This was from the very first series that dentistry was featured in the Embarrassing Bodies program.
The case featured Lynn – a really lovely girl who’d had a seriously tough time with her teeth. Although self inflicted, she was desperate to change her ways and get her dental health back on track.
Her problem: Extreme tooth decay resulting in missing and broken teeth.
The solution: Dental implants.
Years of poor oral hygiene, excessive fizzy drink consumption and smoking had played havoc with Lynn’s teeth and gums. In fact, many of her teeth had been reduced to stumps by decay resulting from up to 12 acidic drinks a day.
Lynn was upset and embarrassed by the condition of her teeth, she no longer wanted to go to the shops, drop her children at school or socialise with friends – all because she did not want to smile. The situation was starting to give her physiological problems and needed urgent attention; luckily the TV show came at exactly the right time.
The solution I provided Lynn was for her upper teeth to be replaced by implants using a treatment called All-on-4. This procedure used specially angled implants allowing only 4 implants to support a whole new set of upper teeth. Even better is that, in some cases, the teeth are removed, implants placed AND the new teeth fitted ALL IN ONE DAY!! Lynn left with her smile restored and confidence back to an all time high.
As you can see in the video, Lynn feels like a new person and this was some of the most rewarding dentistry I have done for years! It was a great introduction to what was expected from my role as the Embarrassing Bodies Dentist!