Here are just some of the many patients we have successfully treated with dental implants. Their stories range from a simple, single tooth replacement to much more complex cases. We are very grateful to them for giving us permission to share their experiences with you.
You can either watch this short montage or the individual patient stories below.
Jane – single implant patient
Jean – ‘Teeth in a day’ patient
The major concern for Jean was what would she have whilst the treatment was on going as no-one had ever seen her without her denture in.
Jean had a detailed CT scan which showed our surgeon where to place the dental implants to give us the best result. The surgery was scheduled, Jean had local anaesthetic combined with intravenous conscious sedation, and the implants were placed. The dental technician from Smile Design then attends the surgery and processes the temporary restoration which allows it to be screwed on to the dental implants.
This temporary restoration is worn for 12 weeks to allows the gums to heal and the implants to integrate, during this period we ask the patients to eat a soft diet.
After three months the temporary restoration is replaced for a fixed custom-made restoration with is much stronger than the initial temporary and the patient can return to eating normally.
Roger – ‘Teeth in a day’ patient
As a keen amateur dramatic it was important for Roger to have a fixed restoration at all times. Roger was an ideal candidate for the “teeth in a day” procedure and we discussed this for approximately 3 years before Roger proceeded with the proposed treatment.
Four implants were placed using local anaesthetic combined with a small amount of intravenous conscious sedation. Our expert technician, Kirk Wyatt from Smile Design in Maidstone, attended the surgery and constructed a temporary bridge which was immediately attached onto the implants so he could leave on the same day with fixed teeth.
Mary – multiple teeth implant patient
Three months later the implants were uncovered, impressions were taken and sent to Smile Design Dental Laboratory near Maidstone. The specialist laboratory made a new custom-made porcelain bridge which was then permanently cemented on to the implants.
Kay – multiple teeth implant patient
At Gallions Reach Dental Clinic our patients are our priority, thus we were more than happy to help Kay and for us to fit in around her rather than the other way around.
Two months after the teeth were removed two implants were placed using just local anaesthetic. There had been some damage to the bone so this was repaired at the same time as the implants were placed using a synthetic bone material.
Four months after the surgery we constructed a new bridge and placed a porcelain veneer on an adjacent tooth to complete the transition from failing bridge to a fixed sparkling smile.