A twenty-year-old cyclist who lost six of her front teeth in a life-threatening accident last November has had them replaced by a generous dentist, after being told that the NHS could only help if she was put on a waiting list. Alex Kerr was in a coma for a week following the accident and could not afford the £12,000 for private treatment; luckily for her, a dentist who read about her plight was willing to provide the care for free.
Ms Kerr said that her dental damage left her extremely self-conscious and she did not like to leave her house for fear of the attention her broken smile would attract. After reading about her situation, Dr Wynand de Jeger, of the Brooklands Dental Practice in Broughton, offered to fit implants free of charge.
After the operation was carried out, Alex said that she can finally start enjoying her life again and added that her family ‘just can’t believe’ the difference the implants have made to her confidence. She also passed on her gratitude to the dental team that helped her, saying ‘I am so grateful to everyone at Brooklands especially my dentist. He was the one who contacted me and he has been there all the way through my recovery.’
The team at Brooklands said ‘We are currently managing the recovery of the soft tissue to ensure the final restoration will be aesthetically pleasing.’