Robert F’s Smile in a Day

Robert Frost had his full lower jaw of teeth replaced with Smile in a Day dental implants at the TDC Implant Centre in London Harley Street.

My background

‘I am 72 and had been a heavy smoker since my youth.

I finally managed to give up in the year 2000 (a single session of hypnotherapy, in Harley Street, as it happens).

By that time the damage had been done – my teeth were in a bad way and my gums were receding.

My top teeth eventually became loose and were extracted in 2008 and replaced by a denture, which I still have.

My bottom teeth were little better and to retain them for as long as I could, the middle four were ‘bonded’ together.

Now and again one or more would ‘break loose’ and require visits to my ever-patient dentist. Meantime, my remaining teeth got gradually worse, and the gums further receded.

Each year that passed made me more and more depressed.

I was unable to eat many of the foods I had previously enjoyed, and I avoided chewing in a vain attempt to keep my remaining teeth in place.

My teeth looked awful, and I was embarrassed in company.’

I was convinced that nothing could be done for me

‘I had convinced myself that, because the gums had receded so much, any denture which I might eventually need would not stay in place due to bone loss and that I wouldn’t be suitable for dental implants. These thoughts made me both upset and irritable and I could not foresee any great future for myself.

Eventually I convinced myself that something needed to be done and so looked online for options.

TDC’s site came up and having read their ‘blurb’ and having got over the initial shock of the price (yes, it is expensive but ended up being one of the best investments I could have made for myself), I decided to go for an initial consultation – mainly to confirm my fears that bone loss would prevent treatment.

I did find other websites offering similar results but there was something that convinced me that if I was going to spend my savings on a way forward it should be ‘from the best’.

My initial consultation at TDC

‘I made my first visit to TDC Harley Street and was immediately impressed with Anthony’s positive approach to my case.

Professional and friendly, he led me through the procedures and allowed me ample time to talk through my concerns.

I was really put at ease and felt like they really did care.

A way forward – even with my bone loss

I followed up with the CT scan and was overjoyed on my next visit to be told that I could have treatment even with my bone loss.

From that point there was not much of a decision to be made – the expense was forgotten (to an extent) and replaced by the thought that a way forward was possible. I decided to go ahead.’

Surgery day – a whole new set of lower teeth

‘The day of the ‘operation’ came – the day when my dental implants and a full lower jaw of new teeth would be placed.

My wife was very concerned as I didn’t seem worried about the surgery as I am usually quite jumpy and tense when I have dental treatment, but at TDC I didn’t feel like that.

I knew exactly what was going to happen as it was all thoroughly explained.

I met Michael (Specialist Periodontist Dr Michael Zybutz, TDC’s Lead Surgeon) and Nico, the anaesthetist, as I had decided to opt for ‘conscious sedation’ which made the whole thing painless.

All aspects of the operation were brilliant. I was so impressed, everything was laid out and communicated well.

Yes, it was a long day, but I never felt anything other than confidence in the whole team.

I left with a whole set of fixed bottom teeth and a happier future to look forward to.’

After surgery

“After the surgery, my wife and I went back to the hotel where I ate a whole tub of ice-cream!

I had a small amount of discomfort as you would expect after a dental procedure, and a little bit of bruising for a few days afterwards, but nothing to worry about.

I’ve still got my first temporary teeth* and I’ll be ecstatic if my permanent set look like these!”

“The change to my life has been brilliant.”

‘The truth is, it has made a huge difference and I wish I’d made the decision to do it earlier.

Before having my implants at TDC, I’d have to choose food I didn’t have to chew if I went to a restaurant.

Now I can eat what I want, stuff that I haven’t eaten in years.

My outlook has changed.

I wake up in the morning and face life without continual worry about my teeth.

Subconsciously it always affected me.

And I think my wife is happy. The worry when my bonded teeth got loose made me a bit uppity – now she says I look a bit like a film star. That’s a bit of a boost!”

I wanted to keep it a secret – now I’m happy to talk about it!

‘One thing that had concerned me was friends finding out about that I had dental implants.

I had threatened my wife ‘on pain of death’ to keep the whole thing secret, such was my embarrassment about my teeth and dentures.

