Read Kimberly’s Story
What brought me to By Design Dental Implant Center near Bucks County, PA, was that I had been diagnosed with sickle cell disease, and I saw that my teeth were breaking down at an alarming rate. I started doing some research on the internet because what I was told by a dentist was that I could have all my teeth removed, but I wouldn’t have a smile for three months. I thought, in the times that we’re living, it seemed to me that there should be a better option out there. When I went online, I found a couple of places, but there was one near Philadelphia. That kind of excited me, and I called for a consultation.
When I got here I was greeted by so many warm smiles, so many warm people. I was amazed at how beautiful the office was. Everything was just right. What the dental implants procedure entailed was removing my decaying teeth and basically, putting in teeth that are all-in-one. It’s basically screwed into the jawline. It sounds kind of scary, but I don’t feel anything — I didn’t then, and I don’t now.
My procedure, I was extremely nervous that morning. I was with my family, and I was glad they were here for the support, but they day of the procedure, everyone came in — Dr. Mogyoros, Dr. Thaler, Rand, Pam, and Lindsey. Everyone was so warm, and they reminded me that it’s going to be a breeze, and they were right. It didn’t really hurt that much. Afterwards, I had a little bit of swelling, and I know that individuals have different experiences, but it was nothing. I had a root canal years ago, and that hurt. This did not hurt.
I just met an individual the other day who said to me, “Oh wow. Your mother must have given you a lot of milk. You have the most beautiful teeth I’ve ever seen.” I kind of smiled, and I said, “Oh, thank you.” It has changed a lot. In that confidence, getting my smile back, feeling comfortable with talking to people and not wanting to go, “Oh yes, sure, mhmm.” When I smile now, I can smile. That feels amazing. Just the other day, I actually started to tear up because I just was so thankful.
I have already directed several of my friends to By Design Dental — several of them who are suffering. As a matter of fact, so many of them saw me and said, “Please, hand me a card,” and I have several of them. I’m glad I followed through. And I’m glad — actually, my mother pushed me to follow through because she said, “Don’t give up on it.” I’m glad we didn’t.