Trying to choose dentist for a dental implant


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Hi, I live in the UK and I'm 29. I need to take a dental implant and I have sent some emails to some clinics in order to have more information so I can choose the option that is best for me.

I have two responses from two clinics (that are associated or something like that) in which they give me the following two options:
- I can get the implant done by my regular dentist. He's not a specialist in dental implants, he does like 2 implants per month and its fee is around £1800 for a straight forward case.
- The other option is a implantologist that does much more implants, like 200 per year, during the last 10 years. He uses the Straumann Implant system (I'm assuming that the above one does the same) but his fee starts at £2600 for a simple case.

Let's suppose that I still have plenty of bone and probably my case is 'not very complex'.

What are the pros and cons of each of the above two options?

Note: I'm concerned about taking the second option when, given that I'm young and have plenty of bone, I don't actually need such a specialist.

Thanks.
 
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MattKW

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Just to be clear, do those prices include the crown?
And which tooth is it? Front or back.
 
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MattKW

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Front ones are more difficult because the gum has to look exactly right. Straumann is the biggest manufacturer of implants and will be around for the rest of your life in case you need repair or replacement. It's worth the extra money. Maybe ask your regular dentist if he does Straumann too. When you get an implant, make sure to ask for ALL genuine Straumann parts and the scanned barcodes of ALL the parts to keep in your personal records. Sometimes the labs will use a cheaper knock-off, and that's bad.
 

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