As one of the team at The Implant Centre, Emma got to experience having a dental implant herself – and it proved to be a very satisfactory experience.
Before heading off to do a ski season in The Alpes, Emma wanted to sort out her troublesome molar once and for all.
Emma was one of the nurses who worked at the centre, so when she was having problems with one of her molar teeth, she knew the best option would be to replace the tooth with a dental implant.
Assessment & Treatment
Emma had a filling in her lower right molar tooth which was starting to break down and become sensitive to cold. The tooth was refilled twice and she was given the option to have a root-canal filling with a crown. Due to the size of the filling, there was not going to be enough tooth to place the crown without the risk of the tooth breaking in the future. Emma was very keen to have a long-term solution and decided to have the tooth extracted and an implant placed. Being in her thirties, she wanted an option which was going to last her many years.
The tooth was extracted and allowed to heal for twelve weeks before implant placement. The implant was placed at the back of her mouth, so she opted not to have a temporary tooth as it was not in her smile line. Once the implant successfully integrated, her new implant crown was made and now looks and feels like her natural teeth.
A few months after having her molar tooth extracted, Emma now has a fully functional tooth to eat on that looks like her natural tooth.
‘Having been a dental nurse for eight years, it was fascinating to have a dental implant myself.’