For those of you who were riveted by my tales of derring do in the fine lakeside town of Konstanz in December….
I have just been back for the next stage in my treatment which consisted of the fitting of three new, albeit temporary, crowns onto three of my new implants. This was a totally painless procedure in every sense and only took a couple of hours – a far cry from my first visit! They are very beautiful – indeed look exactly like I am sure the originals must have looked many years ago before they got filled, and crowned and generally beaten about.
I have to admit that they have not made much difference to my ability to chew a steak as there are still no teeth above them. (On both sides of my mouth I am awaiting the completion of the sinus lift and its attendant implants.) But they do make my mouth feel slightly less empty, which has to be a good thing. And I am sure that when they get their top level partners they will perform magnificently.
Meanwhile, the surgery all seems to have healed well – Dr Voltz was certainly happy with it. My right jaw (lower) still feels slightly swollen but given the abuse that it had suffered over the previous year (major ongoing infection, extraction, implant, removal of implant and then implanted all over again) that is not surprising. I am continuing to massage it morning and evening with Traumeel and it is very gradually improving.
Meanwhile, the latest buzz from the BioHealth Centre is that they have had several diabetic patients recently who, subsequent to having their teeth ‘Biohealth-ed’, have reduced their use of insulin – although this may, of course, be entirely coincidental. Watch this space for further updates….