An interview with...
Nick Fahey Implant Dentist
Dental implants are able to recreate a smile without appearing false or ugly and can return complete functionality to a person's mouth. Tooth loss doesn't have to damage your life and with the correct dental implant treatment you can be eating, smiling and laughing again with complete confidence.
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Qualifications: BDS (Otago), MFDS RCS (Eng), FRACDS, MRD RCS (Lond)
If you would like to make an appointment please contact Woodboroughhouse Dental in Pangbourne.
21 Reading Rd
Tel: 0118 984 3108
Nick Fahey qualified as a Dentist in New Zealand. Following this he studied for a further 5 years at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, where he obtained the M.Clin.Dent degree in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics.
Nick is one of a select few General Dental Council Registered Specialists in both fixed and removable prosthodontics. His area of expertise is in the replacement of missing teeth utilising dental implants and advanced surgical dentistry including bone grafts and sinus lifts. He provides denture stabilisation services with dental implants and is also able to offer fixed teeth to new and existing denture wearers in a day using techniques such as all-on-4.
Nick's memberships and associations include:
- Membership in Restorative Dentistry for the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.
- Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
- Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of England.
At Woodborough House Dental Practice, situated in Reading, Nick has invested heavily in state of the art technology being the first dental practice in the UK to offer the Itero digital impression system. He also has a state of the art CT scanner which allows him to offer computer guided navigation for placement of dental implants to allow the extremely precise implant placement from computer planned position to the patient's own mouth.
Nick lectures on prosthodontics and dental implantology in addition to mentoring Implant Dentists in advanced techniques. He is an active member of both the Association of Dental Implantology and the International Team for Implantology. He is a past president of the London Dental Study Club and was a founding member of the New Zealand Dental Society of London.
Nick offers his services from his own practice in Reading but also from Harley Street Dental Studio situated in London's exclusive medical district.
Undergoing dental implant treatment for the replacement of missing teeth can be the cause of much anxiety. However, finding the right implant Dentist is the best way to ensure the success of your dental implantation and long-lasting and beautiful results. Dr Nick Fahey is one such professional, whose knowledge and experience in the use of dental implants make him an expert Implant Dentist for dentures.org.uk
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Dental implants can provide outstanding stability to dentures that are loose or ill fitting. Many people find that adhesives alone are not enough to firmly hold their dentures in place and so dental implants are a great option for those looking for extra security. An experienced Implant Dentist can place dental implants into the jawbone, which are then attached to the denture for long lasting hold and stability. An implant retained denture means no more embarrassment at mealtimes or during social events, as the possibility of a slipping denture is completely gone. Patients with implant retained dentures will be able to eat the foods they want, socialise without worry and live life with a greater level of confidence.
No, dental implants can be used to replace an entire set of teeth or a few teeth, using a bridge or denture to hold more than one new tooth. Procedures such as All-on-4 utilise a minimum of 4 dental implants to securely hold a complete arch of teeth in place. Once attached to the implants the denture or bridge is fixed and will not move or cause discomfort to the gums, perfectly restoring the smile and returning full functionality to the mouth.
The suitability of each patient for implant treatment is assessed on an individual basis. The first thing an Implant Dentist will check is the medical history, overall oral health, gums and bone quality. If a patient has active gum disease they will not be suitable for the placement of dental implants until this is under control. If they are currently suffering from periodontal disease they will need to have it treated and be given a clean bill of health, after which if all factors are positive they should be able to have dental implant treatment.
Strong dense bone in the jaw is needed to hold dental implants firmly in place and create a secure base for the new attachment. If weak or thin bone is present then the Implant Dentist may recommend mini implants or perhaps a bone graft. Alternative techniques for those with thin or low density bone include the All-on-4 technique and zygomatic implants.
Smokers or those that regularly consume large quantities of alcohol may be asked to stop for a while before, during and even after the placement of dental implants. This is because both cause disruption to the body's natural healing process, making it harder for the implant to fuse with the jawbone properly or for the gums to heal.