My name is Sheila Penner and before my dental implants I was wearing dentures for approximately three years. I am now 48 years old. Those were the worst years of my life. Dentures did not work well for me. They did not fit comfortably, and I had to use a lot of denture adhesive to help keep them in place, which was several times a day.
Dentures made my professional and social life miserable. I was very self-conscious whenever I was talking or worse yet, eating. There were many very embarrassing moments when I would be talking very clearly one minute, then fumbling over words the next. Eating was a disaster on many occasions. The adhesive, especially with the bottom dentures, would come loose and made chewing very painful along with the thought “what if they get stuck in the food I’m eating and come out.” My worst nightmare.
During the three years of wearing dentures, the bone mass in my mouth started wearing away to the point where I had to make a very important decision. If I did not decide something very soon, I would lose yet more bone mass, which would have made me an unlikely candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants were the answer to my prayers. The procedure was done all in one day and I was able to go out for supper that same evening. They were amazing, just like real teeth. Implants have changed the quality of my life in so many ways. No more self-consciousness, no more worries. It’s like “off with the old, on with the new.”
Chrysalis and Minuks made this possible for me. I was resigning myself to having to wear dentures with lots of adhesive for the rest of my life. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for my new smile. You gave me a permanent solution to what I thought was going to be a lifelong problem.
Thank you Steve, Joe, Manny and staff for your wonderful care and treatment. You have changed my life.