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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. 

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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. 

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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 A Loose Implant And My Dentist Is Away. Should I Wait For Him To Return Or See Another Dentist Immediately?

April 7th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I had an implant fitted 4 years ago and it was fine until recently. However the implant now is very wobbly and I can’t eat or chew anything. Unfortunately my implant dentist is out of town until late next week. Is it okay to wait until he returns or should I see any other dentist immediately?
Please note: I had a routine dental checkup with another dentist last week and there was no problem at all.
Please give me some advice regarding the causes of the loose implant. 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 Have Little Money For Implants, Why Won’t My Dentist Refer Me? Should I Seek A Second Opinion?

November 25th, 2013
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Hello Dr Fahey. My dentist will not refer me to kings college for referral for implants. My dentures make me gag. I can’t really afford to pay but could pay a little towards them. Please help me as I am desperate walking around with no teeth and I feel ashamed and I just cover my mouth up when talking to anyone. When I asked for a referral the first time, I only had a few teeth were missing but my dentist still wouldn’t. Can you have a second opinion when it comes to a dentist? Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.

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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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Gum Disease Has Ruined My Mouth, Should I Have A Plate Or Dental Implants?

July 1st, 2013
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Over twenty years ago I had bridges on my top teeth on the left and right sides. I developed gum disease around three years ago under the bridge and had to have the middle part of the bridge removed. I still have the bridge attached to the teeth at either side and a gap in the middle where this tooth was removed. The gum disease has also affected where the bridged part remains and the gum has receded so much that there is 4-5mm of the the original tooth that they were attached to showing, these are painful to touch and a black colour. What treatment would be the best way forward as one of the remaining teeth has also become loose so I am going to have gaps from three teeth missing. My dentist has said I should have these teeth taken out and have a plate which I do not want. I would like implants apart from the cost, but is it better for me to have implants inserted straight after the teeth get taken out or would it still be possible to have them done in future and have a plate till then, also would implants be possible with the gum disease I have got, I am worried that i have implants and then they do not work because of the gum disease.

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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 not been to the dentist in years because I am petrified of my dentist. Can you help?

November 29th, 2012
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I am absolutely petrified of a dentist consequently have not been for years and my teeth are now loose. I don’t know what to do and am very scared. I know I could not have implants because I just could not cope with it I know that, is there any way if I lost a front tooth I could have a false one without drilling into my bone please? I’m also now ashamed to go to the dentist and it has been so long and my teeth are so bad.

Many 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’m considering implants but have a number of problems that might affect this, will i still be able to achieve a good mouth profile?

October 19th, 2012
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I am currently considering implants on my upper jaw along with sinus lift/bone graft. I still have some baby teeth which need removing, and some of the sound adult teeth will be crowned and a fixed bridge will be fitted on implants I currently wear a upper denture which covers my existing teeth and obviously gives fullness in my mouth. I have recently been treated for the periodontal problem. I know this is a complex case, but I would like to know whether I can achieve a fairly good lip/mouth profile after as when I remove the denture I am really flat mouthed. I look forward to hearing from 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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How much do dental implant costs, how long do they take and are there finance options available?

May 22nd, 2012
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I have had both of my upper canines missing for several years (due to a genetic trait that prevented the secondary ones from growing in as a child), and I’m considering implants. What are the pricing options as well as the length of time it would take to perform? Would it be possible to perform both implants at once, or will I have to get one side fixed before the other? Also, since the canines are the ones that are missing, will I be able to get the implants in the same shape as a canine? Lastly, are payment plans available, or is everything due immediately after the procedure? What about insurance coverage? 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’m 24years old & i had a lip piercing in for 3 years, i’ve taken it out now but due to this piercing my two front lower teeth have been damaged, i’ve had x-rays & they show i’ve lost about 45-50% of the bone in my teeth & some of my gum has worn away

April 20th, 2012
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I’m 24years old & i had a lip piercing in for 3 years, i’ve taken it out now but due to this piercing my two front lower teeth have been damaged, i’ve had x-rays & they show i’ve lost about 45-50% of the bone in my teeth & some of my gum has worn away.. I’ve had composite filler to fill up the gap (still abit of a gap near my gum to keep it clean) but my dentist said i’ll need a fixed bridge or implants in the near future..I’ve heard about the mini implants & prefer the sound of them so far but i’m not sure if i’m the right candidate for them..Please can i email you a picture before my composite filler to see what you suggest please?..I wish i never had the piercing done,my teeth were lovely & straight before this happened, i just want to choose the right procedure for my problem.. please help! Kind regards

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 am experiencing normal side-effects of dental implant surgery?

February 10th, 2012
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I had an implant fitted 3 months ago and although It appeared to settle down after 3 doses of antibiotics, Although I still felt my gums and throat sore. I then had my new denture fittedbut could not stand the pain it caused. My tongue felt as if it was being pinched and starting to go numb. The dentist practically had to file the denture down completely on one side. This did help but the other problem I was experinceing was pain at the base of the tooth next to the implant which was like someone hitting a raw nerve when I tried to brush my teeth. The dentist said this was caused by a rogue nerve and took this tooth out also.Tthis resulted in a dry socket which again is very painful . It is starting to get better but my gums and throught still feel sore and I now have a horrible taste of iron in my mouth and it is very dry. Have you heard of these side affects before?

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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