Why I started
All of my life I had hated the dentist, only ever attended in pain and yes, I’d been stupid and always asked to just ‘pull it out’.
How would I regret it later? At the age of 45, I had a high power job, socially I had a very demanding job and had the added problem of a denture and teeth that just didn’t match my personality.
After lots of market research, I shopped around but as soon as I walked into the APT office, I knew this would be the place I was going to receive my treatment. The dentist was so competent, confident that I decided after two thorough visits, consultants and discussion I was ready to proceed.
The procedure I did choose to have was sedation. A procedure where I simply felt tired, relaxed and all by placing a small injection into the back of my hand- pure bliss.
The overall treatment was to last 6 months – I was to have dental implants in my lower jaw and replace my crown work on the upper.
I have to admit this was the treatment I was most apprehensive about even after sedation. After the procedure I did feel tender, had swelling but after two days I was back to work.
The dentist had simply placed four small titanium screws into my lower jaw and onto these to these he would place my new teeth. Simply they replaced the roots. Whilst the bone was to stick to the implants he started on the upper ones which had been placed years ago
The procedure involved drilling of my old crowns which was so much more simpler than I had ever expected.
My temporaries looked beautiful as Dr Broughton had already added length which gave me a beautiful full lip and two weeks later the results were even better.
Take a look at the photographs – I can’t believe it and I have the before and after pictures on my desk for everyone to see. I simply can’t believe it.
I left it far too long. Yes, I have sedation for my treatment but I enjoy visiting now. My smile has transformed my face, I have a much fuller lip, my jowls have disappeared and I’ve got a much different outlook on dentists thanks to Dr Broughton, APt and his staff.
Dental implants are the idea solution to replace missing teeth. With advancements in technology, same day teeth are now available that can completely transform peoples lives. Implants can be used to replace single teeth, full dentures or even partial dentures.
It is important that a thorough assessment of bone levels, medical history and past dental history is obtained. The procedure is a surgical procedure but is forever evolving with minimal discomfort to the patient.
With Caroline, combining implants, crowns and bridgework completely rejuvenated her smile, her facial appearance and changed her whole outlook on dentistry. Dentistry is changing – advances in technique enlighten the whole experience and yes most of our patients smile!