Michael’s Smile in a Day
“A friend recommended Smile in a Day to me – I hadn’t even thought about dental implants.”
In March 2019, patient Michael Edwards had both his upper and lower arches of teeth restored on dental implants at TDC Implant Centres in Harley Street.
Receded gums due to medication
“I was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1986 and have successfully managed the condition with medication ever since.
Unfortunately, a side-effect of the original drugs I was on was to make my gums recede. Despite regular trips to the dentist, another tooth would loosen every few weeks and sometimes they had to be extracted.
It mainly affected my top teeth. Luckily, they were towards the back, so I had a plate put in that was gradually added to. Eventually I had a plate put in to replace my missing bottom teeth too.
I struggled with my denture as it was always slipping, and I spent a fortune on false tooth glue which didn’t even work when I was chewing. I was constantly having to reapply it.
My job is very public facing – it involves chairing meetings and attending lots of public events.
So, having loose teeth was far from ideal and I knew I couldn’t go on like this for the next 20 years.”
TDC – Recommendation from a friend
“It was actually a friend who told me about TDC and Smile in a Day. He’d had his teeth restored at TDC Implant Centres in Folkestone.
He said he’d had his done and never looked back.
Before that, dental implants hadn’t even been on my radar as a solution.
I looked into it, including considering going abroad as it is much cheaper.
The problem was that you don’t get the personal service and you have to keep going back for multiple appointments. And if you have problems, what do you do?
Initially I was only going to replace my top teeth. Anthony said this could be done, but my bottom teeth were at angles and splayed at the back, so I decided it was best to get them all done.”
Having my Smile in a Day procedure
“I had to have some extractions and I don’t like needles – because my gums were receded I didn’t have a lot of gum and it was very sensitive. So I opted for conscious sedation.
It was an all-day dental implant procedure but I had no reason to worry at all – it all went perfectly.
I had no pain – nothing. Not on the day, or after.
It did feel a bit strange having new teeth in for the first time. When they were swapped for my permanent set, they made adjustments so the bite and fit was perfect.”
“I don’t think about my teeth any more”
“I don’t have to think about my teeth any more, whereas before I did. I used to worry about it.
But you do need to care for them as they are an investment.
It’s a lot more convenient than when I had dentures.
I just have to clean them normally, except I now use a waterpik.
I go for my hygienist appointments at TDC. I like sticking with the specialists who did the procedure and, being in the UK, I can just jump on a train and be there in two hours if I need to.
Nowadays, I go out a lot to eat and can enjoy my food. I don’t have to avoid chewy and hard foods like I used to.
I can choose steak, Granny Smiths and corn on the cob.
I love the sound of the crunch of a Granny Smith apple. It’s fantastic!
Now people say to me “You’ve got nice teeth and I say; “I know! Thank you!”
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Smile in a Day same-day dental implant treatment and how the TDC team could help you regain a beautiful, secure smile, why not book your free, no-obligation treatment? Simply call 02035536415 and one our Patient Advisors will be delighted to help you.
Rebecca A’s Smile in a Day
“At TDC, I didn’t feel judged. They didn’t make me feel bad. That means a lot.”
TDC patient Rebecca Acklin had been thinking about how to solve her dental problems for a very long time, and finally had her upper and lower jaw Smile in a Day dental implant treatment in December 2019.
“To be honest, I had neglected my dental hygiene over many years.
I had severe gum disease and underlying infections, so my teeth were in a bit of a state.
They were so loose, and I was getting very worried about losing my front teeth.
I was very self-conscious about meeting people and used to avoid going out.
It took me five years to build up the courage to do anything about it, and I thought ‘I’m not having another year like this’.
I heard the TDC ad on the radio talking about Smile in a Day, so I decided to take the plunge. I couldn’t have gone on for much longer.”
Why I chose TDC Smile in a Day
“I was so nervous going for my initial dental implant consultation, but when I got to TDC everyone was just so kind – I can’t tell you how important it was to me that they didn’t make me feel judged.
