I was told by my dentist that my upper bridge would have to be replaced with a denture or implants. I had an assessment for implants which was too expensive for me and resigned myself to an upper denture. I decided to check the cost overseas and contacted the clinic of Dr. Karim.
The response was fast and they were prepared to discuss all my concerns and give me a detailed quote, which in my case depended on the amount of bone augmentation needed. On arrival, I was met by their English speaking rep and taken to meet the dentist who was playing golf. He arranged there and then for me to have a cone scan that afternoon and met me at the clinic afterward. As my dentist in the UK had stated, I needed bone augmentation all around the top jaw and because of the extent of this he advised a general anesthetic and a stay at a local private clinic. He arranged a consultation with a maxillofacial surgeon the next day and an overnight stay at a private clinic was arranged for the day after.
I was taken to all the appointments and returned to my hotel by the English speaking rep Walid. I had a private room at the clinic, had an ECG and chest x-ray and then the procedure performed by the maxillofacial surgeon. The private clinic was spotless and highly efficient and I was on an antibiotic drip and monitored through the night. I was visited after surgery by the dentist, the surgeon, the rep, and, a nice touch, one of the receptionists from the clinic.
The rep arranged the discharge medication of antibiotics and paracetamol and mouthwash and returned me to my hotel the next morning. I had a check-up 24 hours later and everyone was very pleased. I had stitches all along my upper gums but little discomfort. I was seen again by Dr. Karim a few days later and fitted for a temporary denture.
It is now 2 weeks since the surgery and I am healing well. I have to wait for 6 months for the mouth to settle before having the implants and then they will have to settle before the final visit to fit the fixed a bridge on the 9 implants to replace all the teeth 14 in total. The initial quote has remained the same and I am paying a third on each visit.
Because of the amount of work that I knew I needed doing I was very anxious beforehand, however, my experience was very positive. I am very impressed so far with Dr. Karim and his team and have no hesitation in highly recommending them to others. I will continue the review after my second and third sessions. I only gave 4 stars because I am, part way through the treatment - watch this space.