From a bridge to implants – a testimonial – Glastonbury

9th March 2019 | Posted by: SpaDental Administrator


dental implant assessment on an older patient in the surgery

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“It was fantastic!” Enthusiasm and kind words from a patient, appreciating the skill of dental surgeon James Main. Instead of restoring a dental bridge, the patient opted to have implants placed.

No other dentist in the land I would ever trust

“During a Saturday in November a front bridge broke and I was unable to get through to my own dentist. My wife phoned Denplan’s emergency phone number and she was given James’ phone number. Later that morning I received a phone call from James who would see me and could I went straight away.

James came to the point immediately. Unless I did something quickly I would end up wearing dentures. He explained that my teeth had not been maintained to a good standard and the dental work that had been conducted in the past had also caused additional problems.

For me it was an educational process. James explained step by step what was required. He would start work on the right side of my mouth first as this was where I needed implants to address the broken bridge. Everything was explained to me, even how to look after my teeth.

The big day, the start of the surgery was in February. Isn’t everyone apprehensive about going to the Dentist? Well, I certainly was, but I need not have worried. Although I was in the chair for over four hours. James was reassuring, gentle and took me slowly through each step.

Today I have almost completed the work on the right side of my mouth. The most tremendous experience was when James asked me to look in the mirror and smile after he had fitted the implants and crowns that were required. It was fantastic, no more putting my hand in front of my mouth. I could smile with confidence again.

I have now to embark on the left hand side of my mouth. It will mean sacrifice, but be assured there is no other dentist in the land I would ever trust as I do James. His system is really simple. He does what he says he is going to do, and does it to an extremely high standard.

I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to all the team at the practice. They were always there to reassure, help and to give the highest level of patient care.

My thanks to you all.”

A note of caution

Dental implant steps shown by diagram of implant, abuttment and crown, set in gum and compared to a real tooth.
Implants are the nearest modern alternative to having your own teeth back. It’s because they are stable and fixed that patients with missing teeth opt to have implants placed. But they’re not for everyone.

During an initial consultation at SpaDental Glastonbury, James Main will assess your mouth to see if you are a viable implant patient. Only a thorough check by a dentist will help you to ascertain if implants are the right solution for you.

The next step? Get in touch!


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