I have now had my treatment plan from the Harley Street dentist.
At the bottom left I have three teeth all with large fillings which are the ones she is most concerned about. She thinks these are ‘doomed’ to break down sooner rather than later without intervention. So this means three crowns.
Upper left I have a tooth which has crack at the root and fallen out. I knew this would need treatment. She plans to remove the remaining root, let it heal for three months, then have a titanium screw inserted. She has shown me on an xray that there is plenty of bone at this point to put the screw.
This part is no different from the treatment planned by my usual dentist.
Upper right, the back half of the back tooth has previously been mainly filling and a big chunk of this has fallen off. Another crown there.
Lower right a cusp has cracked off a tooth with a big filling. A crown for this – again, as proposed by by usual dentist.
The differences are – this dentist proposed taking much more action immediately as this is, as she calls it, ‘conservative’. I supposed you could say ‘conservational’. In other words, my teeth will last longer. And that is what I want.
I will go ahead with the plan.