I knew my teeth were bad, but the people at TDC didn’t make me feel embarrassed.
I felt like they just wanted to help me – they are the experts, this is what they do, and they see people with problems like me all the time.
At TDC, it doesn’t matter who you are, what your background is; they look after you every step of the way.
They truly are so kind, from the first time you meet them to the day of surgery and the aftercare.
It’s a real team effort – from the dentists to the lovely dental nurses and the lady on Reception – everyone seems to care and take the time to look after you. They really do make time for you.”
Not all dentists are like TDC
“Before I went to TDC I did quite a lot of research. Everyone says they do dental implants, but they don’t have 25 years’ experience like TDC.
And the costs pretty much work out about the same.
And not everyone is as kind. I’d been to a local dentist and paid £300 for a consultation and scan. They said “ Yes, your teeth are rotten,” and made me feel embarrassed.
I was in a lot of pain from my back teeth, but they just sent me away without trying to help me. They never sent me a treatment plan, and didn’t even email to see if I was ok afterwards. I just felt that they were only interested in me if I was going to pay the money.
He knew I was worried about losing teeth when I cleaned them, or that they would come out when they took dental impressions. So he splinted some very loose teeth together to make them more secure until I had my implants placed.”
Living with my temporary fixed teeth
Three weeks after Rebecca’s Smile in a Day procedure she says she feels like she is growing into her new teeth.
“I did have some swelling and bruising. Looking in the mirror, you look really different with new teeth!
My husband loves them! He loves them because he knows how unhappy I was before.
I don’t think he realized how bad things were before I had my new teeth or how much pain I was in.
And my children have asked why I didn’t have it done before – but I needed to build up the courage.”
My advice to anyone thinking about Smile in a Day
“It is life-changing. For me, having Smile in a Day dental implants wasn’t cosmetic, it was a medical need and I do feel so much better already.
Everyone makes their own choices, but if you are going invest in this treatment, do it at the best place possible.
And it’s not just for older people. I’m in my forties and I think there are lots of people like me who can be helped by Smile in a Day.
When you have bad dental problems, you often feel like people are looking at you and judging you.
TDC never make you feel judged. They are the nicest people in the world.”
Wayne’s Smile in a Day
Total Dentalcare (TDC) patient Wayne Brown completed his Smile in a Day same-day dental implant treatment in late 2019, and now has a full set of new upper and lower teeth, securely fixed on dental implants. Before treatment, he had lived with severe gum disease for many years and found himself with loose teeth that were gradually falling out, and wearing a partial denture in his lower jaw.
“I had serious gum disease and I was losing teeth”
“I had problems with my gums that affected my lower teeth first, then affected my top teeth.
It was serious gum disease. My gums were receding which meant that my teeth were loose and falling out – I had lost all my back teeth.
I had to be careful about what I ate – I couldn’t eat things like crunchy apples and wasn’t able to chew meat.
And I couldn’t laugh and smile as much as I wanted to.”
Finding TDC Implant Centres
“It got to the point where my usual dentist advised me that I would eventually need to have all my teeth replaced.
We discussed my options, including full dentures – which I didn’t want – so I decided to look into things myself.
I heard an ad for TDC Smile in a Day when I was listening to LBC radio. I looked them up, read the information and patient reviews on their website, and booked my consultation at the Harley Street Centre.
“My experience at TDC was good from the start.”
“When I went for my initial consultation, Anthony looked at my teeth and, after I’d had the x-ray, he confirmed that I did need all my teeth replaced.
We talked through all the treatments I could consider and I decided that, although it wasn’t cheap, having Smile in a Day dental implants would be worth it.
I could keep trying to have individual teeth fixed, but that wasn’t a permanent solution and would be a waste of money.”
The day I got my smile back
“When it came to surgery day, I was nervous.
I arrived for 8am and they had explained that I would be there all day.
