Patient Testimonials

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A wealth of bad decisions landed me in prison for five years. During that five years, I got into a few fights, got a few teeth knocked out here and there, and their remedy to tooth pain in prison is to pull the tooth. So by the time I was ready to get out of prison, I ended up having dentures. It lowered my self esteem. My confidence level wasn't where it needed to be. It just overall kind of made me feel less as a person, really. I got out of prison with dentures and got hooked up with a local doctor through my church that I was going to at the time. I'd met someone in the church and he introduced me to Dr. Praetzel as we looked at all the options to go through and everything associated with it the All-on-4 procedure just made more sense because it was a fixed fixture. I could get the pallet of my roof back and I could eat corn on the cob. I could brush my teeth. It was nervous, but it was a good experience overall. It was just nice, friendly people there. Welcoming, non-judgmental. I left with a smile on my face and with hope. It's like a whistle again. I can. I could sing songs with my kids, you know, it's just like I got my real teeth. I'll tell you, the magic of it for me is like when I'm standing in the mirror and I'm brushing my teeth with my kids. I couldn't have done that with dentures and I'm able to teach them. I have a three-year-old and a four-year-old. You know, how to brush your teeth and the proper way. And I don't have to worry about my dentures, like falling out because they're wanting to do what dad's doing. So from where I was headed to where I am now, this has been getting a new set of teeth is like a game changer because you always think like once your teeth are gone, you can never get that back. And so to have a beautiful smile again has just lifted me up in ways that I never thought were possible.