But as with all things, the secret got out and I realised that I wasn’t as upset as I thought I would be.

The end result was so good – my teeth looked so good – that I was absolutely fine when people asked me about it.

A better future to look forward to

And that is the thing; my confidence has been restored and my future looks so much improved.

I only wish I had made the decision many years earlier.”

You won’t regret it

“If anyone is considering Smile in a Day treatment at TDC I’d be very happy to have a word and share my experience.

I was 100% happy from start to finish.

The care at TDC is really professional and friendly. You won’t regret it.’

About TDC Smile in a Day

*With TDC Smile in a Day, your first fixed set of teeth is placed on the same day as your dental implants.

They remain in place, night and day like natural teeth, until they are exchanged for the final long-lasting set at a non-surgical appointment after about 3 months, once your bone has integrated with the implants.

This ensures a perfect fit with the newly settled gums and allows any requested refinements to ensure the perfect aesthetics.

Billy’s Smile in a Day

“I’d been wearing a top denture for the best part of ten years, and my bottom teeth weren’t good.

With TDC Smile in a Day, I got my perfect smile instantly – it was exactly what I was looking for.”

In June 2021, Billy* had full upper and lower jaws restored with Smile in a Day dental implants at the TDC Implant Centre in Peterborough.

My denture was uncomfortable

“There were multiple reasons why my teeth were in a very bad state.

Nine years ago, I had my upper teeth replaced with a full denture, and I disliked everything about it.

It wasn’t comfortable, and a real downside was that it wouldn’t stay in place, even when I first had it done and the fit is supposed to be perfect.

Denture glue only works for a certain amount of time, even when you take out the denture, clean it and apply more adhesive.

So, I could only eat when my teeth were held strongly enough in place. It’s not ideal for a night out, and I lived like that for 8 or 9 years.”

I needed to find another solution

“I realised that my remaining teeth (bottom jaw) were not in a good state, and I probably needed a lower denture too.

When I looked online, lots of people said that having a lower denture is even less comfortable.

I couldn’t imagine anything worse, so I started to look for another solution.

I was aware of the Smile in a Day** process (where dental implants and a first set of fixed teeth are placed on the same day), so I saved until I was in a position to get it done.”

Finding TDC Implant Centres

“I found TDC online.

I live in Peterborough, and I knew exactly where they were. I looked at the patient reviews and checked them out online. There was nothing to put me off, so I went in for a consultation with Martin (Dr Martin Zunde).

The consultation was perfect; I don’t have a bad word to say. They were honest and straightforward, and I didn’t feel worried about asking anything.

Although I’m not a very nervous patient, it is embarrassing when your teeth are in a very bad state, but I didn’t feel judged. They just told me my options.”

The day my implants and new teeth were placed

“I can’t remember much about surgery day. I remember reading a patient review saying they had no pain and time went really fast – and that is how it was for me.

I was totally comfortable and didn’t feel a thing. It was exactly what I was hoping for with sedation.

When I saw my new teeth for the first time that same day it was great.

I’d been wearing a top denture for the best part of ten years, and my bottom teeth weren’t good.

With Smile in a Day, I got my perfect smile instantly – top and bottom – it was exactly what I was looking for.

I’d been advised that there might be some bruising and swelling after my surgery, but I didn’t have anything at all, and I was really surprised how little bleeding there was. A small amount of bruising came out about 6 days after surgery, just a slight yellowing of my skin.

The only discomfort I had was when I lay down at night, so I took painkillers for a few days afterwards, but even that wasn’t bad.”

Eating after dental implant surgery

“When I first had my denture, it took a good couple of months to get used to eating with them, but eating with my new dental implants has been fine, like I’ve always had them.

I ate soft foods at the beginning like scrambled eggs, mince and chicken, and that suited me as those are the kinds of food I like to eat.

I was lucky that eating was never a really big problem for me, although I couldn’t bite into a burger or sandwich before and I can now! That is definitely an improvement!”

Living with my new fixed teeth

“The biggest difference since having Smile in a Day is the appearance of my teeth. People say they look really good.

The temporary teeth fitted great, but the final set are even better due to the impressions taken after my gums had settled after the surgery.

