|A man named Stan from West Virginia called our office one day and said, “I hear you guys do great work. I haven’t been to a dentist in 20 years and I don’t smile much because of my messed up teeth. Oh, by the way, I’m scared of dentists.”
|We said, “Drop by our office when you are in L.A. for a meeting and we’ll talk.”We overcame Stan’s fear of dentistry with sensitivity, a gentle touch, humor and the caring loving attitude of our Boston Dental Care team. Of course using oral and I.V. sedation helped as well.
|Unfortunately Dr. Thein was only able to save a few of Stan’s original teeth. The idea of slippery dentures gagging him terrified Stan. He said ” I want to taste my food and I don’t want dentures to cover the roof of my mouth.”
|With Cindy, Ariana and Lisa (Boston Dental Care Staff) holding the patient’s hands, Dr. Thein was able to reconstruct his mouth by doing bilateral sinus bone grafts and placing dental implants and porcelain crowns. The dental implants act like tooth roots, and Dr. Thein was able to permanently attach porcelain crowns to the posts.
|This digital x-ray shows the dental implants fixed to the patient’s jaws.
|Ceramic restorations fixed to implant posts look and function like natural teeth.
|Stan returned to West Virginia with his new confident smile. “I can smile again and my bite is so comfortable. I can’t wait to get a steak from Ruth’s Chris Steak House!”