During surgery I was semi-awake as I chose to have sedation. The team were around me and they reassured me, and they listened to music.
I felt very comfortable and hardly felt a thing.
The only discomfort I felt was a bit the next day, but I took the medication they had given me, and it was all fine. My face was swollen for about a week and I stuck to soft food.”
Seeing my new teeth for the first time
“When I looked in the mirror at the end of the day, I felt confident – I felt better.
I felt my confidence come back, even though it was just the temporary (fixed) teeth.
I had the confidence to smile.”
Living with my new teeth and smile
“My permanent teeth (fitted about three month later after the healing phase) fit even better.
It took a little bit of getting used to the feeling of having new teeth, and my speech was a bit different for a bit, but now I don’t even realise I have them in.
Now I can eat, no problem – even crunchy apples – and with my front teeth.
I enjoy a full diet now, I can chew meat, just as if I had natural teeth.
I only told a few friends and family that I was having my teeth done. Some didn’t even notice as they look so natural, others asked me how my teeth looked so good!
For me the whole package is important – being able to eat and being able to smile.”
“I would definitely recommend TDC”
“At every stage of my treatment at TDC, I felt comfortable and reassured.
They told me how to look after my new teeth and I’ve not had one problem.
I’m happy to laugh and smile now.
If you have the money, I would definitely recommend TDC – the treatment is top notch.
Anthony has done a great job!”
David’s Smile in a Day
“It’s the greatest gift I have ever given myself – being able to laugh and smile again.”
In May 2019, David McLean was watching TV when he saw TDC patient Rebecca Webbon undergoing Smile in a Day dental implant treatment to restore her teeth, smile and confidence.
“On came Rebecca – she didn’t have the same story, but when she spoke about her problems there was enough in her story to resonate in me.
She struggled for years with her teeth as they affected her confidence and her ability to eat properly.
When she opened her mouth to smile and showed her new teeth – I was so happy for her.
I recognised the TDC logo in the background behind Michael and Anthony (Zybutz) and decided to take myself in hand, to at least go for the consultation.
That someone of Rebecca’s age and position could do this – I dialled the number straight away, and within a week I had my consultation.”
“I hated my teeth from a young age”
Originally from New Zealand, David came to England in his early twenties.
“I hated my teeth from a young age.
Aged 10, I had too many baby teeth and needed extractions. I heard the dentist discussing my teeth and saying that they weren’t worth spending money on and I never went back to the orthodontist.
I interpreted that to mean that I wasn’t worth it, which started a lifetime of feeling unworthy.
I had so many trips to dentists over the years, but only when I really needed to go for crowns and extractions, and each visit was filled with fear.
I only had one straight tooth in my head, the rest were all crooked and ugly.
I wouldn’t smile widely because people would see the gaps.
I really wanted a nice smile. I thought; “You can do this!” and tried to have teeth straightening treatment.
I paid a lot of money to have moulds made, then was told it wasn’t going to work for me as my teeth were not strong enough.
That took me straight back to my childhood, and knocked me back, thinking that it’s not for me.”
Realising that self-care is so important
Eventually, with lifestyle impacting on his well-being and teeth, David could no longer chew on his back teeth.
“They were in such a bad state that I knew I had to do something about it.
I considered going abroad and even had two consultations, but I just felt confused as their approaches were so different. I realised that I wanted to be on home turf.
I had come to realise that self-care is so important and one of the things that you need to look after most is your teeth – but I thought that nothing could be done for me.
So, seeing Rebecca on TV was the push that I needed.”
My consultation at TDC – “I felt ashamed, but immediately at ease”
“I thought I’d have to be sedated going to my initial consultation, but I felt almost calm.
I had looked at the website and read the patient testimonials and had started to believe that there was a way for me to do this. It gave me the courage.
I was ashamed to show my mouth, but the second I met Anthony I was at ease and felt I was in safe hands. I was honest with my story and he put my mind at rest.
I fully understood the process and knew that if other people who were as afraid as I was could do it, so could I.
