Of course, they’d have to find a restaurant with a menu offering something I could chew,” Jacky says.
Jacky, suffered with periodontal (gum) disease for decades. “I was informed by my family dentist I would experience dental issues throughout my life.
“At one point I was attending the dentists every three months to try and control the problems, but no matter how I tried, as the years passed I lost more and more teeth,” she recalls.
Jacky’s confidence plummeted so badly she would walk her dog at 5am to avoid meeting people. “By my mid-50s the erosion on my confidence was as severe as the erosion on my gums,” she says,
Now, with four implants retaining an upper overdenture and a partial lower traditional prosthetic, she’s thrilled with her new smile.
“No-one would ever know they are not my natural teeth. Out with my dog, I can now speak to people and ask ‘what sort of dog have you got on your lead?’”
Jacky, who recently renovated her newly-purchased bungalow, adds: “Everything was finished except a makeover of the front garden. I could have paid to have it done, but decided to invest in my teeth. It was no good having a front garden when you have no front teeth.”
The surgery was carried out by North Street’s implant dentist Owain Rees BDS DGDP (UK) Dip Imp Dent (UCL) GDC 61576.
Summing up her experience Jacky concluded: “I wake up feeling remarkably good, my jaw sore from all the smiling. I came for an initial consultation with Steven [practice principal Steven Burchell Dip CDT RCS Eng GDC 108353] and I could hardly lift my head up.
“Now look at me!”