6 Camden Place, Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 3JL

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Has your root canal treatment work? If not, you replace the tooth with an implant.


Dr MFB had 2 failed root canal treatments to her lower first molar tooth. Despite best efforts, the symptoms stemming from this tooth would not stop. Dr MFB was left with no choice but to opt for an extraction and replace her important chewing tooth with an implant replacement.

Clinical Situation

The lower molar was tender on tapping and severely symptomatic despite 2 failed root fillings. In terms of expense and time, it would be a pointless root filling a third time and then followed by a crown. Single tooth implant replacements offer a far better prognosis and success in the long-term.


The root filled tooth was removed gently, preserving as much bone structure as possible for the subsequent implant placement. Once the original tooth was removed, an implant went straight in. After 3 months of implant healing, an implant crown was placed.


Root canal treatments for a molar cost – in the hands of a specialist – upwards of £700. A crown on top of a root filled tooth is usually necessary and can set you back a further £400-£600. A great alternative is to just have the tooth removed and replaced with an implant. The cost may be slightly higher, but the investment in the long run is well worth it.

We Are Open: National Lockdown Announcement 05 November 2020

There are no restrictions with regards to medical treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments.

At Camden Place Dental Practice we have all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will continue to follow our high standards in cross infection control.

If you have a Dental Emergency:
The initial appointment is £50.
This is not including treatment fees which will be advised during this initial appointment.

You can contact us on 01772 368 057
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