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    • L.S.D.
    • By L.S.D. 20th Jan 15, 7:43 PM
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    Dental Implants...Cheap???
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    • 20th Jan 15, 7:43 PM
    Dental Implants...Cheap??? 20th Jan 15 at 7:43 PM
    I need a dental implant on one front tooth, but having phoned a few dentists they range from £2000-00 upwards. There are some UK ones online that say they do it for £1000-00 (all three parts) anyone know if they are any good. Anyone know a good cheap one?
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    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 31st Jan 15, 12:54 PM
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    Using the piece of string can be quite quick!
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
    • littlerock
    • By littlerock 31st Jan 15, 2:24 PM
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    I appreciate UK dentists need to defend their own turf and justify their higher costs but I cannot believe they are all much better qualified and have greater expertise than dentists in countries like Hungary where the overall cost of living and expenses for a dentist are much lower.

    A lot of the reason for more expensive dentistry in the UK is presumably fixed costs which the dentiss have little or no control over and these costs must be lower in some EU countries while the training and expertise of dentists is as good as the UK.

    I think UK dentists need to recognise that some people who need implants simply cannot afford the £2000-£2500 an implant costs in the UK and do need to consider cheaper alternatives such as an EU country with lower living costs.
    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 31st Jan 15, 4:30 PM
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    Undervalued

    I think UK dentists need to recognise that some people who need implants simply cannot afford the £2000-£2500 an implant costs in the UK and do need to consider cheaper alternatives such as an EU country with lower living costs.
    Originally posted by littlerock
    I agree but equally people have to accept that if you buy any product or service from abroad if is going to be far harder to get any redress in the event of a problem.

    If all goes well you save money, maybe quite a lot of money, but if not you have the hassle, maybe a lot of hassle, of getting it fixed.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 31st Jan 15, 5:28 PM
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    I know it's probably a piece of string question, but how long on average does it take to pull a top front tooth out? Just the pulling out part after the anaesthetic.
    Originally posted by L.S.D.



    I had a lower back molar extracted and that only took seconds.
    • L.S.D.
    • By L.S.D. 1st Feb 15, 3:44 PM
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    I've had 4 or 5 back teeth out over the years, the last ones I seem to remember were only a couple of minutes. I had my front tooth out the other day & it took around 8 to 10 minutes. I was getting worried it wasn't going to come out. Now my thoughts are surely if a tooth is well & truly in it could or should have been possible to save it. I just don't understand why the infection could not have been cleared out.
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    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 1st Feb 15, 3:56 PM
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    How easy or difficult a tooth is to take out has nothing to do with how easy it is to save it.

    The most difficult teeth to take out are the ones that are so rotten you cannot get hold of much as they keep breaking up into smaller and smaller pieces.

    A root canal in a tooth is a space only hundredths of a millimetre in diameter. It may not be regularly shaped and indeed may have multiple accessory canals going off in all directions which are impossible to get an instrument down. All of this cleaning is done blind with only x Rays and apex locators to guide you. It is a miracle any root treatment works let alone the majority.

    You had root treatment done, a possible apicectomy (you are not sure it if was the tooth next door) and were offered a specialist and hospital opinion. Once a tooth has been root treated once and particularly if it has been apicected as well there is very little chance of settling the infection.
    Last edited by brook2jack; 01-02-2015 at 4:03 PM.
    • L.S.D.
    • By L.S.D. 1st Feb 15, 4:12 PM
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    OK thanks, the tooth came out whole....finally.
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    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 1st Feb 15, 7:05 PM
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    Plus - if the plan is to replace it with an implant, then you really want to take it out as carefully as you can in order to preserve as much bone as you can.

