Eating a toffee resulted in Deborah loosing a crown and she was left with a gap
Having weighed up all the options she decided to go for an implant and hasn’t looked back since.
Deborah was suffering with gum disease (periodontitis) which was noted by her new dentist who referred in to Sarah Diedeich, our Periodontal Specialist. We cannot place implants on patients who have active issues such as this so she had a course of treatment and was noted to be stable once complete. Sadly she had to have one tooth removed as the level of disease was too much to successfully treat.
We often see overseas implant clinics, or some clinics that ‘rush’ the planning process and miss disease place implants before this type of disease is treated, which can allow for disastrous outcomes.
She was also on a medication that put her as increased risk with implant surgery, so the fact she was in the hands of experienced surgeons, who are qualified both as dentists and doctors helped with this management and care.
Assessment & treatment
Replacing just the single lower left molar tooth was a very simple procedure to go through, but with the above issues we had to make sure that this was done to an exceptional level (as we do for all of our patients). We also had to allow for the final implant crown to be really simple to clean – we just don’t want to get gum disease on implants. We really work hard with patients like this, making sure they are cleaning the implants and of course the remaining teeth to keep the risks as low as possible for the future.
A simple implant treatment with complexities that people with less experience do not always spot. As these were managed from the beginning, without cutting corners or cutting costs, this means Deborah can hope to have a long lasting result for both her implant and of course her remaining teeth. We will be monitoring exceptionally careful for any issues, and these can be treated very rapidly – this shows how follow up is such a critical part of the whole process.