When Stuart McDonough accidentally damaged an upper front tooth, he had no idea it would leave him with long-term problems. He developed an abscess as a result and eventually had to have root canal treatment.
Stuart explains, “My dentist placed a dental post to stabilise the tooth. However, the post repeatedly snapped off. I couldn’t bite anything hard and had to chop up apples in order to eat them. I couldn’t be sure if the post would remain in place when I was eating. I even had the experience of it falling out whilst giving an after-dinner speech!”
Stuart became exasperated when his fourth dental post snapped off at gum level. He was living in Glastonbury at the time and contacted local implant dentist James Main. Stuart did not want a denture, which he associated with old age. James recommended placing a dental implant as the best option, both functionally and aesthetically.
Dr Main removed the remainder of the tooth and replaced it with a dental implant and crown. “James was brilliant,” enthuses Stuart. “The procedure was painless,” he adds.
Stuart says, “I can now smile and show my teeth without feeling self-conscious. The implant looks and feels no different to my own teeth. I forget that it is there most of the time. It has restored my confidence and was well worth the investment.”Previous