Will The NHS Subsidise My Dental Implant Fees Because Of My Job?

Q.
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.
A.
Hi there, I understand where you are coming from, however, in short there is no capacity for this within the NHS. If you are willing to look at other treatments though, then a well fitting denture from a private dentist will definitely do what you require. I would say that it is probably having a consultation with a cosmetic dentist, some of them are free but you’d have to check with the dentist first. Then you could discuss the best option in person.
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June 21st, 2013 at 08:47 PM
zara Says :

Can I just ask if NHS is willing to help with implant cost if when you had a root canal on the now failing tooth which needs to be replaced at the time of root canal i was never told about a crown or about the tooth becomes weaker…. nothing at all. is there anything that can be done
because if i had a crown i would have gotten more time out of that tooth

January 10th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Stephanie Grundy Says :

Hi I am enquiring about dental treatment and wonder if the company do finance for treatments as I wouldn’t be able to adford it all in one go ?

January 12th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Niamh C Says :

Hi, It would be of most help to me to know if you can you do an extraction of 1 tooth and place an implant (only) in straight away?

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