In recent years Clive has had four denture relines to help the stability issues, but none provided a long-term solution.
Flashing his new smile and laughing heartily, Clive added: “Things were so bad that if I turned to the right my teeth would still be facing forward.
“I can’t stress how big a deal it was for me to get things sorted. I was terrified, so when I saw a piece in the paper about Steven Burchell and suction denture technology, I agreed to see him.”
Clive’s gum erosion was too severe for the suction system to work effectively and he decided to have implant-retained dentures.
He was referred by Mr Burchell CDT RCS (Eng), to implant dentist John Pugh BDS MSc(implant dentistry).
Clive recalls the procedure. “I was dreading the needle, but all I felt was a sensation of the implantologist rubbing on my gums.
“I asked: ‘When are you going to start?” I was shocked when he said he’d nearly finished the procedure. The job was done and I hadn’t felt a thing.”
Clive’s wife, Margaret, added: “It’s true! I was allowed to sit in with Clive. We were both treated excellently.”
Since having the implant-retained dentures, Clive has been able to bight into crispy apples and indulge himself with pork crackling.
“I can eat what I like. I feel comfortable and confident, it’s the best money I’ve ever spent and have recommended Steve to friends,” added Clive.