and now has 4 perfect new teeth which are allowing her to enjoy food once again without the stress and concern of dentures or gaps
Lucinda told us she was a dental phobic and indeed scored the highest marks on the Dental Anxiety Scale we use to define if patients would benefit from sedation for treatment.
She was missing a few teeth and hated the denture she had struggled with; stopping her tasting food so well, trouble with cleaning and eating with this in place, let alone the discomfort it caused. Her dentist said there was no other option apart from gaps, a denture or of course the ideal solution for implants.
Assessment & treatment
We carefully assessed the health of her remaining teeth and gums and she was deemed to be an ideal candidate to have dental implants safely. The only decisions were about how to go about treatment for someone who is understandably nervous from bad experiences as a child with dentistry. She really could not cope with the idea of any injections.
Her dentist, Ken Hall in Pulborough, organised for Lucinda to have sedation for him to remove the few failing teeth, and once healed we then placed the implants at The Implant Centre under intravenous sedation. She tells us she remembers nothing about the surgical treatment which involved placing 4 implants into the upper and lower jaw.
No further injections were needed at any stage of future treatments, and so no further sedation sessions were required. This is due to the techniques used at The Implant Centre to ensure the most efficient and ideal implant protocols available.
A few months later 4 new crowns were fitted and checked to make sure of the ideal outcome.
Lucinda has 4 perfect new teeth which are allowing her to enjoy food once again without the stress and concern of dentures or gaps. She is delighted with the care and attention she received both from her own dentist and the extensive team at the implant centre – from implant surgeon, restorative specialist, sedation doctor, the laboratory team and the nursing and administration support staff.