This patient presented with hereditary gum disease, rendering her upper teeth beyond treatment. A temporary bridge was employed for a 3-month period, after which time a titanium bridge and porcelain veneers were fitted.

My confidence was very low – I would hardly smile or wear lipstick. That sounds so vain but I didn’t wish to draw attention to my mouth. My teeth were in a bad way which meant I had a limited diet, often choosing softer food options as I was terrified something more substantial would damage them further.

When I first met Richard he put me at ease straight away – he was extremely knowledgeable and gave me all the facts. I can honestly say at no point did I feel any pain. The best thing was after the four and a half hour operation I left with temporary implants – no dentures. When my friends picked me up to take me home we took photos and sent them to family and friends, and the response was brilliant. I felt like my life was going to get back on track.

I would highly recommend Richard and his team. His constant care is second to none – he is a true expert in his field and will strive to get you the results you want. My only regret is I didn’t have the courage to do this sooner. I would definitely urge anyone to book a consultation and find out what their options are – what’s the worst that can happen?