Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates is thrilled to announce its third Share A Smile program recipient! The program restores the smile of a deserving community member who has multiple missing or failing teeth through a full-arch restoration.
Christina, 44 of Euless, is a mother of two who has struggled with her dental issues for nearly 20 years. Christina began losing her teeth during her first pregnancy, causing nearly all her teeth to fall out and decay. Growing up as an Air Force brat, Christina’s parents rarely took her to the dentist and when she finally got her own insurance, the damage to her teeth had already begun. Christina has overcome a lot more than her poor oral health. Twenty-one years ago Christina was in a severe car accident that ended her career as a flight attendant. After the accident Christina thought she might never walk again, but 15 surgeries later, Christina survived and tries to live life to the fullest. Two years ago Christina lost her mother, she regrettably doesn’t have any pictures of them and doesn’t want her own children to miss out on cherished memories with their mother smiling. She wrote in her application that “I have the drive and desire to make it through this. … I try to use my situation, even now as a learning tool. I want people, especially my children to know what will happen if you do not take care of your oral health.”
Full-arch restoration is a more efficient way of restoring many missing teeth while utilizing dental implants. During treatment, our oral surgeons will use as few as four dental implants to support the placement of your new teeth. Using dental implants as a base eliminates the need for adhesives to keep the denture in place and prevents it from shifting and causing discomfort. The treatment helps those who receive it eat, speak, and smile with confidence!