They look perfect and I am extremely happy with the end results.

Before, I didn’t smile properly as I didn’t want to show my teeth. I was self-conscious.

Now I have the confidence to give a big full smile.

I have a million-dollar smile!”

My experience at TDC

“Overall, everything about my treatment has been perfect. There was not a single thing wrong.

Clair (Patient Co-ordinator at TDC Peterborough) was my first point of contact, and you can tell she really cares when she’s doing her job.

She really understands as she’s been through the process herself – that’s a rare thing.

She always kept me updated and informed and even worked around my shift patterns to accommodate me for calls and appointments.”

“I would 100% recommend TDC without a doubt”

“When I was doing my research, I did look at other companies for comparison. I looked at case histories, the process and the actual dentists and their credentials.

I knew straightaway that TDC were ideal for me.

Yes, the cost was a bit more expensive, but if you want something important done (like advanced dental surgery) it’s worth paying for the best. And being right on my doorstep in Peterborough was ideal!”

Book your free, no-obligation consultation*

We offer free, no-obligation consultations* at our three UK dental implant centres: London Harley Street, Folkestone and Peterborough. To book your consultation, call 02035536415 to speak with one of our friendly Patient Advisors.

**About TDC Smile in a Day

With TDC Smile in a Day same day dental implants, (a technique sometimes referred to as Teeth in a Day or All on Four), the first fixed set of teeth is placed on the same day as your dental implants.

They remain in place, night and day like natural teeth, so there is no need to wear a removable denture during the healing phase (while the bone integrates with the implants). They are exchanged for the final long-lasting set after about 3 months at a non-surgical appointment .

This ensures a perfect fit with the newly settled gums and allows any requested refinements to ensure the perfect aesthetics.

*Name changed at patient request.

Magdalena’s Smile in a Day

“When I was 15 someone remarked that I had a crooked smile.

 From that moment, I just stopped smiling.

I just didn’t smile at all anymore – I just kept my mouth closed.”

For Magdalena, brought up in Poland and now living in England, that comment – along with a bad experience at an orthodontist – started a lifetime of problems with her teeth.

It affected her confidence and eventually her ability to eat the foods she loved.

“I started to avoid the dentist”

“When I was young, I used to look after my teeth and had always enjoyed going to the dentist.

But I am quite a serious person and that comment about my crooked teeth really affected me. Not only did I stop smiling, but I started to neglect my teeth and by the time I was 18, it became painful whenever I went to the dentist.

Eventually I felt so ashamed of showing them my mouth that I stopped going to the dentist altogether.

It became a cycle – I wasn’t looking after my teeth, but had also developed a dental phobia so I avoided going to the dentist for help.

Over time, I lost my back teeth, so couldn’t eat properly anymore. Then my two front teeth became wobbly.

My dentist tried to repair them by inserting posts and building them up, but they were still always wobbly.”

“My teeth affected my confidence and my ability to eat”

“I couldn’t bite into food because of my front teeth, or chew because of my missing back teeth.

I had to eat soft foods – and avoid lots of foods like fruit and nuts that I love.

I was always having to think about what I could eat.

And all of this really affected my confidence.

I always had a voice in my head saying to be careful, don’t smile, don’t show your teeth.”

“I even hid my teeth from my children”

“I was actually so ashamed of my teeth, that I kept them hidden from everyone – even my children.

I didn’t want them to see them as I didn’t want to be a bad example for them.”

Taking the decision to get dental implants

In 2020 Magdalena told her children that that she wanted to have dental implants to solve her problems and they encouraged her to do it.

“I planned to go back to Poland as I knew it would be cheaper there, but I was worried about what I’d do if I had any problems and if I had to keep going back.  So I decided to get them done in England.”

But Magdalena didn’t know how to find the right dental implant team for her – one that she could trust – especially as she was such a nervous patient.

“I found TDC through personal recommendation – Helen Few, who’d had her Smile in a Day treatment at TDC Harley Street.

Our daughters are friends, so I was able to talk to Helen about her own experience (she was also terrified of visiting the dentist before her TDC Smile in a Day procedure).

