I had a problem with… When I had to have my implant, I actually lost bone due to a sinus infection and lost a tooth, and he was able to rebuild that for me. It was a lot of pain, a lot of infection prior to the procedure. I had a gaping hole in my mouth and I stopped smiling. I could not eat on that side of my mouth, no chewing, no sticky, nothing. I had pretty much gone to a soft, bland diet. Everything aggravated that area. And like I said, I kept the sinus infection. And so it was just horrible experience; the pain, the soreness, not being able to do anything regularly. I couldn’t eat certain things; I couldn’t drink, nothing acidic. So it was a terrible experience.
It was probably a year long procedure that I had to go through. The first step was to replace the structure of my jaw. Before the implant was made, they actually had to put something there that they could anchor the tooth to. And after that, my whole life changed; that was even before the tooth. And thanks to Dr. Tripp, I now have my smile back and I can eat as I choose. I can smile; I can laugh. Before I would not open my mouth to laugh; I was embarrassed. Not to mention all the pain that I was in. Now I have no pain. I have not had a sinus infection since I’ve had the implant placed.
To me, it’s a miracle. I really didn’t think that there was anything they could do for me besides give me dentures. Because when I was told that I had lost the bone in my jaw due to the infections, I pretty much gave up. Just to be able to chew on an apple; something the doctors tell you you need. I can’t put in words what Dr. Tripp has done for me.