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Prime ministerial smile

29th July 2010

Back in the last century Prime Minister and wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill apparently always carried two spare sets of dentures around – just in case.

It’s reported he had the dentures made to preserve a natural lisp.

One of the sets of partial dentures made for him has just sold at auction for more than £15,000 – such is their “historical significance”.

According to the BBC news website, the auctioneers said the wartime premier suffered from terrible teeth and gums and needed complicated dentistry from childhood.

Churchill valued so highly the skill of his dentist, Wilfred Fish, who worked with the dental technician who crafted his dentures, that he nominated him for a knighthood.

For today’s patient of course there are many other options available if teeth have been lost either through dental problems or accidents.

Bridgework can make a tremendous difference in “filling gaps” and dental implants are particularly effective at preserving – or restoring – a natural look for a patient’s smile.

Patients who wear dentures can also benefit from implant technology – and in doing so ensure the functionality of their teeth is at its maximum.

I have travelled extensively working with some of the world’s leading experts in the world of implants and by doing so I’m able to offer my patients – and those who are referred to me by other dentists – the most up to date techniques and implant products in order to achieve the best results.

*For more information on the benefits of dental implants and any enquiries about cosmetic dentistry or general dentistry please contact our clinic via the website or by telephoning 0141 339 7579.

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