She recommended Michael and Anthony, I looked at the website with the patient stories, then I booked my consultation.”

My treatment at TDC

“My initial consultation was with Anthony. I took my daughter with me for emotional support as I don’t think I would have gone by myself!

I was afraid of the surgery – I was very nervous, but it went so smoothly. I had sedation – I don’t think I would have done it otherwise as I was so afraid.

I met the whole team and everyone was so nice – Nico, the anaesthetist was great, so lovely, and so was the nurse who looked after me.

At the end of the day, when Anthony showed me my new teeth in the mirror for the first time, it was like a shock. I couldn’t believe they were my teeth.

I had a small amount of bruising and a little bit of discomfort afterwards but, but I took the painkillers and was fine. I slept well.”

Learning to smile again

“I’ve now got my permanent teeth and they feel even better than the first fixed teeth that I got on surgery day. Anthony slightly adjusted the size and shape and they feel like natural teeth – I feel I can even talk better.

I’m learning to smile again as I didn’t smile for so many years. I stand in front of the mirror and practice.

I like myself and my smile when I look in the mirror – I like what I see.

I smile to myself all the time – that’s lovely.

I feel much more confident in myself.”

The changes in me

“There have been so many benefits to having my Smile in a Day dental implants – it’s like I’m myself again, thanks to my implants.

My soul is lighter – without worries.

I can eat without worrying as well – buying baby carrots in Marks & Spencer and being able to bite into them – I love them! I can eat carrots, apples – anything!

I am currently studying and have lectures online. Before I had my teeth done, I used to think about how to position myself on camera as I was embarrassed about my teeth.

Now I can relax – I smile, talk freely and can just be myself.

I just don’t have to think about my teeth any more – I can just be myself. It makes me feel free.”

“I am very grateful to TDC”

“Everyone at TDC was so professional. I feel they really took care of me just as they said they would.

I didn’t just feel like a patient – I felt like they really cared, that I was important – like being part of a family.

There was a real personal connection, and I am very grateful.

If anyone asked, I would really recommend TDC.”

Debbie’s Smile in a Day

Debbie’s* dental problems started a couple of years ago when her teeth started to loosen.

In October 2020 she had her full upper arch of teeth replaced on TDC Smile in a Day same day dental implants.

“I knew dentures were not for me”

“After my teeth started to loosen, two of my back teeth fell out. My dentist told me I needed to have a denture to replace the missing teeth, so he made me one to go at the back of my mouth.

I knew straight away that dentures were not for me. As soon as the denture was in my mouth I started to gag. I persevered but had to take it out to eat and it just made me miserable.

I looked into flexi-dentures as they clip into place and don’t cover the palate. My dentist made one for me, and that helped until the bridge on the other side of my mouth became loose, which meant I could no longer have a flexi-denture.

At that point, my dentist said my options were to go back to dentures or consider dental implants.”

How I found TDC

“My dentist recommended someone who could do dental implants, but I wanted to research for myself.

I’d remembered seeing TDC Implant Centres placing Smile in a Day implants on “Botched Up Bodies” and I managed to find the episodes online.

I looked into TDC and went for an initial consultation.

My husband really supported me – he said to go for it, that I had nothing to lose as he knew how miserable it was making me.”

“They kept their word – no sedation and no pain”

“I am a very anxious person and was very nervous about the surgery, but I decided not to have sedation as I wanted to be 100% aware of everything that was going on.

I went into the Harley Street centre at 8am, met with Michael (TDC Lead Surgeon Dr Michael Zybutz) who reassured me that even though I hadn’t opted for sedation, I would not be in any pain.

They kept their word. Michael numbed my mouth, and I did not feel a single bit of pain whatsoever.

After surgery when my dental implants were placed, Anthony (TDC Lead Dentist Dr Anthony Zybutz) was waiting for me and I rested whilst my first set of fixed new teeth were made.

That was the best thing – I went in with some teeth that morning and left with teeth that same day.”

Seeing my new teeth and smile for the first time

“I felt elated when I saw my new teeth for the first time, it was fantastic.

It was a shock to see that they looked so great, and they were only the temporaries.

