Myself and my wife moved to Cornwall seven years ago upon retirement at 60. Came here so I could surf when I liked, walk the coastal path, and cycle. What more could you ask for?
I'm now what they call a Type 1 diabetic. As far as I'm aware, it's never affected my oral health because I've always, well, not always, but since my 20s, I've kept my blood sugars under control very, very strict.
Amongst other things, I've got an odd bite. So my bottom teeth come to the front of my top teeth. Dentists in Redruth, said that there was a problem with my bite because I've worn my teeth.
I'd started to have problems chewing. So I was doing a lot of chewing on my front teeth because I was gradually losing my bottom molars.
She referred me to Mark. Mark gave me two options. Well, one option as far as I was concerned. The first option was dentures. I wasn't going to have dentures and dentures, as far as I know, are quite difficult to swim in so I wasn't going to stand on the beach and take my dentures out before I went for a surf.
Although I've been 40 for 27 years, that was not an option, and the other was implants. I needed four implants. I think, five crowns, and I had composite filling on the rest of my teeth to try and bring my bite forward.
When Mark advised me of the cost, my thought was do I want to chew? Do I want to be able to eat steak? It's a no brainer.
The dentures were probably half the cost. I wasn't interested in the cosmetic side. I'll I want to be able to do is to chomp.
When I was researching the dentistry that was required on my mouth, on my jaw, I probably went as far as Bristol, but I was convinced I could not get any better treatment in Bristol or wherever than I would have done at Pure in Truro.
I found Mark very professional and friendly, if you can imagine that. Immediately I got the impression that he certainly knew what he was talking about. I never had dentistry explained to me so vividly and so well.
The whole process took six months, and now five months later, my teeth almost feel as though they're my own again.
Pure Dental Health is an Truro based Advanced Dental Clinic able to provide you with the life changing dentistry.
Pure Dental Health, Perenn House, City Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2JL
Call: 01872 222404