An accident had left Emily with four damaged teeth that she was ashamed to show when laughing or smiling and she found that she would often hide her teeth through embarrassment. A plate she then had fitted affected her ability to eat and she was left finding eating uncomfortable and unpleasant, and she disliked having to remove it to clean her teeth.
Emily knew she wanted a permanent solution but it took her a while to pluck up the courage to look into treatment for dental implants. But when the problems she faced started affecting her quality of life, she knew the time had come to do something.
She said: “I came to Guildhall Dental after a Google search and it turned out that Mr Hare, who appeared to be a highly qualified oral surgeon, was practising about a five minute walk from my house so it was the obvious answer.
My concerns about the treatment were the pain and the impact it would have on my life throughout the treatment. My concerns were allayed by the fact I had a consultation with Mr Hare at the beginning. It was very reassuring and he went through everything step by step. He sent me a very thorough itinerary of my options and I had space and time to think about what was best.
Assessment & Treatment
Two of Emily’s upper teeth were damaged. These teeth had to be removed and a temporary denture was used while the gums healed.
As Emily was a little anxious about the treatment she had the implants placed under intra-venous sedation. This involves a small injection, usually in the back of the hand, of a sedating drug that allows you to relax and takes away fears and anxieties. Using just two dental implants we were able to make Emily a bridge, supported by the dental implants, to replace four of her upper front teeth.
“My experience at Guildhall Dental has been excellent. Mr Hare and all of the staff have always been very supportive, very happy to help me when I was having the surgery, always happy to take calls if I was concerned about anything, come back and check up on anything I was concerned about. I couldn’t fault it.
“It has improved my quality of life significantly because I feel happier about laughing and smiling. I enjoy eating more and I don’t know if it’s mind over matter but food tastes better now that I haven’t got a plate. I feel much more comfortable now that I have got teeth I don’t feel ashamed of.”