Looking at your pictures I`d say a slightly higher amount, possibly 2500 if you`re having crown work too. Have you looked on Youtube to see if any patients mention the doctor? You could ask the clinic for some referrals as well and confirm what the exact surgery plan is. It may be that they have estimated 2000 but will do more if needed. Again you need to confirm this and things like what density they are planning. An informed patient is a happy one. The last thing both of you want is you walking away thinking they did not give you what you wanted or what was agreed.
Actually just checked my email and he has already responded!
Good to hear from you,
As discussed Dr Vida (GMC:7481644) as worked with us for over 5 years and has performed approximately 1200 transplants in that time, whether he is well known on forums I cannot say but I can tell you he is hugely experienced in cases such as yours and performs the entire treatment himself, unlike most surgeons who use teams of nurses and technicians.
As discussed, we have not met you so we would like to start off with a sensible number of grafts to ensure no donor depletion, should we find we require more grafts once we start (and they can be extracted safely) then we shall do so at no extra cost, 2000 grafts is a big session, it is the accurate and meticulous placement of those grafts in the correct direction and location that really creates a result.
Rest assured we understand your concerns and we will leave no stone unturned to achieve the optimum result for you.
That sounds fair enough, especially not seeing them in person yet, so your graft numbers could very well change when the doctor sees you. As long as you`re fully informed which it seems they`re doing, I think you will be fine.