My husband couldn’t believe it when he saw them. He was absolutely amazed and so was my son. Everyone said how great they looked.”

My experience at TDC

“The TDC Harley Street team were fantastic – everyone was very welcoming and reassuring throughout the whole process.

They made sure I was always comfortable and could call up at any time if I had any worries.”

“So pleased I had it done”

“Because my problems weren’t visible from the front, lots of people couldn’t understand why I’d had my teeth done.

But you couldn’t have known all the problems I was having just by looking at me, so no-one else really knew how my teeth were loosening and how I had to wear a denture.

For some people dentures work fine, but it just wasn’t for me.

I still feel young and I just couldn’t face living the rest of my years with a denture. Apart from the gagging, having to take them out to eat, all the cleaning and putting them in a pot at night.

And I feel a lot more confident when I’m mixing with other people now. Before, I used to try to distance myself because of my teeth.

I never thought about going abroad for treatment, but I do know people who went to other dentists for their implant treatment.

To be honest, I did consider other companies myself – but I really wanted to go to the best.”

*Name changed at patient’s request

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.

He now has a full set of new upper and lower teeth, securely fixed on dental implants.

“My implants have completely changed my life.  I am a new person.”

Not only that, his new smile won the award for the UK’s Best Dental Makeover at the 2020 global My Face My Body Awards.

Before treatment, Wayne 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!”

Rosemarie’s Smile in a Day

“I feel like I’ve won £1 million on the lottery – I’ve never been happier in my life.

“I’d always been a bit nervous about going to the dentist; I had memories of when they used gas masks when I was a child. But I did manage to find a dentist that I liked.

I was a smoker for many years. I had jawbone loss and over time I lost my back teeth.

It shows if you have missing teeth when you smile.

I was using my front teeth to eat, and they were getting loose – I was getting really worried that they would fall out too. I was even having dreams about losing more teeth.

I couldn’t eat properly, and I was getting horrific nerve pain. I never take painkillers, but the pain made me feel really ill.

My own dentist told me that my only option was to have bone grafting due to the bone loss and then wear a removable denture. He actually did make three for me.

But I couldn’t bear the thought of having false teeth.”

Finding TDC Implant Centres

“I first heard about Dr Michael (Zybutz) years ago when he treated my ex-husband – he said at the time that Michael was the best and I always thought I’d like to go to him if I could. I thought he’d probably be out of my price range though.

I was prompted to actually go to TDC when I saw their Smile in a Day ad on TV.

I realised I needed dental implants, so I booked a Smile in a Day consultation with Dr Anthony (Zybutz) and I’ve never looked back.”

Surgery day

Rosemarie’s surgery for Smile in a Day full upper jaw replacement took place at the TDC Harley Street centre in November 2020.

“I was petrified on November 13th but I opted for conscious sedation during surgery and it was amazing! Time passed really quickly. I just remember music and telling the whole team that they are all geniuses!

I had absolutely no pain during the procedure and I didn’t need a single painkiller afterwards. They gave me antibiotics which I took to prevent infection.

And I didn’t have any bruising, just a tiny bit of swelling that soon went.”

“I love my new teeth”

“I just love my new teeth and smile!

I am 73 and they have changed my life. I look so much better, much younger.

But the biggest change is in my confidence.

And I can eat properly again, even though these are just my temporary teeth. They’ll be exchanged for my permanent set in a couple of months.”

“I’ve stopped smoking”

“I had been quite a heavy smoker, but I have stopped since I had my dental implant surgery.

Anthony explained that smoking can affect the healing process, so I had one last cigarette and that was it.

I’m really happy I’ve given up and it’s saved me lots of money!”

My care at TDC

“The care I received from everyone was unbelievable. They are brilliant. If it was out of 10, I’d give them 100!

They even sent me flowers after the procedure – I couldn’t believe it.

I would highly recommend TDC and I’ve told everybody about them in case they need implant treatment.

And if anyone is thinking of having treatment, they can speak to me.”

The majority our patients have at least one full set of teeth (upper jaw, lower jaw or both) restored.  If you would like to know more about the benefits of TDC Smile in a Day, or see if it could be the right solution to restore your smile and confidence, you can book your free consultation* by completing the form on this website, or by calling 02035536415 to speak with one of our friendly, highly-trained Patient Advisors.

