As I watched Jean leave our office for the last time that day it was like seeing a completely different person than who we had first met. She left with confidence and excitement spilling out of every pore of her body. She was happy. Her smile had been revived and she was full of hope for the future.
“.....And as you guess my pay went up again, so I’m pleased as punch. Thank you doctor for all you’ve done.”
We have come to expect little life miracles in our patients who have complete smile makeovers and Peter was no exception. Peter came to us with very serious and major dental complications that carried over into his overall health. It was evident that he needed to make some changes and right away.
“Look I know my mouth is a mess. In fact, I know it’s a disaster. I wish I’d taken better care of it, but I’ve spent most of life taking care of my husband and taking care of our children, making sure they had all they needed. I figure my time is now. Can you help me?”
When Mary came to us she was more than a little antiquated. Her teeth were a mess, her smile was broken not even just cosmetically but I’d venture to guess emotionally too. Mary was in the middle of a pending divorce and in just a few short weeks she would be single again.
Would you purchase a car if you knew it was only going to last a couple years? Maybe, but would you if you knew it would break down often and require frequent visits to the shop and more cash that you don’t have? Hopefully not. Maybe you could plan on saving a while and taking the bus or have a family member drive you places. So if you wouldn’t waste money on a lemon car why even consider cheap dentures. That’s just throwing your money away!
What’s your dream car? Ferrari, Bently, 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible? Oh the lengths we'll go to keep our dream car in mint condition. Will you go the distance to keep your smile in perfect condition? Just as you wash and wax your car or take it in for oil changes you should also be brushing, flossing and going to see your dentist for regular cleanings.
This morning when you were getting ready and looking at your reflection in the mirror, what did you see smiling back at you? Did you love your smile or were you wishing for something more? For so many people the time they spend getting ready in the morning is a battle with their self esteem. This battle continues throughout the day as you try to hide your smile or you notice someone staring at your teeth while you are presenting a business proposal.
Maybe you have been considering dental implants but worry about taking time off work. While we realise everyone’s body heals at different rates we know that the mouth generally heals very quickly. That being said here is a general healing time for dental implants.
We see people on a daily basis that are fearful of the amount of pain they believe will occur during an implant procedure. For years they put off getting an implant until they are facing the option of implants or dentures. Then they are finally ready to take the steps for dental implants.