At his lowest point, Ken had all but given up hope. At one point weighing 550lbs, he battled obesity and severe depression most of his life.
“I didn’t want to go on,” Ken confessed. “I was ready to give up.”
But fate intervened when Ken discovered DDP Yoga, a program helping people reclaim their lives through exercise and mindfulness. He latched onto it like a lifeline.
“Those workout videos gave me structure when I had none,” said Ken. “It gave me a reason to keep going.”
Over months of persevering through DDPY’s demanding workouts, Ken began to shed weight and rebuild his body. More importantly, he found a sense of purpose and self-worth.
“For the first time in decades, I felt proud of myself,” Ken said. “Proud that I was finally taking control of my life.”
Just when things were looking up, heartbreak struck again. After winning a motivational contest in the DDPY community, Ken let out a cheer before suddenly covering his mouth, shying away from his missing, deteriorating teeth.
Ken’s dental issues - caused by decades of neglect - had destroyed his smile. Despite his physical and mental transformation, Ken hid his smile in shame.
But Ken didn’t have the money to fix his teeth, he was embarrassed to smile and didn’t know what to do.
But a surprise was in store. Moved by Ken’s story, the founders of DDPY partnered with Nuvia Dental Implant Center. Together, they provided Ken with a gift he never expected: a donated full-mouth restoration.
“When they chose me, I broke down and cried,” Ken said. “I couldn’t believe complete strangers would do something so kind.”
Ken underwent life-changing full-mouth dental implant surgery and received a set of durable, natural-looking permanent teeth in 24 hours.
“That first time I looked in the mirror - I felt whole again,” said an emotional Ken. “I could finally smile without shame.”
Ken says dental implants gave him the missing piece - the outward smile to match his inner recovery. Studies show 93% of patients experience dramatic boosts in self-esteem and quality of life after getting dental implants.1
“Now every morning when I brush my teeth, I remember how much kindness I was shown,” said Ken. “It gave me back not just my smile, but hope.”
Ken’s story proves that a simple act of generosity can profoundly change a person’s life. If you struggle with your smile, know that transformation is possible. With companies like Nuvia bringing advanced dental care to those in need, there is light ahead.
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- Sohrabi K, Mushantat A, Esfandiari S, Feine J. "How Successful Are Dental Implants? A Systematic Review of the Survival and Complication Rates." Clinical Oral Implants Research 23, no. 11 (November 2012): 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0501.2012.02541.x.