Kulli’s Smile in a Day

Kulli Karu was due to have Smile in a Day surgery to restore her full upper set of teeth in March 2020, but, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, her procedure was cancelled.

Eight months later, in November 2020, she was finally able to look in the mirror and see a beautiful new smile reflected back at her.

Calcium deficiency, gum disease and failing teeth

Originally from Estonia, Kulli grew up with strong, healthy teeth and regularly went to the dentist.

But after having her children she found she was suffering with gum disease and loose teeth.

With her natural tooth roots no longer supporting all her teeth, they became increasingly loose, wobbly and protruding. Kulli was having problems eating normally.

Her general dentist explained that she had gum disease, receding gums and her jawbone was worn down as she had significant bone loss. He replaced three teeth with dental implants but the bridge broke – and so did the replacement bridge.

Finding the right solution and implant dentist

Kulli started to research her options on the internet – her priority was finding a long-term solution and a dentist experienced with dental implants and with good reviews that she knew she could trust.

“I looked at lots of different dental companies.

It was very important to me that I could be totally confident that I was choosing the right dentist.

All the reviews for TDC were really good – they said were really experienced at the procedure and with great results. So I decided to go for an initial consultation for TDC Smile in a Day.”

My first impressions of TDC

“When I walked into the centre in Harley Street, I got a really warm and lovely welcome from everyone. I didn’t feel frightened or worried.

I had my consultation with Anthony (Dr Anthony Zybutz, TDC Lead Dentist), and everything was explained to me.

I was all booked for my Smile in a Day procedure, then everything had to be cancelled due to Covid. It was so disappointing.

But despite the practice having to close, Anthony was always available on the telephone to help me with the issues I had.

Being able to communicate directly with my own dentist at a time of need really re-assured me that TDC were the right dental team for me.”

The day I got my new smile

“Surgery day was absolutely lovely. I didn’t feel any nerves or fear.

First of all, Michael (Dr Michael Zybutz, TDC Lead Surgeon) came to speak with me and talked me through everything again.

I had sedation and it felt like time went so quickly. I remember hearing music and tapping my foot – I was even laughing.

There was no pain at all – you really can’t feel anything. It was peaceful.

When I was lying there, I was thinking: “Thank goodness, he’s giving me new teeth. He knows what he is doing. I won’t have to worry any more. I won’t have to wake up in the morning and wonder if my teeth are still there.”

It was such a happy moment when I saw my new teeth for the first time – I was so happy.

When everything was finished, I felt very well, I felt good. They gave me an ice pack as I was a bit swollen and by the time I got home, the swelling had almost completely gone.

I slept like a baby that night – no bruises and no pain. I even went out shopping the next morning!”

Smile in a Day has changed my life

“Before having Smile in a Day treatment I was always worrying about my teeth.

I still have my temporary fixed teeth, but everything is already better. They are so comfortable; I can eat with no problems and there’s no more bad breath.

I don’t have to worry any more.

And I’m always smiling.

My teeth look so good – I feel they’ve made me younger. People keep saying that they can’t believe that I had them done in one day!

And it’s wonderful to know that when I’m 70, I’ll still have beautiful teeth!”

My experience at TDC

“Everything people said about TDC in the reviews is true. They really are caring.

When my surgery had to be cancelled because of Coronavirus, Anthony got in touch to tell me not to worry and that they would look after me. They even sent me flowers after surgery.

Having TDC Smile in a Day was definitely the right decision for me.

It was costly, but sometimes you have to invest in yourself.

It’s a miracle that they did such a good job. I am so happy with everything.”

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of TDC Smile in a Day dental implants and how we could restore your smile, you can book a free, no-obligation consultation* at one of our three UK implant centres – London Harley Street, Folkestone in Kent and Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.

 

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?

I spoke to my local dentist who agreed that I should see specialists, so I went to see Anthony and Michael Zybutz at TDC.

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 consultation*?  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.

At TDC, it was different. When Anthony checked me at my first consultation, he could see I needed help.

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.”

 

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.”