Making a Difference, One Life at a Time
Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is proud to announce its Second Chance recipient, Ginger! Second Chance is about helping one community member receive the smile they deserve, and we are proud to make this a reality for Ginger.
Ginger, 37, is a mother of five and works full-time from home. In her application, Ginger said that she “would love to be able to smile and laugh without having to be embarrassed and look away and be able to eat everything and not be ashamed of my smile.” Although she describes herself as a positive person, Ginger still feels the pain of not having a complete smile. “I would just like to be able to smile and not [be] made to feel some way when someone says ‘how do you eat if [you’re] missing teeth?’ or ‘why do [you] look away when you laugh?’ [It] hurts, but I would love to not have to do that anymore.
Ginger will receive a full-arch restoration to help her confidence to achieve her personal and professional goals, including working in a customer-facing position.
The full-arch procedure works by securing a full prosthesis in the mouth using as few as four dental implants. This will permanently hold the teeth in place while also preventing bone loss, and there is no risk of these new teeth slipping, falling out, or causing sores because of a poor fit. Full-arch restorations are one of the most efficient, effective ways of replacing an entire upper or lower arch of teeth.
Thank you for your interest in the Second Chance program. The application period is now closed. Applicants will be notified once the selection process has been completed!
- Restorative Dentist: Dr. Christopher Dickes from Chris Dickes Family Dentistry