Cosmetic Dentistry Case Study - Lakewood, CO
New Year, New Smile
When Jaclyn contacted Lakewood Complete Dentistry, she was just coming in for a 4th opinion and price quote on extractions of all of her teeth and dentures. Although this wouldn’t normally stick out at as an unusual treatment option to our team, what did stick out is the fact that Jaclyn is only 29 years of age. She was dealing with several ongoing dental problems, and each dentist she had seen previously had made Jaclyn feel her only option was extractions and dentures because the cost would be too great to keep her natural teeth.
Dr. Vinnie's philosophy at Lakewood Complete Dentistry is to treat every patient like family and truly listen to their wants and desires and then design a treatment option based on care that's going to help them achieve their individual goals and have a healthy, happy smile for many years to come. That’s why, when he sat down with Jaclyn, he strongly advised that she save her natural teeth, because this would lead to a more functional and attractive smile as well as fewer complications down the road.
The Road to a New Smile
Needless to say, Jaclyn’s teeth needed some attention, but Dr. Vinnie was able to work with her and come up with a treatment plan that would address all of her issues at once and give her a smile she’s proud to show off. Based on Jaclyn’s desires for her smile and what could be accomplished clinically, a full mouth rehabilitation with oral hygiene changes, occlusal guard and fluoride trays were treatment planned to help Jaclyn keep her smile for years to come. Treatment performed at Lakewood Complete Dentistry for Jaclyn included multiple root canals, extractions, crown lengthening, core buildups, crowns and laser recontouring of the gum tissue.
Jaclyn’s Experience in Her Own Words
In the end, Jaclyn says that she couldn’t be happier with the results as well as her experience. Here’s what she had to say on Google about working with Dr. Vinnie:
“Dr. Vinnie is one in a million! I moved here a few years ago and have terrible anxiety when it comes to the dentist. From the moment I walked into the door him and his staff made me feel at home. He is great about explaining the procedures and the reasoning why you are having it done. He cares so much about his patients and their well being! I didn’t think there was such a thing as a “great dentist” anymore...boy was I wrong! I came in for a quote for possible dentures. (Because that’s the only thing every other dentist was offering to fix my teeth, I’m 29) After a lot of discussion Dr. Vinnie highly recommended that at my age that we save my natural teeth. He changed my life. Nothing can give you more confidence than a pretty smile!!!”