I had a dental implant done 5 years ago at a small clinic to replace a missing molar and it was such a painful and horrible experience, that it put me off seeing the dentist for 4 years! I then understood why people have such a terrible phobia of seeing dentists ! So I avoided all dental clinics until late last year when I had a bad fall and I lost my front tooth.
I had no choice but to see my neighbourhood dentist to see what could be done, so that I can face the world again without embarrassment.
I didn't like the idea of wearing dentures, and I didn't like the idea of having good teeth cut down for a dental bridge, so I asked the dentist about whether or not my case would be suitable for an implant.
Unfortunately, the dentist I went to didn't do implants, and he referred me to Dr Gerald Tan at Elite Dental Group because he was well known for doing painless implants surgery.
Of course I did not believe this, but I still fearfully made an appointment to see him. To my surprise, I found the clinic to be very comfortable, like a living room of a nice condominium. It did not look like a clinic at all.
I was seen quite late because the clinic was busy, but it was worth the wait. Dr Tan was very comforting and reassuring in explaining to me my options, and he acknowledged my very bad previous experience.
He recommended that I do the implant under IV sedation with a bone graft because I had lost some bone and gums as a result of the fall. I decided to go ahead with it and it was the best decision ever! I was fast asleep during the surgery and when I woke up 30 mins later it was all over and I didnt feel a thing! I was abit sore the day after but nothing like the surgery I did 5 years ago.
I really appreciate Dr Tan's professionalism and the friendliness of his team. Thank you so much and I would highly recommend Elite Dental to my friends and family!