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Meeting Dr Drill - Part 2

Getting a heads-up

Ok, just went back for what I thought was the last appointment.

Went in, the first thing Dr Drill did was unscrew the implant.

Out it came, no real mishaps.

Then a dummy implant with a fake tooth was fitted and impressions (top and bottom) were made. This took a while.

This done the real implant was re-inserted. This hurt a bit as the gum had closed in a bit since it had been removed and was probably tender. After a minute or two the pain faded though.

Then came the colour matching. For this I had a panoply of plastic toothes with shades from whiter than white to dark tobbaco stains! Glad of not hammering the cigs and booze my teeth are a natural off-white colour.

Narrowing the colours down to one of two I got some light on the case in the halogen-lit corridor and finally made my choice.

Dr Drill took a comparison as a second opinion and readily agreed.

All that remains now is for the tooth to be made up and it to be inserted.

This means another 2 weeks stuck in Castle Greyskull but it'll (hopefully) be worth it :)

Farang columnist Johnny BThis section is hosted by our resident columnist Johnny B. who has been living in Thailand for seven years now and currently is based out of Bangkok.

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