Imagine what it would be like to worry every day about the risk that one of your teeth will fall out. This was the daily life of 50-year-old Eliane. With a dental implant, she got rid of her problems and rediscovered quality of life.
“The implant has really solved my problem in a simple and permanent way,” says Eliane.
The story of 50-year-old Eliane is not unique
The problems she faced are similar to the situation of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Eliane lives in Paris, France, and works as an industrial project manager at a laboratory in Paris—an occupation that requires a lot of daily contact and interaction with people. For some time, Eliane had a post-crown that became loose on a regular basis. One day when she was in a meeting with colleagues, her tooth fell out. She really felt very embarrassed and had had enough. “I made an emergency call to my dentist. I could not continue to live with the risk of losing my tooth,” she says.
For Eliane, there were two solutions available: a bridge or a dental implant. Her dentist recommended a dental implant, as this would avoid damage to her neighboring, healthy teeth. She put her trust in her dentist and went online to find out about the quality of the ASTRA TECH Implant System from Dentsply Sirona Implants, that he had talked to her about.
The first visit
At her first visit, Eliane had the tooth and root extracted under local anesthesia. Then the implant was placed and a temporary crown attached. Eliane returned to work the next morning and she immediately rediscovered a quality of life that she had truly missed for a long time. “This type of procedure requires local anesthesia so it’s not painful and I was able to go back to work the next day. It was a great feeling,” says Eliane. Her permanent crown was inserted during the second session a few days later. “My only regret is that I did not do it sooner! My implant tooth is like a real tooth: no one notices it, I don’t feel it, and I can talk, eat, laugh and smile with confidence. I no longer worry about my crown falling out.”
Getting her smile back
It’s been six years now since she got the implant. Eliane visits her dentist regularly for follow-up and monitoring to make sure that everything is going well. She and her dentist are both happy with the results. “With the OsseoSpeed implant from Dentsply Sirona Implants, my dentist has truly solved my problem simply and permanently.” Thanks to her dental implant, Eliane has her smile back and can confidently work as a team member at the laboratory.
“I have rediscovered quality of life. I recommend everybody that has the same problems as I had to learn about and ask their dentist about dental implants.”