Many years ago I had an eye tooth removed and the teeth left and right of it were crowns. To fill the gap left by the eye tooth I had the crowns either side of it removed and a triple crown replaced it with the missing eye tooth. About six months ago the triple crown snapped off completely at gum level leaving just the roots in the gum. The triple crown has been replaced on three occasions using a series of pins, but keeps coming out. I am told by my dentist that the only way of overcoming this is to have the roots removed and implants put in. Of course we are now talking about three implants which at around £1700.00 each is something I just cannot afford. Unfortunately this is now affection me psychologically, as my job as a Premises Manager at a local secondary school means I am in constant contact with members of staff, teachers, parents and contractors. I also have to attend meetings with the head and governors all of which is making me very self conscious of my missing teeth, to the point that I am where I can, avoiding contact. I just wondered on this basis if any costs of possible implants would be met by the NHS given the role I have to play in my school, as this is beginning to affect how I do my job.
Dr Safeer Butt
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