A Newcastle dentist was surprised when recently treating a patient, to learn her established bridge was originally fitted thirty years ago by none other than Professor Per-Ingvar BrÃ¥nemark, the discoverer of osseointegration.
â€œThe patient was an English lady called Mrs Rita Qvanstron who had previously lived in Sweden and had restoration work performed there,â€ says Dr Wain. â€œIt was such a joy to look in the mouth of this lady, recognise the work and know what to do. When she told me the age and history of the bridge, it was amazing!â€
Dr Rob Wain is the Clinical Director of Dovetail in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, a practice that has extensive experience in referral implant work, rehabilitation and Nobel Biocareâ€™s All-on-4TM.
â€œThe fantastic thing is that itâ€™s still an available product,â€ says Dr Wain. â€œI was able to get the right fitting screws and fix it in minutes. Thirty years on and sheâ€™s still got fully functional fixed teeth!
â€œIt was an honour to have handled a bridge provided by Professor BrÃ¥nemark himself, quite a humbling experience.â€
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