A full dental and cosmetic makeover for a phobic patient
With a smile like hers that is so high and so proud we really had to get everything to be perfect in this extremely complex case. Everyone involved is simply delighted.
Claire presented to her own dentist Arvin Mirzedah, from Vitality Dental, with multiple problems and severe dental phobia. Arvin worked incredibly hard with her to get her to a place where she was able to accept simple treatments with no sedation, and was caring for her mouth to a high enough standard to allow implants to be placed.
She felt ashamed about her teeth but was too scared to do anything for such a long time. She had lost confidence in dentistry and the care she had received in the past. This meant she had not seen a dentist for some 15 years!
Assessment & Treatment
Arvin had done some of the complex planning and work up in this case, so when we saw her at The Implant Centre we were able to carry out a further detailed assessment to make sure her mouth was going to be healthy to receive implants. Arvin proceed rapidly with the remaining complex dental care, and so we could then move onto the implant treatment, which was sensible to do under sedation. This allowed us to do all the surgical treatment at a single session – efficiency is so important in cases such as this.
Claire had a temporary denture when she presented to us, and she was happy to continue to wear this during the short healing phase. She was a delight to treat, as so often dental phobic patients are, once they gain the confidence in the people who are looking after them to the highest possible standard.
Claire ended up with 9 implants from The Implant Centre, and these were all restored by the referring dentist Arvin Mirzedah. The implants all supported a single crown in all areas of her mouth except for 2 implants that were joined together as a bridge replacing 3 teeth. She also had multiple other crowns placed by her referring dentist Arvin.
The aesthetic outcome is exceptional. Perfect tissues, very natural crowns and an ideal bite. With a smile like this that is so high and so proud now we really had to get everything to be perfect in this extremely complex case. Everyone involved is simply delighted.