A patient who was left with a completely destroyed smile after failed implant treatment has been offered dental work worth £25,000 completely free of charge by a Plymouth dentist. Gabriela Andrews was left with jagged teeth after her dental implant treatment went disastrously wrong and she couldn’t even claim on the insurance because the dentist who treated her was not properly insured and has since been struck off.
After hearing about the unfortunate situation, a generous dental surgeon offered to repair the damage and give Gabriela back her smile following a three year fight for justice. Dr Mitesh Badiani, of the Plymouth Dental Centre of Excellence called her up and explained that he wanted to show Gabriela, 48, that there are still good dentists willing to help.
When she was told that the £25,000 treatment was going to be free of charge, Gabriela couldn’t believe it, saying ‘When you are as deep as I am in a situation like this, to get that call from a doctor is like a dream. I still can’t believe there will be a day I will look in the mirror and have teeth. I try not to think about it. I didn’t ever expect this.’
Dr Badiani said that it is unacceptable for dentists to be leaving patients in difficult positions both financially and physically, and added that ‘We analysed the situation and thought; this is not about the money, it’s about making sure someone can benefit from our skills.’