Yvonne can dance again with a big smile on her face!
Having experienced a number of problems with her existing implants Yvonne was just happy to be problem free.
Yvonne contacted us having been partly treated by another implant dentist – she had found us directly noting that we specialise in care of implant cases that have not gone according to plan elsewhere. She was unhappy with how things were progressing and wanted us to resolve the issues she had. There were already some implants in place so this was a most complex situation, needing great care to ensure we could help. She was still wearing a denture over the implants that she had and this was loose and uncomfortable.
Unfortunately she was not happy with the new teeth that were offered at the previous clinic, we had to embark on detailed planning at the highest level. She had lost her teeth from gum disease, and in the upper jaw had a few teeth remaining and 4 implants in place. These implants were visible when she smiled, and while secure the positioning and previous planning had issues.
Assessment & treatment
Yvonne went through a great deal more planning and discussion than most cases, because she had lost faith in what dental implants could offer at this stage. We tried to work with the implants that she had, allowing us to demonstrate what could be done with some lab work designs. She felt that this was not an outcome that gave an adequate solution, and so wanted the implants removed.
We then were able to plan a new set of upper implants, also involving removal of the remaining few upper teeth. This was carried out with sedation as she was now a nervous patient, and she coped with everything so easily because of this. The same day the new temporary bridge was fitted onto the implants, allowing her to discard the denture she was struggling with. This is truly the pinnacle of dental implant treatment, and is a joy to carry out – especially when we experience the patients reactions at the end of the day and in the following weeks.
3 months later we then made a new, definitive implant bridge for her, with some subtle changes that improved the aesthetics, comfort and function even further for her.
We now have a most delightful lady, with a quite spectacular outcome that we are all so proud about. She is so excited and is someone who is so enthusiastic at every review appointment that this makes all the time and detail that has gone into her case all worthwhile. We have certainly reclaimed her confidence in how successful implants can be when carried out at The Implant Centre.