Implant Denture – Dr. Matiasevich – Santa Cruz Dentist

Dr. Matiasevich is wonderful. He is wonderful.

Interviewer: So Evelyn, when you came in, you had been in another office, and they’d taken out all your upper teeth, right?

Evelyn: Right.

Interviewer: And they just gave you a denture on the top. Was it hard to eat with the denture that you had before?

Evelyn: The one before I came in here?

Interviewer: Yeah.

Evelyn: Well, not necessarily hard to eat but it was getting it in. And when they put it in, they had to push it clear back in the back, and it always hurt. And I got so that I couldn’t push it back far enough because it hurt too bad, so I just did without it and decided I would come here and get what I’m doing now.

Interviewer: Okay, good. So the plastic would go all the way back in your mouth.

Evelyn: Right.

Interviewer: Yeah, that’s not very comfortable, huh?

Evelyn: No. No, it was not at all. That’s why I decided to do something else.

Interviewer: Okay, and the doctor talked to you about having a denture that connected to implants, right?

Evelyn: Yes, right.

Interviewer: And he said it would connect better and you’d have less plastic in your mouth.

Evelyn: Right.

Interviewer: I know getting implants, sometimes some people will say, “Oh, I’m too old for implants.” Can you tell us how old you are?

Evelyn: Pardon.

Interviewer: How old are you, Evelyn?

Evelyn: 88.

Interviewer: 88, and you got the implants. Did you have any problems with the day they did the surgery and they put them in?

Evelyn: No, not at all, not at all.

Interviewer: Okay. And now that you have a new denture that attaches to your implants, how does it fit?

Evelyn: They fit just fine.

Interviewer: Okay. Is it easy to eat with?

Evelyn: Right.

Interviewer: Okay. And is it a lot of plastic in your mouth or just a little bit?

Evelyn: Little bit plastic.

Interviewer: A little bit of the plastic. Is there a lot of plastic in your mouth?

Evelyn: No. No, not really. It’s hard to get used to at first, but after a while it just gets better as time goes by.

Interviewer: Good. Do you like it better than the denture you had before you came here?

Evelyn: Oh, yes. I do, I do.

Interviewer: Okay, good. So you think Dr….

Evelyn: Not any trouble, that’s for sure.

Interviewer: That’s good. So you think Dr. Bob did a good job then?

Evelyn: Oh, he’s wonderful. He is wonderful.

Interviewer: Oh, great. And can I just get you to do a big smile for me just so we can see how it looks? There we go, very nice. All right. Thank you, Evelyn.

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