8 years ago I crashed into a dry stone wall, and woke up spitting out teeth.
The end result was a crown on my central incisor, with a bridged lateral incisor; and a crown on my canine and a bridged first premolar; and a veneer on my 2nd central incisor. This work was all done at the teaching hospital, and the standard was pretty good, it just took ages. Dental implants were briefly mentioned at the time, but weren't an option as I was a student.
Now the crown on my central incisor is becoming a little bit loose, and the gum a but tender, so I went to the dentist for a check up. She said that nothing could be done or planned without removing it, so I'd be best off just waiting for it to fall out, and then plan treatment...
And treatment would be:
a) reattach the crown and bridge if the root was good enough.
b) have a new crown and bridge if the root foundation had deteriorated.
c) have the root removed if it was past saving, and have it replaced with a denture or an implant.
I have another appointment in a few weeks to discuss my options.
Does anybody have experience of dental implants? What are the stages of treatment? Does it take long and are you happy with the results. I've been quoted ~£2000 per implant, and I'm not sure how many I'd need.