This case highlights the point made in the last post about cost effective alternatives. The tooth in question had be scheduled for extraction and could only be replaced by an implant retained crown (approximately £2000) or a denture. A denture would be a problem in this case as there was active gum disease which is always harder to control in patients who where dentures. The tooth was too broken down for a routine crown.
At StoneRock we were able to offer an alternative option of a fibre reinforced composite to rebuild the tooth. This option is not only the cheapest and quickest option but it is the least invasive for the patient. (The cost of £275 is less than half the cost of it’s nearest rival). Clearly this is not a tooth for life and we will be faced with the loss of this tooth at some time, a fact the patient is fully aware of. If we can delay the loss of the tooth for 5-8 years then I believe we have done a great service to the patient and have allowed them time to plan their finances and, of course, allowed technology some time to improve and offer perhaps yet more alternatives.
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