A picture snapped at a dance group’s farewell party to mark a friend’s departure to Jamaica showed more than what vivacious Norma Aston was expecting.
As the dancing stories were exchanged amongst members of the Uksalsafeet classes at Willenhall’s Chart Centre, the cameras and smart phones did their work.
But a single profile shot of Norma captured a different story to all the other photographs taken at that event.
“My teeth had been troublesome for years, but when I saw the photo and realised just how far forward my top teeth had moved I knew I had to get something done,” recalls Norma.
A patient of Denture Clinic principal Steven Burchell Dip CDT RCS(Eng), she suffered with an ill-fitting, lower denture.
Adds Norma: “I knew what I wanted and was already in my mind going down the implant route.”
With referrals in-house, Norma was seen by Dr Owain Rees BDS, DGDP (UK) DIP IMP DENT (UCL) and her treatment included intravenous sedation, the placing of six lower implants to support a removable over-denture and a traditional upper denture prescription.
She adds: ”I used to be self-conscious of my smile and was always careful how I smiled. Now I have all my confidence back.”