Everything TDC has told me, from Day 1, has been spot on.”
The day I got my new smile
“On my treatment day, Michael (TDC lead surgeon and specialist periodontist) sat with me and talked me through every step of the day ahead. I just wanted to get on with it!
I was nervous but totally at peace with my decision.”
Life since TDC Smile in a Day
“Having my teeth and smile restored has been completely and utterly life-changing.
I wish I had been able to do it years ago. I have had to get used to having a full set of teeth again, learning to eat properly and it has taken a bit of time to learn how to smile naturally.
I spend a lot of time just smiling now – I just smile all the time. That is 100% to do with my new teeth – it has made me a happier person.
I feel much more open-minded towards everything. In fact, a week after having my temporary fixed teeth placed, an old friend rang and invited me to Australia.
I mentally composed a polite refusal then realised that I had new teeth and could do it. I went, and it was the best two weeks I’ve had in many years.”
“It was worth every penny I paid”
“I had always had tooth envy and knew that if I could change one thing about me, my teeth were top of the list.
I now feel confident and relaxed.
I would recommend TDC and Smile in a Day without hesitation. 100%.
I’m actually a very private person, but if sharing my story can help someone who felt like me, and who felt that nothing could be done, I am happy to talk about it. I have surprised myself.
It’s interesting how in life you know when the moment is right.
I was spurred on by Rebecca.
I’m going to write her a letter to say thank you for motivating me to act – I’d love to shake her hand.”
Robert’s Smile in a Day
“I had loose teeth, receding gums and difficulty eating hard foods. As soon as I started to lose my front tooth, that was the point of no return. I had to have dental implants”.
TDC patient Robert Reeve wanted to make sure that he took time to find the right solution, and the right dental team, to solve his worsening dental problems.
“I heard the ad for TDC Smile in a Day on LBC and that was the attraction – that I could go in for implant surgery and come away on the same day with teeth.
I didn’t want dentures and I didn’t want implant treatment that was a much longer process. Smile in a Day was the solution.
But I did a lot of research before I made my decision. I looked at the TDC website, read the case studies and watched the videos.
I researched other companies too, to see which was the best one for me. And I looked at the options of going abroad due to the cost of dental implants. But the reassurance of being in the UK if anything went wrong, and getting the service, that was important to me.
Harley Street has a reputable name, TDC have a reputable name, so I thought: “It’s the place to be.”
The first time I went for my consultation at TDC I was looking for reassurance and knowledge.
I was at a point where my teeth were in such a poor condition that they were going to fall out anyway, but it’s still a big decision to make. And I was concerned that I wouldn’t be suitable.
I asked a lot of questions and I even came back on a second occasion for more reassurance. All my options were fully explained.”
“Although I’m not really a nervous patient, I was slightly apprehensive on the day of surgery, but I met my surgeon, my anaesthetist and the whole team. Everyone was very friendly and professional.”
As Robert was having both his upper and lower teeth restored, Dr Michael Zybutz placed the implants in both jaws, and later the same day Robert was fitted with full sets of temporary fixed teeth that stayed in place night and day during the healing period.
“Obviously they were the temporary teeth on the day, but I was really happy – I was impressed. I could literally walk away with a smile.
I walked in one morning and walked out with a full set of teeth – top and bottom. So it can be done in a day! I’m proof of that.”
And three months later Robert’s temporary teeth were exchanged for his final, permanent teeth at a non-surgical appointment, ensuring a perfect fit once his gums had settled.
“I go round smiling now!”
“When you meet someone, the first thing they do is look at your teeth and facial shape – and when you have teeth problems you tend not to give a great smile. I used to worry about what people thought of my teeth.
Now I tend to smile a lot! I go round smiling – in every photograph I see, I’m smiling now!
My friends and family were shocked, even a bit jealous, as they knew what my teeth were like before. None of them wants to stand next me in photos when I’m smiling!”
