We are proud to be changing the lives of many dental patients by providing them with new teeth in a day with dental implants. One of the first patients treated was Vera Durrant who came to us with a full upper denture and we have undertaken an immediate load Teeth in a Day upper fixed bridge. The transformation is remarkable – It is a great treatment for carefully prepared patients. Vera is the receptionist for a local referring dentist who is a part of our Study Club and she has written an account of her experience of treatment.
Teeth in a Day – Vera’s Experience of Treatment.
“For many years I had been on course for losing my upper teeth due to gum disease which seemed like a death sentence, especially as my job as a receptionist was the frontline greeting of the general public.
In January of 2013, the inevitable happened and I had to lose them and resort to a full upper denture.
Although the denture was very good aesthetically my confidence was very low, to the extent I didn’t want my husband to see when they had to be removed to be cleaned and being very conscious when eating out.
I had thought about having an implant removable denture which resulted in me going to see Anthony Bendkowski, Oral Surgeon, at The Implant Experts for a consultation. This turned out to be the best thing I could have done. From the moment I arrived the staff made me feel so relaxed and more like an old friend than a patient.
The consultation itself was thorough, concise and in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. I was not rushed at all and was given plenty of time to ask questions or voice any concerns I had. Everything was explained in full detail including pictures and drawings, plus no false promises were made. I knew exactly what would be happening and what could happen should things not go to plan. At this consultation, the all Teeth in a Day fixed restoration was suggested and explained in full detail.
This procedure meant I would have a full upper permanent restoration all in one day. The four implants would be placed and the restoration attached which meant I would leave with a fixed smile (not literally!). This certainly appealed to me and I couldn’t wait to get started. The thought of not having to remove the teeth was like a dream – no more embarrassing moments. This would be the first stage and after approximately 3 months the definitive restoration would be fitted after the implants had healed.
The whole procedure needed detailed planning and organisation between everyone that would be involved. I was kept informed at every stage which meant I felt I was in control of my own treatment. On the second consultation, Anthony went over the procedure again and checked that I was still happy to go ahead which was so reassuring that I wasn’t being pressured into anything. The next step was the taking of impressions and measurements plus photographs. Again all of this was done in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere where at no time did I feel self-conscious about my situation.
The next step was the day of the surgery. Of course, I was apprehensive as anyone would be having surgery but I need not have worried. This first stage having the implants and the restoration placed was absolutely pain-free and I would have no hesitation in having this done again. The results of the Teeth in a Day were amazing as all my family friends and colleagues will testify. The only way I can describe it is like having your own teeth back again.
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved for making this a real life-changing experience and one I can smile about with confidence. I can honestly say it is the best decision I have ever made.