    Carefully = slowly.
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
    • AbbieCadabra
    • By AbbieCadabra 4th Feb 15, 2:27 PM
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    a couple of questions for our resident experts if they don't mind

    all-on-4 system, rough guide for UK price, £12k-£15k per jaw/arch?

    would it be possible to combine say all-on-4 upper jaw & perhaps 2 or 3 implants lower holding an overdenture? i'm guessing combining 2 different methods may be unbalanced long term?

    thank you
    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 4th Feb 15, 2:45 PM
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    £9000 TO £15000 is about right for all on four.

    Many people combine overdentures with other implants for a variety of reasons, not least because implant retained dentures are far cheaper starting at around £4000.

    I personally am not a great fan of all on four because most people who have lost all their teeth have done so because of gum disease. Unless meticulous cleaning is carried out implants will fail quicker than your own teeth due to perimplantitis which is gum disease of implants.

    All on fours do not come out so meticulous cleaning which can be quite fiddly needs to be maintained in a way which is far more difficult than looking after yourn own teeth.

    implant retained dentures come out to clean , are easier to repair and replace , as well as cheaper, and are easier to maintain as one gets older and arthritis etc makes complex cleaning difficult.
    • L.S.D.
    • By L.S.D. 11th Mar 15, 4:26 PM
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    How good is a 'Maryland Bridge' compared to a 'normal Bridge'? Two people I know have said they have them & have had them 25 plus years, yet another friend said his normal Bridge fell out after less than that.
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    • welshdent
    • By welshdent 11th Mar 15, 6:59 PM
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    It depends on far to many factors to list on here ... it is more conservative than a conventional bridge. So much so I often wont do a conventional bridge if the tooth is virgin/unprepared that would hold it and thus may only offer the maryland. Depends on how much clearance there is for the wing, how heavy the bite is in general, if the replacement tooth is important in the occlusion or not, the cement used, was it used correctly, how good oral hygiene is etc etc

    There is no definitive answer sorry
    • L.S.D.
    • By L.S.D. 11th Mar 15, 9:00 PM
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    What would it cost, roughly?
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    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 11th Mar 15, 10:23 PM
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    Nhs depending on where you are £120 to £220 ish, private upwards £300 ish.

    How long any dental work lasts is up to many factors, not the least of which is how good the oral care of the patient is. The best, most appropriate bridge will fail in a short time in someone who has active decay or gum disease.

    All dental treatment will fail eventually because nothing is as strong or as well adapted to the mouth as the original, untouched tooth.
    • L.S.D.
    • By L.S.D. 29th May 15, 7:56 PM
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    I had the Maryland bridge fitted four weeks ago. I have been very careful with it, in fact carefully cutting up food & eating as much as possible on the other side of my mouth. The bridge has come out, it came out whilst I was washing my face??? Unfortunately I'm abroad at the moment. I have looked on the internet & people in similar situations have asked what they can do for a temporary fit. Fixodent seems one way. I have never used it & before I buy some, was wondering if there was any other advice so I don't go with a gap. I did phone my dentist the other day & he 'via his receptionist' made an appointment for it to be re fixed but no advice as to how I can do a temporary fix.
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    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 30th May 15, 12:53 AM
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    You can't temporarily cement a Maryland back in by yourself. The metal fitting surface will need re etching then the old glue removed from the tooth and the several stages of rebonding.
    Fixodent, temporary dental glues will not hold a Maryland in as they have no retention in themselves it's the glue that does all the work.
  • ash234ly
    Dental implant
    One of my friends has done dental implant from Mount Royal Dental clinic in Burlington, Ontario. I don’t know exactly how much it cost, but she says it was affordable. I will let you know if you want to know more about it.
    • L.S.D.
    • By L.S.D. 30th Aug 15, 7:55 PM
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    One of my friends has done dental implant from Mount Royal Dental clinic in Burlington, Ontario. I don’t know exactly how much it cost, but she says it was affordable. I will let you know if you want to know more about it.
    Originally posted by ash234ly
    Canada?????
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    • BBT600
    • By BBT600 18th Mar 17, 12:53 PM
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    L.s.d
    Did you ever find a dental implant at a reasonable cost?
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