Dental Implant Claims
Dental implants are metal posts that are fixed into the jawbone. A crown, (if you are replacing a single tooth) or a bridge or denture (to replace multiple missing teeth) can then be attached to the implant(s).
Dental implants are rarely carried out on the NHS, this means that if something goes wrong due to negligence it is¬† expensive to fix. The cost of a dental implant can be anywhere from around ¬£2500 upwards.
The dentist will drill a hole into the jawbone and place the implant into the hole. As the jawbone heals, it should fuse with the implant. A protective cap will usually be placed over the implant while this healing process takes place.
Once the bone has healed around the implant, the crown, bridge or denture will be fitted to the implant.
Fitting Dental Implants is a specialised and complex procedure and should only be carried out by a Dental Practitioner who is suitably trained to carry out dental implants. If they are not they should refer you to an oral surgeon, a restorative or prosthodontic specialist.