That’s when you know it’s bad.
But it had been this bad with Dean for a long time…
We’re talking about years!
Dean got his two front teeth knocked out when he was 10 years old and he said from that point on things just kept going down hill.
But he had a pair of partial dentures so everything should have been fine right?
Unfortunately for him, the function of his partial dentures was so bad he couldn’t even eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Dean told us, “With the pain in my mouth, I can’t eat. I can’t really do anything because I don’t want to do anything because it hurts.”
Dr. Caldwell was Dean’s surgeon. She shared her observations with us that she did not get to see Dean smile or laugh the way he really should because he is so self conscious about his partial dentures..
Dr. Caldwell goes on to explain, “What we are going to do is we are going to get him healthy again. He’s a pretty darn healthy guy except for [his mouth]. We are going to get him healthy by getting the infection taken care of by taking the teeth out that are still remaining. We are going to get him some implants and some beautiful new teeth that he can smile with and be proud of!”
During Dean’s surgery, the surgeon placed 5 dental implants on the top and 4 dental implants on the bottom.
Dr. Nielsen, another surgeon at Nuvia, explains that in most cases patients may receive four to six implants on a single arch. It may be a common thought that “more is better” when it comes to full mouth dental implants.
However, Dr. Nielsen teaches that it really depends on the patient and the quality of the bone inside of their mouth. If the dental implants are placed too closely together, there is a risk that the surrounding bone may not get enough blood flow to allow for a successful dental implants.
Note: The surgeons at Nuvia carefully prepare and study the state of every patient’s bone and medical history before determining how many dental implants to place on each arch. The surgeons do not take a “one size fits all” approach. Rather, every single patient is customized in their own unique way based on the state of their mouth and medical history prior to surgery.
Dean shared a very special moment with us as he revealed his new permanent smile just 24 hours after surgery and there were no dry eyes in the room.
And wait until you see his Fiance’s reaction!
…It’s going to be a smiley wedding ceremony now.
Dean finally has a smile he can be proud of and he is now free to share his true self with the world (and his bride to be) without his teeth holding him back.
“To feel the roof of my mouth is a really neat thing… With dentures you can’t do that. The [prosthetic] feels like real teeth. It doesn’t feel fake.”
Two weeks after the surgery, we visited Dean at his home to check up on him. “It’s truly amazing what they do.”
Dean can now eat peanut butter & jelly sandwiches with ease, but will also be able to eat at his wedding dinner with his sweetheart and will no longer have his teeth hold him back from living his best life.
So what’s stopping you? Schedule your consultation today!
*UPDATE: Dean is now married and here is a picture of him enjoying his wedding cake with his wife. Just look at that smile...