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Ann Hart-Ives’ Story

Ann Hart-Ives, 67, Chippenham, Wiltshire

‘I had a denture for a couple of years and, to be honest, I didn’t really enjoy smiling because everyone could see the gold clips. Since I have had the dental implants, I have felt more confident and my friends have said that I smile more.’

Why Ann chose The Dental Implant Clinic

‘I was referred to The Dental Implant Clinic by my dentist. From the initial consultation, I was impressed how charming Jonathan was and I felt completely at ease as everything was explained to me clearly throughout my treatment.’

Background

Ann, a retired 67 year old from Chippenham, Wiltshire was referred to The Dental Implant Clinic as she disliked wearing a denture because it seemed a very large and uncomfortable replacement for just three missing teeth. Ann needed three implants on her upper left side with a sinus bone graft.

The Treatment

Ann’s treatment was in two phases. The first phase was to perform a sinus bone graft where by some extra bone was added to enable the implants to be well anchored.. The sinus bone graft needed six months to consolidate during which time Ann continued to wear her denture so that at no stage was she left with gaps. Ann said: ‘Although the thought of a sinus bone graft was quite daunting, I found it a completely painless experience.’

Ann kindly agreed to participate in Jonathan Schofield’s teaching course and the three implants were placed by a dentist under Jonathan’s supervision at The Dental Implant Clinic. Jonathan then went on to restore the implants, carefully placing the teeth on top and ensuring everything was cosmetically beautiful. After her treatment, Ann had three very firm implants and no longer has to wear a denture.

On completion of the treatment, Ann said: ‘I was surprised how easy and painless the whole process was. It was also very comforting to be treated by an expert who, along side all of the nurses, helped me through every step of the treatment.’