Having put up with a denture for years Susan hasn’t looked back since having her implants placed.
Susan was referred by her dentist Dr Satnan Louis in East Preston to find out if she could benefit from implants to fill the gap at the back of her mouth, where she had two teeth extracted many years ago. She was wearing a metal denture (plate) to replace these teeth which she wasn’t getting along with as it was uncomfortable and moved when chewing. She really needed a secure solution she didn’t have to take out at night before the Christmas period.
Assessment & treatment
Through careful planning we were able to determine she was a suitable candidate and had enough space to place two implants to support two implant crowns giving her a long lasting biting platform at the back of her mouth. There was limited bone shown by the detailed CT scan, but this was safe to place implants with the skilled surgery of Alan Wilson keeping clear of the nerve in this region using short implants and techniques.
Two implants were placed successfully and buried under the gum as she didn’t require temporary teeth during the period of healing. 10 weeks after her surgery the implants were uncovered and checked to ensure everything was ready to begin the process of manufacturing her two implant crowns using our specialist implant laboratory on site.
Susan had her two back molars for Christmas just as she wanted so she was able to enjoy the festive time without the discomfort she once knew.
I wish I’d had my implants a lot earlier because having a denture made me feel really old.