KYLLIKKI HUKKANEN’S STORY
WHAT MADE YOU VISIT A DENTIST?
When I was younger, I had some health issues with my teeth and was given a full denture, which was customary at the time. The denture worked fine for a while, but over the years it created more health problems and I had to keep going to the dentist. The removable denture was quite inconvenient, and I wanted a more permanent solution.
I read about Hohde’s dental implant day in the newspaper and decided to go and see what options they could offer.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE?
The specialist who treated me was extremely nice and I wasn’t even the slightest bit scared. I was told that my removable denture could be replaced with implants that would look and feel like my own teeth. That made me very happy because earlier I had been told that implant treatment was not an option in my case. New techniques and thorough examinations made it possible.
During my first visit, the dentist explained the options and I chose general anaesthesia because it sounded so pleasant. We then went over the cost estimate and the phases of treatment. Once the treatment had been carefully planned and we had agreed on all the details, the new top and bottom implant teeth were placed under general anaesthesia.
The treatment took several months to complete, but it did not show. I was able to lead a perfectly normal life, go to family reunions, travel and eat like I always had done.
HOW ARE YOU NOW?
I feel great! I’m extremely pleased with the treatment and the end result. I have beautiful, healthy teeth that look and feel as if they are my own. This was the best possible investment in my health.