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Well, I’ve been coming here for, like I said, probably close to 20 years, and everything’s been great. They clean good, maybe change out a old filling, make it look nicer, tell me the pros and cons of what they’re doing. But what I learned was back in, well, between the summer of third and fourth grade, I ran into Chucky Schmidt’s head on a Slip ’N Slide, and it damaged my teeth. The doctor got them straight, and then over the years, the tooth had died and had filled in. So I didn’t need a root canal, but it was dead. And then Dr. Pierce notified me probably about three years ago that, ‘Hey, your body is determined that this tooth is dead. So it’s getting rid of it by reabsorbing,’ and he goes, ‘It’ll keep doing this until it falls out. So we should probably think about what we’re going to do ahead of time.’
So after two years, I came back and say, ‘Let’s pull it, let’s do what we need to do.’ And so that’s when they put the implant in and then did a veneer on the tooth next to it so it would match. So I’m very pleased with how they handled it. The reason I wanted to get it taken care of is the older you get, the worse your body reacts to trauma. So I’m healthy, my bones are good. Let’s go ahead and get the implant in before, before I can’t do it. So I wanted it to take hold earlier on, so that’s why I went and did it. They basically matched what my smile looked like before. It might be a little lighter than it was before, but it’s basically the same teeth. You can’t tell the difference. It looks exactly the same as it did three years ago, before I had the implant.