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I Filed My Teeth Down With a Metal File!

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You read that right..

15 years ago Chris took a metal nail file and filed down his teeth to nubs. 

Now why in the world would anyone do that? 

Chris told us that he was goofing off with one of his buddies when he was in 5th grade, while playing with pellet guns, a rock shot up off of the ground and hit some of his teeth. This broke a tooth off and cracked multiple others. 

Now, being the mature 5th graders that they were, naturally they hid this information from their parents to avoid getting in trouble. And by “getting in trouble” we mean having to go to the dentist to get the teeth fixed. 

Over the years, Chris formed his smile to hide the broken tooth so that nobody could see it. Eventually, the cracked teeth couldn’t manage to hold on any longer and the tooth broke off, too. Now, still being the mature and sophisticated child that he was, rather than fessing up to his parents to get his teeth fixed,


You must be really scared of the dentist to decide that filing your teeth down would be less painful than having a medically trained professional help…

Teeth have active nerves inside of them and for the nerve to be exposed is some intense pain. Now, having all of your nerves exposed on your teeth and continuing to file it down.. feeling all of the nerve.. That’s where the high pain tolerance has got to kick in.


After more than 15 years of suffering the consequences of his childhood “maturity,” he didn’t want to live like that anymore. He needed to do something to fix his teeth and he needed to do it FAST. But he still didn’t know where to start, so he continued to put it off.

Until one day, Chris was playing a game on his phone. You know, the kind with bricks that you stack perfectly together to win? Yeah, that game. And an ad kept popping up for Nuvia Dental Implant Center in Salt Lake City, so he decided to give Nuvia a chance. 

Once he was welcomed to the office by the kind team in Salt Lake, he was no longer afraid to come to the dentist. In fact, he wished he would have come in sooner! 

It was quite a shock for him to learn that it’s a lot less painful to come to Nuvia than it is to file down your own teeth!

After learning about what dental implants are, Chris accepted treatment and was even involved in the entire process of designing his smile. He was able to pick the shape and shade of his teeth, and then just a few days later he came back for surgery.

Now, surgery day at Nuvia is a very calm and smooth day. You will come first thing in the morning and take a nap under general anesthesia. Because you are asleep the entire procedure, there is really nothing to worry about. 

We want you to be as comfortable as possible during your entire procedure at Nuvia and we will go above and beyond to make sure that happens. 

The following are just a few things that you can expect on your surgery day with Nuvia.

  • Your surgical suite will be prepared with a reclining chair that you can rest comfortably on. 
  • There is a team of people there to help you, including a licensed anesthetist to take care of your anesthesia, allowing the doctor to focus solely on your surgery.
  • All of the equipment will be sterilized and thoroughly cleaned.
  • You will be given a sterile blanket during your nap that has been professionally cleaned. 
  • You will have a postoperative regimen designed specifically for you. 
  • You will come back the next day to get your brand new set of teeth.

All of this will be done without you having to worry about a thing. All you have to do is sit back and let us serve you..

Doesn’t that sound nice? 

Now, after Chris witnessed what we like to call “The Nuvia Experience” he got to see his brand new smile for the very first time.

And here are some of the things that he told us..

“Everybody in my family says I look like a totally different person and they don't even recognize me. It's given me confidence. 

I've taken more selfies than the Hollywood stars!

I feel like I can finally be part of family pictures now…” 

If like Chris, you have put off family pictures because of your smile, it’s time to stop putting off your dream of having a beautiful smile and to let Nuvia give you your life back..

Don’t waste another second. Get started on your Nuvia journey now.

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