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Dental Implants for Missing Teeth – Dr. Matiasevich – Santa Cruz Dentist

Definitely. I will do it again if I have to.

[Laughter]

Speaker 1: All right. Well, Thelma, when you first came in can you describe to me what was going on in your mouth?

Thelma: Well, first I had one missing tooth in this side and two missing on this side and it was very difficult to chew especially. But this side has had practically no more [inaudible] on my side. And I was missing one on this side so i was trying to find answers to those problems.

Speaker 1: Okay, yeah. Because you couldn’t chew on one side and it was hard to chew on the other one so you were kind of stuck with not much to chew on.

Thelma: Exactly.

Speaker 1: Well, why did you decide on implants instead of something else?

Thelma: Well, after a few research, people recommended that as a more permanent solution to my problems. And I started trying with this one and it worked out great. And the dentist did a great job. So I said okay if that works fine then I can have the other two taken care of and forget about my problems.

Speaker 1: Okay good, good. Well, with the one that we put in there first did you have any problems keeping it clean or…

Thelma: No, no, no. No problems at all. It was very easy to clean.

Speaker 1: You get to pretty much take care of it like another tooth, right?

Thelma: Oh yes, yes, yes.

Speaker 1: All right, good. Well has your chewing improved? Do you feel a lot more confident with everything back there?

Thelma: Oh yes, yes, definitely. I can enjoy food now–before it was so difficult you know?

Speaker 1: Okay good. Well I know it’s kind of a little bit of a longer process when you have a couple of implants done but do you think it was worth it to get something permanent?

Thelma: Definitely. Definitely. I will do it again if I have to.

Speaker 1: All right, great. And with Dr. Bob would you recommend him to someone else looking for an implant?

Thelma: 150%

Speaker 1: All right, awesome. Thank you Thelma.

Thelma: Thank you.