I love being a dentist, and I love the way new technology (especially this new Facelift Denture) is transforming and expanding the profession. Just this week, I had the most amazing experience, a new patient who was so motivated and excited about how we can work together to transform her smile, her looks, and the way she feels about herself.
My patient, an attractive older woman, has had six dentures made in the last eight years. Trying, with no success, to find a denture that would function, be comfortable and look great. No matter what she tried, nothing seemed to work. Either the denture didn’t fit correctly or it left her with that “denture look”. You know the look, sunken face, droopy smile and thin lips. A look that unfortunately, made this otherwise attractive and outgoing woman, look old and act extremely reserved.
She had seen my interview on WLOS ABC Television, regarding the facelift dentures and called our office immediately. During her appointment, I sat down and took some time to get to know her; trying to get a handle on what was most important to her, and what she really wanted out of a denture. What I discovered, was that my new patient had a passion for life, and a desire to get back into it. She wanted to look, what in her mind, was attractive again, and she wanted to feel confident both in her ability to enjoy a meal with her friends and engage in conversation without feeling self-conscious.
Now when I say attractive, understand that anyone can give you straight white teeth with a denture, but unfortunately that is not enough to give you back your vibrant smile and feeling of confidence. What I am talking about and what the facelift denture can do is, in addition to giving you straight white teeth, it can actually restore the youth and vibrancy to your face, much like a facelift. For example, the intricate techniques give us the skills to restore your lips their normal position, we can reestablish the distance between your nose and your chin, and actually ease the wrinkles around your eyes and lips and get the strain out of your face. The extensive training we receive to do this innovative procedure, does so much more for our patients than just renew their smiles.
Which leads us back to my wonderful patient, and what we were able to do for her and for her smile? She walked into our office, defeated by both her experience with traditional and economy dentures and the belief that she would have to live this way the rest of her life. She walked out of our office, once again the vibrant, attractive woman she had always been, with a denture that not only fit great and was far more comfortable, but with a denture that gave her back her full lips, her youthful face, and beautiful smile.
Yes I love my job, and I love the new technology and the way it is transforming the dental industry. We invite you to explore the new face of dentistry; if you want to learn more about facelift dentures, CEREC, or the new advancements with dental implants, visit our website www.AshevilleDentalCare.com or give us a call 828-274-3882.