Dr. Everett Heringer is able to place dental implants and restore them with dentures in a single day in some cases. Dr. Heringer uses the All-on-4® dental implant placement technique to create a stable foundation for your dentures with just four implants. One of Dr. Heringer's patients, Lisa, has found new confidence after receiving her same-day smile.
Dr. Heringer: People come to me when their teeth are severely broken down. If they have to do dentures, they don't want to be without their teeth. What we've been doing for some of our patients, if it's necessary, when it's necessary, is we'll go ahead and have their teeth removed, and the same day they're going to put implants in, and they're going to walk out with teeth that they'll be able to smile with. We call it our same day smile or All-on-4®.
Lisa: They put four implants in on the top and attached a plate so when I walked out of there, eight hours later, I believe, I had a new smile. Same-day smile, All-on-4®. Well, now that I think back on it, I don't have pictures with my children because I would see a camera and I didn't want my picture taken because of my smile.
My mom knew it was going to be done, but when she saw the before and after pictures, she didn't know how bad my teeth really were. My daughter could never understand why she'd say, "Mom, smile," and I couldn't do it. And now I can smile on demand.
I would do it all over again. Well, let's put it this way. The only regret I have is that I didn't find Dr. Heringer 20 years sooner. You can put the nicest clothes on. You can have the nicest personality. If you don't have a smile, it's like part of your life is missing.
I feel as though I'm part of this family, part of this team. Just coming here for dentist appointments, who ever tells you they're thrilled to be going to their dentist? It's been an awesome experience. Now I only have one appointment left. I don't know, I just might have to stop in for a visit. I knew from the first phone call that I was going to the right place, and after I met the team, I knew I was at the right place. It's just been an amazing experience, a life-changing amazing experience.