A new lease of life

Treatment: Bridge (12 tooth bridge, 6 implants)
Provider: Dental Creations
Date: Mar 2018

Mr Nilly Naran and his wife Irene from South Africa had their quality of life restored when they travelled to Dental Creations in Mumbai for full mouth rehabilitation using dental implants and porcelain crowns.

Name of the patients: Mr Nilly Naran and his wife Mrs Irene Naran

 Age: 60 yrs, 55 yrs

 Country of Origin: Johannesburg, South Africa

 Travelled to: Mumbai, India

 Duration of visit: 2 visits of 5 and 10 days respectively spread over 4 months

Reason for visit: Seeking dental treatment for Full Mouth Rehabilitation using Dental Implants and Porcelain crowns for both of them.

Reasons they chose to come to Mumbai, India:

  • Treatment approach in keeping with international standards of dentistry and using the latest treatment protocols
  • Treatment at half the cost as compared to that in South Africa
  • Ease of communication in English

Reasons they chose Dental Creations:

  • The patients were confident that they were in the right hands when they explained what they wanted
  • Immediate response within 12 hrs with a treatment plan and various treatment options with costing depending on the X-rays that were sent
  • Transparent communication with the patients regarding all aspects of the treatment including post operative care, costing, accommodation and travel within the city
  • Treatment approach used is along contemporary lines, but not widely practised in South Africa
  • No hidden costs involved. The final quote given and the amount paid at the end of the treatment were the same
  • Flexibility of payment
  • Assistance with accommodation and travel bookings. In many instances, Dental Creations are able to get their patients additional discounts on accommodation because of their personal rapport with the hotels
  • Dental Creations strike a wonderful rapport with their patients and are still in touch with them even after their treatment has finished. Indeed, they now consider them friends

What was the end result of the treatment?

The patients’ quality of life was restored; they got back to eating a normal diet with a fixed, natural-like set of teeth and were saved the trouble of wearing dentures. It also improved their speech and smile and restored their confidence. Not to forget the money they saved by choosing not to get the treatment done in South Africa. They also managed to travel within India and do a bit of sightseeing.

Treatment Options available at Dental Creations

  • Implants
  • Metal free Crowns
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Designing with Porcelain veneers/ Laminates
  • Bleaching/ Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth Coloured Fillings
  • Gum procedures
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Treatment for TMJ problems and Grinding/ Bruxism

Mr Naran said:

"I felt confident by just chatting to the doctor and he knew exactly my needs without even seeing me and what was discussed on the phone and emails was the exact procedures followed. He has given me back my quality of life which I highly appreciate. Doctors back home were only prepared to remove all my teeth and replace them with dentures. Thanks doc for your patience and care for giving me my wife and my sister a better quality and most important a taste of life."

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