“I have had a real fear of dentists from when I was younger and unfortunately due to personal circumstances I ended up neglecting my teeth. I hadn’t smiled for over 20 years until I met Tush. He is just the most amazing dentist. Words cannot express what he has done for me. He has restored my confidence but most importantly he has completely taken away my fear of dentists. I felt so comfortable during the entire implant procedure, even the anaesthetic needles were bearable because he used topical cream. There was mild soreness for a day but I had none of the pain that I was so dreading. A few months later the bridges and crowns were put in and I was in tears when I saw the results. I cannot thank the team at Zero Seven enough”.
I am just writing to say how impressed I am with my implant. I was very anxious about the pain I might experience but I had complete trust in you and you re-assured me. As it happens, the pain was minimal and easily dealt with by a couple of pain killers. I was particularly impressed that you gave me your mobile number over that week end, even though you were going on holiday. I did not need to call you, but again, it was very re-assuring.
2 years on and my implant is just like my other teeth – I have had no trouble with it at all, so thank you very much.
THE IMPLANT EXPERIENCE
“I’ve always been unlucky with my teeth, and I’ve had countless treatments (including crowns, root canal treatments, extractions and a bridge) over the years while living in Scotland. Shortly after I moved to London last autumn, my bridge snapped off, and the only option was to replace it with an implant. I’d thought I was a pretty seasoned dental patient but, to be honest, the word ‘implant’ filled me with dread! My fears were primarily these:
• The nature of the treatment (don’t they have to drill posts into your jawbone?! Will it be painful?)
• Vanity (would I be left with obvious and unattractive temporary ‘teeth’ until the final implant crowns could be fitted, 4 months later?)
• Cost (how on earth could I pay for this treatment?)
At this point, I hadn’t actually registered with a dentist in London, but had seen two other dentists during the course of my emergency treatments (the bridge and another crown falling off). While both dentists were undoubtedly professional, the first had a very serious and depressing bedside manner, while the second didn’t seem to understand the concept of affordability (mind you, he was based in Canary Wharf, and I assume for most of his patients this wasn’t an issue. But it was for me!).
Then I met Tush. He had been recommended to me by two trusted friends and colleagues, and I can honestly say I have never looked back. After assessing me, Tush agreed that I needed an implant to replace the bridge, and he also recommended another implant to fill a gap on the other side of my mouth. My first panic was about cost, but I was pleasantly surprised not only with the quotation, but also I was offered (and took) the option to join the practice and get a further 20% discount off the treatment. With this and a financial plan to spread the payments, I was ready to go ahead. Phew.
Tush then explained exactly how the treatment would progress: firstly, the insertion of the posts and fitting of temporary crowns; we would then wait for about 4 months to ensure that the implant posts had fused properly with the bone, and then the permanent crowns would be fitted. It all sounded rather invasive and slightly nerve-racking, but Tush put me at ease from the outset.
The first appointment (to actually insert the implant posts into my jawbone) was set for the following day. Although I was slightly apprehensive, as soon as I was in the chair Tush and his team made me feel so comfortable, I relaxed completely. The posts are inserted under local anaesthetic (plus Tush had prescribed me a mild sedative, which also helped), and although I could feel vibration, it wasn’t at all uncomfortable, and certainly not painful in the slightest. Tush had taken impressions before starting, and while the implant surgery was being completed, the clever machine in the other room (yes, on site!) was busy constructing temporary crowns – this was brilliant, as it meant I had perfectly sturdy and cosmetically attractive temporary ‘teeth’ throughout my 4-month wait for the permanent crowns. In fact, I had absolutely no issues at all with the temporary crowns, and ZeroSeven had to contact me in April to remind me that I needed to come back in for the permanent ones!
So, all it took was a couple of visits this May: one to take impressions again so that the external lab could construct the permanent crowns, and the other (only a week or two later) to fit them over the implanted posts. Although I’ve been cautious in the three weeks since the crowns were fitted, I feel so confident that my new implants will be with me for many years to come!
I can’t recommend Tush and his team highly enough, and would urge anyone considering implant surgery to pop into Zero Seven for a chat – it really is perfectly straightforward, and not at all daunting, in their brilliantly-professional (not to mention very friendly and relaxing!) hands”.
Mo Gillespie, 20th June 2014
“I first considered teeth implants when I realised that I was going to lose my bottom two front teeth. I definitely did not want to have false teeth or a plate. My son-in-law told me his dentist in London undertook implants, so I made an appointment to see Dr Enaker. This was in 2010.
I have osteoporosis and at the time was approaching 70 years of age, so was not certain he would consider me a suitable candidate for implants. However, Dr Enaker talked me through the whole process and took a number of x-rays. These confirmed that the bone structure in my jaws would be strong enough for implants.
I had one solitary tooth in my top right jaw, with gaps either side, as well as the two loose front teeth. It was agreed that Dr Enaker would deal with the top right jaw first where both the solitary tooth and one other needed to be removed. I was told to ensure someone would be able to accompany me home after the procedure.
The due date arrived and the procedure was explained to me again. Great care was taken to ensure everything was completely sterile, including brushing the inside of my mouth, tongue, teeth and gums. I was then given an anaesthetic and knew nothing more until I came round, to be told all had gone well. The implants were in and I was given medication to reduce any swelling etc. There was absolutely no pain. I returned a number of weeks later for a check-up and once Dr Enaker was happy the implants were successful, the actual teeth were attached to the implants. I did not experience any pain or discomfort either after the implants or when the teeth were attached.
This process was repeated for the bottom two front teeth, although this time I did require some stitches in the gum. However this was not a problem and once again everything went smoothly”.
My last two implants were in 2013, when I needed a top left tooth removed and decided to have it replaced with two implants, as there was a gap next to the tooth to be removed. This time I was awake throughout the procedure, but again there was no problem or pain.
I now have eight teeth through the implant procedure, whereas without it I would have false teeth top and bottom.
I have been absolutely delighted with the results, although Dr Enaker impressed on me that I must still look after them as though they were real teeth.