I needed dental implants or full time dentures but I was always afraid of the big decision. I had spent several years going round dentists...root canal treatments, one of my teeth had cracked, regular fillings and several tooth extractions. I had several teeth missing. I was all the time covering my mouth, as I could not smile without showing the big gapes over my upper gum. Lack of teeth made me feel Old, at the age of 43. My sister convinced me to visit the Dental Unit. I meet Dr Diacono, we spoke and we discussed my fears. My fear of dentures, which I was forced to use at that time and teeth that were shaped badly! I had several visits to the unit preparing for the implants. All the time Dr Diacono patiently reassuring me. We planed a date, an anesthetist was booked. Entering the Unit that morning I was met by the receptionist, this ladies gives you a very good feel when you enter the Unit, and always makes you welcome with a sincere smile.
The team was ready for me, sterile packs, everywhere scrubbed and clean....this was the day. A vein flow was sited, Dr Diacono asked me for my favorite singer and Elvis was the last voice I heard.
When I woke up I was wearing my temporary teeth. No More Dentures, no more gapes. I had my new teeth on! I left an hour after waking up, walking to the car.
Analgesia plans had been made ahead. I cannot say I was pain free, but I was prepared. My face was swollen, and bruised, I felt like a boxer after a good match. I still managed to eat and chew.
Three months later I got my new set of teeth, with the colour and shape I had chosen. And my face looks great. It looks the same, no it looks better. Now I can freely smile. No need to cover my face any more. Its an expense that I am seriously considering of repeating on my lower jaw without any fear. At the clinic you are treated like family, and to be honest ..... I miss you! You are a great team!
The clinic was chosen because of the good reviews I had read, even though at the time nothing was going to convince me to have all my teeth extracted at one go. I feel like visiting friends and not worry about the pain when going to a dentist. Making appointments is quiet easy. The chirpy receptionist reminds you the day before of the appointment. Everyone makes you feel at home. The place is clean and very professional. Thank you guys, you made my dream come true!
Treated By: Mark S Diacono RGN,BChD Hons(Leeds),FDS