Eileen’s teeth were a constant worry and embarrassment to her.
This is her story.
After a detailed assessment, we offered Eileen the complete and painless solution of having a full set of upper teeth fixed on implants. She decided to proceed and we completed the operation in a single day. Now, with a new lease of life, Eileen cannot stop smiling.
Eileen had been suffering with a long history of dental problems. Although she kept her mouth very clean, with daily brushing and regular hygienist visits, she was one of the unfortunate people to be susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease. The effects of the disease caused many of her teeth to become loose and gave her a bad taste in her mouth. She was concerned about the appearance of her teeth and always had to speak with her hand in front of her mouth.
Assessment & Treatment
Eileen first came to see our specialist periodontist, Sarah Diederich, to see if periodontal treatment could help her gum disease. After careful assessment, Sarah recommended Eileen meet with one of our implant surgeons to see whether she could have a longer-lasting solution with implant treatment.
Guy Barwell, one of our implant surgeons, advised that with periodontal treatment we could save the teeth in the lower arch, but that the teeth in the upper arch were best removed and replaced with a full-arch dental implant bridge, once the infection that was present had cleared.
On the day of her surgery, we extracted all her remaining upper teeth and placed four implants. Our on-site laboratory constructed her a temporary bridge so she could leave the same day with new teeth. From this moment on, Eileen could not stop smiling. Over the following weeks, we reviewed Eileen during the healing phase before making her final permanent bridge.
Eileen now has a full set of upper teeth that are not loose or make her feel self-conscious when she speaks. The bad taste she had lived with for such a long time has now gone, and she is able to eat anything she likes. The most important thing is that she can now smile with confidence without having to cover her mouth with her hand.