“I eventually had to have an X-ray so he could find where the needle was. That was me finished. I’d do anything to avoid the dentist from there on.”
In recent years Clive has had four denture relines to help the stability issues, but none provided a long-term solution.
Flashing his new smile and laughing heartily, Clive added: “Things were so bad that if I turned to the right my teeth would still be facing forward.
“I can’t stress how big a deal it was for me to get things sorted. I was terrified, so when I saw a piece in the paper about Steven Burchell and suction denture technology, I agreed to see him.”
Clive’s gum erosion was too severe for the suction system to work effectively and he decided to have implant-retained dentures.
“It’s the best money I’ve ever spent”
Clive recalls the procedure. “I was dreading the needle, but all I felt was a sensation of the implantologist rubbing on my gums.
“I asked: ‘When are you going to start?” I was shocked when he said he’d nearly finished the procedure. The job was done and I hadn’t felt a thing.”
Clive’s wife, Margaret, added: “It’s true! I was allowed to sit in with Clive. We were both treated excellently.”
Since having the implant-retained dentures, Clive has been able to bite into crispy apples and indulge himself with pork crackling.
“I can eat what I like. I feel comfortable and confident, it’s the best money I’ve ever spent and have recommended Steve to friends,” added Clive.