Case History 2
Mrs Z presented with failing crown and bridgework
replacing her upper back teeth. A denture had been provided which
Mrs Z found socially unacceptable. Mrs Z has now had the missing
teeth restored using 4 implants to replace 6 teeth.
Mrs Z says... "I have always
had problems with my teeth and in early 2004 my dentist could do
no more, and I could no longer live with the pain and gum infections.
The only answer was to remove the bridges and crowns and extract
most of the roots in my upper jaw. I was devastated.
At only 48 the prospect of virtually no upper
teeth and having to wear a denture filled me with horror. My confidence
was very low until my dentist referred me to Dr. David Fox to assess
the viability of dental implants. I was very anxious, but David
immediately put me at ease with his friendly manner. After a thorough
examination David concluded that he could place 4 implants resulting
in 6 teeth - a 3 unit bridge on either side. He gave me a comprehensive
treatment plan including costs and timeframes and I went home feeling
more optimistic. I had to seriously consider the costs involved,
but eventually concluded that the work wasn't cosmetic so much
as functional. I could live with a few wrinkles or cellulite, but
the ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence was crucial
So in April 2004 I had the remaining roots extracted
and a temporary denture fitted. Around 8 weeks later I returned
to have the 4 implants fitted. Naturally my mouth was sore for
a few days, but within 2 weeks David removed the last of the stitches
and I went off on holiday. Around 16 weeks later I had treatment
to prepare for the bridges. Just two weeks after that they were
fitted and I was able to wave goodbye to the denture once and for
all. Brilliant. I could now eat, speak and smile with confidence
again. Words alone cannot describe the elation which I felt.
I have now had my 'new smile' for nearly 6 months
and am still overjoyed with the end result. In my opinion David
is a true professional within his field and his job satisfaction
is his driving force. I felt that he personally shared my elation
with the end result and knew what a difference it was going to
make to my everyday life. Thank you so much David"