As the old saying goes, a smile is contagious. At our Hybridge practice, we are fortunate enough not only to witness the joy that a new, healthy smile brings our patients, but also the positive reverberations that a patient’s transformation has on spouses, children and family life.
Conversely, family members can understand and feel the emotional pain that their spouse, child or parent goes through when struggling with complex dental issues. When considering dental implant treatment, there is nothing more important to those supportive family members than emotional relief and positive outcomes for the patient.
Colleen Moynihan of Rochester, a Hybridge full arch dental implant patient, recalls a conversation with her husband following her initial Hybridge dental implant consultation. “I remember coming home, talking about the Hybridge seminar, telling my husband that I couldn’t imagine investing the money into myself. Without a moment of hesitation, my husband was right on board and said ‘Who is more important but youm and your health?’ ”
Moynihan is very social, and having restored confidence — with the ability to smile and laugh freely — was a benefit that her husband felt was indispensable.
Erica Siciliano of Rochester watched dental implant treatment transform her father and, in turn, was inspired to pursue her own. Her father had Hybridge multiple implant restoration, and Erica was elated to see how confidently her father smiled in person and in pictures. Erica liked how her father’s dental implants blended right in with his other teeth, which made her realize her own smile could be beautiful and natural, too.
“If I didn’t go through dental implant treatment, I don’t think I would be the person I am today,” Siciliano says. “I was born with congenitally missing teeth, meaning after my two baby teeth fell out, nothing was going to come in. At a young age, I was made fun of for my missing teeth. It was hard, and often times made me not feel beautiful. After the treatment, I felt confident in who I was, and I have gone on to take leadership roles in college, and now in my professional life that I wouldn’t have taken on before.”
Erica looks forward to social gatherings that she and her father can now enjoy. “I am getting married in October, and I am not scared to smile big for the camera. To be able to feel confident and beautiful on my wedding day was important. I can’t wait to get a picture on my wedding day of my dad and I with our big smiles.”