Positive life changes
“There’s nothing now that I can’t eat. Sweetcorn used to be definitely off the menu for me, now nothing’s a challenge. I could have eaten solid food on the first day, but I took it easy and worked my way up to crunchier, harder food. I love my steak!
Looking back, it was definitely worth having Smile in a Day treatment. Dental implants cost is not cheap, but this is your life, your future. Sometimes there’s no price to put on that.
And then there’s the eating – do you want to spend your life eating soup?! It’s worth it.
I can sum up TDC in one word: “Excellent”. The care was fantastic, I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
If you would like to see how Smile in a Day could help to restore your teeth and smile, you can book your free consultation by clicking here or by calling 02035536415. We have TDC Implant Centres in Harley Street, Folkestone and Peterborough.
Tina’s Smile in a Day
“Before I had my implants I didn’t like how I looked. I didn’t like my smile. I literally had nightmares about my teeth falling out. I felt scared.”
Tina Cooke’s dental problems started when she sucked her thumb as a child. Combined with gum disease, her protruding teeth just got worse and worse. And after being hit with a cricket ball in her face, her teeth were further loosened on one side of her mouth.
“After that my teeth got weaker and weaker. It was horrible.
I wanted to laugh and smile naturally, but the fact that my teeth didn’t look so presentable, it kind of made me not want to show the real me.”
Over time her gum disease worsened: “My gums used to bleed, they’d bleed a lot, especially when I brushed my teeth. I‘d wake up with blood residue on my mouth.”
“I felt embarrassed, knowing you have a deformity, having to show it to people.”
Looking for a lasting solution
Tina had contacted other dentists and even visited her local dentist who told her that she would need to have all her teeth out and to wear dentures. “I went home and cried and cried.”
I met Anthony and he was patient. He let me speak, to explain how I had got to this stage, and he was very reassuring. That really made me feel very comfortable.
He could obviously see what my problem was, but he asked me to tell him my main reason for coming for the consultation. It took me a while to say the words: “I don’t like my smile.”
I came away from TDC and just thought “Yes!” It just felt right.
I decided to go that route – to have dental implants.”
How Smile in a Day has changed Tina’s life
Tina had her TDC Smile in a Day procedure in 2015.
“Before I had dental implants I was sociable, but as my teeth got worse I had become less sociable. I‘d say yes when people asked me to go out, but I’d make up excuses not to go.
Since I‘ve had my teeth done I feel more alive. I have much more confidence in myself, I‘m able to talk to people more – I don’t cover my mouth or turn my head away now.
I’m a person who likes to smile a lot – any little thing, I’ll be showing teeth. I laugh at the silliest things as it makes other people feel good.”
And it’s a real bonus being able to enjoy food again.
“I love apples – when you bite one and get that crunch. I’d missed that! I’d missed the sound. And crusty bread!”
Getting real Tina back
“In the morning when I get up to go to the bathroom, I’ll see myself in the mirror and think “Oooh, is that you Tina?! You’re looking good today!”
“Once a person has a good smile, they radiate more confidence. That’s me for sure.”
If, like Tina, you would like to find a permanent solution to your dental problems, book your free consultation by clicking here or by calling 02035536415. We have TDC Implant Centres in Harley Street, Folkestone and Peterborough.
Glenda’s Smile in a Day
“In just a few hours I’d come from painful, falling-apart teeth to something that really look completely different. Amazing.”
Following a recommendation from her dentist, Glenda Foster had her full set of upper teeth restored at TDC Implant Centres in Harley Street in 2016.
“Even though I’d been to the dentist every six months all my life, I’d had so many problems and complications over the years – with wisdom teeth, root canals, having crowns done and replaced.
And right at the front I had 2 baby teeth that weren’t removed. So, when they fell out in my forties, I had to have a denture.”
Glenda found that her dental problems increasingly affected her day to day life.
“My top teeth were so difficult to eat with and, more importantly, I was obviously “sissing” as people couldn’t properly hear my name when I spoke on the phone.
