Have you ever talked to a patient who has gone through the entire process of dental implant treatment?
The Youtuber Andrew Scattergood has done it. He also proposed to tell us about his experience as a patient at Dental Clinic Crooke & Laguna.
Sometimes we don’t think we need something until we finally get it, and then we realise that it is more than necessary in our lives. This is what Andrew Scattergood has experienced with his new smile.
The Youtuber, who runs the successful “Youtoo Spain” channel, went for an initial consultation at the Crooke Dental Clinic in Marbella with the aim of finding a solution to his oral health problems. What Andrew didn’t know was that the team of professionals at the clinic would restore his smile and not only his health but also his self-confidence.
He tells us everything in the interview with the journalist Gigi Revello de Toro.
What was your main worry about your teeth before getting in touch with us? Did you feel confident when smiling?
I think I had two worries to start with, actually. The one I thought was the most important was the pain in my jaw and in my neck, and going down to my back. And it was because my bite wasn´t in the right place, so that´s the original idea of going to see a dentist. So the smile was really a secondary issue, and I find now really quite interesting that I didn’t think it was a big thing before.
I wasn´t gonna do it for aesthetic reasons even though my face and my image is really important because I interact with people: I am a singer, an entertainer, an actor. And I think I didn’t realize before the process started, what a difference it would make to my work, and more importantly, to my self confidence. So, along the way, that became a big issue too.
How did you get to know Crooke Dental Clinics? What made you choose us?
I started to do a Google search and read loads of reviews of different places. I am the kind of person that researches for days and days, and when it comes to finding a hotel, for example. So I’m used to reading between the lines and judging what´s a real complaint or a real positive review. I was looking for a dentist I could trust because I´ve not really had good experiences in the past.
Yes, this is something that many patients did tell us, that they come from bad experiences in other dental practices. In your opinion, what factor made you feel you could trust in Crooke Dental Clinic?
There were a lot of details, there was honesty about the whole process. It just sounded the right place. The communication was really good and I like good communication, I mean, it is part of my job. So that is what made me organize the first free consultation, to see if I was right… And I proved that I was.
What can you tell us about your treatment?
At the first consultation, they made me feel very welcome and they explained everything really well and gave me the confidence I was doing the right thing. We started to talk about my new smile. That’s when I realized I was hiding my smile, my teeth. If you look at my Youtube thumbnails before and after, you can’t really see my teeth on the early ones because when I posted I´d hide the teeth.
I got to meet Dr. Felix and I were thrilled by the high-tech equipment. Felix explained very patiently that it is best to keep as many of your original teeth as possible and was honest about the whole process and how to get the best results. He is such a perfectionist, which I really like, because I am as well. I really appreciate the details he went through. He knew what he was going to do. He had a plan A but also a plan B (and even a C).
You knew from the beginning what was gonna happen before starting the treatment?
Yes, I knew that I needed some complicated things like a sinus lift and bone graft. I knew that the treatment was going to be longer than other people might had to experience, because it takes time for the bone and gum to heal.
How was your recovery? And the aftercare?
It´s been pretty good.
The recovery took a few days. There are wonderful people at the clinic, even the chauffeur that took me from the clinic. He was lovely.
In your opinion, would you recommend us to other people?
I will definitely recommend you!!
You´ve given me more confidence to talk to people. You wouldn’t think it but I was a really shy child. I just could not talk to people, even though I´ve been trying to recover from that. This has made an awful lot of difference, I can speak to people with a lot of confidence and I know they are probably sick of me talking about my teeth!
If you somehow feel reflected on Andrew and his fears previous to the treatment, you may be a perfect candidate for dental treatment!
If you are concerned about your smile and you are still looking for a dental practice in Costa del Sol, follow Andrew´s advice and schedule an appointment with Crooke & LAguna Dental Clinic. They will help you feel confident about your teeth!