Pauline’s Story – Zygomatic Implants

Unfortunately, I have never had brilliant teeth- my first crown was at the age of 11 and first denture at the age of 12. My situation got worse when I was expecting, and I had 7 crowns- mostly caused by abscesses. I ended up with a full denture in my top teeth but then I had a cyst in my lower jaw and my teeth were beginning to deteriorate there too. My bad teeth were really affecting me – I always shied away from photos and hated going out to eat. I have three lovely grandchildren who I loved being with, but I didn’t like to smile with them.

With no real alternative other than another denture at my NHS dentist, I decided to look at All-on-4 treatment. I found a couple of names that seemed suitable and came across the gavinismydentist website and read some of their reviews. I plucked up the courage and booked a consultation.  

A scan detected that I didn’t have enough bone to have normal implants but instead that I could have Zygomatic implants in my cheekbones instead. There’s only a handful of surgeons who can perform this procedure and Richard Brookshaw is one of them so I’m so glad I came here. I also met with another patient at the practice who told me about her experience which was very reassuring. 

Apparently it was a long day of treatment, but Patrick the anaesthetist was marvellous, and I didn’t feel or remember a thing about it. There was a bit of swelling and bruising afterwards but with the prescribed medications there was no pain and I quickly recovered in a few days. I initially ate soft foods like pasta and rice for 4 months but now I am eating properly again. And with no denture at the top of my mouth I can taste and chew completely normally which is fantastic. My new teeth also feel like they are part of me. I can’t single out a specific person to praise as everyone at Solutions has been lovely from the Receptionists to the hygienists and the dentists. I would encourage anyone considering this treatment to go ahead and would be happy to tell them about my own experience in more detail if they ever needed to know more.

For more information about Zygomatic Implants or any of our other dental implants options, don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01925 756565. Our friendly reception team are waiting to help.


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