“If I went out for a meal – I eventually gave up going out to restaurants – I’d have to get up from the table two or three times to go to the ladies to replace the glue. It was that bad.
“If my husband wanted to go out for something to eat, I’d say ‘let’s stay at home and I’ll cook something nice’,” she says.
A youthful 70-something-year-old, Jacqueline, an avid Westerners’ re-enactment fan, has finally resolved the life-long problems that compromised spontaneity, diet and her smile.
Five years ago she read an article in her local newspaper about the work of Steven Burchell Dip CDT RCS(Eng) GDC108353, principal of both North Street Dental and Implant Clinic and the Denture Clinic.
The article focussed on stabilising dentures with implants. “It offered me hope that something could be done to help and I kept the article all this time until I had the money to get my teeth fixed,” she recalls.
Husband John adds: “It was a good decision and worth every penny.”
After an initial consultation with Steven, an appointment was made with practice implant dentist Dr Owain Rees BDS, DGDP (UK) Dip Imp Dent (UCL) GDC 61575.
Traditional, high quality upper dentures were prescribed along with a removable lower over-denture, stabilised on two implants.
The results have been transforming. “They are the best teeth I’ve had in the whole of my life. The lower teeth are clicked on to the implants and the top fit perfectly,” says Jacqueline.
Free from her denture adhesive, Jacqueline celebrated having her new teeth with a restaurant meal. “I had steak,” she recalls. Her experience with the clinic? “Every member of staff was lovely. They were all so very kind,” she adds.
And Jacqueline’s teeth? “When I first saw them I cried, they were just so natural looking and I can eat anything now.”