Is an implant crown different to traditional crowns?

Q.
I had a dental implant operation approximately three years ago to a tooth next to one of my front teeth. The implant felt wobbly and the implant specialist tells me the crown has chipped at the back which has in turn loosened one of the screws. I do not recall any incident that may have caused this. She said I need a new crown fitting and the screw tightening. This sorry saga has been dragging on for almost a year now and I am no further forward. She has changed her private pratice locations and has had to go into hospital for various reasons. She now has been told that she cannot continue to practise due to health reasons. She did originally state that she would carry out any work free of charge but now has referred me to a colleague and says she will pay his consultation fee but asked if I will pay for the replacement crown myself – around £900 which seems excessive. Is an implant crown different to usual crowns? Can my NHS dentist supply & fit a replacement crown or would I need to have this replaced by this alternative implant specialist?
A.
The crowns are similar but the post underneath may require replacement, that is why the crown will cost more than a normal crown.
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Dr Andrew Moore

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