I just made a decision that I needed to do this for the sake of my everyday life.”
She came to TDC Harley Street to have her consultation with Dr Anthony Zybutz.
“Anthony was very good at explaining. He was caring, and confirmed that what I thought had to be done should be done. Plus, I was really pleased that TDC were able to do the tooth implant procedure without sedation as I wanted to be awake during surgery.
Not being able to eat, not being able to talk properly – Smile in a Day dental implants were just the best option for me.
“It was done in a day. It was just great. It went smoothly from start to finish.
I arrived at midday – I had afternoon surgery as I was just having my upper teeth done – I went alone but was picked up to go home about 8pm.
I’ve had surgery before where it’s taken a couple of hours for a single tooth, so to have the whole set done in 3 or 4 hours and get some teeth to come home with was great.
Even though they were just the temporary teeth they still looked really good. I couldn’t believe that the temporary (fixed) teeth were so similar to the permanent ones that were placed three months later.”
A change for the better
“My day to day life is the same as before except that I’m no longer in pain, and I can eat and speak properly. And people can understand what I’m saying. Before treatment everything was so wobbly or painful or difficult to eat with – afterwards it was just such a transformation.
I have more confidence when I eat now, and certainly I can eat nuts and apples and things I couldn’t eat before with my top teeth.
I never did it for cosmetic reasons, although it looks much better for people speaking to me. It’s a bonus that it looks so good.”
Planning to have new bottom teeth
Glenda is now planning to have her bottom teeth restored with TDC Smile in a Day.
“My lower teeth are becoming more and more of a problem and I’d have to spend a lot of money getting them sorted out with root canals and crowns that might not even be successful, so I feel I just want to go ahead and get my bottom teeth done.”
A personal investment
“It is a financial consideration, and I’m not someone who goes out and spends a lot of money on clothes or eating out.
Having my top teeth done was a one-off for me, and doing it again for my bottom teeth is something very special. But I feel it’s your everyday life, and what’s the point if you can’t carry on being fairly normal as you get older?
I never thought about going abroad. You hear about people doing different things and having complications, and you just feel you want to have it done properly.
Everybody at TDC has been fantastic. Very caring. Each person understands their role in the procedure, and the aftercare is just as good as the consultation and treatment.
You feel like you’re in the right hands.”
If, like Glenda, you would like to find a permanent solution to your dental problems or learn more about how TDC Smile in a Day benefits people with loose and missing teeth, book your free consultation by clicking here or by calling 02035536415. We have TDC Implant Centres in Harley Street, Folkestone and Peterborough.
Jonathan’s Smile in a Day
“It’s about priorities, and I was investing in my health”.
Pharmacist Jonathan Winton had his double arch Smile in a Day treatment in 2015 after hearing a radio ad for TDC Implant Centres on LBC.
“I had become increasingly concerned as my teeth began to loosen over time. I’d lost a few teeth and was gradually losing more, one by one,” says Jonathan.
“I always worried about eating certain foods. I had to avoid hard fruits and I struggled to eat steak.
Eventually it become unmanageable and I knew my teeth needed replacement. I really wasn’t happy”.
So, after hearing the radio ad, Jonathan made an enquiry and booked a consultation with TDC Lead Dentist, Dr Anthony Zybutz at the Harley Street centre.
“I came out feeling really pleased that I’d had the consultation, and that it was the right treatment for me.
I knew I wanted it done. I didn’t feel the need to look at other companies – I felt so comfortable that I just felt it was right. They really looked after me.”
Teeth in just one day
“I hadn’t realised that it could all be done in a day (the implant placement and a full set of fixed temporary teeth) until Anthony told me.
On the day of surgery, I went in early in the morning and waited to be picked up in the early evening.”
Living with new teeth and a new smile
“What really surprised me was the difference made to my life. There’s no more pain.”
Jonathan also found that the problems he’d previously had with eating had disappeared.
