Like all of you who are thinking of going through all on four surgery, before I finally decided to undergo the procedure I read millions of reviews. I was terribly scared – they all wrote about horrible pain, the swellings that last for days, not just the swellings in the mouth but also of the nose, the lips, under the eyes. Not to mention how terrible it is to remove all of your natural teeth and replace them – forever – with something artificial. However, when you have no other exit, you decide on desperate moves.
And it was not easy in my case either. It’s been a couple of months since my all four surgery and today it’s lot easier to talk about it than before. Actually, back then I could not even talk. Or eat or swallow. And it is true that I’ve been shedding blood for days and thought I would die.
This was especially my thoughts during the surgery. I shuddered most of the time. But Dr. Crepulja and his team was so supportive that I really cannot say anything negative about them now.
The procedure on the upper jaw lasted for 3 hours, my remaining 7 teeth had to be removed and I received anesthesia twice. Then there were days of agony, swellings (just as described in reviews I’ve read), the pain, painkillers of all kinds… I thought I would never look like a normal person again. And I still had to go to another surgery and repeat it all over again with my lower jaw. That was a lot easier, fortunately.
Basically, the recovery lasted for about three weeks. I cannot describe my luck when I finally started eating solid food. Has it paid off? Well, I didn’t have a choice. But if you’re wondering if I’m happy with the job that’s done, be sure I am. It is painful, it hurts, you feel terribly weird, but if that’s the only solution – it’s worth the money and the tears.
My two sons (7 and 11), my wife and I have spent the summer 2013 in Lovran, Croatia. We stayed with friends from Italy with whom we associate for years. During the holidays, the younger son broke a front tooth while playing on the coast of the sea. We were very worried because we did not know whether to visit the dentist in a foreign country or to wait to get home in Brighton. Friends who happened to know dr. Crepulja personally immediately recommended him.
Unfortunately, the damage to the son’s tooth was too big to be fixed by a regular seal, so we’ve decided for a ceramic veneer. It came to us as a pleasent surprise that the cost of reconstruction was within the budget of our vacation! Since then, I’m thinking to personally visit dr. Crepulja in Croatia, I have a few problematic teeth myself.
I work as a school teacher. Do you know what does it mean to have terrible teeth in a school full of children? To make the long story short, kids can be cruel. They gave me all sorts of nicknames. During the class, a piece of paper would start to circulate in the classroom and than they would all start to laugh and gnash. I felt awful. I was thinking of changing the school, even my whole profession. I felt great frustration and insecurity. Then I stumbled across Dental Croatia on the Internet. Several years ago, I have become friends with a woman from Croatian. She always said all the best about her country. After talking to her, I started to develop trust in your dentists.
Several months afterwards, and several visits to the Dental Clinic of Dr. Crepulja behind me, I have new teeth. And a new self-confidence. Children in the school are shocked, at first they didn’t know how to react. The papers stopped circulating the classroom, they stopped to scoff. Now I can finally work with them on the school syllabus. I cannot describe how much this means to me. I finally have my life back! Thank you, Dr. Crepulja!