My Dear Friend,
I have been a practicing dentist on the southwest side of Oklahoma City in a community called Newcastle for over 30 years.
Part of my job is continuing my education in the very latest solutions for my dental patients. I have been trained to do cosmetic dentistry by the best in the country. If you want to have a smile like your favorite Hollywood star, I can help you.
Let’s be honest…
Most of us just need healthy gums, teeth that chew properly and the ability to smile without being embarassed.
I pride myself in helping people keep their natural teeth and avoid bridgework and dentures. “Dentures are not a substitute for your natural teeth, dentures are a substitute for NO TEETH.”
I’ve seen people spend $30,000.00 on a new pick-up truck they will only have for three years. The same people are many times not willing to spend any money in order to keep their natural teeth. In most cases it’s an education issue. They assume dentures are part of their genetic code and they will have to have them sooner or later. I have patients who came to me twenty years ago asking me to start pulling teeth in order to prepare for dentures. With treatment and preventive care, these same people still have their natural teeth.
"True appreciation too often comes after the loss."
Loss is something I hear about. The interesting thing is that when loss is related to dentistry, the comments are seldom about teeth. The comments are about the loss of an aspect of life--eating, speaking, laughing, smiling, confidence with others… the inability to live life fully.
Although some losses in life are irreversible, if the loss is related to teeth usually there is a solution. And solutions are often not only able to restore the function of your teeth, but many times are more beautiful than your originals.
I love to hear about the thrill of being able to eat corn-on-the-cob again, or the forgotten pleasure of eating a steak at your favorite restaurant. Or the excitement of a lady who realizes she needs to break a habit of covering her mouth when she laughs, and has discovered she can "smile as big as she feels".
I love knowing we are not just restoring teeth, but helping people regain a part of life they miss.