Dental implants – Jeff’s story
Dental Confidence has been fitting dental implants for over 10 years. Dr Peter Sanders, Lead Dentist at the practice explained, “I love to help people get their smile and confidence back. Implants offer a long-term solution to missing or failing teeth and they look natural, so for many people they provide a smile transformation, which not only gives them their smile back, but can have health benefits too.”
Jeff Greenleaf, 78 from Winchester, is one of many patients who has had dental implants fitted by Peter at Dental Confidence. We asked Jeff some questions about his dental implant treatment and overall experience at Dental Confidence.
What dental issues were you experiencing before you came to Dental Confidence?
“Many years ago, I had a back tooth removed. It was a very difficult extraction and as a result, some of the root of this tooth remained. I was told that these would eventually dissolve and that it wasn’t a problem, so, I didn’t think anymore about it. Then in May 2019, I had an abscess in the adjacent tooth and discovered I had an infection under the root canal. A root canal specialist explained that it was cracked down to the bottom of the root and therefore irreparable.
“Because my wisdom teeth had been removed, I already had little for my top teeth to bite down upon on the right side, and so I had been forced to chew on the other side of my mouth. Another gap would have made this significantly more difficult, and I knew implants would be the best solution.”
What made you choose Dental Confidence?
“When I returned to my general dentist, they referred me to Dr Peter Sanders. My wife already had implants placed with Dr Sanders the year before and spoke very highly of Peter. She was very impressed with the end result and the lack of pain throughout the procedure, so I was confident. Of course, I knew nothing of implants, but Peter sent me a plan of what he proposed to do with descriptive leaflets. He explained every step of the process.”