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Dental implants have restored my self-confidence

Dental implants have restored my self-confidence

Richard Bowditch owns and runs a livery yard with his wife. Over several decades he had lost many of his own teeth and wore dentures to replace them. Richard was not happy with his dentures. He explains, “Recently, they had become unreliable. I didn’t feel confident eating and had to check that they were fixed with adhesive every time I had a meal.”

Richard told his regular dentist, Dr Julien Zimmermann, how he felt. Dr Zimmermann suggested having a free non-clinical consultation with Dr James Main to discuss the option of dental implants. Following the consultation, Richard decided to proceed with dental implant treatment. Dr Main placed four implants each in Richard’s top and bottom jaws. Upper and lower implant-supported bridges were added once the implants had bonded with the jawbone.

Richard comments, “The implants are like my own teeth. I no longer have to worry about going to the bathroom during mealtimes to check whether they are loose. I now just sit down to eat, confident that my new ‘teeth’ won’t move.” He adds, “I still have to look after them and visit the dentist regularly but I am glad I had them done; it was worth it. I am very pleased with the appearance of the implants. They are straight and even and have restored my self-confidence. Best of all, I know I will never have toothache again!”