“I now eat a couple of bags of apples a week! I can eat everything I want, whereas I was so worried before.
And I was really surprised by the change in my energy levels.
I’d go to work early and felt like I could work all night and all day. I don’t know if it was because I no longer had infections, but I no longer felt so tired. My energy levels really went up.”
“I smile more now,” says Jonathan, “and I feel more confident at work when I’m facing the public every day.
It is an expensive treatment, but it is worth it – like an investment in a good car. It’s about priorities, and I was investing in my health.”
Rebecca’s Smile in a Day – as seen on TV
“My husband says I haven’t stopped smiling. I can’t help it – I hadn’t smiled for twenty years!”
These are words that TDC patient Rebecca never thought she’d hear herself say. But in May 2018 she was seen having her smile restored by Drs Michael and Anthony Zybutz on life-transformation TV show “This Time Next Year”.
“After years of misery caused by loose, crumbling and missing teeth, I got a whole new set of teeth and a beautiful, natural-looking smile – on one day.”
“Thanks to Michael, Anthony and the wonderful team at TDC who performed their Smile in a Day procedure, it was possible.”
Many years of dental problems
Visits to the dentist were not a frequent thing when Rebecca’s grew up in America and she developed a real fear of the dentist’s chair after bad experiences as a child. Problem teeth were simply extracted, and she found herself as an adult in constant dental pain and embarrassed to smile.
“I couldn’t chew. I couldn’t eat. I didn’t smile.
I was just miserable. When I went out, I couldn’t find anything to eat on the menu unless it was soup.”
Not only did Rebecca’s social life and smile disappear, she also became concerned about her health.
“Nutritionally, I didn’t feel like I was eating very well at all, and it was affecting my well-being”.
“Professionally, it wasn’t great either. I have a successful catering business, often catering for weddings and big occasions. My teeth made me feel so self-conscious that I wouldn’t smile. I felt really bad as it looked like I wasn’t sharing in the happiest day of our bride’s lives.”
Finding TDC Implant Centres
After consulting several dentists who said nothing could be done, Rebecca had almost given up hope – until she saw Dr Anthony and Dr Michael on Channel 5’s Botched Up Bodies.
She watched them help people who, just like her, had suffered as a result of poor dental work, anxiety about visiting the dentist and dental neglect.
She saw how they could restore people’s teeth, smiles and self-confidence in a single surgical visit.
And she was reassured by TDC’s reputation for successfully treating the most challenging cases, including people with extreme bone loss. Rebecca felt she had finally found the right dental team for her.
“I immediately wrote down Anthony’s name, but it took me six years to pluck up the courage to go and see him for a consultation.”
“Anthony may be the only dentist, or even doctor, that actually listened properly. His total professionalism made me feel so comfortable. None of the team thought I was being silly.”
Getting her smile back – in just one day
Having used a cone beam scanner and a 3D printer to make a perfectly accurate replica of Rebecca’s jaws prior to surgery, Dr Michael Zybutz, TDC’s Lead Surgeon and a Specialist Periodontist, knew exactly where he was placing the implants that would act as the tooth roots for Rebecca’s new teeth.
On the day of surgery, he extracted Rebecca’s remaining loose teeth, removed any infection and placed four implants in each of her jaws.
A few hours later his brother, Principal Aesthetic Dentist Dr Anthony Zybutz, placed a full set of fixed upper and lower teeth on the implants, and Rebecca was able to see her new teeth and smile for the first time.
“It was amazing and very emotional. I just couldn’t get over how natural my new teeth looked.
My husband was there as I looked into the mirror and he couldn’t believe it!
To walk in at 8 in the morning with my awful loose and missing teeth and then leave, hours later, with my smile and teeth totally restored – I never thought it could be possible.
And because the temporary fixed teeth are securely fixed in your mouth, I didn’t need to wear a removable denture before my final, permanent set of teeth were fitted a few months later”.
