This patient had developed gum disease in her late thirties, caused in part by smoking since the age of fourteen. This condition could not be successfully treated. Following extraction of her top teeth, instead of wearing a traditional denture, six implants were placed and a fixed bridge attached.
I feel great. Before I wouldn’t smile because of my teeth and I think people didn’t realise I was a happy positive person inside. I felt very comfortable when I went to see Richard and even though I was having an operation I wasn’t worried at any stage because I had full confidence. It was relaxed, I didn’t feel rushed and that made me feel comfortable. The difference is amazing. I can eat properly and I’ve even lost weight because I can now eat fruit. I am a happy, positive and smiley person and finally I can show how I really feel.