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Testimonials
Implant Dentistry: Eat and Be Confident Again

Implant DentistryIf you struggle with the fit and comfort of your denture, your inability to chew food or your confidence in your denture - dental implants may be for you.

Ann O'Connor had a problem. When she ate any type of food, her denture would not only "float" and move in her mouth, but most of the time it would fall out completely.

"It made eating very difficult. I was very self-conscious and uneasy eating in front of other people and the situation eliminated a lot of foods I enjoyed."

Working directly with Dr. Birchenough, Ann had dental implants placed to firmly secure the denture in her mouth.

"The entire process took 4 to 5 months to complete, but the time and money invested in the treatment was worth every penny."

In a recent follow-up appointment with Dr. B., Ann indicated that she could eat all her favorite foods again - like steak, veal cutlets, salad, popcorn and peanuts. She also said that she experience no discomfort at any time during the procedure and she'd recommend implants to anyone.

Today's implants are, in fact, extremely predictable.

Most patients will consider their dental implant a significant improvement over either full or partial dentures and experience a dramatic difference in both ability to chew food and the confidence level gained from not worrying about slipping dentures, just like Ann.

If you would like to learn more about dental implants, we would be glad to evaluate your situation and develop a no-obligation treatment plan specific to your needs.
Case Study: Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain VeneersChris Devaney had tetracycline stains on her teeth for years. She always wanted to have a "whiter" smile without the stains.

"I asked Dr. Birchenough what options were possible for removing the stains on my teeth. I was very self-conscious about the way my smile looked and as a result, didn't smile or have pictures taken. After learning my options, I decided to get porcelain veneers."

"There were three appointments required for my veneers. The first was a consultation with Dr. B. We discussed my goals and the procedure required to prepare and deliver the veneers. We also chose the final color for my restorations.

In the second appointment, Dr. Birchenough prepared my teeth by "shaving" a thin amount of enamel from the front of my teeth. I barely felt a thing.

The first thought that ran through my mind when he handed me the mirror was "I've dreamed of this smile for 34 years! I couldn't believe the difference!"

"Since then, people have been asking if I changed my hair style or have I been tanning. Now I smile all the time and my self confidence is way up. There is no reason anyone shouldn't do it!"

"In fact, the minute I saw the veneers in place, and the incredible difference they made in my smile, I decided to get the bottom teeth done as well."

As Dr. Christine Bellomo-Delaney in the Chiropractic Office of Dr. Michael O'Connor in Victor, NY, she comes face-to-face with patients she treats. "Now I am comfortable greeting people with a smile and not self-conscious about getting close to them."

Results like Chris experienced can be the same for you. For more information regarding porcelain veneers, call our office or ask us about them during your next appointment.