Life with her new smile
”My family could not believe it. I mean really could not believe it”, say Rebecca. “Everyone was like, “You look so different!”
I can chew meat, I can chew crusty bread. My face has changed shape – I look different.
I never wore lipstick before. I never had lips to wear lipstick! Now I can laugh and smile with my clients without feeling self-conscious. I’d avoided being in photos for years and now I can’t stop taking selfies!”
Describing TDC and Smile in a Day
“I really don’t think anyone else could have done what Michael, Anthony and their team have done for me. They are just the best at what they do.”
“I would describe TDC Smile in a Day as a bloody amazing experience! It’s given me the confidence to be who I used to be.”
If, like Rebecca, you would like to get your smile and your quality of life back, book your free consultation by clicking here or by calling 02035536415. We have TDC Implant Centres in Harley Street, Folkestone and Peterborough.
Rebecca’s Smile in a Day treatment was shown on Episode 4 of “This Time Next Year.”
Lynda’s Smile in a Day
“I just knew that I didn’t want something that I had to take out at night.”
Lynda Moore had always hated anything medical, so avoided contact with doctors and dentists, only visiting the dentist when it was a real emergency.
Her teeth had deteriorated over a long period of time and, having had eight teeth removed, she was given a small partial denture. But the partial denture was loose and uncomfortable, so Lynda didn’t ever wear it.
Eventually, some of her front teeth started to feel loose and began to move. She knew she had to find a solution – not only was she struggling with loose and missing teeth, it was painful.
So, despite feeling anxious, she plucked up the courage and made an appointment to see a local dentist who offered cosmetic dentistry.
“All my teeth needed to come out”
“I was really shocked when I was told that I had gum disease and all my teeth needed to come out. I had no idea that they were that bad. I felt belittled.”
But a week later Lynda went back to discuss treatment options, which were:
1. For Lynda to have all her teeth removed. She would live with no teeth for about a month whilst the swelling went down, then she would be fitted with a temporary denture. (Also known as “immediate dentures,” these are false teeth that can be placed as soon as your teeth have been extracted). This was the option recommended to Lynda.
2. To have all her teeth extracted and to be fitted immediately with a temporary denture, which would require repeated visits to the dentist to have it adjusted. At a much later date, there was the option for a clip-in denture to be fitted, at a cost of £15,000 – a high cost for a treatment that Lynda really didn’t want.
“I was in quite a state. I knew I needed to do something, but I didn’t know what to do.
For me it wasn’t about the money. I just knew that I didn’t want something that I had to take out at night.
I booked an appointment to see an NHS dentist, but I had to wait five weeks. That gave me time to think.”
Discovering the solution at TDC
“For a couple of weeks, I kept looking at the internet and I kept coming back to TDC because I liked the pages on their website and reading the stories. They looked like the place I wanted to go. So I researched everything I could about TDC, even checking them out at Companies House.”
Then one evening in May 2018, Lynda got a call from her sister telling her to watch primetime TV show ‘This Time Next Year’.
“There was a lady on there having her smile transformed in a day with dental implants. I watched it and knew that’s what I wanted to get, so I discussed it with my husband – I knew exactly how that lady felt.”
“But I didn’t realise at the time that the transformation on TV was actually being done by TDC! When I found out it really could be done in a day (implants and a full set of fixed teeth), I couldn’t believe it.
The moment you meet Anthony (Zybutz) you know you’re in safe hands. I was worried that they’d say there was nothing they could do for me, but they were wonderful and really understood.”
“Life-changing isn’t the word”
Today Lynda has a full set of upper and lower dental implants, and a beautiful new smile, and says “life-changing isn’t the word.”
“I really didn’t realise how much confidence I’d lost over the years. I used to think about my teeth at night, and again first thing in the morning. I don’t have that any more. No more dull pain. I feel healthier, and you can interact with people more.”
“We’ve got tickets for Wimbledon. I hope the camera goes on us as I’m going to give a big smile!”
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