am not sure of the cost of implants and know that I need one or maybe even five.

I had beautiful teeth that I paid over 3,000 for five years ago. They were veneers. I fell ill three years ago with Trigeminal Neuralgia and the operation went wrong and ended up with further complications. My teeth due to the very nature of what I have, began to deteriorate since falling ill.

So have many questions having sobbed all morning with an implant breaking and just had enough of the illness. Can I have implants with what I have ? Can you get finance for teeth if just for a while you are not on a massive income?

If the answer to the last, is possible if I cannot find a dentist school to take me on, then please can I have an appointment?

I have never been so low as before falling sick was such an upcoming law student in my final year and it is amazing how quickly your life is taken from you and right now trying to manage and just want to be able to smile again.

If implants are possible – please can I have a reply, Thank you.

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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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Why is it going to take 4-6 months to fix a crown to my dental implant?

January 17th, 2012
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I am aged 58.Only two days ago My dentist have implanted a metallic screw type material on one my tooth. I thought he will provide me a crown on that screw within a day or two but he is now telling he will fix the crown after 4 or 6 months. Will you please explain me why so delay. An orthopedic surgeon dose not need so much time to insert a metallic part on the human body. Human body accepts a particular type of titanium alloy do you think that the screw what my dentist have implanted is of not that type so this unnecessary time is required to acclaim the given metal with my body .

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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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Which is my best option for treating an infected tooth?

January 9th, 2012
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My requirements: a) Root canal therapy two canals-cast post and core – crown preparation and impression -porcelain bonded Br non-precious or b) a complex extraction or c) and implant.
The particular tooth in question is the end one of a row of crowns, it is painful and being treated at the moment with antibiotic. I have to decide soon as to which option I choose.
My age – 70
Have very recently had an MRI plus a CT scan and wish to have neither of these as part of my future treatments.
I hope you will be able to give me some helpful decision making advice.
I live in Berkshire

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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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